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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
MoDOT has rescheduled the closure of the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana to Monday, Oct. 13 at 6 a.m. The bridge will reopen sometime Friday, Oct. 17 after repairs are finished, according to MoDOT spokeswoman Marisa Ellison. MoDOT had originally scheduled the closure for Oct. 6-10, but a delay in materials needed for the job created the new time frame, Ellison said. The schedule could change again