Year: 2018

RELEASE: St. Louis County urges caution during extreme heat

The St. Louis County Executive and Department of Public Health are urging residents to be cautious during the hot weather expected in the Saint Louis area. “Our region experiences extreme heat every summer, and it’s important to observe common sense precautions whenever this happens,” said Steve Stenger, County Executive of St. Louis County. As temperatures continue to hover near 90 degrees, the Department of Public Health recommends the following: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Spend as little time […]

RELEASE: Missouri Insurance Director in DC to meet with Missouri Congressional delegation

Jefferson City, Mo – Director Chlora Lindley-Myers of the Missouri Department of Insurance joined more than 31 members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to discuss insurance issues with members of Congress. Topics raised included health insurance market stabilization, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization, federal financial regulatory reform and billing issues with air ambulance carriers. “It’s important that we meet with our congressional colleagues to represent Missouri consumers and insurance industry interests, […]

House committee tosses out photos defense allege could be Greitens’ ex-mistress

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — During the cross-examination of the woman who had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens, the defense asked if her photos were on a website that was pornographic in nature. She denied the allegation in the deposition and the House committee investigating the allegation surrounding the embattled Republican governor tossed out the photos. In a closed meeting that took nearly an hour, committee members viewed the photos and determined they were not […]

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least $185,000 in television ads will begin appearing this week in support of Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing a felony computer tampering charge and multiple investigations. In a year where he doesn’t appear on the ballot, though the entire state House is up for re-election along with half of the state Senate and a U.S. Senate seat, the ads are set to appear as the special session is getting […]

RELEASE: Homeland Security grant funding opportunity for Missouri nonprofit organizations at risk of terrorist attack

JEFFERSON CITY — A late federal appropriation means Missouri nonprofit organizations considered to be at high risk of a terrorist attack have until June 4, 2018 to complete applications for a federal grant that would pay for physical security enhancements. A total of only $200,000 is available for the state of Missouri, excluding the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is eligible for funding through a separate federal grant program. The Missouri Department of Public Safety, […]

RELEASE: ATXI breaks ground on the Mark Twain Transmission Project

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) – has begun construction of the Mark Twain Transmission Project, a 96-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line and substation to be built in northeast Missouri that will bolster energy reliability for the region. Last week ATXI broke ground on the site of the Zachary Substation adjacent to the existing Adair Substation in Adair County, Missouri. The new substation […]

RELEASE: Senators Blunt, Lankford, Ernst, Daines applaud HHS proposal to redirect Title X funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Steve Daines (Mont.) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed regulation that would change how Title X grants are awarded. In this change, the health of mothers and babies are prioritized and it is clarified that abortion is not a family planning method. Specifically, HHS today filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

RELEASE: Summer zoo weekends and Jungle Boogie kick off Friday at the Saint Louis Zoo

Go wild on the weekends at the Saint Louis Zoo May 25 through Sept. 3! On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and on Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Zoo is open extended hours from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. for Prairie Farms Dairy Summer Zoo Weekends. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 15, for the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser, A […]