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Charges dropped against ricin suspect, river levels still rising

A sexual assault suspect turned himself in to Carbondale police. (Source: Carbondale Police Department) A sexual assault suspect turned himself in to Carbondale police. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
A Marion man arrested after trying to get away on a bicycle after a bank robbery has been sentenced. A Marion man arrested after trying to get away on a bicycle after a bank robbery has been sentenced.
The Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau will be adding some new primates to their "Monkey Row." The Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau will be adding some new primates to their "Monkey Row."
Charges have been dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, who was suspect of sending toxic letters to politicians. (Source: Facebook) Charges have been dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, who was suspect of sending toxic letters to politicians. (Source: Facebook)

Good evening,

Christy Millweard was at the river today. The waters are high and expected to keep rising, so what does that mean for the businesses that work on the river? She'll have the story tonight at 9 and 10.

Arnold Wyrick was in Thebes were some people living there say the ups and downs of the river are something they've spent years getting used to. Catch the story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

A man charged with sexual assault turned himself in to Carbondale police. Shamar S. Scales, 21, was charged with criminal sexual assault in two different investigations.

A Marion man was arrested after trying to get away on a bicycle after robbing a bank in December. James Terrell "JT" Bateman was sentenced to 12 years behind bars, according to Williamson County Assistant State's Attorney Jimmy Dean.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning citizens after several fraud complaints about gift card winners. For more information, you can click here.

The Lazy L Safari Park in Cape Girardeau will feature some new primates this summer! In addition to Ring-tailed Lemurs; Diana Monkeys, Patas Monkeys and Ruffled Lemurs (black and white) now call "Monkey Row" home.

In national news, charges were dropped against a man suspected of sending letters containing a toxin to politicians, including President Barack Obama. Paul Kevin Curtis was released from custody on bond earlier today. It is possible for the prosecutors to reinstate charges should they decide to do so.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com

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