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De Soto man gets 15-year prison sentence, awaits other verdicts

Daniel Jacob Warden, 45, of De Soto, a prior offender, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug and gun violations, and he is awaiting trial for three other felony and three misdemeanor charges, according to court documents.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-08 02:15:00

Missouri is giving away a Jefferson County bridge, but it comes with a catch

HERCULANEUM, Mo. — It's the first thing you see when you drive into Herculaneum - this bridge that was built during the Great Depression. After 84 years of carrying cars across Joachim Creek along State Route 61 in Jefferson County, the truss bridge has reached the end of it's road.

KSDK - 2018-12-10 02:31:00

Judge allows body buried in Fairview Heights, Ill. cemetery to be exhumed

A St. Clair County Judge signed an order on Tuesday that will allow the exhumation of a woman buried without a name in a Fairview Heights cemetery. Judge Julie Katz signed the order after a request was filed last week.

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-08 18:19:00

Suspects sought in vandalism of Jefferson R-7 baseball field

Authorities are investigating vandalism at the Jefferson R-7 School District baseball field in the 1000 block of Dooling Hollow Road. The incident happened about 1 a.m. Nov. 15, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-10 02:30:00

Barnhart man arrested on suspicion of DWI after crash on Hwy. 61-67

A Barnhart man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning (Dec. 9) on Hwy. 61-67 south of Liguori Road in Barnhart.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-09 20:57:00

Blue Jays Edge Hillsboro, Drop Close Dual With Farmington

A pair of dual meets for the Washington Blue Jays went down to the wire Tuesday at Farmington. Washington defeated Hillsboro, 42-39, but lost to the host school, 42-36. After an early win by pin and two forfeits, the Blue Jays hammered home four straight pin victories from 160-195 pounds to seal the

WASHINGTON MISSOURIAN - 2018-12-10 15:00:00

Ted Howell photos – The 90th annual De Soto Christmas Parade on Dec. 1

The parade had nearly 100 entries following a theme of "Childhood Christmas Memories". The 90th annual De Soto Christmas Parade on Dec. 1.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-09 21:00:00

Dead body found in Imperial identified

A dead body found off Black Creek Road in Imperial this morning (Dec. 7) has been identified, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported. The deceased is Leslie J. Nunn, 48, of Arnold, Capt. Gary Higginbotham said this afternoon.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-07 19:37:00

Hearty soup gets the nod at sixth annual Leader Holiday Dinner

Diners at the sixth annual Leader Holiday Dinner, held Nov. 30 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, chose Cheesy Italian Sausage Potato Chowder as this year’s recipe contest winner, and recipe submitter Terri Becker of Festus took home the $250 grand prize. (Recipes follow story)

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-07 19:08:00

ICYMI: Mapaville Fire names new chief, creates commissioner spot

For the first time in its 18-year history, the Mapaville Fire Protection District has a full-time paid chief at the helm. The district’s board voted 5-0 on Nov. 19 to appoint Assistant Chief Dave Brown to the post.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-09 14:00:00

Meanwhile…A Pastor’s Wife Was Born

Around here, December 9th is a special day because it was the day the Log Cabin College, which later transitioned to become Concordia Seminary, opened its door to the first class of students in 1839. I decided to take a look through our German Family Tree to see if there were any other events listed

LUTHERANMUSEUM.COM - 2018-12-09 21:26:20

Roundup: Jefferson beats Potosi with perimeter punch

FESTUS, Mo. – Heidi Hearst was locked in right away from the perimeter, and the Potosi defense was repeatedly late in locating her on Thursday night. Jefferson built a double-digit lead after the senior forward swished three 3-pointers during the first quarter, and remained in control for a 63-56 ho

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-07 19:13:00

Arnold woman hurt after trying to avoid object in middle of I-270

An Arnold woman was hurt in a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning (Dec. 9) on I-270 north of Olive Boulevard (Hwy. 340) near Creve Coeur in northwest St. Louis County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Jamie Gray, 27, of Arnold was driving north on I-270 at 7:30 a.m. when, in an attemp

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-09 20:59:00

ICYMI: Arnold Police seek Imperial woman suspected of damaging former boyfriend’s car

A 30-year-old Imperial woman allegedly smashed the windshield of her former boyfriend’s car while it was parked outside an Arnold restaurant. The incident happened about 10:15 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 54th Street Grill and Bar, 2236 Michigan Ave., Arnold Police reported.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-09 02:45:00

'I thought it was mud and it wasn't mud;' Neighbor astounded after finding children living in horrible conditions

LEADWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A St. Francois County mother and father were charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police found two of their children wandering in the neighborhood with little clothing and no shoes on last month, and what they found in home was called a "horrible discover

KMOV - 2018-12-09 14:22:50

Bria Garmon, junior, Festus

A 5-foot-8 outside hitter, Garmon can put down a kill from just about anywhere on the court. Averaging 5.8 kills a set, Garmon finished second in the area's kills list. Adding an ability to add touch to her power game, Garmon was the go-to player for a Tigers team that posted a 29-3-1 record and adv

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-12-07 23:00:00

Update: Dead body found in Imperial identified

A dead body found off Black Creek Road in Imperial this morning (Dec. 7) has been identified, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported. The deceased is Leslie J. Nunn, 48, of Arnold, Capt. Gary Higginbotham said this afternoon.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-07 20:25:00

Missouri couple faces seven counts each of endangering welfare of child after police found their seven kids living in absolute squalor

LEADWOOD, MO (KCTV) -- A Missouri couple faces seven counts each of endangering the welfare of a child after police found their seven kids living in absolute squalor. Police in Leadwood, Missouri, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis, say two of the children were found wandering outside in the cold

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-08 23:51:29

'Horrible discovery': 7 children removed from feces-tracked home, parents arrested in St. Francois County

A Leadwood, Mo., couple are facing child endangerment charges after police who had been called to check on two children found wandering the street discovered the family's home was a mess of human waste and rotting trash.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-12-08 15:00:00

$7,000 trailer stolen from Barnhart house

A trailer worth $7,000 was among items stolen from a home in the 2000 block of Valley View Drive in Barnhart. The incident occurred between 5:15 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m. Nov. 20, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-12-07 17:15:00