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.
A man formerly from the Beaufort area was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Thursday for selling a lethal opiate cocktail that killed a Franklin County woman and for stealing railroad car bracing.
With the release of city-specific census data more than 200 days away, officials in Washington, Pacific and St. Clair are optimistic that results will show stable population growth.
A Labadie man who is accused of statutory sodomy and furnishing pornographic material to someone younger than 18 will have two separate jury trials this fall, according to electronic court records.
Transportation advocates learned this week that the Missouri Department of Transportation is nearly ready to hire a third-party consultant to lead a study on the Highway 100 corridor from Washington to Villa Ridge.
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.
In the early ’90s, Wayne Winchester had no intention of purchasing Jensen Point Overlook, but he was interested in purchasing an acre and a half of land near it.
After repeated problems, Franklin County is ditching its Kronos workforce management software and returning to its previous provider, Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP).
A provision that would eliminate emissions inspection requirements in Franklin County and two other area counties has passed the state Senate but could still face an uphill battle.
Mercy Hospital Washington has begun offering direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments at mercy.net/MOVaccine. Those without internet access can make an appointment by calling 833-364-6777.
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.
Pacific residents learned this past week that the city’s post office, which has been located at 324 W. St. Louis St. for many years, could soon move.
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.
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 …
Below are the general election results for Franklin County's contested races in Washington, Union, Sullivan, St. Clair and Pacific with 38 of the county's 38 precincts reporting election returns.
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.
Before Noah Carrico, then in first grade, went onstage to perform at the Zitzman Elementary School talent show, he told his grandfather he was going to be the best act out there.
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.
Two candidates are hoping voters will select them to fill the void on the Pacific City Council created by Carol Johnson’s retirement. Johnson did not file for reelection.
The Missouri Eastern Correctional Facility in Pacific will soon have a new vocational program — a sewing factory.
Lent is about self-control, but the county’s fish fries make the next 40 days of restraint easy to swallow. These Friday dinners are in abundance through the start of April.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 18 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Feb. 23, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 8,925.
After a record turnout in the November 2020 election, Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker is expecting a more quiet lead up to the municipal voting Tuesday, April 6.
With state Reps. Jeff Porter and Aaron Griesheimer in attendance, 28 teens from Franklin County high schools will be hired by local companies in a Feb. 26 public event.
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.
Snow plows were out early Monday dealing with what’s expected to be the largest snow storm Franklin County has seen in at least a couple years.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chill levels are expected across much of the central United States at the start of the week.
An education bill brought to Sen. Dave Schatz’s desk Thursday, Feb. 11, has Washington and Pacific school superintendents worried, the Archdiocese of St. Louis communications officer in support, and Schatz, R-Sullivan, preparing for a debate.
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” …
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 …
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.