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New Look For Sullivan Patrol Vehicles

Sullivan Police will have a new look on the way for their patrol vehicles. The department is going to a traditional all black and white look. The changes will be phased in as vehicles are replaced. This patrol vehicle was changed due to an insurance paint upgrade.  Read More »
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Three Black Males Sought In Home Invasion Woman Held At Gunpoint

By James B. Bartle Sullivan Police are aggressively pursuing three black male suspects believed to have held a Sullivan woman at gunpoint while they searched her home for another individual, while a three-year-old child slept in the home. According to Sullivan Police, they were called to the 200 block of Virginia St. early Friday morning at 3:59 a.m. for a reported home invasion. Reportedly, three... 
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Fire Alarms Show Increase In 2011 With 1,396

By James B. Bartle The year 2011 saw the Sullivan Fire Protection District alarms increase from 1,378 in 2010 to 1,396 in 2011, with a drop in the number of house fires, 27-in 2010 to 11-2011. “We had a very busy year, and observed some decreases in several areas but increases in others,” said Sullivan fire chief, Rich White. “Overall, we had another active year in the district.” In looking... 
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Treis Sentenced For Burglary, Assault And Weapons Charges

By James B. Bartle Jeremie E. Treis, 35, Leasburg, has been sentenced on three charges in Franklin County in connection with a burglary that occurred in Sullivan, at which time Treis cut a resident with  a knife. Treis was sentenced to four years in prison for the count of burglary in the second degree, four years on the count of assault in the second degree, and three years on the count of unlawful... 
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ALIVE Joins Sullivan Chamber Of Commerce

Alternatives To Living In Violent Environments (ALIVE) became a member of the Sullivan Chamber of Commerce this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony held following the Chamber’s monthly meeting on Thursday at the Northside Reception Hall. ALIVE’s mission is to provide counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse, as... 
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RRRibs-N-More Now Open In Sullivan

By James B. Bartle With the economic conditions in the United States still somewhat troubled, many Americans are choosing to press forward with their lives and many entrepreneurs are taking the chance to get out and open their own business. Sullivan saw a new business open for the second straight week as RRRibs-N-More, 763 N. Park St., opened for business. The business is owned by Christy Birge and... 
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Juergens Heating And Cooling Kicks Off Warrior Foundation Drive

By James B. Bartle Juergens Heating and Cooling, 47 Shamrock Dr., Sullivan, kicked off their fund drive for the Warrior Foundation “Military Heroes in Transition.” According to owner Matt Juergens, the program is off to a great start. “This year, we wanted to help a charity for soldiers and we chose to help the Warrior Foundation in San Diego,” said Juergens. “What we’re doing is asking... 
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Pea Ridge Mine Has New Owners

By James B. Bartle The future of the Pea Ridge Mine, Washington County, may be even more of a reality of reopening following actions that took place this week. In a joint venture, MFC Industrial, LTD., a Canadian Global Supply Chain Company, along with Alberici Group, Inc., St. Louis, purchased the mine for $13 million, this week. The official release from MFC this week states: “MFC Industrial, Ltd.... 
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Stephens, Treis, Zigler Arrested In Meth Lab Investigation

Shannon Stephens, 26, Cedar Hill, Richard Treis, 38, Leasburg, and Chance Zigler, 34, St. Clair, are all charged with felony resisting arrest, with their bond set at $100,000 each, following a methamphetamine investigation on Saturday. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke reported that deputies responded to the area of Friendship Park, near Highway PP and Plum Ford Rd., St. Clair, for a suspicious vehicle.... 
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Pedestrian Fatally Injured Just West Of Sullivan

A 43-year-old Pacific man was fatally injured when he was struck by a vehicle while walking along the North Service Rd., one mile west of Sullivan. The accident reportedly occurred early Saturday morning at 3:15 a.m. when Michael V. Heigl, 21, Sullivan, was operating a 1999 Jeep Cherokee eastbound when he struck a pedestrian walking in the roadway, identified as Scott I. Lamar, 43, Pacific. Lamar was... 
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