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Louisiana area man sentenced to prison for assault

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

Jamie Dee Stoops, 50, of the Louisiana area, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and resisting arrest and was sentenced to seven years in prison in Pike County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to court records. Stoops dragged a woman off of a horse and choked her with the reins during an Oct. 13, 2013 trail ride near Ashburn, court records show. He escaped from arriving officers through

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  • Curryville woman seriously injured in airborne crash

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Maria R. Ritter, 27, of Curryville, was sent by helicopter ambulance to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries after she suffered a medical condition and crashed while southbound on Hwy. M in Pike County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ritter’s vehicle went off the road, got airborne and struck a tree, the patrol reported. For the full story, see the Sept. 17 Louisiana

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  • City hopes to corral large metal business

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Louisiana City Administrator Bob Jenne told the city council at its Monday, Sept. 8 meeting that he is trying to lure a large metal business to the city’s industrial park. Jenne said he had sent a proposal to sell 20 acres at the industrial park on the far western edge of town for $20,000 to a firm that builds and welds metal power poles. The firm is prepared to employ

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  • Louisiana man seriously injured in ATV accident

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Justin K. Willing, 27, of Louisiana was seriously injured on Saturday, Sept. 6 in an ATV accident in Lincoln County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). He was taken by helicopter ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, where he was listed in satisfactory condition on Monday, Sept. 8. For the full story, see the Sept. 10 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Five arrested in Pike County jewelry-gun heist

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Four people from Eolia and one from Whiteside have been arrested in connection with a large gun and jewelry burglary three miles west of Bowling Green. The burglary victim estimated she lost $200,000 worth of jewelry and about 200 handguns in the August break-in, according to Pike County Circuit Court records. Harley James DeWeese, 21, of Whiteside, and Nicholas Robert Kuntz, 19, of Eolia, were arrested for second degree burglary for

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  • Man hurt as deer penetrates windshield

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Alan D. Borders, 42, of St. Charles, was moderately injured on Wednesday, Sept. 3 when his vehicle hit a deer that then penetrated the windshield on Hwy. 54 near the Pike County Fairgrounds, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. For the full story, see the Sept. 10 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • City stuck with building; no known solution

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    The cost of a new roof on this downtown Louisiana  building has put its future in doubt.

    It looks like the City of Louisiana is stuck with a building that a prospective owner once had designs of turning into an artistic enclave. Now the old Strothers Jewelry Store at 401 Georgia St. is back in the hands of the city after a deal that began last summer unraveled. In August 2013, Mark Dever and Jeannine Kelly, of Godfrey, Ill., bought the Hodges Building at Fourth and Georgia

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  • Clarksville man injured in motorcycle crash

    Posted on September 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Charles A. Barron, 59, of Clarksville, suffered moderate injuries when he crashed his motorcycle in Ralls County on Sunday, Aug. 31. Barron was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment. For the full story see the Sept. 3 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Man jailed after shooting wife in head with birdshot

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Steve Rusher

    A Pike County resident remains in custody at the county Jail for allegedly shooting his wife in the forehead with birdshot, according to Sheriff Stephen Korte. Steven L. Rusher, 47,  called 911 at 4:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 to report he had accidentally shot Colleen Rusher, 42, at their home in the county boot heel outside of New Hartford, Korte said. Mrs. Rusher was taken in serious condition to

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