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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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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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NexGen Silica Mine Permit Pulled

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor/photographer Calling it a “victory,” Operation Sand seems to have gotten exactly what it always wanted. After months of opposition, there will be no silica sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County. At least for now. The Missouri Mining Commission decided Thursday morning (1.5.2023) at a meeting in the Show-Me…

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Body Discovered In Mississippi River May Not Be Found Again Here

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.  —  The body discovered in the Mississippi River here Tuesday afternoon does not seem that it will be re-discovered or even recovered in Ste. Genevieve County, but then again it just might reappear here. The unknown body disappeared again when area authorities tried to retrieve it on Tuesday (1.3.2023), but was unable…

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Brown Turns Self In To Authorities

UPDATE … Jan. 5, 2023 Danny Wesley Brown, 60, has been arrested after he turned himself in to law enforcement today. The eight-day search is over. The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department was searching for Brown after he allegedly committed five felonies  —  including kidnapping, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, etc. …

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Body In Mississippi River Discovered

Unofficial reports of a body found earlier today (Tues.1.2.2023) around 4 p.m. in the Mississippi River near Mississippi Lime Company section of Ste. Genevieve County (Mo.) around Little Rock Rd. Efforts to retrieve the body were unsuccessful as it disappeared again, possibly under a barge. No further details at this moment. We will update you…

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Sheriff Looking For Armed-and-Dangerous Man

  Brown Is Wanted For 5 Felonies, Including Kidnapping, Assault and Armed Criminal Action STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.  —  The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance for the whereabouts of an armed-and-dangerous man  —  Danny Wesley Brown, 60 (pictured)  —  wanted for five different felonies that all allegedly occurred Thursday night…

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