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The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday made the recommendation to approve medical marijuana amendments addressing dispensaries and growing facilities.

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The Washington Fire Department responded to a call Thursday, July 18, regarding a dog stuck in a culvert pipe at a house off of Country Club Grounds south of Washington.

It may be several years down the road, but members of the Franklin County Transportation Committee are tentatively agreeable with forgoing grant money to instead defer the funds to the Highway 47 improvement project in Union.

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The goal for the 2019 Franklin County Area United Way campaign will be announced next week at a special kickoff breakfast for corporate contributors and other donors.

Three people sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash Monday while westbound on Interstate 44 at the 249 mile-marker in Franklin County.

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Even though only two restaurants in Franklin County have had confirmed cases of hepatitis A in employees, other food establishments and events are feeling the pinch as more and more customers are opting to stay home.

A 67-year-old Marthasville man was killed Friday when the truck he was a passenger in hydroplaned and then overturned in a water-filled ditch.

About 430 Ameren customers in the Marthasville area were without power for several hours midday Monday.

Court proceedings have been pushed back again for two St. Clair men charged with the forcible rape and sodomy of a county woman more than 10 years ago.

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The Franklin County Humane Society, located at 1222 W. Main in Union, will be closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16-17, for an annual deep cleaning of the shelter.

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Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker is tired of the negative attention being drawn to the county over the recent hepatitis A outbreak and says the commission is drafting an ordinance requiring all food service workers to be vaccinated.

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Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker is defending the county’s stance on selling property near the Phoenix II shopping center which had been offered to the state for a new veterans home.

An 8-month-old boy was hospitalized and an Owensville woman is accused of exposing her child to methamphetamine.  

A farm price outlook meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Council Foundation meeting room, 102 Union Plaza Drive.

A 44-year-old Pacific woman was injured Wednesday, July 10, when she was struck by a utility vehicle while she was on foot.

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A new round of counterfeit cash recently was used to make a purchase in Franklin County.

When Father Carl Scheble received a call from the Archdiocese of St. Louis April 1 to fulfill an assignment at St. Gertrude Parish, he thought it was an April fool’s joke.

Two Franklin County residents were taken into custody Sunday in possession of suspected narcotics when deputies saw them near a parked car in the rear of a closed liquor store. 

Despite bombs bursting in the air celebrating Independence Day, it was an average weekend for the Mercy Hospital emergency room and Washington Ambulance personnel with no major fireworks injuries or heat-related illnesses.

Coal ash regulation continues to plague citizens determined on removing the waste product from two ponds at Ameren’s Labadie Power Plant.

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A local attorney and a pharmaceutical company based in Union are among the applicants prefiling for state licenses to open medical marijuana facilities in Franklin County.