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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri legislative leaders said Thursday that they are planning to open a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic inside the Capitol building, after the annual session began with an outbreak of the disease. 

Union Middle School released its honor rolls for the second quarter.

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Rusting playground platforms at Union’s City Park could soon be getting some upgrades.

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Officials with the Sullivan Police Department have released the name of the man who was found dead Tuesday morning.

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Improvements to waterslides and other features at the Union Splash-N-Swimplex have yet to start but are expected to be completed well before the pool’s scheduled opening.

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A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 47 and 14th Street in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 19, around 2 p.m.

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The Union R-XI School District Board of Education recently approved part of a comprehensive school improvement plan for the 2020-21 school year.

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Four generations of Jacob Lierman’s family have attended St. Ignatius of Loyola School. Lierman is now a senior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, but since leaving the preschool through eighth-grade program, he has spent his afternoons giving back to it.

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A 19-year-old man from Union has been charged after a domestic incident resulted in a stabbing, according to officials.

Editor's note: Following the publication of this story in Friday's issue, The Missourian spoke with Presiding Franklin Commissioner Tim Brinker about updated vaccination registration plans. The story below has been updated to include that additional information.

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Editor's note: Following the publication of this story in Friday's issue, The Missourian spoke with Presiding Franklin Commissioner Tim Brinker about the new reporting metrics and vaccination efforts for long-term care facilities. The story below has been updated to include that additional i…

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Six months after its former city engineer moved up to city administrator, Union has hired a familiar face to lead its building and engineering department.

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After its permit was placed on hold, one of Union’s two wastewater treatment plants got a reprieve for at least four years from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

If you’ve seen my columns the past couple months, you might have noticed my wife and I have cut way back in our traveling.

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A two-day jury trial for a Franklin County man charged with raping and molesting a child in 2018 that was scheduled to begin this week has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Bank of Washington’s Chris Eckelkamp, assistant vice president of commercial lending, and Danielle Unnerstall, director of digital strategy and marketing, were among 20 bankers across the state who took part in the 18-month Missouri Bankers Association’s Banking Leadership program.

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Washington native Ted Swoboda went to Washington, D.C., last week cautiously optimistic that congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence would delay certifying the Electoral College election results. 

Kimberly Scudder is an Army brat turned Army wife. The Fairbanks, AK, native is married to Jerry Scudder, a retired Army veteran, and together they own Scudder & Co. Coffee On Main, which they launched in 2019.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Flooding has been a consistent concern in the St. Joseph area, but this year, leaders of the community have the opposite worry — the unusually low level of the Missouri River.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters gathered in downtown St. Louis to call on Republican Sen. Josh Hawley to resign over his continued rejection of Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory — even after the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Some people took part in the Saturday, Jan. 9, Polar Plunge for religious reasons. Others might have jumped in the frigid water for a thrill or because they like the cold.

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Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 100 near Buchheit Road and the Coulter's Landing Access Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Becky Harper sobbed as she spoke to a Missouri dispatcher after stumbling across her expectant daughter in a pool of blood, her womb slashed open and the child she had been carrying missing.

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Ben Hotz’s law firm saved a historic home from demolition two years ago, renovating the Anton Jasper House and turning it into contemporary law offices.

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Benny Calcote’s favorite superhero is Spider-Man. When the 8-year-old was awarded a certificate citing a “Job Well Done” on Thursday from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, it had a dozen superhero emblems laminated to the back of it, Spider-Man’s included.

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was directly involved with the decisions facing Congress during Wednesday’s riot in Washington, D.C., and also will be a key figure dealing with security in the coming weeks.

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Franklin County reported an 89-year-old Washington woman has died from COVID-19. She is the county’s 113th victim reported since the pandemic began in March and the first death to be reported in 2021, although it is unclear whether she died after the start of the year. At the start of Decemb…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday began what's guaranteed to be an unusual legislative session as the state continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Washington city leaders took the next step Monday night toward establishing a citywide fiber-optic network after unanimously voting to award a $3,500 contract to a company to act as its internet service provider consultant.

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The St. Clair R-XIII School District’s Transportation Department will move from its current location, which is behind the junior high building, by the start of the next school year. The removal of the school buses will free up about 70 parking spaces for families, staff and event attendees.