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Pedestrian Struck in St. Francois County

(St. Francois County, MO) A woman from Bonne Terre, 40 year old Jody J. Duncan, and a woman from Cadet 46 year old Michelle R. Beasley, are suffering serious injuries after they were involved in a traffic accident in St. Francois County Thursday afternoon at 3:45. According to Highway Patrol reports a car driven south on Highway 47 by 40 year old Pamelina M. Hammers, of Farmington, ran off the right side of southbound Highway 47 and crashed into an embankment. Duncan was standing next to the driver's door of Hammer's car, attempting to help her. A second car, driven by Beasley, was headed south on Highway 47. Beasley was driving too fast for the icy conditions of the roadway, and failed to maintain her car within the right half of the roadway. Beasley abruptly applied the brakes and began to slide. Her car ran off the right side of the roadway, spun clockwise, and it's front left bumper struck Duncan. Upon impact, Duncan was thrown into the air and struck the ground. Beasley's car continued to spin and struck the driver's door of Hammer's car. Duncan and Beasley were taken to Mercy Hospital at St. Louis.
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Missouri News Headlines Friday, January 27th, 2023

(Farmington, MO) -- All five inmates who escaped from the St. Francois County Jail in Farmington last week are all now back behind bars. Four of the prisoners were captured late last week in Ohio. The fifth inmate was arrested in Poplar Bluff. All five are facing numerous additional charges because of their escape.

5 St. Francois Co. jail escapees now back in Mo.

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Ballots Will See Recreational Use Sales Tax

(Farmington, MO) City Officials in Farmington area placing a proposition on the April Ballots to collect a 3% sales tax on recreational marijuana sold in the city. The City Administrator of Farmington, Greg Beavers, says the State of Missouri will impose a tax on the sale of recreational marijuana, but counties and cities will not get that money unless voters approve it.

What happened to the St. Louis snow? The snow void

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — There are a lot of people asking about the snow forecast to fall in the St. Louis area Wednesday. Around ten inches fell south of St. Louis near Farmington. But, the amount that fell near St. Louis was on the very low end of the forecast, at around a trace to […]

The Berry Road Bridge Project

Gross adds the design work for the Berry Road Bridge is complete. St. Francois County Commissioners have not received a program agreement from the state yet. Gross explains the funds wont be released before March. The cost share grant will provide about half the cost of the bridge project. ARPA funding from the federal government will provide the rest.

Potosi Hall Of Fame Inductees

(Potosi, MO) Potosi School Administrators are recognizing the new inductees to the Potosi School District Hall of Fame after a ceremony held Friday, January 13th during Homecoming festivities. The Superintendent of the District, Alex McCaul, says this year administrators recognized former band members as well.

Looks Like Centerville Man Will Have Jury Trial for Murder

(Steelville) A man from Centerville, facing first degree murder, armed criminal action and two unlawful use of weapon felonies out of Reynolds County, chose not to cut a plea deal with the prosecuting attorney and so it looks he will have a jury trial later this year. 44-year-old Jason W....

Over 40 Million for Local Broadband

(St. Francois County, MO) Over 40 million dollars will be used for local broadband projects after the Department of Economic Development (DED) awarded a total of $261 million through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program to 60 recipients for projects that will expand and improve internet access across Missouri. Projects receiving funds are expected to create more than 55,000 connections in locations that previously lacked adequate internet access. Nearly $14,000 will go to Aptitude Internet LLC to serve Jefferson, Saint Francois, and Sainte Genevieve counties. Almost $12,000 will be given to Spectrum Mid America, LLC, Charter Communications, Inc. to serve Jefferson and Washington counties and Steelville Telephone Exchange will service Iron, Crawford, Washington, and Dent counties with almost $10,000. The program awarded competitive grants to a wide range of applicants, including traditional internet providers as well as electric and telephone cooperatives. The program prioritized unserved and underserved areas. Funds will be used to build new connections that will deliver symmetrical speeds of 100 Mbps upload / 100 Mbps download or greater.

St. Francois County Jail Escapees Back In Farmington

(Farmington) All five of the inmates who escaped from the St. Francois County Jail in Farmington last week are all now back in the county jail. Kelly McSean, Aaron Sebastian, LuJuan Tucker and Dakota Pace were all captured late last week in Ohio and were awaiting the extradition process back to Missouri.

Bismarck Woman In Serious Car Accident

(St. Francois County) A woman from Bismarck was injured Monday afternoon in a one vehicle crash in St. Francois County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened on Parkway Drive at Joplin Drive, when a Saturn Vue driven by 36-year-old Elizabeth E. Smith traveled off the right edge of the road and struck a tree. Smith suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

(Potosi, MO) January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to compel another person to work or engage in a commercial sex act. The Founder of the JKK Inheritance Haven in Potosi, Ronni DuBois, says victims of human trafficking may not know how to escape.