Franklin County Tourist Attraction Expected To Remain Closed For Holiday Weekend

A popular Franklin County tourist attraction will not be open over the upcoming holiday weekend. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that barring a last-minute reprieve from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Meramec Caverns will remain closed because of potentially harmful vapors that were discovered late last year. Lester Turilli, president and director of operations for Meramec Caverns tells the newspaper … Read More

Meeting On Highway 61 Planned For Next Week

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house style public meeting next Thursday, June 2, to discuss potential future improvement projects along the Highway 61 corridor in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties. The public meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the William R. Cappel Elementary School in Moscow Mills. The proposed improvements are in … Read More

Wentzville School Board Hires New Middle School Principal

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Dr. Jeri LaBrot as Principal of Frontier Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. LaBrot will replace Kelly McClain, who has served in that role since 2012 and has accepted a new position outside of the District. Dr. LaBrot is currently the Assistant Principal of North High … Read More

St. Charles County Assessment Notices In The Mail

The St. Charles County Assessor’s office will mail 42,227 notices on May 26, 2016, to inform taxpayers of changes to personal property assessments. Taxpayers who reported additional personal property or made corrections on their assessment form this year will receive the notice. County Assessor Scott Shipman said the goals of this mailing are to involve taxpayers in the assessment process … Read More

Union Man Charged With Shooting Motorcyclist

Franklin County authorities have arrested a Union man who allegedly shot a motorcyclist because he belonged to a club the gunman didn’t like. 31 year old William White of Union has been charged with first-degree assault. The charges stem from a shooting early Friday, on Highway 100, near Highway T in the Villa Ridge area. 62 year old James Diekmann … Read More

Former St. Charles County Cop Sentenced For Stealing From “Bait” Car

A former St. Charles County police officer has received two suspended jail sentences and was placed on five years of probation on convictions for theft and tampering with evidence. Sentencing was handed down yesterday (Monday) for 40 year old Matthew Clayton Howze of Bowling Green. He had pleaded guilty to the charges in March. Howze had been St. Charles County … Read More

Hermann Police Arrest Two Fugitives

Police in Hermann have arrested two fugitives who were found hiding out at a home in the city. Early Sunday morning, officers with the Hermann Police Department, with the assistance of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office Special Emergency Response Team, executed an arrest search warrant in the four-hundred block of East Tenth Street. The execution of the warrant came after … Read More

Three Month Lane Closure Coming To Highway 94 In St. Charles County

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that it will close one lane on a section of Highway 94 in St. Charles County for three months starting early next month. The closure will begin on Monday, June 6, at 7 a.m. The westbound lane of Highway 94 between Klondike Park and Sanders Road will be closed so crews can repair … Read More

Franklin County Authorities Investigating Highway Shooting

Franklin County authorities are investigating after a man from Berger was shot while riding his motorcycle, early Friday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office says the 62 year old man was riding his motorcycle on Hwy 100, just east of Route T at about 2:45 a.m. Friday when a someone in a white Chevrolet Truck drove along side and shot … Read More