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Sullivan Man Accused Of Shooting Victim During Domestic Incident

A Sullivan man is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly shot a 29-year-old victim in the leg during an altercation involving the victim’s fiancee and the suspect’s wife Sunday. Carl Butler, Jr. is being held in the Washington County Detention Facility on a $100,000 bond. According to Washington County Sheriff Andy Skiles, deputies... 

All lanes of I-44 near St. James closed due to downed power line

MoDOT Traffic Alert: All lanes of I-44 near St. James closed due to downed power line. Eastbound traffic is being detoured to Route 63 to Route V to Route 68. Westbound traffic is being detoured to Route 68 to Route 63. The duration of the closure is unknown at this time.  Read More »

Man Charged With Manslaughter In Leasburg Crash

An Illinois man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a possible drunk driving accident at Onondaga Cave State Park on Aug. 20. A passenger in the vehicle, Taylor N. Pile, 21, East Alton, Ill., was pronounced dead on Aug. 24. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Robert W. Siempelkamp, 28, Palmer, Ill., was traveling in a 2012 Dodge Ram when he traveled off the right... 

Deputies Arrest Suspect On Narcotics Violation After Reference to Suspicious People Inside Abandon Residence On Springfield Ave.

On August 21, at approximately 9:00 PM, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Springfield Avenue outside of Sullivan in reference to suspicious people inside of an abandon residence. Upon arrival, deputies observed the house secure and no lights on inside the home, with negative contact. At approximately 12:16 AM, deputies again responded to the address for another report of possible trespassers.... 
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Discarded Syringes Pass 2015 Totals

By James B. Bartle Public awareness and the growing epidemic of heroin and methamphetamine are two leading reasons as to why Sullivan Police continue to respond to discarded syringes in the City of Sullivan. The 2016 total through July 2016 has already surpassed the full year of 2015. Sullivan Police have responded to 93 cases of discarded syringes thus far in 2016, while the total number of needles... 

Man Airlifted After Serious Crash Tuesday

A Bourbon man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after a crash on Highway C, five miles west of Bourbon Tuesday. Jeremy J. Davis, 36, was ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned in a 1999 GMC around 9:35 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said he has serious injuries. Davis was not wearing a seat belt. His vehicle had moderate damage.  Read More »

Illinois Woman Fatally Injured In Saturday Accident

An Illinois woman was fatally injured after being ejected from her vehicle in an accident on Interstate 44 Saturday at the 230 mile marker in Stanton. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Sheila Blumer, 50, Peoria Heights, was traveling in the right lane and attempted to overtake a 2006 Peterbilt when they struck simultaneously. The Peterbilt, driven by John Mamounis, 57, Youngstown, Ohio,... 

I-44 Accident Reduces Traffic To One Lane In Both Directions

Interstate 44 is down to just one lane in each direction following a serious accident at the 230 mile-marker around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The accident is still under investigation and there is reportedly at least one fatality. More updates on this situation as it becomes available.  Read More »

Sullivan Native Performing With Cirque du Soleil

Sullivan native James Johnson began his gymnastics career on a whim 10 years ago this week. What started as a trip to Planet Gymnastics in Union with some co-workers has blossomed into a career performing across the world with Cirque du Soleil. Johnson is performing as a trampoline-bouncing cricket as part of Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” at Chafeitz Arena through Sunday. “OVO” (Portugese for... 

Pelton Defeats Grellner; Boast Defeats Killeen; Crawford County Sales Tax Fails; Greitens Carries 3 Local Counties

The unofficial results have been released in Franklin County. One of the most anticipated local races focused on the Republican primary for sheriff with Steve Pelton, Jason Grellner and Dan Page vying to succeed Gary Toelke. Pelton won in a blowout with 56 percent of the vote. Grellner garnered 39 percent and Page 4 percent. Also on the Republican ballot: Eric Greitens received 33 percent of the vote... 
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