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Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Ken Zellers as Acting-Director of Department of Revenue

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Ken Zellers as the Acting-Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. On Thursday, the Governor received a letter of resignation from Joel Walters, Director of Revenue, stating his last day at the department will be Friday, March 22, which will help to ensure enough … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Ken Zellers as Acting-Director of Department of Revenue

Business News: Lockheed Martin Names Kenneth R. Possenriede Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

BETHESDA, MD – Lockheed Martin‘s board of directors has approved the appointment of Kenneth R. Possenriede, 58, as executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Bruce L. Tanner, who intends to retire in mid-2019.  Possenriede’s appointment is effective Feb. 11, 2019. “I’d like to thank Bruce for his significant contributions to our corporation’s success … Continue reading Business News: Lockheed Martin Names Kenneth R. Possenriede Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

NEW DELHI | ‘A case of misdirected adventure:’ Tribesmen kill American

NEW DELHI — The first time American John Allen Chau made it to the remote North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish. He interacted with some of the tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and are known for attacking anyone … Continue reading NEW DELHI | ‘A case of misdirected adventure:’ Tribesmen kill American

NEW DELHI | India removes investigative agency head amid probe of deputy

NEW DELHI — The government of India placed the director of the federal investigative agency and his deputy on leave on Wednesday days after the agency filed a case against the deputy alleging that he took bribes to settle a money laundering case. A government appointment committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out … Continue reading NEW DELHI | India removes investigative agency head amid probe of deputy

BEIJING | Release of film featuring fallen Chinese celebrity Fan nixed

BEIJING — The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film’s release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26. However, director Xiao Feng posted … Continue reading BEIJING | Release of film featuring fallen Chinese celebrity Fan nixed

NEW YORK | Coogler to return as writer-director of ‘Black Panther 2’

NEW YORK  — Ryan Coogler isn’t leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to “Black Panther.” A person close to the production who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to announce the deal confirmed Coogler’s return to the Marvel franchise on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter first reported Coogler’s widely expected involvement in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Coogler to return as writer-director of ‘Black Panther 2’

Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Announces Colonel Sandra Karsten as Director of the Department of Public Safety

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson announced Colonel Sandra Karsten as Director of the Department of Public Safety.  Prior to her appointment, Karsten served 33 years at the Missouri Highway Patrol. “Colonel Karsten is an exemplary public servant, and throughout her 33-year law enforcement career, she’s demonstrated the professionalism and integrity for which … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Mike Parson Announces Colonel Sandra Karsten as Director of the Department of Public Safety

NEW YORK | Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex abuse charge

NEW YORK — A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accused of grabbing a woman’s behind and was arrested on Friday on a sex abuse charge, police said. Dr. Thomas Frieden was awaiting a court appearance on Friday in connection with what happened on Oct. 20, 2017, at his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-CDC director Thomas Frieden arrested on sex abuse charge

DETROIT | Pistons hire Polinsky as director of player personnel

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel. The team announced the move Saturday. The Pistons also announced they had signed second-round draft pick Bruce Brown Jr. and waived guard Dwight Buycks. Polinsky comes to the Pistons from the Brooklyn Nets. He spent the last 19 seasons with them … Continue reading DETROIT | Pistons hire Polinsky as director of player personnel

South African triathlete severely injured in saw attack

JOHANNESBURG /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Assailants in South Africa attacked a top national triathlete who was cycling to a training session and cut into his legs with a blunt saw, causing severe injuries, an athletic director said Wednesday. Mhlengi Gwala, 27, was undergoing surgery after the attack which occurred before dawn on Tuesday in … Continue reading South African triathlete severely injured in saw attack

Director Ridley Scott to be honored by British film academy

LONDON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “Blade Runner” director Ridley Scott is to receive the British Academy Film Awards’ highest honor. The academy announced Wednesday that the 80-year-old filmmaker will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at the British academy awards ceremony next month. Scott’s films include “Alien,” ”Thelma and Louise” and “Gladiator.” His latest release is kidnap drama “All … Continue reading Director Ridley Scott to be honored by British film academy

Michigan St athletic director retires over Nassar sex abuse

EAST LANSING, Mich. /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Michigan State University’s athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis, who had been in the job for 10 years, disclosed the move during a meeting … Continue reading Michigan St athletic director retires over Nassar sex abuse

The Latest: WH budget director addresses shutdown prospects

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 10:25 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is putting the chances of a government shutdown at “between 50 and 60 percent.” Mulvaney spoke to reporters at the White House Friday as the prospect of a shutdown loomed. He said he … Continue reading The Latest: WH budget director addresses shutdown prospects

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast

LOS ANGELES /January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — With the American Film Institute’s annual luncheon Friday recognizing the best in film and television, Hollywood’s awards season is officially underway. The schmooze-y celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel brought together the casts and creators of 2017’s most celebrated movies and TV shows, many of which are also … Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast

LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in ’75

LOS ANGELES /December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman’s claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn’t be brought, even if proven. Although the statute of limitations has long … Continue reading LA police probe claim Roman Polanski molested girl in ’75

Firm denies Flynn texted its director on US sanctions

WASHINGTON / December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  An investment firm that once hired Michael Flynn has denied he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration indicating U.S. sanctions would be “ripped up” so a nuclear reactor project in the Middle East involving Russian interests could proceed. The firm, however, cited only one set of … Continue reading Firm denies Flynn texted its director on US sanctions

Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES, CA/November 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89. Ron Howard announced his father’s death on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He praised his father for the ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity. “A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting … Continue reading Rance Howard, actor dad of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

Governor Greitens announced new Dept of Social Services Acting Director

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/May 19, 2017 (STL.News) Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced that Steve Corsi, will be appointed as Missouri’s new Acting Director of Social Services (DSS).  Corsi is currently the acting Director of the Family Services Department for the state of Wyoming. Corsi has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.  Prior to public service, Corsi … Continue reading Governor Greitens announced new Dept of Social Services Acting Director

Redford says he’s retiring from acting to focus on directing

Film star Robert Redford says he’s retiring soon from acting to focus on directing. In an online interview with his grandson Dylan Redford, the 80-year-old star says he’s getting tired of acting. “I’m an impatient person so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take,” he says. He notes … Continue reading Redford says he’s retiring from acting to focus on directing