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Jim Hansen Capitol Report

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The House is in order. With 163 representatives, it’s important to be organized so we can serve you efficiently. This week, Speaker Diehl made that happen by working with members to establish the rules for the 98th General Assembly and set up the committee system. New to this session are standing committees hearing and voting on legislation before sending them to the select committees. These select committees will provide an

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  • Louisiana woman arrested for possession – Felony assigned for second discovery in jail

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Heather Stoops

    A Louisiana woman is now behind bars for what started out as a simple misdemeanor charge over the weekend. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, on Saturday, Jan. 17 a Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route NN near Pike 277 for a traffic violation. “During the course of the stop a passenger in the vehicle, Heather M. Stoops, 37, of rural Louisiana, was found

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  • Former area attorney facing felony charges following May 2014 wreck

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Dean Gallego

    A Lincoln County man, and former Bowling Green City Prosecutor, is facing two felony charges and a misdemeanor after a wreck that occurred in May of 2014. Dean Gallego, 50, of Troy, has been charged with two counts of second degree assault (operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in injury) and a misdemeanor DWI. According to a probable cause statement completed by the Pike County Sheriff’s department (PCSD), the charges

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  • City Administrator announces resignation – Dan Lang accepts position in Wentzville

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Dan Lang

    Bowling Green will soon have a new City Administrator, as Dan Lang recently announced his decision to accept a position with the City of Wentzville and subsequent resignation. Lang’s last day on the job will be Feb. 18. “Wentzville is my hometown. Having grown-up in that community, I have always had a fond place in my heart for the City,” Lang told the Times. “I was made aware of an

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  • Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairgrounds project

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • City pays off fire truck with unexpected funds

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    The City of Bowling Green purchased a used fire truck in February 2013. The fire truck was previously in service at the City of St. Charles Fire Department. It was acquired through a return to the leasing company when a new fire truck was purchased by St. Charles. The fire truck purchase was financed by a loan through the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development under a long-term lease/purchase arrangement.

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  • Rape suspect granted continuance in ’07 case

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    The former Pike County resident accused of sexually assaulting a child was granted continuance in his seven-year-old case this week. Raymond L. Henry, 36, originally of Pike County, is charged with a felony count of first-degree statutory rape and a felony count of first-degree statutory sodomy. The victim in these cases was a child less than 12 years old. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, the defendant, a persistent

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol report

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm


    Despite the cold temperatures, things are heating up at the Missouri Capitol. It’s a new year, new legislative session, and new opportunity for me and the rest of the 98th General Assembly to serve citizens. It was an honor to again be sworn in on Wednesday, Jan. 7, as state representative of Missouri’s 40th District. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of this great state. It

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  • Planning, Zoning board names new chairman

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    A meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission was held at City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Among topics discussed was that of naming a new chairman of the board. Calling the meeting to order was City Administrator Dan Lang, as Chairman Buddy Bibb resigned, along with member Steve Chismarich. Commission members in attendance were Mike Colbert, Mayor Don Hunter, Terry Burris, and Alderman Mike Pugh. Doug

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