Area News

Hwy. 185 Construction Zone To Reopen Later Today
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

According to the Sullivan School District, Highway 185 construction zone is scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 29.

SWAT Dispatched After Man Barricades Himself In Garage
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

The Franklin County SWAT and Washington County sheriff’s deputies were able to take a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a garage and threatened to harm himself Wednesday night. Washington County Sheriff Andy Skiles said deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Calico Creek Farm Court. The subject had […]

Bland Man Charged With Child Exploitation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

A Bland man has been charged with child exploitation after his cell phone was found with approximately 3,000 images of child pornography and child erotica. George Patterson, 46,  was charged in a criminal complaint alleging that he received child pornography.  He appeared for his initial appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. His […]

Patrol Seeking Information In Fatal Traffic Crash On Missouri Highway 30
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle that struck and killed 44-year-old William L. Bentley. Bentley was traveling eastbound on Missouri Highway 30 east of Missouri Route BB on a 2013 Honda NPS50, when he was struck from behind and ejected from the vehicle.  Bentley […]

Update On Villa Ridge Investigation of 7-Year-Old Death
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2016

Further investigation in to this morning’s death of the 7-year old female has led investigators to consider the mother as the possible suspect in the child’s death.  The mother has made statements creating a reasonable belief of her involvement.  The child’s death was a result of gunshot wounds.  The exact reason for the child’s death […]

Possible Homicide In Villa Ridge
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday April 27, 2016

Authorities are investigating a possible homicide in Villa Ridge after a 7-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 200 block of Maple Lake Court around 7:10 a.m. The owner said he had arrived home from work and found his wife and daughter lying on the […]

Katie Masson Day May 5, For Local Child With Cri Du Chat
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2016

By James B. Bartle For Billy and Monica Masson, the birth of their daughter Katie Masson on March 16, 2009, was a day of excitement, but the birth turned into a long road over the next several weeks. “Katie was born at Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan, and we noticed during her feeding, that her lips were […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C in Franklin County reported 14 arrests for the week of Apr. 18-24. This week’s arrests were: Apr. 18; Ryan M. Scott , 29, Sullivan, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for moving traffic violation speeding 16 to 19. Scott was held on bond at the Franklin County […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2016

The Sullivan Fire Safety District reported 25 alarms for the week of Apr. 18-24. Apr. 18: 2:52 p.m., 1073 E. Vine St., vehicle fire. Apr. 19: Dunnigan, ambulance assist. Apr. 20: 11:52 a.m., Walnut, ambulance assist. Apr. 20: 2:47 p.m., I-44 at the 223.5 mm W/B, vehicle accident. Apr. 20: 4:31 p.m., Osage Dr., ambulance […]

CMSGT Robert Thomas Copeland
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday April 26, 2016

Story and photos submitted by Charlene Copeland In memory of my husband CMSGT Robert (Bob) Thomas Copeland Born in Homestead, PA: 1 September 1936 Entered Air Force in Palo Alto, CA: 29 December 1954 Passed Away: 25 August 2002 Served 27 years, 9 months, 2 days; Retired 30 September 1982. He was a Korea and […]


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