Category: News

RELEASE: Nestlé Purina makes significant reductions in water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Earth Day challenges individuals and organizations in the U.S. and around the world to think about what they can do to protect and improve the planet. Nestlé Purina, a leader in pet care, is investing in innovative ways to reduce its environmental impact, helping to ensure a healthy future for pets and the people who love them – today and in the future. Over the past decade, Purina has significantly reduced its […]

RELEASE: Blunt meets Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met Rebekah Paxton, Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army. Rebekah lives in Harrisonville, Missouri. Blunt released the following statement after the visit: “Rebekah is a shining example of the best of our country. When her family needed her after her father was injured as a combat medic, Rebekah went above and beyond at home while taking on a heavy academic course load, […]

Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Greitens regarding the charity he started, The Mission Continues. Greitens’ defense attorney’s also asked Hawley to recuse himself Monday from […]

Fire crews called to Senate for ‘suspicious package’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Senate is back in session after being on lockdown Thursday morning, with members of the Jefferson City Police Department arriving on scene due to what has been described as a “suspicious package.” According to a statement from the Missouri Senate leadership, an unknown substance was delivered in an envelope to a senator’s office on Wednesday, April 18. “The envelope with the substance then came in contact with several staff […]

Greitens files request for restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General stole the headlines on Tuesday with his press conference announcement saying that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Gov. Eric Greitens. But in what some are calling a seemingly bizarre turn of events, court filings now show that the embattled governor has filed a request for a restraining order against the attorney general. The date of the filing, however, shows that it was filed the day […]

Senate approves one appointment to Ethics Commission, quorum re-established

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission is now in a position to begin hearing cases once again. The MEC had been rendered ineffective in mid-March when three of its members’ terms expired. But with a voice vote of the Missouri Senate on Thursday, the commission now meets the bare minimum number of members required for a quorum. The Senate gave their approval of an appointment by Gov. Eric Greitens, adding former state Rep. Wayne Henke, […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Cardinals homestead highlights (Friday, April 20—Thursday, April 26)

After a winning road trip in Cincinnati and Chicago, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for their second homestand of the season.  The six-game homestand kicks off with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (April 20-22) and concludes with three games versus the New York Mets (April 24-26).  The homestand is highlighted by six promotional giveaways, including a Dexter Fowler bobblehead and a Kids Yadier Molina “Player’s Weekend” jersey, and five theme nights. Friday, […]

RELEASE: Blunt announces new $10 million grant to combat opioid epidemic in Missouri

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), today announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Missouri another $10 million opioid crisis grant. This is the second year in a row Missouri has received $10 million in opioid crisis grant funding. “In 2016, nearly three Missourians died every day from an opioid overdose,” said Blunt. […]

Judge denies motion to dismiss in Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

By Ben Striker and Brian Robbins St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Gov. Eric Greitens. Although he struck down the defense’s request for dismissal, Burlison did grant the defense permission to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation, as well as K.S., the woman at the center of the […]