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Clarksville Skyride, Motel Owner Faces Drug Charge

Clarksville Skyride, Motel Owner Faces Drug Charge

Authorities Seize 114 Pounds Of Marijuana, Cash A motel owner who once planned to re-open the popular Clarksville Skyride now faces a drug charge after authorities allege they found 114 pounds of marijuana and almost $34,000 of cash in his basement. William Joseph McMurtrey Jr., 74, of Clarksville, is accused of felony distribution of a […]

Bob Jenne Will Remain Louisiana Police Chief

Bob Jenne Will Remain Louisiana Police Chief

April M. Fronick • Editor • april@thepeoplestribune.com Bob Jenne will stick around as Louisiana’s administrative police chief at least through May 31st. Jenne told city officials that he would continue in the position, which will pay $7,500 for the remainder of the fiscal year. He took the weekend to make the decision and returned to […]

Interim City Administrator Finds Several Problems With Waste Water Fund Reporting

Interim City Administrator Finds Several Problems With Waste Water Fund Reporting

Louisiana Council Approves Water Rate Increase April M. Fronick • Editor • april@thepeoplestribune.com Kelly Henderson came back after years of serving as the city administrator to fill in on an interim basis and has had his hands full. He reported numerous problems with the waste water account at a special meeting of the Louisiana City […]

NEMO Representatives Vote In Favor Of Right-To-Work Bill

NEMO Representatives Vote In Favor Of Right-To-Work Bill

Three Northeast Missouri legislators have endorsed a right-to-work measure. Republican Representatives Jim Hansen of Frankford, Craig Redmon of Canton and Lindell Shumake of Hannibal voted with the majority to send the controversial legislation to the Missouri Senate. The proposal would bar the collection of fees from workers who decided not to join a union. Supporters […]

Ramirez Charged With Two Felonies Following High Speed Chase

Ramirez Charged With Two Felonies Following High Speed Chase

On Wednesday, Feb. 11 Jose Allen Ramirez III, 46, of Vandalia turned himself into the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. He was officially charged on Thursday, Feb. 12. Ramirez was charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with the class D felony of resisting arrest the class D felony of driving while revoked with three previous […]

Three Arrested, Charged In Louisiana Drug Bust

Three Arrested, Charged In Louisiana Drug Bust

Three people were arrested and charged following the search of a home in Louisiana by the Pike County Sheriff’ Department and East Central Drug Task Force. Officials executed a search warrant at the residence located at 112 Culpepper Street on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Barri L. Obert, 53, and Michelle R. Bowen, 31, both of that […]

Louisiana Mayor, Former City Administrator Meet To Discuss Bob Jenne’s Service As Police Chief

Louisiana Mayor, Former City Administrator Meet To Discuss Bob Jenne’s Service As Police Chief

City Council Meets Tonight To Determine Course Of Compensation April M. Fronick • Editor • april@thepeoplestribune.com After upholding the vote to oust Bob Jenne as city administrator at a hearing last week, the Louisiana City Council will meet in special session again tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 17) to determine a compensation mechanism as Jenne continues in his […]

Missouri Approves Primary Road Plan

Missouri Approves Primary Road Plan

Missouri regulators have approved a proposal that will mean limited maintenance of rural highways in Northeast Missouri. The Tough Choices Ahead plan calls for the state to focus shrinking transportation dollars on eight thousand miles of major highways that connect cities. The remaining 26,000 miles of roads that are mostly in rural parts of the […]

Bowling Green Receives Positive Audit

Bowling Green Receives Positive Audit

The firm of KPM CPAs, PC who are independent auditors for the City of Bowling Green, recently presented to the mayor and board of aldermen its financial statements report for the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30, 2014. The audit was conducted in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in the U.S. According to […]

NECAC Gets Additional Money For Energy Assistance

NECAC Gets Additional Money For Energy Assistance

More than $284,000 is on its way to help people in 12 Missouri counties with their utility bills. The North East Community Action Corporation is receiving the additional funding through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Governor Jay Nixon recently released the money. Eligibility for energy assistance is based upon income, the number of people […]

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