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Patrol reports 8 roadway fatalities over New Year’s holiday

Eight people died in traffic crashes on Missouri roadways during the 2019 New Year’s holiday weekend, from 6 p.m. Dec. 28, through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1. The previous year, there were seven fatalities.


Salem man on trial for sex crimes now facing drug charges

A convicted bank robber facing trial on statutory rape and sodomy charges had three additional felonies filed against him Thursday in connection to a search warrant locating heroin, cocaine and prescription narcotics at his Dent County residence, according to documents filed in circuit court.


Two St. Clair Residents Injured in Car Crash

Two St. Clair residents were injured in a car crash after the vehicle traveled off the road Sunday, Jan. 13, in Washington County. Adam J. Ochsenbine, 23, was driving a 1993 Ford F-150 on Route H, west of North Ridge Lane, when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree at


Pair of Cadet teens hurt in two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 21

Two Cadet teenagers were hurt Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 16) in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 21 north of Warden Road in Washington County. A De Soto man also was involved in the accident, but he was not hurt, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.


The Centre continues to be challenged to break even

The staff of Rolla’s finance department recommended the city council authorize the transfer of $427,500 from the Depreciation Reserve and Equipment Replacement account to cover the 2018 Recreation Funds’ budget deficit.


Sullivan Man Indicted on Child Porn Charge

A Sullivan area man was indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of child pornography. Robert W. Boevingloh, 75, was ordered detained Dec. 19 by United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker.


Sullivan Police Department Weekly Arrest Report

The Sullivan Police Department made five arrests for the week of December 31 through January 6, in the City of Sullivan. Jan. 7: Harold D. Pigg, 35, De Soto, was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana up to 35 grams. Pigg was held in the Sull


Fouls bury Bulldogs against Blair Oaks; to play for third in St. James Tourney

For the second straight game, Rolla struggled to get into an offensive rhythm against Blair Oaks. The game was locked in a 2-2 tie for nearly half of the first quarter, before a Trey Brown three jump started the scoring on both sides. Rolla finished the first quarter on a 5-0 run, capping off the qu


BASKETBALL: Tiger boys win St. James Tourney seventh-place game

A big third quarter gave Salem some breathing room in a close, 60-56 win over the St. James JV squad Thursday, Jan. 17 in the seventh-place game of the 74th annual St. James Tournament.


Parson Looking to Consolidate Two Northwest Missouri Prisons

CAMERON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to consolidate two prisons in northwest Missouri. Missourinet reports the governor met with Department of Corrections leaders on Thursday to talk about a smooth transition.


Sheriff’s office releases year-end incident statistics

The Dent County Sheriff’s Office released its annual incident time analysis report to The Salem News last week. The report documents what kind of incidents were responded to by deputies in 2018, which were the most common, and the length various incidents were worked.


Wolves advance to Belle Tournament Championship with win over Cuba

The game was a back and forth affair for the first three quarters. The Wolves were able to stay afloat early thanks to repeated trips to the free throw line, scoring four of their 10 first-quarter points at the charity stripe. Cuba had the advantage at the end of the first with a 15-point quarter of


JV Dutchmen hold off Steelville from free-throw line

Kicking off the 2019 portion of their season, Terra Heidle’s Owensville junior varsity Dutchmen welcomed Steelville’s Cardinals to Owensville High School for a non-conference doubleheader.


Winter Storm Warning issued for northern Missouri

With a Winter storm impending, the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has already issued a Winter Storm Warning. A developing storm system is expected to emerge out of the southern Rockies and track across northern Texas into Arkansas later Friday through Saturday. Area residents can expect w


Tigers explode in the second half to cruise past Salem

The Tigers were ice cold in the first half on Tuesday night, as they were held scoreless for the first two minutes of the game. They were able to get their offense going a bit as the first quarter went on, but it wasn't because they were able to get much to fall. St. James dominated the offensive gl


Mom, boyfriend arrested after 6-year-old missing for months found in attic crawl space

BOURBON, Mo. -- A 6-year-old boy missing from Bourbon, Missouri since August 2018 has been found safe. Braedence Jones had been missing since August 3, prompting an Endangered Person Advisory to be issued for him, KMOV reports.


Lady Bulldogs Edge North County

The Lady Bulldogs started 2019 with a win. Playing for the first time since the Rolla Holiday Tournament, St. Clair (7-5) won at home last Tuesday, Jan. 8, 35-33 against North County (8-3).


Women's Basketball preps for third straight ranked opponent

UIndy Greyhounds (6-8, 0-4 GLVC) vs. #18 Lewis Flyers (13-2, 4-1 GLVC) UIndy Greyhounds (6-8, 0-4 GLVC)* vs. Missouri S&T Miners (5-6, 1-3 GLVC)*. Jan. 21, 3 p.m., Rolla, Mo. After only playing one of their two games last week in Missouri due to poor weather conditions, the UIndy women's basketball


Input sought on 2040 vision statement

The Vision 2040 Advisory Committee is seeking public input on a proposed vision statement that will be presented to the City of Salem as it begins to update the city’s comprehensive plan.


Basketball legend Donn James made his mark on me

In the dead of winter, every winter when I was growing up, when I could see my breath and feel the sting of the cold through my sweatshirt and stocking cap, there is one memory that stands out, even after all these years — basketball.