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Elkhorn bridge reopened

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, MoDOT and its contractor reopened the Elkhorn Creek Bridge located north of Buell in Montgomery County. The bridge has been closed since Sept. 15 due to an inspection revealing one pier missing 50 percent of steel, making it unsafe to cross. Repairs have been completed and the bridge is now reopened to traffic. MoDOT and its contractor appreciate motorists’, area farmers’ and businesses’

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  • Shooting suspect seeks new judge, venue

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    A Curryville man accused of shooting his wife is seeking a new judge and venue for his case. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, faces felony armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm; a total of five felony charges. The defendant is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s home in rural Pike County. According to a

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  • American Legion hosts Presiding Commissioner forum

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      The only contested Pike County political race on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is for presiding commissioner. The two candidates for the spot answered questions of the media and crowd at a Thursday, Oct. 23 forum at the American Legion Hall in Louisiana. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm appeared before about 50 voters. Gamm was unopposed in the primary and Burris beat out incumbent Dan Miller to run against

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  • Burglary suspect faces 45 new charges

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    One of the five suspects involved in an alleged burglary will now face 45 additional felony charges. A Nov. 12 evidence hearing has been set for 36-year-old Terri Knapp, of Eolia. She originally was charged with one count of receiving stolen property and seven counts of unlawful possession of a firearm; 45 additional counts of receiving stolen property have now been added. Four other suspects are charged in the case.

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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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