Category: Feature

Clayton Board of Aldermen swears in new member, says goodbye to longtime alderman

PHOTO: Newly elected Clayton Alderwoman Bridget McAndrew, right, is sworn in by Clayton City Clerk June Frazier Tuesday night at Clayton City Hall.  The Clayton Board of Aldermen said goodbye to one longtime member and welcomed a new one Tuesday night. In a regular yet much more ceremonial meeting, the board certified the April 3 municipal election results and swore in its newest member, Bridget McAndrew. McAndrew, a local attorney, took the open seat in […]

STL County Council delays vote on legislation that would ask voters whether they support a tax for Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

During the St. Louis County Council’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, there was a decision to hold a bill that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict. The bill sponsored by Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, was delayed because during it’s final passage stage there was a substitute bill […]

No ruling in Greitens team’s attempt to disqualify Circuit Attorney in felony computer tampering case

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison did not make a ruling Tuesday on whether or not he will appoint a special prosecutor in the felony computer tampering case against Governor Eric Greitens. Burlison did, however, ask both sides to give suggestions on who should prosecute the case. The defense team representing Greitens filed a motion Monday afternoon seeking to disqualify St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and her office in the felony computer tampering case […]

MLK’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

The daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in front of a crowd on Tuesday in St. Charles commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and what the nation still has yet to do to help combat racism in America. Dr. Bernice A. King, the youngest child the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, spoke at Ameristar Casino at an event hosted by Missouri Realtors to […]

Prosecution’s investigator ordered to appear Thursday for re-deposition in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled on Monday that Attorney Al Watkins would not be allowed to represent William Don Tisaby, and also ordered that the former FBI agent be deposed by Thursday. Initially, Watkins was going to not only be representing P.S., the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the case, but also Tisaby — which  Greitens’ defense attorney Jim Martin called an act of collusion. The ruling […]

STL County Council could approve legislation that asks area voters whether or not they support a tax regarding Saint Louis Zoo subdistrict

Legislation that would put on this year’s ballot a question asking whether or not voters approve of a tax that helps pay for the care of Saint Louis Zoo animals at a zoological subdistrict is up for final passage at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The legislation, which is sponsored by County Councilmembers Rochelle Walton Gray and Pat Dolan, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to certify election results, swear in new members

The Clayton Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday night, saying goodbye to one longtime board member and welcoming a new one. The board is set to certify the April 3 municipal election results and swear in its new members beginning at 7 p.m. at city hall. Local attorney Bridget McAndrew took the open seat in Clayton’s Ward 3. Her second attempt to serve on the Clayton Board of Alderman bore fruit, as […]

Judge seals discovery letter in criminal case against Greitens

A discovery letter from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office to Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorneys has been sealed on a judge’s orders. “Discovery letter dated April 19, 2018 from the circuit attorney office to Mr. Garvey and Mr. Martin is hereby ordered sealed and raised to a security level of 9,” ordered Judge Michael Mullen. It is unclear what the letter sent to James Martin and John Garvey from Kim Gardner’s office contains. The security […]

Greitens’ defense team accuses prosecutor’s office of collusion in invasion of privacy case

The defense team representing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is still searching for answers on a few issues in relation to their client’s felony invasion of privacy case. In a pretrial hearing held at the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday, Greitens’ attorney Jim Martin asked Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to allow the defense to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation by Tuesday […]

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]