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Rusher case continued

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

An evidence hearing has been continued to Oct. 8 for a Middletown man accused of shooting and injuring his wife in August. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, has been charged with five felony counts of armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Rusher is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s rural Pike County home. According

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  • Elkhorn Creek bridge to be repaired by end of month

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    MoDOT engineers have designed a short-term fix that will allow the Elkhorn Creek Bridge near Buell on MO 161 to be repaired and reopened by the end of October. “We have determined we can repair the column that supports the bridge,” said MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.  The bridge will remain closed during the repair and once reopened, it will continue to be load posted, which means: • All

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  • Court dates slated for burglary suspects

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Court hearings have been scheduled for the area residents accused of stealing $200,000 worth of jewelry and guns in Pike County. Charged with burglary are 19-year-old Nicholas Kuntz, of Eolia, and 21-year-old Harley Deweese, of Whiteside. Kuntz has an Oct. 1 counsel status hearing. At his bond reduction hearing on Sept. 17, Kuntz’s bond was reduced to $10,000, with 10 percent cash allowed, on the condition that he have no

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  • Hearing set for Dougherty

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    A counsel status hearing for a Curryville man accused of threatening his family with a gun has been set for Oct. 29. James Dougherty, 59, has been charged with the felonies of armed criminal action, domestic assault, and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. Dougherty was arrested after authorities said they got a 911 call Sept. 6 of a suspect threatening his family with a gun. Investigators from

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  • Sealing operations to begin on Hwy. 61

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Weather permitting, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7, MoDOT and its contractor, Missouri Petroleum of St. Louis, will begin work on hot oil pavement undersealing. This process will be used on 19 miles of southbound US Route 61 in Pike and Lincoln Counties, extending from about one mile north of Pike County Route N near Bowling Green to Lincoln County Route E south of Eolia, near Auburn. The work should take about

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  • Louisiana meth bust leads to discovery of human remains

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    James Lee II

    A Colorado funeral home is hoping to get back the cremains found in a Louisiana man’s vehicle last week. The remains were found by a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy after Louisiana Police arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, at his home on Prospect Drive for possession of methamphetamine and pipes to smoke it. The story began to unfold on Tuesday, Sept. 23 when Lee arrived at city hall and told

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  • Smith arrested on drug charges

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Robert S. Smith

    A Salem man is in the custody of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia. According to Sheriff Stephen Korte, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 25, Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driving erratically. During the course of the stop it was found driver’s license was suspended. Drug paraphernalia was

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  • Board of Education receives notice of state funding

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    The Bowling Green R-I School District Board of Education received good news they had been waiting on Monday night. The board gathered for their regular monthly meeting at 6:38 p.m. Monday evening. All members but Linda Luebrecht, Allen Chandler, and Scott Smith were present. With the unanimous approval of the consent agenda, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced Gov. Jay Nixon has released the state funding previously being withheld. Bowling Green’s cut

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  • Aldermen approve tax write-off

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The City has officially written off more than $25,000 in delinquent taxes, as of the Board of Aldermen meeting Monday evening. Mayor Don Hunter called the Sept. 15 meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. Following the unanimous approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, warrants, and treasurer’s report, the board moved on to a public hearing forum for the discussion of tax rates,

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