A Washington man was ordered to undergo a treatment program under a plea agreement for several charges, including assaulting a jogger and stealing a vehicle.

A Villa Ridge woman is accused of knocking a woman to the ground and kicking her head Saturday, Aug. 10, at a Union area residence.

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On Tuesday, the attorney for accused murderer Blake Schindler attempted to blame the killing of Kenneth Allen Jr. on someone other than his client, but Judge Michael Wright was not convinced.

Two people have already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and sentenced to seven years each in prison. Now the third person accused of killing former drug counselor Kenneth Allen Jr., 70, is less than two weeks away from his murder trial.


Union police said Wednesday afternoon an autopsy showed no signs of trauma to the dead body found Tuesday morning in Union.


Updated at 12:30 p.m. Union Police are investigating the death of Union area man found between two homes in the 900 block of North Church Street early Tuesday.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office recovered stolen tools and other items from a home in the Villa Ridge area. 


A 20-year-old murder suspect who was given the opportunity to show he is a productive member of society is now in jail awaiting trial.

Two Warrenton suspects were charged Tuesday for their roles in a Wright City home invasion, and shooting at police during a vehicle pursuit.   

An Owensville woman was arrested Monday, July 15, after a stolen recreational vehicle (RV) that had been making rounds on social media was sighted.

A Washington man with a history of theft, burglary, assault and drug charges is accused of assaulting a woman and then threatening her in front of police.

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.

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

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. 

Police suspect that one burglary and a second attempted burglary in Washington Tuesday are part of a rash of break-ins spanning St. Charles County to Jefferson City. 

A St. Clair man was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly chasing another vehicle.  

Four men wanted on felony drug, burglary and assault charges were picked up last week during a multijurisdictional fugitive apprehension operation in Franklin County.

A four-day jury trial is scheduled for next year in a case against a man accused of molesting three girls while he volunteered at a Washington gym.

Franklin County sheriff’s deputies used stop-sticks to deflate the tires of a fleeing vehicle Monday afternoon, June 24, which eventually was forced off the roadway by a Franklin County deputy.


A high court rule goes into effect Monday which could put criminal suspects back onto the streets a short time after committing a crime — with less assurance they will return to court.