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Park Hills Public Library adds to collection

  The following materials were added to the Park Hills Public Library during the month of September 2023: ADULT FICTION Books 5-7 in The James Patterson  NYPD Red Series The Measure by Nikki Erlick Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score Stairway to The Sea (Book 19 of the Seaside Saga) by Joanne Demaio The…

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Cape Girardeau woman adds more felony charges to an already lengthy record

Jeannie Barton-Northrup, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com Cape Girardeau resident Tara Jeanne Farrow, 50, is charged with three felony counts of possession of controlled substances, one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia with a prior drug offense, one misdemeanor count of DWI, one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident, and one misdemeanor count of…

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Potosi prison inmate escapes from hospital

A Missouri Department of Corrections inmate housed at the Potosi Correctional Center escaped from custody early Thursday morning while receiving treatment at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis. Tommy Wayne Boyd, 45, is serving a 30-year sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections for statutory sodomy of a child as a result of a 2007…

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Perryville man charged with child molestation

Jeannie Barton-Northrup, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com Ste. Genevieve County has filed felony charges against Kyle Gipson, aged about 37, of Perryville. Gipson is charged with two counts of child molestation in the third degree. A probable cause statement from the Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department states that on May 24, Investigators were contacted by a Children’s Division social worker…

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Park Hills and the realities of employee insurance

JEANNIE BARTON-NORTHRUP, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com During the Park Hills Council meeting Tuesday, insurance broker John McCarty and City Administrator Zachary Franklin explained the facts behind a more than 20% increase in the cost of employee insurance. Concern about the affordability of family healthcare for employees was said to be spreading among residents and city employees. McCarty reported…

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COVID-19 infections increase

JEANNIE BARTON-NORTHRUP, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com According to Center for Disease Control (CDC) research, a new strain of COVID-19 is causing an upswing in new hospitalization cases. Risk in the Mineral Area is still considered low, but health officials indicate they expect a steady increase in numbers as schools begin their year and more people gather together in…

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Park Hills hires a key director position

JEANNIE BARTON-NORTHRUP, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com Although the City of Park Hills has endured its share of employment turnover in the last couple of years, the newest hire for the city is Paul Johnson, who is filling the role of parks and recreation director. Recent Facebook posts have indicated some Park Hills citizens have felt the conditions of…

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Former Potosi cop to stand trial in SFC

JEANNIE BARTON-NORTHRUP, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com A former Potosi police officer accused of child sex crimes received a change of venue from Washington County Court to St. Francois County Court last week. Matthew N. Skaggs, 40, of Potosi, is charged with one count of felony statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person…

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A few felony convictions for August

Jeannie Barton-Northrup, jnorthrup@dailyjournalonline.com August was a busy conviction month, especially for St. Francois and Washington counties. A few people chose to use the Alford Plea. The Alford Plea is a way for a person to claim innocence but admit that enough evidence exists that a jury would find them guilty if a trial were to…

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