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As property tax collection season nears, the Franklin County Collector’s Office is dealing with a snafu with its smartphone app.

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Franklin County is converting around 13 miles of county-owned road from gravel to hard surface this year.

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Franklin County is still fighting its own lawsuit against opioid makers, distributors and prescribers, but discussions also are being held about joining a settlement effort led by state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. 

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With the state creating its own system, Franklin County commissioners held off on renewing the county’s agreement with the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program at their Tuesday meeting.

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With the recent passage of a gradual 12.5 cents-per-gallon state gasoline tax increase and the possibility of getting billions more for Missouri highways and bridges from a $1 trillion federal infrastructure package, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in as good a place for…

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Even though it has had some of the money for months, Franklin County officials are still not sure what they can spend funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on.

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Editor's Note: The following story appears as it ran in the Aug. 14-15 issue of The Missourian. Following the paper's Friday morning deadline, the number of patients hospitalized statewide reached 689, the highest recorded at any time during the pandemic, according to state records. 

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A St. Clair man is facing criminal charges after authorities say he violated a restraining order filed against him by showing up at a woman’s home, according to court records. 

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The jury trial of a former gymnastics coach accused of molesting three of his athletes was scheduled to start on Monday but now has been pushed back to early 2022, according to online court records. 

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The surge in the COVID-19 delta variant is leading Franklin County courts to reinstate pandemic safety protocols, including a mandate requiring masks to be worn in the courtroom.

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Not only are temperatures soaring during these dog days of summer, but demand and prices for HVAC services also are up. The only things going down for the industry? Labor and supply.

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A 37-year-old female inmate at the Franklin County Jail in Union has died, according to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. 

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Tiffany Femmer, of New Haven, was sentenced to 120 days in the Franklin County jail and five years of supervised probation, according to court records. She was also ordered by the courts to pay near $182,000 in restitution.

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For more information about the United Way’s 2020 campaign and the five pilot companies chosen for 2021, see the special supplement in this weekend's issue of The Missourian.

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Some Franklin County roads will soon be getting a new surface, including one that will serve the Washington School District’s new South Point Elementary.

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Amy Ryan, of Wildwood, has launched an exploratory committee to study the possibility of running for Missouri Senate District 26, an office held by Dave Schatz since 2014.

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After almost 14 months, Franklin County is nearing the end of awarding the $12.2 million it received as part of the 2020 federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) money it was allocated.

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The Saint Louis Zoo’s proposed habitat for a nearly extinct breed of wolf got the go-ahead from Franklin County’s planning and zoning commission last week.

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ECC named its Hansen Hall building after him, which Hansen later called “probably the biggest thrill of my life.”