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Sullivan Man Accused Of Choking, Trying To Push Female Victim Out Of Car

A Sullivan man is accused of allegedly choking a female victim and trying to push her out of the vehicle. Todd Massa, 29, is charged with assault and felonious restraint. He is being held on a $40,000 cash-only bond. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, two female witnesses said they were traveling down Highway H in Franklin County when they saw the door of a car come open a female... 

Man Swears, Insults, Attempts To Spit On Officer During Alleged Drunken Arrest

An Owensville man is accused of swearing at police officers, attempting to spit at one of them all while complaining about the area’s heroin problem during an incident at the Cuba Jack in the Box on June 22. Terry L. Giglio, 34, is charged with misdemeanor assault on a law enforcement officer. He is being held on a $2,000 cash-only bond after the court amended the bond from $10,000. The restaurant... 

Franklin County Reports Suicide in Union

On June 21 at approximately 8:44 PM., deputies responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Whiskey Creek Road west of Union in reference to a gunshot victim.  Upon arrival deputies found the victim, Erik Wallin, age 35 from Robertsville, was deceased. The reporting party stated that he and Mr. Wallin were friends.  He stated that Mr. Wallin often comes to his residence to visit.  He stated that... 

Police Chase Ends When Suspect Hits Oncoming Vehicle

On June 20, at approximately 4:15 PM., a Franklin County deputy attempted a traffic stop on Hwy V near the Sheriff’s Office for a license plate violation.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled going north on Hwy V.  The driver turned on to St. Louis Rock Road where the deputy temporarily lost site of the vehicle.  The deputy again observed the vehicle further down the road.  The... 

Police: Man Threatens To Make Citizen’s Arrest On Trooper, Choke Him

A Cuba man is charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest after he allegedly kept officers from placing him in a patrol car, threatened to make a citizen’s arrest on a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper and threatened to place him in a choke hold. Cody Ariola, 21, has been released on bond. According to the probable cause statement, Ariola was stopped on June 7 due to a non-functioning taillight... 

Funeral Informatio For Jim Johnson

Visitation and funeral services will be held for veteran Sullivan firefighter and businessman Jim Johnson on Tuesday and Wednesday. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Baptist. Internment will be at Odd Fellow’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Temple Baptist building or van fund, or Backstoppers.  Read More »

Meramec Caverns to Reopen Friday

Meremac Caverns will reopen for cave tours and full operation Friday morning, June 9.  Read More »

Missing 5 Year Autistic Girl from Gray Summity/Villa Ridge Area

Bella Franklin County Deputies, Fire and EMS are currently looking for a missing 5-year old autistic female that goes by the name of Bella.  Bella wandered away from her residence on Baker Street in Villa Ridge approximately one hour ago. Bella is 3’ tall weighing 40 Lbs.  She was wearing a black T-shirt with a dinosaur logo.  She was wearing blue jean shorts and has long brown hair.  Anyone... 

Black Bear Sighted In Franklin Co., MDC Urges “Don’t feed bears”

This black bear was photographed by a landowner Tuesday morning, June 7 in Lonedell, Franklin County. MDC urges residents not to feed bears, and secure any possible food sources like trash cans and pet food out of their reach. A black bear has been reported and photographed the past few days near Robertsville and Lonedell. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a black bear has... 

Downtown Sullivan Railroad Crossing Closures

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m., BNSF Railroad will be closing the downtown crossings at Elmont Rd and Clark St for maintenance.  At this time the City of Sullivan is unaware of the duration.  The downtown crossing at Church St is to remain open.  Read More »
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