Washington police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred early Friday.


The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the location of a sex offender convicted of molesting a child 16 years ago.


Three men beat, robbed and held a man at gunpoint early Friday in a Washington motel for a suspected falling out over a drug deal.


A 26-year-old suspected drug dealer is accused of binding another man’s hands and feet Friday, Sept. 13, whipping him and then putting the victim into a large dog cage as punishment for not paying for a large amount of methamphetamine.

Franklin County investigators are investigating the connection between a 31-year-old St. Clair man and vehicle thefts in the area.


Fentanyl has claimed the lives of 14 Franklin County residents so far in 2019.

A St. Clair sex offender, with multiple felony warrants, was arrested in Washington Friday morning after he jumped out of an ambulance, led police on a foot pursuit and was tased by arresting officers.


The Franklin County SWAT team was called to assist St. Clair police Thursday while serving a warrant to arrest a noncompliant sex offender.


A former Washington police officer was sentenced to two months in federal prison Tuesday for stealing more than $25,000 from the Explorer Scout training program. 

The daughter of a Washington area man slain nearly two years ago says the public is not safe from two people convicted of her father’s death because they will not serve long enough.

There had been a plea deal on the table for the 20-year-old former Union area man convicted of murder last week.

St. Clair police investigated a report on possible gunshots fired inside a residence Wednesday evening, Aug. 28, but found no evidence of shots being fired.

A Washington man is claiming two men and a woman beat and robbed him Thursday, Aug. 22, at his Norwood Trailer Court home.

Jury selection for a 2016 murder trial was completed after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Franklin County Judicial Center in Union.