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  • Traffic stop takes pills off the street

    Running a stop sign led to serious charges for two women last week.

    Last Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur saw Angelique Phelps, 41, 7300 Greydale Drive, Huber Heights, Ohio, allegedly run the stop sign at the intersection of North 11th Street and Prospect Street.

    During the traffic stop Sandefur noticed an unrestrained toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Also allegedly in plain view was a purse Phelps claimed was hers. The purse allegedly contained several clear plastic resale bags.

  • Active meth lab found in truck last week

    Erratic driving and a turn signal led authorities to the discovery of a meth lab last Wednesday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mongar spotted a car traveling on Highway 25W that had been driving for approximately a quarter of a mile with its right turn signal on. The vehicle then straddled the yellow line. This prompted Mongar to stop the vehicle.

  • New meth laws could punish ‘smurfs’ and those who endanger children

    As meth cooks lurk around in search of new places and ways to manufacture their deadly cocktail of household cleaners and cold medication, other groups are banning together to stop them.

    Legislators and law enforcement have been collaborating to make obtaining pseudoephedrine a more difficult process. Without this key ingredient, meth cooks could be shut down.

  • Green arrested for assault

    A lesson in being a good neighbor may be in order for Linda Green.

    On Sunday LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Lindsey’s Apartments on East Central Avenue to investigate claims that Green, 44, 111 East Central Avenue, Apartment 202, was fighting with other residents of the apartment building.

    At the scene two victims reported Green had broken into their apartments and threatened them with a knife.

  • Pyro Shows to light up the Cuban sky

    When America celebrates her independence this year, a local company will be on Communist soil for the event.

    Pyro Shows will be shooting fireworks at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For Lansden Hill, the man at the head of the company, this is chance to thank the military men and women stationed at the base.

    “The men and women who are serving there are in a hostile environment. What they are doing lets us live the lives we want to live,” Hill said.

  • CCHS hosts career fair

    With graduation only about a month away, the reality of the real world is bearing down on members of the Class of 2011.

    And while the decision to fill out a college application or a job application is cut and dried for some soon to be graduates, for others the decision isn’t so simple.

    In an effort to give this year's senior class a clearer picture of the options, besides a four year college or university, that are available in their own community the Campbell County High School vocational department sponsored its first career fair.

  • Keith to speak at Children’s Center luncheon

       

    With its new building well underway the Campbell County Children’s Center plans to do a little multi-tasking.

    On Friday the organization, that provides invaluable resources and services for child victims of abuse, is hosting a luncheon that will not only raise awareness about child abuse and ways it can be prevented but also much needed funds for the new two story, 4,000 square foot facility located behind CVS Pharmacy.

  • Council to consider police hires

    LaFollette Police Department hires and bid changes for the city’s new library topped Monday night’s council meeting workshop agenda.

    Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries appeared before the group to get the green light to place part-time officer Brian Tiller into an open full- time position.

  • Council to consider police hires

    LaFollette Police Department hires and bid changes for the city’s new library topped Monday night’s council meeting workshop agenda.

    Police Chief Jimmie Jeffries appeared before the group to get the green light to place part-time officer Brian Tiller into an open full- time position.

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    •Rebecca Leigh Lorenz- two counts reckless aggravated assault; judicial diversion for six years, six years supervised probation, court costs, restitution to victims to be determined on Sept. 26.

    •Samantha D. Hargis- three counts theft over $500, three counts aggravated criminal trespassing; judicial diversion for three years, three years supervised probation, restitution to victims to be determined on May 2, court costs, $225 to ECF.