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Sheriff reports of scam, theft

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported Monday on a scam and theft near Louisiana. “On Nov. 17 we received word of a scam were people were claiming to be from Ameren UE requesting funds to prevent from being disconnected,” Korte said. “Please contact Ameren before you pay someone calling for payment over the phone to confirm it is a ligament bill.” In addition, the Sheriff’s Office also received a report

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  • Bowling Green teen in head-on collision – No serious injuries reported

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    A Bowling Green teen is said to be the cause of a two vehicle, head-on collision that occurred in Lincoln County Sunday, Nov. 16. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Corey Marks was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer westbound on Route 47 at the Cuivre River Bridge in Lincoln County when he crossed the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle. The eastbound vehicle, a

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  • Opening-weekend deer harvest tops 91,000 – Up by 30,000 from 2013

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 November Portion of Firearms Deer Season this past weekend. Top harvest counties for the opening weekend were Franklin with 1,839 deer checked, Howell with 1,793, and Callaway with 1,791. Last year’s firearms opening weekend deer harvest was 61,446. Other recent prior-year harvest totals for firearms opening weekend were: 2012: 69,614; 2011:

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  • Aldermen approve sewer abatement, discuss budget

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen gathered Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss a pending sewer abatement. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. Monday, November 17. As of rollcall all aldermen were present. As the first items of business, the alderpersons voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. As the only regular item of

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  • Louisiana man arrested for selling cocaine

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Roosevelt Burse

    A Louisiana man is currently facing two felony charges after he allegedly sold $100 worth of cocaine to authorities. On Nov. 6 a search warrant was executed at 818 Griffith St. in Louisiana, by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and the East Central Drug Task Force assisted by the Louisiana Police Department. In a probable cause statement, a narcotics investigator with the Highway Patrol stated Burse had allegedly sold cocaine

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  • Preparing for winter weather – City, county, and state road maintenance teams geared up

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    The area’s city, county, and state road crews are ready for what some are suspecting to be a severe winter. With winter weather striking early in the Pike County area, the topic was on crews’ minds earlier than it may have been otherwise. However, they aren’t letting the early start to the season scare them. “We’re in good shape for this year,” explained Pike County Road and Bridge supervisor Sean

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  • Curryville teen in wreck

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    A teenage girl from Curryville suffered minor injuries in a single vehicle wreck last Wednesday on Highway M. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Elizabeth Schultz was northbound on Highway M, just south of Pike County Road 456 when she travelled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, drove back off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The wreck

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  • Commission appoints 9-1-1 board

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    The recently-announced Pike County 9-1-1 Board now has seven members in the driver’s seats. This announcement marks the first step toward removing the responsibility of overseeing the service from the county commissioners’ hands and establishing a centralized dispatch system for the county’s emergency calls. Current Presiding Commissioner Dan Miller said the appointments include three individuals from both Louisiana and Bowling Green and one from Frankford.   For the rest of

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  • Dirt hauler truck tips in wreck

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Silex’s Edward Stanek was involved in an accident last week that ultimately laid this truck on its side.

    A truck driver apparently going too fast on Hwy. UU in Pike County laid his truck full of dirt on it side at 2:15 p.m. on  Wednesday, Nov. 5,  and suffered minor injuries. Edward E. Stanek, 63, of Silex, was driving for Hall Hauling, of Paynesville, and was trapped in the wreckage for about 15 minutes. Emergency workers managed to get him out. The Press-Journal originally said that Stanek appeared

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