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Bowling Green Police Arrest Man On Kidnapping Charge

A Louisiana man faces several charges including first degree kidnapping following an incident that allegedly took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Bowling Green Police Chief Don Nacke said a female contacted authorities last week stating she had been taken at knife-point from the area of Champ Clark Drive. Once officers located the victim and obtained […]

YMCA Raises More Than $27,000 At Annual Dinner Auction

More than $27,000 was raised at the 23rd Annual Twin Pike Family YMCA dinner auction that was held on Saturday, Sept. 16. The annual fundraising event took place at the YMCA facility with the theme “All That Jazz.” Organizers report more than 140 guests were in attendance which is up from recent years. The total […]

Louisiana Man Faces Numerous Charges After Alleged Kidnapping At Knife-Point

William Joseph Shade, 34, of Louisiana, faces numerous charges after being arrested by Ste. Genevieve Police last week for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend by using a knife to threaten her. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 13 as law enforcement was called to the Ste. Genevieve Courthouse after the victim reported the matter. Police arrived […]

Noix Creek Bridge Opening Is Delayed

Despite an original projected opening date of Oct. 1, completion of the bridge at Noix Creek on Highway 79 has pushed back the date to Oct. 13. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that due to unforseen circumstances the delay became necessary. The contractor is setting girders this coming week and pouring the deck for […]

Bowling Green Forced To Close Street Due To Dangerous Buildings

A block of Court Street, between Main and Champ Clark Drive, will be closed until at least two dangerous buildings can be eliminated. Bowling Green City Administrator Barb Allison said the decision was made on Monday, Sept. 11. Officials with McClure Engineering made the recommendation after touring the buildings at 202 W. Main and 16 […]

Groundbreaking Celebration Held For Champ Clark Bridge Project

Blue skies and warm weather greeted those who attended groundbreaking ceremony for the new Champ Clark Bridge at the riverfront in Louisiana on Friday, Sept. 8. The $60 million project took another step to reality as a large crowd gathered for the celebration. Several officials spoke at the event including J. Bennett Clark, the great-grandson […]

Bowling Green Man Charged With Attempted Robbery In Lincoln County

On Thursday, Sept.7 Lincoln County deputies responded to Castle’s Store/Gas Station on Highway KK, in Lincoln County, after receiving a call of an attempted robbery. According to the employee, a white male entered the store around 8:15 p.m., with an open blade knife in hand and demanded the register money. The demand was made several […]

Local Man Drowns In Pond

Authorities responded to a call of a drowning near Louisiana on Friday evening. It was discovered that 75-year-old Kenneth “Bucky” Ward had apparently fallen into a pond on his property about six miles outside of Louisiana. It appears Ward fell into the pond at around 5 p.m. on Friday evening. He was pronounced dead by […]

Buffalo Township FPD Sends Supplies To Help With Harvey

Members of the Buffalo Township Fire Protection District collected and delivered supplies to Texans in need following the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Local folks answered the call for supplies and a great deal of water, food, clothing, toiletries, pet supplies and much more. The donations were loaded into trailers that hit the road to Texas […]

MoDOT Bowling Green Maintenance Facility To Move

Citing significant safety issues in a landlocked area, the Missouri Department of Transportation has purchased additional property at the U.S. 54 and Business 54 intersection just west of Bowling Green to build a new maintenance facility. “The current facility is more than 50 years old, and over the years, our equipment has gotten larger than […]

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