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Amber Alert: Hannah Kennish

March 30, 2015 State No Comments

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UPDATE 3/30 4:45 pm:

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl from Montrose, Mo., has been located and is safe.  13-year old Hannah Sue Kennish was found outside Albuquerque, N.M., according to Henry County authorities.  In a briefing Monday afternoon, authorities said they discovered Hannah and the suspect, Raymond Vallia, 55, had communicated on social media, beginning about four months ago. Investigators discovered in her social media accounts that Hannah’s meeting with Vallia on Sunday was likely a planned event.  Authorities believe Vallia traveled from Texas to Missouri to meet Hannah.  When asked if Hannah knew the man’s age, Major Hills said initially she probably did not initially.  Hannah disappeared from her Montrose, Missouri, home sometime between 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say that the back door to the house was found open by the teen’s mother, and a search of the area came up empty. Montrose is about 80 miles southeast of Kansas City, between Butler and Clinton. (Scroll down page for map.) About 400 people live in Montrose.  The FBI is with Vallia in New Mexico. Henry County prosecutor planned to seek criminal charges of child abduction or kidnapping.

 

Original 3/30 2:00pm:

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Amber Alert that occurred between 3:00 AM and 8:00 AM on March 29, 2015. Abducted was Hannah Sue Kennish, a white, female age 13. The suspect vehicle is a black, 2013, Ford F150 four door truck bearing Texas registration C,G,L,8,9,8,1. The suspect is Raymond C. Vallia, white, male, age 55, 5 feet 9 inches, 230-250 pounds, grayish brown hair and brown eyes. The victim is Hannah Sue Kennish, a white, female, age 13, 5 feet 2 inches 130-140 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a pink colored short sleeve shirt and pink capri pants. Anyone with any information dial 9 1 1 or call the Henry County Sheriffs Office at 660-525-1544.

New Major Case Squad Board of Directors Chairperson 

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

The Cape Girardeau Chief of Police will head up the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad this year.  Wes Blair tells KZIM KSIM it is an honor to take over the helm from Chris Limbaugh.

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He adds the only thing that might need improving, like many organizations, is communication.  To date, the Squad has investigated approximately fifty cases, solving all but six of the homicides it has investigated.  The current members of the Board of Directors include: Blair; Chief James Humphreys of the Jackson Police Department; Sheriff John D. Jordan of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department; Lt. Phil Gregory of the Missouri Highway Patrol; Doug Richards, Director of the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety; Sheriff Darrin Shell of the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Department; and Chris Limbaugh, Prosecuting Attorney of Cape Girardeau County, and Heath Robbins, Prosecuting Attorney of Bollinger County.

The wiffleball summer classic is on the calendar! Form your team now and recruit a slugger!

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

The 2015 summer classic is almost here! This is a wiffleball tournament for men and women that helps a local charity care for our kids after school. Coordinator David Unterreiner says they want to double the 8 teams they had last year as they strive to create a family event that ultimately makes a big difference for the boys and girls club of Cape Girardeau. He tells KZIM KSIM last year they split the proceeds but are all in for the kids this year…

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Play begins Friday, May 1st at 6:30pm at Arena Park. Play resumes Saturday morning at 7 o’clock in the fields behind the bandstand. Make time to see the Home run derby! There will be food and beverages for the whole family with the Mike Renick band performing. Go to the Cape Girardeau Summer Classic facebook page for registration.

 

Upcoming Road Work

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located between Route 84 and Route U.  Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, April 6 through Saturday, May 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

 

Route N in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced with a 10 foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located between Ozora to Holmes Road.   Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 31 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Route P in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located from Route N to Route B.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 31 through Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Route 51 in Perry County will be reduced with a width restriction of 10 feet as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.  This is the Chester Bridge which goes over the Mississippi River into Illinois.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

 

Route 164 in Pemiscot County will be closed as railroad crews make repairs to the crossing.  This section of roadway is located between Railroad Street and Route 61.  Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Route 67 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.  This bridge is located at the junction of County Road 212 and Route EE.  Weather permitting, work will be performed Tuesday, March 31 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Route N in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform edge rut repairs.  This section of roadway is located between Route F to Route 51.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

 

Route 114 in Stoddard County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge repairs.  This section of roadway is located from County Road 785 to Route AH.  Weather permitting work will be performed beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 and reopening Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m.  The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

 

Route F in Pemiscot County will be closed as Railroad crews perform railroad crossing repairs.  This section of roadway is between Second Street and Third Street.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located between mile marker 1 and the end of the state line.  Weather permitting, work will take place through Monday, March 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Northbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.  The bridge is located between Route 105 and Route UU.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 31 through Friday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

 

Route Y in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.  This section is located from Greensferry Road to County Road 621.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 30 through Monday, April 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Route Y in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.  This section of roadway is located between Aluet Street and Route W.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

March 30, 2015 Genius Award No Comments

TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .

