Crawford County News

Sheriff announces staffing updates

    Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman announced three staffing updates to his office on Wednesday, August 26. A transport officer will be training to become a deputy and two deputies have been promoted—one to sergeant and another to K9 handler.

COVID-19 sharp rise calls for community response, local health officials say

• Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Crawford County Health Department, and Franklin County Health Department Join Forces to Increase Awareness and Decrease Spread of Illness

    As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase rapidly in our area, leaders at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, the Crawford County Health Department and the Franklin County Health Department are asking for the community's support in helping to slow community spread of this virus.

Numerous felony charges filed by prosecuting attorney

    Friend S. Burwell, IV, 46, of St. James, stands charged with class E felony operation of a vehicle on a highway without a valid license (third and subsequent offense). The charges are a resulf of a traffic stop conducted by a Cuba police officer on July 27.

COVID cases continue to climb

    Positive COVID-19 cases in Crawford County are nearing the 200 mark, according to numbers released by the Crawford County Health Department on Monday. In the past week alone the county has reported more than 50 new cases.