Crime & Safety

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Update: 2-28-15 2:28 p.m.:

The Texas County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday afternoon released the names of the remaining three victims in the Thursday evening shooting spree that killed 8, including the gunman.

Carey Dean Shriver, 46, and Valirea Love Shriver, 44, were husband and wife. Carey’s father, Darrell Dean Shriver, 68, was also killed. A surviving victim, a 67-year-old female from Tyrone, continues her recover, according to a news release. Her name was not given and no additional details were provided.

Police say a gunman is among nine people found dead in south-central Missouri, following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night. The man was 36; police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The attacks happened in Texas County, Mo., and the gunman's body was found in nearby Shannon County. Police say an elderly woman whose body was found in a residence seems to have died from natural causes. Seven other people died of gunshot wounds; one person who was wounded is in the hospital.

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  Leaders in Scott County are considering a consolidation of the county’s three 911 emergency call centers. The cities of Sikeston and Scott City each operate their own call center, and Scott County operates another in Benton.

Missouri’s 911 call centers are funded through a surcharge on landline telephones. As more customers snip the cord of their landline service, the revenue stream has dried up. Missouri does not have a tariff on wireless communication technology such as cell phones or Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

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Two suspects in the murder of Bobby Christman have been arrested.

Christman, a Southeast student who was murdered on Jan. 11, was a sophomore public relations major and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on an airplane crash that killed four members of a southern Illinois Family.

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