Tag: Dennis Pugh

Pugh case diverted from prosecution

Danedri Thompson [email protected] The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office granted Dennis Pugh’s diversion request last week. The former Gardner City Council member was charged with assaulting fellow council member...

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Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council. Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council...

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Pugh enters not guilty plea

Former Gardner City Council member Dennis Pugh pleaded not guilty to battery and criminal deprivation of property. His attorney, Mark Lewis, Gardner, asked that the case be set aside for 45 days as the district attorney’s office...

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Residents address council about meeting dysfunction

Danedri Thompson [email protected] A subdued city council listened as three citizens, including the former mayor, asked that council members learn to work together with civility. “You have a chance from this moment on to...

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Council member Dennis Pugh resigns

The Gardner City Council meeting will be one council member short this evening. Council member Dennis Pugh this morning tendered his resignation effective immediately. “I wish you and the magnificent city staff all the...

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Pugh served with protection order

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Sheriff’s deputies served Gardner City Council member Dennis Pugh with a temporary protection from stalking order on Nov. 29. The order prevents Pugh from following, harassing or...

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UPDATED: Pugh will not resign

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Council member Dennis Pugh doesn’t plan to resign, at least that’s the word from two emails Pugh sent after a council meeting last Monday. “I will gladly tender my resignation right...

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Francis explains police department’s arrest policy

Mark Taylor [email protected] Many Gardner News readers are asking why no arrests were made after Councilman Dennis Pugh allegedly assaulted fellow Councilman Larry Fotovich following Monday night’s council meeting....

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Morrow calls on Drovetta, Pugh to resign

Mark Taylor [email protected] Councilman Chris Morrow is calling on Mayor Dave Drovetta and Councilman Dennis Pugh to resign following an argument that started during Monday night’s council meeting and escalated into an...

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