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Stepmom arrested for murder of six year-old boy

Mount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s PointeMount Vernon Police Investigator Josh Daily, center, begins his homicide investigation outside the Roycroft residence at Logan’s Pointe on Thursday, December. 31 as Constable Randy Green

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Pipeline operators plan first responder training programs

Contractors, excavators, first responders and public officials are invited to attend pipeline safety and awareness programs scheduled in January. Pipeline and gas distribution companies will be the

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Rail cars jump track from washout

A washout around a short bridge crossing is being blamed for the derailment of cars from a Kansas City Southern train in the early hours of Tuesday, December 29.

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County requests disaster assistance

Franklin County has made preliminary requests for almost half a million dollars in public assistance for recovery  efforts following the EF2 tornado that struck Franklin County the afternoon of December 12.

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Six people were rescued from high waters after record rains

Pickup truck straned in high waterSix people, four men, a woman and a child were rescued in four separate incidents of high water entrapment of their vehicles Sunday and Monday. A record rainfall on already water saturated ground

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Post office delivers lots of packages

If you ordered items on-line this holiday season, you helped to increase the number of packages handled by the Mount Vernon Post Office this year. A total of 10,307 packages were handled

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Four county offices to close early today

Four Franklin County offices have announced they will close early today, Thursday, December 31 for the New Year’s holidays. Offices closing at 2 p.m. today include the county attorney,

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Watercraft operation prohibited on lake

The Franklin County Water District announced Monday, December 28 that the operation of watercraft on Lake Cypress Springs is prohibited until the water comes down to a safe level.

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Rising waters

The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27.The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27. It did not reach the road surface. See more photos from the rain event at the following link. Click here to view the photos.