Category: Feature

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 […]

Could Hawley investigate or sue Greitens over a texting app?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley is reportedly weighing a decision as to whether he should appoint a special investigator to look into the usage of the text app, Confide, by Governor Eric Greitens and his staff. Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that the Republican freshman governor and his staff used the app, bringing about a number of questions concerning alleged transparency issues, as the app deletes messages and prevents saving, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The St. Louis Zoo to throw 25th birthday extravaganza for Raja the elephant

One of St. Louis’ biggest celebrities will celebrate their birthday later this month at River’s Edge at the St. Louis Zoo. Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo will celebrate his 25th birthday by stomping on special presents designed by zoo staff on Dec. 27. The presents that Raja will be opening are filled with some of his favorite things, including cereal, melons, bananas, and popcorn. In addition, large trees will be provided […]

A retrospective on the 30-year career of the 55th Governor of the State of Missouri, Jay Nixon: Part 4

Over the past couple weeks, our publisher Scott Faughn spent nearly 8 hours with Governor Nixon discussing every aspect of his career from growing up in DeSoto, to the State Senate, as Attorney General, and his time in the Governor’s Mansion. More Missourians cast their votes to elect Jay Nixon as Governor of Missouri than anyone in state history. In the final part of our series, Governor Nixon shared his views on the events of […]