ONE KILLED IN SHOOTING INVOLVING POLICE OFFICER One person was killed yesterday in a shooting involving a police officer in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Paragould Police Department, the shooting occurred around the 600 Block of Bertig Street. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and no officers were injured.
Further details about the incident were not available. The investigation has been turned over to the Arkansas State Police. WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES FIND METH DURING SEARCH
A Diehlstadt woman is facing multiple charges after authorities reportedly found meth at her residence.
49 year old Evelyn Vanwinkle has been charged with felony attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, deputies found numerous utensils, chemicals, and paraphernalia commonly present at an active methamphetamine lab while executing a search warrant at Vanwinkle’s residence.
Walter also said that Investigators found numerous items that contained a white powder that tested positive for methamphetamine. Vanwinkle’s bond was set at $50,000. LOCAL SHERIFF’S DEPUTY AWARDED MEDAL OF VALOR
An area law enforcement officer has been awarded the Medal of Valor.
Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Jared Debrecht was one of nine awarded the medal by Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday. The medals were given to public safety officials for heroism in their efforts to save lives in 2012.
Nixon says each took "swift, decisive and courageous action" to protect the public. FIRE DESTROYS JACKSON BUILDING
A cause has not been determined for a fire that destroyed a building last night in Jackson.
According to KFVS, the fire was located in the Missouri Plastics building on Highway Y. No one was in the business at the time of the fire and the building is being called a total loss. FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PLEDGED FOR NEW THREE RIVERS ACTIVITY CENTER
$50,000 has been pledged for a new activity center at Three Rivers College.
The money was pledged by the Three Rivers Booster Club, which helps support Three Rivers’ athletics through events and fundraising.
Three Rivers’ proposed Activity Center will seat 3,000 in a state-of-the-art gymnasium that will be convertible between a single full-sized court and three smaller courts for local tournaments and sports camps. The building will also serve as a FEMA/SEMA-certified emergency shelter designed to withstand an F5 tornado. TIPS FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE HOME ALONE
We finish our series on Crime Safety Month this week with some tips for your children while they are home alone.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that you should instruct your children how to use the telephone properly in case of an emergency situation. They should also not answer the door or tell anyone they are home alone.
They should also be taught to always lock the door.
We have further tips for your children available on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/930kwoc. TWO ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES IN WAYNE COUNTY
Two Wappapello men were taken into custody Thursday morning for allegedly being in possession of meth.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 65 year old Joe L. Reynolds and 29 year old Christopher J. Reynolds were arrested shortly after 10 am in Wayne County.
Each man is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The two men are also each facing an additional charge of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. REFINANCING TO SAVE MISSOURI JUST UNDER FIVE MILLION DOLLARS
Missouri expects to save $4.8 million by refinancing some of its debt.
The State Board of Public Buildings approved the refinancing of special obligation refunding bonds on Wednesday.
Governor Jay Nixon says the refinancing will save $900,000 during the current budget year and $4.8 million over the life of the bonds.
Nixon says the state's credit rating has allowed for lower interest rates, which translates into millions of dollars of savings for taxpayers. The governor said the nation's three major credit rating agencies last week confirmed Missouri's AAA rating. SUPPORTERS HOPING TO HAVE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT JUDGES ELECTED RATHER THAN APPOINTED
Backers of proposals to have judges of the Missouri Supreme Court and Court of Appeals elected rather than appointed can begin working to put the questions to a statewide vote.
The secretary of state's office this week approved the proposed ballot language for two identically worded amendments to the Missouri Constitution. The approval clears the way for proponents to begin seeking enough signatures from registered voters to earn spots on the 2014 statewide ballot.
Judges of the state Supreme Court and the three-district Court of Appeals are now appointed by the governor from slates of finalists forwarded by special nominating commissions.
Besides having the judges elected by popular votes, the proposals would also increase the membership of the Missouri Supreme Court to nine from the current seven. SEPTEMBER REVENUE NUMBERS HIGHER IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas finance officials say higher than expected income and sales tax collections pushed the state's revenue higher in September.
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said Wednesday that the state's net available revenue last month totaled $522.8 million, which is $28.2 million above the same month last year and $16.3 million above forecast. Arkansas' revenue for the fiscal year that began July 1st is $29.7 million higher than forecast.
The department said the September revenue was boosted by gains in all major categories of tax collections. Sales tax collections were $9 million above last year and $1.3 million above forecast. Individual income tax collections were $20.2 million above last year and $11.3 million above forecast.