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City reflects on paving project

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Dan Lang, City Administrator   The City of Bowling Green has made great strides in its 2014 City-Wide Paving Program. Champ Clark Drive, Court Street and Centennial have all been milled and repaved. The next street on the list to be completed will be the portion of Main Cross Street from Champ Clark to Mae Street. Other streets under the 2014 program include portions of 15th Street, Church Street, Main

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  • Large Louisiana employer sold to Texas company

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Courtesy of Dave Moller, Louisiana Press-Journal   Shipping firm Fifth Gear, which has two major plants in Louisiana, has been sold to Speed Commerce Inc., of Dallas, Texas. The sale for $55 million in cash and stock considerations was announced Monday, Nov. 24 in a press release. Neither Fifth Gear nor Speed Commerce corporate media representatives returned phone calls to the Press-Journal by deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “They’ve said

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  • Gamm in tractor, train wreck – Suffers no injuries

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    The Pike County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Bowling Green Fire Department, and Pike County Rescue all responded to the scene of a wreck between a train and tractor last Thursday near Vera.

    A Bowling Green man suffered no injuries in a wreck involving a tractor and train last week. Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that his office received a 911 call from the Burlington Railroad company at 10:39 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 stating a train with three cars had struck a tractor crossing the railroad at Pike County Roads 280 and 291 in Vera. Wayne Gamm, the driver of the tractor,

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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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