Gov. Nixon appoints new Perry Co., MO coroner - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Gov. Nixon appoints new Perry Co., MO coroner

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Jim W. Martin as the new Perry County, Mo. coroner on Wednesday. (Source: KFVS) Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Jim W. Martin as the new Perry County, Mo. coroner on Wednesday. (Source: KFVS)
PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed a new Perry County coroner on Wednesday, March 2.

Jim W. Martin, of Perryville, was named to the position, which became vacant after the resignation of Herbert Miller.

Martin retired in 2014 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an instructor for youth with severe developmental disabilities. He is currently a substitute teacher at Parkview School for children with severe developmental disabilities.

He was also a quality control specialist for Proctor and Gamble for 14 years.

Martin is a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam; he got his bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

The former Perry County coroner, Herb Miller, resigned after pleading guilty to theft and financial exploitation. He was accused of stealing money from an elderly woman while acting as her power of attorney.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds of volunteers clean up Cape Girardeau

    Hundreds of volunteers clean up Cape Girardeau

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:37:02 GMT
    Ally Ortega and Emma Rivers cut weeds in a garden (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS).Ally Ortega and Emma Rivers cut weeds in a garden (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS).
    Ally Ortega and Emma Rivers cut weeds in a garden.Ally Ortega and Emma Rivers cut weeds in a garden.

    Hundreds of volunteers came out to Cape Girardeau to help beautify different parts of the city.

    Hundreds of volunteers came out to Cape Girardeau to help beautify different parts of the city.

  • First Alert: Isolated showers possible tonight

    First Alert: Isolated showers possible tonight

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:58:15 GMT
    Most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours (Source: KFVS)Most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours (Source: KFVS)

    Lisa Michaels says isolated showers can occur before midnight in southeast Missouri, but it seems that most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours.

    Lisa Michaels says isolated showers can occur before midnight in southeast Missouri, but it seems that most of the heavier showers will move in during the early morning hours.

  • Carbondale PD having issues with non-emergency number

    Carbondale PD having issues with non-emergency number

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:18:31 GMT
    Carbondale police are experiencing issues with their non-emergency number (Source: KFVS)Carbondale police are experiencing issues with their non-emergency number (Source: KFVS)

    The Carbondale Police Department is having technical issues with its 618-549-2121 non-emergency phone number. 

    The Carbondale Police Department is having technical issues with its 618-549-2121 non-emergency phone number. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:51:28 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:03:39 GMT

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

    Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

  • Mother says recalled eggs made son sick

    Mother says recalled eggs made son sick

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 16:37:34 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    There's a batch of eggs under recall for a dangerous bacteria and at least one family in the Baton Rouge area says it was affected. Chances are some of those eggs might be in your fridge.

    There's a batch of eggs under recall for a dangerous bacteria and at least one family in the Baton Rouge area says it was affected. Chances are some of those eggs might be in your fridge.

  • Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Barbara Bush was 'first lady of the greatest generation'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:47:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

Powered by Frankly