Day: May 15, 2018

RELEASE: Bauer gift establishes named deanship at School of Medicine

A $5 million gift from philanthropists George and Carol Bauer to Washington University in St. Louis establishes a named deanship for the School of Medicine. This deanship recognizes and perpetuates the distinguished leadership of the school’s previous deans. Their collective vision and influence are credited with the school’s preeminent stature and with paving the way for its future successes. The Bauers’ gift is one of many given to the university by the couple over the […]

General Assembly approves of bill aimed at improving breast cancer detection

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill that would add digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis to the definition of low-dose mammography screening has been given final approval by the General Assembly and awaits the Governor’s signature to become law. Rep. Dean Plocher’s HB 1252 would also require reimbursement rates to accurately reflect the resource costs specific to each modality and modifies coverage for mammograms to every year for women age 40 and over. The House approved […]

Governor’s defense proposes timeline, recommends committee follow ‘hallmarks of due process’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With the special session to explore potential disciplinary action against Gov. Eric Greitens days away from starting, the embattled governor wants proceedings to mirror a criminal trial. A letter sent by Edward D. Greim, partner at Graves Garrett, the law firm hired to represent the governor in potential impeachment proceeding; to Rep. Jay Barnes, the chairman of the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight; and the House of Representative puts forth […]

Shell companies’ may have been used to conceal Greitens’ donors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Emails turned over to the House investigative committee by Michael Hafner after a second subpoena reveal that “shell companies” appear to have been established to conceal the identities of donors to Gov. Eric Greitens gubernatorial campaign. In relation to the recent batch of documents, the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight will be subpoenaing information related to the creation of to LLCs and will seek testimony from William Scharf, Greitens’ current […]

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

Greitens’ lawyer files police report accusing investigator of perjury

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ […]

St. Louis County Police Department investigating homicide in Riverview

The St. Louis County Police Department is on the hunt for information regarding a shooting homicide in the City of Riverview that happened on Monday. According to police, officers from the City of Riverview Police Department around 11:00 a.m. responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Scenic Drive. Once the police arrived, they located one victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, a 31-year-old male, was pronounced deceased on the scene. […]

Former student makes stop in St. Louis during bike trip across the U.S. to raise awareness on the educational system

Adrian De La Vega is a man on a multi-mile mission. Two weeks ago, the former student from Indiana University set off on a journey to raise awareness on the educational system with nothing more than a few personal items — and a bike. De La Vega’s trek by way of bike will take him to all 48 state capitals on the U.S. mainland without any escort or shadow vehicle to accompany him. His latest venture […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision paves way for sports betting in Missouri

WASHINGTON — Missouri has the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports, following a Monday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred sports gambling in most states. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down in a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The law, enacted in 1992, banned sports gambling — animal races were not included — in most states. Exceptions were made for Nevada, Montana, Oregon, and […]

RELEASE: Coalition of Illinois utilities opens doors for diverse suppliers in 2017

IUBDC members buy $1.25 billion in goods, services from minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses Charter members of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC) spent a combined total of more than $1.25 billion on goods and services provided by minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses in 2017, a 7.8% increase over the prior year.  IUBDC was formed in 2015 to increase business opportunities for diverse suppliers through closer collaboration, technical development and sharing of best practices […]