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Missouri S&T campus to close due to winter weather

  Due to potentially hazardous winter weather conditions, the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus will be closed Friday, Jan. 13. Only employees who are considered situationally critical should report to work on Friday. Missouri S&T officials also urge students to avoid traveling to campus on Friday and recommend students review the weather conditions along their travel routes... 

UPDATE: On Human Remains Found At Chouteau Claim River Access.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on January 11, 2017 an autopsy was conducted by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office on the remains found at Chouteau Claim river access. The victim is believed to be an adult white male ranging between 5 08”-6 02” in height. Evidence on the scene indicates that the remains were dumped at the access and could have been at the location... 

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Reduced Travel in Missouri

Motorists should avoid travel if possible in Missouri late Thursday night through Sunday due to incoming significant amounts of freezing rain, sleet and ice. Travel on Missouri’s roads should be avoided overnight Thursday into Friday through Sunday. Friday morning rush hour commutes will be impacted by the freezing rain across most of Missouri. “MoDOT crews will be out ahead of the storm using... 

Human Remains Possibly Found Near Chouteau Claim

The Missouri Department of Conservation said Tuesday the forestry division may have uncovered human remains near Chouteau Claim. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating. The possible remains were found in burn pile about five yards in the brush at the river access. Cadaver dogs are being used to search the surrounding area and a grid search is being... 

Man Accused Of Running Girlfriend Off Road

A Villa Ridge man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, then running her vehicle off the road on Highway 100 Monday. Jesse Ahern, 25, has been charged with domestic assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. His bond has been set at $50,000 cash-only. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to Thornton Road outside Pacific Monday morning for a domestic... 

Leasburg Man Arrested In Shooting Investigation

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department said an ongoing property dispute may have led to the shooting death of a Leasburg man Monday in the 3700 block of Nixon School Road. According to Sheriff Darin Layman, the 66-year-old man was found dead at the scene. Layman said a 68-year-old Leasburg man was arrested and transported to the department pending the application of a warrant for second-degree... 

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Reduced Travel in Missouri

Motorists should avoid travel if possible in Missouri late Wednesday night and Thursday due to incoming accumulating snow and bitterly cold temperatures. Travel on Missouri’s roads should be restricted to necessary trips only especially Thursday morning. Morning rush hour commutes will be impacted by the winter weather across most of Missouri. “MoDOT crews will be out early tonight preparing before... 

Facebook Community Helps Sheriff’s Office Locate Suspects

Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said it was a “great team effort” between law enforcement and Franklin County citizens that led to the arrest of two southeast Missouri men who allegedly stole a vehicle. Pelton said around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a deputy was traveling westbound on Highway 50 when he passed a 2013 Kia Soul that was reported stolen out of Doniphan, Mo. The vehicle turned... 

Tenant Accused Of Sending Lewd Photo To Landlord

A Cuba man is accused of sending a photo of his genitals to a landlord after he was given an eviction notice. During the investigation, the man was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. Dylan Padgett, 19, is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Cuba police also arrested Padgett for second-degree sexual misconduct and resisting arrest, but charges have not been filed for those... 

Robertsville Man Accused Of Pointing Gun At Wife’s Head, Pouring Gas On Crib

A Robertsville man is accused of pulling a gun on his wife and pouring gasoline on a crib with a grandchild inside, then threatening to light the crib on fire. Patrick Howard, 56, has been charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child. His bond has been set at $50,000 cash only. On Dec. 28, deputies were dispatched to the 5700 block of Willow Ford... 
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