Day: June 4, 2018

Parson says he intends to work with current Cabinet members, considering options for lieutenant governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On his first official business day in office, newly-sworn in Governor Mike Parson chose to get the ball rolling quickly, meeting with members of the Cabinet and the press. “We’re going to be moving Missouri forward,” Parson told members of the media on Monday morning while meeting with Cabinet members. “We’re going to try and meet and make sure that everybody in the State of Missouri knows that government is going […]

Bayer confirms closing date of Monsanto acquisition

Bayer, the German-based drug and crop chemicals maker announced Monday its acquisition of Monsanto will be finalized Thursday. As part of the agreement, Bayer will no longer use the name Monsanto at its St. Louis facilities, which has been around for nearly 120 years. The acquisition, which was first announced in 2016, is worth $62.5 billion. After a months-long delay, Bayer got final approval on the deal last week for the takeover after having to sell some […]

POLL: Stenger leads challenger in St. Louis County Executive race

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger holds a significant lead over his Democratic primary election opponent, according to a poll released Saturday. The survey, conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of nonpartisan Missouri Scout, showed Stenger leading challenger Mark Mantovani, a lawyer and former CEO and chairman of the marketing firm Ansira, by 35 points — 50 percent to 15 — with Bill Ray, a real estate agent from University City who recently withdrew from the race, pulling […]

Clayton to announce launch of PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest

The next time someone in Clayton suffers from sudden cardiac distress, a new app may help improve life-saving response time. On Saturday, the East Central Dispatch Center will launch the PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The agencies, made up of the cities of Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves plan to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app from the East Central Dispatch Center at 7447 Dale […]

St. Louis County plans to feed 2,500 students a day with Summer Food Program

With several partnering agencies and a need to help nourish the youth of the region this summer, the St. Louis County Human Services Department is kicking off its Summer Food Program, providing breakfast and lunch to students. The St. Louis County Human Services Department will partner with churches, day camps and community centers and plans to provide 2,500 meals per day free of charge for anyone 18 and under. The program kicked off Saturday and […]

Missouri American Water conducting water improvement project on Hanley Road

Improvement work by Missouri American Water will shut down parts of Hanley Road between Forsyth Blvd and Carondelet Ave for the next several weeks beginning Monday. According to the city of Clayton’s website, lanes will be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane from Carondelet to Forsyth. St. Louis County owns and operates Hanley Road, while Missouri American Water is conducting the water improvements. It is estimated that lane restrictions will last for 2-3 […]

RELEASE: Customers save money and energy under progressive energy efficiency proposal from Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri is laying out plans for the largest energy efficiency program in state history. The proposed group of programs, detailed in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC), focus on: Saving customers money. Providing customers with more control over their energy use. Adding more ways for customers to participate. Expanding programs to provide energy savings for customers most in need. “Customers are going to have new, meaningful ways to save money, enjoy […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Police to unveil new Special Response Unit

Colonel Jon M. Belmar, Chief of Police, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, and the St. Louis County Police Department will be unveiling a new unit, the Special Response Unit. A press conference and meet and greet will occur on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The event will begin at 10:30 AM at 23 N Oaks Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri 63121. The Special Response Unit (SRU) will initially be comprised of 16 officers and operate […]

RELEASE: New mobile health screening van to start serving Metro Transit locations in city of St. Louis

Starting June 5, Metro Transit riders and local residents will have access to free mobile health screening services at four locations in the City of St. Louis. A Mobile Health Van operated by Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers will provide free blood pressure screenings and other health assessments to transit riders and nearby residents on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., alternating locations each week during the month. The first Tuesday of the […]

Despite Greitens resigning, House says A New Missouri must still provide documents as ordered by court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens may be stepping down, and the computer tampering case against him may be dismissed, but it by no means is an indication that the Missouri House will back off on their subpoenas for documents. A House spokesman on Thursday confirmed the chamber still expects the records to be provided. The documents requested concern the nonprofit group, A New Missouri, which pushed for the agenda of Greitens. On Tuesday, […]