Tag: St. Louis

Drunk driver who killed toddler in Florissant charged

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Thursday in fatal Florissant vehicle accident. Keshawn Hampton, 19, was charged with one count of DWI-death of another. According to police, the accident took place on June 23. The attorney’s office said Hampton was traveling down a residential street in Florissant and while traveling higher than the posted speed limit he changed a song on his phone then struck a parked car. After striking the […]

RELEASE: MetroLink Riders to be Shuttled by Bus Between Three Blue Line Stations on January 20

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations for several hours on Saturday, January 20, to accommodate maintenance work to the light rail system. From the beginning of service until noon on January 20, MetroLink riders will be transported by bus shuttles between these Blue Line stations. MetroLink riders traveling through this section of the Blue Line should expect delays of 20 minutes. MetroLink Station Shuttle signs are located […]

Judge refuses to dismiss Rams lawsuit

A St. Louis area judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of St. Louis and the area’s sports authority over NFL’s Rams departure to Los Angeles. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Christopher McGraugh issued the ruling on Wednesday, which will result in the case most likely going to court. The lawsuit filed in April alleges that the National Football League’s Rams failed to meet a league relocation requirement when the team left […]

Ameren workers from Missouri, Illinois heading to Puerto Rico to help accelerate power restoration

In an effort to step up on-going power restoration and rebuilding efforts following the catastrophic destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Ameren Corporation will deploy additional restoration workers to Puerto Rico in January. St. Louis-based Ameren, which powers 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area, is sending nearly 75 line workers and additional support personnel as part of the effort. Beginning a 2,000-plus mile journey, equipment from Ameren, […]

RELEASE: Missouri Airbnb Hosts Earned $28.8 Million, Welcomed 289,000 Guests in 2017

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Missouri host community earned a combined $28.8 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 289,000 guest arrivals to the state in 2017. The 289,000 guest arrivals to Missouri via Airbnb represents 126% year-over-year growth. This comes as Missouri homeowners increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. There are now 6,300 Missouri hosts who […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Proposal to Repair Damage Done by 2017 Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed a bill to repair damage done by the passage of last session’s Senate Bill 43. Signed in August by the governor, the new law created serious consequences for Missourians. First, the law shields perpetrators of workplace harassment or discrimination from accountability. Second, it takes Missouri out of compliance with federal non-discrimination standards. “The errors in this law have created some serious issues for Missouri citizens,” […]

OPINION: Policies St. Louis should consider to support the working class in 2018 & beyond

By Michael Benson Bankruptcy Attorney, A Bankruptcy Law Firm, LLC The foundation of St. Louis is the working class. In order for St. Louis to succeed, the working class must simultaneously succeed. The last decade has left blue-collar workers struggling to keep their heads above water. Factoring for inflation, statistics show that a 27-year-old worker in 2013 earns 31% less than a 27-year-old worker in 1969. Family budgets are tighter than ever and there seems to […]

Luxury residences set to open up in the Central West End next year

A brand new luxury residential complex located in a historic district in the Central West End is set to open its doors next year. The Residences at Holy Corners is an eight-unit, 2,515 square foot, townhome-style living areas that according to the developers, feel more like single-family homes, due to its location on a residential street, multiple entries, and private patios. There are eight homes at The Residences at Holy Corners and will also feature two […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Gov. Eric Greitens makes statement on St. Louis Veterans Home

Today Governor Eric Greitens released the following statement, “If you care about veterans, this will make you angry. A Democrat State Senator, Jill Schupp, was asked about the mistreatment of veterans at the St. Louis Veterans Home. Why weren’t some of them getting their meds on time, or given enough water to drink, or left in dirty clothes? Her answer: “Sometimes things happen where a person refuses to take his medication, refuses to allow you […]