Area News

Man Accused Of Trying To Suffocate Mother At Hospital
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Monday June 29, 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 to […]

Two Injured In Accident On I-44 Wednesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Two Fenton residents received minor and moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident at the 225 mile marker on Interstate 44 Wednesday in Sullivan. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mary P. Fasce, 76, and Nancy K. Fasce, 67, were traveling westbound in a 2004 Toyota Corolla when Nancy Fasce swerved to avoid another vehicle, […]

Location For Driver License Testing At Steelville Temporarily Changed Due To Flooding
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Due to flooding in Steelville, MO, the location for driver license testing has been temporarily changed for Monday June 29, 2015, and Monday, July 6, 2015. The new temporary location will be at the Steelville Community Center, located at 101 Keysville Street. The office hours will be from 9:15 am to 4:00 pm. The written […]

Free Special Movie Presentation At The Franklin Baptist Association Gym In Union
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

A Free special movie presentation this Friday, June 26th. The Rock Radio Station is proud to present The Lost Medallion. A family friendly movie that full of excitement and adventure that everyone will want to see. The movie will be shown in the gym of the Franklin Baptist Association at 7:00pm this Friday, June 26th. […]

SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY EVENING.
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

Gerald Man Charged In Burglary At Local Car Dealership
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

By James B. Bartle A 21-year-old Gerald man has been charged with burglary and other related charges after he allegedly broke into NU 2 U Auto Sales, 181 North Service Rd. West, Sullivan, and appropriated vehicle keys to seventy vehicles and then appropriated a 2008 Hummer H3. According to Sullivan Police, they received a report […]

How Would You Like To Help The MCF Livestock Program?
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

How would you like to help the Meramec Community Fair Youth Livestock Program and be able to receive the Sullivan Independent News each week on your doorstep at the same time? You can do that very thing now through June 27, as Sullivan Independent News will be donating $5 to the MCF Livestock program for […]

29th Meramec Community Fair Just Days Away
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

By James B. Bartle The 28th Meramec Community Fair is just days away from opening with a full packed week of summer fun and thrills. Events will kick-off on Tuesday evening with the Fair Parade in downtown Sullivan beginning at 6 p.m. followed by Contemporary Christian Night at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Wednesday events […]

Doors Open At Mercy Sullivan New Medical Building Houses Primary Care Doctors, Specialists And Services Such As X-Ray, Laboratory And Nuclear Medicine
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

On June 11, approximately 250 people helped Mercy celebrate the opening of Mercy Sullivan, a new 19,800-square-foot medical building located along the South Service Road. The spacious new facility now houses Mercy’s two primary care practices in Sullivan, as well as offices for cardiologists, surgeons, pulmonologists and oncologists. Patients can also go to the building […]

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015

The Sullivan Fire District reported 14 alarms for the week of June 1-7. June 1: 2:38 p.m., E. Springfield and Cumberland, vehicle accident. June 2: 8:26 a.m., 828 Johanna St., smoke investigation. June 5: 7:01 a.m., I-44 at the 234 mm, E/B, mutual aid. June 5: 5:55 p.m., 206 N. Church St., ambulance assist. June […]

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