Day: May 29, 2018

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces resignation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric R. Greitens is stepping down from office amidst multiple investigations concerning sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations, though he maintains his innocence. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced that he would leave office effective Friday, June 1, elevating current Lt. Gov. Mike Parson to the vacant seat. “Today I am announcing that I will resign as Governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m.,” Greitens […]

St. Louis County Council overrides five of Stenger’s vetos

Five measures recently vetoed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger were overridden by the St. Louis County Council Tuesday. All five of those veto overrides passed by votes of 6-1 with Councilman Pat Dolan voting “no” each time. The measures ranged from raises for county jail employees to a measure which would put a cap on political campaign contributions — both of which were recently approved by the council. Three of the five were […]

RELEASE: Supreme Court of Missouri’s commission on racial and ethnic fairness invites community feedback about civil justice

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness is holding a public feedback session next week to gain the public’s input into Missouri’s civil justice system. St. Louis-area residents are invited to share their ideas, experiences or recommendations about the civil justice system beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Better Family Life Cultural and Educational Center’s Clay Hall, 5415 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112. The public is invited to share ideas for how Missouri […]

Greitens team must comply with House subpoenas, judge rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri judge has ruled that the “dark money” group A New Missouri should comply with a House-issued subpoena. Less than one week after hearing arguments from House counsel and the attorney for A New Missouri and the campaign committee Greitens for Missouri, Judge Jon Beetem issued a six-page ruling Tuesday morning ordering the two entities to produce the documents that had been requested by Rep. Jay Barnes and the House […]

Three other coffee shops to try in Clayton as Starbucks undergoes anti-bias training

At least one of the Starbucks locations in Clayton will close early to conduct anti-bias training Tuesday, meaning coffee connoisseurs will have to get their afternoon java fix elsewhere. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., more than 8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide will lock their doors to the public and sit down with their employees for “racial bias education day.” It stems from a racial profiling incident that occurred in a Philadelphia store last month when two black men […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine traffic fatalities, zero boating fatalities, zero drownings over Memorial Day weekend

Nine people died in traffic crashes over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 traffic crashes which included 124 injuries and all eight fatalities. Troopers also arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated and made 102 drug […]

RELEASE: Belden to participate in upcoming investor events

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that it will participate in two upcoming investor events. Specifics regarding the events are as follows: Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference in Boston. Henk Derksen, SVP Finance and CFO, will present at 1:15 PM ET on June 12. This event will be webcast and available for replay at Belden’s website. Deutsche Bank European Leveraged […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones and the Alzheimer’s Association® receive Halo Award for corporate social responsibility and cause marketing

/PRNewswire/ — Financial-services firm Edward Jones and the Alzheimer’s Association have received a North American award for their strategic alliance, formed just two years ago. The pair received a Gold Halo Award in the Best Health Initiative category at the Engage for Good Conference on May 24 in Chicago. The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer and employee engagement efforts. “We are extremely grateful […]

RELEASE: As temperatures rise, Missouri American Water encourages wise water use

With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Missouri American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and responsibilities. We are proud of the service we provide and want to be sure folks are using water wisely,” said Andrew Clarkson, […]

RELEASE: MetroLink work scheduled May 29 – June 3

Construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station may result in brief delays for MetroLink riders May 29 through June 3. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29, May 30, June 2 and June 3: From 8 p.m. through the end of service MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations during these times. Westbound […]