Author: Clayton Times

Privatization process of Lambert Airport hits another snag as city officials delay vote to approve advisers yet again

In yet another sign that the process to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport still has a long way to go, St. Louis city officials delayed a vote on whether or not to approve a team of advisers for the second time. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment, comprised of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, was set to vote on the matter Wednesday, but city officials […]

Clayton firefighter honored with lifetime achievement award

Veteran Clayton firefighter Brian Zinanni was recently awarded the Phil Sayer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Firefighters Association of Missouri. Zinanni, a lieutenant with the Clayton Fire Department, is a 31-year veteran of emergency services and has served 16 of those years in Clayton. He currently serves as the lieutenant medical officer on A crew. When not on duty, Zinanni serves as the state coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Local Assistance State Team program and […]

As newspapers struggle, McCaskill hopes to suspend paper tariffs

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced on Tuesday that she’s backing a bipartisan push to halt excessive taxes on paper imports that are critical to Missouri’s newspaper and printing industries. According to McCaskill, the bipartisan legislation, which has been endorsed by printers and publishers representing more than 600,000 American jobs, would suspend the import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper while the Department of Commerce examines the health of the printing and publishing industry. “Newspapers are already […]

Clayton Township Democrats to pick favorites in federal, state and local races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats will pick their favorites Tuesday night. About 30 candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Missouri Senate, Missouri House, St. Louis County, Executive, St. Louis County Prosecutor and St. Louis County Council races will be in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters. The event starts at 7 p.m. and each candidate will have […]

St. Louis County Police Department investigating homicide in Riverview

The St. Louis County Police Department is on the hunt for information regarding a shooting homicide in the City of Riverview that happened on Monday. According to police, officers from the City of Riverview Police Department around 11:00 a.m. responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Scenic Drive. Once the police arrived, they located one victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, a 31-year-old male, was pronounced deceased on the scene. […]

Former student makes stop in St. Louis during bike trip across the U.S. to raise awareness on the educational system

Adrian De La Vega is a man on a multi-mile mission. Two weeks ago, the former student from Indiana University set off on a journey to raise awareness on the educational system with nothing more than a few personal items — and a bike. De La Vega’s trek by way of bike will take him to all 48 state capitals on the U.S. mainland without any escort or shadow vehicle to accompany him. His latest venture […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]