TWO SHANNON COUNTY RESIDENTS AMONG THOSE KILLED IN COLORADO ROCK SLIDE Two people from Shannon County have been identified as being among the five people that were killed by a rock slide on a Colorado hiking trail.
22 year old Paris Walkup and 10 year old Baigen Walker, of Birch Tree were killed in the incident Monday morning. The three other fatalities were all from Buena Vista, Colorado.
A 13 year old girl survived the rock slide with a broken leg. WOMAN ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN FREDERICKTOWN
A Madison County woman is facing murder charges in connection to the death of her husband.
According to authorities, 50 year old Cheryl Long, of Fredericktown, is facing charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.
The charges stem from the shooting death of 56 year old Alan Q. Long on Monday. PIEDMONT MAN FACING DRUG CHARGE FOR MORPHINE
A Piedmont man was taken into custody Tuesday morning on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25 year old William R. Hall was arrested in Wayne County on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, morphine.
Hall was also reportedly charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and had a misdemeanor warrant out of Poplar Bluff. MAN SENTENCED FOR PLACING VIDEO CAMERA IN CAPE GIRARDEAU RESTROOM
A Missouri man has been sentenced to four years in prison for hiding a video camera in a women's restroom.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 52-year-old Frank Fuchs, of Cedar Hill, was sentenced Monday. He was arrested in August at an office complex in Cape Girardeau after a female soldier from the U.S. Army recruiting office in the building found a video camera under a restroom stall wall.
Fuchs was sentenced to three years in prison in November for a similar crime in Jefferson County. In that case, a store employee found the hidden camera in a grocery store in House Springs. Fuchs was not a store employee, but was identified from photos taken from the camera. KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATING DEBIT CARD THEFT
Authorities in Kennett are investigating the theft of a debit card and are asking the public for help.
Kennett Police have released photos of the suspect in the case on their Facebook page and are asking anyone who has information about the female to contact Kennett Police at 573-888-4622.
We have the pictures of the suspect available on our Facebook page, as well, at Facebook.com/930kwoc. VA TO HOST FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS FOR VETERANS
Each year in the U.S., the flu causes more than 226,000 hospitalizations and about 36,000 deaths. Obtaining a flu vaccination is the best way to be protected against seasonal influenza.
The VA Medical Center is offering veterans the chance to obtain a flu shot free of charge at all VA clinic areas.
A walk-in no appointment needed flu shot clinic is now open at Poplar Bluff and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day until November 1st. Veterans with scheduled appointments in Primary Care or Specialty Clinic will be offered their flu shot during their clinic appointment.
Special flu shot clinics will be offered from 8 am till 2 pm at the Community-based Outpatient Clinics in West Plains on October 21st, in Paragould on October 22nd, in Farmington on October 23rd, in Cape Girardeau on October 24th, and in Sikeston – October 25th.
Veterans who do not receive their healthcare at the VA may get their flu shot by presenting a copy of their DD-214. HIGHWAY PATROL HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE TODAY
Southeast Missouri residents will have the chance to pay tribute to a fallen hero today by giving blood.
Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to invite the public to participate in the "Red Cross, Troop E Corporal Michael E. Webster Blood Drive" on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
The blood drive will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 5th and North Main Street in Poplar Bluff. The blood drive will begin at 1 pm and end at 6 pm.
Corporal Michael E. Webster was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver in October of 1993. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN FORCES CLOSURE OF OZARK NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAYS
Because of the shutdown of the federal government, the National Park Service has closed all 401 national parks, including Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
All park facilities, including amenities on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, are closed, except for the Ozark Trail and state and county roads.
The public will not be allowed to access any area of the park. Riverways staff will be on duty during the closure to protect life and property. Any visitors found in a closed area will be asked to leave.
Park visitors staying at the Big Spring Lodge and Cabins and in the park’s campgrounds will be given 48 hour notices to make travel arrangements and leave the park.
In addition, all upcoming park programs and school visits will be cancelled, and special events relocated, including the Haunting in the Hills scheduled at Alley Spring October 12th and 13th, if the budget impasse continues. Any scheduled Special Park Uses, such as weddings, may not take place in the park.
Once the federal government shutdown is over, park facilities will be reopened and events can resume. HOME SAFETY TIPS FOR CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
We continue our series today for Crime Prevention Month with a look at some safety tips for your home.
The Highway Patrol says that you should make sure all of your exterior doors and windows have strong locks on them. The doors should have dead bolt locks with a minimum of one-inch throw.
Try to keep your property well lit, particularly your porch and entrances to your home.
The Highway Patrol also recommends that you do not hide a house key under the doormat or in a flowerpot because that is probably the first place a burglar will look. Instead you should give a key to a trusted neighbor.
Part three of our series on Crime Prevention Month will be tomorrow where we take a look at some safety tips for your vehicle.