Day: May 4, 2018

Greitens’ defense team requests trial by judge again due to ‘constant negative publicity’

The defense team representing Governor Eric Greitens is again asking the judge presiding over his criminal invasion of privacy case to waive a jury trial. In a 14-page motion made on behalf of Greitens Friday, defense lawyers pleaded with St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to issue a bench trial. “Gov. Eric Greitens was hopeful that a fair and impartial jury could be impaneled. However, the constant negative publicity about Gov. Greitens has destroyed any […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo chosen as nations “best zoo”

Sea Lion Sound voted “Best Zoo Exhibit” The Saint Louis Zoo was chosen for the second year in a row as the top winner in the “Best Zoo” category of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest sponsored by USA TODAY. Sea Lion Sound also won “Best Zoo Exhibit” in a separate poll. The Zoo and Sea Lion Sound were among 20 nominated U.S. zoos and zoo exhibits, all accredited by the Association of Zoos and […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Announces Winners of the 2018 Senior Service Awards

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson announced the winners for the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award. The award promotes and highlights the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide to their local communities. This year, 90 winners were chosen from 152 nominees, representing 77 counties across Missouri. “I am pleased to see so many seniors across our state being recognized for their volunteerism,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. “This year, we had a record number of winners […]

Schnucks to host two Hiring Fairs for St. Louis Metro Area Stores

St. Louis-based grocery store, Schnucks Markets, Inc. will be hosting two job fairs for all St. Louis metro area stores starting next week. According to the grocery store, the company plans to hire on the spot for a variety of union positions which will offer flexible schedules, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages and health benefits and other perks. The company will host one of its hiring fairs in Missouri on Monday, May 7, at 8 […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens honors outstanding state employees

Governor Eric Greitens honored 38 Missouri state employees at a celebration at the Governor’s Mansion. Honorees included August 2016 through April 2018 Missouri State Employees of the Month and 2017 Missouri State Employee Award of Distinction recipients. The Award of Distinction is given to individuals or groups who go above and beyond their normal job duties in the categories of heroism, human relations, innovation, leadership, and public service. In addition to award recipients and their […]

RELEASE: State of Missouri announces strategic management priorities

The State of Missouri released a new webpage that provides the strategic management priorities for the State’s 16 Cabinet departments. These priorities include the first set of change initiatives each department is pursuing to improve performance for the citizens of Missouri. Governor Eric Greitens said: “Our departments are seeing better results with less taxpayer money. Government is more focused, less expensive, and working better for the people, because of new, strong professional management.” “Like any […]

RELEASE: Cardinals 2018 Hall of Fame induction class to be announced Friday on FOX Sports Midwest

The fifth elected St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame induction class will be revealed on FOX Sports Midwest in a 30-minute special on Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m. CT. FOX Sports Midwest play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin hosts the show, joined by Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. Fans selected two players for induction from a ballot composed of Vince Coleman, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Ray Lankford, Scott Rolen, Lee Smith and John Tudor. In addition, […]

Special session to consider Greitens impeachment becomes a reality

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Legislature will be headed to a special session to hold possible impeachment hearings against Republican Gov. Eric Greitens starting May 18th. In a historic move, and just one day after the release of a second report by the House’s Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the Missouri House gathered 138 signatures to call themselves into special session. Members of the Missouri Senate […]