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Franklin County residents file suit to stop Landvatter concrete plant
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:45:00 -0700

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center seeks to overturn a conditional use permit issued to Kirkwood-based Landvatter Ready Mix

Jail guard accused of spraying mace on pizza
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:57:46 -0700

A prison guard in Franklin County, Missouri is accused of intentionally spraying mace on a pizza, then giving it to an inmate. That inmate, Ricky Walton, reportedly shared the pizza with three other inmates, and all four got sick. Meanwhile, according to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, the guard admitted to using his pepper spray in the building, but the rest of his story is entirely ...

Franklin County History Fair Set for October 26
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:39:26 -0700

The Franklin County History Fair will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Franklin County Baptist Association building at 785 Butterfield Drive.

County Has 98 Chlamydia Cases In Five Months
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:34:49 -0700

For the first five months of this year, there have been 98 cases of chlamydia reported in Franklin County and 12 cases of gonorrhea, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Cancer Report Says Missouri Is Falling Short in Most Areas
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:08:14 -0700

Missouri is not doing enough to reduce cancer deaths, according to a new report.

Franklin County May Net More Money With Online Auction Service
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:04:40 -0700

Franklin County may recoup more money by using an online auction service to get rid of outdated equipment and other property.

Battleline: Girls Golf Growing in Area
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:08:50 -0700

Borgia-Washington Girls Golf Meet Borgia hosted Washington Monday, Aug. 25, in a girls golf meet at Franklin County Country Club. Borgia won the meet, 215-241. To order photo reprints, click the "Buy This Photo" button below the photo you are viewing.

Police: Need to Keep Military Surplus Program
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:08:11 -0700

While most law enforcement agencies in Franklin County don’t have a lot of surplus military arms and equipment, the general feeling among police officials is that it’s better to be equipped to handle threats at the local level.

County, State Voters Support Three Constitutional Changes
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:34:55 -0700

Franklin County voters mirrored statewide voters in their support of three constitutional amendments and their defeat of two others that were on Tuesday’s primary election ballot.

UPDATE: County SWAT Team Called to Ferguson
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:04:40 -0700

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:20 am | Updated: 7:59 am, Mon Aug 25, 2014. The Franklin County SWAT Team assisted authorities in Ferguson last evening.