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Your World Today - Monday, January 14, 2013

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Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner says that a Millstadt, Illinois father and his two children have died after they reportedly got lost on the Ozark Trail in Reynolds County near Sutton's Bluff on Saturday. According to the report, 36-year old David Decareaux went on a hike with his sons, 8-year old Grant and 10-year old Dominic Saturday morning from the Brushy Creek Lodge on the trail toward Sutton's Bluff when temperatures were near 60. Dresssed for the warmer conditions, the Decareaux family apparantly took a wrong turn when it started raining and temperatures began to drop quickly. Deputies began searching for the group Saturday night, but high water and bad weather forced them to stop until Sunday morning. When the search resumed, the father was found dead and both boys were still alive, but barely. They were given CPR and were taken to the hospital in Ellington where they died Sunday afternoon.

On Thursday, January 10th at 9:00 pm officers of the Salem Police Department with the assistance of the Dent County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol served a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of East Third Street in Salem. Results of the warrant led to the arrest of a December 19, 2012 Shannon County escapee, John Bressler, who was taken into custody without incident. Bressler was transported by Dent County Deputies and then released to the custody of Shannon County Deputies. 

The Salem Police Department has released their reports. On Monday, December 31st at 2:50 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the 600 block of East Tenth in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The investigation revealed that someone entered a white 2003 Ford van and took tools valued at $1,992. Later that afternoon at 3:28, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of East Third in reference to stealing utilities. That investigation revealed that a 32-year old Salem female had an illegal hookup supplying electric to her residence. She was issued a summons to appear in court and released. A little later that afternoon at 3:40, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a burglary. The investigation revealed that someone entered a residence in the 900 block of South Warfel by force and took $180 in cash. On Tuesday, January 1st at 9:19 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of East Center in reference to a burglary. The investigation revealed that someone entered an outbuilding by force.  At this time it is believed that nothing was taken. Later that evening at 5:57, an officer was dispatched to Dollar General in reference to a shoplifter. That investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year old Salem female for stealing $6.15 in merchandise. She was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Wednesday, January 2nd at 11:37 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation led to the arrest of a 25-year old Rolla male for stealing merchandise valued at $76.80. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Thursday, January 3rd at 1:14 in the early morning, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of East Monday in reference to an intoxicated person laying in the yard. Upon the officer’s arrival, the 55-year old Salem male became combative and opened a knife threatening officers. He was placed under arrest for 2nd degree assault on an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. He was then incarcerated pending application for warrants. On Thursday, January 3rd at 10:44 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year old Salem male for stealing merchandise valued at $98. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. Later that morning at 11:18, an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. That investigation revealed that a 27-year old Kahoka male stole merchandise valued at $500 by putting it outside the building. He fled the scene as an officer arrived. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have any info regarding the theft or burglaries, which are still under investigation.

Sports [TOP]

Three Salem Tigers scored in double figures as the Salem Boys Basketball Tigers won their second straight game defeating the Mountain Grove Panthers by the score of 61 to 36 Friday night at the SHS gym. Cody Whitaker led all scorers with 15 points followed by Chad Elliott with 14 points and Jake Arzt added 13 points. Salem is now 5-7 on the season and 1-0 in the SCA as they will play Hillsboro Tuesday night in the first round of the St. James Tournament starting at 6:00. Salem is seeded 6th in the tournament.

The Missouri Tigers only scored 22 points in the first half as they lost to Ole Miss Saturday night, 64-49. Jabari Brown gave 13 points with seven rebounds and Keion Bell added 11 points and seven boards for the Tigers (12-3, 1-1), who had won two straight coming into the game. The Tigers didn't have leading scorer Laurence Bowers available, who is out with a sprained right knee he suffered Tuesday against Alabama. Missouri will host Georgia Wednesday.

Don’t miss your chance to meet, greet and get autographs as the 2013 St. Louis Cardinal Caravan will be in Rolla Saturday, January 19th at the Rolla High School Gymnasium beginning at 6:00 pm. Cardinal players scheduled to appear are Shelby Miller, Oscar Taveras, and Seth Maness. Cardinal Alumni will include; John Mabry, Cal Eldred and Alan Benes as well as emcee Al Hrabosky (The Mad Hungarian).

The final hurdle towards beginning the 2012-13 National Hockey League season was cleared on Saturday afternoon, when the players' union announced it had overwhelmingly approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. 98 percent of players signed the measure. Training camps have begun and the league revealed a 48-game slate that starts on Saturday. The new accord will last for 10 years, with an opt-out clause after eight.

The St. Louis Blues will open up their regular season on Saturday at the Scottrade Center against the Detroit Red Wings starting at 7:00.

The Kansas City Chiefs have hired John Dorsey as their new general manager. Dorsey, the longtime director of college scouting for the Green Bay Packers, becomes the sixth GM in franchise history. Dorsey, who is his 22nd year in NFL player personnel, was promoted to Green Bay's director of football operations last year.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Byrtle G. Davis of Salem, age 92, will be this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Greeley Cemetery in Bunker. Memorials may be made to the Greeley Cemetery and the American Alzheimer's Association.

Funeral services for Terry L. Wiggins of St. James, age 60, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be held from 9:00 Tuesday morning until service time. Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran’s cemetery in St. James. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Graveside services for James Joseph (Jimmy) Madison of Salem, age 47, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Dutch Chapel Cemetery in Wright County. Memorials may be made to the Dutch Chapel Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for William “Bill” Turnbough, SR. of Steelville, age 79, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the First Baptist Church in Cherryville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 9:00 at the church. Interment will be in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Sunny, high of 31 with wind chill as low as 6.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 13.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, high of 35 with wind chill as low as 6.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 18.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 43.
Wednesday night..Mostly clear, low of 27.

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