MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) – In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
(WEAAD) on June 15th, the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) is participating in a number of events
throughout Alabama to inform seniors, professional caregivers and financial professionals to be on the lookout
for elder financial abuse, including potential exploitation by family members or caretakers. From the beginning
of 2019 until the end of this month the ASC will have participated in and helped sponsor eleven senior or
professional caregiver training events in Alabama.
Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and representatives from a variety of law enforcement, healthcare, and advocacy organizations gathered yesterday in Jefferson City to discuss the progress and next steps in the SAFE Kit Initiative. The SAFE Kit Initiative is an effort to clear out the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Missouri by gathering an inventory, creating a tracking system, and eventually testing certain kits.
Attorney General Schmitt launched the SAFE Kit Initiative in late February and appointed Judge M.
St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Deandre LaJuan Jackson, 27, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 228 months in prison for carjacking and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He appeared in federal court yesterday before U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White.
According to court documents, over a four-hour period between May 9, 2017 and May 10, 2017, Jackson committed a series of three carjackings in the greater St.
St Louis, MO (STL.News) – A group of five St. Louis-area coworkers now have one more thing in common — they collectively won a $50,000 Powerball prize after going in together to buy tickets.
The prize was claimed at the Missouri Lottery’s St. Louis office by: Lori Darrah and Lisa Schumpe, both of O’Fallon; John Hawkins of St. Peters; Tracy Judge of Maryland Heights; and Ronnica Laughlin of St.
PRATT, KS (STL.News) – Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commissioners met on June 13 at the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina to conduct their 5th public meeting of the year. There, Commissioners voted on and approved deer season dates for select military installations, and the statewide antelope season.
Passing 7-0, Commissioners approved deer season dates for the following military installations:
SAINT LOUIS, MO (STL.News) – Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN) today announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies, LLC, has been awarded a contract valued at $5.1 million from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to complete the rehabilitation of over 18 miles of 6- to 96-inch wastewater pipelines using Insituform® CIPP. Insituform expects to begin the project by August 2019 and to complete the project within two years.
Charles R. Gordon, Aegion President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract from MSD.
Silver Spring, MD (STL.News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes since 2010.
“The FDA encourages drugs to be made available to the widest number of patients possible when there is evidence of safety and efficacy,” said Lisa Yanoff, M.D, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
ALC adds five more 787-9s to its fleet of 56 Dreamliners
The 787 is the fastest-selling widebody jet in history with more than 1,400 total orders from over 80 customers
LE BOURGET, Paris (STL.News) – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Lease Corporation [NYSE: AL; “ALC”], a leading aircraft leasing company, announced a commitment during the Paris Air Show to purchase five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.5 billion at list prices.
“Demand for reliable, versatile, and fuel-efficient airplanes is at an all-time high,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.
New proximity fuze enables troops to defeat emerging threats
PARIS (STL.News) – The U.S. Army is retrofitting Stinger® missiles, produced by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with proximity fuzes to help counter the growing threat of enemy unmanned aircraft systems. The enhancement enables the lightweight, self-contained Stinger air defense system to destroy a wider array of battlefield threats by detonating its warhead near the target, while maintaining the missile’s proven hit-to-kill capability.
“The Stinger enhancement gives our troops exactly what they need – an affordable and effective way to defeat the growing number of enemy UAS targets in the skies above the battlefield,” said Sam Deneke, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announces 27 appointments to various boards, commissions, and county office vacancies.
Dr. Sam Alexander, of Fair Play, was appointed to the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
Dr. Alexander is an Emergency Physician at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, a Director of the Marshfield District Fire and Rescue, and an active farmer in Cedar County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Medical Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine.