KENNETT MAN KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION One man had died and a second is injured following a head on collision near Kennett.

According to the Highway Patrol, 24 year old Danny Thomas, of Kennett, was reportedly attempting to pass other vehicles, when he struck a vehicle driven by 64 year old Jerry Carnell, also of Kennett.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene. Carnell suffered moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital. WEST PLAINS MAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY TRAIN

Authorities say a man from West Plains died when he was hit by a train yesterday.

The Howell County Sheriff's office says 33 year old Joseph Langron died early Tuesday in West Plains.

The Ozark Area Network reports Langron was walking on the tracks when he was hit at about 1 am Tuesday.

The sheriff and West Plains police are investigating the death. NORTHEAST ARKANSAS POLICE OFFICER FACING RAPE CHARGE

A Northeast Arkansas police officer has been charged with rape.

According to KAIT, part-time Tuckerman police officer Steven Slagley was arrested Tuesday on a charge of rape and sexual assault.

The arrest follows an investigation by the Arkansas State Police. Details about the incident that led to the arrest were not available. PROSECUTOR FINDS POLICE OFFICERS JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING OF PARAGOULD MAN

Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington has announced that two Paragould police officers were justified in the shooting of a man earlier this month.

According to Ellington, 37 year old Timmy Myrick, of Paragould, was shot and killed by two officers on October 3rd. Myrick allegedly was approaching officers with a knife when he was shot.


The cause is still unknown for a fire that destroyed the building of a Jackson business earlier this month.

An investigation into the October 3rd fire at a Missouri Plastics building has resulted in the cause of the fire being ruled as “Undetermined.”

The investigation, which was done by the Missouri Fire Marshall’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is still open, however, and the ruling could be changed if new information becomes available. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS SUMMIT TO BE OFFERED AT THE END OF THIS MONTH

The Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce will be the site for an Emergency Management Business Summit later this month.

The summit will cover topics on how your business can be prepared in case of an emergency.

The summit will be held from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, October 30th, and is being sponsored by Butler County Emergency Management Agency and the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by October 24th. For more information call 573-785-7761. CHILDREN’S FALL READING PROGRAM UNDERWAY AT POPLAR BLUFF MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

The Fall Children’s Reading Program is underway now at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library.

Children will earn chances to win for ever four hours they read. Prizes include tickets for upcoming shows at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. including “the Veleveteen Rabbit,” and “the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

The program is open to all Poplar Bluff area children and young adults between the ages of 2 to 18. For more information or to register, stop by the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library on North Main Street or go online to www.poplarbluff.org. THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TEAMS UP WITH UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

Three Rivers College has entered in an agreement with the University of Missouri to provide Internet connectivity access to community college graduates who enroll in courses and degree programs through Mizzou Online.

Three Rivers College President Dr. Devin Stevenson says the purpose of the agreement is to offer a better chance for Three Rivers graduates to get their bachelor’s degrees, while staying close to home.

As a part of the agreement, TRC agrees to furnish internet connectivity through designated campus computer stations as a free and secure access point for Mizzou Online students.