Local briefs 1/17/08

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dillon reports campaign funds

Democratic state Senate candidate Ellen Dillon reported raising $1,575, including personal loans totalling $550, in her first report for the 2008 campaign.

Dillon is seeking the 27th District seat currently held by Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau. She reported spending $89.70, and incurred expenses totalling $1,247.37 that were unpaid as of Dec. 31.

Dillon reported having $1,485 in her campaign bank account on Dec. 31.

Filing for the Senate seat and all partisan offices opens Feb. 26.

Scott County agency hosts training

BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Emergency Management Agency is hosting training in the National Incident Management System's Incident Command System on Feb. 21-22 at the Scott County Jail in Benton. Emergency response coordinators and staff are encouraged to attend. The cost of the 20-hour workshop is free.

The Scott County agency will also offer a National Weather Service weather spotter course, basic and advanced, starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Scott County Rural Fire Station No. 2 in Morley. To register for these workshops call Scott County Emergency Management Director Joel Evans at 573-545-3549 or e-mail e911@scottcountymo.com.

Family Resource Center

Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Monday night at the Cape Girardeau Area Family Resource Center of 1202 S. Sprigg St. The suspect in the burglary gained entry to the resource center via the southeast door of the facility, said Cpl. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau police.

A metal lockbox containing a small amount of cash was reported stolen.

In addition, a wooden storage cabinet and a foosball table were damaged as the burglar moved stuff around trying to get at the lockbox, Selzer said.

Police have no suspects at this time, he said.

-- From staff reports

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