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Hearing set for alleged drug dealer

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

An April 30 evidence hearing has been scheduled for a Bowling Green man suspected of dealing drugs. Jesse Jacobs, 27, is accused of distribution of a controlled substance near schools. Authorities say Jacobs was arrested for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana within 2,000 feet of a school on Feb. 4 of this year. A judge has denied the defendant’s requested bond reduction for this case.

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  • Hunter takes over as Mayor

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    New Mayor Don Hunter presented Jim Moore with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the city for his dedication and service.

    The city of Bowling Green officially has a new Mayor as of Monday night. Former Mayor Jim Moore called the Board of Aldermen’s meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. the evening of Monday, April 21 and requested roll call. All alderpersons were present. The board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. Board members unanimously passed a resolution allowing Pike County county-wide mutual

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  • Akins wanted by area authorities

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    A Bowling Green man is being sought by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly attempted to deliver drugs to the Pike County jail and fled from authorities. Dylan M. Akins, 18, is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for Delivery of a Controlled substance and Resisting Arrest, both felonies. According to a probable cause statement, a deputy with the Sheriff’s department received word from a corrections officer that an

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  • Caught red-handed – Quincy man, woman caught stealing at BG storage units

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives look on as the vehicle containing property presumably stolen from Mack’s is towed.

    Two Quincy, Ill. residents are behind bars after they were caught burglarizing storage units at Mack’s Self-Storage by local authorities last week. Accoring to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, on Tuesday, April 15, at approximately 3:09 p.m., two Detectives with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office observed a brown SUV at the Mack’s, located on Business Highway 61 north in Bowling Green. “Because of previous thefts at this location they pulled

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  • Hit and run – Bowling Green man injured last week, driver leaves scene

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    A Bowling Green man was injured in a hit-and-run accident early last week. According to Bowling Green Police Chief Don Nacke, his office received a call around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday from residents of West Adams Street, near 14th Street, who found an adult male sitting on their driveway. Nacke said the victim alleged he was struck by a vehicle which then fled the scene. According to the police chief, a

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  • Man drowns near Central Stone

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Emergency personnel combed the private lake via boat and foot Thursday afternoon before discovering the body of 43-year-old Danny Ortega.

    A Bowling Green man drowned last week after a canoe he was in capsized on a private lake west of Curryville, near Central Stone quarry. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, on Thursday, April 17, at 12:43 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a canoe had flipped over on a private lake west of Curryville and that only one of the two occupants had surfaced. The

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  • Prohibiting the foreign ownership of Missouri farmland

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    By Leslie Holloway   In the 1970s, Missouri and several other states adopted laws prohibiting the ownership of farmland by foreign entities. These laws were prompted by concerns that increasing foreign investment in American farmland could compromise our national security and domestic food production capabilities. Missouri’s prohibition did not apply to farmland used for non-farming purposes and foreign owners who became “bona fide” residents of the United States. Missouri Farm

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  • USDA, FSA news – Livestock portion of Farm Bill first to be enacted

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    New Farm Bill updates The various programs in new Farm Bill will be implemented in increments over time.  The first portion to be implemented will be the Livestock portion, specifically the Livestock Forage and Livestock Indemnity Programs. Signup for the Livestock programs are slated to start Tuesday, April 15 but as of today, we do not have the handbook, payment rates or all of the forms needed.  Signup will end

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol report

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    House Takes Reasoned Approach to Common Core Issue (HB 1490)   While the discussion on the federal Common Core education standards has generated some passionate debate among families and educators across the state, this week the Missouri House took up the subject and had a well-reasoned discussion on how to handle the standards going forward. For those who don’t know, the Common Core standards are meant to provide a consistent

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