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Double Stabbing in Bourbon on Sunday

The Bourbon Police Department and Crawford County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a reported double stabbing in the 500 block of Brookfield Drive on Sunday afternoon. Sources indicate that as many as three people have been arrested. One of the victims refused treatment and another victim was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital. Further details will be provided tomorrow.    Read More »

House Fire Early Sunday

Sullivan firefighters responded to a house fire on Jones Street early Sunday morning. No one was home at the time. More details in the upcoming issue of the Independent News.  Read More »

Accident at I-44 and Lowe’s Parking Lot

Sullivan Fire District and Missouri Baptist Ambulance responded to an accident in which a vehicle traveling on I-44 ended up in Lowe’s parking lot. Details of the accident are unavailable at this time.  Read More »

Update On Lonedell School Incident

Lonedell School The caller reporting the incident involving the Lonedell School was the suspect’s father.  The suspect’s name has not been released since he has not been charged.  He is a 30-year old white male from Richwoods in Washington County.  His condition is not known at this time. The father reported that his son had called him upset over receiving notice that he was being investigated... 
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Lonedell School Locked Down After Call Received That A Subject Was Going To Shoot A 5-Year Old Child

On Thursday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a subject was going to Lonedell School to shoot a 5-year old child.  Family members reported that the subject was distraught after receiving a letter from Jefferson County that he had been charged in a sexual abuse case. The caller stated that the suspect had called him stating that he had shot his truck and was headed to Lonedell... 
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McFerrin Apprehended And Held In Franklin County Jail Without Bond

Following  his failure to appear in court, Franklin County Authorities and US Marshalls have been looking for Joshua McFerrin who was wanted for failing to appear on second degree murder, manslaughter, resisting arrest, armed criminal action, escape custody, and leaving the scene of an accident charges. On November 4, authorities received information about a possible location for McFerrin in Iron... 
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Franklin, Crawford County Election Results

All precincts are reporting in Franklin and Crawford counties. In Franklin County, Republican John Griesheimer defeated Democrat Timothy Baker 57-41. Franklin County voters approved of Amendment #2 and Amendment #10 and disapproved of Amendment #3 and Amendment #6. Republican Dave Schatz collected 73 percent of the vote against Democrat Lloyd Klinedinst for the 26th district senate seat. Republican... 

Student Makes Alleged Threat In Classroom

Details to an incident that occurred on Monday, November 3, at Sullivan High School are still being investigated however disciplinary action is being taken against a juvenile student after the student is alleged to have made a “threatening comment to the school environment.” Sullivan Schools notified Sullivan Independent News Monday afternoon following the incident with the following statement... 
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St. Clair Man Arrested After Pursuit

On Sat., Oct. 18, at about 10:11 p.m., a Franklin County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the Sullivan area but the vehicle fled. The pursuit went in to Crawford County at which time the deputy terminated the pursuit. At 02:12 a.m., a second deputy observed the same vehicle in Sullivan near Steak ‘N Shake. The vehicle failed to stop again. The pursuit went in to Meramec... 
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