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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving thefts, assault and counterfeiting. On January 13th
at 11:36 in the morning, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed person(s) unknown took a 48-foot refrigerated box trailer loaded with 2,722 cases of food from the truck parking on Babb Lane. The trailer is valued $70,000.00 and the contents $27,000.00. At 9:30 that evening, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to an assault. The report revealed that a 58 year-old Salem female had assaulted a 72 year-old Salem male. She was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On January 14th
at 10:15 in the morning, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed person(s) unknown took a Motorola cell phone from a student at the Salem Jr. High School. The phone is valued $250.00. At 4:28 that afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The report revealed person(s) unknown took a checkbook and $643.00 cash from a vehicle parked in the lot of the Community Action Center. On January 15th
at 11:00 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the Bank of Salem in reference to a counterfeit 50-dollar bill. The report revealed a teller had located a counterfeit 50-dollar bill. Anyone with information pertaining to any of the above reports is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.
Due to possible bad weather today, Claire McCaskill’s “Kitchen Table Talk” meeting scheduled at My Place Restaurant with her staff has been rescheduled, for Thursday, February 7th from 9:30 to 11:00 am.
Missouri residents in the 8th Congressional District are to be on the lookout for scam artists offering to help citizens obtain tax refunds or rebates by e-mail. The message, which uses Internal Revenue Service (IRS) logos and looks legitimate, directs recipients to a website where they are asked for their Social Security and bank account or ATM numbers. The IRS would never ask for this information by e-mail. IF the IRS needs to notify you of a refund, they will never do so by telephone or e-mail. This scam, according to the IRS, purports to deposit a refund in a bank account or credit it to a charge card, but the criminals actually do the opposite by making withdrawals or charging purchases. Identity theft is a very serious problem that can cause financial damage and ruin your credit. These people often prey on people who are unfamiliar with the Internet or e-mail. Suspicious e-mail can be reported to the IRS by forwarding it to email@example.com, where the IRS will investigate it.
AARP Tax Counselors will be available to prepare Federal and State Tax Returns, including the Property Tax Credit, for Senior Citizens with low to moderate incomes. This will occur at the Salem TCRC at 1200 West Rolla Road in the Salem Freedom Activity Center and will begin on Friday. Counselors will be taking appointments from 9:00 AM to noon, and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please call 729-8422 to make your appointment or for more information.
The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers game with Mountain Grove tonight has been postponed and will be played on Tuesday, February 5th at Mountain Grove.
Aleks Maric scored 13 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Missouri Tigers, 66-62, in Big 12 Conference action at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers (12-9, 2-4), who had just eight players available for the night, were paced by DeMarre Carroll with 15 points and 12 rebounds, J.T. Tiller 14 points and eight boards, while Vaidotas Volkus and Matt Lawrence contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively. Missouri head coach Mike Anderson was forced to suspend several players indefinitely on Tuesday for a violation of team rules. Sitting out the game tonight were Jason Horton, Marshall Brown, Darryl Butterfield and Leo Lyons, plus Stefhon Hannah is out with a broken jaw.
The Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration with utility player Esteban German by agreeing to a one-year contract. In 121 games last season, German batted .264 with four home runs and 37 RBI while playing at third base, second base, shortstop and the outfield for Kansas City. The signing leaves outfielder Mark Teahen and pitcher Zack Greinke as the remaining arbitration-eligible players for the Royals.
The St. Louis Rams hired Al Saunders to be their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Saunders signed a three-year deal to replace the departed Greg Olson, who took the quarterbacks coach job in Tampa Bay after being reassigned by the Rams. Saunders was dismissed by the Washington Redskins on Saturday after two seasons as that team's associate head coach/offense. This will be Saunders' second stint in the Gateway City. He spent 1999 and 2000 in St. Louis as the recievers coach under both Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz.
Funeral services for Martha E. Treece of Rolla, age 88, will be today at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Sharp Cemetery in Maries County.
Funeral services for Robert “Bob” McQuillan of St. Louis, age 60,will be held today at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Carl B. De Priest of Cuba, age 85, will be tonight at 7:30 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be Friday morning at 11:00 at the Eternal Peace Cemetery in Wentzville with Military Honors.
Funeral services for John W. Bates of Edgar Springs, age 89, will be Friday afternoon at 12:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Interment will be in the Edgar Springs Cemetery.
Funeral services for Charles R. Elliott of Rolla, age 64, will be Friday at 3:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Melva Buchan of Steelville, age 89, will be Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Edwin Adams of St. James, age 84, will be Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Funeral services for Violet Ruth Herndon of Montauk, age 85, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will also be Saturday at 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Miner Cemetery.
Funeral Services for William (Willie) Wiley, of Rolla, age 53, will be held Monday at 12:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery.