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Coats for Kids is successful again

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

Thursday’s Coats for Kids event was a success! Salvation Army Captain Ronnie Amick tells KZIM-KSIM that the numbers are very similar to the past two years with roughly 3,200 coats counted so far.

Amick says that this event is about much more than just providing coats to children.

Amick says that everyone who worked the event had a great time. He says he looks forward to next year’s event, and to giving back to the community as much as possible.

Dexter police nab two suspects in burglary

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

The Dexter Police Department says two people have been placed into custody Friday stemming from a business burglary.  Police say warrant applications have been applied for and a number of calls and tips came to identifying the accused suspects. The department released photos of someone allegedly caught on camera during a downtown business burglary. One person was captured on surveillance video inside the business.

Gateway Leadership Program is accepting applications

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2015 Gateway to Leadership Program.  The 12 month course is a community program designed to identify and motivate emerging and relocated leaders and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by acquainting them with the opportunities, realities and challenges of the community. Chamber president Steve halter tells KZIM-KSIM that there are a limited number of spots available.

The time commitment is two to three hours per month. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Halter at 573-785-7761.

Cape Girardeau man killed in car accident

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

A Cape Girardeau man was killed in a single-vehicle crash. Cape County Coroner John Clifton says someone came upon the wreck around 6:40 a.m. on Friday. Clifton says 27-year-old Joshua Smith died after he lost control of his SUV on Hwy. 177 near the pet cemetery, and was ejected from the vehicle.

Meth lab busts down in southeast Missouri

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

Numbers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show meth lab busts across the state are down, not because there are less users but rather meth made outside the U.S. is becoming cheaper and easier to get. Many counties are seeing more than a 50 percent decrease in lab busts. Troopers say the SEMO Drug Task Force seized 59 meth labs in 2013. Through August 2014, they have closed 16. A trooper, who asked his identity be concealed, said fewer labs means safer conditions for everyone. He said lab explosions and toxic chemical leaks are common with meth production putting those, including the public, around the lab at risk. Law enforcement officials say Mexican cartels have established stronger shipping routes into Missouri and many other states.

Toys For Tots collection at Cape parade

November 21, 2014 Local No Comments

Toys for Tots

As you make plans to view the Cape Girardeau Parade of Lights next Sunday, the 30th, don’t forget to pick up a new toy for the Toys for Tots.  Marine Corps League Reserve, Coordinator, Ralph Craig says for the third year in a row they will collect the unwrap toys to help kids in four counties. If you are in need this season, he tells KZIM KSIM making your child’s Christmas is a simple application away.

500 toys were collected last year during the parade.  Craig says you can also drop toys off at any of the Toys for Tots bins around the area or call him—573-450-1958—to make a monetary donation.  You can help provide toys for more than 2,000 kids this year.

Bomb Threat Closes 2 Courthouses

November 21, 2014 AP No Comments

Illinois Police are investigating after bomb threats Friday morning closed Courthouses in White and Saline Counties.  White County Sheriff Doug Maier says the call came in to Johnson County 911 around 7:30 a.m. Friday. Maier says the caller mentioned both the White County and Saline County courthouses.  Court proceedings in White County were canceled. The Sheriff adds Route 1 in front of the courthouse was closed to allow the Secretary of State bomb squad to clear the building.  The Saline County Courthouse was also closed to allow crews to inspect the building.  This is the second bomb threat directed at the Saline County Courthouse in just over a week. Johnson County 911 received a similar call last Thursday morning.

Benton Man Headed to Prison for Having Child Porn 

November 21, 2014 AP No Comments

A Benton, Illinois man will spend 30 months in prison for having child pornography.  Michael Hopson was arrested in November 2013 for having multiple images of child porn.  He also persuaded a minor to pose for a picture depicting sex acts.  Prosecutors say Hopson was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County Court. When he is released from prison, Hopson will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

 

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