Day: May 21, 2018

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: 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 Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

RELEASE: MetroLink work scheduled May 21-25

On Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25, from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station to accommodate construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station. Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience 5 to 10 minute delays during the single-track operation. Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.

RELEASE: PROMO celebrates no anti-LGBT bills moving or passing in Missouri

JEFFSON CITY, Mo. — The 2018 Missouri Legislative Session had the fewest number of anti-LGBT bills filed in recent years. Plus, this was also the first time in years that no blatantly LGBT discriminatory bills have even received a hearing. Here is a list of anti-LGBT bills that did not move this session. The language of the two anti-transgender bills included restricting public restroom or school restroom use by transgender individuals. These bills are and […]

Clayton Plan Commission to take first step toward considering renovation of Adzick Field

PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the proposed updates to Adzick Field at Shaw Park in Clayton. A local architect is pitching an alteration and exterior renovation of Clayton High School’s Adzick Field that would transform the 195,000 square-foot site into a multi-use facility replete with synthetic turf and additional updates to the entire facility. The multi-purpose artificial turf field will allow Adzick Field to host a number of high school athletic events, including baseball, softball and field hockey, according […]

Enterprise given naming rights to St. Louis Blues’ arena

For the third time since it opened in 1994, the St. Louis Blues’ home arena is changing names. In a press conference held Monday, the Blues announced Scottrade Center will become Enterprise Center effective later this summer. Enterprise Holdings, the Clayton-based company owned and operated locally by the Taylor family, has signed a 15-year agreement with the option to extend the naming rights for an additional five years. Enterprise Holdings also owns and operates Enterprise […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]

RELEASE: 500 Topgolf jobs now available in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today announced hiring plans for its 43rd location, which will open late summer 2018. Approximately 500 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and MISSION: Ambition auditions begin in three weeks. A Topgolf MISSION: Ambition hiring event is one of the most unique ways one will ever interview for a job. Cloaked in mystery, but full of intrigue, these events are Topgolf’s special way of showcasing […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones ranks among Fortune 500 again

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Financial services firm Edward Jones once again ranks among the Fortune 500. This is the firm’s sixth consecutive appearance on the annual list, which is published by Fortune magazine. Fortune magazine ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones moved up 27 spots to No. 376, with nearly $7.6 billion in revenue for 2017. “Edward Jones is proud of the growth that earns us a place on this prestigious list year […]

RELEASE: Ameren Missouri planning largest wind farm in the state

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Today Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, after construction, a 400-megawatt wind farm in northeast Missouri, the largest ever in the state. “We are excited to take this transformative step to bring more renewable generation to our customers,” said Michael Moehn, president of Ameren Missouri. “Adding more wind energy will help us achieve our goal to reduce carbon […]