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A constant summer drizzle greeted organizers of the St. Vincent de Paul Run for the Poor  this past Saturday as they gathered at the Liberty Field concession stand for the annual fundraising event.

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The amount of money Franklin County schools receive from court fines and forfeitures has been cut by more than half in the last seven years due in part to the formation of the county municipal court.

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It’s back to the drawing board for the county planning board members who have been drafting a new countywide zoning map. 

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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.

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As Franklin County continues to lead the state in hepatitis A cases the frequency of new cases being reported is beginning to slow.

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Ameren officials said Friday the energy company will cap and monitor the Labadie power plant’s coal combustion residuals (CCR), more commonly referred to as coal ash ponds.

Pacific Presbyterian Church is gearing up to again offer free Thursday community meals throughout the school year.

Vero Fitness in Pacific is holding a school supply drive for students in the community. The event runs through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Adopt-A-Family, the longstanding Pacific Christmas family assistance program, is extending its reach to offer assistance to homeless families or families in need at any time of the year.

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission gave the nod to a proposed warehouse to be used for storage of lumber and other building materials for a local furniture manufacturer.

Mayor Steve Myers said a suggestion that the city install curbs and gutters on Indian Trail Drive could lead to residents tying themselves to their beloved cedar trees.

Pacific officials say they want to warn the public of the dangers created when mowing their grass if they allow clippings to collect in the street.

I reported in my column last week that I was not mad at Mayor Steve Myers over the suckers growing from the decorative trees on Osage Street. I just wanted someone to trim them.

Aldermen say they want to slow the process of the Red Cedar Building renovation project to look at the big picture. To do it right, they said, total renovation of the 80-year-old structure could take two years.

Larry Swim, the one-of-a-kind Monster Truck driver whose daring style changed the tempo of Bigfoot shows, has stepped away from exhibitions to spend more time with his family.

There is still time to mark your calendar for the presentation on two Missouri female serial killers who scandalized Missouri in the 1920s.

The Meramec Valley R-III School District received a $15,000 donation from Tim and Summer Husereau, along with team members of the Pacific MORE Realtor group.