Day: April 26, 2018

Missouri Republican Party seeks to remove four candidates from primary elections, saying they are not ‘Republican candidates’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Republican Party is looking to have several candidates removed from the ballot. In letters sent by Lowell Pearson of the Husch Blackwell law firm to the Secretary of State’s office and four candidates, the MRP requested that the candidates be removed from the ballot by the Secretary of State, while also informing the candidates that the MRP was refunding their filing fees. The four candidates in question are Scott […]

St. Louis County Police Association and fire union endorse County Executive Steve Stenger

The St. Louis County Police Association and Firefighters Local 2665 announced Thursday that they’re endorsing St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger for his bid for reelection. Stenger was joined by Officer David Machens and Matt Crecelius of the St. Louis County Police Association and Corey Hogan of Firefighters Local 2665 at the Cheshire Inn with both public safety associations endorsing the county executive. Matt Crecelius, business manager for the St. Louis County Police Association, praised Stenger’s […]

Former lead investigator in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case invokes 5th amendment during deposition

A former St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office investigator who looked into the invasion of privacy charges against Governor Eric Greitens invoked his fifth amendment right during a deposition Thursday morning. William Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to help with the case, refused to answer questions at Carnahan Courthouse, prompting defense lawyers to call for the exclusion of evidence, interviews and anything Tisaby touched in the felony […]

Former STL Mayor Vince Schoemehl on why he endorses STL County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani

Former St. Louis Mayor Vince Schoemehl announced his endorsement of St. Louis County Executive challenger Mark Mantovani on Thursday, stating that he believes a change is needed within the county. The former mayor stated the one of the problems that’s facing the county is that residents are vacating both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. “The leadership in the St. Louis region has to come from St. Louis County. The county is […]

Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa plans move into Centene expansion in downtown Clayton

Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa has requested a conditional use permit to move from its current location into Centene Corporation’s headquarters in downtown Clayton. According to new applications filed with the city of Clayton Tuesday, Wellbridge plans to move from its current location at 7620 Forsyth Blvd., into a 40,000 square-foot space at 7676 Forsyth, which is part of Centene’s $770 million expansion. The Clayton Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board is expected to conduct a […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis County Park Run/Walk on Sunday Benefits Adopt-A-Family and Pet Adoption

The 4th annual Saint Louis County Park Run/Walk will be Sunday April 29th at the Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Lake Park at 8:45 a.m. Same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. To enter, participants should bring a pet-related item for the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center. “We are expecting at least 400 people will register for this year’s fun run,” County Executive Steve Stenger said. “This is a great event for everyone, including […]

Judge denies deposition request of former Missouri Democratic party chairman in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled Thursday he would not allow Governor Eric Greitens’ lawyers to question the former Missouri Democratic party chairman. In a hearing at Carnahan Courthouse, Burlison turned down a request from Greitens’ lawyer Ed Dowd to depose Roy Temple over whether or not he made payments to the Greitens accuser’s ex-husband, P.S., in the past, following an affair she had with Greitens in 2015 before he was elected. Temple has […]

RELEASE: New Executive Director selected to lead Missouri Veterans Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — Following a national search and extensive review, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced that Colonel Grace Link has been named executive director of the commission which serves 485,000 Veterans of the state through the selfless service of 1,750 employees in seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and its Veterans Services Program. The Veterans Commission selected Link last evening in a specially called commission meeting that was conducted by conference call. Link, […]

RELEASE: RSI Kitchen & Bath donates hundreds of clothes to help vulnerable St. Louis children and families

Last week, RSI Kitchen & Bath, a local full-service remodeling center, concluded its Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive after receiving almost 20 large bags full of clothes from employees and the community. These donations amounted to approximately 500 clothing items, which will benefit FamilyForward, a non-profit organization supporting families in need in the St. Louis area. The donations will be recycled for sale and 100% of the collection proceeds are donated directly to FamilyForward so they […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens signs Executive Order expanding Homeland Security Advisory Council

Governor Eric Greitens signed Executive Order 18-04 Wednesday, making changes to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Council was last authorized in 2006, and is designed to ensure that state and local homeland security plans on terrorism and disaster preparedness are executed and coordinated efficiently. “We’re working every day to keep Missourians safe,” Greitens said. “This Executive Order will help ensure that every resource is available to protect families from natural disasters, respond to terrorist […]