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Louisiana woman, Hannibal man arrested for selling morphine

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:27 am

Malarie St. Clair, 26, of rural Louisiana and Donald Kamrowski, 48, of Hannibal, have been arrested for allegedly selling morphine near a school to an undercover drug informant on the parking lot of Hardee’s on Monday, Jan. 19, according to Pike County Court records. Both were incarcerated at the Pike County jail on Thursday, Jan. 22 on bonds of $50,000 apiece. They were arraigned in Pike County Circuit Court on

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  • Clarksville trying new angle for floodwall funding

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    The City of Clarksville is trying to land a federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant to build a $3.5 million floodwall to protect downtown. After trying to find the funding for a mobile floodwall in various governmental pockets, Mayor JoAnne Smiley said at the Thursday, Jan. 15 Board of Aldermen meeting that it could be the city’s best chance. “We’ve knocked on every door we can knock on and

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  • Louisiana woman charged with smuggling pot into jail

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

    A rural Louisiana woman was arrested for allegedly trying to sneak marijuana into the Pike County jail on Saturday, Jan. 17, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Heather M. Stoops, 37, was stopped on Hwy. NN and allegedly found to be in misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Once in the jail, another bag of marijuana was allegedly found on Stoops and she was charged with felony possession of drugs in

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  • Louisiana bond issue not needed

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Fears that Louisiana would have to quickly ram through an April bond issue to meet federal clear water demands were relieved at a special city council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15. City officials learned from an engineer and a financial consultant that it could issue certificates of participation to get the funding for the project to meet an October deadline. The engineer estimated the certificates could be repaid by raising

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  • Louisiana council could get bond issue ready for vote on April ballot

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

    The Louisiana City Council will meet in special session this week to possibly get a bond issue together for the April 7 ballot to address new federal clean water standards. The standards must be met by October of this year, according to City Administrator Bob Jenne. The bond issue measure of up to $3 million must be approved by the board by Tuesday, Jan. 20 to make the April ballot.

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  • Darnell quits council post

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Louisiana city council member Neil Darnell has submitted his resignation letter effective Sunday, Feb. 1. Mayor Bart Niedner said at the Monday, Jan. 12 council meeting that he had received the letter and doubted Darnell would be active on the council for the rest of the month. Darnell’s Ward 1 seat is up for the Tuesday, April 7 election. Niedner said he was leaning against not appointing a successor for

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  • City council votes to fix police dispatch system in emergency meeting

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    The Louisiana City Council had to call a special emergency meeting on Monday, Jan. 5 to deal with the city’s broken police dispatch system. The problem occurred when a computer crashed in the dispatch office that morning, according to City Administrator Bob Jenne. When Jenne contacted the computer firm, ITI, he learned that it couldn’t simply fix the system because the city had not purchased upgrades for the dispatch computer’s

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  • City council close to merging committees

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    The Louisiana City Council is scheduled to vote at the Monday, Jan. 12 meeting to consolidate four different committees into two new ones. Members of the fire and police committees voted at the Monday, Jan. 5 meeting to take the consolidation vote to the full council to form a Public Safety Committee. Serving on the committee will be a council member from each ward. It was also suggested that the

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  • Gas prices hit $1.99 for first time in years

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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    Gasoline prices hit $1.99 for the first time in years last week in Louisiana, delighting drivers of all-sized vehicles. Employees at the convenience stores at the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge said Monday, Dec. 29 the dip had not appreciably increased business, but consumers were voicing their approval. Many consumers were still buying $5 worth of gas but getting more bang for their buck, they noted. Average Missouri gasoline

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