The final job fair to fill open positions for Ballpark Village is being held in downtown St. Louis today. The fair is underway and will continue until 4 o'clock this afternoon at the SLATE Missouri Career Center located at 1520 Market St..
There is also be a security recruitment event at SLATE today and Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Those attending must have a valid security license.
Applicants won’t be hired at these meetings, but those who stand out will be called back for interviews.
Participants will be able to submit their resumes, as well as meet employers. Applicants should bring updated resumes and dress in business attire.
Applicants must pre-register for one of the Sessions through SLATE’s Skills team. For more information call 314-657-3519.
Doctors from all over Missouri will rally in their white coats in Jefferson City on Wednesday to urge legislators to rein in lawsuits in an attempt to control medical liability insurance premiums.
Doctors will take the day to travel to the state capitol hoping lawmakers will undertake tort reform and limit non-economic damages to $350,000.
The Show Me Tort Reform Coalition is supporting legislation that would restore the state's cap on damages that could be awarded for such things as loss of enjoyment and pain and suffering.
The cap was lifted by a deeply-divided Supreme Court in 2012. The White Coat Rally Day will begin at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow in the rotunda of the first floor of the Missouri Capitol.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri statewide tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday is being pushed back two days because of the recent winter weather and other factors.
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency says the drill will now be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The drill is part of Missouri 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through Friday.
March typically is the start of the tornado season and the drill will include the sounding of warning sirens. Residents are encouraged to seek shelter during the drill just as they would if an actual tornado was imminent.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that four lawsuits challenging Illinois' new pension reform law be consolidated.
The March 3 order transfers the case filed by a group of retired teachers in Cook County Circuit Court to Sangamon County Circuit Court, where the three other cases were filed. The court says all of the cases will be heard together in Springfield.
Each of the groups' lawsuits share the common claim that the new pension reform plan violates the state constitution, which says benefits may not be diminished or impaired.
Illinois' five public-retirement systems had a $100 billion unfunded liability when the Legislature passed the pension reform measure in December.
The bill saves an estimated $145 billion, largely by cutting benefits for employees and retirees.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Chicago man has been convicted of several federal charges for forcing two teenage girls into prostitution.
Reginald Williams was convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis following a four-day trial.
Police in Collinsville, Ill., learned in September 2012 that photos of a missing 16-year-old were included on the website backpage.com, implying she was available for sex. The website said the girl was 20 but police confirmed she was 16 at the time.
Authorities learned another minor female was believed to be with the 16-year-old at a St. Louis County hotel. Williams was arrested at the hotel, where police found both girls. Sentencing for Williams is May 30.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old Raytown man is dead after he was reportedly shot by a St. Charles County deputy while threatening suicide and displaying a gun.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Anthony Kovac died Saturday night. He was in the St. Louis area visiting his grandparents.
Sheriff Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn says four deputies found Kovac in a rear bedroom and asked him to leave the room. The lieutenant says Kovac was shot when he raised a gun and pointed it toward one of the deputies.
Authorities say the victim was intoxicated and had threatened to kill himself. The unnamed deputy is on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a one-day weather delay, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to Canada on a business trip.
Nixon was leaving Missouri on Monday to travel to Canada. He originally had been scheduled to depart Sunday but postponed that because of a winter storm that brought snow, sleet and ice to parts of the state.
The governor plans to travel to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto to meet with Canadian government and business leaders. He is scheduled to return to Missouri on Thursday.
Nixon's travel costs are being paid for by the Hawthorn Foundation, a nonprofit organization that frequently finances gubernatorial trade missions.