Day: January 10, 2018

Baptist church pastor charged with molestation in St. Louis County

A St. Louis-based Baptist church pastor was charged with child molestation, county police said Wednesday. Jesse Claybon, 47, faces four counts of fourth-degree child molestation involving a victim under age 17, according to police. He was ordered held with bail set at $75,000. According to the report, Claybon touched the victim over her clothing and had her rub his penis over his clothing. The crime took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 29, police said. […]

Bellefontaine Neighbors man charged with shooting two officers hires lawyer

The man accused of shooting two Bellefontaine Neighbors police officers last month has an attorney as of Wednesday, according to St. Louis County records. Jason Cook, 37, was charged with four felonies, including first-degree assault, a day after ducking into his home and shooting the two officers at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 14. He then held police at bay for more than seven hours before he was finally taken into custody, police said. Cook was set […]

Charges issued to Florissant armed robbery suspect

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges to a St. Louis man for holding up multiple St. Louis County businesses. St. Louis resident, Arnold Mason, 29, was charged two counts of robbery in the 1st degree and two counts of armed criminal action. According to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Mason robbed a Florissant GNC store on Dec. 1, 2017, then on Jan. 4, he also robbed the Dollar General store also located in […]

RELEASE: Missouri Trial Attorney Craig O’Dear Launches 2018 U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri trial attorney Craig O’Dear today announced an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to represent all Missourians in the United States Senate. If he decides to run, O’Dear would challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill in 2018 as an independent candidate. “Hyper-partisanship has deprived Missouri, and America, of effective leadership,” said O’Dear. “As George Washington taught us, the antidote to partisanship is independence. Our campaign would be […]

Schroer kicks off tanning bill with coalition of support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, announced his bill, HB 1260, to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning devices. Schroer was joined by dozens of supporters of the bill, including doctors and melanoma survivors. Schroer shared startling melanoma statistics, calling them “avoidable health care costs,” including that the rate of melanoma has doubled in Missouri in the last 9 years. Artificial UV radiation is named as the leading cause of melanoma. Schroer hopes […]

Gladney endorsed by Fire Fighters in HD 87 race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The race to become the next state representative for House District 87 looks to be heating up, with Army veteran and attorney Sam Gladney picking up a strong endorsement this week. The Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri and the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters both endorsed the Democratic candidate, saying “Sam Gladney gets it.  He is the right person, at the right time for the right job and we […]

RELEASE: MetroLink Riders to be Shuttled by Bus Between Three Blue Line Stations on January 20

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen and Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Stations for several hours on Saturday, January 20, to accommodate maintenance work to the light rail system. From the beginning of service until noon on January 20, MetroLink riders will be transported by bus shuttles between these Blue Line stations. MetroLink riders traveling through this section of the Blue Line should expect delays of 20 minutes. MetroLink Station Shuttle signs are located […]

8-year-old shot in North County, STL County PD investigating

St. Louis County Police responded to a shooting in North County on Wednesday that involved an 8-year-old victim. The St. Louis County Police Department from the North County Precinct responded to the 10400 block of Count Drive for a shooting, which also activated a nearby Shotspotter, a gunfire detection system. According to police, when they arrived they located an 8-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was transported to a local […]

State of the State, one year later: How did Greitens fare on delivering his promises?

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One year has passed since Republican Governor Eric Greitens assumed the mantle of the top executive in the Show-Me State and delivered his first State of the State address. Taking over the reins from former Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, the newcomer delivered a rousing round of promises to Missourians, echoing the very campaign he ran on. Our goal is to take a look at those promises and evaluate whether the Governor’s […]