St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Construction of the second phase of Ballpark Village is underway. The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies broke ground Thursday morning on the $260-million project. The 700,000 square foot mixed-use expansion project will complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most exciting streets in…

Missouri Veterans Commission Director Resigns

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The director of the Missouri Veterans Commission resigned Wednesday amid months of complaints about care at the St. Louis Veterans Home and mounting pressure for a change in leadership. New commission chairman Tim Noonan announced Executive Director Larry Kay’s resignation after an hours-long closed meeting that…

New Law Aimed At Combating Fraudulent Opioid Prescriptions

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation aimed at combating fraudulent opioid prescriptions by requiring drug prescribers to use a database containing patient prescription histories. The measure Rauner signed Wednesday requires prescribers with an Illinois Controlled Substance License to register for and use the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program. The database…

Independent Investigation Finds Problems At Missouri Veterans Home

Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO  (KTRS) Persistence by family members of residents at the Missouri Veterans Home in north St. Louis County appears to have paid off. On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced during a news conference at the facility in Bellefontaine Neighbors, that an independent investigation found “serious problems” at the home. The investigation conducted by the…