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Hwy. 185 Construction Zone To Reopen Later Today

According to the Sullivan School District, Highway 185 construction zone is scheduled to reopen at 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 29.  Read More »

SWAT Dispatched After Man Barricades Himself In Garage

The Franklin County SWAT and Washington County sheriff’s deputies were able to take a man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a garage and threatened to harm himself Wednesday night. Washington County Sheriff Andy Skiles said deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Calico Creek Farm Court. The subject had a gun. Franklin County SWAT was contacted for assistance... 

Bland Man Charged With Child Exploitation

A Bland man has been charged with child exploitation after his cell phone was found with approximately 3,000 images of child pornography and child erotica. George Patterson, 46,  was charged in a criminal complaint alleging that he received child pornography.  He appeared for his initial appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. His detention hearing has been set for May 2 at... 

Patrol Seeking Information In Fatal Traffic Crash On Missouri Highway 30

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle that struck and killed 44-year-old William L. Bentley. Bentley was traveling eastbound on Missouri Highway 30 east of Missouri Route BB on a 2013 Honda NPS50, when he was struck from behind and ejected from the vehicle.  Bentley sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The driver... 
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Update On Villa Ridge Investigation of 7-Year-Old Death

Further investigation in to this morning’s death of the 7-year old female has led investigators to consider the mother as the possible suspect in the child’s death.  The mother has made statements creating a reasonable belief of her involvement.  The child’s death was a result of gunshot wounds.  The exact reason for the child’s death is not certain at this time.  The mother is identified... 
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Possible Homicide In Villa Ridge

Authorities are investigating a possible homicide in Villa Ridge after a 7-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 200 block of Maple Lake Court around 7:10 a.m. The owner said he had arrived home from work and found his wife and daughter lying on the floor. The woman was conscious and breathing, but incoherent. She was... 
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Franklin County Arrests Felon Who Allegedly Stole Tractor

A Villa Ridge man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a tractor Friday afternoon. Micah Shurtleff, 39, has been charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond. Witnesses said Shurtleff was seen ride a tractor on St. Mary’s Road and concealing his facial identity. Deputies located tractor tracks in the grass, traveling off the roadway... 

One Injured In Friday Accident Near Highway 50

One person was injured in an accident Friday at Highway 50 and Highway AT in Franklin County. The Missouri Highway Patrol said a 2015 Honda Accord driven by Joan M. Wright, 54, Villa Ridge, attempted to make a left turn. The front right side of a 2001 Bluebird Bookmobile driven by Joyce E. Tucker, 54, Union, struck the front left side of Wright’s vehicle. Wright was transported to a St. Louis... 

Full Closure of Route 185 for 5 Days

Full Closure of Route 185 for 5 Days (updated 4/14) – The closure of Route 185 has been pushed back due to rain in the forecast.  Route 185 will be closed between the Route 185 Spur and the entrance to Meramec State Park for five consecutive days from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 25 until 3 p.m. Friday, April 29.  The closure will allow crews to repair a landslide along the road and replace the... 
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Developing Story: I-44 Accident at Twin Bridges Has All Lanes Closed

Authorities are responding to an accident occurring on eastbound I-44at the 247 mile marker involving a semi truck explosion, fully involved in flames. All EB and WB lanes are closed. Four fire departments are on the scene, according to sources. 4-15-16   9:15 a.m. UPDATE ACCIDENT EB44 @ 50: The left lane is back open eastbound I-44 at Route 50.  Crews are closing the right lane to repair that pavement.... 
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