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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a peace disturbance, a fight, property damage, shoplifting and a traffic stop. On September 3rd at 4:15 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the area of 1808 South Oak in reference to loud music. The investigation led to the arrest of a 58-year old Salem woman for peace disturbance. She was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On September 4th at 5:56 in the evening, an officer was sent to the 1900 block of Lough Lane in reference to a fight. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 47-year old Salem man for the unlawful use of a weapon. He was issued a summons and released to appear in court. At 11:55 that night, an officer was detailed to the 400 block of East Franklin in reference to a disturbance. That investigation led to the arrest of 21-year old Salem man for a peace disturbance and damage to private property, a 20-year old Salem man for peace disturbance, a 27-year old Salem man for peace disturbance, a 45-year old Salem woman for peace disturbance and a 41-year old Salem man for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. All subjects were issued summons to appear in court and released. On September 5th at 9:48 in the evening, an officer was dispatched to the BP Convenience Store in reference to shoplifting. The investigation led to the arrest of a 26-year old St. Charles female for shoplifting and a 31-year old St. Charles female on a fugitive warrant from the St. Charles Department of Corrections. The 26-year-old was issued a summons to appear in court, the 31-year-old posted bond on the warrant and was released. On September 6th at 9:15 in the evening, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The investigation of the stop led to the arrest of two 16-year old Salem juveniles for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Both juveniles were released to parents.

An accident happened Tuesday morning at 9:07 on Interstate 44 at the 190-mile marker in Rolla that took the life of an Edgar Springs man. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Chevy Tracker driven by 67-year old Jackie Phelps of Edgar Spring was traveling eastbound on the North Outer Road when he traveled off the right side of the roadway and went down an embankment out onto Interstate 44. The Tracker struck the towed unit of a 2000 Volvo Tractor and Trailer unit in the right lane driven by 59-year old David Plympton of Hampstend Car, Maryland. The Tracker rotated clockwise and came to rest on the off ramp. The Volvo came to rest on the north shoulder of the roadway. Phelps, who was not wearing a seat restraint, was pronounced dead at the scene by Phelps County Coroner Larry Swinfard. His body was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center.  The Tracker was totaled and removed form the scene by Dishman’s Towing. The Volvo Tractor Trailer Unit sustained moderate damages and was removed from the scene by C & C Towing of Rolla. Plympton was not injured in the accident.

The American Red Cross, Capitol Area Chapter, will host a volunteer recruitment night in Salem tonight at the Salem TCRC located at 1201 West Rolla Road. The meeting will begin at 6:00 and last until about 9:00. Volunteers will be provided with Red Cross training free of charge and will have the ability to respond to disasters that occur within Dent County. If an individual is interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, you are welcome to attend the get together tonight. If you are unable to attend the recruitment night but would like to volunteer, please call the Chapter at 1 (866) 815-2738.

Sports [TOP]

Cesar Izturis' check-swing grounder brought home Brendan Ryan with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, in the opener of a key NL Central three-game series at Busch Stadium. Izturis barely got around on a Marmol (2-4) fastball, but his check-swing pushed the ball toward second base. Ryan took off on contact and his smart slide to the outside of home plate beat the throw to give the Cardinals the victory. Albert Pujols tied the game in the seventh inning with a three-run homer for the Cardinals, who have won three straight and currently sit 3 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL wild card race. Kyle Lohse started and allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out five and walking two. Chris Perez (3-2) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the win. The scheduled starters for tonight are St. Louis' Braden Looper and Chicago's Ted Lilly and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio at 6:55.

The St. Louis Cardinals addressed recent media reports regarding the uncertainty over the condition of Albert Pujols' right elbow Tuesday. The team released a statement saying both Pujols and his representatives are in agreement that his condition does not appear to be season-threatening nor do they have a clear indication that it will or will not require future surgery.

Justin Morneau had a two-run homer and Joe Mauer also drove in two runs, as the Minnesota Twins inched their way closer to the division lead with a 7-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game set from the Metrodome. Miguel Olivo homered for the Royals. Jose Guillen went 3-for-4 and drove in the other run in defeat. Brian Bannister (7-15), who hasn't won since June 23 and hasn't beaten an American League team since topping the Cleveland Indians back on June 1, took the loss after getting roughed up for seven runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work. It was the 27-year-old hurler's first career loss to the Twins. The two teams will play again tonight.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Florida 10, Philadelphia 8
NY Mets 10, Washington 8
Atlanta 5, Colorado 4 (10 inngs)
Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 4 (11 inngs)
Houston 9, Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 5, Arizona 4
LA Dodgers 6, San Diego 2
Toronto 3, Chicago White Sox 1 (Game 1)
Toronto 8, Chicago White Sox 2 (Game 2)
Cleveland 6, Baltimore 1
Oakland 3, Detroit 2
NY Yankees 7, LA Angels 1
Texas 7, Seattle 3
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4

Obituaries   [TOP].

Funeral services for David F. Alexander of Rolla, age 65, will be held Thursday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for John Roll Brown of Lenox, age 91, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Anutt Full Gospel Mission. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Anutt Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Teague and Sons Funeral Home in Newburg.

Funeral services for Frank Schafer of Salem, age 85, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery.

Funeral services for Arvel M. Wood of Salem, age 89, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.  Visitation will be this Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Community Church.

Funeral services for Martha Terrill Quick of Salem, age 93, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the United Baptist Tabernacle in Bunker. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Bunker City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bunker City Cemetery.

Funeral services for Jack Dale Phelps of Edgar Spring, age 67, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Rolla. Visitation will also be from 12:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Black Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Black Cemetery.

Funeral services for Eva Lou Cooper of Steelville, age 93, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

A private memorial service for Hazle L. Frisbee of Rolla, age 81, will be held at a later date.  All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 78.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 63.
Thursday and Thursday night ..Cloudy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 80, low of 66.
Friday, Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night.. Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, highs around 80, low of 65.

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