A 37-year-old St. Louis man fell victim to a drowning accident while swimming in the Meramec River on Saturday afternoon. While there remains some mystery as to what may have led to the man’s death, the county coroner’s office has ruled out foul play in the matter.
Crawford County News
The following people were charged in recent weeks for drug-related felonies in Crawford County.
• Gordon W. Wilson, 41, of Washington, Mo., stands charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Libraries in the Crawford County Library District will be closed August 30 through September 2 for updates to the system and Labor Day holiday.
• Attorneys cite use of “unnecessary and excessive force”
A former inmate of the Crawford County Jail is suing corrections officers and the county. The St. Louis man, now serving time after his conviction for interstate prostitution, claims he was tased without cause, which led to serious injuries.
Two new deputies will soon join the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office: deputies of the canine variety. The two K9 units will be training for about six weeks with their human counterparts beginning later this month, and the dog duo will join the Sheriff’s Department after training is complete.