If a white pine tree fell in Pea Ridge Forest, chances are someone would be around to hear it.
Editor's Note: Since this story's initial publication at 5 p.m. Dec. 2, The Missourian has learned from the attorney general's office that Avery Jr. is in custody in a facility in St. Louis County, but custody has not yet been transferred to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. This change …
Criminal charges were filed this past week against a Pacific man, who authorities say came into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, beat her new boyfriend, sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend, brandished a machete against the couple and then sold the couple’s belongings while holding them hostag…
A Pacific man is dead following a two-vehicle collision on a rural Franklin County highway, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
A Pacific man is once again facing forgery charges after authorities say he wrote and cashed at least two checks without the permission of the accountholder.
The first weekend of the Boy Scouts’ Scouting for Food Drive kicked off Saturday, Nov. 21. The annual event, which collected around 66,000 items in 2019, reinvented itself this year in order to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines set by the St. Louis Area Council.
Due to ongoing staffing shortages related to illnesses, the COVID-19 virus and quarantines, all Scenic Regional Library branches will have new, reduced hours of operation, according to library officials.
A Catawissa man and a Pacific man are facing criminal charges after authorities say they illegally hunted and killed a turkey on another person’s property in rural Franklin County.
A Villa Ridge man was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and struck the ground at approximately 4:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.
For a while now, amid the growing spread of COVID-19, I’ve been wondering how to better advocate for the nurses and doctors, therapists and technicians, and housekeepers working at Mercy Hospital Washington. Since July, I’ve watched as our numbers of COVID patients have increased, first slow…
Seven hundred and sixteen Franklin County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, according to the county health department.
Last year, around 2,000 people stood in line outside the Franklin County Collector of Revenue’s office each of the last two days before property taxes were due.
There was no pomp or circumstance to the conclusion of this year’s Franklin County Area United Way campaign, but that doesn’t mean the smiles coming from the United Way board members were any less wide or bright.
As the Franklin County Area United Way nears the end of its 2020 campaign, organizers say they are focusing on the positives that have emerged from the campaign marked by a global pandemic, economic upheaval and other unforeseen obstacles.
County officials are urging Franklin County residents to help limit the spread of COVID-19, after the county has continued to see a surge in cases over the last several weeks.
With rising COVID-19 cases, the popular Boy Scouts Scouting for Food drive was put off two days before it was scheduled to start.
Driver Joe Baker sat behind the wheel of a white, 10-wheeled, 80,000-pound truck chugging along under a vast, clear sky. His cargo: recycled glass from a manufacturer outside St. Paul, Minn. His destination: Muscatine, Iowa.
The Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) reported eight deaths Friday, Nov. 6, the highest number of deaths reported in a 24-hour period since the pandemic began. The death toll for COVID-19 in the county now stands at 57.
In the closing days before the election Tuesday, Nov. 3, it’s hard to drive very far in Franklin County without seeing a political sign.
Touting a decline in the state’s unemployment numbers, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said the state’s economy is gaining momentum after it — and much of life in the Show-Me State — ground to a halt earlier this year following the governor’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The st…
What school will look like for students this fall has been a hot topic, and with the school year approaching and COVID-19 cases surging, districts are starting to release their re-entry plans.
Rain canceled Pacific High School’s planned outdoor graduation ceremonies on Sunday evening, July 19. The pause in in the ceremony turned into a three-hour wait, and the program was eventually canceled for safety reasons. Graduation for the 221 seniors is rescheduled for a third time, Sunday…
Meramec Valley R-III students and their families have until July 31 to decide if pupils will return to the 2020-21 school year in-person, virtually, or some hybrid blend of the other two options.
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.