Court orders City of Hannibal to turn over documents regarding Franke impeachment by next week

HANNIBAL, Mo. – An order signed Monday by Judge John Jackson gives the City of Hannibal until next Wednesday to produce all documents related to the impeachment proceedings of 3rd Ward Councilman Stephan Franke. Jackson, appointed to preside over the impeachment after Judge Donald Bastian recused himself, granted Franke’s motion to compel the city to…

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Monroe City man pleads guilty in 2020 murder case, receives 30-year prison sentence

WARRENTON, Mo. — Jerry Asbell, Jr., of Monroe City received a 30-year prison sentence on Monday in Warren County Circuit Court after entering a plea of guilty to second-degree murder in the Aug. 5, 2020 shooting death of Amanda Johnston, also of Monroe City. Judge Jason Lamb said Asbell, 31, must serve 85 percent of…

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