Parkland Area News

Local Information

11 December 2018

  • MAN CHARGED CONNECTION TO PIPE BOMB
    A 42 year old Springtown man, Louis Culp, is in custody in connection with a suspicious fire and alleged pipe bomb found Monday near the Potosi area in Washington County. Around 10:00am Monday, the Missouri State Fire Marshall was investigating the site of a fire that burned down a vacant home near Springtown and Vintage Road when the Fire Marshall discovered a pipe bomb in a vacant lot nearby. The St. Louis Bomb and Arson Unit was called out, along with officials of the FBI and ATF. The bomb squad successfully secured the bomb and are investigating it for forensic evidence related to the house fire. Authorities believe the fire and bomb were connected. Culp will remain in custody during the investigation, he has been charged with second degree arson. Stay tuned to KFMO B104 News for more details on this developing story out of Washington County.

  • ANOTHER PURSUIT
    A man is in custody after taking law enforcement officials on a pursuit Monday evening that began in Bonne Terre and ended up off Landfill Road near Desloge. Reports indicate the man was driving a minivan when he began to flee from police near Summit Street. He led officers through a nearby cemetery taking raider Road into Desloge. The driver wound up crashing through the gate at Landfill Road. The van then smashed into a rock and came to a halt causing a Sheriff's Deputies' car to crash into the rear end of the minivan. The suspect tried to hide from police in nearby water under some brush. He was captured and taken into custody. The deputy chasing the suspect was taken to Parkland Health Center with what appeared to be minor injuries after the crash.

  • COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
    Members of the St. Francois County Commission will discuss liability and vehicle insurance rates as they meet this morning. The approval of a grant application and surplus property designations for the county's Juvenile Department are also on the agenda. The meeting begins this morning at 10 o'clock in the commissioners' office on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex building at 1 west Liberty in Downtown Farmington. The meeting is open to the public.

  • JINGLE BELL RUN AGAIN
    The Annual Jingle Bell Run is coming up this Saturday in Desloge. The Director of the Desloge Chamber of Commerce, Paige Faircloth, says they have another special holiday theme again this year.

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    According to Faircloth the Jingle Bell Run begins and ends at Desloge City Hall. Preregistration forms can be found on the Chamber's website, www.deslogechamber.com, and registration the day of the event begins at 7:30 that morning. The race begins at 9 o'clock. A hot chocolate bar is also part of the festivities. If you need more information you can call Faircloth at the offices of the Desloge Chamber at 573-431-3006 or visit them at 200 North Lincoln Street in Desloge.

  • NURSING APPLICATIONS DUE
    Nursing Applications for the Allied Health Department's nursing program at Mineral Area College are due this Friday. The Director of the department at the college, Angela Erickson, says they have two nursing programs at the college and both are deadlined this Friday with courses starting in August of 2019. She also says the first thing to do would be to visit the college website, at www.mineralarea.edu, and check to see if you have the requirements needed to be in the program.

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    Erickson adds there are certain scores with standard testing like A.C.T., Compass, and Acuplacer, that would be checked before an applicant could gain admission into the Allied Health Nursing Program at Mineral Area College. There is also financial assistance available. If you have questions and need more information contact Mineral Area College at 573-431-4593.

  • DRESS TO IMPRESS NOW
    The Dress to Impress Resale shop in downtown Farmington is a part of the Visions of Hope group that helps empower individuals with autism through vocational and social opportunities. Jessica Harmon is with Visions of Hope and she says the Dress to Impress Resale Shop is open to everyone.

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    Harmon also says they can always use donations of clothing and especially jewelry.

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    You can visit the Dress to Impress Resale shop in downtown Farmington or give them a call at 573-664-1711. Harmon was our guest on the monthly Visions of Hope report on the KFMO Morning Drive.

  • CENTER NEEDS HELP
    The Park Hills Senior Center can always use extra hands to help with many tasks that assist local seniors. The director of the Center, Holly Buxton, says they can use volunteers to help deliver dinners as a part of their Meals on Wheels program.

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    Buxton says everything from bingo calling to helping with the nuts and bolts of daily activity at the center holds an opportunity for anyone to volunteer. If you would like to assist the Park Hills Senior center contact Holly Buxton at 573-431-4974.

  • DAIRY HOLIDAY RECIPE
    The holiday season means all kinds of goodies and it's important to keep dairy in your diet with all the snacking. Jaelyn Munson is a representative of the St. Louis District Dairy Council. She says hot chocolate is always a popular choice in the cold months.

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    Munson adds another quick and easy idea is the cheese reindeer. You can find the recipe for that on their website, at stldairycouncil.org.

  • MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO PIPE BOMB



    A 42 year old Springtown man, Louis Culp, is in custody in connection with a suspicious fire and alleged pipe bomb found Monday near the Potosi area in Washington County. Around 10:00am Monday, the Missouri State Fire Marshall was investigating the site of a fire that burned down a vacant home near Springtown and Vintage Road when the Fire Marshall discovered a pipe bomb in a vacant lot nearby. The St. Louis Bomb and Arson Unit was called out, along with officials of the FBI and ATF. The bomb squad successfully secured the bomb and are investigating it for forensic evidence related to the house fire. Authorities believe the fire and bomb were connected. Culp will remain in custody during the investigation, he has been charged with second degree arson. Stay tuned to KFMO B104 News for more details on this developing story out of Washington County.
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY BOMB
    Officials with the Washington County Sheriff's Office are asking area residents to avoid the area of Springtown Road and Vintage Road. What appears to be a live pipe bomb has been discovered. The area has been blocked off and a bomb disposal unit from St. Louis is assisting local authorities. We have no further information available at the time yet KFMO B104 News has been in contact with Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen and we're awaiting information. Stay tuned to KFMO B104 News for more details.