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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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Crime was up last year, but not at an alarming rate as compared to the previous year, Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton noted in the annual report on crimes and other activities by the sheriff’s office.

Two county residents were arrested Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the theft of aluminum from boxcars stored on railroad tracks west of Union.

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UPS driver Robbie Belew was recognized Wednesday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a “Hometown Hero” for his quick action in alerting authorities about a woman and child who were in danger at a Robertsville area home in December.

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The Mexican trial for a St. Clair attorney and businessman accused of murder has been continued until March — but family members were not aware of the change.

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  • By Monte Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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A former candidate for the Franklin County Commission — who served as a highway department supervisor — has been charged with charging thousands of dollars in personal items to a county credit card.

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  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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County deputies will have a larger presence in schools as an initiative to prevent peer pressure and substance abuse among teens.

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