Area News

Cuba Man Charged In Theft At Jim’s Motors
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015

A Cuba man has been charged with felony theft and first-degree property damage. Cody C. Walters Bridgeman, 20, is being held on a $55,000 bond. Bridgeman is accused of two burglaries at Jim’s Motors in March and April. According to the probable cause statement, living quarters horse trailers containing flat-screen televisions and stereo systems had […]

Double Fatality On Highway 185
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Two people were killed in a crash on Highway 185 south Tuesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Jason E. Stewart, 38, Sullivan, was passing a vehicle when he struck a 1996 Ford Ranger driven by Kathleen Freeman, 65, Sullivan. Freeman’s vehicle traveled off the right side […]

Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Registration for the 2015 Meramec Community Fair Queen’s Scholarship Program is in full swing until May 29. The young lady chosen as Meramec Community Fair Queen will receive a $500 cash scholarship along with other gifts and will represent the Meramec Community Fair at the Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant in August. This is the […]

Gospel Night At The Meramec Community Fair
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The tradition continues on Wednesday evening, June 24 with the annual Gospel Music concert kicking off the Meramec Community Fair. The admission is free. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the talents of The Bowling Family and Final Authority from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. Golf carts will be provided to transport persons between the […]

Brake For Seat Belts Sullivan Police Department To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Enforcement
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement May 18-31 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations. Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. And even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat […]

Drivers Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident on U.S. 50 at Route HH occurred on Fri., May 15 at 8 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Mary C. Gillam, 83, St. Clair, operating a 2014 Kia Sorento, failed to yield to a 2012 Honda Accord, operated by Charles G. Baumgartner, 46, of Union. The […]

S. 185 Crash Leads To Injury And Arrest
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident on southbound Hwy. 185, north of Horton Rd. that occurred on the afternoon of Sat., May 16. According to the report filed, Skylor C. Adkins, 21, Leslie, operating a 2000 Ford F150, was traveling too fast on a curve, traveled up the right side of the roadway […]

Two-Bike Crash, Three Injured With One Arrested On Saturday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident involving two motorcycles occurred on N. Oak Tree Lane, half a mile south of Clearview Road in Franklin County on Sat., May 16 at 8:15 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Theodore A. Menke, 28, Union, was traveling southbound on N. Oak Tree Lane and crossed the […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made eleven arrests for the week of May 11-17. This week’s arrests were: May 13; Tasha N. Burns, 32, Rolla, was arrested on a Sullivan Police warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA, on the original charge of stealing/shoplifting. Burns was held at Sullivan Jail on $778.20 bond. May 13; […]

Senior Injured In I-44 Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

An accident on the westbound I-44 at the 226 mile marker, Thurs., May 14 left one senior driver with injuries. According to the report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when Sharon K. Giboney, 72, Springfield, traveled off the left side of the roadway. Giboney over -corrected and re-entered the roadway, […]

Tornado Watch Issued For April 9, 2015
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Franklin and Crawford counties effective until 11 p.m., April 9, 2015. A cold front is sliding towards the area from central Miss

Storm Warning For Franklin County
Sullivan Journal — Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

SULLIVAN - The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Franklin County until 10:48 a.m., April 7, 2015. A persistent line of storms - some packing large hail, dangerous lightning, and

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.

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

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