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A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test

A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely


Owensville High School students create potential life-saving device for classrooms

GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. – Three students from Owensville High School won top honors at a nationwide competition in New York for their home-intruder prevention device. Paige Tayloe, T.C. Fisher, and Jonah Hoffman recently pitched their product during the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow event. As a result, t


Franklin County Man Arrested, Charged With Domestic Assault

A St. Clair man was arrested for allegedly choking a woman. Brandon A. Wilson, 30, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with second-degree domestic assault Wednesday, April 17.


Wife of Missouri KKK leader admits to murdering him

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted in court Friday that she fatally shot her husband in 2017 and dumped his body. “I fired both shots that killed my husband,” Malissa Ancona, 47, told Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn about Frank Ancona Jr., 51.


Owensville man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on child pornography plea

An Owensville man was sentenced April 3 in U.S. District Court to 25 years in federal prison for production of child pornography and the transportation of the pornography using electronic media in a case investigated by Owensville police with assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and t


Body found inside barrel in Gasconade River identified as a man

GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. - The sex of a body found in a barrel in the Gasconade River last week has been identified. According to the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office, the human remains were identified as belonging to a man.


Linn teenager arrested after one-vehicle crash

A Linn teenager was arrested after a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Osage County. Missouri Highway Patrol reports show the crash occurred around 12:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of Eastbound U.S. 50.


St. Louis man charged with felonies after police chase through western Jefferson County

Jared Kline, 27, of St. Louis was charged with two felonies following a police chase through the west part of the Jefferson County. Kline allegedly was driving a stolen pickup during the chase, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Fathers of Springfield murderer and victim urge Missouri lawmakers to pass Hailey’s Law

The Missouri House and Senate have approved similar bills that would require Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually. Supporters hope to get a bill on the governor’s desk by the end of session in May.


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says some landowners are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals.


52 Missouri counties lost population in 2018

ST. LOUIS – New census data shows that while Missouri’s population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 50 counties lost population. Data released Thursday shows estimated county populations as of July 1, 2018, compared to the previous year. Missouri overall saw its population rise 0.


Franklin County Is A Pow/MIA County — Residents Encouraged to Display Flag

The Franklin County Commission is urging all businesses and residences to proudly display the POW/MIA flag in honor of the tens of thousands of servicemen and -women who were detained by an enemy during conflict and whose whereabouts may be unknown.


Homeless Task Force Presents Shelter Plans — Addresses Concerns of Residents

Nearly 150 people gathered Tuesday night at a public forum to give feedback on a proposed homeless shelter in Washington. The forum was held at the Washington City Council Chamber, but was sponsored by the Franklin County Homeless Task Force (HTF).


Missouri Legislative Update: MONA Has Made it to Committee!

As the end of Missouri’s 100th legislative session slowly approaches, I’m excited to tell you that two versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), HB 208 sponsored by Rep. Greg Razer and HB 350 sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan have been referred to the House Committee on General Laws. Addit


County Man Slams Woman’s Head Into Couch, Strikes Her

A Franklin County man was charged for allegedly slamming a woman’s head into furniture and striking her with a broomstick. Guy D. Clark, 53, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with second-degree domestic assault and third-degree domestic assault. He is being held in the Franklin


A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions.


Sullivan Woman Hurt in Car Crash

A Sullivan woman was injured in a car crash after traveling off the road Sunday, April 14. Patricia O. Blanton, 74, Sullivan, was driving a 2014 GMC Acadia north on East Springfield Road when she failed to yield before making a left turn. Jack L. Day, 48, Sullivan, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silve


Washington state senator slammed for saying nurses 'play cards' for 'considerable amount of the day'

A Washington state senator has drawn the ire of nurses after remarks she made suggesting that nurses in smaller hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day."


Area Man Accused of Choking Woman, Is Charged With Felony

A Washington area man is accused of trying to strangle a woman Sunday, April 14, before the victim fled the home with a child. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, at 2:54 a.m. deputies responded to the 500 block of Summer Hill Lane south of Washington for a report of a domestic assaul