Day: July 26, 2017

Gov. Greitens slams KC Star, ‘liberal media’, on Facebook, defends spending on special session

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says when it comes to numbers, the Kansas City Star has it all wrong. In a Facebook post Tuesday, July 25, Greitens claims the Star used numbers provided by the Democratic Party, not actual costs that could have been provided by staff at the State Capitol. “Want to see how the liberal media works with Democrats to create fake news in Missouri?,” the post begins. “We called a pro-life special session to protect pregnancy […]

Phillips 66 in Jennings robbed, armed suspects sought

The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for two unknown black males who reportedly were armed when they robbed a Phillips 66 in Jennings around 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Officers responded to the call from 9301 Lewis & Clark, where witnesses said the two men walked into the gas station, armed with handguns, and demanded money. The suspects escaped with an undisclosed amount of money; no injuries were reported on the scene. The […]

Senate returns for special session, postpones vote on abortion bill

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day back in session after nearly a month off proved to accomplish little more than exercising oratory skills. The Missouri Senate returned Monday to continue working on the extraordinary session dealing with abortion restrictions, but after roughly two hours, the Senate is exactly where they began the day. The Senate did not take any immediate action on the SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, who […]

New Clayton library finally to be built, questions arise about streetscape

Construction is set to begin on a new, bigger public library in Clayton. The Clayton City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a conditional use permit for the new, state-of-the-art building. The Central Library is No. 17 out of 19 renovations or rebuilds to be completed throughout St. Louis County, funded by the passage of Prop L in 2012. “It’s a modern library, it will have a larger children room, a commons area with vending […]

St. Louis County Council suggest an independent investigation into county officers at Metro

St. Louis County council members want an independent investigation into possible misconduct by county officers assigned to the MetroLink. In a 5-1 vote, the St. Louis County Council voted to support an outside source heading up an investigation, rather than internal affairs, which St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar solidly stands behind. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a scathing investigative report that alleges county officers assigned to provide security for the MetroLink were sleeping […]

Burned out QT in Ferguson now the site of community empowerment

  The project sits on the site of the former burned out QuikTrip at the corner of W. Florissant and Canfield Green, just down the street from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed three years ago. The QT was looted and burned by rioters, and became the epicenter and landmark of protests that would continue for months. QT donated the site to The Urban League, which has been working to make it a […]

More butting of heads regarding pension changes for St. Louis County Council members

The St. Louis County Council has taken up a controversial bill that would roll back retirement pension changes that the council unanimously approved last year. Last November, the Council made adjustments to the pension fund for county staff that was meant to improve their benefits package and help retain quality employees. Then, the change was passed without issue, but some have voiced concerns recently, claiming it was specifically crafted to benefit St. Louis County Prosecuting […]