SIKESTON MAN FACING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGE
A Sikeston teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly exposing himself and assaulting another person.
17 year old Ryan Andrew Tropf was arrested Wednesday on charges of 1st degree burglary, resisting arrest, sexual misconduct, and third degree assault.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses reported that Tropf had dropped his trousers while standing outside a residence, exposing himself to occupants inside. He then allegedly forced his way into the residence, assaulting a female occupant.
Tropf was later arrested by Scott County Deputies after being found hiding under an abandoned mobile home trailer. MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A man has been taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a child from 8 years ago.
According to KAIT, Paul Eldon Richardson was arrested after the victim made a report to the Crimes Against Children division with the Arkansas State Police earlier this month.
During the arrest, offices reportedly found a bag that contained drug paraphernalia and suspected meth. STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR SOUTH CENTRAL EDUCATION CONSORTIUM TO BEGIN JANUARY 7TH
Student registration for a new education consortium in Willow Springs will begin next month.
Three Rivers College and Missouri State University-West Plains will open their new South Central Education Consortium in Willow Springs, Missouri for new student registration on January 7th. Spring semester classes are set to start on January 13th.
The Consortium will offer two-year technical degrees, short-term career certificates, developmental classes, and general education courses. For more information, go online to TRCC.edu. WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
Authorities in Lawrence County took a Walnut Ridge woman into custody on Christmas day after reportedly finding her in possession of meth.
According to authorities, 31 year old Ashley Stevens was arrested after a Lawrence County deputy found syringes and a liquid that tested positive for meth during a traffic stop. MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE WARNS BUSINESSES OF DECEPTIVE LETTERS
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is warning business owners to be on the lookout for deceptive letters.
The letters, from Michigan based Corporate Records Service, are mailed in green envelopes titled "Annual Records Solicitation Forms" and falsely suggest Missouri law requires businesses pay a $125 fee.
Kander says, business owners are not required to file annual minutes with his office, and are not required to pay fees to companies like Corporate Records Service to comply with Missouri law.
Kander issued a similar alert about Corporate Records Service in March, when the company solicited fees under the guise of an "Annual Minutes Records Form."
Individuals who have received the deceptive mailer are encouraged to report their experience to Kander’s office by calling 1-866-223-6535. KENNETT LICENSE OFFICE LATEST TO GO UP FOR BID
The management contract bid for the license office in Kennett has gone up for bid according to the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Prospective bidders may tour the office from 5 to 6 pm on January 2nd. Bids must be submitted by January 17th.
Bids will be evaluated on areas such as expertise of the personnel proposed, methods proposed for performing the services and whether the individual or entity is a not-for-profit, political subdivision, a Missouri Certified Minority Business Enterprise, a Women Business Enterprise or a Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise. NEW YEAR TO BRING HEART SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS
Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.
The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect January 1st.
The state Department of Health and Senior Services says an estimated 140 babies are born in Missouri each year with the disease. The noninvasive screenings measure oxygen in the blood and show if a newborn needs treatment with a catheter or surgery.
More than 30 other states have added critical congenital heart disease to the list of disorders for which newborns are screened. The Missouri agency says the tests will prevent babies from being sent home with the risk of developing serious complications in the first few weeks of life. 71 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY TICKET PURCHASED IN MISSOURI
Someone is holding a very valuable lottery ticket that was purchased in Missouri.
The Missouri Lottery said Thursday that one Powerball ticket sold in Missouri matched all six numbers drawn Christmas night to win the $71.5 million jackpot. The winning numbers are 23, 28, 38, 39, 56 and the Powerball number is 32. Lottery officials did not say specifically where the ticket was purchased.
The winner can either collect the full jackpot in 30 annuity payments, or take the one-lump payment of $39.8 million before taxes. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize - or until June 23, 2014.
He or she is encouraged to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place before taking it to the Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City.