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Louisiana woman gets five years probation

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Michele L. Branham, 28, of Louisiana, has received five years probation in Pike County Circuit Court for endangering the welfare of a child. Branham was arrested last June during a drug sting operation across the county. She admitted that a minor was in her home while a boyfriend was selling cocaine, according to court records. For the full story, see the Dec. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Shaun Ross

    A Louisiana donut shop owner with a pending charge of pushing a woman down a steep flight of stairs was arrested last week for possession of drugs. Shaun Cabot Ross, 54, owner of Daybreak Donuts and Diner, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana during a Tuesday, Dec. 9 traffic stop. Ross was driving on Georgia Street near Kelly Lane in Louisiana when he was pulled over for having

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  • Car hits cow, Annada woman injured

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Amber R. Williams, 22, of Annada, suffered minor injuries Sunday, Dec. 14 when her vehicle struck a cow on Hwy. H. For the full story, see the Dec. 17 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Five pounds of pot gets man seven years in prison

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm


    An Illinois man caught with five pounds of marijuana while driving near Bowling Green last March received seven years in state prison on Thursday, Dec. 11 in Pike County Circuit Court. Defendant Mark S. Gustafson told Judge Patrick S. Flynn  he was taking the marijuana to Lake of the Ozarks to distribute to four friends and himself for personal use and that he was not a drug dealer. But Gustafson

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  • Louisiana couple won’t let vandalism destroy their Christmas light gift to all

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Robby Griego throws a plug while repairing his lighted Christmas display hit by Scrooge-like vandals last week. He and his wife, Gail, are determined to keep it lit for the community.

    Despite heavy vandalism to their annual light display, you won’t hear “Bah Humbug” from Robby and Gail Griego this Christmas season. The Louisiana couple admits their first thought was to take down the display of lighted figures when they discovered it vandalized on Wednesday, Dec. 3. But in less than a minute, they realized that would play into the hands of whomever did about $1,700 in damage to their $10,000

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  • Fifth Gear will stay

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    The president of Fifth Gear has told the Louisiana Press-Journal that the town’s largest employer will remain here. New parent company Speed Commerce media representative Ryan Urness could not be located for comment, but Fifth Gear President Matt Konkle assured the newspaper that the company will stay. City of Louisiana Administrator Bob Jenne’s figures in mid-November showed that Fifth Gear had 338 full-time employees in Louisiana and 85 part-timers at

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  • Louisiana keeps license office with new leader

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Angela Butler

    Louisiana will retain its state vehicle license office in city hall now that Angela Butler has been hired as the new office manager. Last month city officials were worried the office which handles motor vehicle transactions could close. That was because the city was having trouble finding a qualified candidate for the manager’s job who was willing to accept the $10.50 per hour salary after Katherine Schilling resigned in October.

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  • Louisiana accepts community award for projects that improve city for all

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Missouri Community Betterment Executive Director Jan Simon, with sign at center, asked area leaders to display it in a prominent place at the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday, Dec. 1. Accepting the award were community leaders, from left, the Rev. Randall Cone, Jeff Guay, Paulette Powelson, Diana Huckstep, Walter Logan and Cindy Blaylock.

    Hard work and innovation pay off and Louisiana got rewarded by a state association for its civic efforts at the Monday, Dec. 1 meeting of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Missouri Community Betterment Executive Director Jan Simon presented community leaders with a sign recognizing efforts this year to enhance the Louisiana area. The sign went to the city for winning first place in community betterment projects, beating out six other

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  • St. Louis youngster injured in Hwy. 61 crash

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Grace Bazira, 3, of St. Louis, was seriously injured on Hwy. 61 near Eolia on Sunday, Nov. 30, when a vehicle she was in overturned. For the full story, see the Dec. 3 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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