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Troy man convicted of involuntary manslaughter

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

In a trial which spanned two days, a Troy man was found guilty on several charges including involuntary manslaughter of a nine-year-old boy in a traffic accident. Randolph James, 33, was also convicted  of three counts of second-degree assault and four misdemeanors. The Honorable Judge Jim Beck presided over the trial. The accident occurred on Thanksgiving Eve in November 2012  when James was westbound  on Highway 47 near Lindsey Road 

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  • R-III pursues outdoor grant, eyes threats to budget

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    The Lincoln County R-III School District will pursue a grant which would help fund and increase recreational opportunities for both students and the public at the current Troy Middle School campus. The ‘go-ahead’ was granted by the newly reorganized Board of Education. Early in the meeting, the existing board was presented and accepted the official election returns from the April 8 election. Re-elected to the board were Susan Eales and

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  • Landscaping renovation for courthouse

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Landscaping and lawn renovation plans have begun for the Lincoln County Courthouse grounds in Troy with a cooperative alliance between the Lincoln County Commissioners and the Lincoln County Master Gardeners. “I’m pleased that Presiding Commissioner Dan Colbert considered the expertise of our Master Gardeners and asked them to be a part of this project,” said University Extension County Program Director Wayne Shannon. Part of the historic district, the courthouse is

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  • Moscow Mills board re-organizes; to provide data for possible income survey

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Larry Coy has been sworn in as the Mayor of Moscow Mills as were Matthew Meyer and Melvin Gilbert Jr. who were re-elected as aldermen. They were sworn in Monday night by Linda Haynes, city clerk. Following the seating of the board, votes were taken to re-organize the board as followed: Mark Schuette, board president; Melvin Gilbert Jr., payroll monitor; Mary Lou Jung, bank statement monitor; Matt Meyer, budget monitor

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  • Wheelock arrested for on marijuana-related charges

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Tacey Wheelock

    The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) learned through an anonymous complaint that Tracey Wheelock of the 400 block of Clark Road, in Eolia, was selling marijuana from his residence. Narcotic investigators made contact with Wheelock at his residence and could smell burnt marijuana emitting from his front door. Wheelock told detectives he smoked marijuana several hours prior to their arrival and voluntarily handed over his drug paraphernalia. Investigators obtained

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  • Man attempted to sell prescription drugs

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Lucian Howard

    The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) received a community drug tip on Lucian Howard, 48, of Troy, who was looking to sell his personal prescription pills. Narcotics investigators set up a buy and met Howard in Troy. Howard had prescription pills for Alprazolam (Xanax) and $90 in cash rolled in an empty prescription pill bottle labeled for Hydroco/apap (Norco). The 17 Alprazolam Pills not accounted for were consistent with

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  • Kerr charged with assaulting officer

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    An Elsberry man has been charged following domestic incident in Elsberry. According to court documents, on April 11, Elsberry Police Sergeant Raney responded to the 600 block of Auburn Street in Elsberry in reference to a Domestic Assault in progress. Upon his arrival he made contact with the victim Alyssa McNiff. According to the “probable cause statement” McNiff and her baby’s father Caytron M. Kerr, 19, were arguing about the

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  • ‘Take Back Drugs’ day

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

    D.A.R.T., the local drug and alcohol reduction team organized in Lincoln County announced that in addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County pharmacies will also participate in the April 26 Prescription Drug Take-Back event. More Americans (6.8 million) currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. Through proper disposal of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, communities can help prevent drug abuse, which makes this event

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  • Fire claims residential home, firefighters answer call to fires at area schools

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:53 am


    Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1 responded to a residential fire in the Cuivre Valley Estates on April 12. This is located east of Troy. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters remained on the scene for hours. Then, beginning Monday, the department responded to calls on three consecutive days at schools in the R-III School District On April 14, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the

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