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State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory

The Dent County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 5730 MO-19, Salem, MO at 01:25 AM on 09/22/2016. Missing Is: Harley M. Hopper a white, female, age 13 Vehicle Information: White older model GMC full size pickup bearing unknown registration,  last seen northbound MO-19 in Salem. Possible suspects or associates are believed... 
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Van Strikes Steak N Shake Building Thursday Morning

Emergency Vehicle responded to Steak N Shake Thursday morning, Sept. 22, approx. 8:22 a.m.  Read More »

Suspect in domestic disturbance eludes authorities

On Sept. 20, at approximately 2:16 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Lost Trail Rd. in Leslie, MO in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress.  It was reported that one of the parties involved in the dispute had left the residence and ran in to the woods, possibly intoxicated with a handgun. Deputies began searching the area for the suspect and the SWAT Team was activated. Local... 

Two Bourbon Residents Killed In Crash Monday

Two Bourbon residents were killed in a crash Monday on Highway 21 near Centerville in Reynolds County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2010 GMC van driven by Ronald W. Reinke, 60, Fortuna, Mo., crossed over Highway 21 and was struck in the side by a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Jeffrey D. Reeves, 53, Bourbon. Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene, along with Lynn M. Reeves, 49, Bourbon. The... 

Steelville Man Accused Of Sexually Exploiting Minor, Possessing Child Pornography

A Steelville man faces five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sexually exploiting a minor after an investigation led to authorities discovering he had allegedly molested his granddaughter in Texas and took videos of it. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Furman E. Radford, 61. Radford’s bond has been set for sexually exploiting a minor at $387,000 and $50,000 for... 

Jimmy John’s Construction Underway For Spring Opening

Jimmy John’s is coming to Sullivan. Franchise owner and Sullivan High School graduate Torrey Woodcock is planning on opening the sandwich shop in 2017 with a 2,500 square-foot building that will employ three full-time associates and 20 part-time positions. See more on when Woodcock plans to open the shop in this week’s issue of the Independent News, on stands now.  Read More »

Franklin County Apprehends Felon on ATV

On September 13, at around noon, deputies responded to the 1000 block of Krenning Road between Union and Beaufort for a report of a domestic. Upon arrival deputies determined that the homeowner’s son had caused extensive damage to the residence and had left on their ATV.  A shotgun was also missing from the residence. At around 3:00 PM, that same afternoon the Sheriff’s Office received a call... 

Concrete Work To Close I-44 Lanes In Crawford County

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will replace concrete between mile marker 203 and mile marker 210 on Interstate 44 in Crawford County Monday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 22. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane will be closed in the work area between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work.  For more information about this project or other... 

Franklin County to Charge Suspect in Burglary

On September 1, at about 4:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 8000 block of Whiskey Creek Rd., outside of Union, for a reported burglary.  Upon arrival deputies found that someone had forced entry and had stolen guns, electronics, a chainsaw and other belongings from the home. While searching the property some of the electronics were found hidden in the woods near the residence. A witness reported... 

Missouri flag to be flown at half-staff Sunday

U.S. flag, Missouri flag to be flown at half-staff Sunday in honor of those who died in terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 In accordance with state law, the United States and Missouri flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff on Sunday (Sept. 11) to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “Fifteen years later, we continue to remember and mourn those... 
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