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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving assault, theft and a domestic disturbance. On Monday, May 10th at 10:13 p.m. an officer was detailed to the 800 block of North Washington in reference to an assault with a knife.  The investigation of the report revealed that a 41-year old Salem male had threatened a 54-year old Salem male with a knife. Further investigation led to the arrest of the suspect for unlawful use of a weapon and 2nd degree assault. He was incarcerated pending application for a warrant. On Wednesday, May 12th at 2:47 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the T and M Pet Emporium on North Main Street in reference to a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took $600.00 cash from the cash register and a cash bag containing $500.00 cash. On Thursday, May 13th at 7:23 in the evening, an officer responded to the 1100 block of South Wines in reference to a domestic disturbance. The investigation of that report led to the arrest of a 22-year old Salem male for 3rd degree domestic assault. He was incarcerated pending the application for a warrant. Anyone with any information regarding the theft, which is still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct their meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers tonight beginning at 7:00 pm. During bids, the city had requested bids for a new lawn tractor for the Park and Recreation Department and the city had requested bids for a new diving board for the city pool. Both of these are budgeted items and bids will be presented. Mayor Gary Brown, with the approval of the Board will then appoint three members to the Planning & Zoning Commission: Becky Godi for a term of four years, and re-appoint Dr. Wayne Bertz and Shirley Hollenbeck both for a term of four years. Mayor Brown, also with the approval of the Board will re-appoint John Boyle for a term of five years to the Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment; and with the approval of the Board, Mayor Brown will appoint David Dittman, Jodie Heavin, S.N. Ball IV, Carrie Snider, Ray Walden, Steve Plank, Mike Rocoberto, Brian Larson, Stacy Kirker and Alderman Jerry Randell to one year terms on the Park and Recreation Board. On the Airport Board, with the approval of the Board, Mayor Brown will appoint Jim Heavin, John Maledy, Rick Domeyer, Bill Huffman, Ben Bryson and an Alderman to be selected later for one year terms. During reports of city officials, boards and committees, the Park Board held a meeting on Wednesday, May 5th at the Salem Freedom Activity Center and at the Alderman’s request reviewed the pool rates and made recommendations that will be presented to the City of Salem Board of Alderman. After reports on various issues involving the City of Salem by Mayor Gary Brown, and approval of bills presented by City Clerk Mary Happel, the Board may vote to go into Closed Session. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman is open the public.

An accident happened Friday afternoon at 1:35 in Iron County on Highway 32 at Bixby. According to the highway patrol report, a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven southbound by 73-year old James Sheets of Lincoln, Nebraska, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck an eastbound 1992 International Dump Truck driven by 41-yaer old Robert Dotson of Bixby, causing the dump truck to overturn. Sheets and Dotson suffered minor injuries and were both taken by ambulance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Sheets was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident while Dotson was not. Both vehicles were totaled and removed from the scene by Abney’s Wrecker Service.

An accident occurred at 9:40 Friday night in Phelps County on County Road 1130 just north of St. James. According to the highway patrol report, a 2006 Ford Escape driven by 23 year-old Justin Miller of Salem was fleeing from Phelps County deputies when he lost control in a curve, ran off the road, and overturned. Miller suffered minor injuries and was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla by St. James ambulance. He wasn’t wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford Escape sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Spurgeon’s.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger Baseball District game has tentatively been scheduled for Owensville to play the Dutchmen today at 4:30. The Tigers are seeded 6th and you can hear that game on KSMO and ksmoradio.com.

Bronson Arroyo tossed his 10th career complete game and helped his own cause with a two-run single, as the Cincinnati Reds moved atop the National League Central with a 7-2 win over St. Louis in the rubber match of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Jason LaRue hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for St. Louis, which has dropped nine of its last 12. Brad Penny (3-4) gave up seven runs on 13 hits and struck out seven in five innings. Penny has lost his last four starts. The Cards start a two game series with the Washington Nationals tonight starting with the Dugout Show at 6:55 on KSMO.

Jose Guillen drove in three runs to help Kansas City defeat the Chicago White Sox, 5-3, in the rubber match of a three- game series at Kauffman Stadium. Billy Butler went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for the Royals, who have won three of their last four games. Brian Bannister (2-3) gave up three runs on seven hits in six-plus innings to get the win. Mike Aviles and Jason Kendall each had two hits for Kansas City who will be in Baltimore tonight to face the Orioles.

The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will he held July 12th thru 15th and July 19th thru 22nd from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for girl's entering 9th through 12 grades and from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for girl's entering 6th through 8th grades. The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will be held at the blue field next to the old armory, the cost is $20 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested can pickup a form at the Salem High School or call Coach Davison at 729-6641.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Leonard Kuntz of Rolla, age 88, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Shepard Hills Cemetery in Barnhart, MO with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Rolla veteran’s memorial Park Foundation.

Funeral services for Flossie B. Welch of Salem will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 tonight. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with possible dense fog this morning with a chance for rain and patchy drizzle, high of 65.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy early, then partly cloudy, high near 70.
Tuesday.. Partly cloudy, high around 70.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 48.
Wednesday..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for rain, high of 68.

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