Day: June 8, 2018

Jackson County prosecutor declines to file new charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will not file criminal invasion of privacy charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Baker stated that her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges in the Greitens case and that corroborating evidence for an invasion of privacy case was still missing. “I’m frustrated, but I also believe this is the right decision based on the facts and the law that we […]

Ashcroft, Hawley to join Missouri dairy farmers for June Dairy Month celebration

CONWAY, Mo. — Two statewide elected officials are scheduled to join Missouri’s dairy producers, their families, and allied industries on June 8 to celebrate June Dairy Month. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Attorney General Josh Hawley will be special guests at the Missouri Dairy Association’s annual Summer Classic field day in Conway, Missouri. “We are proud of the fact that Missouri’s dairy industry adds $2 billion to the state’s gross domestic product according to […]

City announces start of “School’s Out Café” summer meal program for young people

Mayor Lyda Krewson announced today that the ​School’s Out Café​, the city of St. Louis’ Summer Food Service Program, will provide free breakfast and lunch to groups that have agreed to offer meals to youth this summer. “​Even though our schools close for the summer, hunger does not take a break and we need to support families and ensure that children don’t go hungry,​”​ Krewson said. Free meals are available to young people ages one […]

Jefferson County officials warn of possible government shutdown

HILLSBORO, Mo. — Jefferson County officials are warning that a county-wide government shutdown could occur soon unless local lawmakers meet and find a way to balance the 2018 budget. In a press conference held Thursday at the Jefferson County Government Center, County Executive Ken Waller called for an emergency meeting with the county council at 6 p.m. Friday to address concerns regarding a budget amendment the county council recently passed after a veto override, which put the […]

The Muny Trolley is your ticket to a summer of laughter, drama, thrills and romance at Forest Park

The Muny in Forest Park is celebrating its 100th season this summer, and Metro Transit makes it easy to enjoy all of the sights, sounds and excitement of one the St. Louis region’s most popular summertime attractions. The #3X Muny Trolley is back in service this year to provide Muny-goers with direct service between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center and The Muny for all 53 of its scheduled performances from June 11 to August 12. […]

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestRock Company elected to Ameren Board of Directors

The board of directors of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) announced today that Ward H. Dickson has been elected to the Ameren board of directors effective June 7, 2018. Dickson has served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of WestRock Company since July 2015.  WestRock, a Fortune 200 manufacturing company with 45,000 employees worldwide, is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated packaging markets. He previously served […]

Senator Jamilah Nasheed requests MoDOT reinstate license plate readers

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, objects to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s removal of license plate readers (LPRs) from the City of St. Louis. The license plate readers were installed in St. Louis as a pilot program meant to last five years. To date, the LPR system has led to 149 arrests. Senator Nasheed is asking for the readers to be reinstated. “I am disappointed with MoDOT for ending this program […]

Governor Parson announces Christopher K. Limbaugh as general counsel

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Governor Mike Parson today announced that Christopher K. Limbaugh, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney, will serve as the top lawyer in the Governor’s Office. “Limbaugh brings proven legal experience to our office,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Not only does he have a wealth of courtroom experience, but his legal work on governmental affairs for the Cape Girardeau County Commission and his state legislature work with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys […]