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Washington Man Accused Of Burglarizing Business
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 20th, 2023, Franklin County deputies, with the assistance of Union Missouri Police Department officers, responded to a business at the intersection of Clearview Road and Hwy 47 for a report of a subject trying to force entry into the back door of the business.
County seeks to buy 41 acre property, will consolidate highway facilities
Franklin County plans to purchase 41.3 acres to serve as a future site of its highway department’s maintenance facility. The $450,000 purchase for land on Highway 50 between Beaufort Elementary School and the community of Beaufort will allow the county to consolidate its two current maintenance facilities, one located on Riverview Place in Union, the other at the intersection of Highways ZZ and C, northwest of Leslie, Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker said. While commissioners unanimously approved the special sale contract at their Tuesday meeting, the property’s current owners, Great 8 Cinema owners Paul and Jo Ann Arand, still must agree to the contract.
One person killed, another injured in Washington Park shooting
The Illinois State Police are now investigating a shooting and a homicide in Washington Park. One person killed, another injured in Washington …. The Illinois State Police are now investigating a shooting and a homicide in Washington Park. KFC adding chicken nuggets to menus nationwide +LV5. Kentucky Fried Chicken is...
Washington man faces felony drug trafficking charge
More than two years after authorities first searched his home, a Washington man has been charged with felony second-degree drug trafficking. The charges against Leon David Morgan, 42, were filed March 1. His home was searched Dec. 28, 2020.
Two Gerald residents hurt in crash south of Washington
Two Gerald residents were hospitalized after being injured in a two-car crash in rural Franklin County on Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The highway patrol reports that at 9:37 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, Douglas R. Vaughn, 47, of Gerald, was driving a 2002 Ford F250 truck northbound on Highway A. As Vaughn drove north, he failed to notice a vehicle had stopped in the roadway, waiting to make a left turn onto Pottery Road.
Council hits pause on efforts to crackdown on panhandling in Washington
An effort to ban panhandling in Washington has stalled. “I’m disappointed, very disappointed,” said Second Ward Councilman Mark Hidritch, who along with other members of the Washington City Council had been advocating for the city to approve an ordinance that would bar people from soliciting money while on city property or in the right-of-way of city streets.
Plethora of pot taxes to be found on the April ballot
As area voters weigh whether to approve a 3 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana sales in Franklin County and several cities within the county, officials have some ideas of how to spend the new revenue. But nothing is set in stone. The city of Washington may have the most...
Franklin Co. woman says she's still fighting for money after wrong-site surgery
ST. LOUIS — One woman told our I-Team that a surgeon operated on the wrong part of her spine not once but twice. She took the surgeon to court, and a jury ruled in her favor. “I had a lot of back pain," Natalie Avilez, a medical malpractice plaintiff...
Petland has the most popular dogs and helps families find their furr-ever family member
ST. LOUIS – The American Kennel Club ranks the most popular dog breeds. For the past 31 years, the Labrador Retriever was ranked number one until this year when the French Bulldog to the top spot. Petland has been inspected by the AKC to make sure they are in compliance with the standards that support the welfare, safety and health of dogs and puppies.
No charges yet for man suspected of stealing Washington woman's car
The weeks-long investigation into a February morning carjacking is reaching a conclusion. Washington Police Department spokesperson Detective Lt. Steve Sitzes said investigators are about a week or two away from wrapping up their investigation into John A. Smith, Jr. of Piedmont, who is suspected of stealing a woman’s car on Feb. 2, 2023.
Washington signs onto opioid lawsuit settlement
Washington on Monday joined dozens of other Missouri cities in signing onto a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with pharmacies and drug makers who are acknowledging their role in the opioid epidemic. Washington City Attorney Mark Piontek said it is unclear how much the city will receive as part of the...
Gas station near Bluff Road will be rebranded after purchase is finalized
A gas station on the west side of Washington will soon be under new ownership. James Fortner, a partner with Wortman-Fortner, LLC., said his company is purchasing the ZX gas station, 6791 Highway 100, which is currently owned by the Arnold O. Kandlbinder Trust and Theola Kandlbinder. The Kandlbinder’s son, Randy, said the family built the gas station in 1988.
Missing St. Charles woman found dead; man charged with murder
Exactly one week after she was last seen alive, a missing St. Charles woman has been found dead, police confirmed Tuesday. One person has been taken into custody and is expected to be charged in her death.
New judge assigned to Hermann murder suspect
GASCONADE COUNTY - A new judge was assigned to a Hermann murder suspect Monday, according to online records. Kenneth Lee Simpson, 34, pleaded not guilty last week to first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree assault on a special victim and unlawful possession of a firearm. On Monday,...
Explore Missouri and experience the beauty of Long Row Lavender farm
Long Row Lavender is a family-owned farm located at 26549 S. Stracks Church Road in Wright City, Missouri. It's about a three-hour drive from Kansas City via Interstate 70 East.
Warren County man will learn next month whether he's sentenced to death for triple homicide
A Warren County man recently found guilty of a triple homicide will learn his sentence next month. Shawn Kavanagh, of Bellflower, was found guilty last Friday of three counts of first-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action, first-degree domestic assault resulting in serious physical injury, and first-degree burglary. Judge...
Hermann officer laid to rest, remembered as ‘the best friend anyone could ever ask for’
Hermann Detective Sgt. Griffith Mason Griffith was laid to rest Sunday, one week after he and his partner were shot while trying to make an arrest at a convenience store.
Franklin County man dies in early morning crash
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A Franklin County man died in an early morning car crash Sunday. Markus Eldringhoff, 20, died after a one vehicle crash on Route J in Gasconade County. The crash occurred after the car drifted into the northbound lane, and was then overcorrected and swerved off the right side of the road striking a fence and tree.
Rockwood names its next assistant superintendent of student services
Marquette High School Principal Stephen Hankins said he is ready to serve more students in the Rockwood School District. The 49-year-old Lake St. Louis resident has been named the district’s assistant superintendent of student services. “My goal is to provide service to our community and students,” Hankins said. “Hopefully,...
More than 15k marijuana convictions expunged since recreational legalization
(KMOV) -- Since legalizing recreational marijuana, the state of Missouri has granted more than 15,000 expungements at the misdemeanor and felony levels for nonviolent marijuana offenses. That includes 65 in St. Louis City, 304 in St. Louis County, 55 in Jefferson County, and six in Franklin County. The Supreme Court...
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