Category: News

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 […]

Fitzwater joins Eigel in push for tax overhaul in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is banking on the idea that his fellow legislators can see the bigger picture and be bold in an effort to reform Missouri’s taxes. And it seems that the Republican senator has now found a partner is his mission, as Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, has joined with Eigel, and will be handling the bill on the House side. The issues put forward in SB 617, […]

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 […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

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 […]

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric rate increases to three percent annually. “Historically, low-energy costs have been a tremendous advantage to the Missouri economy and workers,” said Berry, R-Kearney. “But every […]