Franklin County http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nieves Files For Franklin County Recorder of Deeds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nieves-files-franklin-county-recorder-deeds <p>State Sen. Brian Nieves may be quitting Jefferson City, but he’s not quitting politics.</p><p>Nieves, R-Washington, filed Monday for Franklin County recorder of deeds. He’s among four Republicans and one Democrat seeking to succeed incumbent Sharon Birkman, who is not seeking re-election.&nbsp; The Republicans will compete in the August primary.</p><p>The post pays $67,215 a year.</p><p>En route to Jefferson City, Nieves confirmed via text that he had filed for the job. He said he would have additional comments later.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:54:30 +0000 Jo Mannies 34690 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nieves Files For Franklin County Recorder of Deeds Hundreds Of Animals Seized From Franklin County Home, Again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-animals-seized-franklin-county-home-again <p>The Humane Society of Missouri seized more than 250 domestic and farm animals from a property in Franklin County Tuesday for "deplorable" living conditions. In 2010, the organization removed 158 animals from the same property for being mistreated.</p><p>Animal Cruelty Task Force Director Mike Perkins says the rescued animals included 192 rabbits, as well as goats, cats, chickens, dogs and one duck.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:55:30 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31388 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hundreds Of Animals Seized From Franklin County Home, Again ACLU sues Franklin County over prayers at meetings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aclu-sues-franklin-county-over-prayers-meetings <p>The American Civil Liberties Union is&nbsp;suing an eastern Missouri county in an effort to halt prayers at&nbsp;county commission meetings.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/LDdIEz">Washington Missourian&nbsp;reports</a> that&nbsp;the suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis by&nbsp;the ACLU on behalf of an anonymous resident of Franklin County. It&nbsp;alleges that the commission begins meetings with a prayer in&nbsp;violation of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:27:51 +0000 The Associated Press 3765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ACLU sues Franklin County over prayers at meetings Franklin Co. vote opens door for Ameren to build coal ash landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/franklin-co-vote-opens-door-ameren-build-coal-ash-landfill <p><em>Updated 4:43 p.m.</em></p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:38:42 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Franklin Co. vote opens door for Ameren to build coal ash landfill Franklin County completes draft of coal ash landfill regulation; revised version posted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/franklin-county-completes-draft-coal-ash-landfill-regulation-revised-version-posted <p><em><strong>Update: 9:45 a.m. Oct 6:</strong></em></p><p>Projected schedule for the Franklin County landfill zoning regulation:</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:16:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2118 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Franklin County completes draft of coal ash landfill regulation; revised version posted Ameren to build coal ash landfill in Missouri River floodplain? No way, say Franklin County residents. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-build-coal-ash-landfill-missouri-river-floodplain-no-way-say-franklin-county-residents-0 <p><a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren </a>operates <a href="http://www.ameren.com/source/AboutUs/Pages/ADC_AU_Labadie.aspx">a coal-fired power plant</a> in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Labadie,+Mo&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Labadie,+MO&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=FPsHTZWuOI-qsAOW1-y6Dg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA">Labadie, Mo</a>., about 35 miles west of St. Louis, and wants to build a 400-acre landfill near the plant to store coal waste.</p><p>Some <a href="http://www.franklinmo.org/">Franklin County</a> residents are definitely not happy about a possible landfill in the Missouri River floodplain and the effects it might have on drinking water.</p><p>Tonight they will <a href="http://www.franklinmo.org/Commission_Agendas/LandFill.html">once again be voicing their opposition</a> to proposed regulations that would allow Ameren to go ahead with their <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/source/AboutUs/Pages/LabadieLandfill.aspx">plan</a>.</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:32:04 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Kelsey Proud 122 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren to build coal ash landfill in Missouri River floodplain? No way, say Franklin County residents.