Author: Brian Robbins

STL County Council still wrestle where Prop P funds should go to

St. Louis County Corrections Medicine staff at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday asked for a pay raise through Proposition P, after debate between some councilmembers and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger — a compromise will be sought. During the public forum phase of at the County Council meeting, numerous medical service staff requested that they receive a raise from Prop P because they believe their line of work is still a […]

STL County to conduct homeless count

St. Louis County officials announced Tuesday that they will be counting the number of unsheltered people who aren’t seeking refuge in the county’s homeless shelters. According to the county, the study is part of federally required Point-in-Time Homeless Count. The purpose of the study is to identify the homeless not staying in a shelter on Wednesday, January 24th. On January 25th, volunteers will canvass St. Louis County from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. to find […]

STL County Council to vote on Harder’s County Council time change legislation

Legislation that would change the County Council’s weekly meeting time could be heard during its final passage stage on Tuesday. The bill which is sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder would attempt to change the starting time of the meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder stated this would allow county residents more time to arrive to the meetings and voice their concerns about county government. “This is a bill that I brought up last […]

Former DOJ Tax Division trial attorney starts new St. Louis-based tax resolution firm

A former U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division trial attorney has left Husch Blackwell to start his own St. Louis-based tax resolution law firm. Mark C. Milton, will start MCM Law LLC with the emphasis in civil and criminal tax controversies, as well as federal white collar criminal defense. Milton said some people can feel overwhelmed by the IRS and he hopes that his new law firm could help alleviate complicated tax situations for his […]

RELEASE: Ford Veteran Jim Benintende Named AutoAlert Chief Operations Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AutoAlert is pleased to announce that its new COO is long-time Ford Motor Co. executive Jim Benintende. A Ford employee who started on the assembly line, he eventually became the first President of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) business unit. Benintende led that venture from its 2013 inception until August 2016. During that time, he oversaw a business unit made up of 67 countries and 3,800 employees. Over that period Ford’s Ranger truck production […]

Mayor Sanger delivers State of the City Address

Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger delivered the State of the City Address to both residents of Clayton and influential community leaders late Thursday. Throughout his speech, Sanger described the substantial growth of the city in 2017 and beyond, such as new high-end apartment complexes that were constructed, new businesses opening up, and the nationally recognized school system in Clayton. You can watch Sanger’s State of the City Address below:

Walton Gray introduces resolution that seeks to build community relationships with police

One St. Louis County councilmember on Tuesday introduced a resolution that seeks to create a community relations division that would attempt to enhance the relationship between communities and the county’s police department. Councilmember Rochelle Walton Gray said the goal was to create more open talks and relationships between youth and law enforcement. The program would allow more of a police presence within county’s schools to increase positive social interactions between police and local youth. The […]

Former STL County Police Chief officially kicks off his run for County Council

Former St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch on Wednesday officially announced that he would be running for the 3rd District St. Louis County Council position. Speaking to a crowd at Twisted Tree restaurant on Watson Road, Fitch, 56, explained that he wouldn’t be seeking campaign contributions and that he and his wife would be funding the campaign themselves. According to Fitch, he wants voters to know that he is completely independent and not reliant to […]

Time shift: Harder’s council time change bill moves to final passage

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday moved legislation forward that could change what time its weekly meetings start. In addition to that bill, the council also moved numerous bills to second reading that would improve or change how the county handles its elections. Councilman Harder Since last year, Councilman Mark Harder has tried to pass legislation that would move the County Council’s weekly meeting’s starting time from 6:00 p.m. to […]

Baby colobus monkey born at the Saint Louis Zoo

Things are going bananas as the Saint Louis Zoo welcomes a brand new baby Guereza colobus monkey within its care. The black and white male colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Dec. 29, 2017. The baby, who will be named by zookeepers at a later date, and his family can be seen at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. According to the zoo, colobus infants are born with all white […]