Thursday, May 23, 2013
The longtime KMOV-Channel 4 anchor was fired Wednesday.
Clayton resident Larry Conners was dismissed from KMOV-Channel 4 Wednesday after being pulled off the air last week. The situation arose May 13 with a post from Conners on his Facebook page. In the posting, Conners said he faced pressure from the IRS after an interview with President Barack Obama. This after allegations surfaced that the IRS targeted conservative groups. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week that while Conners' Facebook post made it seem that he was targeted after the 2012 interview, the Clayton resident's issues with the IRS began long before that. Records show that a federal tax lien has been placed on Conners’ property in Clayton, according to the Post story. That lien claims that Conners and his wife, Janet…
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Conners, a Clayton resident, was let go after questions arose about a Facebook post he made.
Larry Conners, the longtime reporter and anchor for KMOV-Channel 4, is no longer with the station. KMOV released a statement about the Clayton resident's departure from the station at 3:38 p.m. today. Conners met with station bosses on Monday to discuss his future with the station after he was taken off the air last week. The situation arose May 13 with a post from Conners on his Facebook page. In the posting, Conners said he faced pressure from the IRS after an interview with President Barack Obama. This after allegations surfaced that the IRS targeted conservative groups. See our previous story: IRS Posting Has Clayton's Larry Conners Off KMOV Air The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week that while Conners' Facebook post made it …
In one week, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look. It’s coming in next week and it’s going to make Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. Posts from our favorite bloggers like Richmond Heights blogger Mark Cockson or Citizens for Modern Transit's Kimberly Cella will go up immediately and be featured on the front of the site. We’re adding Boards to make it …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The City of Clayton celebrated the winners of the "Back to the Future" centennial competition at Monday, May 13, at City Hall. The contest asked students of all grade levels to answer the question "What will Clayton be like in 100 years?"
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Dunham Student Activity Center, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis.
Friday, May 17, 2013
How many Ralphs have been born in Clayton? What year was Clayton the most popular? How many babies got your name the year you were born? Explore our database of Missouri baby names from 1910 to 2011.
Clayton split from St. Louis County in 1876, and after much consideration, County officials chose a site donated by two native Virginian farmers, Ralph Clayton and Martin Hanley. According to the Missouri Database of baby names, there were eight babies named Clayton born in the state in 1910, the first year of the database. There were also eight Martins. What about some of Clayton's other famous sons and daughters? In 1968, the year television personality Andy Cohen and Clayton High grad was born, there were 202 other boys born with that name. The most popular year for Harolds, like Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger, was 1924. There were 591 Harolds born in Missouri that year. James was most popular in 1947. Richmond Heights Mayor James Beck's…
The anchor will be off the air until further notice while the station looks into the incident.
Larry Conners, the longtime anchor on KMOV-Channel 4, is off the air until further notice after an incident sparked by a post on Conners' Facebook page. “He’s not suspended. We just all thought it made sense (for him) to take a few days off,” KMOV news director Sean McLaughlin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The situation arose Monday night with a post from Conners on his Facebook page. In the posting, Conners said he faced pressure from the IRS after an interview with President Barack Obama. This after allegations surfaced that the IRS targeted conservative groups. Huffington Post: IRS Acted Alone In Developing Targeting Criteria For Conservative Groups: Report The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that while Conners' Facebook post made…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis and University City have similar laws on the books.
Big change starts with small steps. That's the idea behind a proposal to make the City of Clayton a Sweat-Free city. Ward II alderwoman Michelle Harris proposed that the city pass an ordinance or resolution that would prohibit city funds being spent on clothing or items that are made using sweatshop labor. Harris said she was called to action after seeing media coverage of the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh which killed close to 1,127 people, according to the Los Angeles Times. "This is a women's issue and it's a child labor issue," she said. If Clayton passes such a resolution or ordinance, it would join nine states, 40 cities, 15 counties, 118 school districts, and one nationwide religious denomination that have adopted such “…
It's a day to recognize law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Are you doing anything to honor fallen officers?
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, May 15 was proclaimed National Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy. It takes place during National Police Week, which was reported established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. It's a time meant to recognize police who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In honor of fallen officers, St. Louis County held its 36th annual Uniform Day Memorial Ceremony on Friday. Are you doing anything special Wednesday to commemorate the national day of recognition? Is there a law enforcement officer you think deserves to be recognized for his or her service? If so, please post it in the comments box below. Join Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch for …