The Washington School District said Washington High School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning as a precaution. The high school will be released as scheduled at noon. Only the high school is following a modified schedule. Busses will run at their normal time.

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, the Route 47 bridge demolition has been delayed until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Route 47 will be closed to through traffic from Augusta Bottom Road and Fifth Street at 10:15 for up to two hours during the demo.

Washington police released areas to be closed for pedestrian and vehicles traffic Thursday morning leading up to and during the demolition of the Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River.

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Friends of the Washington Public Library will host its fourth annual poetry night Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. April is National Poetry Month and the public is invited to attend this event to celebrate poetry. Local poets Maria Brady-Smith and Ed Adams will share some of …

Crews will demolish the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River Thursday, April 11, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Union Public Schools were placed on lockout Tuesday afternoon as a precaution following an incident in downtown Union.

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The demolition of the old Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River scheduled for April 4 has been postponed due to the rising river level, according to Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue amid flooding along the Missouri River.

The ramp from westbound Interstate 44 to Highway 50 will be closed overnight Dec. 6, Dec. 7 and Dec 10. from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night and into the next morning.

The ramp from eastbound Highway 50 to eastbound Interstate 44 will be closed weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through mid-December.

The ramp from eastbound Highway 50 to eastbound Interstate 44 will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Franklin County residents have received phone calls from scammers “spoofing” the sheriff’s office number to steal money.

Work on the traffic signal at Highway 100 concluded Friday afternoon marking the opening of Bluff Road to traffic.

MoDOT announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, that a portion of Highway 47 on the Franklin County side of the highway's bridge will remain closed for another month.The southbound, right lane of Route 47 is closed from the end of the bridge to Third Street so crews can work on drainage, sidewalks and …

A clay shoot tournament hosted by the Dutzow Knights of Columbus to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, due to expected rain.

St. Mary’s Road over Interstate 44 in Franklin County will open to traffic by 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.

A stretch of Interstate 44 in Franklin County will be closed overnight so crews can set girders for the new St. Mary’s Road bridge, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

One lane on the Route 47 Missouri River bridge will be closed daily next week for routine bridge maintenance.

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With a heat advisory in effect, four locations throughout Washington are offering free cooling centers to the public.

Starting Friday, June 15, a section of Route 47 in Franklin County will be closed for a short time as part of a permit issued for a private development being built in the area. Crews will close Route 47 between Independence and Clearview at 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, through June 25 …

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Washington High School’s Graduation Ceremony this evening Friday, May 18, will be held indoors in the Blue Jay Gymnasium due to a chance for rain in the forecast throughout the day. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

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St. Clair Police found a meth lab in a vehicle at Fast Lane Gas station Wednesday morning, May 16.

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Crews will be closing the existing Route 47 Missouri River bridge intermittently overnight next week to set girders for the new bridge.

Crews will close one lane on the Route 47 Missouri River Bridge later this week to pour concrete for the new bridge. One lane will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Flaggers will be on hand to direct motorists through the lane closure. All work is weather permitting. For mo…

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