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News briefs 3-28

Friday, March 28, 2008

BENTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have a damage assessment team in Scott County today.

Joel Evans, emergency management director for the county, said the team will assess damage to private residences and businesses from the recent ice storms and flood.

While Evans has a list of known damage in the county, anyone who has not yet reported their damage to county emergency management should do so by leaving their name, address, contact phone number and type of damage as a message by calling 545-9113 or 481-9111.

Evans said the team is slated to meet at the Scott County Sheriff's Department and will probably tour the northern half of the county first and work south.

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) -- Timothy Krajcir will appear in court April 14 after waiving his preliminary hearing in the murders of five Cape Girardeau women more than 25 years ago.

He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis in Cape Girardeau County Court. Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle's office would not say whether Krajcir will enter a plea to more than a dozen charges.

Swingle says he may request a special setting for the arraignment to accommodate the victims' family members and the media.

CHARLESTON -- Chuck Davis of East Prairie is not the only candidate for county assessor.

There were two last minute filings -- one at 4:55 p.m. and the other at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday -- for county assessor in Mississippi County who were left off the list of candidates reported in Wednesday's edition of the Standard Democrat.

Tim Rowling of Charleston filed for the position as a Republican and Shirley Coffer of East Prairie filed as a Democrat.

The incumbent, W.R. "Bill" Thompson, did not file for another term.