Grubville woman hurt in crash in Franklin County
A Grubville woman was injured Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, in a one-car accident on Hwy. 30 west of Pierce Creek Road near Lonedell in Franklin County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 7:05 p.m., Kathryn J. Heintz, 63, of Grubville was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta west on the...
Man shot, killed after domestic dispute in Jefferson County
One man is dead after a shooting Thursday in Jefferson County that stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Firefighters on Alert as Fires Spread: in Jefferson County
Due to a long spell of dry weather, little moisture, and changeable winds, firefighters across Jefferson County are working hard to deal with more and more brush fires. The De Soto Rural Fire Protection District has the biggest area to cover in Jefferson County. They’re leading the efforts against these fires, which shows that this is a big problem for the whole region.
St. Louis-area firefighters stay busy with brush fires, caution against burning
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — The combination of dry conditions, low humidity and erratic winds have kept area firefighters busy for the past several days. “We’ve been running like mad, mostly to mutual aid and brush fires,” said Tom Fitzgerald, chief of the De Soto Rural Fire Protection District, which, at 174 square miles, is geographically the largest fire district in Jefferson County.
Driver escapes with minor injuries after vehicle nearly splits in half
A Missouri driver escapes a single-car crash with only minor injuries, despite the vehicle being nearly split in half.
The coldest February in Washington County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Wildwood man allegedly steals from Eureka business
Eureka Police arrested a 44-year-old Wildwood man for allegedly stealing $144,105.09 from Keystone Technologies, a computer consulting firm, when he was the company’s account manager. The man turned himself in, and he allegedly said he mistakenly used the company’s money to pay off his credit cards, the police said.
Incident sends students outside Eureka High School
Ambulances and fire trucks responded to a situation at Eureka High School, located near Route 109.
Trial Set For Sullivan Woman Charged In Fatal Crash
A February 2025 jury trial is set for a Sullivan woman accused of being intoxicated when she crashed into a vehicle and killed a woman. Emily E. Hernandez is charged with DWI — death of another and DWI — serious physical injury. The accident occurred Jan. 5, 2022...
Festus man was seriously injured in a crash involving two motorcycles
Two motorcycles crashed on Hwy. 67 south of Victoria Road, just south of Festus, seriously injuring a Festus man on Feb. 25, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 6:45 p.m., Mark W. Sanders, 63, of Festus was riding a northbound 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide when he struck the rear of a northbound 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster ridden by Sandy L. Isaak, 49, of Festus, the report said. The Road Glide overturned, and Sanders was ejected.
Dry, windy conditions spark brushfires across St. Louis
Firefighters across the St. Louis metro area spent Tuesday battling brush fires from St. Peters to De Soto. Some of those fires got out of control quickly due to the dry, windy conditions.
OUTDOORS: Periodical cicada invasion should be celebrated
For several weeks social media reactionaries have hearkened the end times with near-Biblical fervor. Is it a plague of locusts? No, it’s the return of Mother Nature’s practical joke, the periodic uprising of the humble-but-noisy cicada. Hordes of the bug-eyed bugs with marginal aviation skills are due to...
Former job foreman charged with stealing copper from AZZ Precoat
A Sullivan man who formerly worked as a job foreman for AZZ Precoat Metals in Washington has been charged with felony stealing in connection to the August theft of a roll of copper wire valued at $1,900 from the company’s construction site. Timothy Hydar, 51, was charged Feb. 27...
De Soto man critically injured in crash reportedly caused by brake failure
A De Soto man is in critical condition after the vehicle he was riding in reportedly had brake failure on Hwy. A at Sandy Valley Road between Mapaville and Hillsboro, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, Kenneth W. Bailey, 34, of Hillsboro was driving...
C5D1: Mules march on, will face Sikeston in semis
BONNE TERRE — All the long practices, along with a tough schedule, have finally come down to this moment where the Poplar Bluff Mules must be ready to compete with some of the best teams in their district. The No. 4 seeded Mules got the first taste of the...
Inaugural Celebrating Women event will offer fun and fellowship
Where: Oak Valley Golf Course and Resort, 1230 Abbey Lane, in Pevely. Tickets (including dinner, dessert, open bar, games and more): $40. Tickets for the Leader’s first-ever Celebrating Women event have sold out, but those who were lucky enough to snag a ticket are in for quite an evening. The theme is “Hippie Chicks,” and attendees are encouraged to dress and accessorize as if headed for Woodstock.
No More Swimming At What Is Now Called Rockford Park
(HOUSE SPRINGS, HILLSBORO) As spring and summer approaches, the Jefferson County Council has taken steps to make changes at Rockford Beach Park in House Springs. The area has become deadly over the past few years with a few drownings and large numbers have gathered there causing problems for 1st responders trying to get onto the grounds. Another issue has been several visitors consuming alcohol in the park along the Big River. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says the council took action and passed a bill on Monday night.
Ameren proposes for customers to pay for coal plant closure after violation
Ameren’s goal of retiring its Rush Island coal-fired power plant by October is a good one, say state watchdogs and consumer advocates, but they want to protect customers from having to pay for the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act and costs related to its “imprudent” decisions.
Central Boys Win Class 4 District 2 Championship
(PARK HILLS) The Central Rebels boys basketball team won the Class 4 District 2 championship over Potosi, 57-42 Saturday afternoon. The two teams met twice earlier in the season, and the Trojans came away victorious in both outings. This time around, the outside shooting of Jobe Bryant helped Central get a lead near the end of the first quarter.
Eureka High School evacuated after HVAC motor became overheated
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (First Alert 4) - Eureka High School was evacuated Friday morning after an overheated HVAC motor on the roof. School officials said a burning smell and hazy smoke were reported in the E-wing area, and the school was evacuated. When the fire department arrived on the scene, they discovered the source of the smell and smoke was an overheated HVAC motor on one of the units on the roof.