Author: Ben Striker

Campaign donation limits would apply to all city races under legislation introduced by St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Donors to local candidate campaigns would be banned from giving contributions larger than $2,600 under legislation introduced at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting Friday. Board Bill 35, introduced by Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 20th Ward, would amend a current city ordinance to acknowledge newly passed state maximum limits on campaign contributions and decrease maximum limits on campaign contributions for local elections. “This is just an issue of good governance,” Spencer said. “We have got […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greitens’ defense team issues notice to depose St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s lead investigator

The defense team representing embattled Governor Eric Greitens has filed a notice to depose the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s lead investigator. In a motion filed Wednesday morning, lawyers for Greitens issued a notice for the videotaped deposition of Anthony Box, a former FBI agent hired by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner as the office’s chief investigator back on March 5, in relation to the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens. The notice requests the deposition take […]

University City Police Department’s female staff donates personal funds to send high school student to prom

Prom is a big deal to most high schools students but the road to getting there can cost a lot. Shoes, clothes, hair, earrings and dinner can add up quickly. To help with some of the financial burden, the women of the University City Police Department (UCPD) are sponsoring a local high school student get to prom. Several officers in the UCPD’s Ladies Encouraging Others (L.E.O.) group have donated their own money to send Whitney […]

Membership group for women entrepreneurs founded in St. Louis expanding to six more cities

A St. Louis-based company that assists female-driven startups is expanding to six new cities. Brazen Global, a membership organization for women entrepreneurs, announced Tuesday it’s adding new branches in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth and Philadelphia. Founded in 2014, Brazen is expanding to unlock the potential in “growth-seeking” women business owners, a powerful segment underserved by an existing entrepreneurship support and venture capital industry limited by its singular attention to “high growth”, according to […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen swears in new member, says goodbye to longtime alderman

PHOTO: Newly elected Clayton Alderwoman Bridget McAndrew, right, is sworn in by Clayton City Clerk June Frazier Tuesday night at Clayton City Hall.  The Clayton Board of Aldermen said goodbye to one longtime member and welcomed a new one Tuesday night. In a regular yet much more ceremonial meeting, the board certified the April 3 municipal election results and swore in its newest member, Bridget McAndrew. McAndrew, a local attorney, took the open seat in […]

No ruling in Greitens team’s attempt to disqualify Circuit Attorney in felony computer tampering case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison did not make a ruling Tuesday on whether or not he will appoint a special prosecutor in the felony computer tampering case against Governor Eric Greitens. Burlison did, however, ask both sides to give suggestions on who should prosecute the case. The defense team representing Greitens filed a motion Monday afternoon seeking to disqualify St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her office in the felony computer tampering case […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to certify election results, swear in new members

The Clayton Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday night, saying goodbye to one longtime board member and welcoming a new one. The board is set to certify the April 3 municipal election results and swear in its new members beginning at 7 p.m. at city hall. Local attorney Bridget McAndrew took the open seat in Clayton’s Ward 3. Her second attempt to serve on the Clayton Board of Alderman bore fruit, as […]