POPLAR BLUFF MAN KILLED IN WRECK A Poplar Bluff man was fatally injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon.
77 year old Edgar H. Montgomery was killed following the wreck near the intersection of Abbie Lane and Kanell Boulevard.
Montgomery reportedly drove into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle.
The Daily American Republic is reporting that Butler County Coroner Jim Akers says that a there was indications that Montgomery had a medical condition that caused the wreck. ARKANSAS AUTHORITIES ID MAN CRUSHED BY MOBILE HOME
Greene County, Arkansas authorities have identified the man who was crushed to death after a double-wide mobile home fell on top of him.
Donald Wayne Robertson was attempting to set up the mobile home Friday when the structure collapsed and fell on top of him. Authorities tell the Paragould Daily Press that the 53-year-old was working for Affordable Homes Super Center of Blytheville.
The Greene County Sheriff's Office says Robertson was working beneath the mobile home when it collapsed. He was killed on impact. DEXTER WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BABY INJURED
A Dexter woman has been charged with child abuse and child endangerment after her baby required treatment for a head injury.
Authorities say the charges stem from an August 20th incident. According to police, they received a call from Social Services after a six month old baby was taken to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where it was determined that the child had bleeding on the brain, an injury consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Medical officials discovered that the child also had multiple healing fractures, another condition consistent with abuse.
An investigation into the incident led officers to arrest the child’s mother, Megan Kirby. Kirby has been charged with felony abuse of a child and felony endangering the welfare of a child. TWO HOXIE FIREFIGHTERS HURT WHILE BATTLING BLAZE
Authorities say two firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in northeast Arkansas.
The Hoxie Fire Department says the blaze broke out Tuesday night at a rural home. KAIT reports that fire crews from Hoxie, Sedgwick and Bono responded to the blaze.
Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined. The house was destroyed in the blaze. HUNGARIAN DANCE TROUPE TO PERFORM THIS WEEKEND AT THREE RIVERS
A Hungarian dance troupe will be performing this weekend at Three Rivers College.
On Sunday, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will perform “Gypsy Romance,” which features authentic choreography collected from across Eastern Europe combined with high-energy folk music.
The performance will be held at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center at 3 pm. Tickets are available for $10 each at trcc.edu/tinnin. Tickets can also be purchased at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Dexter Chamber of Commerce, the college Financial Services office and at the door before the event. SEMO AWARDED GRANT FOR BUILDING RENOVATION
Southeast Missouri State University and the city of Cape Girardeau have been awarded a grant for a building renovation.
The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will go to renovate a building and parking lot as part of the Creative Labs and Industries Incubator program.
Ground was broken on the project late last month. CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE OFFERING TAKE ME HOME PROGRAM
The Cape Girardeau Police Department and Cape Girardeau Public Schools are offering the “Take Me Home” program.
Take Me Home is designed for families that have loved ones with special needs that could possibly walk away from where they are being cared for and not be able to correctly give police officers information so they could be returned “Home.”
There is a database with information of the loved ones, including contact information, as well as information on their disability. This information will help police officers identify and assist those with special needs.
If you have additional questions about the program, you may contact Deena Ring at 335-1867. CAR SAFETY TIPS FOR CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
As a part of our series on Crime Prevention Month, today we are looking at some car safety tips.
One of the most basic tips is to always lock your vehicle. According to the Highway Patrol, a motor vehicle theft occurs just over every 32 minutes.
You should also park in well lit areas that will remain lit until you return. Also stay alert when using parking garages. If you have car trouble, you can call *55 on your cellular telephone to reach the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol headquarters and ask for assistance.
Tomorrow we will finish our Crime Prevention series with some tips you should tell your children. MISSOURI REVENUE INCREASES OVER TWO AND A HALF PERCENT
A new report says Missouri revenues are up 2.7 percent through the first three months of the fiscal year from the same period last year.
The state Office of Administration said Wednesday that net general revenues totaled $1.95 billion from July through September. Net general revenues were about $804 million in September alone, an increase of 8.3 percent from September 2012.
For the fiscal year so far, individual income taxes are up 3.8 percent and corporate income taxes are up 28.4 percent from the previous fiscal year.