Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mount Pleasant Estates has rolled out the red carpet for its many visitors.
Spring is breaking out with a vengeance in the wine country in Augusta, Missouri. The crowds are coming, and the wineries are prepared. The Mount Pleasant Winery is located at 5634 High Street in Augusta, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After 5:30 p.m., sunset weddings are held each weekend. Saturdays are booked all the way through October. Patch.com caught up with Ladue resident, Chuck Dressel, owner of Mount Pleasant Estates for a 1 on 1 interview. This is what he told Patch. Ladue-Frontenac Patch: What is new and different this spring? Chuck Dressel: “Obviously springtime is slow coming this year as compared to last year, and now its coming very fast. We have live music …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced MoDOT Director Kevin Keith's resignation today. Effective immediately, Chief Engineer Dave Nichols will serve as interim director.
Thursday afternoon, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced a change in leadership with the sudden resignation of MoDOT Director Kevin Keith who is taking medical leave immediately. MoDOT released details of the change in the following news release. The Missouri Department of Transportation will see a change in leadership as MoDOT Director Kevin Keith steps down and Chief Engineer Dave Nichols assumes the role of interim director for the department. Keith has submitted his resignation and will leave his role effective immediately, taking a medical leave of absence with plans to retire on July 1, 2013. Nichols will step in as interim MoDOT director for a minimum of one year, according to Missouri Highways and Transportation …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is kicking up enforcement this weekend searching for drunk drivers as St. Patrick's Day celebrations take place around the St. Louis area.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Troopers and other police departments around the St. Louis area will be taking place in enforcing the campaign as St. Patrick's Day festivities take place throughout the area. The MSHP made the announcement in a recent news release. During the period of March 14-17, police are cracking down on drunk driving by conducting DWI saturations in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes, the release stated. Approximately 205 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver in 2012, according the the MSHP. The MSHP reminds drivers that the …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here are the results from last weekend's Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. in St. Louis County. It was focused on cracking down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. As previously reported by Patch, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) took place last weekend in St. Louis County Saturday. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, wants to move primaries from August to June, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri State Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, wants to move primary elections for state and federal offices from August to June. Currently, Congress, the Legislature and many statewide offices hold party primaries on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August of even-numbered years. Lamping said his reason for the proposed change is because a June primary would give candidates more time to communicate with voters before the November general elections, the Post-Dispatch article stated. A Senate committee reportedly held a hearing on the proposal, but did not take any action, according to the Post. (Read the complete Post-Dispatch story here.)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that two winning Powerball tickets were sold for last night's drawing.
No one has stepped forward yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that two winning tickets were sold for last night's Powerball lottery. The AP says the winning Powerball tickets came from Missouri and Arizona. The winning numbers are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 with the Powerball number of 6, according to the Powerball website. Missouri Lottery officials say the winning ticket came from the Kansas City area. An exact store location will be released later today, according to spokeswoman Susan Goedde. “It is so exciting to sell one of these Powerball tickets,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, in a press release. “In addition, we sold two tickets that matched all five white balls, which means they each win $1 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Brother of Hollywood's Brad Pitt came to St. Louis to join the local World Food Day relief effort. He went 1 on 1 with Patch.com.
Doug Pitt is the owner of ServiceWorld Computer Center, which recently celebrated 22 years in business. ServiceWorld is a past recipient of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. ServiceWorld recently was recognized as the Springfield Business Journal’s Philanthropic Business of the Year. Some of his fame comes from being the brother of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. Although Pitt starts his day out at ServiceWorld, it gets interrupted often because of many philanthropic pursuits. Much of his time rests in the continent of Africa. In the Spring of 2010, Doug was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania by President Jakaya Kikwete. This honor was the first Goodwill Ambassador position…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
U.S. Representative Todd Akin's wife made the comments in an article published by The National Journal.
Missouri U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Todd Akin has remained steadfast in staying in the race as the GOP nominee despite calls from party leaders all the way up to Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney who have asked him to step aside following his comments about rape and pregnancy last month in an interview on FOX2. Now, in a profile by The National Journal, Akin's wife Lulli has stepped into the fray this time. Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.” She added, “Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.” She cited …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Patch prides itself on local coverage, but Missouri politics can have just as much an effect as local government. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week on the state political scene.
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Missouri Watchdog. McCaskill leads congressional candidates in out-of-state campaign donations Although Claire McCaskill is Missouri’s senator, they seem to love her in such places as New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. An examination of election donations shows that McCaskill, a Democrat, is the only Missouri congressional candidate who gets more individual campaign support from outside the Show Me State than from within its borders. Fifty-seven percent of the $6.3 million that McCaskill has raised for the 2012campaign from individual donations comes from other states. The next highest is District 5 incumbent Democrat Emanuel Cleaver, who has raised 41 …