Author: Ben Striker

Andy and Kim Busch bring their wine line to Clayton

For generations, the Busch name has been synonymous with some of the most popular and successful beers in the country. Now, one of the heirs of that family is dipping his toes in grapes — namely the wine game. Andy Busch, the son of the late August A. Busch, Jr., and his wife Kim launched a line of wines from their Folded Hills Winery in California here in St. Louis last year and had their first […]

Judge won’t rule on defense’s motion to dismiss Greitens felony case this weekend

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has decided not to rule on a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy felony indictment against embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens this weekend. Burlison’s decision came a day after the defense team accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence” and reintroduced a motion to dismiss the case. Defense attorney Jim Martin accused Gardner on Thursday of not providing the defense […]

Clayton Times Profile: Tim Pounds, general manager of John P. Fields, Clayton’s hockey bar

Hockey fans are a breed unlike any other. For hockey fans it’s more than just a game. It’s a passion. That passion deserves a home and there’s one right here in Clayton. Hockey season may be over in the Gateway City, but fans still have an elite hockey bar to catch a glimpse of the playoffs, even if the Blues aren’t playing for the Stanley Cup this year. The inside of John P. Fields, located […]

Greitens defense attorneys accuse Circuit Attorney of withholding evidence, ‘gross misconduct’

In the first hearing since the Missouri House released a scathing report against Governor Eric Greitens, his defense team on Thursday accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with the Missouri governor’s former mistress last month. Greitens’ lawyers said they were told the interview, conducted by Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by […]

Iraq War Veteran, lawyer Sam Gladney seeks Missouri House seat

Democrat Sam Gladney, a political newcomer who was a field artillery officer in the Iraq War and now practices labor law in St. Louis, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for the Missouri House District 87 seat. Gladney formally began exploring a bid months ago and said he wants to get involved in Jefferson City and fight for causes that are worth while. “I’m the sort of guy that likes to be involved when […]

President Trump signs Wagner’s sex trafficking bill into law

In front of a host of human trafficking survivors and their families, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill that will provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to obtain justice for human trafficking victims and hold websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking accountable. “I want to thank the survivors and families who join us today. I’m signing this bill in your honor,” Trump said. “We are all together, politicians both Republicans and […]

Judge issues tentative gag order in Greitens case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison issued a tentative gag order on Tuesday to all parties involved in the invasion of privacy case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Following a motion filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner Tuesday afternoon, Burlison said he would sign the order, which would prohibit all parties and attorneys involved in the case from making any statements outside of the courtroom that may taint the jury pool. Burlison said […]

Mistress confirms photo again, asking Governor to accept responsibility for his actions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than a day after the legal defense team for Gov. Eric Greitens began questioning the credibility of the woman who lies at the center of the allegations against the embattled Republican governor, she is now firing back through her own attorneys. The latest news this week stems from an interview with the woman, identified only as K.S., after the Governor’s defense attorneys interviewed the woman in an hours-long deposition on […]

Threatening Snapchat post causes false alarm at Clayton High School

The social media threat that prompted Clayton school officials to close the high school Monday turned out to be a false alarm, according to Superintendent Sean Doherty. School officials determined Monday afternoon that the Snapchat post was not directed at Clayton High, but a re-post referring to Clovis High School in New Mexico. The image showed a person with a gun and referenced the acronym “CHS”. “We have since determined that the post was not a […]

Clayton police warn of gift card scam circulating around the city

Clayton Police announced recently that a number of scams are taking place designed to gather up important and private information from people via phones and fake gift cards. Since the beginning of the year, the Clayton Police Department has investigated three cases in which the victim was contacted via phone call, text message, email or social media and was instructed to purchase a specific amount of gift cards in order to eliminate a debt or […]