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ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
An Illinois man is dead after being injured in a single vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 40 year old Damon Gregory, of Marissa, Illinois, was driving on Interstate 55 when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned.
Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene.
ORAN MAN CHARGED WITH STEALING
A Southeast Missouri man is facing a stealing charge for allegedly stealing from an Oran business.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 34 year old Kevin Kielhofner, of Oran, entered a business on March 8th to cash a $200 check.
After Keilhofner was given the money, the associate noticed that the check was not signed. The associate gave the check back to Kielhofner and informed him he needed to sign it.
The associate turned around to get an item and when she turned back around, Kielhofner was walking out the door and the check was not on the counter.
Keilhofner was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor charge of stealing.
SIKESTON WOMAN REPORTEDLY FOUND WITH MULTIPLE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
A Sikeston woman is facing multiple felony charges following her arrest Friday afternoon in Mississippi County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 32 year old Christina Haddock was taken into custody at 12:45 pm Friday. Haddock was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and distribution of a controlled substance.
Haddock was also charged with possession of a controlled substance for oxycotin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, xanax, and endocet.
CHAFFEE MAN FACING METH RELATED CHARGE
A Chaffee man is facing a meth possession charge out of Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 20 year old Jared Roth was arrested Sunday morning.
Roth was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING CAR FIRE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities are investigating a weekend car fire in Jonesboro.
According to KAIT, a woman reported that she woke up Sunday morning and found that her car was burned.
She told police that she believed that a family member that she had been arguing with could have started the fire.
ALMOST $400,000 RAISED DURING WEEKEND TELETHON FOR KENNY ROGERS CHILDREN’S CENTER
Almost $400,000 was raised over the weekend during the 2015 Kenny Rogers Children’s Center Telethon.
The two day event in Sikeston raised $379,232. The telethon included multiple events such as a blood drive, 5k run, and a silent auction.
The Kenny Rogers Children’s Center provides a wide array of developmental and therapeutic services to children with all types of special needs and developmental delays including prematurity, cerebral palsy, and down syndrome.
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION TO BE HELD TODAY AS PART OF POPLAR BLUFF POLICE ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT
A public information session is scheduled for today as a part of the accreditation assessment for the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
The session will be conducted in the community room on the bottom floor of the Poplar Bluff Public Library at 5:30 pm.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Incorporated recently arrived to examine all aspects of the Poplar Bluff Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Appearances at the public information session are limited to ten minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
You can also provide comments to the assessment team by calling (537) 686-8622 today between 1 pm and 3 pm.
AREA STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL COMPETITION
A Three Rivers College Student has qualified for a national competition due to her performance at a recent state competition.
Jessica Sedrick, a Three Rivers student from Piedmont, has advanced to the Collegiate DECA national competition after qualifying with a fifth-place finish at the DECA State Career Development Conference in Jefferson City.
Sedrick, who is a sophomore in the business management program at Three Rivers, will compete in the hotel and lodging management category.
DECA is a national organization that helps high school and college students across the country prepare for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management through professional development, education, and networking opportunities.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG DATABASE BILLS ADD SECURITY PROTECTIONS
(AP) - Two bills sponsored by Republican lawmakers address privacy concerns in an attempt to pass a long-unsuccessful proposal for a prescription drug database.
Missouri is the only state without a database, which allows doctors and pharmacists to track possible so-called doctor shopping. The practice involves obtaining prescriptions from multiple doctors and then selling the pills or feeding a personal addiction.
Some lawmakers are wary of another government database with personal information, but both bills have safeguards so that the database is state-controlled and confidential.
That gained the backing of Republican Senator Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph, who previously filibustered similar bills. His support could signal a higher likelihood for the bill to pass.
MUSIC THERAPISTS SEEK STATE RECOGNITION, FUNDING FOR KIDS
(AP) - Missouri lawmakers are pushing for music therapists to obtain state certification and access to funding through a program for infants born with developmental delays.
Music therapy uses music to help individuals reach therapeutic goals in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional areas.
Cape Girardeau Republican Representative Kathy Swan says she wants to find a way to help young children get access to a service that's shown clinical results. She and a state senator are sponsoring bills, but neither have received a hearing yet.
Johnna Carrender is the caretaker and step-grandmother of a 7-year old with shaken baby syndrome. She pays out-of-pocket for music therapy because she says it's a way to help him tap into his abilities and bring joy to his life.