Archive - Dec 18, 2012


BREAKING NEWS: Armed gunman arrested after fleeing police - SKS Rifle recovered loaded with 30 rounds

Franklin County Investigator speaks with the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.  Photo by Kyle Quick.

Washington, Mo. - Despite conflicting stories referencing Tuesday’s incident in the area of Pottery Road and Highway 100 Sheriff Gary Toelke has now released additional information, adding to what we initially reported.

Sheriff Toelke said, “The camouflage that the deputy said the suspect was wearing was located along with a SKS Rifle by deputies who began searching the area after placing the suspect into custody.  The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.”

BREAKING NEWS: Washington West Elementary/churches on lockdown - during manhunt for armed subject

Photo by Kyle Quick.  Residence where suspect was apprehended.
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UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. - The suspect was apprehended at the above pictured residence off Holtgrewe Road.  Quick News spoke with both Franklin County Sherriff Gary Toelke and Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn; we will update with that information later this afternoon.

UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. - Franklin County Deputies have confirmed that the suspect in custody is the individual who originally fled the scene. 

Washington, Mo. - Following an attempted traffic stop, Washington Police began a search of the area for a suspect who fled the scene. 

Send Sympathies to Newtown, CT

Newtown, CT - The United States Postal Service has set up a Post Office Box in Newtown, Connecticut to receive care packages, letters, cards, and messages from the nation's schoolchildren. 


Conservation Commission sets 2013 turkey, deer season dates

JEFFERSON CITY–The Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for 2013 turkey- and deer-hunting seasons at its December meeting, giving hunters plenty of time to schedule vacation.



Flames seen from roof of Henniges Automotive - Maintenance and fire crews contain fire

New Haven, Mo. – Monday night at 10:59 p.m. New Haven/Berger Fire initially was dispatched to Hennings Automotive for a fire alarm sounding.  Minutes later fire crews were re-dispatched for a first alarm commercial structure fire after New Haven Police advised flames could be seen and evacuation was in progress.  Washington Fire Department’s ladder truck was also dispatched along with one pumper to assist.