The Government Forum sponsored by the Washington area Chamber of Commerce scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, is now sold out and tickets will no longer be available at the door.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, hosted by Neighbors United - Undoing Racism along with the Social Justice Committee at East Central College has been canceled. 

The Downtown Washington Post Office, Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, License bureau and non-essential city of Washington offices will all be closed Friday.

Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit set for Saturday, Sept. 17, has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. 

A storm that rolled through Wednesday has left residents in the city of Lonedell without power. According to Ameren, it could be a long duration before power is restored.

A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Jason Mills, the man who has been on the run since he escaped from confinement more than a week ago.

Residents of 33 Missouri counties, including Franklin County, who have been affected by the recent severe storms and flooding may soon see Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams and home inspectors in their neighborhoods.

  • Ameren Missouri Press Release
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Lake Ozark, Mo. (January 5, 2016) – In response to The Army Corps of Engineers discharging water at Truman Dam that has been held since the heavy rains in late December, Ameren Missouri opened the spill gates at Bagnell Dam at Noon today. Ameren Missouri urges property owners at the Lake of …

Franklin, Jefferson and St. Louis County offices of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the State Emergency Management Agency, the St. Louis Area Regional COAD and MOVOAD partners, are sponsoring a regional point of distribution to assist residents affected by recent flooding with nece…

  • By Susan Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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The Franklin County Area United Way stands ready to help flood victims as water begins to recede in Union, Pacific and surrounding areas.

ST. LOUIS – Motorists are advised to continue using caution when traveling around the state due to flooded roads. Interstate 44 is closed in both directions from Interstate 270 in St. Louis County to Route 100 Gray Summit in Franklin County. This closure is expected to last for several days.…


Portion of Downtown Pacific have been covered by flood water from the Meramec River after a weekend of heavy rains. The river is expected to crest at 35.5 feet, more than 22 feet above flood stage and almost 2 feet above the 33.6 record set in 1982. Photo by Jack Witthaus

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