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The Franklin County Health Department reported Friday that a 53-year-old Villa Ridge man died of COVID-19-related complications in April. He is the 173rd county resident to die of the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020. An additional 28 people are listed in the probable death category.

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The Franklin County Health Department announced Thursday it would move to releasing one weekly report of new COVID-19 cases each Friday. 

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In a compromise after a debate at the Meramec Valley R-III School District Board of Education meeting April 21, members decided to reduce masking requirements for summer school students. They will revisit the decision in May when they vote on the finalized policy.

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After repeated problems, Franklin County is ditching its Kronos workforce management software and returning to its previous provider, Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP).

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Last week, Pacific Mayor Steve Myers joined more than 30 other Missouri mayors and more than 500 mayors nationwide in signing the “Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism” initiative launched by the American Jewish Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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More than 220 votes separated the winner of the Pacific police chief race from the second-highest candidate, and winner Scott Melies said he is “elated and honored.” The other candidates were Andrew “Drew” Whitman, who received 180 votes, and Greg Hurst, who received 124.

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More than 220 votes separated the winner of the Pacific police chief and city marshal race from the second-highest candidate, and winner Scott Melies said he is "elated and honored" to receive the "strong support." The other candidates were Andrew "Drew" Whitman, who received 180 votes, and …

Two Pacific residents were hurt after the Missouri State Highway Patrol said one motorist was hit by a teen driver, who had been driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Three candidates are vying to be Pacific’s next chief of police and city marshal following the retirement of Matt Mansell this past June. Assistant Chief Don Locke has been serving as the department’s interim captain.

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More than 8 percent of Franklin County residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, and as the rollout continues, employers are grappling with vaccination policies.

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When Antonio Ceballos moved from Mexico to Washington four years ago, he joined a community that prides itself on legacy. Neighborhoods, or "barrios," are seemingly filled with people who can trace their family lineage through generations of Franklin County citizenship. The title of “local” …

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Mary Salois remembers the memo she got from the Mercy Hospital system. It was March 2020. Most elective surgeries had been canceled as the Washington hospital’s staff began treating COVID-19 patients — then a disease with many unknowns. Salois, who has been in chaplaincy for 34 years and is …

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Wednesday night the Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was deployed to Pacific after a shooting suspect refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

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Todd Dempsey, the current St. Francis Borgia Regional High School vice principal, will take on a new post as the Riverbend Middle School principal, as announced Wednesday at the Meramec Valley R-III School District Board of Education meeting.