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Your World Today - September 6, 2012

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ATTENTION: The Salem Tiger Football Parade that was rescheduled for Friday night has been postponed and will be held on September 21st.

On Tuesday, September 4th at 9:30 in the morning, Dent County Deputy sheriffs traveled to 2890 Highway 19 North in Dent County to attempt to locate Joseph King for failing to register as a sex offender. Upon arriving, deputies spoke to the owners of the house in reference to King, who had been staying with them. The deputies were given consent by the resident owners to search the residence, but King was not located. The owners then gave the deputies consent to search Joseph’s bedroom, but no search was conducted. The residence was secured by a Sheriff's Deputy until Deputy Atkinson could apply for a search warrant on the residence. A search warrant was granted, and deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol returned to the residence to serve the search warrant at 11:43 that morning. During the search, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered and seized as evidence. Joseph King was later located and arrested on charges of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of up to 35 grams of Marijuana.  Joseph King is being held at the Dent County Jail on a $10,000.00 cash only bond. 

The Salem Police Department has released several. On Sunday, August 19th at 1:30 in the afternoon, an officer conducted an investigation regarding controlled substances at a residence in the 400 block of East Franklin. The investigation led to the arrest of a 59-year old Salem male for possession of a controlled substance. He was released pending the application for a warrant. That same afternoon at 4:40, an officer was contacted in reference to property damage. That investigation revealed that someone cut the sidewalls of two tires valued at $200 on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler parked in the 600 block of South Grand. On Monday, August 20th at 7:16 in the morning, officers of the Salem Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of East Truman. The search led to the arrest of a 30 year-old male and a 25 year-old female, both of Salem, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were issued summons to appear in court and released. That same morning at 11:39, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. The investigation revealed that a 33-year old Salem female went in the store and picked up merchandise valued at $56.37 then attempted to make a fraudulent return of the items at the service desk. She was arrested for stealing by fraudulent return, issued a summons to appear in court, and released. Anyone with information regarding the property damage, which is still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242. 

The East Missouri Dark Sky Organization will present a Night Sky Viewing program on September 8th. You are invited to look at distant objects in the night sky through telescopes provided by the organization. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. Meet at the visitor center. Onondaga Cave State Park is located four miles east of Leasburg on Highway H in Crawford County (exit 214 off Interstate 44). A new parking lot for the natural area is 1.4 miles down Thickety Ford Road, east of Highway N and south of Meramec River’s Campbell Bridge Crossing. The river bridge on Highway N is approximately five miles south of Bourbon. For more information about the event, contact the park at 573-245-6576.

The Mark Twain National Forest has lifted open fire restrictions. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropped much needed rain on Mark Twain National Forest and as a result, fire danger has temporarily declined and Mark Twain National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase has removed open fire restrictions put in place on June 27th. Although restrictions have been lifted, forest visitors are asked to continue to be very careful with any open fire. 

Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, announced the traffic crash and arrest totals for Troop I during the Labor Day weekend counting period. This year’s counting period began at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 31st and ended at 11:59 pm on Monday, September 3rd. During that period, troopers assigned to the six counties that comprise Troop I investigated 22 traffic crashes that resulted in five injuries and no fatalities. Officers also made five arrests for D.W.I. Over the same holiday period last year, troopers assigned to Troop I investigated 15 crashes that resulted in five injuries and no fatalities. Troop I officers made seven DWI arrests last year over the Labor Day weekend counting period. As a part of “Operation C.A.R.E.” (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the holiday weekend, Troop I officers issued 217 citations for speed, 79 citations for seat belt violations, and five citations for child restraint violations. Troopers also assisted 176 motorists and issued 526 warnings.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will be hosting Owensville tonight. The JV will start things off at 5:30 with the varsity to follow. You’ll be able to hear the varsity game on KSMO Radio, online at, and seen on

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will also be back in action today, as they will travel to play Cuba at 4:30. Salem is 7-2 on the year.

Ike Davis clubbed a three-run home run as the New York Mets downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game series Wednesday at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright (13-12) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks over five frames. He also smacked his first home run of the season in the setback, the Cardinals' sixth in their last nine games. Pitcher Shelby Miller made his major league debut, striking out four over two scoreless innings in relief. The Cardinals have the day off.

Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, Michael Young belted a solo shot and the Texas Rangers edged the Kansas City Royals, 7-6, on Wednesday. Everett Teaford (1-4) was charged with three runs on three hits over 4 1/3 innings and took the loss in his fifth start of the season. Billy Butler finished with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored for the Royals. The Royals and Rangers play again tonight.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Claude E. Norton of Salem, age 85, will be this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial services for Amy Adele Snelson of Rolla, age 51, will be tonight at 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Newburg United Methodist Church.

Funeral services for Roderic Garn of Rolla, age 77, will be held Friday at noon at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Anutt Community Church.

Funeral services for Elayne Conway of Salem, age 61, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Mount Hermon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Conway Family.   

Funeral services for Jodi Fay Head of Salem, age 22, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2:30 to 5:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the mortuary for funeral expenses.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Sunny with a 20% chance of showers, high of 91.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, low of 67.
Friday..Cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, high of 84.
Friday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, low of 60.
Saturday..Sunny, high of 72.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 52.



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