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St. Clair Man Indicted On Federal Drug And Weapons Charges

Brian Henry Jones, 34, St. Clair, MO, was indicted involving his alleged drug activities in Franklin County.   Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 24 for multiple felony counts including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a drug involved premises, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug... 

Man Accused Of Trying To Suffocate Mother At Hospital

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 suffocate her while they were in the room. Rodgers is alleged to have held... 

Two Injured In Accident On I-44 Wednesday

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, over-corrected and traveled off the right side of the road.... 

Intruder Dies From Injuries After Being Stabbed By Homeowner

UPDATE: Authorities say the man who sustained stab wounds after he broke into a Robertsville man’s home early Tuesday has died. Eric Frazer, 38, was found inside a vehicle in a ditch on Oak Grove Church Road. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Frazer was wielding an ax when he broke into the home of Mike Weiners, 60, at about 2 a.m. that morning. Police say Weiners acted in self... 

Homes Evacuated In Steelville Friday Morning After Flooding

Homes in Steelville were evacuated Friday morning when heavy rain caused the Yadkin Creek to overflow and flood the southwest side of the city. Steelville firefighters used boats to rescue some of the residents from a trailer court, while others were able to make it out on their own. No injuries were reported.  Read More »

Sullivan Man Fatally Injured During Attempt To Cross Flooded Roadway

A 60-year-old Sullivan man drowned after he attempted to cross a flooded roadway in Washington County Tuesday evening, June 16, at 8:40 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the accident occurred when John P. Lyons, 60, Sullivan, was traveling westbound on Hamilton Hollow Rd. when he attempted to cross a flooded roadway in which the vehicle was forced off the left side of the roadway, by flood... 

One Dead After Car Overturns In Creek

One man is dead after he attempted to cross a flooded roadway, lost control and overturned into a creek. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports John P. Lyons, 60, Sullivan, was driving westbound on Hamilton Hollow Road in a 1992 Lexus SC400. The vehicle was forced off the left side of the road and overturned. Lyons was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m. Click on the link below to watch video from the... 

Error in Reporting Water and Sewer Increase in Bourbon

This week in the Sullivan Independent News, there is an error in the Water and Sewer increase article. The increase will be  30 cents PER THOUSAND GALLONS of water NOT PER GALLON for each water and sewer. We apologize for the misunderstanding.  Read More »

Upper Indian Creek Cemetery Decoration Day & Membership Meeting

Sunday, June 14, 2015 will be the annual decoration day at Upper Indian Creek Cemetery (about 2 miles east of the First Baptist Church of Viburnum on state highway 1}. You can come for decoration at any time. The meeting for cemetery members will start at 10:30 a.m. in the cemetery church house, Pleasant Grove Church. The church building and the historic Point Pleasant School building (across the road... 

Aerofil Technology Inc. Fully Operational After Losing Power Due To Newly Installed Transformer

Aerofil Technology Inc. lost power at the plant on Tuesday evening due to a newly installed city owned transformer that had failed shortly after installation. Working together with the city engineers and having the Sullivan Fire Department on standby as a precautionary measure, power was fully restored around midnight that evening. All plant operations have fully resumed as of Wednesday morning.  Read More »
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