Murder Suspect Found Dead in Jail CellJefferson County sheriff says Laurel Leeker was awaiting trial for August death of boyfriend & Festus business owner Steven Pettit.
Police: Suspect Dead After I-55 Carjacking, Pursuit, StandoffSouthbound lanes of Interstate 55 remain shut down south of Festus following a police pursuit, reported shots fired at police, and a standoff that ended with the suspect dead.
Hidden Razor Blades Found on Walmart CartsFestus Police say a razor blade has been found on a Walmart shopping cart for the second time this week.
Escaped Inmate Captured in FestusSt. Louis County police say the inmate who broke away from custody Saturday after allegedly swallowing a battery at the St. Louis County Justice Center was arrested Wednesday in Festus.
Nursing Home Owner Charged with Spending Medicaid Money on StrippersThe Benchmark Healthcare nursing home in Festus was shut down last summer. Authorities said bills went unpaid, paychecks bounced, trash piled up and food deliveries stopped.
Student Talent Show at Festus HS Causes Internet UproarThis year, the TREND Talent Show at Festus High School has been hit with internet anger.
Jefferson County Man Charged with MurderThe Jefferson County Sheriff reports police received a disturbance call last month at the home in Festus.
UPDATE: 2 Fatal Accidents on St. Louis-Area Highways FridayA single vehicle accident on northbound I-55 near Highway 61 in Festus was caused by the icy road conditions.
Troubling Concerns at Nursing Home Closed by the StateThe home's owner is Legacy Health Systems, a Chesterfield, Missouri-based firm that once had 27 facilities in Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Ameren Battles EPA Over Alleged Clean Air Act ViolationsAmeren Missouri battles the EPA in a St. Louis federal court today over whether it violated the Clean Air Act at its Rush Island coal-fired power plant south of Festus.
Police: Facebook Helped Track Down Snake ThiefParsons was allegedly seen on surveillance cameras taking the snake from its case Nov. 30 at the Exotic Amphibian & Reptile Center in Lemay.
Man Robs Festus Gas Station With a Single BulletTimothy Sweeney was charged Monday with first-degree robbery and is being held on $30,000 bail.

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