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Sikeston man charged with endangerment   

October 24, 2014 Local No Comments

 

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Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reports a Sikeston man is being charged with child endangerment. 38-year old Dewey Wesley Davidson II, of 104 Jamie Lynn Road, was arrested Thursday and released this/Friday afternoon on a Criminal Case Summons.  Deputy Danny Finley responded to assist the Missouri Division of Family Services, which was following up on a reported allegation of child abuse.  Deputy Finley observed a bruise on the juvenile as reported.  Davidson stated that he did not strike the juvenile, and would not speak with the Deputy without an attorney.  The court issued the summons with a scheduled appearance November 19th in the Associate Circuit Court Division.

 

Sentence in sexual assault of children    

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An 18-year-old Troy man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two children.  Chance Michael Hannick, of the 100 block of Highland Drive, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of first-degree statutory rape.  The sheriff’s department said Hannick admitted to sexually assaulting the victims, ages 5 and 7, in his home.  He was 16 at the time of the charges, but he was certified as an adult in the case.  Hannick’s sentence was handed down by Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd.

Online fight leads bar owner to seek police’s help 

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The owner of a bar that requires its female employees to wear shorts and bikini tops asked Springfield police for help after he says he received many harassing phone calls and threats to burn down his business. Police say they are unlikely to help because Chris Dunn, the owner of Squeeze Play Sports Bar, has no record of the calls.  The Springfield News-Leader reports the business opened last month in downtown Springfield.  A negative Facebook review about how workers dressed and the bar’s response defending their attire started a dispute online.  Erin Booher Wheaton, who posted the review, told the newspaper that she wrote a vague status on Facebook about being displeased with the bar’s response.  It led to more people writing more negative reviews on the bar’s Facebook page.

Charleston DPS investigating shooting

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The Charleston Department of Public Safety is trying to determine if a Thursday night shooting is connected to one four days earlier.  Officers responded to several calls of shots fired in the 200 block of North Elm Street around 8:30 p.m.  Director Robert Hearnes says officers later found 23-year old DeMarcus Owens, of Charleston, in the 200 block of North Heggie Street with an apparent gunshot wound.  He was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition.  Officers are investigating all angles, including any connection to the Sunday, October 19th, shooting. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact DPS at (573) 683-3737.

 

News at 5 o’clock 10/24/14 part 2

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New executive director hired by Bonne Terre chamber

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The Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that they have filled the executive director position formerly held by Dana Plunkett. The Board of Directors says Ron Allen accepted the position of executive director.  President Julie Pratte says he has an extensive business background including in accounting, web designing, IT training, property manager, and customer service.  He has been an officer on the Board of Realtors a number of times and has also held offices on the Rotary board and is a charter member of Friend of the Family mentoring program.  Allen is excited about his new position and he says the investors are getting more than their money’s worth as chamber members since the organization has many things to offer them.

News at 5 o’clock 10/24/14 part 1

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$1.5 Million Grant To SIU For Increased Safety Measures

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Illinois is investing $1.5 million into SIU for improved lighting along campus walkways.  Governor Pat Quinn made the announcement on campus Thursday. He says the state will provide 400 new LED lights around campus in order to increase safety and peace of mind.  SIU has been working on the project for a few years, spending $1 million before money ran out. When the university raised another $500,000, the state matched with a $1.5 million dollar grant.

 

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