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Two arrested after incident near playground

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

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Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports two people are in custody on drug possession charges after being caught in the Morley City Park.   25-year old Steven McCray, of 419 West Gladys, Sikeston, was charged with the Class D Felony of a Sex Offender Loiter/Present Within 500 Feet of a Playground, a class A Misdemeanor of Possession of Up to 35 Grams of Marijuana, and a class A Misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  22-year old Cheryl Gardiner, of 324 West Harding, Morley, has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class C Felony.  Wednesday, deputies responded to the park for a report of drug activity and found the pair, another individual, and an infant inside a vehicle that smelled of marijuana. A larger bag of marijuana, weighing 17 grams, was found on McCray’s person.  Deputies also located a white substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine, under the front seat where Gardiner was sitting.  McCray and Gardiner remains in custody at the Scott County Jail. Bond was set by the court at $1,000.00 cash only on McCray, and $5,000 cash or surety on Gardiner.


Cape CTC Awarded National Accreditation 

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education says Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center has earned accreditation.  CTC Director, Rich Payne tells KZIM KSIM the two year process will benefit students.


He adds the process validates all the hard work of the faculty and the students. Accreditation is based on an evaluation to demonstrate the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Commission, but also the needs of the students, the community, and employers.


Bootheel Rodeo entertainment announced

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

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The 63rd Annual Sikeston Jaycees Bootheel Rodeo will once again merge rock and country.  Chairman Ryan Lindsey tells KZIM KSIM the early August event will be about bringing everyone together.


Today/Thursday, official announced the music lineup—on the 5th, it will be rising artist Cole Swindell; the 6th will feature Joe Diffee for a little throwback country; Chris Young will take the stage on the 7th; and Aaron Lewis will bring rock and country together as he headlines the final night on the 8th.  Back again this year, American Bullfighting will be held on the 6th.  The 8th will be Breast Cancer Awareness Night and a portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit the local American Cancer Society.


Lightning hits garage and starts fire 

March 26, 2015 AP No Comments

Lightning struck a Cape Girardeau County garage during Wednesday’s thunderstorms and caught a home’s garage on fire.  Firefighters say they were called out to the home at 715 Hickory Street in Jackson around 10 p.m. Wednesday.  They were easily able to get the flames under control, but the fire caused damage to a corner of the structure and to the garage’s roof.

Poplar Bluff Police looking for suspect

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

The Poplar Bluff Police Department has received several calls which positively identify the white man in the orange shirt. Investigators will attempt to speak with him about this complaint.  The owner of the truck captured on surveillance video also called in, and advised the man was simply test driving the truck. The owner of the truck did not know him, and had no knowledge of the encounter at Hobby Lobby. The owner of the truck IS NOT a person of interest in this investigation.

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A complaint from a Hobby Lobby customer has the Poplar Bluff Police searching for a man who claimed to be a store employee.  Wednesday, officers received a call from a woman who said she was leaving the North Westwood Blvd store when she was approached by a man who said he was store security and if she stole anything, she needed to hand it over.  When she mentioned calling the police, he reportedly walked to a nearby convenience store.  Hobby Lobby management advised police he was not an employee.  Police describe the man as white with a full beard and wearing an orange t-shirt.  His photo, from surveillance footage, can be seen on our websites.  While they are unsure if any laws were broken, police would like to speak with the man.


Three Rivers Hosts Vietnam Veterans Memorial Event

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

“Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, in the Bess Activity Center at Three Rivers College.  The event is an early celebration of Vietnam Veterans Day, which is March 29. It sponsored by Chapter 1056 of Vietnam Veterans of America.  This is an opportunity for you to come together for the long overdue welcome home these veterans deserve for their service to our country.  Friday’s event will include speaker Bill Kiefer, membership chair of the Missouri VVA State Council; Salute to Fallen Vietnam Veterans led by Bardis Dismuke, treasurer of VVA Chapter 1056; and the POW/MIA Ceremony led by John Fuller and Bob Lawson, both of VVA Chapter 1056. Larry Kimbrow, president of VVA Chapter 1056, will be master of ceremonies. Leeza Edmundson will sing the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”  In addition there will be proclamations and resolutions presented state Rep. Todd Richardson & Rep. Steve Cookson; state Sen. Doug Libla; and Poplar Bluff Mayor Pro-tem Dr. Jack Rushin. In addition, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith and representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and Sen. Claire McCaskill are scheduled to attend.


Two rescued from creek

March 26, 2015 Local No Comments

An attempt to cross a flooded road ended better than it could have for two men this/Thursday morning. Crews from the Millersville and Jackson fire departments responded just before 11 a.m. for a truck that washed about a half mile down Hartley Ford Creek off County Road 352, near Hwy. 72, not far from the Bollinger County line.  The truck was reportedly trying to pass over a water covered bridge when it was swept away by flood waters.  The occupants were able to get out safely and were cold and wet when emergency personnel arrived.  This is the reason MoDOT and NOAA officials warn you to avoid traversing roads covered in even a few inches of water.

St Francois Co woman faces child abduction charges

March 26, 2015 AP No Comments

A St. Francois County woman is facing two counts of child abduction after she allegedly kidnapped her two children in Columbia, Illinois.  Columbia police say 34-year old Amy Lynn Richey took the 5-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy on Friday while the children’s father was at a gas station on North Main Street. The father had a court order showing that the mother had lost parental rights to the children last year.   Authorities issued an alert about the abduction, and Richey and the children were later found in Valles Mines, an unincorporated area near the border of Jefferson and St. Francois counties.  Bail has been set at $25,000 for Richey on the two counts of child abduction.

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