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State Representative Pleads Guilty To DWI

State representative Dave Hinson, whose district includes parts of Sullivan, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Thursday. The charge stems from a February incident in Jefferson City when he hit a parked state vehicle. In a statement, Hinson said, “On Thursday, July 30th, 2015 I accepted a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, related to the auto accident that occurred on February... 

One Injured In Drive-By Shooting

On July 30, at approximately 2:30 AM., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting in the 1000 block of Hwy TT outside of St. Clair.  The victim of the shooting, a 19-year old white male from that residence, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington with a gunshot wound to the left thigh. Witnesses reported that a vehicle drove past the residence and fired several shots in... 

Bourbon Business Owner Larry Maserang Passes Away

Longtime Bourbon business owner Larry Maserang passed away Sunday at the age of 61. Maserang was co-owner of L&S Wholesale in Bourbon and ran for mayor of the city in 2012. Visitation for Maserang will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill. Memorial service is Saturday at 10 a.m. with an internment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Read More »

Two Sullivan Residents, St. Clair Resident Seriously Injured In Accident Tuesday (Updated)

Update: The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that William Burkhardt, 29, will be charged with driving while intoxicated. Two Sullivan residents and one St. Clair resident received serious injuries in an accident Tuesday night near Highway JJ, north of Rolling Hills Road in Franklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that around 10:15 p.m. a 2014 Cadillac ATS driven by William Burkhardt,... 

Man’s Ear Bitten Off During Argument

A Franklin County man had to have his ear re-attached following an argument that became physical July 5 in the 7000 block of Highway KK, at 3:06 a.m. Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area for an assault and learned the victim had gotten into an argument with another individual over another friend at which time the argument turned physical. The victim reported that during the argument... 

Jon Boat Thief Eludes Police After High-Speed Chase

A suspect eluded authorities during a high-speed chase Sunday after cutting straps that were securing two stolen jon boats in a truck, causing the boats to fly out and allow the driver to get away. According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, a deputy observed a dark-colored Chevrolet truck with the two jon boats around 12:40 a.m. on Old Highway 100 near Coleman Elementary School. It appeared... 

UPDATED Endangered Person Advisory 

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 10550 County Road 3470, St. James, MO at 7:30 p.m. on July 9, 2015. Missing Is: Johnathan Shay a white, male, age 13 and Xavier Baylor a white, male, age 11. The endangered missing person: Johnathan Shay, is a white,... 

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory

  The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 10550 County Road 3470, St. James, MO at 7:30 p.m. on July 9, 2015. Missing Are: Johnathan Shay a white, male, age 13 and Xavier Baylor a white, male, age 11. The endangered missing persons: Johnathan Shay, is a white, male, age 13, height 5 feet 4 inches,... 

Nine Steers Missing

As of Mon., July 6, nine steers are lost in the Sappington Bridge area, Sullivan. Anyone having information, please call 573-468-8669 or 314-609-1304.  Read More »

Franklin County Deputies, Sullivan Fire Personnel And MBSH Ambulance Respond To Possible Drowning

  At approximately 5:00pm on July 4th, Franklin County Deputies, Sullivan Fire Personnel, and Missouri Baptist Ambulance responded to the Meramec State Campground located in Sullivan regarding a possible drowning. Franklin County Communications received 911 call regarding a 10 year old female, whom had struck a log while floating on the river while on a flotation device.  Upon striking the log... 
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