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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Highway money crunch

Things are tough all over right now, even for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The department's head said today that tax revenues are in significant decline, affecting the agency's ability to pay for road projects.

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Young guns

Three young men from Perryville were recently arrested after an incident like something out of the "Dukes of Hazzard."

Police allege the 21-year-old and two teenagers were riding in a vehicle near Patton, Mo., when a shot was fired from the vehicle and it took off quickly, spinning its tires and spraying gravel. Police say the driver was also very, very drunk.

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12 resign from Millersville Fire

Twelve firefighters with the Millersville Rural Fire District, including the district chief, resigned at a Monday night meeting after a heated argument over spending and equipment.

Now the rural fire district is left with less than half its full staff.

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Date set in teen's murder trial

The trial of a Bloomfield, Mo., teenager accused of murder has been pushed back yet again.

Owen Welty, 15, is set to stand trial in February for the murder of 64-year-old Don McCullough in November 2006.

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Thursday on seMissourian.com

Come back to seMissourian.com on Thursday for more on these stories, plus news about Cape Girardeau's new 911 center, a gun returned to a sheriff's deputy after being lost for eight years and news from the trial of a man who allegedly shot his wife with an arrow.

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