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A Fredericktown man was arrested Friday for unlawful use of a weapon after he threatened to shoot officers and dragged a deputy while trying to flee in a vehicle.
A Villa Ridge man has been charged with assault for allegedly stabbing a man in the back with a pocket knife Friday.
Judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visit Washington Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.
With the most students enrolled, buildings to maintain and staff on its payroll, the Washington School District has the largest budget of any public school system in Franklin County, followed by Meramec Valley and Union.
A Hermann man was killed in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 100 west of Washington.
The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear two re-zoning requests and continue discussing code changes during its July meeting.
A preliminary plat and a sketch plan will be up for review during July’s meeting of the Washington Planning and Zoning Commission.
There are now many more areas where telecommunication towers can be placed in the county under code revisions recently adopted by the county commission, an official said.
The man charged in the robbery of Fischer Phillips 66 station last September is now in the custody of Franklin County authorities.
The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to offer what it hopes will be the first of many tournaments geared toward kids.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:32 pm.
More than $38 million would be directed toward improvements on State Highway 47 in Franklin County if voters approve a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects Aug. 5.
For the first time in 20 years, Washington will change connection rates.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:00 pm.
Heavily damaged buildings that are a blight on the community and create a public nuisance will not be tolerated in Franklin County under code revisions recently approved by the county commission.
Art and tea connoisseurs now have a new shop to visit — the Tiny Tea Shop, located at 301 E. Fifth St., Washington.
The Washington School District will officially open its new Early Learning Center (ELC) Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Preregistration for Home Economics and Fine Arts Show for the Washington Fair is mandatory.
Posted in Washington on Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 pm.
The deadline to enter various contests at the Washington Town and Country is fast approaching.
The competition was tough, but Elizabeth Birkmann, 18, of Union, proved she has what it takes to be named the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen.
The city will spend almost $100,000 to pay a business to help fix the ongoing water leak under Highway 30 at Springfield Road.
Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:00 am.
Things were back to normal later in the day on Tuesday at the Phillips 66 Fast Lane service station on St. Clair’s north side after an unusual incident forced the gas pumps to be closed down for several hours beginning at about noon.
Posted in Saint clair on Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:00 am.
Clare Roth was crowned the 2014 New Haven Youth Fair Queen Friday, July 11.
Posted in County on Friday, July 11, 2014 9:38 pm. Updated: 10:23 pm.
A Union man was charged Friday in the burglary of a Spring Drive home.
Fair organizers said Thursday’s events brought in some of the biggest crowds in recent history.
It is “poor fiscal policy” to seek an increase in the state sales tax to fund transportation projects while at the same time passing an exemption that would “drain” transportation funding, Gov. Jay Nixon declared.
The new Save-A-Lot grocery store at 2700 W. Osage had a successful opening day, according to one owner.
Following a series of delays, a man found guilty of felony weapon and drug charges is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
A countywide use tax that was defeated in the last April election may be brought back for another vote, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said this week.
Posted in County on Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 am.
Two Pacific police officers have their hearts set on rappelling down the side of a downtown St. Louis hotel to raise money for Special Olympics.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 pm.
Elizabeth Birkmann was crowned Franklin County Fair Queen Thursday, July 10.
For more than two decades, the Washington Fair parade has served as the official kickoff to the five-day festival.
Registration is open for the Washington Fair Run/Walk, one of two pre-Fair events planned.
Washington is one step closer to moving waste at its landfill into a new storage area.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.
Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer recently was elected the president of the Washington Lions Club.
The Historic Washington Foundation, sister organization to Downtown Washington Inc., has received a $5,000 grant for the new All-Abilities Park under construction in the city park near Lions Lake.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 pm.
Season passes for the Washington Town and Country Fair are on sale.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:00 pm.
Mayor Jeff Palmore and park board President Stephen Flannery are in agreement that a new direction is needed in the day-to-day maintenance of the city park system.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:00 pm.
The Pacific digital amateur radio club is turning the city into a high-tech mecca, attracting a stream of technology experts and computer gurus, who also are hams, to use the club’s digital repeater, which is still in the process of being installed.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:00 pm.
A Wentzville lawyer admitted Monday to three armed bank robberies, including one in Dutzow, and shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.
A walk to honor the memories of children who have died will be held in Liberty Field this Sunday, July 13, hosted by the Franklin County chapter of the Compassionate Friends (TCF).
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:30 pm.
After initially expressing some “reservations” about whether the county should spend $150,000 replacing a 911 communication tower at the sheriff’s office, Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer now says the project is needed.
Posted in County on Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:00 pm.
The leak at the Washington city swimming pool isn’t bad enough for the pool to close early.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:00 am.
Home sales in Franklin County were down about 4 percent through the second quarter compared to the same time period last year.
With summer in full swing and vegetation sprouting like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, Pacific officials say the city needs a more comprehensive approach to beautification in public spaces.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 am.
New legislation allowing first responders in Missouri to obtain and carry an antidote for heroin overdoses may not have as big an impact here as in other areas, according to law enforcement officials.
For the third time since the April election brought a new mayor, the local pastor who opens the city board of aldermen meeting with a prayer, preceded his prayer with a scriptural reading urging leaders to listen to each other.
Posted in Pacific on Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 am.
Washington is looking into the possibility of allowing two fireworks stands currently located outside of city limits to remain in business if annexation is approved.
Posted in Washington on Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:00 am.
A gray wolf that has been on the loose in Franklin County for a month was captured Tuesday by its owner.
Posted in County on Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:00 am.
There will likely be changes to the trash collection in Union now that the city is seeking bids for the service.
Posted in Union on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:32 pm.
How well do we know our own community?
Posted in Pacific on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:32 pm.