Day: April 9, 2018

Threatening Snapchat post causes false alarm at Clayton High School

The social media threat that prompted Clayton school officials to close the high school Monday turned out to be a false alarm, according to Superintendent Sean Doherty. School officials determined Monday afternoon that the Snapchat post was not directed at Clayton High, but a re-post referring to Clovis High School in New Mexico. The image showed a person with a gun and referenced the acronym “CHS”. “We have since determined that the post was not a […]

Clayton police warn of gift card scam circulating around the city

Clayton Police announced recently that a number of scams are taking place designed to gather up important and private information from people via phones and fake gift cards. Since the beginning of the year, the Clayton Police Department has investigated three cases in which the victim was contacted via phone call, text message, email or social media and was instructed to purchase a specific amount of gift cards in order to eliminate a debt or […]

First Lady breaks silence on scandal, disputes timeline of mistress’ ex-husband

Missouri’s First Lady also receives ISA book award for ‘Dictators and Their Secret Policy’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For the first time since the affair between Gov. Eric Greitens and his hairdresser became public knowledge in January, Sheena Greitens has directly addressed the allegations against her husband. In a letter to the House investigative committee obtained by the Washington Examiner, Missouri’s First Lady says she was stalked by the now ex-husband of the governor’s mistress and […]

STL County Council to vote on legislation that would raise the requirements for county’s animal shelter director

Feature image by Dave Parker The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may finally vote on legislation that would require the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian. The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the recently removed Director Beth Vesco-Mock, who wasn’t a veterinarian.  During various public forums at St. Louis County Council […]

RELEASE: Blunt announces $100 Million in grant funding for Missouri disaster recovery and mitigation efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Missouri will receive a total of more than $100 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in areas impacted by historic flooding, and to strengthen critical infrastructure to reduce the potential for future damages. “Many communities in Missouri still haven’t fully recovered from the costly flood-related damage they’ve experienced over the […]

RELEASE: Capitol Crime Victims’ Rights Week and ceremony on Friday honor crime victims and advocates for efforts to support all victims

JEFFERSON CITY — This week, Missouri is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by calling attention to the programs and services that support victims and the state’s continuing efforts to reduce crime. “The best way to fight crime is to prevent it with the assistance of our law enforcement partners, community groups and organizations that support victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and all crimes,” Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said. “Our department […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo marks its 33rd annual Make Tracks Through the Zoo

Kick up some dust for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Make Tracks Through the Zoo—now in its 33rd year. The race is set to run at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018. For the first time ever, participants will run through the Saint Louis Zoo in this USATF-certified course. The new course through the Zoo and Forest Park takes runners and walkers past some of the Zoo’s most scenic features, including the antelope and giraffe […]

Krewson, Stenger ask governor to fill long vacated Bi-State Development Board seat

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board. Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired. The main […]

Clayton High School closed Monday due to Snapchat threat

Clayton High School will be closed Monday following a shooting threat posted Sunday on Snapchat by a Clayton student, school officials said. The school district posted a notice on its website early Monday morning announcing the high school, located at 1 Mark Twain Circle, would be closed. No other schools in the district will be closed, but officials plan to have extra police patrols at each school throughout the day. The school was notified of the […]

RELEASE: Spire to Host Earnings Conference Call on May 2

ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 2, to discuss our fiscal 2018 second quarter financial results. We will issue our earnings news release before the market opens that day and it will be available on our website at Investors.SpireEnergy.com under the Resources tab. To access the call, please dial the applicable phone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Date and Time: Wednesday, […]