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Former Potosi cop to stand trial in SFC

JEANNIE BARTON-NORTHRUP, 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 third candidate vies for Sheriff

Jeannie Barton-Northrup; Sgt. Tim Harris with the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department announced his intention to run for St. Francois County Sheriff Tuesday. Harris joins fellow law enforcement officials Jasen Crump and Jeff Crites, who announced their intentions to run for the office earlier this summer. All three men are planning to run on…

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Shooting Investigation in Farmington

Updated — by Jeannie Barton-Northrup In a second press release issued Thursday, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department says Jackie Lynn Baldwin Jr., 43, was shot and killed just after 2 a.m. Thursday in his home in the 2500 block of H Highway near Farmington. Police say the shooting occurred after a domestic violence incident…

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