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Snow, Power Outages Hit Community

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Some three inches of snow hit Ste. Genevieve last Wednesday, with up to eight inches reported in some locations in the county. It tended to melt quickly on roads and streets. The wet, heavy snow led to limbs snapping and taking down power lines. Some 1,000 Citizens Electric Corporation…

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Aldermen Look At ‘Tiny Homes’ During Work Session

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The issue of tiny homes was one of the topics the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen tackled during a work session last Thursday night. “David [Bova] has been working diligently on this,” City Administrator Happy Welch told the aldermen. “When we talked about housing and lack thereof, this is…

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Wells Wants To Clarify 911 Issue

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Alan Wells, director of the combined St. Francois-Ste. Genevieve County 911 center in Desloge, wanted to make sure readers were not confused about 911 funding issues. In 2011, the two counties went together to form a combined 911 center with state of the art equipment. Since, Sate. Genevieve County…

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House Fire Brings Out 8 FDs

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD STAFF BLOOMSDALE, Mo.  —  Nearly all area volunteer fire departments from 2 counties (Ozora to Weingarten to Hematite and in between) plus Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s deputies and Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District responded late last night (Thurs.1.26.2023) to a house fire at 11066 Pleasant Heights off U.S. Highway 61…

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Ambulance Board Concerned About Upgrade Costs

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD How much they will have to contribute to the needed $3.1 million upgrade in 911 equipment and software will affect future plans for the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District. During their meeting last Thursday, the ambulance board decided it might be best to proceed “on a more cautious pace”…

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All 5 fugitives captured

Inmates who escaped SFC Center now all back in custody The five inmates who escaped the St. Francois County (Mo.) Detainee Center Tuesday night are now all in custody of law enforcement after a 4-1/2 day manhunt, according to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page. After fugitive Michael Wilkins was captured Friday morning…

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1 escaped inmate captured in Poplar Bluff

However, the 3 sex offenders, 1 other inmate remain at large Per St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page: Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 Inmate Michael Wilkins has been captured and is now in the custody of the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department. On Thursday, January 19, information was developed leading investigators to believe Wilkins was…

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U.S. Marshal’s Office offers rewards on 5 area fugitives

UPDATE: More information on five escapees from St. Francois County Detainee Center FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  The U.S. Marshal’s Office is offering rewards for each of the five escaped inmates from the St. Francois County Detention Center. The five fugitives  —  three are dubbed sexual predators  —  are all considered dangerous and law enforcement have asked…

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3 sex offenders, 2 other inmates escape SFC Detention Center

Per ST. FRANCIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  On Tuesday, January 17, at approximately 7:00 PM, 5 inmates at the St. Francois County Detention Center made entry into a secured cell. From there, the inmates made their way through a secured door by use of force. The inmates…

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Group Lays Out Plans On How To Use Opioid Money

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Opioid money was a topic of conversation during much of last Thursday’s county commission meeting. County Treasurer Sara Hoog said she had already received two checks from the opioid settlement. Late in 2018, Ste. Genevieve County joined a lawsuit against Perdue Pharma and 46 other entities for their parts…

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