Category: Feature

Under oath, Faughn answers committee questions, reiterates the money was his

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “It was my money,” Scott Faughn testified under oath to the House investigative committee. Al Watkins has previously said he thought the money came from an out-of-state Republican donor. After the hearing, which lasted more than three hours, Ed Dowd, Gov. Eric Greitens personal attorney, questioned the reliability of both individuals and stated he does not believe Faughn is the source of the money. Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri […]

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least $185,000 in television ads will begin appearing this week in support of Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing a felony computer tampering charge and multiple investigations. In a year where he doesn’t appear on the ballot, though the entire state House is up for re-election along with half of the state Senate and a U.S. Senate seat, the ads are set to appear as the special session is getting […]

Clayton Plan Commission tables vote on initial approval for Azdick Field renovation

PHOTO: An artist’s rendering of the proposed updates to Adzick Field at Shaw Park in Clayton. The Clayton Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board decided Monday to table a vote on whether to award approval to a local architecture company for the Adzick Field project renovation. St. Louis-based Bond Architects pitched an alteration and exterior renovation of Clayton High School’s Adzick Field that would transform the 195,000 square-foot site into a multi-use facility replete with synthetic turf and additional updates […]

Clayton Township Democrat voters endorse five candidates in federal and state races

With more than 20 Democrats running for office in nine federal, state and local seats, the Clayton Township Democrats announced they have endorsed at least five candidates. 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 were in attendance at the University Public Library seeking endorsements from local voters last week and those voting results were released Monday night. […]

First Lady applauds passage of foster care and adoption reform legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — First Lady Sheena Greitens is pleased with some of the work done by legislators this session, which she believes will have a positive impact for Missouri’s foster care and adoption systems. Greitens on Monday posted a statement on social media regarding the passage of SB 819 and SB 800, two bills dealing with those particular topics that managed to pass both chambers before Friday’s deadline. The legislation would enact a number […]

Judge waives appearances in Greitens’ computer tampering case until July 2

In the first pretrial hearing regarding the felony computer tampering case against Gov. Eric Greitens, a St. Louis Associate Circuit judge waived his appearance until a grand jury decides whether or not to indict the embattled governor. Judge Madeline Connolly, who was appointed by Greitens in February, said she’ll wait for that decision and set the next hearing for July 2. Greitens is charged with illegally using a donor list from the Mission Continues — […]

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

Enterprise given naming rights to St. Louis Blues’ arena

For the third time since it opened in 1994, the St. Louis Blues’ home arena is changing names. In a press conference held Monday, the Blues announced Scottrade Center will become Enterprise Center effective later this summer. Enterprise Holdings, the Clayton-based company owned and operated locally by the Taylor family, has signed a 15-year agreement with the option to extend the naming rights for an additional five years. Enterprise Holdings also owns and operates Enterprise […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]