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Franklin County firearms dealers are seeing an explosion in sales mirroring a national trend.

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Only 27 percent of Franklin County’s 71,962 registered voters went to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election.

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Seventy-six percent of Franklin County residents infected with coronavirus have now recovered, with 86 recoveries reported this week alone.

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Franklin County has distributed just 2.4 percent of the $12.2 million of the federal CARES Act funds it received from the state of Missouri in early May.

Saturday, Aug. 15, marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ) Day, and area veterans organizations are honoring those who died in World War II (WWII) in a special way.

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Catholic schools in Franklin County have been developing re-entry plans for fall since the Archdiocese of St. Louis announced that Catholic schools in the St. Louis area plan to hold in-person classes.

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One month ago, Franklin County residents were celebrating Independence Day and coronavirus cases stood at 225.

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After an increase of 291 infections in the month of July, Franklin County ranks 15th in the state overall for COVID-19 cases.

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Franklin County unemployment rates have dropped below 10 percent for the first time in two months, but are still more than double pre-coronavirus rates.

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On Tuesday, Missouri voters will be asked to approve or deny an expansion of Medicaid services across the state, but local lawmakers are concerned the costs associated with the expansion are far more than the public is being told by television commercials promoting passage of the referendum.

The offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, 17 state senators from odd-numbered districts, and 163 state representatives will be contested statewide in Missouri this year.

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In what can be described as the most unconventional election cycle in Franklin County history, Clerk Tim Baker said voter turnout next Tuesday is really anybody’s guess.

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Attorneys Ben Hotz, Washington, and A. David Arand, Union, worked at the same law firm at one time and now are squaring off in the Republican primary for Franklin County municipal judge.

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Franklin County’s Second District has fielded several Republican candidates vying for the commissioner post.

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Despite the number of COVID-19 cases increasing by 261 in July in Franklin County, Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker says no new restrictions will be put into place to curb the spread of the virus.

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As federal authorities are being dispatched to Kansas City amid an increase in violent crime, the Missouri Legislature will convene Monday for a special session on that topic.

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An average of nine Franklin County residents have been diagnosed with the coronavirus each day in July, with cases more than doubling from 205 on the last day of June to 414 July 24.

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After a potential COVID-19 exposure, the Sullivan branch of the Scenic Regional Library System reopened Thursday, July 23, at 9 a.m.

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The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Monday, July 20, that Catholic schools in the St. Louis area would be holding in-person classes this fall, including schools in Franklin County.

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According to social media posts from the Branson area, Bruno the Bear has found a mate and is living comfortably in the Ozarks.

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At this time, students, faculty and staff of more than 100 Archdiocese of St. Louis Schools—spanning 11 city/county jurisdictions—intend to return to campus buildings at the beginning of this upcoming school year contingent upon any new information disseminated over the next few weeks.School…

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SEDALIA, Mo. – The Missouri State Fair on Friday announced the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the Fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture educatio…

Missouri state statute outlines six factors in which a person can apply for an absentee ballot. With the passage of SB 631, a seventh category has been added until the end of 2020.

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ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer presented the budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 to the board of trustees Thursday, July 16, over Zoom videoconferencing.

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As COVID-19 casessurge across the country and in Missouri, national and regional chain stores are taking measures into their own hands to prevent the spread.

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With a focus on the health and safety of customers and teammates, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is taking the necessary step of requiring all customers to wear a face covering while shopping in its stores.

One nonprofit and six parishes with parochial schools were among the more than 200 recipients of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans in Franklin County.

Two years of collaboration and comprehensive work paid off last week when the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) removed the “on notice” status for East Central College.

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Candidates running for Franklin County Second District commissioner have spent just over $20,000 to win votes in the Aug. 4 Republican primary.

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Starting Monday, Walmart and Sam’s Club customers will be required to wear face coverings when visiting the stores.

A boat driven by a Pacific man collided with two vessels on the Meramec River downstream from the Miramagoua boat ramp Sunday, July 12, at 2:15 p.m. The collision resulted in one child being airlifted to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries, and two others transported to Mi…

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COVID-19 cases in Franklin County have increased by more than 100 since the beginning of July.

Franklin County has yet to see a major impact from COVID-19-related cuts at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). But there are unknowns in longterm transportation planning.

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East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer presented an interim budget plan for fiscal year 2020-21 to the board of trustees Thursday, July 2, over Zoom video conferencing.

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Despite surges of COVID-19 cases in specific regions, 52 percent of counties in Missouri have 30 or less reported cases.

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Summer camps for kids look different this year due to COVID, but the virus hasn’t dampened camp spirit.

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More than 60 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past two weeks, bringing the county total year to date to 261.