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Man Found Dead In Union Creek

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man found deceased in a Union creek. Police have identified the man as Dustin Hartman, 31. Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, police responded to Willow and Mulberry. Hartman’s body was found. Police say it appears his body had been there for “some time.” Police do not know the cause of death.  Read More »

Hwy. 185 Construction Zone To Reopen Later Today

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

SWAT Dispatched After Man Barricades Himself In Garage

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 a gun. Franklin County SWAT was contacted for assistance... 

Bland Man Charged With Child Exploitation

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 detention hearing has been set for May 2 at... 

Patrol Seeking Information In Fatal Traffic Crash On Missouri Highway 30

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 sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The driver... 
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Update On Villa Ridge Investigation of 7-Year-Old Death

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 is not certain at this time.  The mother is identified... 
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Possible Homicide In Villa Ridge

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 floor. The woman was conscious and breathing, but incoherent. She was... 
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Katie Masson Day May 5, For Local Child With Cri Du Chat

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 turning blue and her oxygen level was low,” said Billy Masson. “That’s when Dr. Matthew... 
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Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report – Franklin County

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 jail. Apr. 19; Jason S. Goings, 30, Bourbon, was arrested on a Franklin County warrant for... 

Sullivan Fire District Alarm Report

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 assist. Apr. 20: 4:44 p.m., Meramec State park and Hwy. 185, vehicle accident. Apr.... 
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