Investigation into man's death following police altercation concludes

    The St. James Police Department has concluded its investigation following the arrest of 84-year-old Eugene Bartle, who was injured in a confrontation with police and had to be taken to a local hospital for his injuries. Bartle later died from a pre-existing condition, according to police.

City reports nuisance violations are being addressed

    City Administrator Jim Fleming reported Monday night the first nuisance code enforcement actions have begun, and the city is seeing several property owners acting to fix their reported issues. The first code enforcement hearing was held last month, with property owners in violation meeting with the nuisance code officer to learn what they needed to fix to comply with city code.

Benton retiring from the James Foundation

    After more than 40 years of service to the James Foundation, Mark Benton, Regional Manager of Maramec Spring Park is ready to float off into the sunset.  Mark’s last official day at the helm will be December 31, 2019.  Future plans in retirement include spending more time with family, fishing and floating Missouri’s rivers.  

Man charged with vehicular assault against police officers

    A Sedalia man has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault-special victim and resisting arrest. Robert A. Durrett, 30, had a warrant issued on Friday, September 6 after allegedly using a vehicle to attack St. James Police Department officers, according to court documents.