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Early morning fire destroys business

An area business location was destroyed after a fire broke out in the early morning hours Monday, burning it to the ground. Fire departments from several counties were called to assist after a second alarm was struck. Potosi Fire Chief Roger Lachance said they were called to Coleman's Repair Shop at

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 15:53:00

Council sets dates for spring cleanup

The Fredericktown City Council set dates for the annual spring cleanup during the recent council meeting. The annual spring cleanup will be April 9-14 and is for city residential customers. The service offers drop-off for free with pickup service available for a fee of $10. Customers must register f

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 09:45:00

Cape woman killed in multiple vehicle accident on I-55

A Cape Girardeau woman was killed and her passenger seriously injured Friday when the car they were traveling in was involved in a multiple vehicle accident involving two commercial trucks on Interstate 55 just south of Perryville. According to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, at approxima


Police standoff with wanted suspect over in Cape Girardeau, MO

Police were in a standoff situation in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It ended shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 19. Officers had guns drawn in the are of Sprigg and Walnut streets. The suspect surrendered to police. Sgt. Rick Schmidt said it is a wanted suspect police were on the lookout for. Dow

KFVS12 - 2018-03-19 20:44:25

Commission unveils new county seal

A new St. Francois County seal unanimously approved by the county commission in January is already appearing on all new signage at the county's Weber Road facility in Farmington and will soon be adorning county trucks and sheriff's vehicles, as well as select employee uniforms and glass doors enteri

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 10:45:00

Caruthers denied change of venue

With just more than a month before trial, Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler-Horn ruled on motions filed by the defense counsel of Anthony Caruthers during a hearing on Friday. Caruthers faces several charges in connection with the 2016 murder of Michael VanStavern and the subsequent burglarizing of the vic


Person on interested wanted by Perryville, MO police

A person of interest is wanted in a case in Perryville, Missouri. The Perryville Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying the wanted individual. If you have any information, please contact Officer Alex Friedrich at (573)547-4546. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android A pe


Effort aims to develop forest at old lead mining site

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) - A portion of Missouri's Old Lead Belt region could soon be turned back into a forest. St. Louis Public Radio reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are working together to restore a part of the Madison County Miles S


'Pound pups' hope to find forever homes

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. A dog at the Park Hills Pound and two dogs at the Farmington Pound are seeking their owners or new homes where they can be loved and cared for. Park Hills Pound 573-431-3122 Male pit bull is 1-2 years old. The officer says this handsome guy has a very pl


Bus shuttle crashes in Cape Girardeau

An out of state shuttle bus crashed early on Saturday, March 17. According to Sgt. Schmidt with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, it occurred at the intersection of Kimberly and Mt. Auburn at 6:15 a.m. There were only two passengers and one driver on board at the time of the crash. The bus was d


Suspect sought in shooting kills self

A Perryville man ended a brief standoff with sheriff's deputies and police Tuesday afternoon by taking his own life. Hunter Joseph Lane, 19, of Perryville, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as deputies were attempting to take him into custody for questioning. According to Perry Co


I-55 SB open after deadly crash near Perryville, MO - KMOV.com

A crash involving several vehicles shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Perryville, Missouri. (Source: Ronnie Lego Thomas, Facebook) (Source: Ronnie Lego Thomas, Facebook) (Source: Ronnie Lego Thomas, Facebook) A deadly crash involving several vehicles shut down southbound lanes of Inter


Man ejected from vehicle in single vehicle crash in Bloomfield, MO

A 21-year-old suffered serious injuries after his vehicle crashed south of Bloomfield on Friday, March 16. Michael Layton of Dexter, MO's 2001 Dodge ran off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, overcorrected and then ran off the left of the road and began to overturn. According to th


Chlorination to affect city water

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now With maintenance work planned on the city's water tower in the coming months, Bismarck Mayor Seth Radford is forewarning residents that the municipality's water will be tasting different than usual for a number of months after the project has bee


Charges filed in infant death

A local woman is being charged in the death of her infant who died just hours after being born at her home. Roberta Baker, 36, of Bonne Terre, is charged with a class A felony of abuse or neglect of child. According to the probable cause statement, on Feb. 22 at 3 a.m. Baker delivered her child at h


Pursuit ends with three drug arrests

Three men were arrested on methamphetamine trafficking and other charges last week after leading sheriff's deputies and police officers on a chase through Perryville. The three men, Johnny Wayne White, 48, of Perryville; Derrick Garver, 34, of Fredericktown; and Devon Antreie Matlock, 26, of Perryvi


News of parvo concerns dog owners

News of a serious disease for animals has a local parks and recreation department reminding users of important user instructions for a dog park. Farmington Parks and Recreation Director Chris Conway said he learned about a posting on the "Farmington Dog Park Project" Facebook page after the Farmingt


Compassion Cafe continues to offer additional free items

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. The Compassion Cafe will hold its next meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mar. 24 at Kelly A. Burlison Middle School. This month's meal will include a variety of additional free food items available for families to select and take home. SMTS will run a free ser


2.4 earthquake near Williamsville, MO

There was a 2.4 magnitude earthquake eight miles east of Williamsville, Missouri on Wednesday, March 14. It happened at 10:54 a.m. and was 11 miles from Greenville and 114 miles south of St. Louis. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android There was a 2.4 magnitude earthquake eight miles east of