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  • Ameren commits to reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050

    ST. LOUIS — Ameren Missouri is making it clear that clean sources of energy are important to their company. They are announcing their largest ever commitment to renewable energy. “We’re going to be building 800 megawatts of clean renewable energy and 70 megawatts of wind by 2020. We are also making a commitment of 100 mega watts of solar,” said President of Ameren Missouri Michael Moehn. To give you an idea, 700 mega watts of wind is the equivalent to […]

  • Three eighth graders steer bus to safety after driver suffers medical problem

    AFFTON, Mo. — You never know when you might be needed to jump into action to prevent an accident. Three eighth grade boys–Vernon Brown, Emilio Stewart, and Alex Fischer–from Rogers Middle School are being hailed as heroes for their actions on a bus. They managed to safely stop their school bus when the driver suffered a medical condition. “I feel amazing. I never expected this to happen. I’m just glad things went well, because they could have escalated,” Stewart said. […]

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers foreign policy speech at Westminster College

    FULTON, Mo. – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders received an honorary doctoral degree from Westminster College in Fulton before delivering an hour-long foreign policy speech. “Not only do we need to begin a more vigorous debate about foreign policy, but we also need a better understanding of what foreign policy is,” Sanders said. The former presidential candidate said foreign policy is directly related to military policy, citing 7,000 deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan in wars he voted against. Sanders said American […]

  • Rothman Furniture closing all six St. Louis area stores

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After 90 years in business, Rothman Furniture and Mattress is closing all six stores in Missouri and Illinois. “Every business has a life span and it may not be the one you want.,” said Jay Steinback, CEO-President of Rothman Furniture. Jay’s grandfather, Milton, started the business in 1927. Jay’s father took over in the 1980s before handing the reigns over to him in 2010. “While we’re profitable today, as we started looking three, five, seven years […]

  • CrimeStoppers offering rewards for information on casino robbery and property damage done by Stockley protester

    ST. LOUIS – CrimeStoppers is looking for some help in solving two serious cases that happened this past weekend. CrimeStoppers wants to bring these suspects in asap. Here are some pictures of the suspects wanted. The first case involves these three men who entered the Casino Queen Sunday morning at approximately 2:55 am. They were carrying rifles and fired shots during a robbery. An unarmed security guard was hit, he is listed in stable condition. The three men got away […]

  • St. Louis Zoo grizzly exhibit opens to the public on Friday

    ST. LOUIS – Starting Friday, visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can check out Huck and Finn, two-year-old brother and sister grizzly bears. The pair, which came to St. Louis from Montana, made a soft debut Thursday morning for a small crowd and displayed plenty of energy! “These bears are like children, we know kids are active and run and play. We’re seeing all those same behaviors,” said Steve Bircher, Curator of Mammals at the St. Louis Zoo. The Centene […]

  • Area leaders meet to make MetroLink safer

    Making MetroLink safer; easier said than done. However, the “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) that everyone involved in MetroLink safety signed might be the first best step. “What we were hoping to do was create structure to the performance of security duties and we were able to that through the MOU,” said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. Stenger, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern, Metro CEO John Nations, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson signed the MOU, bringing all entities […]

  • Enterprise able to relocate car fleet ahead of hurricanes, use vehicles in recovery effort

    ST. LOUIS – The largest car rental company in the world, St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, has been instrumental in helping out people effected by the hurricanes. The devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma has been incredible, with each storm affecting transportation across a large region, respectively. But that’s where a company like Enterprise comes into play. “In Houston, for example, we roughly estimated about 17,000 vehicles that we were going to need to start coming to state of Texas,” […]

  • Ameren Illinois utilizing drones in day-to-day operations

    Drones are becoming a part of our everyday life, so it makes sense that Ameren Illinois is using them in its daily operations. “If there’s a storm and trees are down, we can send drones in to survey the area and identify exactly where the energized lines are and before we send crews in there,” said Richard Mark, president of Ameren Illinois. Drones also inspect thousands of miles of poles, power lines and natural gas facilities, and provide a safe […]

  • Parson wants special session vote to expel Chappelle-Nadal

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Governor Mike Parson called on his colleagues in the Missouri State Senate for a special session to vote on the expelling of Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal for her Facebook assassination about the president. “I’m not going to be one of these guys that says something and then goes away,” Parson said. The lieutenant governor said his office has received tens of thousands of emails and phone calls asking for senator Chappelle-Nadal to resign or be expelled […]

  • FBI in St. Louis recruiting more women to join its ranks

    ST. LOUIS — Women are a vital part of the work the FBI conducts. The organization is looking for more women to join the ranks as they celebrate a milestone. I sat down with a St. Louis special agent to learn more about their search for candidates. “The biggest challenge has been being in a male dominated environment and constantly needing to prove as a woman that you can stand next to a man and do the same job,” said St. […]

  • Webster Univ. receives grant to help local educators with teaching English as second language

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – Teachers and students in three area school districts will benefit from a major grant to Webster University. The university received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train local teachers how to work with English language learners. “St. louis has been a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees, so that has helped increase the numbers, which has been a great thing,” said DJ Kaiser, an associate professor and coordinator for Teaching English […]