Day: May 14, 2018

BREAKING: Greitens invasion of privacy case dismissed, Gardner seeking special prosecutor

The felony invasion of privacy case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was dismissed Monday after the circuit attorney’s office stated they will seek a special prosecutor to handle the case. The case was suddenly dismissed after both sides went into Circuit Judge Rex Burlison’s chambers, following the meeting — a spokesman for the circuit attorney said the charges will be refiled with special prosecutor. This comes after Greitens’ defense stated they would be seeking to […]

Jury selection in Greitens case continues to drag with 43 jurors moving on to next phase of questioning

The team of lawyers prosecuting Governor Eric Greitens have stopped looking for the photo at the center of his felony invasion of privacy trial, according to Greitens’ team. Defense lawyers representing Greitens said in court Monday they were told by the circuit attorney’s office Friday that they had sifted through about 16,000 photos during a forensic examination of his phone and information from the cloud, but that they did not have the photo. Defense lawyer […]

Greitens trial, end of session: What to expect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri is primed for an extremely busy week, so let’s break it down. Greitens’ trial Governor Eric Greitens was indicted back in February on a felony invasion of privacy charge, and now, for the first time, a sitting governor in Missouri will stand trial for a felony crime. The charge is based on the argument of whether the Governor took a nonconsensual and potentially compromising photograph of a woman he was […]

STL County Council to vote on additional funding for program that stocks summer schools

Legislation that would authorize St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of up to $2,000 in additional funding for the support of a program that helps keep St. Louis County day camps, childcare and summer schools fed is up for final passage on Tuesday. The legislation which is sponsored by Councilman Sam Page seeks to support the county’s Summer Food Service Program which provides nutritious meals to children age 18 and under […]

RELEASE: $5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

by Julia Evangelou Strait Ron Bose, MD, PhD, (left) and Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD, and their teams are conducting research that may lead to better therapies for some breast cancer patients. They have been awarded a $5 million grant to support such research. A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast […]

Board President Reed introduces resolution seeking answers for why minority groups weren’t paid after effort to keep Rams in STL

St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed introduced a resolution Friday seeking to get to the bottom of why three minority firms who worked to help keep the Rams in St. Louis haven’t been paid. In 2015, the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority Board (RCSA) voted unanimously on a resolution authorizing the chairman and executive director to, “engage professionals, enter into contracts, and take actions necessary for the planning, development, financing, and […]

RELEASE: Lee named Stupp Professor of Neurology

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, (center) has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology in recognition of his contributions to stroke research. Shown at his installation are (from left) John C. Morris, MD; David Holtzman, MD; Lee; David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for medical affairs; and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology […]

Missouri voters may see second right-to-work measure on 2018 ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Freedom to Work may have failed as an initiative petition but voters may still see the issue on the November ballot. House Joint Resolution 79, sponsored by Rep. Rick Brattin, which seeks to change the constitution to make Missouri a right-to-work state, is on the fast track in the General Assembly. Having sat untouched since January, the resolution was referred to committee on May 7. Then on May 9, the resolution […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care announces the appointment of Marisa Iasenza as Chief Legal Officer

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) today announced the appointment of Marisa Iasenza as chief legal officer (CLO). Iasenza joins Edgewell from Harman International Industries, Incorporated where she served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Beginning on June 4, 2018, Iasenza will be based in the company’s Shelton, reporting to David Hatfield, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors. “Marisa is a pragmatic, results-oriented General […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones’ seventh annual study finds that only one-third of Americans know what a 529 Plan is

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — A recent study by financial services firm Edward Jones found that the majority of Americans (71 percent) still do not know what a 529 plan is. Only 29 percent of respondents could correctly identify a 529 plan as an education savings tool (down from 32 percent of Americans in 2017) among four potential options, including a retirement savings plan, a form of life insurance, or a low-cost health plan (17 percent, 11 […]