Franklin County MO

National Peace Officer Memorial Day - Honoring Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Even though New Haven Police Chief John Sheible (pictured on left) was off duty he still stopped to help at a vehicle accident. (photo by Kyle Quick)

By Kyle Quick

Today, May 15 is a day we remember officers killed in the line of duty on National Peace Officer Memorial Day.  Flags are lowered to half-staff across the Untied States as a symbol, expressing their sympathy and appreciation to all police officers who place their life on the line everyday, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Severe Weather Possible Over Next Two Days


NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for most of Central Missouri.

Today due to high winds low humidity the NWS has issues a Heightened Fire Danger Warning.

Looking ahead there is a chance for strong storms to begin developing this (Wednesday) evening and then agin Thursday afternoon and early evening hours.

On Thursday strong storms are possible to produce Severe Weather, especially along and south of I-70 and are expected to taper off on Friday.

ECC To Name Building In Honor Of Founding President

The Multi Purpose building, is pictured in the foreground will be named after founding President. (Photo courtesy of East Central College.)

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook.  Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president.

A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college.  Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college.

Shook was hired in August of 1968 to lead East Central Junior College; a position he would hold for the next 18 years.  During that time enrollment grew from 470 when the first classes started in September of 1969 to 2,973 students in the fall of 1986. 

Free Admission to High School and College Students at Sunday Showing of Selma

UNION, Mo. - Selma, a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best motion picture, will have four showings at the Walt Theatre in downtown New Haven March 6-8.

(Click here for showtimes and moive info.)

Through the sponsorship of East Central College Student Media and Student Activities, high school and college students will be admitted at no charge to the 5 p.m. showing Sunday, March 8.

Homeowner Guns Down Man Entering His Home

ROBERTSVILE, Mo. - Thursday night (Feb. 26) at approximately 9:20 PM, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Osage Parkway in Robertsville in reference to a shooting.

The homeowner reported an individual familiar to him had entered his residence and he (the homeowner) shot him, according to Sheriff Gary Toelke.

In a state released by Toelke he said that when arrived on the scene  they located the subject inside the front door of the residence who was deceased.

Estranged Husband Runs Over Female And Threatens To Have Shoot Out With Deputies

PACIFIC, Mo. - On Sunday Franklin County Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Ronnie Lane, south of Pacific for a report of an assault.

According to Sheriff Gary Toelke, a 35-year-old female told deputies that her estranged husband had hit and then ran over her with his car in a parking lot just off Tiny Ridge Way Road.

Deputies then learned the male suspect had fled the scene and made comments that he would "shoot it out" with Deputies.

Deputies ultimately located and contained the male suspect at his residence in the 900 block of Meadow Lane in Catawissa.

UPDATED: Reported Abduction Turns Out To Be Made Up

UPDATED - 3:25 P.M.
- Sheriff Gary Toelke released a second statement in reference to the alleged kidnapping that had been reported early Monday morning. 

Toelke said that their investigation has revealed that the report was false.  There was difficulty obtaining video of the area where the kidnapping was reported and after reviewing the video neither the victim nor a suspect was observed.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Cracking Down On Holiday DUI

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - To Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving Fatalities the “Holiday DWI Crackdown” Campaign Will Target Substance-Impaired Drivers in Franklin County.

Beginning mid-December through New Year's Day, Deputies will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Holiday DWI Campaign" crackdown on substance-impaired driving