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The Salem Police Department released their reports for January 13th through the 19th involving assaults. On January 13th at 1:04 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to the 200 block of North Hickory in reference to a domestic disturbance. The report revealed a 25-year old Salem male had assaulted a 27-year old Salem female. He was arrested, issued a summons to appear in court and released. Later the same afternoon at 5:15, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to an assault. The report revealed a 35-year old Salem male had assaulted a 34-year old male from Boss. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On January 17th at 11:41 in the evening, an officer was sent to the 700 block of South Jackson in reference to a domestic assault. The report revealed a 27-year old Salem male had assaulted a 29-year old Salem female. He was incarcerated pending the application of a warrant. On January 19th at 7:01 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 300 block of East Second in reference to an assault. The report revealed a 17-year old and two 18-year old Salem males had assaulted a 23-year old male and an 18-year old female both from Salem. All three were issued summons to appear in court and released.

The Salem TCRC will present a Workshop entitled “Choosing a Website Developer” on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The workshop will cover the steps involved in developing a website and will include information on local resources for businesses interested in having a website developed for them versus doing it themselves. City of Salem Economic Development Director Sharon Tubbs says local businesses are often interested in having a website but may not have the time or expertise to develop a website on their own.  This workshop will help those businesses wanting information about the website development process and what local resources are available. The Salem TCRC is located in the Salem Freedom Activity Center at 1200 W. Rolla Road. To register or for additional information, please contact the Salem TCRC at (573) 729-8163. This workshop is co-sponsored by the City of Salem Economic Development Department and there is a charge to attend.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) is once again offering high school sophomores a unique opportunity to experience careers available in the agriculture industry through the Missouri Agribusiness Academy.  This Agribusiness Academy is a tool that students can use in making career decisions and gain a great deal of knowledge about how the agriculture industry works. The Missouri Agribusiness Academy, established in 1988, annually awards academy memberships to 30 Missouri high school sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers. Students are selected through a competitive written application and oral interview process. This year, Academy members will tour Springfield area agribusiness operations in June and will be introduced to leaders in agriculture, government and education.  Members will also be guests at the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. To be eligible for the Academy, students must come from a farming family or be an active 4-H or FFA member. Applications are available from 4-H extension youth specialists, from FFA advisors, or by contacting MDA’s Market Information and Outreach Program at (573) 751-5618.  Applications must be postmarked by February 2, 2007.

The Salem Police Department released their reports for January 12th through the 17th involving traffic violations and warrants. On January 12th at 11:47 in the evening, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation the led to the arrest of a 17-year old male from Eminence for possession of marijuana. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On January 16th at 1:44 in the afternoon, an officer received information of a subject with an active warrant residing in the 1000 block of West Ellis. The 49-year old Salem male was arrested on the active felony warrant from the St. Charles Department of Corrections and was incarcerated pending extradition. Later the same afternoon at 3:05, a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation led to the arrest of a 40-year old Salem male on a fugitive warrant from the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department. He was incarcerated pending extradition. On January 17th at 1:15 in the afternoon, officers while on patrol observed a 37-year old Salem male walking in the 500 block of South Missouri. He was arrested and incarcerated on an active Texas County warrant, pending extradition.

Sports   [TOP]

The Missouri Basketball Tigers take their nine day lay off into the game tonight with the Colorado Buffaloes. Missouri has lost all four of their Big 12 games this year and have dropped to 11 and 6 overall after starting the year, 9-0. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO starting at 8:00 with the pre-game show starting at 7:30.

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers will be at Waynesville tomorrow night to face the Lady Tigers in a non-conference tilt. The JV game will be at 6:00 with the varsity game to follow.

The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers will be off until Friday night when they travel to St. James to face the Tigers staring at 6:00

NBA Scores:

Philadelphia 102, New Orleans/Ok City 96
Dallas 111, Orlando 95
Chicago 94, Atlanta 86
Denver 117, Seattle 112
LA Clippers 116, Milwaukee 96
Phoenix 127, Washington 105

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored twice during a one-on-one shootout drill, giving the Eastern Conference a 15-11 victory over the Western Conference in the NHL SuperSkills competition during All-Star festivities, in advance of Wednesday's midseason contest. New Jersey forward Zach Parise scored twice and had four assists, leading the Eastern Conference to a 9-8 victory in the YoungStars game. The Eastern Conference won the puck control relay, but Columbus' Rick Nash took individual honors for the second time, repeating his performance from 2004. The Western Conference picked up two more goals in the fastest skater competition. Andy McDonald of Anaheim won the event with a time of 14.03 seconds. The East won both phases of the hardest shot event, with Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara taking top honors at 100.4 mph. Atlanta's Marian Hossa and Carolina's Eric Staal tied for top honors in the shooting accuracy competition, with each hitting four targets in five chances, giving the East another point. In the Zone, a team event that featured three offensive players in predetermined positions on the ice against a goaltender, was won by the East.

The NHL All-Star game will be held tonight in Dallas and will be carried on the Versus Network.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Porter Lee Warden of Salem, age 84, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Warden Cemetery in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 42.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 23.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, high of 36.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 23.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 48.
Friday night ..Partly cloudy, low around 30.
Saturday..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for light rain, high of 42.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low around 20.
Sunday..Partly cloudy, high of 28


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