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AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING CHILD
Butler County authorities are searching for a five year old boy who has been missing yesterday.
According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, 5 year old Devonte Dye was last seen at around 2:30 pm Sunday in the Qulin area. Dye is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone who has information is being asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Department at 573-686-8070.
MAN SHOT BY PARAGOULD POLICE REPORTEDLY WAS WIELDING A BUTCHER KNIFE
Arkansas State Police say a Paragould man who was fatally shot by police last week was wielding a butcher knife.
State police say officers were called to a disturbance Thursday night at an apartment in Paragould. State police spokesman Bill Sadler says that officers were met by a man holding a butcher knife.
Sadler says police opened fire when the man refused to drop the knife and came toward the officers.
State police identified the man as 37 year old Timmy Dewayne Myrick. Paragould Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Greene County coroner.
Special agents with Arkansas State Police are investigating the fatal shooting and will forward their findings to prosecutors.
TRIAL DATE SET IN JONESBORO WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT
A federal judge has set a trial date in a lawsuit brought by the mother of a 21 year old who authorities say fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the backseat of a police car.
Chavis Carter's mother, Teresa Rudd, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Jonesboro. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker set trial to start sometime during the week of December 1st, 2014.
Carter shot himself in July 2012. Officers said they searched Carter twice without finding a gun, but later noticed him slumped over and bleeding in the back of a patrol car.
An autopsy concluded that Carter shot himself in the head while he was under the influence of meth, but his family last year demanded more answers about his death.
TWO SHOT IN JONESBORO ALTERCATION
Two people were injured in a shooting incident Sunday in Jonesboro.
According to authorities, the two victims were shot in the back in the parking lot of an apartment complex. No information was released on the names of the victims or the current conditions.
There was reportedly an argument before the shooting took place.
MOREHOUSE TEENAGER FACING CHARGES FOR POSSESSING DRUG AND LITTERING
A Morehouse teenager is facing two charges, one much more serious than the other.
19 year old Hollyann M. Johnson was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, Xanax; along with a separate charge of littering.
According to the Highway Patrol Johnson was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday morning in New Madrid County.
FISK WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED POSSESSION OF VALIUM
A Fisk woman was taken into custody Saturday night on a felony drug charge.
According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Yolanda M. Taylor is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, Valium. Taylor was arrested in Butler County, shortly after 9:30 pm Saturday.
The woman is also facing misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
MARCH FOR BABIES THIS SATURDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Area residents will be walking this weekend to support the health of babies.
March for Babies has been scheduled for 9 am October 12th at Jerry F. McLane Park on Highway W in Poplar Bluff. Registration for the event will begin at 8 am.
You can get more information by calling 573-651-6033.
ANIMAL WELFARE ALLIANCE TEAMS UP WITH CONSIGNMENT MALL
The Animal Welfare Alliance has reached an agreement with a new Consignment Mall in Poplar Bluff to sell items tagged for the AWA.
When a tagged item is sold, the Consignment Mall will turn over 70 percent of the sale price to the Animal Welfare Alliance. Anyone who wishes to do so can donate gently used furniture or home décor items to AWA through the newly opened resale store.
Initially, donated items will be limited to furniture, lamps and home décor items. Donors will need to call 573-727-9952 and make an appointment to bring in their items.
TWO AREA DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
Two area driver examination stations will be closed on Wednesday due to administrative meetings.
The Kennett and Piedmont driver examination stations are the ones that will be closed. According to the Highway Patrol, testing will resume in Kennett on October 16th and at Piedmont on October 23rd.
SURCHARGE APPROVED FOR AMEREN CUSTOMERS
Missouri regulators have approved an infrastructure surcharge for natural gas customers of Ameren Missouri.
The Public Service Commission says the surcharge will cost residential customers 75 cents per month.
Ameren Missouri sought the surcharge for infrastructure improvements it has made since the start of 2011. Its costs for replacing and relocating natural gas pipelines are not included in its rates.
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri has about nearly 127,000 natural gas customers in Missouri.