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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In a deal reached last week, Franklin County will join with neighboring Jefferson and St. Charles counties in a consortium to contract medical examiner services direct from the source, eliminating St. Louis University (SLU) from the equation.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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Franklin County detectives are investigating the burglaries at seven churches where a van, electronics and musical instruments used during worship, and cash were stolen. 

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Judge Craig Hellmann. Washington, was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Eric Greitens as 20th District Circuit Judge to replace the retired Judge Gael D. Wood.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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In the last six months, 14 police, fire and EMS agencies in Franklin County have saved the lives of 139 people who had overdosed on opiate-related drugs, thanks to the administration of Narcan.

A Rosebud man was killed Tuesday when the pickup he was driving left the road and struck a ditch in southwestern Franklin County.

  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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A Robertsville mother was able to rescue her infant child by kicking out the rear window of the SUV as it was sinking into a lake on Calvey Creek Road Wednesday morning.

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  • By Susan Miller. Missourian Managing Editor
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The Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive in Franklin County collected just under 1,300 coats, according to Gretchen Farrell, local organizer.

Daniel Avetta, also known as Jessica Gables, 28, Catawissa, appeared in the Federal District Court Friday to answer to child pornography charges contained in a federal grand jury indictment filed Wednesday.