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Cape County purchases building for Juvenile Dept 

February 27, 2015 Local No Comments

After years of looking for a space big enough to serve all the juvenile needs in Cape Girardeau County, officials have closed on a building.  District 2 Associate Commissioner Charles Herbst tells KZIM KSIM the County purchased 2137 Rust Avenue to consolidate the Juvenile Department employees.

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For more than 20 years the department has been operating out of the two separate spaces.  The new building will also have enough space to facilitate moving juvenile court as well. Funds from jail bond refinance were used for the purchase.  The building should be operational in May 2015.   Associate Circuit Judge Scott Lipke says “As a Judge, I am always concerned about the safety of the individuals who come to Court and maintaining confidentiality in the cases which require it. This new location and consolidation of services under one roof will address both of those concerns.” The 32nd Judicial Circuit jurisdictional area includes Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, and Perry Counties, all of which participate in a cost share to operate the facility and services.

 

 

9 dead in southern MO  

February 27, 2015 Local, News No Comments

Authorities have found nine people dead in six separate crime scenes in two southern Missouri counties.  Highway Patrol spokesman Jeff Kinder said a juvenile girl heard gunshots in her home in the Texas County town of Tyrone and ran to a neighbor’s house to call law enforcement…

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The names of the dead are not being released while family members are still being contacted.  Authorities believe a 36-year-old male, who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle in Shannon County, murdered 6 people and wounded one other. An elderly woman was also found dead but is believed to have died of natural causes.

Gov. Jay Nixon says “This is a horrific tragedy, and our hearts go out to the victims of these senseless acts and their families.  Our Department of Mental Health has also contacted the local community mental health center to ensure that crisis intervention services will be provided to students in the area, and that counseling and other services will continue to be available to citizens in need. I ask all Missourians to join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and loved ones.”

When you have to cook for one – you can still enjoy the food!

February 27, 2015 Local No Comments

One is the loneliest number that you ever knew… especially in the kitchen when a meal for one can be a daunting task! St. Louis Dairy Council Nutrition Educator Laura Morton understands. She asks that you look at it as a good thing. Time to reflect and it IS A LOT FASTER! She tells KZIM KSIM there are a few things to remember…

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Cheese is always a great addition to a meal and it’s usually affordable. If you want some super simple and fast recipes for one person meals go to stlcouncil.org. You will find Burrito bowls, paninis, wraps, pizzas and frittatas!

 

Several questions on April ballot in Scott County

February 27, 2015 Local No Comments

Southeast Missourian

A number of races are coming up in April’s general municipal election in Scott County. One of the largest questions on the ballot asks if the county should impose a countrywide sales tax and do away with the county property tax. The other proposed question, in Morley, is whether Morley should have to partake in a certain election if the race is uncontested. Contested races are in the village of Commerce, for a two-year term on the board of trustees, in which five candidates are running for two positions; Zach Vetter, Marvin S. Nienhaus-Miller, Lois Lee Huck Ramsey, William Bailey and Brock Hanners. In Oran, one candidate is needed for two years in three different wards. In Ward 1, the options are Harold J. Landewee or Craig Friga; for Ward 2, candidates are Melissa Spencer or Danny Forehand; and in Ward 3, the political hopefuls are Jimmy G. Westrich or Brenda Cook. In Scott City, there are two contested races, one for a councilman in Ward 2, between Pat Brazel and Jonathan Rasnic, and for a councilman in Ward 3 between Ron Cummins and Bobby Bollinger II. Election day is April 7.

3-year-old Wyatt Glastetter dies of rare cancer

February 27, 2015 Local No Comments

Southeast Missourian

Wyatt Glastetter lost his battle with cancer Thursday at age 3. In 2012, at 18 months old, he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare disease in which a solid tumor is formed by nerve cells called neuroblasts. Normally, the cells grow and mature into functioning nerve cells. But in neuroblastoma, they become cancer cells instead. A post from the family-run Wyatt’s Warriors Facebook page says “After a long-fought battle, my sweet warrior is home, Heaven is sweeter today.” Nearly 10,000 people follow the young Jackson resident’s page. Supporters raised more than $15,000 on a GoFundMe page to help offset treatment costs. Wyatt’s parents, Ray and Stacy, regularly traveled to St. Louis or farther for their son’s treatments. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, with the funeral to follow Monday.

Cape woman killed in accident Tuesday

February 27, 2015 Local No Comments

Southeast Missourian

A Cape Girardeau woman was fatally injured in a two-car accident Tuesday. The crash happened at 12:25 p.m. near the intersection of Independence Street and Pind Wood Lane in Cape Girardeau. 83-year old Patricia Bollinger was driving west on Independence Street, crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound vehicle head-on. Corporal Darin Hickey of the Cape Girardeau Police Department says Bollinger “suffered a medical condition prior to the crash,” which led to the accident. The passengers in the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s death leaves vacancy

February 27, 2015 AP No Comments

Missouri law says Democratic Governor Jay Nixon will have to appoint a new state auditor after the death of Auditor Tom Schweich.

 

Police say Schweich died Thursday from an apparent suicide.

 

State law says the governor shall immediately appoint a new auditor when a vacancy occurs to fill the office for the rest of the term until a new auditor is elected.

 

Schweich was re-elected to a second four-year term in November and announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in January.

 

A spokesman for Nixon’s office said no one has been appointed and declined to comment further.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

February 27, 2015 Genius Award No Comments

TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .

Christopher Smith, a Florida man who was arrested for prank calling 911 so he could test the response time of emergency responders.

Smith called in a bogus shooting, then realized what a stupid thing he did and hung up as the dispatcher tried to get more information.

Using caller ID, authorities were able to send the responding officer a photo of Smith to quickly identify him.

Not only was Smith arrested for allegedly misusing the 911 system, he also faces a charge of violating his probation for aggravated battery and is being held without bond.

 

OR HOW ABOUT …..

James Antoine, 26, a Tampa man who was arrested for rolling a blunt while driving.

Antoine was pulled over for erratic driving and admitted he wasn’t paying attention to the road because he was trying to roll a hollowed-out cigar.

Cops found marijuana, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine in Antoine’s car.

He was arrested on the spot.

 

 

OKAY, ONE MORE …..

Michael Cramer, 18, a Florida teen who was busted when police saw him counting cash, in plain view, while sitting in his car with a bag of marijuana by his side.

The deputy approached the vehicle and saw the teen, counting money with a baggie of pot next to him.

Cramer said he didn’t even notice the deputy until he tapped on the window.

Cramer then exited the car and told the officer, “I’m in so much trouble. There’s a lot more in the trunk.”

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