Area News

2015 MERAMEC COMMUNITY FAIR
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

Police Officer Personal Vehicle Stolen Sunday Night
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  A Sullivan Police Officer, out on patrol, returned to the Sullivan Police Department Sunday night, June 28, to find that someone had stolen his 1996 Ford Ranger truck. According to Sullivan Police, the suspect is believed to have left Missouri Baptist  Sullivan Hospital at 9:38 p.m. and then walked to the police department where […]

Homeowner Fatally Injures Intruder In Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  By James B. Bartle A 38-year-old Franklin County man was stabbed to death after he allegedly broke into a home and was stabbed by the homeowner Tues., June 23, at 1:56 a.m. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported to the Independent News that deputies responded to the 1000 block of Osage Parkway Dr. for […]

Child Treated After Being Stuck With Needle
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  Sullivan Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Fri., June 26, in which a nine-year-old girl was stuck with a discarded syringe. Sullivan Police were notified by Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, that the child had entered the emergency room with the injury. Authorities learned that the child found the needle on the ground […]

Man Accused Of Trying To Suffocate Mother At Hospital
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  A Sullivan man is accused of trying to suffocate his mother with a pillow at a local hospital. According to the probable cause statement, Shane A. Rodgers, 43, went to the hospital where his 78-year-old mother was staying after suffering a stroke. While he was there, four members of the staff witnessed Rodgers attempt […]

Pedistrian Fatally Injured Near Family Motor Inn
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  By James B. Bartle A 41-year-old Euless, TX man was fatally injured Sunday night, June 28, while walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service Rd. According to Sullivan Police, the incident occurred at 11:18 p.m., Sunday when the Texas man was walking westbound in the eastbound lane of the North Service […]

Senior Dies Following Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident occurring 11:45 a.m. on Fri., June 26 at Mill Hill Road, north of Bethel Church Road that claimed the life of Charles H. Curtis, 87, of St. Clair. The MSHP reported Curtis, driving a 1999 Buick Century, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, Franklin County reported 13 arrests for the week of June 22-28. This week’s arrests are: June 23; Juan G. Ramirez, 54, El Paso, TX, was arrested on a Harrison County warrant for operating motor carrier vehicle on exposed tires, inferior load rate, groove. Ramirez was held on […]

Two Injured In ATV Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  Two people suffered injuries in an ATV accident Wed., June 24 on Boles Road, north of Riverside Drive. the Missouri State Highway patrol reported that Michael F. Gardner, 20, Washington, was traveling too fast on a gravel roadway while operating a 2006 polaris Sportsman, when it hit a curve and overturned onto its left […]

Animals In Roadway Cause Motorcycle Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday July 07, 2015

  Animals in the roadway caused an accident on Hwy. C, just north of Kiel-Lyon Road on Sat., June 27 at approximately 5 p.m. According to the missouri State highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Ronald J. Bier, 55, Fenton, swerved to miss animals in the road and lost control of a 1998 BMW R1200 […]

Girl Recovering After Near Drowning on Meramec
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

A St. Francois County girl is recovering in a St. Louis hospital after nearly drowning in an accident last weekend on the Meramec River near Sullivan.

Area High School Students Complete STEM Academy
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

Students from four area high schools participated in East Central College’s inaugural STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars Academy June 22-30.

Car Fire Sunday in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

This car fire occurred Sunday around 2 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 47 and Sixth Street in Washington. The Washington Fire Department and Police Department responded. For more informati

Tarlton Hires Miller as Accounting Assistant
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

Union resident Betsy Miller has been hired as the project accounting assistant on the finance team with St. Louis-based Tarlton Corp., a general contracting and construction management firm.

County Picks New Site for Radio Tower
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

Some Franklin County radio communications equipment will be moving to a new tower.

Suspects Used Internet To Pick Home Targets
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

A trio of Jefferson County residents accused of stealing property from a Robertsville home have been released pending charges.

Fireworks in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Sunday July 05, 2015

These photos were taken Saturday, July 4, at the Washington fireworks display. 

St. Louis Man Killed in Highway 30 Crash
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A St. Louis man was killed Friday afternoon, July 3, in a collision on Highway 30, east of Hendricks Road.

Annexation Public Hearing Is Monday
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A public hearing for a voluntary annexation will take place at the July 6 city council meeting.

Pacific Man Is Charged With Drug Possession
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A Pacific man is facing felony drug charges after an incident occurred in St. Clair earlier this year.

Fair to Host Many New Activities
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Washington Town and Country Fair Chairman Irma Wehmeyer promises “fun for everyone” when the gates open on the five-day festival in early August.

County Purchases New Generator for Remote Tower Site
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

The Franklin County Commission approved a contract Tuesday for a new generator for one of its remote communication tower sites.

Standing Watch With Wildlife Stare
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

This fox was spotted in the backyard of a home on West Main Street, Washington.

Health Department Works to Complete Annual Inspections
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

The Franklin County Health Department is working to get food establishments and other facilities inspected this year.

Loving Hearts Shelves Are Empty
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Loving Hearts Outreach in Washington is seeking the community’s help in stocking “completely empty” shelves.

New Lonedell Budget Targets R-XIV Mission
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

In presenting her 2015-16 projected revenue and expenses to the board of education, Lonedell R-XIV School District Superintendent Jen Ulrich stressed that the new budget is centered on the district’s

Website Helps Police Identify Suspect
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A photo posted Tuesday afternoon on The Missourian website was key in helping police identify a suspect in a stealing case.

Ameren Proceeds With Coal Ash Landfill
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

Despite ongoing litigation and proposed changes to the county’s landfill code, construction on Ameren Missouri’s coal ash landfill at the Labadie Energy Center is “underway,” according to the company.

Will Ash Landfill Lawsuit Be Settled?
Missourian — Posted on Saturday July 04, 2015

A Franklin County commissioner mentioned Thursday a possible lawsuit settlement when asked about next week’s scheduled vote on proposed changes to the county’s landfill code.

New Doctor Joins Team At Mehringer Chiropractic
Missourian — Posted on Friday July 03, 2015

Dr. Delia Overschmidt recently joined the office of Dr. Brett Mehringer of Mehringer Chiropractic, Washington.