Category: Crime

Greitens defense team wants to move up trial date

Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense team wants to move his trial for invasion of privacy to start in early April and hopes to have a judge hear the case rather than a jury trial. The Republican governor was indicted on a first-degree felony invasion of privacy charge for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015 in the City of St. Louis. The charge is related to the affair the governor admitted to having in […]

Barnes confirms subpoenas have been used in Greitens’ investigation

Transcription of meetings to be released after the conclusion of the investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Detailed information regarding the progress of the House investigation into Gov. Eric Greitens is being tightly restricted, with Rep. Jay Barnes providing an update without giving any substantive information away. He would not disclose how many witnesses had been interviewed, who has been interviewed, who will be interviewed, or if the probe has been expanded. He did confirm that the […]

Two suspects charged with taking photographs of children in bathroom stalls

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that they charged two suspects photographing children using the bathroom in a St. Louis County mall. Suspect Heather McDorman, 29, of Barnhart, was charged for one count of Invasion of Privacy and three counts of Statutory Sodomy or Attempted Statutory Sodomy, Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less than 12 Years of Age. McDorman is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. The St. Louis […]

St. Louis Alderman arrested again for driving with a suspended license, six warrants

(Updated at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 13: Alderman Collins-Muhammad is currently still in custody, however he is in the process of being bonded out, according to police.) ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Metro police arrested a St. Louis alderman Monday for the second time in six months after he caused an accident and failed to display proof of insurance or a valid driver’s license. According to St. Louis Metro police spokesman Sgt. Keith Barrett, John Collins-Muhammad […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens orders flags to half-staff to honor officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Governor Eric Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties be flown at half-staff on Monday, March 12 in honor of Officer Christopher R. Morton, of the Clinton Police Department. Morton, age 30, died on March 6 while serving the citizens of Missouri. In addition, Governor Greitens has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at all state buildings in Henry County be flown at half-staff from March […]

RELEASE: National law firm joins high-profile immigration case to help man seek release from detention

/PRNewswire/ — Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is rallying behind a Kansas man who was abruptly arrested and detained while he was taking his daughter to school on Jan. 24, 2018. The firm is partnering with Syed Jamal’s immigration counsel, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, and has put its top litigators and public policy attorneys to work to help release Jamal from a detention facility and then obtain permanent resident status. This pro bono effort by Polsinelli was […]

Richardson fields questions about investigative committee and transparency, asks for patience

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s only been two days since the first official meeting of the House Special Investigative Committee, but questions about the procedures the committee will be using, particularly in the matter of whether the probe is conducted in an open-door fashion, continue being raised. A flurry of comments have appeared on social media following the organization meeting on Tuesday, with news that the first hearing would be a closed session held at […]

STL County PD looking for suspect who hit an off-duty officer with vehicle

The St. Louis County Police Department is still on the hunt for a suspect after an off-duty officer was hit by their fleeing vehicle near a South County Costco.   Police said at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday an off-duty officer was shopping at Costco, located at 4200 Rusty Road, near South County Mall, when he was told by store employees that two customers were stealing from the store. The police officer, a 20-year veteran […]

The Mission continues looks to distance themselves from founder and embattled Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the circle continues tightening around the embattled governor of Missouri, it seems that some of those most closely tied to Gov. Eric R. Greitens are jumping ship to distance themselves from the tumultuous times the Governor is facing. The Mission Continues, a charity organization started by Greitens in 2007, released a letter this week following news that Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office would be opening an inquiry into the […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s public safety committee approves public safety plan bill

ST. LOUIS — In the wake of the record number of murders in St. Louis city last year, the head of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is pushing a new tool to combat crime. Board Bill 222, introduced by Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, would create a public safety plan with data-driven results to better determine what areas the city needs to implement its crime reduction services. The bill passed unanimously out of the board’s […]