Category: St. Louis County Blog

Former STL Mayor Vince Schoemehl on why he endorses STL County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani

Former St. Louis Mayor Vince Schoemehl announced his endorsement of St. Louis County Executive challenger Mark Mantovani on Thursday, stating that he believes a change is needed within the county. The former mayor stated the one of the problems that’s facing the county is that residents are vacating both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. “The leadership in the St. Louis region has to come from St. Louis County. The county is […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis County Park Run/Walk on Sunday Benefits Adopt-A-Family and Pet Adoption

The 4th annual Saint Louis County Park Run/Walk will be Sunday April 29th at the Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Lake Park at 8:45 a.m. Same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. To enter, participants should bring a pet-related item for the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center. “We are expecting at least 400 people will register for this year’s fun run,” County Executive Steve Stenger said. “This is a great event for everyone, including […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Police Association & Firefighters Local 2665 to Endorse County Executive Steve Stenger for Re-Election

County Executive Steve Stenger will be joined by Officer David Machens and Matt Crecelius of the St. Louis County Police Association and Corey Hogan of Firefighters Local 2665 on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10am to announce their endorsement of County Executive Stenger. “I’m honored to have the support of the fire responders representing St. Louis County,” said Stenger.  “We are all working together to make St. Louis County safer.” Firefighters Local 2665 represent St. Louis […]

RELEASE: Former St. Louis Mayor Vincent Schoemehl supports Mark Mantovani for St. Louis County Executive

“Our entire region needs a County Executive who looks to the future. Our kids and grandkids will live in the St. Louis community we shape for them . . . or they will move to some other community, as have so many young people already. That’s why I support Mark Mantovani as the Democratic nominee for St. Louis County Executive. Mark is a visionary leader who brings a fresh outlook to the political arena, along […]

STL County Council delays vote on legislation that would ask voters whether they support a tax for Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

During the St. Louis County Council’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, there was a decision to hold a bill that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict. The bill sponsored by Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, was delayed because during it’s final passage stage there was a substitute bill […]

STL County Council could approve legislation that asks area voters whether or not they support a tax regarding Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

Legislation that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict is up for final passage at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The legislation, which is sponsored by County Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Brain scans may help diagnose neurological, psychiatric disorders

There are no laboratory tests to diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain. Doctors typically gauge such illnesses based on self-reported symptoms and behavior. Now, a new study shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) – which shows how brain regions interact – can reliably detect fundamental differences in how individual brains are wired. As such, the technique potentially could be used to distinguish healthy […]

RELEASE: Ameren Corporation First Quarter 2018 Earnings Webcast May 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Warner L. Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corp. (NYSE:AEE), will join Martin J. Lyons, executive vice president and CFO of Ameren Corp., to discuss first quarter 2018 earnings, earnings guidance and other matters in a conference call with financial analysts on Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Central Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time). The call will be broadcast live over the Internet on AmerenInvestors.com. Supporting materials for the call will be posted in […]

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 […]