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Endangered person advisory- missing Rolla girl

Thursday, 23 January 2014 00:01 Published in Local News

   Authorities are looking for a young Rolla girl who may have been abducted by her mother.  

   The Phelps County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for four-year-old Cassandra Robertson.  Police say she was last seen Monday in the 11,800 block of State Road V in Rolla.

   Cassandra Robertson is described as a white female, 2’6”, 40 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing a gray zippered shirt with a Hello Kitty logo.  Authorities believe she is with her mother Nickie Robertson.     

   Nickie Robertson Nikie is described as a white female, age 39, 5’6”, 145 lbs, brown hair, green eyes, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.   The woman reportedly has a history of drug abuse and suicidal tendencies.  

   The pair may be heading for New Mexico or Colorado in a silver 2006 Nissan Quest with Missouri tags: FG2D5J.  

   Anyone with information is urged to call 911, contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at 573-426-3860.

 

 

Kerry: No place in Syria transition for Assad

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:18 Published in National News
   MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is no way that Syrian President Bashar Assad can be part of a transitional government that's being discussed at an international conference aimed at ending the country's brutal conflict.
   Kerry said Wednesday at the conference that Assad has lost his legitimacy to lead after an "appalling assault" on his people and cannot regain that legitimacy.
   Kerry said the meeting, which is aimed at forming a transitional government for Syria, poses a serious challenge for the world as it marks the beginning of "tough and complicated negotiations."  He urged countries present to unite around bringing an end to the suffering of the Syrian people.

Aid for low-income Illinoisans making home repairs

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:14 Published in Local News
   CHICAGO (AP) - More than $6 million in federal money will be available in May for low-income Illinois homeowners to use for household maintenance such as roof repairs and heating system upgrades.
   The Illinois Housing Development Authority announced the program Tuesday. The money has been allocated to 31 public and nonprofit organizations throughout the state.
   Homeowners can apply to those groups for forgivable loans of up to $40,000. Homeowners must repay the money if they sell the home before the loan expires.
   It's estimated the loans will help 148 homeowners keep up with needed repairs. The work will generate an estimated 45 jobs, $4 million in income and wages for local businesses, and $338,600 in local taxes.
   More information is available on the Illinois Housing Development Authority website.
 

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