Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety news

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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.

Testifying about a request for a protective order against him, race car driver Kurt Busch told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend is an assassin. Patricia Driscoll, who dated Busch for four years, requested the order last November, shortly after their relationship ended.

Driscoll has also filed a criminal complaint against Busch, alleging that he grabbed her and slammed her head into the wall of his motor coach at Dover International Speedway last fall. Busch denies those claims, which the authorities have been considering separately.

Seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler survived a plane crash this weekend in Lyon County, Kentucky, but lost her parents, Marty and Kimberly; her older sister, Piper and cousin Sierra Wilder.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White says when Sailor emerged from the upside-down twin-engine to find help, she was in the middle of the woods, with no houses – or help – in sight.

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