For the record 3-1-13

Police Dept. Report
Hit and run—A legally parked and unattended vehicle owned by Jeremy Casey, Concordia, was struck sometime during the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 28, while parked in the 200 block of West 11th. Damages total more than $1,000.
Cited—Daniel Wheatley, 51, Concordia, was charged Feb. 28 with bypassing an ignition interlock device. Charges stem from an incident that occurred at
Budreau Muffler Feb. 22. He was cited and released.

Police Dept.  Report
Lost and Found–Computer with Bag, found in the 100 block West 12th Street; Key with Tag found in the 300 block West 6th Street; Key with Light found in the 200 Block of Court Street; Pocket Knife found in the 700 block Washington; Jacket, Media Player w/Earphones found in the 200 block West 5th Street; Handicap Placard found in the 300 block West 6th Street; Cellphone found in the 300 block West 5th Street.
Items found with location unknown are: boy’s bicycle; video camera; key with key ring; cell phone; hubcap.

NEWS

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SPORTS

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OPINIONS

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In the Mean Time

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