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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This year's goal was to raise $116,000, according to the Special Olympics of Missouri website, which also states $90,793 has been raised thus far.
Hazelwood West High School (HWHS) students and the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) took the Polar Plunge in 38-degree temperatures two weeks ago, and have come out on top and two of the top fundraisers for the event. About 750 people ran into Creve Coeur Lake for the 7th Annual Polar Plunge, on Feb. 23, benefitting Special Olympics of Missouri (SOMO). This year's goal was to raise $115,600, according to Jacelyn Diehl, SOMO area director. HPD was the second highest fundraising team for the entire event. Officer Dan Bridges was the overall top fundraiser collecting $4,000 for the cause. HPD had a team of 14 people that jumped in. The team raised $5,680 for the event, according to its SOMO website on plunge day. HWHS ranked fourth highest …
Monday, March 4, 2013
There were 53 people alone ticketed for not wearing seat belts.
Click It or Ticket was in full-force in the City of Hazelwood in February. From February 18 to 22, if a driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt, he or she had a very high chance of getting a ticket. That's because the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) participated in the Click It or Ticket initiative's enforcement mobilization. HPD ticketed 53 motorists for not wearing seat belts during the Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization, according to the City of Hazelwood. Click It or TIcket is a nation effort that tries to increast the amount of peopel wearing seatbelts. During the enforcement effort, officers issued more than 116 traffic citations including: 3 child restraint seat tickets; 31 speeding tickets; 29 other moving traffic violations, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A campaign kicked off Wednesday to expand coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Advocates say the move would cover an additional 250,000 Missourians.
Grassroots leaders and organizations in St. Louis converged Wednesday to announce a campaign to expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri, a move they say is critical for the state's working poor. During a press conference at Kirkwood Baptist Church, faith leaders, advocates and Medicaid customers called for Missouri to adopt legislation that expands coverage to anyone making 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Under the current system, Missouri does not offer Medicaid to single adults, unless they are disabled, and parents or caretakers with dependent children must make 25 percent of the FPL to receive Medicaid. (See PDF for comparison of current eligibility requirements versus those under an expanded coverage system.) "Missouri …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a rate increase request by Ameren UE that will add $10 to the average bill. Laclede Gas is also asking the commission to let it raise rates on its customers.
Running all those electric devices in your Hazelwood home is set to become more expensive when the New Year rolls around. The Missouri Public Service Commission has given its approval to a rate increase request by Ameren Missouri that will add about $10 a month to the average electric bill, starting Jan. 2. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. The Missouri Public Service Commission approved the $260 million rate increase for the utility's approximately 1.2 million Missouri customers Dec. 12. The actual rise in your monthly bill will be dependent upon your usage. The commission's …
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 …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The paper's political columnists, known as "The Fix," stated the Wildwood Congressman had "the most colossally bad major campaign of the 2012 general election."
Washington Post political writers are wrapping a bow on the just completed 2012 election cycle by taking a look at the best and worst from the campaign's advertising, and they are pulling no punches in their assessment of what was the worst. Direct from the Mouth According to Aaron Blake, Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan, who together compile the paper's column known as "The Fix", the first ad put out by Todd Akin's U.S. Senate campaign after the firestorm over his comments about "legitimate rape" in an August FOX2 interview claimed the top spot. "The ad seems to try and dismiss Akin’s words as a slip of the tongue rather than a fringe theory about women, and the moment, in our minds, deserved significantly more contrition. We’re not sure …
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 …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Both campaigns are in full swing as Nov. 6 approaches. Sen. Claire McCaskill remains in St. Louis with her critically ill mother.
With only 12 days to go before Election Day, the campaigns of Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin continue to duke it out for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat. Today, McCaskill's campaign released three new ads highlighting the difference between the two candidates on Medicare, minimum wage and the middle class. To view the ads, click on the links below. Meanwhile, Akin's camp released a statement blasting McCaskill for focusing on alcohol abuse and bar brawls in Afghanistan instead of investigating the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Quoting Rick Tyler, a senior advisor to the Akin campaign, the release state: Claire McCaskill claims to believe in 'oversight' and 'transparency' but apparently doesn't think those should be required…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If the election were held today, which Missouri Governor candidate would you vote for?
Three weeks from today the Missouri governor's race will come to an end. In a race you can't miss given the amount of television ads, voters across the Show-Me State will get a chance to vote for new, or old, leadership in Jefferson City. Incumbent Democrat Jay Nixon is taking on Republican Dave Spence for the role of Missouri's governor. The last time we looked at this race, Patch readers seemed to think Spence had the edge. In our poll, Spence picked up 64 percent of the vote to be Nixon, but that poll only had 17 total votes. In the last month have things changed? Does Nixon have your vote? Are you leaning to the new guy Spence? Why? Among the races in Missouri, this one seems to have less interest. Is that true? Are voters more …