An accident happened Monday night at about 8:00 in Dent County on Highway 32 about three miles east of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 2001 Peterbuilt driven westbound by 36-year old Larry McDaniel of Fredericktown, crossed over the centerline and struck a 2009 Kia Optima driven eastbound by 15-year old Erin N. Tune of Salem. Tune and a passenger in the Kia, 42-year old Sherry L. Tune of Salem, suffered minor injuries and were taken by a private vehicle to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat restraint. The Peterbuilt sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem. The Kia Optima was totaled and also was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.
Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced that troopers using the Patrol’s helicopter equipped with a short haul rescue line rescued two turkey hunters who became stranded last week by rising floodwaters in Texas County. On Thursday, April 18th at 2:59 in the afternoon, Troop G Headquarters received a telephone call from an individual reporting two turkey hunters trapped by floodwaters near Boiling Springs, south of Licking. The caller stated that one of the men was confined to a wheelchair and the two men were unable to escape from a field due to rising water. A trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and firefighters from the Licking Fire Department responded to the scene, and after assessing the situation, determined because of the extremely inaccessible location, that rescue by air would be the best course of action. A Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter was dispatched from the Patrol’s general headquarters in Jefferson City, and a short haul rescue of the two men was completed at 5:23 pm. The men were identified as 54-year old Keith Duckworth, and 53-year old Wayne Arling, both of St. Louis. Duckworth was transported to a St. Louis area hospital for evaluation and treatment related to exposure. This type of rescue requires a helicopter with lift capabilities and a pilot with precision skills. The Patrol’s rescue program is FAA certified and allows the Patrol to provide a capability that few law enforcement agencies in the Midwest possess.
The Salem Police Department released their reports. On Thursday, April 11th at 9:17 in the evening, an officer made contact with a 31-year old male of Salem who had an active felony arrest warrant from the State of Missouri. The suspect was taken into custody on the warrant, for possession of drug paraphernalia and amphetamine manufacture. He was incarcerated on the state warrant and the pending application for other warrants. On Friday, April 12th at 10:13 in the morning, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 100 block of East Third in reference to a two-year old that had taken some kind of adult medication. The investigation of the report led to the two-year old victim being transported to Salem Memorial Hospital for treatment. At 12:04 that afternoon, an officer was contacted at the Salem Police Department in reference to a forgery. That investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown stole a check, forged it in the amount of $250.00, and cashed it at Country Mart. At 12:44 that afternoon, an officer was sent to a residence in the 800 block of East Third in reference to a disturbance. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 25-year old female of Salem on an active arrest warrant from the Rolla Police Department. The suspect was later released after posting bond and was later given a date to appear in court. At 9:53 that evening, an officer was called to Mobil Convenience Store in reference to a theft of fuel. The investigation of the report revealed that a male believed to be in his mid thirties, was driving a white Ford crew cab truck pulling a white stock trailer, when he pumped $58.25 in fuel and left without paying. On Sunday, April 14th at 5:43 pm, an officer was detailed to Walmart reference a shoplifter. Investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 31-year old female of Lesterville for stealing merchandise valued at $56.58, possession of benzodiazepines and possession of synthetic narcotics. The suspect was incarcerated pending the application for warrants. Anyone with information regarding the child taking adult medication or the forgery, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.
The Salem Tiger Baseball game that was scheduled for yesterday against Cabool was postponed due to the wet grounds and will be played today at 3:30 at the SHS Baseball Complex. Salem is 9-4 on the year and 4-1 in the SCA. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio 1340 AM and online at ksmoradio.com. It can also be seen online at fidelitylocal6.com. POSTPONED!!! WILL BE MADE UP ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST.
The final signups for the City of Salem Baseball/ Softball/T-Ball Program will be this Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 and Saturday from 9:00 am to noon in the front lobby of the Salem Community Center at the Armory. The Summer Youth Ball Program is open to all boys and girls age 4 to 13 years of age and is $20 per child. For more info, contact Greg Nash at 729-6290.
Chris Stewart and Andy McDonald both recorded a goal and an assist to lead St. Louis to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche that wrapped up a playoff spot for the Blues. Patrik Berglund added a power-play marker for St. Louis, while Brian Elliott turned aside 17-of-18 chances. The Blues will host the Calgary Flames at 7:00 Thursday night.
Adam Wainwright pitched 8 1/3 innings of shutout baseball and helped the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Wainwright (4-1) allowed just five hits and a walk and had nine strikeouts in his outing, nearly recording his second shutout of the season. Edward Mujica got the final two outs to pick up his third save. Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran each drove in one run in the fourth inning, which was all the offense the Cardinals needed. St. Louis will go for the three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals this afternoon and you can hear it on KSMO Radio starting at 12:10.
Tuesday's clash between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been announced at this time. They will try to play again tonight at 6:08.
Funeral services for Pauline J. McClain of Salem, age 69, will be today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Marie Reed of Sedalia, formerly of St. James, age 91, will be held today at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Golden Living Center or The First Assembly of God Church in St. James.
Funeral services for John W. Coffman, Jr. of Salem, age 75, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Grace Community Church. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Grace Community Church. Interment will be in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of John Coffman. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.