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Bourbon Man Accused Of Tying Up Female Victim, Kicking Her In Head
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

A Bourbon man is charged with second-degree domestic assault after a female victim claimed she was restrained by electrical cord and kicked in the head. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stephen Pennock on Feb. 22. Deputies responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Rock Road for a domestic assault in progress. Pennock […]

Stolen Vehicle Recovered With Help Of Friends
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

During the afternoon of March 1, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by St. Clair Police requesting to watch for a vehicle that had been stolen from the city of St. Clair.  At approximately 5:30 PM, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by associates of the victim who stated they found the vehicle on Mill […]

Save Your Tickets For Mid Ozark CASA Mouse Races
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Due to snow, Mid Ozark CASA had to postpone the Mouse Races scheduled for Feb. 28. They ask everyone to save their tickets and watch for the announcement of the new date. Thanks!

Late-winter storm slams Sullivan
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - An intense winter storm rolled through east-central Missouri Saturday afternoon, dumping a half-foot of snow and paralyzing vehicle traffic along Interstate 44. The Missouri State Highway P

Home and Garden Show Coming March 14
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday March 01, 2015

SULLIVAN - The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce and KTUI will be hosting the 2015 Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-2pm at the Sullivan Eagles Hall, 1000 Acid Mine Road.

Deputies Respond To Robertsville Residence Shooting
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

On February 26 at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in   the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.  The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him. Upon arrival deputies located the subject inside the front […]

Mother Nature's relentless winter grip continues
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

SULLIVAN - Enough already! That's the local sentiment when discussing a persistent winter weather pattern in place over east-central Missouri. As spring 2015 approaches, the icy hands of winter contin

High Speed Chase Lands Sullivan Woman In Jail Following Crash
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 33-year-old Sullivan woman has been charged in Franklin County with ten different counts following a high speed pursuit through Sullivan and at one point, traveling in the wrong direction, westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44, Tuesday night, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. Jessica D. Strosnider, 33, Sullivan, was […]

Menard, Inc. Project Getting Closer To Reality This Week
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

‘Project Tops Council Meeting Tuesday’ By James B. Bartle A project that could bring some 250 jobs to Sullivan is moving ever closer to becoming a reality as the Sullivan City Council met Tuesday night, Feb. 17, to approve a development agreement for the 122 acre Sullivan Industrial Park East that could be the home […]

Residents Encouraged To Check Their Flue’s With Weather Changes
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan Fire Department responded to two flue fires within hours of each other Thurs., Feb. 12, both of which did not damage the two homes. Firefighters were called to 545 East Vine at 5:24 p.m. and then to 131 Maple St. at 7:49 p.m. Thursday for reported flue fires which […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made 14 arrests for the week of Feb. 9-15. This week’s arrests were: Feb. 9: Trisha L. Parker, 36, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of insufficient funds. Parker was held on $150 bond. Feb. 10: Sarah E. Gauvain, […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Feb. 9; Daniel Hagedorn, 19, Villa Ridge, was arrested on a Pacific Police Department warrant for defective muffler. Hagedorn was held on bond at the Pacific Police Department. Feb. 10; Corey B. Lacey, 33, Cedar Hill, was arrested on a St. Charles County warrant for stealing, a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear -FTA- […]

Deer On Roadway Causes Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

A deer on the North Service Rd. caused an accident Tues., Feb 10 around 8:40 p.m. when one driver attempted to avoid collision with the animal. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Nicole L. Schmidt, 32, Sullivan, operating a 2005 Chevy Silverado eastbound, swerved to miss the deer and traveled off the left side of […]

Winter Storm Warning Issued
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday February 20, 2015

SULLIVAN - A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Franklin and Crawford counties in eastern Missouri. The warning is in effect from Friday afternoon until noon on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Expect u

Sullivan woman remains jailed after wild chase
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

SULLIVAN - At approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2015 the Sullivan Police Department received a report that a 2004 Jeep Cherokee had just been stolen from the Fas-Trip gas station in Sullivan.   The vehi

Winter Weather Warning! Heavy Snow Sunday Night
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday February 15, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service office in St. Louis has changed a minor winter advisory to a warning. Heavy snow will develop over central and east-central Missouri Sunday afternoon and contin

Local man charged after custody issue turns violent
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday February 06, 2015

SULLIVAN – An apparent dispute over child-custody issues on Monday night led to a violent attack on two family members involved, landing the suspect in court facing three felony charges. According to

Two Sullivan men injured in I-44 crash
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - Two Sullivan men received minor injuries Sunday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2015 after their Ford Mustang ran off the left side of the westbound lanes of I-44 and struck a median barrier, reports t

Sullivan wards 2 & 3 will have new council members
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Sunday January 25, 2015

SULLIVAN - A significant shift in members of the Sullivan City Council will occur following the April 7, 2015 municipal election. The recent resignation of Mayor Tom Leasor - and the subsequent appoin

Driver escapes injury in North-South Rd. rollover
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Saturday January 24, 2015

SULLIVAN - The driver of a 91 Ford pickup escaped injury after experiencing a rollover accident Saturday afternoon at North-South Road and Tessa Drive. According to a witness at the scene, the driver

Mayor Tom Leasor resigns due to job
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 21, 2015

SULLIVAN - City of Sullivan Mayor Tom Leasor resigned his elected position during the regularly scheduled Tuesday night City Council meeting. Leasor, thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens

Girl, 14, made up kidnapping story
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday January 20, 2015

UPDATE: Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says a 14-year-old Sullivan girl lied about being kidnapped near the Oak Grove Village Circle K/Burger King and later forced to disrobe near Victoria Manor

Bourbon man airlifted after struck by car
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday January 16, 2015

BOURBON - A Bourbon man on Thursday afternoon received serious injuries after he was struck by a car while walking on Mound Road, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

St. Clair man charged in kidnapping, assault case
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday January 13, 2015

SULLIVAN - A second person has been charged in connection with Monday's alleged kidnapping and assault of a 19-year-old Sullivan woman. The case, which shocked and angered many local citizens because

Prosecutor: Sullivan teen beaten, threatened, left nude in cold
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 12, 2015

SULLIVAN - An allegation of a stolen cell phone may have led to a horrific crime reported to the media Monday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The Sullivan Journal has learned that Crystal D.

UPDATE:Sheriff says Sullivan teen assaulted, left nude on road
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 12, 2015

UPDATE (7:10 p.m. Jan. 12, 2015): Crystal Gehm, 37, of 450 E. Springfield Road, Sullivan, has been charged with felony assault, armed criminal action, and felony kidnapping in relation to the events n

VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Awards
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Friday January 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - VFW Post 3987 and its auxiliaries have recognized three Sullivan School District educators with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.  First place post winners a

Sullivan P.D. holiday DWI campaign a success
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday January 08, 2015

SULLIVAN - Declaring participation in the nation’s annual “Holiday DWI Crackdown” substance-impaired driving campaign a major success, Sullivan Police Department reported that more than 7 substance-im

First Baby of 2015 arrives at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Wednesday January 07, 2015

Hayla Smith was the first baby delivered at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in 2015.  She arrived on Jan. 5, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. weighing in at 6 pounds 10.8 ounces and 19” long.  Her parents are Kri

Conceal-carry permit fee increases Feb. 1
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Monday January 05, 2015

UNION - Effective Feb. 1, 2015, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing the fee amounts for Missouri Carry Concealed Weapons Permits from a total of $60.50 to $100.  The $100 fee is th