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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 …

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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…

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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. 

A Villa Ridge resident was taken to a St. Louis area hospital after suffering serious injuries in a two-car collision that occurred Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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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. 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

An inmate at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific has died, according to officials with the Missouri Department of Corrections. 

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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…

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If you haven’t filled out the 2020 U.S. Census, you still have time. 

A Pacific man was arrested after an alleged domestic assault Sunday, Oct. 4.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri prisons have spiked more than 50 percent so far this month, an increase a spokeswoman attributes to heightened testing.

A Pacific man suffered moderate injuries after being involved in a single-vehicle accident, Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Highway 100 west of Decker Road.

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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.

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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…

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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.

Pacific aldermen held a public hearing Tuesday, July 7, to remove six business locations from the city’s West Osage Community Improvement District.

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Qualifications for future Pacific city marshals/police chiefs may become more stringent, if new requirements are approved by aldermen.

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Bigfoot monster truck fans now have to wait until June 5, 2021, to attend the crew’s popular, annual open house with other 4X4 enthusiasts. 

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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.

Pacific officials are asking for more feedback as they close in on an update of the city’s parks and recreation master plan.