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ST. LOUIS MAN ARRESTED BY POPLAR BLUFF AUTHORITIES ON SEX RELATED CHARGES
A St. Louis man was recently taken into custody on multiple counts of a sex crime.
According to Missouri Case Net, David R. Thron, of St. Louis, was arrested by the Poplar Bluff Police Department on five counts of sexual misconduct or attempt involving a child under 15. A warrant was served for Thron on Monday.
Thron’s initial arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.
CARTER COUNTY LIBRARY AWARDED OVER 13 THOUSAND DOLLARS
A technology grant has been awarded to a Southeast Missouri library to help replace outdated computers.
According to Secretary of State Jason Kander, the Carter County Library has received a grant for over 13 thousand dollars to purchase laptops along with a projector for a mobile training lab.
TWO ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning on drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Christina R. Haddock of Sikeston and 32 year old Andrew L. Haddock of Morehouse were each arrested in New Madrid County at around 2:22 am Tuesday morning.
They are each facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Andrew Haddock is also facing multiple other charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting or interfering with a felony arrest, and tampering with evidence.
MAN FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO BABY’S SKULL FRACTURES
One man has been charged in connection to a skull fracture suffered by a small child.
According to KAIT, 28 year old Paul Martin Suchey, of Jonesboro, was arrested Monday night on a charge of second degree domestic battery. Suchey’s four month old child was reportedly found with a depressed skull fracture at an area hospital Monday night.
Police say the baby had suffered a smashing blow to the head.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN ARRESTED ON TWO COUNTS OF STATUTORY SODOMY
A Cape Girardeau man is facing charges for alleged statutory sodomy.
According to Missouri Case Net, Charles Wayne Barham is facing two counts of 1st degree statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old. Barham’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 24th.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN APPOINTED TO HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD
A Poplar Bluff lawyer has been appointed to a state board for higher education.
Douglas Kennedy was appointed to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education yesterday by Governor Jay Nixon. The board is responsible for coordinating over 200 institutions across the state.
Kennedy’s term will run through June 27th, 2015.
MORE PEOPLE INTERVIEWED IN CONNECTION TO HIV CASE
Allegations that a southeast Missouri man recklessly infected a former partner with HIV have prompted others to reach out to police with their own concerns.
Police last week arrested 36-year-old David Mangum of Dexter after his former partner tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Mangum is charged with felony recklessly infecting another with HIV.
The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that since the story was in the media, Dexter detective Cory Mills has interviewed six other people who have raised concerns, and he plans to speak to even more people. He declined to say how many have tested positive for HIV.
Police say Mangum told them he has been HIV-positive since 2003 and has had up to 300 partners since then.
HELICOPTER TROUBLE CAUSES DELAYS NEAR ELLSINORE
A medical helicopter that was sent following a wreck near Ellsinore ended up causing delays itself.
According to a report from KFVS, the helicopter was forced to land after inhaling something into its engine while taking off. The chopper was eventually towed off the roadway.
According to the Highway Patrol, two people were injured in the original wreck, one seriously.
MIDWEST ECONOMIC SURVEY SUGGESTS GROWTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR
An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March.
The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the results point to growth for the final quarter of this year but at about half the rate of the first quarter.
The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth, while a score below that suggests decline.
The survey covers nine states including Missouri and Arkansas.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Highway 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
Highway 60 will be reduced starting at Highway 114 and continuing one mile to the west.
Work will take place today from 6:30 am to 4 pm.
MONTH LONG PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN SCOTT COUNTY
Crews will be starting a month long pavement repair project today in Scott County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane with a 12 foot width restriction from 5 am to 11 pm daily through Saturday, October 5th.
The work zone will be located between Highway 77 and the I-57 interchange.