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A St. Charles County judge on Friday declared a verdict that family and friends of Tara Fifer, Lexy Vandiver and Mason Vandiver have known in their hearts for nine years: That Shawn Kavanagh is … more
In the murder trial of Shawn Kavanagh, very few facts are in dispute. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014, Kavanagh entered a home south of Jonesburg with a knife in his hand. There, he brutally … more
A Marthasville man was arrested and charged last week for counterfeiting and other crimes after allegedly using fake cash to buy items at a local store. Shawn J. Summers, 50, was arrested March 2 … more
Nine years ago, on Feb. 14, 2014, Shawn Kavanagh of Bellflower was arrested for the killing of two women, Tara Lynn Fifer and Lexy Vandiver, and 7-year-old Mason Vandiver, as well as the severe … more
A Warrenton man was arrested and charged last week with starting fires in the basement of a home on Second Street, leading to a confrontation with police. Jedrick I. Smith, 35, is now charged with … more
“Dueling” ideas about the legalization of marijuana led to a lengthy debate among the Wright City Board of Aldermen last week, resulting in a ban on all public usage that may be partially … more
Shawn M. Kavanagh, the Bellflower man accused of triple murder in 2014, has waived his right to have his trial heard by a jury. He has instead requested a “bench trial,” a proceeding in … more
One adult is charged with child endangerment and two more are charged with neglect after the group allegedly allowed a one-year-old child to play with a loaded handgun in their presence. The … more
A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that Wright City police officers violated a resident’s constitutional rights when they arrested him after he displayed his middle finger at them. … more
A man from Jonesburg has been charged with burglary and assault for allegedly forcing his way into a home in Truesdale, intending to start a fight. Darrell W. Robinson, 47, was arrested and … more
After 19 years spent searching for answers in the case of a dismembered torso found in Warren County — 12 of which were spent searching for the identity of the female victim — … more
Prosecutors have charged two Warren County residents with drug trafficking after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly found methamphetamine and baggies for distribution during a traffic stop last … more
Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic information related to this murder investigation. LOUIS — Investigators with the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad say they have … more
A man from southern Warren County is being charged with a class B felony for what authorities allege is his sixth offense of driving while intoxicated. The charge stems from an April 2022 … more
A man accused of pointing a gun at someone inside Walmart in Warrenton was arrested and charged with a felony. Dylan L. Conaway, 23, of Truesdale, was arrested on Dec. 22 for a single charge of … more
The FBI, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who is facing child sex trafficking and child rape … more
2022 was a year full of big announcements and contentious arguments about major changes coming to Warren County. There have also been many attention-grabbing happenings in the area of crime and … more
A Warren County man was charged with two minor felonies last week after he led a sheriff’s deputy on a car chase that turned into a manhunt in the middle of the night. The suspect, Ethan E. … more
County prosecutors are charging a Wright City man with two felonies related to an incident last spring in which a truck was set on fire. A warrant was issued this month for Adam T. Cress, 35, for … more
Former county assessor Wendy (Nordwald) Kozma, who was convicted for embezzling private funds, will be released from prison on probation beginning on Christmas eve, according to an order … more
A recently fired Wright City police detective is suing the city government, along with Police Chief Tom Canavan and Lt. Timothy Matthews, for alleged harassment and wrongful termination. The … more
Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man who was investigated in August for assaulting a woman and holding her against her will. Charges were issued Nov. 14 against Charles E. … more
Prosecutors have issued a felony charge against a Warren County man accused of injuring a woman at a home in rural Warren County south of Innsbrook. Dominic V. Kennedy, 24, was arrested after a … more
Authorities have issued a felony charge for drug delivery against a Warren County man who was arrested last week. Curtis Owens, 40, of Warrenton, was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with delivery of a … more
A female inmate who was previously held at the Warren County Jail is being charged with attempted escape after she was able to exit the jail building. Brianna L. Mueller, 25, of Warrenton, was … more
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