Organizers of Australia’s National Disability Summit, who are under fire because their convention wasn’t configured to accommodate handicapped people.

Attendees say the handicapped bathroom was inaccessible because it was being used as a storage closet and the main stage lacked a ramp, causing people in wheelchairs to be carried onstage.

Participants with disabilities paid $2,000 to attend, but were made to sit together at one table at the back of the room.

One participant said on Facebook that watching a speaker getting carried up on stage showed that “we have a long way to go.”

Organizers have since apologized, but several attendees want a refund.

 

AND THEN THERE’S …..

Yukihito Nakanishi, 37, a former pro baseball player in Japan, who was busted for trying to use a fishing pole to steal his 56-year-old neighbor’s underwear off her clothesline.

Nakanishi, a former pitcher in the Nippon Professional Baseball league, apparently has a thing for women’s underwear and this was not his the first time he’s been accused.

However this time his neighbor caught him in the act and called police.

He was arrested for attempted robbery.

 

 

OR HOW ABOUT …..

Rory Seager, 18, a British man who tried to rob his bookie by claiming he had a bomb that turned out to be just a can of sardines.

Seager owed a friend $2,700, from a gambling debt, so he went to his bookie and tried to rob the cashier by claiming he had a bomb in his bag.

His attempt was foiled when the cashier calmly walked into a safe room, locked the door, and notified police.

A judge sentenced him to two years of probation and said he has to start seeing with a therapist.

 

 

OKAY, ONE MORE …..

A 350-pound man who robbed a Domino’s in New York, but left with only pizza.

Employees said he entered the store claiming to have a weapon and demanded money.

When he saw how little they had in the register, he demanded two pizzas that had just been taken out of the oven.

The employees boxed them up and he took off.

The cops are using surveillance footage to track him down.

Transition team formed for new Southeast president

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

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A 15-person transition team has been formed at Southeast Missouri State University to assist Carlos Vargas-Aburto when he assumes the role of university president July 1. Senior associate to the president and board of regents’ secretary, Brady Barke and Willie Redmond, professor of economics, will co-chair the team. The 13 others include university faculty, staff and students. Southeast’s board of regents and members of the executive staff also will help Vargas become acquainted with stakeholders outside of the university. President of the board of regents, Jay Knudtson said they will discuss at its May 8 meeting to what degree they will be involved in transition. Knudtson says Vargas will make monthly trips to the university to meet with various people, “and that will continue until his permanent arrival. Vargas will be in town this week for a private reception. And Friday, he will be at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee as the university’s marketing team rolls out its new branding initiative.

 

A Cardwell teenager was killed in a crash Saturday in Dunklin County…

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a crash took the life of a 2 teenagers around noon on Route V, three miles south of Senath. The reports indicates that 17-year old Corey Lee of Paragould Arkansas was westbound then his pickup truck went off the road and overturned. He was initially flown to an emergency facility with serious injuries but reports now show he has passed away. 18-year-old Tyler Ellington of Cardwell died at the scene. Both were ejected and were not wearing seat belts.

Sen. McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

(AP) – Missouri’s U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will travel the state this week to hear about the concerns of senior citizens in Missouri on retirement, fraud and healthy living.

 

McCaskill will hold eight events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the upcoming priorities in Congress that would affect seniors.

 

McCaskill says she wants to hear directly from seniors about how Congress can live up to promises made to older Americans, especially in regards to health and retirement.

 

The Democrat is the ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which she says has allowed her to investigate scams targeting seniors, retirement security issues and concerns about Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Events will be held in St. Louis, Macon, Columbia, Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH’-ee), Kansas City, Branson, Springfield and Farmington.

 

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