Author: Brian Robbins

C-SPAN and Spectrum to honor local student documentary directors

C-SPAN and Spectrum will visit a variety of St. Louis region schools starting Wednesday to celebrate winners for C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition. Both C-SPAN and Spectrum will celebrate students efforts in the documentary competition, StudentCam which announced the winners in March. During their visit both companies will present StudentCam certificates of merit to Clayton High School, Kirkwood High School, and Liberty High School on April 25. Since 2006, the public affairs network has […]

Clayton-based real estate investment firm acquires Lake St. Louis shopping center

A real estate investment firm based in Clayton has acquired a Lake St. Louis shopping center for $16.5 million. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Midwest Retail Properties acquired the Shoppes at Hawk Ridge in Lake St. Louis. The shopping center consists of around 125,000 square feet and five buildings with Lila Inc. being the seller and Pace Properties representing the seller along with Mid-America Real Estate Group. Citing Gershman research, the St. Louis […]

Eric Vickers, one of the region’s most prominent civil rights lawyers and activists passes away

Eric Vickers, one of the City of St. Louis’ most well-known lawyers and activists passed away at the age of 65 from pancreatic cancer on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of a man who took part in prolific battles in which he combated racism and bigotry within the area. According to the Riverfront Times, Vickers was born during  Feb. 16, 1953 at Peoples Hospital, an all-black hospital in St. Louis because his mother refused to have […]

Greitens blasts Gardner on Twitter claiming she ‘directly contradicted allegations in the House report’

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens took to Twitter on Thursday accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from withholding evidence and allowing her lead investigator to lie about it under oath. The governor’s statement comes after a tense hearing on Thursday morning in which his defense team accused Gardner and her team of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with […]

St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund director announces departure

The executive director of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) announced on Wednesday that she will leave her post at the end of April to pursue other career interests. Connie Cunningham, the executive director, who had previously headed the Missouri Family Health Council before working for the county, said she was proud to serve the region and is confident that CSF will be in safe hands after her departure. “I am grateful for having […]

Wagner blasts Greitens, states that he’s unfit to lead Missouri

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner took to Twitter on Thursday to blast Missouri Governor Eric Greitens following the release of the state’s House report on the governor’s alleged abuse. The congresswoman stated that she believes it was a unfortunate chapter within the state’s history, and that she believes that Greitens is unfit to lead Missouri. “This is a sad chapter in our history that should never have come to pass. Two months ago, after the disturbing […]

New legislation hopes to hire dedicated veterinarian at STL County’s animal shelter

After weeks of discussion, St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby will re-draft legislation that originally sought to put new requirements regarding the county’s animal shelter director position. Erby’s original bill required the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian, but after discussions with shelter employees the councilwoman decided that it shouldn’t be a requirement but instead the shelter would need a dedicated veterinarian on-site. “Some of the employees have contacted me and have said […]

STL County Council honors historic Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Amongst a sea of red, the St. Louis County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that honored the St. Louis members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority during their annual visit to the County Council. The resolution was sponsored by every member of the County Council, along with County Executive Steve Stenger. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on Jan. 13 1913 by 22 collegiate women on the campus of Howard University and […]

STL County Council to vote on legislation that would raise the requirements for county’s animal shelter director

Feature image by Dave Parker The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may finally vote on legislation that would require the county’s animal shelter director be a licensed veterinarian. The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the recently removed Director Beth Vesco-Mock, who wasn’t a veterinarian.  During various public forums at St. Louis County Council […]

Krewson, Stenger ask governor to fill long vacated Bi-State Development Board seat

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger sent a letter to Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday requesting that he fill a long vacant position on the Bi-State Development Agency board. Krewson and Stenger originally requested the governor to fill the seat back in August and submitted potential nominees to fill one Missouri vacancy and to replace four Missouri members on the Bi-State Development Agency board whose terms have expired. The main […]