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Elsberry man injured in wreck with deer

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

An Elsberry man was injured in a wreck Monday when he hit a deer on Highway 61. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 63 year old Danny Dotson was driving his 2013 Ford Focus northbound on US Highway 61, 1.1 miles north of Route OO, around 10:45 p.m. Monday night when a deer ran into the roadway and was subsequently struck by Dotson’s vehicle. Dotson,

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  • Champ Clark Bridge closed this week

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is scheduled to be closed this week. Expansion joint repairs began Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 a.m. on the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River in Pike County. The bridge will be closed through this Friday, Oct. 24. The repairs include the removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints, and miscellaneous concrete work in and around the new expansion joints,

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  • Hearing rescheduled in drug sale case – Bond reduced, posted

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    A Curryville man charged with distributing a controlled substance near schools will be in court Oct. 29 for a rescheduled counsel status hearing. Abraham Adams Senior, age 44, was arrested “as part of ongoing drug investigations the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, East Central Drug Task Force, and Highway Patrol Troopers executed a search warrant at 111 West Main St. in Curryville.” Authorities say they seized 28 morphine pills and $200

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  • Aldermen field concerns on proposed zoning code changes

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen heard concerns from local citizens over proposed zoning code changes among other business during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:28 p.m. Alderman Kenda Flynn was absent as of roll call, but arrived shortly after. All other Aldermen were present. As the first items of business, the present members voted unanimously to approve the previous

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  • Smoother streets

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    The highly-anticipated road resurfacing project has finally begun on several dilapidated city roads. Resurfacing began last week on Court and Champ Clark streets. Financing for the work was done through CSB and Commerce banks; the contractor assigned for the project is MidRivers Asphalt. For the Fall work, the contractor plans to resurface the remainders of Court and Champ Clark streets, as well as Centennial.  

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  • Shooting suspect to be arraigned Thursday

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    An arraignment is set for this Thursday in the case of a man accused of shooting and injuring his wife. Steven Lynn Rusher, age 47, of rural Pike County, is charged with a total of five felony counts in connection to the incident. Rusher is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s home. According to the probable cause statement,

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  • BGPD officers attend homeland security training

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Bowling Green Police Department emergency responders Rodney Owen, James Herrmann, and Colton Marti recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP).

    Bowling Green Police Department emergency responders Rodney Owen, James Herrmann, and Colton Marti recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation. “I have been a firefighter and police officer for over 20 years

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  • Park Board reviews summer season, debates board classification

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    An improved pool season and the classification of the Park Board were among topics discussed during the group’s regular monthly meeting last Wednesday. Chairman Steve Chismarich called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members Jack Jones, Kim Holmes, Craig Burnett, Elizabeth Kingsley, and Angela Smith were present as of roll call. The previous meeting’s minutes were approved unanimously by the members in attendance. In comments, Smith noted she received

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  • Chamber of Commerce meets, reports successful fundraiser

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce gathered last Wednesday afternoon for their regular member meeting. Among topics discussed was that of a successful four-way fundraiser and plans for this year’s Christmas lighting ceremony. President Christine Rutherford called the meeting to order at noon and started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Being no guest speaker at the meeting, the group moved straight into board reports. In the treasurer’s report,

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