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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities.

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A Franklin County judge will decide later this summer if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed against the Union man who was arrested in May as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

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Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker went so far as to make a video of himself singing to remind people it was municipal election day on Tuesday, April 6.

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The Franklin County Health Department recorded 32 additional COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the countywide total since the pandemic began a year ago to 9,274. The probable case count was 2,048 Tuesday.

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In a teleconference with state transportation officials, Franklin County commissioners were urged that much needs to be done before two major highways can be converted from two to four lanes.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported nine new COVID-19 cases Friday, 16 new cases Thursday and 17 new cases Wednesday, bringing the countywide total since the pandemic started one year ago to 9,243 cases. The number of probable cases reported was 2,033.

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Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker is already planning what to do if a massive federal infrastructure bill is approved.

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A drive down St. Mary’s Road, the only connection to the 15-acre Chouteau Claim Access at the confluence of the Meramec and Bourbeuse rivers, requires navigating many potholes and one spot where a large portion of the road is underwater.

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At a once vacant lot in Stanton, a gleaming red roof against a wood frame is starting to look more like the artistic renderings for Hope Ranch of Missouri, a family-style home for children in foster care in Franklin, Gasconade and Osage counties.

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Thursday a new statewide transportation guide to help people travel to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the program, called “Get a Ride,” OATS Transit will provide free vaccination transportation to anyone in their service areas.

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The Franklin County Health Department reported Friday three new COVID-19 positive cases, men ages 39 to 41, bringing the total number of county residents to test positive since one year ago to 9,162.

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The Franklin County Family Resource Center housed in the old Clark-Vitt Elementary School in Union is open now, though several agencies are still moving in and setting up. A grand opening is planned for late May or early June depending on COVID-19, said Franklin County Community Resource Boa…

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The Franklin County Collector of Revenue’s Office saw a brief but noticeable increase in revenue as many residents got federal stimulus checks.

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As of Monday, one in five Franklin County residents, or 21,632 people, has begun their vaccination for COVID-19, and more than 11,000 residents have completed their vaccination, according to the state dashboard. Statewide, 22.5 percent of Missourians have started the vaccination process, and…

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Fewer than 90 days into the year, 11 Franklin County residents have died from heroin overdoses, according to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton and Washington Police Chief Ed Menefee.

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After initially planning to give back millions in unspent coronavirus aid, Franklin County now plans to spend all of the more than $25 million it has or will soon be getting from the federal government.

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After earlier declining to pay for employee leave, Franklin County officials rejected a different request from the city of Union for coronavirus-related funding.

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The city of Washington will receive nearly $2.6 million, and the county will receive more than $20 million from the federal government’s most recent COVID-19 relief bill, according to an analysis of the American Rescue Plan.

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A bill sponsored by state Rep. John Simmons, R-Washington, would require a photo identification to vote is waiting to be taken up by the Senate.

Presiding Franklin County Commissioner Tim Brinker said all government buildings would be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to the extreme weather conditions. Those buildings include: the Franklin County Government Center, Historic Courthouse and court system.