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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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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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  • 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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Editorial

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Before I jump into a rant, let me begin by saying “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” (you know, for my non-Christian denominational friends). I hope you all can spend the next several days with your loved ones in spirited celebration. Now that I got that out of the way… Dear camo-clad, angry Walmart shopper man… You are a jerk. You, sir, seem to think (for what reason, I do not

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The internet has ruined us… I’m pretty sure. One fortunate thing about the onslaught of craziness on the interwebs the last few weeks is that it’s been quite enlightening on who should be on my Facebook friends list and who should not. First there was Ferguson. The amount of shameless judgement, racism, and finger-pointing I witnessed online made me sick. I won’t try to claim that I’m not a judgemental

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I have to give credit where credit is due: Thugs are opportunistic people; that’s for sure. In light of this week’s…incidents…in Ferguson, I find myself reflecting on those sly individuals who saw an excuse to do some early Christmas shopping, as well as the poor people of St. Louis, our government leaders, and America as a whole. Unfortunately, the majority of these thoughts bouncing around in my mind aren’t positive.

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