Author: Brian Robbins

WalletHub ranks St. Louis high on list of neediest cities

The City of St. Louis is one of the neediest cities in the country according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The study showed that St. Louis ranked ninth in the country when compared to 182 U.S. cities across 25 key metrics to determine where Americans are most economically disadvantaged. The data set provided ranges from child poverty rate to food-shortage and uninsured rates. WalletHub Analyst, Jill Gonzalez, said cities who scored poorly could implement […]

BREAKING: Two Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Officers Shot

Updated at 12 p.m. with details regarding the age of the officers and status of the suspect.  Two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers were shot in the line of duty early on Thursday. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, at approximately 7:15 a.m., two uniformed Bellefontaine Neighbors Police officers were shot in the line of duty after an encounter with a suspect near the 10100 block of Bellefontaine Road. The police officers are expected to […]

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

STL County Police investigating shooting death of a man in Jennings

St. Louis County Police Department on Wednesday are investigating a shooting homicide in Jennings. According to police, around 8:00 a.m. officers from the St. Louis County Police Department City of Jennings Precinct responded to a call for a shooting near the intersection of Jennings Station and Switzer. Once on the scene officers located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound near an apartment complex at the 8600 block of Jennings Station. The […]

STL County Councilman Harder introduces resolution regarding city and county merger

One St. Louis County councilman introduced a resolution on Tuesday that hopes to put the voters in St. Louis City and the County in charge of a potential merger, not the state. According to Councilman Mark Harder’s resolution, certain legislators and other individuals are seeking to impose significant and potentially damaging changes to the governmental structure of St. Louis City and St. Louis County by having the two merge. Harder said even though he was […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

RELEASE: Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Missouri’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Governor Greitens’ decision to opt-in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders. We […]

Former 2nd District Democrat candidate blasts primary opponents

A former candidate who hoped to unseat Congresswoman Ann Wagner from the Missouri 2nd District blasted other Democrats as she made her exit. Last month, Kelli Dunaway dropped out of the four-way Democrat primary race stating in an interview with Daily Kos, that she had a difficult time raising money as the other candidates and stated that there was an establishment problem. “It’s a structural problem,” Dunaway told Daily Kos. “The system is set up so […]

Budget talks on this week’s agenda for the St. Louis County Council

The St. Louis County Council will sift through more budget housekeeping bills for Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Legislation featuring FY2018 budget items for such as park maintenance, highway capital construction, health fund, and special road and bridge fund and many others will be discussed at Tuesday night’s meeting. Also on the agenda is communication from St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, recommending legislation which was requested by the Department of Public to accept a donation […]

RELEASE: St Louis County Police Association reacts to McCulloch decision

“The brave men and women of the St Louis County Police Association are saddened and deeply disappointed by Mr. McCulloch’s decision not to seek the death penalty. Police Officer Blake Snyder represented the very best our society has to offer and he was murdered in the line of duty by a coward who represented the very worst. While we share the same thoughts as Elizabeth, Mr. McCulloch is the longest tenured prosecutor in the State […]