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$11K stolen from church daycare  

October 31, 2014 AP No Comments

Police say a southern Illinois woman is facing forgery and theft charges and accused of taking thousands from a church daycare.  In August, Carbondale Police initiated an investigation into a forgery and theft complaint at the First Presbyterian Church Day Care on University Ave. 42-year old Tina Wright , of Murphysboro, allegedly forged documents and stole money while she was employed.  It is reported to have happened between March 2013 and May of 2014 and involved more than $11,000.  A Jackson County warrant charging Wright with forgery and theft was issued and included a $100,000 bond.  Wright turned herself in to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 22 and posted the bond.  The investigation into this incident is continuing.

School: Female band members were secretly filmed

October 31, 2014 AP No Comments

A southwest Missouri police chief is asking that charges be filed against three teenage boys who allegedly secretly filmed female high school band members while they were dressing.   Fair Grove Police Chief Adam Mallory says he wants prosecutors to file felony invasion of privacy charges against a 17-year-old and two 16-year-old male students at Fair Grove High School.  The Springfield News-Leader reports up to 10 female students were filmed by a concealed cell phone while changing for band practice.  Mallory says some of the pictures were shared with other male students but none were placed on the Internet.  School officials called police after being alerted by a student. Superintendent John Link says eight students were suspended and some will not be able to participate in school activities.

Murphysboro man arrested after liquor store theft

October 31, 2014 AP No Comments

Police in Murphysboro, Illinois, arrested a man Thursday after a liquor store theft.  Murphysboro Police Department report 59-year-old Napoleon Hughes of Murphysboro took items from the RollnUp smoke shop and liquor store on West Walnut Street and left without paying. After responding to the store, officers tracked Hughes down and arrested him.  He is charged with retail theft, a felony and was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he will be held pending a court appearance.

Paducah Man Arrested for Firing Shots

October 31, 2014 AP No Comments

A Paducah man was arrested Thursday for causing a disturbance with a gun.  Paducah Police say around 1:45 P.M. Wednesday, officers answered a call to the area of North 28th and Trimble streets for a disturbance involving a gun. Officers determined that 27-year-old Dominic Lee of Paducah had attempted to start a fight with Eric McKinney and his brothers.  McKinney told police that Lee pulled a gun, pointed it at him, then got into a car and fired several shots.  There were a number of people in the area at the time.  Lee was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, menacing and 1st degree wanton endangerment.  He was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Carbondale Man Sentenced For Home Invasion

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments


An Illinois man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a home invasion.  Carbondale Police say 31-year-old Richard Nelson of Carbondale intended to rob a man of drugs and money on March 15.  They found the victim bloody and unconscious, and he didn’t leave the hospital for a month after the incident.  Two co-defendants in the case, Marquis Sutton and Ariel Mix, have already been convicted for their roles. They will be sentenced Friday.


Two arrested for April murder  

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments

Demarcus Owens Rontavious Clark

Two Charleston residents are being charged with an April murder in the city.  Thursday evening, Charleston Department of Public Safety Officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers arrested 23-year old Demarcus Owens and 17-year old Rontavious Clark for the murder of Anthony Fisher.  Fisher was found shot April 18th on North Elm Street near Mark Twain Park.  He was taken to an area hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.  Owens is charged with 1st degree Murder, 1st degree Robbery, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. There is no bond on his warrant.  Clark is charged with Hindering Prosecution and has a $100,000 cash only bond.

Road Work in Southeast Missouri

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments

Route AA in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.  This section of roadway is located between Oak Street and West Daisy Street.  Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Route AA in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.  This section of roadway is located between County Road 422 and County Road 266.  Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Eastbound Route 60 in Wright and Texas County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.  This section of roadway is located from Route 95 to Route MM.  Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday, Nov. 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

VA Center To Hold A Town Hall Meeting Next Week

October 31, 2014 Local No Comments


The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff will be holding a town hall meeting next week to offer information about services the center provides.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 6th, at the Holiday Inn beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting is expected to last about an hour.  Medical Center staff will be on hand to provide information about VA programs such as home health assistance and educational benefits.  In addition, Veterans not currently receiving VA healthcare will be able to enroll for services.

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