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New Madrid Power Worker Employee of the Year

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

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A Sikeston man is being recognized by his peers as the Employ of the Year for the Associated Electric Cooperative.  Corporate Communications Manager, Laurie Duff tells KZIM KSIM New Madrid Power Plant maintenance planner,Walter Hyde received the Excel award in the Technical Field.

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She says he even joked during his acceptance speech about having to watch a how-to video so he could wear a tie. He was among 13 employees honored on 24th at the 21st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony at its Springfield headquarters.

 

Cape Wins 2015 Great American Main Street Award

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

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The National Main Street Center is honoring Cape Girardeau with a 2015 Great American Main Street Award®. National Main Street Center President and CEO, Patrice Frey tells KZIM KSIM Old Town Cape, Inc. was recognized this/Monday afternoon at the 2015 National Main Streets Conference for several reasons.

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The other two 2015 GAMSA winners are Montclair Center, New Jersey and Rawlins, Wyoming. Criteria for winning include: strength of the Main Street in creating an exciting place to live, work, play and visit; commitment to historic preservation; implementation of model partnerships, and demonstrated success of the Main Street Four-Point Approach.®  To learn about previous GAMSA winners, visit http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/awards/gamsa/past-winners.html.

 

Former Centreville Firefighter Sentenced 

March 30, 2015 State No Comments

A former firefighter for the Church Road Fire Protection District in Centreville, Illinois, will serve 37 months in prison for illegally possession a gun.  United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen Wigginton says 45-year old Derrick Henry, of Alorton, was sentenced last week in United States District Court in East St. Louis.  He will also have to serve 3 years of supervised release, pay a $500 fine, and pay a $100 special assessment.  Henry pled guilty to possessing firearms while he was serving a state sentence of intensive probation resulting from a domestic violence conviction. Court documents revealed that on March 7, 2014, the St. Clair County Probation Department conducted a compliance check and found five long guns leaning against the corner of the wall of a locked bedroom. Four of the weapons were unloaded, but one of the .22 caliber rifles was loaded with a magazine and had a live round in the chamber. Additional ammunition was found inside of the home. The key to the door was found inside of Henry’s pants pocket.

Home Damaged in Sunday Morning Fire   

March 30, 2015 AP No Comments

An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in Carbondale Sunday.  Fire crews were called to 703 West Walnut Street around 8 a.m.  A passerby reported smoke coming from the home.  When fire crews got on scene, flames were coming out of the building.  The family wasn’t home at the time. A person inside the attached duplex was also able to get out safely.  Assistant Fire Chief Steve McBride said they had the main fire extinguished within about twelve minutes. They did have to tear down parts of the ceiling to make sure it was completely put out.  The Carbondale Police and Fire Investigation Division is now looking for what caused the fire.

Local union ratifies contract with Honeywell 

March 30, 2015 AP No Comments

United Steelworkers Local 7-669 has approved a new contract with Honeywell in Metropolis, Illinois.  Honeywell spokesperson Peter Dalpe says the union voted to ratify the three-year contract on Friday.  The contract includes a 2% wage increase each year of the contract and a healthcare plan.  Honeywell also says the contract gives them flexibility to use contractors for maintenance work at the plant.  Employees will be returning to work over the next two months. The plant is currently in a maintenance shutdown with production expected to resume on April 1st.

Two arrested for Business Burglaries

March 30, 2015 State No Comments

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Carbondale Police say two people are behind bars in connection to several burglaries.  Through the investigation of several business burglaries in 1700 block of West Main Street that began in December 2014, the Carbondale Police are charging both 40-year old William Ticer and 24-year old Marsha Nicholson with three counts of commercial burglary.  The burglaries occurred at a business in the 1700 block of West Main Street between December 1st of 2014 and March 19th of 2015.  The pair is incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is continuing.

Jackson Police arrest 2 for theft  

March 30, 2015 Local No Comments

Two people are facing charges after a vehicle burglary in Jackson this/Monday morning.   Jackson Police were investigating the report of an individual that had allegedly broken into a motor vehicle. Officers immediately began searching the area and found 22-year old Blaze Stephens of Cape Girardeau and 18-year old Harper Johnson of Cape Girardeau.  They had several items stolen from the vehicle. Both suspects were charged with the Class C Felony of stealing a controlled substance and the Class C felony of possession of a controlled substance. She was also charged with the Class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $20,000. Her bond was set at $10,000

Amber Alert: Hannah Kennish

March 30, 2015 State No Comments

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UPDATE 3/30 4:45 pm:

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl from Montrose, Mo., has been located and is safe.  13-year old Hannah Sue Kennish was found outside Albuquerque, N.M., according to Henry County authorities.  In a briefing Monday afternoon, authorities said they discovered Hannah and the suspect, Raymond Vallia, 55, had communicated on social media, beginning about four months ago. Investigators discovered in her social media accounts that Hannah’s meeting with Vallia on Sunday was likely a planned event.  Authorities believe Vallia traveled from Texas to Missouri to meet Hannah.  When asked if Hannah knew the man’s age, Major Hills said initially she probably did not initially.  Hannah disappeared from her Montrose, Missouri, home sometime between 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say that the back door to the house was found open by the teen’s mother, and a search of the area came up empty. Montrose is about 80 miles southeast of Kansas City, between Butler and Clinton. (Scroll down page for map.) About 400 people live in Montrose.  The FBI is with Vallia in New Mexico. Henry County prosecutor planned to seek criminal charges of child abduction or kidnapping.

 

Original 3/30 2:00pm:

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Amber Alert that occurred between 3:00 AM and 8:00 AM on March 29, 2015. Abducted was Hannah Sue Kennish, a white, female age 13. The suspect vehicle is a black, 2013, Ford F150 four door truck bearing Texas registration C,G,L,8,9,8,1. The suspect is Raymond C. Vallia, white, male, age 55, 5 feet 9 inches, 230-250 pounds, grayish brown hair and brown eyes. The victim is Hannah Sue Kennish, a white, female, age 13, 5 feet 2 inches 130-140 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a pink colored short sleeve shirt and pink capri pants. Anyone with any information dial 9 1 1 or call the Henry County Sheriffs Office at 660-525-1544.

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