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MAN FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING FIRE
A man was found dead following a fire earlier this week in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, on Monday, James Stuart Weber was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire on Big Bend Road.
The death is under investigation.
MAN SENTENCED AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO COMPUTER CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
A Bay, Arkansas man has been sentenced to two years in prison on a computer child porn charge.
According to authorities, 55 year old Carl Russell Carter was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by a 72 month suspended imposition of sentence on a charge of computer child pornography.
Carter pleaded guilty to the charge on November 3rd.
JONESBORO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BATTERY AND THREATENING CHARGE
A Jonesboro man is facing almost five years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges.
According to KAIT, 27 year old Jose Juan Marquez recently pled guilty to charges of battery and terroristic threatening. The charges are in connection to an incident where a woman was shot in the stomach.
Marquez was sentenced to five years in prison along with a 10 year suspended imposition of sentence.
SCOTT CITY WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
A Scott City woman was taken into custody early Tuesday morning on multiple warrants.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 41 year old Rose Rhodes was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and warrants out of Cape Girardeau County and Scott City.
Rhodes was arrested at around 2:30 am Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County.
STODDARD COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT PREPARING FOR 29TH ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PROJECT
This year will be the 29th year of the annual Home for the Holiday’s project in Stoddard County.
The project, by the Stoddard County Ambulance District, allows patients who are unable to travel home from nursing facilities, except by ambulance, to be with their families for Thanksgiving.
There will be no charges for either the patients or the family for the service, but it will be limited to patients who cannot get home by any means but an ambulance.
Patients must be in a nursing home in Stoddard County and can only be transported to a residence in the county as well. To make arrangements, or for more information, ask the staff at your nursing home.
DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
A Dunklin County road will be closed today for a pipe replacement.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route MM will be closed from 8 am to 3 pm today for the replacement.
The work zone will be located between County Roads 110 and 102.
JAY NIXON BECOMES VICE CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNORS’ BIOFUELS COALITION
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is in line to serve as a leader of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition.
Nixon's office said Monday that he will become vice chairman of the organization in 2015 and then could become chairman in 2016 when Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's term ends.
The coalition supports fuels such as ethanol made from corn.
The membership of the biofuels coalition includes 33 states, plus the Canadian province of Quebec, the Australian state of Queensland and the countries of Brazil, Mexico, Sweden and Thailand.
Former Missouri Governors Mel Carnahan and Bob Holden also served as chairmen of the biofuels group.
OPEN ENROLMENT BEGINS THIS WEEKEND FOR FEDERAL HEALTHCARE WEBSITE
Some Missouri residents could have more choices but also see higher costs when enrollment begins for health insurance plans offered through a federally run website.
Open enrollment starts Saturday for people wanting to purchase insurance for 2015 through HealthCare.gov, which offers subsidized coverage under the federal health care law.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that some people will have more choices. For example, there will be four insurers selling a total of 42 different plans in the St. Louis area, up from two insurers offering a combined 25 plans this past year.
But some of the monthly premiums also will be higher. For example, the lowest-cost premiums will rise nearly 12 percent for a 27-year-old nonsmoker in St. Louis County.