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Leasburg Man Arrested For Endangering Welfare Of Children

A Leasburg man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he left three children, ages 1, 6 and 7 unattended at a residence at 12:17 a.m. Ryan C. Simpson, 28, is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. According to the probable cause statement, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Steuber Road in Leasburg on Jan. 21. The... 

Beaufort Elementary Conducting Intruder Drill Thursday

Thurs., Jan. 29, 2015, Beaufort Elementary will be conducting an intruder drill at 1:00 p.m. This test will include a pre-recorded announcement that will make a mass law enforcement notification broadcasting over the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office radio frequency that an intruder alarm has been activated at Beaufort Elementary School. We wanted to remind citizens that this is a drill. If further... 

2014 Parade Of Babies

Have your baby’s photo published with the other 2014 area babies in the Sullivan Independent News on February 11, 2015. Mail or bring a photo of your baby with the baby’s information that you would like included with photo such as baby’s name, birth date, birth weight/height, parents names, grandparents names and siblings names or other information you would like to include. Cost... 
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St. Anthony Catholic School Students Stand Up For Life

St. Anthony Catholic School Eighth Graders are currently in Washington D.C. participating in the “Stand Up For Life” march. Today, Thursday, January 22, students from St. Anthony Pre-K through Seventh Grade and taking shifts, “Standing Up For Life” in Sullivan. The Nationwide event brings attention to abortion in the United States taking a stand against it not only through the United States... 
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Sullivan Mayor Thomas Leasor will announce his resignation

Mayor Thomas Leasor will announce his resignation at tonight’s city council meeting. Leasor has obtained a new employment opportunity that will require a significant amount of time. Board President and current mayoral candidate Dennis Watz is expected to fill Leasor’s term until the April election.  Read More »

Investigation Reveals Kidnapping Was False

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday that a reported kidnapping outside the Circle K in Sullivan was false. Authorities said there was difficulty in obtaining video of where the kidnapping was alleged to have taken place and after viewing the video, neither a victim or a suspect were observed. During a follow-up interview with the victim, it was found that the incident did not... 
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One Killed, One Injured During Officer-Involved Shooting in Lonedell

An officer-involved shooting late Wednesday night left one man dead and another injured as authorities raided a suspected stolen car ring in Franklin County. Authorities say the shooting occurred in the 600 block of Spring Drive in Lonedell. When police arrived, two men and one woman drove out of a storage shed and at officers. Police fired at the vehicle and hit the two men. The Missouri State Highway... 

Second Individual Charged in Assault of Teen

A second individual has been charged related to the assault of the 19-year old female that occurred near Indian Creek in Franklin County.  Jason Kerbel has been charged with assault first.  His bond is set at $100,000 cash only.  Charges are not anticipated against the third individual at this time.  Read More »
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Franklin County Deputies Apprehend Suspects After Car Chase

On January 13, 2015 at approximately 8:15 am, a Franklin County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that had left a known drug house in the Southeast part of the County.  The vehicle fled and failed to yield to the pursuing Deputy.  At one point the vehicle stopped and attempted to lure the Deputy from his patrol vehicle, and then fled again.  The pursuit continued for approximately... 
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Suspect Named In Sullivan Teen’s Assault

One suspect has been named in the assault of a Sullivan teen on Monday that left her walking on the side of the street nude. Crystal Gehm, 37, Sullivan, has been charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and kidnapping. A $100,000 cash-only bond has been issued. Police said Gehm and two male suspects beat the 19-year-old teen, made her go into Little Indian Creek south of Sullivan, then... 
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