Day: April 16, 2018

Greitens’ attorney asks for AG recusal in veterans charity investigation, Hawley calls request ‘frivolous’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorney is urging Missouri’s Attorney General to recuse his office from the investigation into The Mission Continues, according to The Associated Press. Attorney General Josh Hawley called the request “frivolous.” The Associated Press is reporting that according to a letter written Monday that they obtained, attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. claims that Josh Hawley’s investigation is “clearly compromised” because he has “predetermined the guilt of his own […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen vote against buffer zone bill

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Monday voted 15-9 against a bill that would establish a buffer zone around health care facilities, including Planned Parenthood. The board perfected Board Bill 34 by a slim vote of 15-13 in February but supporters were missing votes to pass the bill at two separate meetings just before the board convened for spring break. Four former “yes” votes did not to […]

Gearing up: Mayor Krewson announces launch of new bike share program in St. Louis

Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Monday that St. Louis’ new bike share program is now live and ready for use. “Bike share presents a great opportunity for St. Louis residents and visitors, whether you’re trying to get to work or to a meeting, run a few errands, connect to a Metrolink stop or take a trip to a nearby park or museum,” Mayor Krewson said. “By ensuring access to bikes across the city, we can improve […]

Judge to rule Thursday on whether or not to dismiss Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens felony invasion of privacy case said Monday he would rule on the defense team’s motion to dismiss the case Thursday following new complaints that the Circuit Attorney’s office was withholding key information. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison gave both parties a deadline of noon Wednesday to add any new filings relating to the motion to dismiss. Jim Martin, a lawyer on the defense team, said that […]

RELEASE: Blunt issues statement on military action targeting Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the joint airstrikes carried out by the United States, Great Britain, and France targeting the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons infrastructure: “President Trump, along with our allies, organized the right response to Bashar al-Assad’s horrific chemical attack. I commend the swift action on the part of all the military forces that carried out this mission. I support this effort and believe the president has […]

RELEASE: Theresia Metz appointed as administrator of Missouri Veterans Home – St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Veterans Commission announced the appointment of Theresia Metz as administrator of the Missouri Veterans Home – St. Louis, effective today, April 16. Metz will fill the position currently held by Interim Administrator Stan Smith who temporarily rejoined the Missouri Veterans Commission in December 2017 to stabilize and raise the quality of care at the St. Louis Veterans Home. As administrator, Metz will be responsible for the direction, operations, and planning […]

RELEASE: Cardinals launch #completegamer campaign to honor Bob Gibson

The St. Louis Cardinals are using today’s 59th Anniversary of Bob Gibson’s first Major League game to launch the #CompleteGamer fan engagement campaign to honor the first-ballot Hall of Famer who played his entire 17-year career with the Cardinals picking up more career complete games (255) than his franchise leading number of victories (251). “Bob Gibson is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. […]