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Less than three months after its former director resigned amid a police investigation, the Union Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader.

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Franklin County officials are in the process of approving a financial settlement with a smaller opioid manufacturer, while also still considering taking part in larger settlements.

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The Rock Island Trail is still years away from coming to Franklin County, but officials said there already is consideration for extending it to Union.

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Jacob Doepke said he’s always been interested in local government, but he was inspired to take the next step and run for the Union Board of Alderman after a campaign that came up short in 2021.

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The air temperature might have been slightly warmer for the second iteration of St. John the Baptist Glidehaus Catholic Church's Polar Plunge Saturday in Union, but it was a different story with the water.

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A 55-year-old Union man died Thursday evening after being hit by a car while running across lanes of Interstate 70 as he attempted to catch up with a loose dog, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

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A Union man awaiting trial on multiple child sex charges is facing additional criminal charges in a new case. He is accused of repeatedly raping a child beginning in 2011, when the victim was 12, until they turned 17. 

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A Franklin County judge ruled Thursday that the Union man accused of threatening to kill a college student and to “release a spitfire of hell” on the campus of Maryville University in St. Louis can remove the GPS tracking device he has had to wear since posting bond in May. 

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In case you go by Gateway Extrusions’ Union facility and see what appears to be a large illuminated tree in the coming weeks, no the company did not leave its Christmas tree up too long.

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After considering updated federal guidelines, the Union R-XI School District’s board decided Monday evening to stick with its current policy for students who test positive for COVID-19.

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Two open seats on every public school district in Franklin County are open for the April 5 election. Board secretaries will return to their offices during regular business hours Tuesday for the last day to file.

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Union R-XI School District teachers and staff will get an additional 10 days of paid COVID-19 leave in the upcoming spring semester, but they will notice some variants in the policy.

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It’s been very hard on our staff,” Dr. Ann-Elizabeth Mohart said. “Some of (these patients) are here for months, and our staff becomes very attached to them and their family, so when they pass away it’s a very personal, personal process for our staff.”

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The city of Union saw its second-highest monthly sales tax collection in history in October, according to statistics recently presented to the Board of Aldermen.

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A memorial on the campus of East Central College in Union remembering Erastus Brown, a Black man who was lynched in Union in 1897, has been talked about since 2019. However, the college didn’t have a policy regarding such monuments, and discussions stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic. The t…

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Franklin County commissioners, after recently deciding that the county health department will no longer issue COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation orders, are considering how the change in law will affect employees.

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The race to be Washington’s next mayor became a little more crowded on Friday as James “Doug” Hagedorn officially filed as a candidate. 

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The Union R-XI School District is buying six new school buses and also giving itself flexibility to ensure someone can drive them during an employee shortage.

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Weeks after a Wisconsin man out on bail for several crimes drove through a crowd at a parade, Franklin County’s prosecuting attorney is raising concerns about some local suspects who are out of jail awaiting trial.

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A Union man has been accused of threatening his girlfriend’s stepfather with a metal pipe as well as domestic assault and armed criminal action.

A new scam is targeting seniors and asking them to share photos of their driver’s license or other state-issued IDs, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.