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Urban Crime Summit moves to St. Louis for final two days

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:47 Published in Local News

   A four-day urban crime summit convened by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster comes to St. Louis Wednesday.

   It began in Kansas City on Monday. Scheduled participants in St. Louis include Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson and their St. Louis County counterparts.

   Other presenters include New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and law enforcement consultant William Bratton, a former top police official in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles.

Ballpark Village is hiring

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:43 Published in Local News

   Ballpark Village may still be under construction, but officials say they're already hiring.  

   Ballpark Village Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry told Fox 2 News that more than 1,000 positions will have to be filled before the entertainment venue opens next spring.  

   Watry says he's already looking for candidates to fill director positions. "Sales, marketing, director of operations, we have a facilities director, people who run the overall district," he said.  "And then by the first of the year, the tenants will be hiring all their people, the front line people, facilities people."

   Watry says anyone interested in the current openings can send a message through the Ballpark Village Facebook page or by emailing him directly at Jim@stlballparkvillage.com.  

 

MO & IL rank poorly on health care services for the poor

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:35 Published in Local News

   A new report gives both Missouri and Illinois poor marks for delivering health care services to low-income residents.  The Commonwealth Fund's scorecard was released Wednesday.  

   The report looks at 30 health indicators regarding health care coverage, prevention and treatment of low-income people  -- defined as 200-percent of the federal poverty level.  That's about $23,000 a year for an individual or $47,000 for a family of four.  

   According to the report, Missouri ranks 44th out of 51 states and DC.  Illinois does slightly better at 36th.  Hawaii ranked first among the states and Mississippi was last.

   The complete report, along with an interactive map, can be found on the Commonwealth Fund's website.

 

 

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