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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released reports. On Wednesday, March 26th at about 5:21 pm, Larime Chad Callaway was arrested on a fugitive warrant for Driving While Intoxicated out of Midland, Texas. Callaway has waived extradition and is awaiting transport arrangement from Texas authorities. At 9:50 that same night, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Route P for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a 21-year old female of Salem was a victim of an assault. As a result of the investigation, 22-year old Joshua Coffman of Salem was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree. Coffman is currently being held in the Dent County Jail on a $7,000 cash only bond. 

The Salem Police Department has released more of their reports. On Saturday, March 15th at 11:59 in the evening, an officer made contact with a 32-year old Salem male near Highway 19 and Tenth who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody on the warrant and incarcerated pending a court appearance. On Tuesday, March 18th at 4:17 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation revealed that a male suspect took merchandise valued at $161 and fled the store. His identity was revealed but he has not been located after running into the wooded area near Walmart. At 5:50 that evening, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 500 block of North Henderson in reference to a burglary. The investigation revealed that someone entered the garage of a residence by force and took a craftsman air compressor valued at $350. Later that night at 9:36, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 1400 block of South Washington in reference to a peace disturbance of loud music. That investigation led to a search of the residence, which revealed a "shake and bake" meth lab.  This led to the arrest of a 35-year old Salem male for possession and manufacturing meth. He was incarcerated pending an application for warrants. On Wednesday, March 10th at 11:08 at night, an officer made contact with a 21-year old Salem male in the 500 block of East Roosevelt who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody and incarcerated pending a court appearance. On Thursday, March 20th at 2:00 in the early morning, an officer made contact with a 23-year old Salem female at the station. She had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem was taken into custody. She was then released with a date to appear in court after posting bond. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have any information regarding the theft or burglary reports, which are still under investigation.

Winter weather and snow plowing, along with general wear and tear, take their toll on the stripes that outline state highways. With spring here and warmer temperatures on the way, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin putting fresh stripes on major mid- Missouri routes starting today. MoDOT crews will work 10 hours a day, Monday through Saturday, for the next few months to lay down the yellow and white stripes. Striping operations are considered work zones, just like any other maintenance or construction project, only they're mobile. During striping season, motorists can expect to encounter slow-moving lines of trucks with flashing lights, boards with flashing arrows and signs that say "Wet Paint. On two-lane highways, MoDOT crews will pull out of the way when they can and where it is safe to do so to let any congestion clear. On four-lane highways, motorists can pull around the striping train by carefully merging into the open lane. A few driving tips to keep in mind when coming upon a striping convoy: Stay behind the last truck in the striping train.  The last truck is placed well behind the striping truck.  This will give the new paint the few minutes it needs to dry and keep you from tracking fresh paint across the lanes and damaging the new stripes. It also will prevent paint from getting onto your vehicle. If you drive through wet paint, which is water-based, clean your car as quickly as possible with a high-powered water hose such as those used in car washes. For more information about roadway striping or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).

An accident occurred at 4:21 Sunday afternoon in Reynolds County on Route O about a mile and half west of Redford. According to the highway patrol report, 60-year old Jerry Williams of Ellington was driving a Polaris Ranger UTV west when he attempted to turn and was struck by a 2010 Harley ridden west by 50-year old Jack R. Vaughn of Salem. Vaughn suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Barnes Jewish in St. Louis. The Harley was totaled and removed from the scene by Hill’s Metals and Motors. The Polaris sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene of the accident.

The Salem Upper Elementary will host a technology parent meeting with no children allowed on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:30 pm. This meeting is for R-80, R-4, R-2, and 4-H parents. Mrs. Schiffman from the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit and Wayne Becker from the Dent County Sheriff’s Office will present technology safety to the parents, regarding their children and safety on the Internet.

Sports [TOP]

Last Thursday night, the Mountain Grove Panthers shutout the Salem Tigers by the score of 10-0 in the final game of the Houston Tournament. Salem was outscored 38-5 in the three games in the tournament and are 0-3 on the year. They will be in Licking Tuesday to face the Wildcats in non-conference play starting at 4:30. That game can be heard on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.

The City of Salem Spring Youth Soccer Program is just around the corner. This league is for all boys and girls that are currently age 4-12 years old. The final sign-ups will be held Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the front lobby of the Community Center @ the Armory. The cost is $20 per child and for more information contact City of Salem Parks & Recreation Director, Greg Nash at 729-6290.

Colton Sceviour recorded his first career two-goal effort, while both Jordie Benn and Shawn Horcoff added two assists, as Dallas doubled up St. Louis, 4-2, at Scottrade Center on Saturday. Alex Steen tallied both goals and Kevin Shattenkirk posted two assists for the Blues, who saw their three-game win streak come to an end. St. Louis remains three points behind Boston in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. The Blues will host Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be in Cincinnati today to open up the 2014 season against the NL Central rival Reds. The Cards will be without pitchers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte as well as infielder Mark Ellis, as the club announced they would start the season on the 15 day DL. Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for St. Louis to face Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting at 2:35.

The Kansas City Royals will be in Detroit this afternoon to face the Tigers in their season opener. First pitch is set for 12:08.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Lela Mae Jacobs of Salem, age 77, will be held today at noon at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Black River Baptist Church Cemetery at 3:00. Memorials may be made to the SMDH Auxiliary.

Memorial services for Paula Rae Borg of Salem, age 67, will be held at a later date at the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois. Arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers, high of 72.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, low of 39.
Tuesday.. Mostly sunny, high of 63.
Tuesday night..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, low of 50.
Wednesday..Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, high of 70.
Wednesday night..Cloudy with an 80% chance of showers, low of 56.

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