SIX YEAR OLD GIRL DROWNS IN REYNOLDS COUNTY
A six year old girl is dead after she reportedly got trapped while swimming in Reynolds County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, six year old Kira M. Dempsey, of O’Fallon, Missouri got trapped under a log while swimming Sunday afternoon in Black River.
She was taken by air to an Iron County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
TWO KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN SCOTT COUNTY
A single vehicle wreck in Scott City has claimed the lives of two men.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 20 year old Wade Myers, of Cape Girardeau, was driving on Interstate 55 when he struck a guardrail at the Scott City overpass, travelled over the bridge railing and landed on Highway M.
Myers and his passenger, 23 year old Cody Myers, of Fenton, were pronounced dead by the Scott County Coroner.
ONE KILLED, ANOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY WRECK
One man has died and a woman has serious injuries as a result of a wreck Saturday afternoon in New Madrid County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 54 year old Vanessa J. Landers, of New Madrid, was driving on Interstate 55 near Kewanee when she reportedly struck the back end of a Freightliner wrecker.
Landers suffered serious injuries; however her passenger, 61 year old Richard L. Hare, of New Madrid, was killed in the wreck.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ATER BODY FOUND IN VEHICLE
An investigation is ongoing in Scott County after a body was found in a burnt vehicle last week.
According to authorities, the remains of a woman were discovered Wednesday night in a burnt vehicle that was located in a cornfield. The identity of the body has not yet been released.
GREENVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
A Greenville woman is facing a drug charge following her arrest on Friday.
51 year old Kimberly K. Knight was reportedly arrested in Wayne County Friday afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol arrest report, Knight was arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
THREE MEN FACING BURGLARY CHARGES
Three Poplar Bluff men are facing burglary charges.
According to Missouri Case Net, Lee A. Abraham, Brandon M. Chappell, and Lee A. Jones Jr. are reportedly facing felony charges of first degree burglary, theft or stealing of any firearm, and distributing or delivering not more than five grams of marijuana. The men were reportedly arrested following an incident last week.
MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO JONESBORO VEHICLE THEFT
A man has been arrested in Northeast Arkansas in connection to a vehicle theft last week.
According to KAIT, 30 year old Bryan Redden was arrested in connection to the theft of a vehicle on Thursday that reportedly had a 9 year old child in it. The child was found safe shortly after the vehicle was stolen.
SIKESTON MAN FACING CHARGE OF STEALING A MOTOR VEHICLE
A Sikeston man has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle.
According to the Highway Patrol, 41 year old Shane R. Ardrey was arrested shortly after 10 pm Sunday night in New Madrid County on a charge of stealing a motor vehicle. Further details about the arrest were not released.
BRIDGE DAMAGED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
An explosion appears to have been the cause of damage to a bridge in Cape Girardeau County.
According to authorities, a bridge on County Road 459 near Oak Ridge was the one damaged. Agents from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, have been called in for the investigation.
Anyone who has information about the damage is asked to call 573-243-3551.
HIGHWAY 51 REPAIRS TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Highway 51 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform shoulder repairs.
The section of Highway 51 to be reduced is located between County Road 628 and County Road 632.
Weather permitting, work will performed today from 7:30 am to 4 pm.
RABID SKUNKS ON THE RISE IN MISSOURI
Missouri officials report a recent increase in the number of rabid skunks found in the state.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the number of skunks testing positive for rabies in the Show-Me state has reached a 15-year high. New state data shows, however, that the risk to humans is still quite low.
State health authorities report finding rabies in 16 of 27 skunks tested in the first six months of this year. That compares to eight out of 27 skunks that positive during the first half of 2012.
The rabid skunk cases account for two-thirds of all rabies cases this year and appear to be concentrated in southeast Missouri.