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The Salem Police Department has released their reports. On Tuesday, June 4th at 3:25 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of North Hickory in reference to a theft. The investigation revealed that someone took a purse and contents valued at $330 from the porch of a residence. Later that evening at 6:46, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of South Jackson in reference to a disturbance. That investigation revealed that a 24-year old Salem male had damaged a vehicle. He was arrested and incarcerated pending the application for warrants. On Thursday, June 6th at 3:45 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation led to the arrest of a 53-year old Salem male for stealing merchandise valued at $12 and disorderly conduct. He was issued summonses to appear in court and released. A little later that afternoon at 3:57, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of East Roosevelt in reference to a domestic disturbance. That investigation led to the arrest of a 35-year old Salem male for disorderly conduct, peace disturbance, and refusal to obey a lawful order of a police officer. He was incarcerated pending the application for warrants. Please contact the Salem Police Department at (573) 729-4242 if you have any information regarding the theft, which is still under investigation. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released their arrest reports for Dent County. On Saturday, June 1st at 10:25 in the morning, 50-year old Robert Cole of Salem was arrested on a felony Dent County warrant for leaving the scene of an accident. He was taken to the Dent County Jail and held on bond. On Wednesday, June 5th at 8:52 in the evening, 47-year old Jimmy Richardson of Corinth, Mississippi was arrested and charged with a DWI, failure to obey a traffic control signal, and driving while suspended. He was taken to the Dent County Jail. On Monday, June 10th at 7:04 in the evening, 50-year old Telitha Queen of Rolla was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was taken to the Dent County Jail and later released.

Missouri anglers can now get high-tech help locating fishing spots with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Find MO Fish mobile application for smart phones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices. MDC developed the mobile app with Timmons Group (, a national leader in innovative geospatial solutions. Using the Find MO Fish application, users can view location maps of Missouri’s major lakes, rivers and streams. The application also generates fast and accurate driving directions to numerous MDC boat ramps across the state. The application also allows users to find exact locations of underwater fish structures and guide their boats to their favorite fish attractors. Find MO Fish is available as a free download on the Google Play Store and Apple iStore. Multiple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets are supported by the application.

Residents of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties who have household hazardous waste materials, like car batteries, CFL light bulbs, used oil or antifreeze or other toxic, poisonous or flammable products, can dispose of them free of charge, year round, at satellite Household Hazardous Waste facilities in Rolla and St. Robert. The Rolla facility is located at the Rolla Recycling Center at 2141 Old St. James Road. The St. Robert facility is located at the St. Robert Transfer Station, located on J.H. Williamson Drive. While the service is free, an appointment is necessary to drop-off materials at either location. Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), in partnership with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), provided funding to the two cities to establish and operate the facilities. Solid waste department employees in St. Robert and Rolla have been trained in accepting waste and proper storage. Persons interested in using either facility can make an appointment by calling the Rolla Recycling Center or St. Robert Transfer Station during normal business hours, depending on which facility the person wishes to visit. The Rolla number is (573) 364-6693. The St. Robert number is (573) 336-5155. When you call, please be prepared to describe the types of materials and quantity of each that you wish to drop off so that staff can make arrangements to receive and properly store the materials at the facility. A substance is considered hazardous when it contains ingredients or a combination of ingredients that can be harmful to the environment and/or human health. HHW products may ignite easily, react or explode when mixed with other substances, or may be corrosive, toxic or poisonous. Each facility has established limits on the number of gallons of liquids that a household can drop off in a visit.

Effective July 1, the Phelps County Public Housing Authority (PHA) will reduce its hours of operation to Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5 pm. Because of budget cuts, the office will no longer be open on Fridays. The Phelps County PHA is based in St. James at Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC). MRPC provides administration for the Phelps County PHA, which offers rental assistance to very-low income families in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries and Washington counties and Phelps County outside the City of Rolla. Persons with questions may contact PHA staff at (573) 265-4200.

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, a free event for farmers and households, will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the City of Salem Sewer and Water Construction Yard located at 3rd and Grand Streets in Salem from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This collection is for outdated or unwanted fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides, rodenticides, dewormers, or fly tags. For more information, contact Andrew Reed by calling (573) 526-2736.

Sports [TOP]

Lucas Duda homered and knocked in two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle test of a three-game set at Citi Field. Allen Craig's home run was the lone score for the Cardinals. Shelby Miller (7-4) had 10 strikeouts, but surrendered four runs and five hits, including two homers, over six innings. The Cardinals and Mets will play again today and you can hear this morning on KSMO Radio at 11:35.

Eric Hosmer delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to cap an improbable 3-2 comeback victory by the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers in the rubber match of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City looked to be in line for a second straight defeat after Tigers starter Justin Verlander tossed seven stellar frames of scoreless ball. The Tigers couldn't hold a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth as Lorenzo Cain erased the deficit with two outs and a runner on second in the inning, belting a two-run homer off Jose Valverde to send the game to extras. Greg Holland (2-1) retired the side in order in the top of the 10th to secure the victory. Kansas City starter James Shields, who failed to earn a win in his eighth consecutive start, allowed both Detroit runs on seven hits over seven frames. The Royals will start a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 6:10.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Visitation for Albert T. Holt of Rolla, age 89, will be held Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for Violet Pankey of Salem, age 83, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 10:00 in the morning until service time Saturday. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial visitation for Dawn Michele Cardillo of Steelville, age 47, will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 Saturday at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 83.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 58.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 83.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 62.
Saturday..Mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high of 87.
Saturday night..Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, low of 69.



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