Category: St. Louis County

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 […]

Clayton Times Profile: Tim Pounds, general manager of John P. Fields, Clayton’s hockey bar

Hockey fans are a breed unlike any other. For hockey fans it’s more than just a game. It’s a passion. That passion deserves a home and there’s one right here in Clayton. Hockey season may be over in the Gateway City, but fans still have an elite hockey bar to catch a glimpse of the playoffs, even if the Blues aren’t playing for the Stanley Cup this year. The inside of John P. Fields, located […]

RELEASE: Chesterfield Hockey Association announces push to raise final $2 million to begin construction of new Chesterfield Valley hockey facility

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. /PRNewswire/ — Construction of a new, state-of-the-art ice hockey and multi-sport ice facility planned for Chesterfield Valley in St Louis, Missouri, is planning ground breaking this fall. Chesterfield Hockey Association (“CHA”), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, who will own and manage the site, is now raising the final $2 million (of a total $22.5 million project cost) needed to begin construction. This new facility will replace the Hardees IcePlex, a three-sheet ice facility that was […]

POLICE: Webster Groves officer assaulted during traffic stop

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on April 12, 2018, two officers with the Webster Groves Police Department were conducting patrol in the Ivory Crockett Park, located at 800 Bell, due to recent citizen concerns about criminal activity in the park. During their patrol, they located a suspicious vehicle. The officers walked up to the vehicle and contacted the front passenger during a narcotics-related investigation. Furthering their investigation, one officer removed and handcuffed the subject from the […]

RELEASE: Children’s Service Fund director to depart, Interim announced

Connie Cunningham, the executive director of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, announced today that she will leave the position at the end of the month to pursue other interests. “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve the residents and particularly the children of St. Louis County,” Cunningham said. “And I am proud that the St. Louis County Children’sService Fund is in solid financial shape and will be in the hands […]

RELEASE: St. Louis trial lawyer receives 2018 Women’s Justice Award

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that trial lawyer Maureen O. Bryan has earned a 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award. Now in its 20th year, the Women’s Justice Awards program celebrates the success of exceptional women in the legal field and honors those who are helping move the needle in their communities. Bryan was selected in the Litigation Practitioner category, which highlights women who have made […]

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 […]

Iraq War Veteran, lawyer Sam Gladney seeks Missouri House seat

Democrat Sam Gladney, a political newcomer who was a field artillery officer in the Iraq War and now practices labor law in St. Louis, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for the Missouri House District 87 seat. Gladney formally began exploring a bid months ago and said he wants to get involved in Jefferson City and fight for causes that are worth while. “I’m the sort of guy that likes to be involved when […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Calling for real leadership and new vision for St. Louis County, area mayors rally to support Mark Mantovani for County Executive

Mantovani pledges creation of new Office of Municipal Affairs Nearly 20 current and former mayors and key municipal leaders have jointly endorsed Democrat candidate Mark Mantovani for St. Louis County Executive, calling for “real leadership and a new vision from the County Executive.” “In regions throughout the country that are successful and growing there is strong, collaborative, and accessible leadership. Forward-thinking policies and projects, effective economic development, and sound decision making come with good leadership,” […]