AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON AFTER COLLISION ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Authorities in New Madrid County are searching for a missing person after a collision on the Mississippi River.
According to authorities, the incident occurred in New Madrid County when a barge was struck by a boat. Multiple organizations were participating in the search. MUSHROOMS AND LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA FOUND IN NEW MADRID COUNTY RESIDENCE
Two people were arrested Thursday in New Madrid County after authorities reportedly found mushrooms and marijuana in an area residence.
According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, deputies along with officers from the Marston Police Department executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence on Elm Street in Marston.
At the residence, authorities discovered a large amount of psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana in a safe. The residents, Katherine Cummins and Jason Davis were arrested and were being held pending formal charges. FARMER FINDS MARIJUANA GROWING IN HIS CORN FIELD
New Madrid County officials are investigating a report of marijuana found growing in a corn field.
According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, a farmer contacted authorities saying he found possible marijuana growing in one of his fields. The plants were approximately 5 feet tall and were found about 30 feet into the corn field. They were seized by authorities and destroyed.
New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens is asking anyone has any information about the incident to contact the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department. ALTERCATION LEADS TO SHOTS BEING FIRED IN PARAGOULD
One person was arrested Thursday night in Paragould after shots were fired.
According to the Paragould Police Department, two subjects had gotten into a verbal altercation that escalated to the point where one of them pulled a gun and fired shots. There were no injuries reported.
One of the subjects was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. The incident is under investigation. TWO FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING WAYNE COUNTY WRECK
Two people are facing charges following a wreck Saturday morning in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Robert J. Seyer, of Wappapello, was driving on Route D when he ran off the road and hit a road sign and embankment. Seyer suffered moderate injuries in the wreck, but his passenger, 34 year old Terri M. Duncan, of Cape Girardeau, was seriously injured.
The Highway Patrol is reporting that both people have been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Seyer is facing additional charges of careless and imprudent driving and assault. BERNIE MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
A Bernie man was taken into custody Sunday night on drug charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 36 year old Curtis W. Myers was arrested in Stoddard County on charges of possession of marijuana and felony possession of a controlled substance, lorazepam. GRANT ANNOUNCED FOR JONESBORO SEWER PROJECT
U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman joined with Representative Rick Crawford to announce a federal grant to the city of Jonesboro for a sewer project.
The legislators said Friday that the $135,000 grant will be used to extend a city sewer line in southeast Jonesboro.
The three say the grant comes from the Economic Development Administration to help improve the infrastructure and attract new businesses to the area. MONTH AND A HALF LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY
Highway 160 in Ripley County will be reduced to one lane starting today so contractor crews can resurface the roadway. During the repairs, a pilot car will be used for traffic control.
The section of Highway 160 to be reduced is located from Highway 142 to Route JJ.
Weather permitting; work will be performed through Friday, November 1st from 7 am to 4 pm daily. MISSOURI RANKED 3RD IN NUMBER OF BRIDGES IN POOR CONDITION
Missouri has made progress in improving its bridges in recent years. But the state still ranks near the top in the number of bridges that are in poor condition and lack structural redundancies to guard against collapse.
Federal figures show Missouri had 687 bridges that were both structurally deficient and "fracture critical," meaning they are designed in a way that could risk collapse if a single, vital component fails.
That ranked as the third largest number nationally behind only Iowa and Nebraska. And it was double the percentage of bridges nationally that were both structurally deficient and fracture critical.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says that list has been reduced by 47 bridges since it was submitted to the federal government last year. THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK
Yesterday marked the beginning of National Child Passenger Safety Week.
The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, last year 17 children under the age of eight were killed in traffic crashes, and another 1,743 were injured. LIABILITY BILLS COUNT FOR ALMOST A THIRD OF VETO OVERRIDES BY MISSOURI LEGISLATURE
Three of the 10 vetoes overridden last week by the Missouri Legislature dealt with bills restricting liability lawsuits.
One attempts to limit punitive damages in cases against The Doe Run Co. over contamination from old lead mining operations.
Another bars uninsured drivers from getting noneconomic damages in suits against insured drivers who cause accidents.
A third shields medical professionals who are volunteering their services from liability lawsuits.
The measures are the latest in a serious of liability limits passed by the Republican-led Legislature over the last decade. Lawmakers passed a comprehensive rewrite of liability laws in 2005 and also have granted protections for other specific industries.