Dr. Lori VanLeer, former superintendent of the Washington School District, was recently named to the board of directors of the Washington branch of First State Community Bank.

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Mercy Hospital Washington physician Dr. John Mohart has been named to a new role within the senior leadership of incoming Mercy President and CEO Steve Mackin’s administration. 

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House endorsed a congressional redistricting plan Tuesday that is projected to maintain the state's Republican edge but turned back an attempt by some GOP members to more aggressively redraw districts to their advantage.

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Less than three months after its former director resigned amid a police investigation, the Union Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader.

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Franklin County officials are in the process of approving a financial settlement with a smaller opioid manufacturer, while also still considering taking part in larger settlements.

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Last month, a Franklin County judge sentenced Paul Jarrels, who had been found living in a tent near the railroad tracks in Washington, to five years supervised probation. Jarrels, 64, was arrested after authorities said he failed to register with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as …

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Manors at Brush Creek, a controversial residential subdivision being built in Pacific by Chesterfield-based McBride Homes, received preliminary approval, in a 5-2 vote, for its final plat from the city Tuesday.

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The Rock Island Trail is still years away from coming to Franklin County, but officials said there already is consideration for extending it to Union.

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Demand for COVID-19 testing in Washington “is at an all-time high,” said Dr. David Chalk, president of Mercy Clinic Four Rivers, one of the county’s biggest COVID-19 test providers.

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It has taken nearly six and a half years, but the suspect in the 2015 robbery of the Villa Ridge Dollar General store will finally see his case argued in court before a jury on Wednesday.

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Jacob Doepke said he’s always been interested in local government, but he was inspired to take the next step and run for the Union Board of Alderman after a campaign that came up short in 2021.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager murdered by white supremacists in the 1950s, and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who insisted on an open casket funeral to demonstrate the brutality of his killing.

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Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken and milk.

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A single-story, 956-square-foot home built in the 1930s was the focus of an hour-long public hearing Monday in Augusta, where residents peppered members of the Augusta Planning and Zoning Commission with questions about how the property would be redeveloped if a proposed rezoning request is …

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a Missouri man to 28 years in prison — the maximum he could impose — for the 2019 killing of his wife, whose body he buried in a state park and whose death he misled the authorities about for more than a year.