BREAKING NEWS: Early morning shooting in Union City Park

UPDATED 12:07 P.M.
Union, Mo - 
Early Wednesday morning at 12:48 a.m., Union Police officers responded to the area of Union’s main park after receiving a report of shots fired.

According to Union Police Chief Norman Brune, an individual who witnessed the shooting told officers that the vehicles involved were a truck and a car that headed east on Park Street.

A few minutes later, a 911 call came in from a person who said they had crashed on Highway 50 near Highway UU, west of Union.

When Union Police officers arrived they located the victim, along with four males.

The two suspects had already fled the scene.

According to the victims, they were trying to buy marijuana; however the two suspects thought they were trying to steal the bag of marijuana, which led to the early morning shooting.

Counterfeit $100 bill discovered in Pacific

Pacific, Mo. - Quick News spoke with Detective Robertson of the Pacific Police Department this morning regarding their finding of a fraudulent $100 bill.  The Department is currently working with the Secret Service on the matter.

Detective Robertson said “when you compare the bills in size, it [the counterfeit bill] is smaller; not much, but enough to be noticeable”.  The bill was also missing the center water mark strip; therefore this bill was most likely a reprint.

A citizen discovered the bill was fraudulent when he went to another establishment who did a pen check on the bill; it was then taken to a local bank.

BREAKING NEWS: Armed gunman arrested after fleeing police - SKS Rifle recovered loaded with 30 rounds

Franklin County Investigator speaks with the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.  Photo by Kyle Quick.

Washington, Mo. - Despite conflicting stories referencing Tuesday’s incident in the area of Pottery Road and Highway 100 Sheriff Gary Toelke has now released additional information, adding to what we initially reported.

Sheriff Toelke said, “The camouflage that the deputy said the suspect was wearing was located along with a SKS Rifle by deputies who began searching the area after placing the suspect into custody.  The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.”

BREAKING NEWS: Washington West Elementary/churches on lockdown - during manhunt for armed subject

Photo by Kyle Quick.  Residence where suspect was apprehended.
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UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. - The suspect was apprehended at the above pictured residence off Holtgrewe Road.  Quick News spoke with both Franklin County Sherriff Gary Toelke and Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn; we will update with that information later this afternoon.

UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. - Franklin County Deputies have confirmed that the suspect in custody is the individual who originally fled the scene. 

Washington, Mo. - Following an attempted traffic stop, Washington Police began a search of the area for a suspect who fled the scene. 

BREAKING NEWS: Union High School students evacuated after possible threat was discovered

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Union, Mo. – Monday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m., students at Union High School were evacuated after school officials discovered graffiti and vandalism that indicated a possible threat towards the students and faculty.

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant told Quick News, “The graffiti and vandalism is what tipped us off.  We have a good protocol in place that we follow when these types of things happen.  We always try to err on the side of safety, at the same we look at how credible the possible threat might be.”

Deputy’s heroic effort leads to arrest of car thief after two weeks of investigation

Grey Summit, Mo. - Franklin County Deputies and Pacific Police have been working together over the past two weeks investigating the numerous auto thefts that have taken place within the area.  Through a collective effort by both departments they were able tie all robberies to one suspect.

Several attempts had been made to stop and arrest the subject and each time led to a pursuit, at times exceeding 100 MPH.  These pursuits were discontinued due to safety concerns.  There was currently a warrant for the subject’s arrest for felony probation violation, $75,000.00 bond.

Domestic assault ends up in female accidentally shooting male in foot

Unioin, Mo. -- This morning at approximately 2:00 AM, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Mercy Hospital in Washington in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound.  Deputies responded to Mercy.  The victim told deputies that he was cleaning a handgun when it discharged and struck him in the foot.