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A Section Of Route AJ In Franklin County To Close For Most Of The Summer

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation a section of Route AJ in Franklin County will close next week for the majority of the summer.  Route AJ over St. John’s Creek will close on Tuesday, May 30 so crews can rehab the bridge deck.  The bridge is scheduled to be back open to traffic in late summer before school resumes.  Drivers can detour around the closure by taking Route 50 to... 

Suspect Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting Friday in the 7000 block of HIghway YY in Clover Bottom, northwest of Union. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said 911 received a call of a suicidal subject. A deputy arrived on scene and observed a male in the driveway with a long gun. The officer advised that shots were fired. The deputy was uninjured... 

Investigators Seized Methamphetamine, Two Firearms, And Two Pipe Bombs In Robertsville

Jared Combs According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office on Thursday, May 18, 2017, investigators with the Multi-County Violent Crimes and Narcotics Unit and Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation at an address in the 5900 block of Calvey Creek Road, Robertsville Mo. Investigators seized a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, from a 32 year... 

BPD Partnering With DEA On Pill Take Back

The Bourbon Police Department has announced its partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration in St. Louis for a pill take back initiative. Residents can bring old or unused pills in their pill containers to the police department and they will be disposed free of charge. Police say this is a no questions asked program. Syringes, aerosols and liquids cannot be accepted. Epipens or similar delivery... 

Person Shot In Sullivan Thursday Morning

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a person was shot in the 1100 block of East Springfield Road in Sullivan Thursday. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said around 4:20 a.m., his office was contacted in reference to a shooting victim. The victim was transported to the hospital. Deputies learned two subjects had entered the home and shot the victim in the left shoulder... 

Elmont & Clark RR Crossings In Sullivan Are Now Open

Although BNSF is still working, the railroad crossings at Elmont and Clark streets in Sullivan are now open.  Read More »

McPherson Appointed To Remain City Collector

Judy McPherson was appointed to remain Sullivan’s city collector on May 2 and will serve through April 2018. McPherson was defeated in the April 4 election by Mike McCulloch, but McCulloch resigned shortly after being sworn in. A special session was called and McPherson regained her position by a 3-1 vote with Alderman Paul McCulloch abstaining. One resident spoke to the council and said he... 

UPDATE: Major Drug Bust On I-44 Sullivan

UPDATE regarding the marijuana seizure on May 9th, 2017. Omar Garcia-Conteras Cindy Ramos Hinojo-Ruiz Warrants were obtained on the two suspects regarding the marijuana seizure on May 9, 2017, The following two people were charged with trafficking drugs 1st degree; Omar Garcia-Conteras from Moscow Mills, Mo. and Cindy Ramos Hinojo-Ruiz from Moscow Mills, Mo. bond was set at $100,000. According to the... 

20 Year Old Male Taken Into Custody After A Two County Pursuit

On 5-8-17 at 1:20 am,  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office had contacted Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and informed them that they were in pursuit of a white Ford Ranger from Hwy F in Jefferson County and were heading into Franklin County.  Jefferson County then stated they had entered Franklin County and were heading towards Pacific City Limits on Hwy F. The suspect vehicle entered... 

Bartle Appointed, Sworn In As Fire District Board

James Bartle was sworn in as the newest member of the Sullivan Fire Protection District Board of Directors on Monday. Bartle replaces James Eaton, who resigned on April 10. Bartle’s term will run through April 2018. There will be more on this story in the May 17 issue of the Independent News.  Read More »
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