When the Franklin County Adult Detention Center was originally built in 1985 it was designed to house a maximum of 107 inmates. In 2016, the average jail residency was 138 inmates, with a one-day high of 164.
In the wake of a Monday’s sweeping cuts to Missouri’s higher education budget by Gov. Eric Greitens, East Central College (ECC) is prepping for new budgetary challenges.
Judge Walter A. Murray said he is retiring again after handing the reins of the Franklin County Municipal Court to his successor Craig Hellmann.
A combination of early warning, preparedness and cooperation were the keys for a smooth weekend for county emergency and road crews despite the “Icemageddon” that was predicted to befall the St. Louis region.
High, gusty winds made firefighting tough for firefighters Tuesday, as they battled two blazes just two hours apart near St. Clair.
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, hosted by Neighbors United - Undoing Racism along with the Social Justice Committee at East Central College has been canceled.
The first wave of training begins Monday that will allow local law enforcement officers to administer life-saving drugs to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Investigators have been canvassing the Moselle area searching for new information on the burned human remains found Tuesday at the Chouteau Claim river access.
The sounds of trucks and tractors filled the air Friday morning as Franklin County Highway crews readied their plows for what was shaping up to be a long weekend treating the 930 miles of roads from one end of the county to the other.
Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, but he still expressed trepidations about the Constitutional Carry law that allows residents to carry a gun without a permit.
A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court alleging a conspiracy involving the Franklin County Drug Court, court officials and law enforcement officers has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiffs.
To curb the continuing growth in dangerous drug use and overdose cases in Franklin County, it will take a “community collaboration” involving families, according to Sheriff Steve Pelton.
Authorities say that the remains found Tuesday at the Chouteau Claim river access in the Moselle area are those of an adult white man.
On Jan. 1, Missouri became the 11th state in the country to pass Constitutional Carry, which allows residents to carry a concealed firearm without advanced training, law enforcement background checks or a permit.
The annual meeting of the East Central College Foundation is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in Buescher Hall, Room 238, on the ECC campus in Union.
The new year will bring several security changes to Franklin County buildings that are designed to keep employees and the general public safer.
There are many pressing issues on the plate of the Franklin County Commission for 2017, but one central theme seems to be rising to the top.
Only a few fire helmets are on the shelves as former fire chief and state Rep. Dave Hinson settles into his home for at least the next four years as new 2nd District County Commissioner.
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.
As it has for many years, Franklin County will continue to provide emergency dispatching services for more than a dozen municipal first responder services in 2017.
A county man is charged after allegedly pouring gasoline on his grandchild’s crib Dec. 28 following an altercation where he held a gun to his wife’s head.
The Edward A. Stierberger Memorial Courtroom was filled with fellow judges and well-wishers Wednesday as Craig Hellmann was sworn in as Franklin County municipal judge.
Franklin County 2nd District Commissioner Jeff Maune entered office during a tumultuous time for the county, but over the past year and a half has acclimated himself to the business of the county and feels he has helped move it forward.
As part of its year-end duties, the Franklin County Commission on Tuesday appointed several employees to oversee a number of county departments.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon joined Ameren Wednesday, Dec. 21, to announce that a 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line from Windsor to Beaufort is on track to be transferred to the state of Missouri by the end of 2017 for future development as a hiking and biking trail.
A man and woman accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a Union apartment building are in jail on felony charges, authorities said.