Missouri News

Governor indicted on felony charge by St. Louis grand jury

Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge by a grand jury in St. Louis city. Relying on testimony from three witnesses, including the alleged victim, a standing grand jury in the city indicted Greitens on a felony rather than a misdemeanor for allegedly taking a photo against the will

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Special prosecutor assigned to probe if Trakas violated Charter requirements

Pictured above: St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A special prosecutor is investigating whether 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is violating the county Charter’s requirements for office by serving as an attorney for public school districts. County Circuit Judge Douglas Beach assigned St. Charles County Prosecuting

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Oakville student named MDA state ambassador

Sophia Martino, an 18-year-old Oakville High School student, has been selected as state ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As the new state ambassador, Sophia will make public appearances throughout the state, representing children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility in Missouri. In her

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Attorney general looks to increase Sunshine Law compliance

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In the wake of Attorney General Josh Hawley’s lawsuits against St. Louis County and Jefferson County for allegedly violating the state Sunshine Law by not fulfilling documents requested, Hawley and a local official are looking for ways to increase compliance with the law. Hawley alleges that St. Louis County

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Consultant outlines his vision of the future of retail industry

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A longtime planning consultant for the city of Crestwood last week outlined his vision of the future of the retail industry to the city’s Economic Development Commission. Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Vice President John Brancaglione, who has worked with Crestwood since the early 1980s, told the panel Jan.

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Hearing set on water, wastewater rate increases

A public hearing on the Missouri-American Water Co.’s request to the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase its rates for water and wastewater service by $75 million will take place next week in Arnold. A question-and-answer period is scheduled at noon Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Arnold City Hall, 2010 Jeffco Blvd. The public hearing will

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Hawley suit alleges Stenger’s office violated Sunshine Law

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit against County Executive Steve Stenger last week alleging that the county executive’s office has shown a pattern of not providing public records to journalists. Hawley, a Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate this fall against incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill,

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