• Governor Oct 31, 2019

    Hearing Concludes in Licensing Case for Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic

    An administrative hearing to decide whether Missouri can revoke the license for the state’s only abortion clinic concluded Thursday with emotional testimony from a clinic official. The hearing in St. Louis before a commissioner with the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission was expected to last five days but wrapped up a day early. A ruling isn’t expected until February at the...

  • prosecutor May 31, 2018

    Missouri Governor Says Fight Not Over, Even in Surrender

    Even in surrender, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going out fighting. When he steps down Friday, the former Navy SEAL officer will be conceding political defeat amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations while still defiantly asserting that he’s done nothing worthy of being forced out of office. He’s even hinted at a possible political comeback, declaring during his...

  • Governor May 19, 2018

    Missouri Opens Session to Consider Impeachment of Governor

    Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans’ charity donor list for his political campaign. It marked the first time Missouri lawmakers had ever achieved the supermajority necessary to summon themselves into a special session. And depending on...

  • judge May 15, 2018

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Has Charge Dropped, Lawmakers Push for Own Probe

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge stemming from an extramarital affair, but a legislative panel signaled Tuesday that it’s pushing forward with its own expanded investigation into a variety of allegations against the Republican governor. The House investigatory panel, which already has released scathing reports about Greitens’ affair and his political use of a charity donor...

  • judge May 15, 2018

    Sex-Related Charge Against Missouri Governor Dropped

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declared victory Monday as prosecutors abruptly dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge alleging he had taken a revealing photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office said it still plans to pursue the case, either through a special prosecutor or an appointed assistant. But Greitens’ attorneys said...

  • judge May 11, 2018

    Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Missouri Governor

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appeared in court Thursday as jury selection got underway in a criminal trial accusing him of taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The Republican governor faces the potential of prison time if convicted of the felony invasion-of-privacy charge but has consistently denied any criminal wrongdoing. The trial...

  • attorney May 7, 2018

    Judge Allows Key Testimony at Missouri Gov. Greitens' Trial

    A woman involved in an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will be allowed to testify at his felony invasion of privacy trial next week, a St. Louis judge ruled Monday. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison rejected claims from Greitens’ attorneys that the woman’s testimony was tainted because of missteps by the prosecution’s investigator, William Tisaby. They’ve accused Tisaby of...

  • attorney Mar 19, 2018

    Grand Jury Indicts Missouri Governor Who Admitted Affair

    A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in January...

  • Donald Trump Jan 11, 2018

    Missouri Governor Admits Having Affair in 2015 But Denies Blackmail

    When Eric Greitens sought Missouri’s highest office, his resume seemed hard to top: former Navy SEAL, former Rhodes scholar and founder of a veterans’ charity. Most important, he said during the campaign, was his role as “a proud husband and father.” On Thursday, the square-jawed 43-year-old was fighting allegations that he photographed a hairdresser naked while having an affair with...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2017

    Missouri Senator Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

    A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump’s assassination said Thursday that she stands by her new tweet comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme on Twitter that shows Trump taking off a shirt. By the time the shirt...

  • Governor Aug 22, 2017

    Mo. Gov. Halts Inmate's Planned Execution After DNA Questions

    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed....
    Just hours before Williams was to be put to death, the Republican governor said in an email that he was issuing a stay of execution. Williams was convicted of fatally stabbing former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter...

  • NBC Jul 3, 2017

    Minimum Wages Increase in Many Cities With New Fiscal Year

    Higher minimum wages are going into effect this week in cities across the country as the new fiscal year gets under way, NBC News reported. In California, for example, the statewide minimum wage is $10 per hour. Los Angeles increased its minimum wage to $10.50 for small businesses and from $10.50 to $12 for businesses with 26 or more employees....

  • Mike Pence Feb 23, 2017

    Mike Pence Condemns Vandalism at Missouri Jewish Cemetery

    A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.
    Muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, with a goal of $20,000. It has raised nearly $75,000.

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2016

    Trump Returns to Campaign Trail in Louisiana and Michigan

    Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking Michigan voters and prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday’s Senate runoff election. Trump regaled supporters in Grand Rapids with a lengthy recitation of his victories in a string of battleground states, including Michigan, which had not previously...

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