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CAMPBELL WOMAN KILLED IN WRECK NEAR QULIN
A Campbell resident is dead and another is injured in connection to a two vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred three miles south of Qulin on Highway 53. A vehicle driven by 23 year old Chelsea Hill ran off the side of the road, overcorrected, and slid into the path of another vehicle.
Hill was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.
POCAHONTAS WOMAN DIES FROM WEEKEND CAR WRECK
A Pocahontas woman has died from injuries she received in a weekend car wreck.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 47 year old Sherry A. Parker’s vehicle was hit head on by a vehicle on Saturday. She was taken to a Memphis hospital, where she later died.
SCOTT CITY AREA MAN CHARGED WITH SEX CRIME
A Scott City area man has been charged with a sex crime in Scott County.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 41 year old Todd Michael Kluesner was arrested Tuesday in connection to allegations of molestation.
Kluesner has been charged with attempted statutory sodomy in the first degree, attempted deviant sexual intercourse with another person under 14 years old; and 3rd degree assault.
JONESBORO POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERY
Jonesboro authorities are investigating a robbery.
According to KAIT, an area woman was reportedly robbed by two men Tuesday evening.
The men approached the woman as she was walking to her car from her work at around 6:15 pm. They shoved her into the car before escaping with her belongings.
No arrests have been made in the case.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SPRING SEMESTER AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE
Registration is now open for the upcoming spring semester at Three Rivers College.
New and returning students can register for classes at the Poplar Bluff campus and the centers in Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett, Malden, Willow Springs, Piedmont, and Cape Girardeau.
Current students, with advisor approval, can also register online through the myTRCC system.
Registration will continue through January 9th, with the semester beginning on January 12th.
RICHARDSON CHOSEN MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER IN MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Following his reelection on Tuesday, Representative Todd Richardson has some new duties in the Missouri House.
Richardson was chosen to serve as the Majority Floor Leader for the 98th General Assembly. Richardson will take over for John Diehl Jr., who was chosen as the next Speaker of the House.
In his new role, Richardson will set the legislative calendar and determine which legislation makes it to the floor for debate and when. The Majority Floor Leader also controls the flow of business on the House floor and is considered the second most powerful position in the Missouri House of Representatives.
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced that applications are being accepted for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
The program offers help paying heating bills through March. Payment amounts can range from $45 to $450, and are based on the household size, income, and type of fuel used for home heating. Payments are generally made directly to the utility company.
An individual may be eligible for the program if they are a U.S. citizen or legally admitted for permanent residence, responsible for paying home heating costs, have an income at or below 135 percent of the poverty level, and have $3,000 or less in bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments.
For more information, visit dss.mo.gov.
MISSOURI GAY MARRIAGE BAN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, ATTORNEY GENERAL APPEALS
Missouri's top prosecutor has appealed a judge's ruling overturning the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Attorney General Chris Koster said in a news release Wednesday that the issue needed to be resolved by the Missouri Supreme Court.
The announcement came after St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said in a written ruling that Missouri's measure recognizing marriage as only between a man and woman violates the due process and equal protection rights of the U.S. Constitution.
The decision mirrored ones handed down recently in numerous other states.