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 […]

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