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Swimming discouraged at Pim Lake

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is recommending that visitors to St. Joe State Park in Park Hills not swim in Pim Lake due to high E. Coli samples taken several days ago. Monsanto Lake, the larger of the two lakes located in the park, is being reported as safe for swimming.Provided by M

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 15:18:00

Citywide yard sale coming up

With summertime being prime yard sale season, annual citywide yard sales are held each year to offer shoppers the opportunity to spend a whole day perusing the deals available from residents.The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Citywide Yard Sale is held the second Saturday in August each y

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 10:00:00

One killed, two injured in two accidents in Ste. Gen County

Two men were injured and one woman was killed in two separate vehicle accidents on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County on Wednesday, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.In the first crash, a Jackson man received serious injuries in an accident on Interstate 55 in Ste. Gene

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 18:26:00

Area man arrested in Ballwin

An area man who has several felony warrants in St. Francois County was arrested in Ballwin Monday evening after EMS was called for a medical emergency.Ballwin Police Officer Mike Burgoyne said officers were called to the parking lot of Target located at 15025 Manchester Road for a suspicious vehicle

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 10:30:00

Festus woman killed in 1-car accident along I-55

Around 7 p.m., Bethany Day, 21, was riding in the passenger seat of a 1998 Ford F-150 on southbound I-55 near Bloomsdale. The driver of the truck traveled off the left side of the highway, which caused the truck to overcorrect, strike a rock bluff and overturn. Day was pronounced dead on the scene.

KSDK - 2018-07-19 07:42:07

Jefferson County Fair runs through Sunday in Hillsboro

Today (July 19) is the opening day for the 30th annual Jefferson County Fair, scheduled to run through Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 10349 Business 21, in Hillsboro.A Bicentennial Parade, monster truck rides and music by Montgomery Gentry will be featured, as well as lots of food, vend

MYLEADERPAPER.COM - 2018-07-19 05:30:00

Senior Legion — Washington Post 218 vs. Wentzville Post 323 North, District Tournament

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WASHINGTON MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-20 02:00:00

City favors 'public safety' sales tax

The city of Desloge is still in the trash pick-up business and its residents will not be charged a fee for the service that has been provided to them at no cost for decades — at least for now.If there was one thing made abundantly clear at Monday night’s special meeting of the Desloge Board of Alder

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 11:00:00

Man facing numerous felonies after victims come forward

A Farmington man is facing several more felony charges after multiple victims came forward since he was initially charged with statutory rape and molestation in February.Mason Wolfe, 20, is being charged with two felonies of rape in the first degree, two felonies of sodomy in the first degree, a cla


Benefit to raise funds for injured officers

“(The fundraiser is) at the Terrace Winery on July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Ron Allen and I have played music together, so we decided to organize something to help them out,” Lodholz said. “I was born and raised in Bonne Terre and then traveled all over the country playing music. I came back home in


Police Say Man Choked, Kicked, Punched Woman

Justin Ian Baxter, 19, Washington, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one count of felony second-degree domestic assault stemming from a July 6 arrest.

WASHINGTON MISSOURIAN - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Farmington Man Killed July 9 In Motorcycle Accident On Route O

A Farmington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Route O at around 3:31 p.m. on July 9, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.Nicholas J. Courtney, 41, was driving a 2001 Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle southbound south of Interstate 55 when he failed t


Chautauqua kicks off with Minnie Pearl

The 24th Annual Big River Chautauqua kicks off its three-day event this evening behind Bonne Terre City Hall and this year’s theme is “A Night of Laughter, Gossip and Magic, Entertaining America.”The featured speaker of the evening is Minnie Pearl, being portrayed by Elsa Wolff. Pearl was country mu

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 10:45:00

FSCB presents Community Impact Initiative award

“It goes by branches and this was a particular project that the Bonne Terre, Terre Du Lac and Desloge office all did as one project,” Adams explained. “This is our third year doing this and we have helped the SEMO Violence Council and the Parkland Foster Adopt in the past.”


Lightning strike damages Festus-area home

Lightning struck a home in the 4900 block of Bent Creek Road in the Festus area Saturday night (July 14), damaging the home and forcing a family of three out of it until repairs can be completed, Hillsboro Fire Assistant Chief Brian Gaudet said.The Hillsboro Fire Protection District got a call at 9


Jefferson County Health Department aggressively attacking mosquitos ahead of fair

Typically, the spraying is done after 8 p.m. into the early morning hours. Also, the vector and surveillance program has set dozens of traps throughout the county. Tests are being done weekly, sometimes daily, on the mosquito samples collected.

FOX2NOW.COM - 2018-07-18 23:15:28

Sink hole found at site of sports complex

Baer said, talking to locals, it seems caves are not very prevalent in the area but in some cases, such as in Perry County, large caves can form due to water getting down into the cracks of lime stone which opens up the caves.


De Soto hires new chief for troubled police department

The Jefferson County sheriff's office recently took over temporary supervision of De Soto's police department after former chief Joe Edwards resigned. Sheriff Dave Marshak released a report earlier Monday citing disarray. He wrote that the department lacked policies on basic police operations, offic


De Soto city council votes to keep its own police force

DE SOTO, Mo. — The city of De Soto will keep its own police force after all.The decision comes about a week after the city council said it approved a package to pay the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to provide some support. De Soto residents voiced their concerns with the plan to utilize out


Stubborn fire costs family of five their Crystal City home

A home in the 200 block of Chestnut Street in Crystal City was destroyed early Monday morning (July 16) in a three-alarm fire that brought in firefighters from almost every fire department and district in the county to fight the blaze, Crystal City Fire Chief Tony Bova said.“The fire would just not