APRIL 10, 2014

17 ARRESTED DURING SIKESTON WARRANT ROUND UPSeventeen people were taken into custody Wednesday morning during a warrant round up.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, around 32 persons were recently indicted for mostly drug offenses and a few for property crimes and crimes against people.

During the operation yesterday morning, several teams of officers began seeking those wanted subjects; and by 10 am, 17 had been arrested.

Travis D. Williams (32 of Sikeston) - 3 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB - $50,000.00 CASH

Tyrone White (50 of Sikeston) - 2 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB PUBLIC HOUSING - $15,000.00 C/S

Angela Eckles (45 of Sikeston) - 3 COUNTS SALE NEAR SCHOOL- $35,000.00 C/S

Eric Coffer (28 of Sikeston) -SALE OF CONT SUB- $50,000.00

Katlyn Carr (18 of Sikeston) -SALE OF CONT SUB $15,000.00

Joseph Cannon (34 of Sikeston) -SALE OF CONT SUB - $50,000.00

Lacy Brown (33 of Sikeston) -SALE OF CONT SUB $5,000.00

Donald Milloway (49 of Sikeston) - BURGLARY/STEALING $15,000.00 C/S

Chelsie Trapp (25 of Sikeston) -2 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB $15,000.00 C/S

Morgan Stone (19 or Sikeston) -POSS CONT SUB/POSS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA $10,000.00 C/S

Roderick Randell (30 of Sikeston) - 3 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB $25,000.00 C/S

Isaac Patterson (36 of Sikeston) -2 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB $50,000.00 C/S

Willie Murphy (47 of Sikeston) - SALE CONT SUB NEAR SCHOOL $35,000.00 C/S

Tracey D. Moore (45 of Sikeston) - POSS WITH INTENT $15,000.00 C/S

Dario Lewis (22 of Sikeston) - SALE CONT SUB $50,000.00 C/S

Julius Jackson (33 of Sikeston) -2 COUNTS SALE CONT SUB $35,000.00 C/S

Darren Beasley (36 of Sikeston) -SALE CONT SUB $50,000.00 C/S AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MAN MISSING SINCE SUNDAY Authorities are searching for a man in Madison County who is missing.

According to KFVS, 46 year old Kent Franklin has been missing since Sunday. Franklin is a white male, five foot, 11 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He weighs 186 pounds. Authorities say that foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information on Franklin’s whereabouts is asked to call 573-783-2234. EXECUTION DATE SET FOR MAN CONVICTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY MURDER The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set a May execution date for convicted killer Russell Bucklew, continuing a trend of scheduling one execution per month.

Bucklew is set to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. May 21 for killing a man in Cape Girardeau County in 1996.

Bucklew's attorney, John William Simon, says he will continue efforts in the courts to halt the execution, and will seek clemency from Governor Jay Nixon.

Bucklew was convicted in the fatal shooting of Michael Sanders, a romantic rival, then abducting and raping a woman.

Missouri has executed five men since November - one each month through March. William Rousan is scheduled to be put to death April 23rd for killing a St. Francois County couple in 1993. CAREER EXPO TO BE HELD TODAY IN MALDEN A career expo will be held today in Malden by Three Rivers College.

Representatives from local employers will be on hand to talk about the opportunities available to area residents.

The expo will also offer area residents the opportunity to talk with representatives of Three Rivers’ career education programs about the benefits and career opportunities offered at Three Rivers.

The career expo will be held at the Malden Community Center from 4 to 6:30 pm. For more information, call 573-276-3529. HIGHWAY PATROL TO STEP UP DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT FOR PROM AND GRADUATION SEASON With many area schools celebrating prom and graduation over the next month and a half, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement to stop underage drinking.

From May 1st through May 12th, Troop E officers will be joining other Missouri law enforcement agencies for a youth alcohol mobilization. During this period, officers will be stepping up enforcement efforts with a goal of removing impaired drivers from Missouri highways.

As prom and graduation season is ongoing, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure that the state’s youth are celebrating safe and sober. SENATE PANEL HEARS TESTIMONY ON DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION Missouri lawmakers are hearing the pros and cons of whether it makes good business sense to grant discrimination protections based on sexual orientation.

A Senate committee heard public testimony Wednesday on legislation adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to a list of outlawed reasons for discrimination that already includes such characteristics as race, religion and disabilities.

Supporters included lobbyists for Monsanto and several Democratic officeholders, who said such policies can help businesses attract the best-qualified employees.

Opponents included lobbyists for two of Missouri's leading business associations, as well as Catholic and Baptist organizations. They said the legislation could subject businesses to a new flurry of lawsuits that may lack merit. DENTAL COVERAGE MAY BE RESTORED FOR MISSOURI MEDICAID RECIPIENTS Missouri lawmakers appear likely to restore dental coverage for hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid recipients, nearly a decade after it was eliminated.

The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Wednesday to include an additional $48 million of federal and state money in next year's Medicaid budget for dental care. The House previously approved the same amount, although there are differences between the two chambers on exactly how that would be spent.

Missouri lawmakers eliminated dental coverage for adult Medicaid recipients under a 2005 law that also made other cuts to the program.

More than 300,000 adult Medicaid recipients could benefit from the proposed restoration of dental care.

Children already receive dental coverage under Missouri's Medicaid program.

Some of the money in the Senate plan would increase Medicaid rates paid to dentists. PIPE REPLACEMENT TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY Highway 162 in New Madrid County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under roadway.

The work zone will be located located between Highway 153 and County Road 280.

Work is scheduled to be performed today from 8 am to 2 pm.