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Stolen Vehicle Recovered With Help Of Friends

During the afternoon of March 1, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by St. Clair Police requesting to watch for a vehicle that had been stolen from the city of St. Clair.  At approximately 5:30 PM, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by associates of the victim who stated they found the vehicle on Mill Hill Road and the suspect had walked off in to the woods. Deputies determined... 
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Deputies Respond To Robertsville Residence Shooting

On February 26 at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in   the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.  The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him. Upon arrival deputies located the subject inside the front door of the residence who was deceased.  He is identified... 
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Vehicle Crashes Into Estate Jewelers Missing Funeral Home

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police are currently investigating the cause of a single vehicle accident Monday morning, February 23, shortly before 11 a.m. after this Ford Explorer excited Clark St, near Springfield Rd. Intersection and drove into the front lawn of Eaton Funeral Home then crashing into Estate Jewelers. The driver and a passenger initially fled the area, according to reports, but were... 
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Catawissa Man Runs Over Wife With Vehicle

On February 15, 2015, Franklin County Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Ronnie Lane south of Pacific to contact an assault victim.  Upon arrival,  Deputies contacted a 35 year old female who stated her estranged 45 year old husband had struck her with a car and ran over her in a parking lot off of Tiny Ridge Way Road.  She was treated by Meramac EMS and ultimately transported to the hospital... 
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Frankie Ballard And Aaron Tippin Headline Meramec Community Fair

The Meramec Community Fair is pleased to announce that Frankie Ballard and Aaron Tippin will headline the 2015 Meramec Community Fair Mercy Main Stage. Ballard is coming off two consecutive #1 sings on the Billboard Country Music charts with his debut single, “Helluva Life,” and follow up “Sunshine & Whiskey,” both reaching this feat. His third single, “Young & Crazy,” was recently... 

Franklin County Deputies Arrest Suspects At Petro Mart In Villa Ridge

On February 10, at approximately 6:00 PM, Franklin County Communications received call about a suspicious vehicle on the parking lot of Petro Mart in Villa ridge.  Deputies responded and located two vehicles and three subjects who were identified as white males, ages 28, 36 and 36 from the Pacific St. Clair area. One individual was arrested on active warrants for failure to appear, assault 3rd, and... 
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Update On Vehicle Theft

On February 10th, 2015 a warrant was issued in regards to the previous press release.  Jessica D. Strosnider, 33 year old white female from Sullivan, was charged through the Franklin County Circuit Court with two counts of Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, Stealing of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting a Lawful Stop, Property Damage in the First... 
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Vehicle Theft Apprehended After Police Chase

At approximately 9 P.M. on February, 9th the Sullivan Police Department received a report that a 2004 Jeep Cherokee had just been stolen from the Fast Trip gas station in Sullivan, MO.   The vehicle was located around 9:27 P.M. near Fair St., by a patrolling Sullivan Officer.   The officer exited his vehicle and approached the Jeep to investigate.  A 33 year-old female suspect started the vehicle... 
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One Vehicle Accident On Highway 185 South

Sullivan Fire, Missouri Baptist Ambulance and the Missouri Highway Patrol are working a single vehicle accident on Highway 185 South, a half mile south of the Highway 185 Spur. The accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Initial reports indicate that there was only one person in the vehicle and that she was not injured but had to be removed from the vehicle. Further information will be provided once... 
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Franklin County Second District Commissioner Michael Schatz Passes

The Sullivan Independent News is saddened to report that Franklin County Second District Commissioner Michael Schatz passed away this morning following a long battle with an illness. Funeral information will be provided in the coming days.  Read More »
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