Jefferson County,

One-Car Accident Sends 51-Year-Old To Hospital

A 51-year-old female was sent to the hospital after a one-car accident in Jefferson County Friday evening. According to the highway patrol, Krisshann Rackovan of Dittmer was traveling westbound on highway 30 at Caroline Drive when she drove her 2000 Chevy Blazer off the road and struck a guardrail. She was transported to SSM Health St. Claire Hospital with moderate injuries.
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Jefferson County, MOKMOV

Granite City man drowns in Big River in Jefferson County, Mo.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. ( -- The body of a Metro East man was pulled from the Big River in Jefferson County Saturday morning, officials said. The High Ridge Fire District said they were assisting deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff Office at Rockford Beach when a body was recovered from the Big River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) later identified the man as Michael Lewis, 25, of Granite City.
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De Soto Journal

Here’s the cheapest gas in De Soto Saturday

(DE SOTO, MO) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the De Soto area offering savings of $0.10 per gallon. BP at 12405 State Route 21 was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.75 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Phillips 66 at 900 Peach Tree Plaza Dr, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.85.
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Park Hills, MODaily Journal

Six pound pups, four cats seek owners or new homes

Six dogs and two cats at the Park Hills Pound; a cat at the Bonne Terre Pound; and a cat at the Fredericktown Pound are seeking their owners or new forever homes where they can be loved and cared for. Park Hills. 65 Sports Complex Road. Officer Lewis – 573-431-3577.
House Springs,

Pickup stolen from House Springs auto repair shop

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest in connection with the theft of a pickup from C & C Auto and Collision in House Springs. The stolen 2004 Ford F-350 was driven through a portion of a fence at the business, 4750 Raetta Lane, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Saint Francois County, MODaily Journal

Three charged with child porn possession in separate cases

On Thursday, charges were filed in St. Francois County against three area men accused of possessing child pornography following separate Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Division of Drug and Crime Control investigations. Cory Lee Hoeft, 34, of Bonne Terre, and Kaleb Storie, 21, of Farmington, were each charged with one...

Herculaneum firefighters put out car fire

The Herculaneum Fire Department quickly doused a car fire Thursday afternoon (June 17), but the vehicle was destroyed, Chief Kevin Baker said. He said no one was injured. The department got a call at 3:23 p.m. about the fire, after the driver, who had been traveling south on I-55, pulled off at the Herculaneum exit, Baker said.
Jefferson County,

Large crowds turn out for Jefferson County Rodeo

Fans starved for rodeo action stampeded the Jefferson County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Doug Goforth, chairman for the 2021 Jefferson County Rodeo, said organizers were thrilled to see thousands turn out for event, which the Hillsboro Community Civic Club sponsored. “We were well pleased,” Goforth said. “We guessed our attendance...
Arnold, MOKMOV

Suspect in 1993 killing of Arnold liquor store owner dies

JEFFERON COUNTY, Mo. ( - The suspect in the 1993 shooting death of an Arnold, Mo. liquor store owner has died, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office told News 4. Loril Harp, 69, died Thursday at a local hospital. Harp was charged in September with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of 40-year-old Steven Weltig. Investigators say Harp shot Weltig on April 23, 1993 at the Ajax Liquor store, which Weltig owned. Harp was an employee of the liquor store at the time.

Bear sightings continue out of area

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple reports of a large bear seen roaming through rural backyards last Thursday morning between Waterloo and Valmeyer. While no further reports have been called in locally, bear sightings were reported to the east near...
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Sheriff: Man charged in 1993 killing in Arnold has died

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a 69-year-old man charged last year with a 1993 killing in the St. Louis area has died. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said Friday that Loril Harp died after spending several weeks in a hospital. Harp was arrested in September 2020 and charged with...

J-98/Midwest Sports Center Donate To Shop With A Cop

(Farmington) Once again this year, J-98 is teaming up with Midwest Sports Center in Farmington to donate a youth 4 wheeler to the St. Francois County Shop With A Cop Program. Josh Harris is the owner of Midwest Sports Center. He says it’s an honor to be a part of this effort.
De Soto, MOPosted by
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4-Day Weather Forecast For De Soto

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in De Soto: Saturday, June 19: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Sunday, June 20: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy then chance of