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Ferguson officer: ‘I know I did my job right’

November 26, 2014 AP No Comments

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn’t have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old’s shooting death.


Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained in his grand jury testimony, released a day earlier after it was decided he wouldn’t be indicted in the death.


Wilson says he felt like it was his duty to chase Brown after a confrontation at his police vehicle. When asked about witness accounts that Brown at one point turned toward Wilson and put his hands up, he responded “that would be incorrect.”


He told Stephanopoulos he has a clean conscience because “I know I did my job right.”

Protesters block highways, bridge in St. Louis

November 26, 2014 AP No Comments

Hundreds of protesters angry about the Ferguson grand jury decision have disrupted traffic for several hours in downtown St. Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to Illinois.


Riot police arrested several demonstrators Tuesday afternoon who sat down in the middle of Interstate 44 near the Edward Jones Dome. They used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.


Protesters briefly blocked traffic on the Martin Luther King Bridge, remaining silent for four-and-a-half minutes to symbolize the length of time Michael Brown’s body remained in the street after he was killed by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson.


Demonstrators also swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis, overturning barricades while chanting, “You didn’t indict. We shall fight.”


Poplar Bluff Schools superintendent resigns   

November 25, 2014 Local No Comments

Already busy with physical changes to the campus, the Poplar Bluff School Board will soon start a search for a new district leader.  Superintendent Chris Hon told the board last week that he would be resigning at the end of his contract.  That won’t be until June 30th, 2016, but Hon tells KZIM KSIM he has been considering it for months.

He says he wants to see the new high school and fourth- to sixth-grade center construction projects, that are nearly ready for bid, through before he leaves. And he may do just that as the projected completion date is August of 2016.  Hon took the position four years ago and has overseen the implementation of the 1 to 1 initiative.

Investigation ends in Drug charges

November 25, 2014 Local No Comments

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports a Sikeston man is in custody on drug charges.  25-year old Matthew Dwight Simms, of 158 County Highway 449, was arrested Monday morning shortly after 1 o’clock on an active grand jury indictment. The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by Deputy Robyn Merideth, who responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 20182 U.S. Highway 61, Sikeston on October 13th. The vehicle was towed and a search warrant issued after drug paraphernalia was seen in the seat. 35 grams of methamphetamine in four individual plastic bags, a bag of marijuana, two pills identified as Xanax, scales, and other paraphernalia was found inside. Further investigation determined that Simms was driving the Corolla when it was abandoned.  Along with the drug charges in the indictment, he is charged with the Class B Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute, and the Class A Misdemeanor of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia because of 17 grams of meth found when he was arrested.  Bond on the Grand Jury Indictment was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. Bond on the new warrant was set at $50,000.00 cash only.



Two suspects nabbed for recent downtown robbery

November 25, 2014 Local No Comments

Statesman Staff Writer


A quick response from both law enforcement and the local community helped lead Dexter Police to the arrest and subsequent charging of two individuals — David Troy Dagley, of Malden; and Daniel Richard, of Bernie — with second-degree burglary.  Dexter Police Detective Capt. Trevor Pulley says around 5:40 Wednesday morning, James Eakes, owner of JC Enterprise, reported that he had accessed his business’ surveillance footage from his home in Jackson, and it showed the front door of the business as open.  Police found the front door shattered, but not completely broken out. Two large televisions had been taken, as well as a Dish Network Tailgate.  Footage of the suspects was released to the public.  The two are being held on $15,000 cash only bonds.



Guthrie pleads guilty to assaulting an officer 

November 25, 2014 Local No Comments

Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh says a Jackson man pled guilty to three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer this week.  48-year old Lawrence Guthrie appeared in court Monday.  The charges are in connection with a June 2012 confrontation with police, in which he fired several shots at officers who were responding to his wife’s 9-1-1 call about domestic abuse.  The Gulf War veteran and former Marine will be sentenced Feb. 17th.


Marion Man Arrested, Other Charges Later Added 

November 25, 2014 State No Comments



A Marion man is behind bars after officers conducting a traffic stop found that he was driving with a revoked license on Saturday.  Energy Police arrested 43-year old Jason Morgan. While officers were taking inventory of the items in the car, officers two 12-gauge shotguns in the trunk. Morgan was charged with possession of firearms by a felon, and felony possession of firearms without a FOID card.  Later that day, Jonesboro Police took a report of a car being stolen along with the two shotguns matching the description of the car that Morgan was driving when he was arrested.  Additional charges of possession of a stolen car and stolen firearms have been forwarded to the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office.


You may have heard… there is a fabulous parade in Cape Girardeau this Sunday!

November 25, 2014 Local No Comments

The annual Parade of lights begins this Sunday at dusk from Capaha Park. Make sure not to park along the route which stretches all the way to Main street and over to Hutson’s Fine Furniture! Old Town Cape’s Project Manager Christa Zickfield tells KZIM KSIM there are always about 100 lighted displays to take in with wall to wall Christmas lights and music!



The theme is Christmas Carols and Candy Canes. Santa will bring up the tail of the festivities with the unofficial kick off to Christmas! Grab some hot chocolate and dress warm. Dusk usually falls around 5pm.  Awards will be given for the Best in the bunch!

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