Category: Crime

House withdraws subpoena efforts against A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives is no longer seeking the enforcement of a subpoena requiring the turning over of documents from A New Missouri. In May, lawmakers asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem to enforce the subpoenas, which would have forced A New Missouri to turn over documents that they believed could demonstrate efforts between the nonprofit and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign to circumvent campaign disclosure laws. […]

Pedroli argues Greitens leaving office doesn’t absolve him of alleged crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, a judge will hear arguments on whether or not to compel answers from the Office of the Governor on “basic” question on the use of a message destroying app. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem scheduled a hearing on a motion of compel for June 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the open records and record retention lawsuit against then-Gov. Eric Greitens in his official capacity […]

St. Louis County attorneys remain persistent in Confide lawsuit against former Gov. Eric Greitens

Though he officially vacated the office of governor Friday, Eric Greitens’ legal troubles are far from over. Two St. Louis County attorneys are pushing forward on what they say is the now former governor’s violation of the state’s open records laws. Mark Pedroli and Ben Sansone are neighbors in the city of Des Peres who first teamed up to fight a development proposal in their neighborhood back in 2016. When Sansone and Pedroli requested a trial […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Police to unveil new Special Response Unit

Colonel Jon M. Belmar, Chief of Police, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, and the St. Louis County Police Department will be unveiling a new unit, the Special Response Unit. A press conference and meet and greet will occur on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The event will begin at 10:30 AM at 23 N Oaks Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri 63121. The Special Response Unit (SRU) will initially be comprised of 16 officers and operate […]

Despite Greitens resigning, House says A New Missouri must still provide documents as ordered by court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens may be stepping down, and the computer tampering case against him may be dismissed, but it by no means is an indication that the Missouri House will back off on their subpoenas for documents. A House spokesman on Thursday confirmed the chamber still expects the records to be provided. The documents requested concern the nonprofit group, A New Missouri, which pushed for the agenda of Greitens. On Tuesday, […]

Greitens’ resignation part of deal with St. Louis circuit attorney to drop felony computer tampering charge

PHOTO: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announces she will drop the felony computer tampering charges against Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday at Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Wednesday she has reached an agreement to drop the pending felony computer tampering charge against Gov. Eric Greitens in exchange for his resignation. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced from his office in Jefferson City that he would step down […]

Hafner stands by previous testimony, talks of Greitens conversion to a Republican

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Testifying publically under oath, Michael Hafner said he stands by everything he said previously. The former staffer for Gov. Eric Greitens has said that he had conversations with the campaign about concealing donors, his advice to form a campaign committee was disregarded. In his second time testifying to the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, Hafner was asked questions by the now-ten member committee for more than four hours. On Tuesday, […]

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces resignation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric R. Greitens is stepping down from office amidst multiple investigations concerning sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations, though he maintains his innocence. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced that he would leave office effective Friday, June 1, elevating current Lt. Gov. Mike Parson to the vacant seat. “Today I am announcing that I will resign as Governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m.,” Greitens […]

Greitens team must comply with House subpoenas, judge rules

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri judge has ruled that the “dark money” group A New Missouri should comply with a House-issued subpoena. Less than one week after hearing arguments from House counsel and the attorney for A New Missouri and the campaign committee Greitens for Missouri, Judge Jon Beetem issued a six-page ruling Tuesday morning ordering the two entities to produce the documents that had been requested by Rep. Jay Barnes and the House […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine traffic fatalities, zero boating fatalities, zero drownings over Memorial Day weekend

Nine people died in traffic crashes over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 traffic crashes which included 124 injuries and all eight fatalities. Troopers also arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated and made 102 drug […]