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Letter to city puts focus on what to do with jail

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

A recent letter to the City of Louisiana from its insurance carrier has officials looking at how to deal with city jail inmates. Meadowbrook Insurance didn’t threaten to raise the city’s insurance rates in the letter, but did voice concerns about the jail “due to our inadequate staffing,” according to City Administrator Bob Jenne, who got the hint. Currently, inmates are watched by dispatchers but Meadowbrook thinks they lack proper

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  • IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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  • Citations, possible lawsuit next steps in building dispute

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    The City of Louisiana and downtown building owner Doug Dempsey have both said they don’t want their dispute over his structure at 314 Georgia Street to end up in a lawsuit. But Dempsey said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that legal action is very likely after learning the city plans to start issuing him citations for not following building codes. He also said he is being unfairly singled out for punishment and

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  • Bridge closure rescheduled for Oct. 20-24

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    With wet weather expected and the Louisiana Colorfest on tap for Oct. 18-19, MoDOT has moved the maintenance closure of the Champ Clark Bridge back to Oct. 20-24, weather permitting.  

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  • Three from Vandalia injured

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Charles L. Cunningham, 45, Rita E. Cunningham, 41, and Ariel L. Harvey, 20, all of Vandalia, suffered moderate to minor injuries in a Hwy. 54 crash on Oct. 10. See the Oct. 15 Louisiana Press-Journal for details.

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  • Flash flood watch issued

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Pike County for Thursday, Oct. 9 through Friday night, Oct. 10. Heavy rainfall is likely Thursday and Friday from strong storms that could produce small hail and gusty winds.

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  • Man found with human remains seeks defense

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

    A Louisiana man who allegedly possessed cremated human remains found during his methamphetamine arrest is seeking legal defense. James Robert Lee II, 39, asked to apply for a public defender during his arraignment in Pike County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The application was filed the next day and Lee is scheduled for a counsel status hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The Louisiana Press-Journal first broke the story on

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  • Louisiana chamber, county tourism board bind to attract state ad dollars

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s and Convention Bureau Director Chris Koetters has added a number of brochures to travelers coming through Louisiana.

    The Louisiana Visitor’s and Convention Bureau (LVCB) is bonding with the Pike County Tourism Commission to obtain more advertising dollars from the state of Missouri. LVCB and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters will be the conduit to get co-op advertising funds from the Missouri Department of Tourism. The $4,000 the consortium is shooting for would double the county tourist board’s advertising budget, Koetters said recently. The funds would

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