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Offender Has Court Date

(Farmington, MO) A 36 year old man, being held in the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services, or SORTS, facility at Farmington, Justin Cole Haggerman, is scheduled to appear in St. Francois County Circuit Court August 25th. He's been charged with endangering a corrections employee by knowingly exposing them to a communicable or infectious disease and knowingly committing violence against a Department of Mental Health worker while in a secure facility. Reports show the charges come after Haggerman is alleged to have rubbed bodily fluids onto a staff member and attacked another in two different incidents. Haggerman is currently serving a 15 year sentence for rape convictions.
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Bonne Terre addresses tiny houses

The Bonne Terre City Council at its monthly meeting on Monday night discussed the idea of tiny houses in town, approved dates and some details for a variety of upcoming entertainment events, added an alley and discussed ongoing projects like Benham Street’s crumbling wall, the Lakeview Park improvements and numerous road re-pavings.

Second K9 Added To Desloge Force

(Desloge, MO) Desloge City Officials are adding a second K9 to the police force after a donation was made at Monday's City Council Meeting. The Mayor of Desloge, Dave Shaw, says the addition of another K9 can benefit the relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Rural railroad crossing concerns raised

Just west of Maeystown at the rural intersection of Bluff and Outlet roads, a stretch of railroad has already seen three separate crashes this year. Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger said there has been a total of seven crashes at that intersection over the last six years. Maeystown... ★ FURTHER...

Farmington Correctional Center Inmate Dies

(Farmington) A 71 year old man serving a life sentence for capital murder has died at the Farmington Correctional Center. Richard Richter had been in prison since 1976. He had also been sentenced for fires degree robbery with a revolver, robbery, assault and two counts of second degree murder. Officials...

Teen entrepreneur doesn't let disability hold him back

Jefferson County teenager Drew Davis believes he has a hot future ahead of him. The Hillsboro 17-year-old has started a business making and selling hot sauce. Davis, who was born with cerebral palsy, has a sense of humor about his condition and named his company “Crippling Hot Sauce.”. He...

Student takes a top spot in national JAG competition

Top 10 in the nation. That’s what Irondale resident Isabella Beck has achieved in a national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) competition. She is the daughter of Terry and Donna Beck and is a junior at West County High School. Beck won third place in Missouri in JAG’s...

Marilyn G. France – Service 08/12/22 at 12 p.m.

Marilyn France of Dardenne Prairie, formerly of Farmington, died Tuesday at the age of 81. The funeral service will be Friday at noon at the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Burial will be at the Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Visitation for Marilyn France is Friday from 10...

Hillsboro R-3 Superintendent on PROP KIDS falling at the polls

(Hillsboro) Voters in the Hillsboro School District turned down Proposition KIDS which was on the August Primary Election Ballot. The measure was a no tax increase bond issue for $25-million to help fund safety improvements as well as general renovations throughout the district. Superintendent Dr. Jon Isaacson says the bond...

De Soto modifies student cell phone rules

De Soto School District students will have slightly different rules regarding cell phone use when they return to school Aug. 24. The district already had a policy that prohibits students from using cell phones and other devices during class time, unless approved by the teacher for instructional use, and that rule remains unchanged.

Wendell Thomasson, 87, Dittmer

Wendell Thomasson, 87, of Dittmer died Aug. 9, 2022, in Dittmer. Mr. Thomasson was an over-the-road truck driver and delivered cross country for the beverage and construction industries. He was a skilled mechanic and welder. He was a member of the National Guard and the High Ridge Elks. He enjoyed the outdoors and camping and fishing. He also liked attending bluegrass festivals, traveling with his wife in their RV and spending time with family and friends. Born April 29, 1935, in Livia, Ky., he was the son of the late Alva Northern and Ida (Thomasson) Boone.

Winkelman to teach at Crystal City High School

(Crystal City) After spending many years in the print media industry, John Winkelman is making the move to the classroom. The Crystal City resident has left Liguori Publications and will become an English teacher at Crystal City High School on a part-time basis. Winkelman says he’s looking forward to the new position.

Wayne Anthony Reiter, 70, Festus

Wayne Anthony Reiter, 70, of Festus died Aug. 8, 2022, at his home. Mr. Reiter was a member of the Knights of Columbus 1230 in Festus and was a previous member of the Elks Lodge 1721 in Festus. Born March 30, 1952, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Florence Ann (Hilmes) and Harry John Reiter.

Inmate Dies At Potosi Correctional Center

(Potosi) An inmate at the Potosi Correctional Center has died. Authorities say Kevin Andrews was a 42 year old male serving a 15 year sentence for possession of a controlled substance, two counts of first degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of first degree burglary from St. Louis County.

The Hope Center is opening more branches for therapy needs

SIKESTON, Mo (KBSI)- Equine-assisted therapy takes a different route in helping those struggling with physical, behavioral, and mental challenges. The gait of a horse has similarities to the natural stride of a human, supporting the natural motion of the spine and pelvis. At the Hope Therapeutic Center in Perryville this...