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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is launching a citizens’ academy to give residents an inside look into law enforcement.

About 20 Franklin County residents, many of whom live in the shadow of the Ameren power plant in Labadie, will travel to Jefferson City next week for a hearing on coal ash regulations.

The icy conditions Sunday morning claimed two Franklin County snowplows which turned over on their sides in the roadway.

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A 65-year-old Union man was killed Saturday, Feb. 9, when he traveled on foot into the path of a truck on Interstate 44 in Phelps County.

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In the next few weeks, every road entering Franklin County will be marked with a sign signifying its designation as the first POW/MIA county in the nation.

The Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Council recently counted ballots from its 2019 annual election, according to Robert Buxton, council chairman.

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A 52-year-old Robertsville man was arrested Monday on charges of statutory sodomy and child molestation as part of a larger roundup of several suspects conducted by a fugitive apprehension task force assembled by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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You could hear a pin drop in the House hearing room at the state Capitol Thursday morning as the daughter of a deceased highway worker spoke about her father.

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Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said his department answered the call when distributing funds generated by a sales tax for law enforcement. 

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The top brass from all but two of the law enforcement agencies in Franklin County met Tuesday to discuss how they are disbursing their portions of the Proposition P sales tax funds to their officers.

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Missouri Department of Transportation released this video of the Dec. 1 ribbon cutting of the Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River. To see MoDOT's collection of highway 47 bridge coverage, visit this LINK.

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More than $21.7 million of Franklin County’s $92 million 2019 budget will go toward the construction and maintenance of the county’s 835 miles of roadway, 1,670 miles of right of way and 160 bridges.

There will be an informational meeting for Relay For Life of Franklin County team captains Monday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center, Washington. 

Two newly elected members of the Missouri House of Representatives who have adjoining districts within Franklin County will share a veteran staffer in an effort to save taxpayer dollars.

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A county man was charged following a stabbing outside a Villa Ridge-area home following an argument Monday.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will give a special presentation on “Social Media and Your Children” Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center.