TEEN FACING RAPE CHARGE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A teenager from Cave City, Arkansas, has been accused of raping a 14 year old girl.
According to the Izzard County Sheriff’s Department, 19 year old Phillip Kyle Bunch was charged Tuesday with rape.
Bunch was arrested on Saturday after the victim was reportedly able to get away from him and call 911. His bond was set at $100,000.
MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION TO APRIL FATAL WRECK
Manslaughter charges have been filed against a Jackson man in connection to a fatal wreck earlier this year.
According to Missouri Case Net, 34 year old Bobby Joe Abernathie, of Jackson, is facing charges of first degree involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault.
Abernathie was involved in a wreck in April that resulted in the death of 17 year old Amelia H. Fisher, of Glenallen. According to the Highway Patrol, Fisher was a passenger in a vehicle which was hit by a vehicle driven by Abernathie.
A blood sample from Abernathie reportedly showed that he had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system.
SENTENCE HANDED DOWN IN DONIPHAN WOMAN’S MURDER CASE
A sentence has been issued to a Doniphan woman on a murder charge.
Chantale Youngblood was sentenced to 20 years for one count of second degree murder according to Missouri Case Net.
She had pled guilty to the charge as well as three other counts of second degree murder in July; however the sentence was only for one of the four counts.
Youngblood had been charged in connection to the murders of four people in 2010.
MAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS ON BANK ROBBERY CHARGE
An attempted bank robbery has turned into a prison sentence for a Mississippi man.
According to the Daily American Republic, on Monday, 46 year old Patrick E. Newman, of Blue Mountain, Mississippi, received a sentence of 51 months in federal prison for one count of bank robbery.
Newman had allegedly been a part of an attempted robbery of a Doniphan bank last year.
CAUTION URGED FOR DRIVERS DURING 61 MILE YARD SALE
With Labor Day weekend comes the 61 mile year sale, but the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to be cautious.
The yard sale spans from Bloomsdale to Jackson along Highway 61and MoDot is warning that there will be increased traffic and congestion along the highway. Message boards will be in place along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and to promote safe driving.
GED APPLICATION DEADLINE UPCOMING
Anyone wanting to take their GED test for the first time needs to be sure and get their application in this week.
The deadline for first time takers of the GED exam to get their application postmarked is Sunday. Repeat test takers have until November 4th.
Anyone interested can pick up an application at the Adult Learning Center on the Three Rivers College campus or by going online to dese.mo.gov. If you need more information, you can contact the Adult Learning Center by calling 573-686-2011.
DISASTER DECLARATION SOUGHT FOR OVER 20 SOUTHERN MISSOURI COUNTIES
Governor Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for 22 southern Missouri counties hit hard by this month's floods.
Nixon said Tuesday the costs of emergency response and repairs will be high.
The floods that resulted from nearly two weeks of heavy rain caused widespread damage across southern Missouri and left at least three people dead.
The governor is asking the federal government to clear the way for individual and public assistance in 14 counties, public assistance in four counties and individual assistance in four others.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL ACCUSING WALGREENS OF OVERCHARGING CUSTOMERS
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing Walgreen Co., accusing the nation's largest pharmacy chain of overcharging customers and using deceptive advertising.
Koster says his office made undercover visits to stores in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City and Osage Beach in June and July.
He says investigators found the stores often charged more at checkout than displays indicated. He says that of 205 products purchased, 43 had price discrepancies, ranging from a few cents to $15.
The suit seeks an injunction that would force Walgreen Co. to stop the alleged deceptive practices.