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TEENAGER ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING FATHER WITH A BASEBALL BAT
A teenager is facing assault charges after allegedly attacking his father.
According to the Steele Police Department, the 16 year old boy reportedly stuck his 44 year old father repeatedly in the head with an aluminum baseball bat on October 17th.
The victim had to be flown to a Memphis Hospital for treatment of a serious head injury. No information was available on his current condition.
The teenager was arrested and is facing charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
Additional information has been released in a shooting involving Trumann Police Officers.
According to the Arkansas State Police, on Tuesday, authorities attempted to arrest 21 year old Jacob Ashton Brown, based on a felony warrant and a parole violation warrant.
Brown reportedly fled and was shot after allegedly pointing a gun in the direction of an officer. Brown was wounded, but the full extent of his injuries was not available.
The Arkansas State Police are still investigating the case.
INMATE ALLEGEDLY ESCAPES WHILE ON WORK RELEASE
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are looking for an inmate who has gone missing.
According to KAIT, Craighead County inmate Brent Goodwin was on a work release with the Jonesboro street department when he reportedly walked away. Police searched the area where he disappeared, along with his last known address, but were unable to locate him.
Anyone who has information on Goodwin’s location is asked to call 935-7867.
MAN WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING IN RANDOLPH COUNTY
Charges will not be filed against an Arkansas man who allegedly shot another person in the neck earlier this year.
According to authorities, Randolph County resident Matthew Odom was determined to have shot Timothy King in self defense, after King had threatened Odom.
King survived the incident.
MAN GETS 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEATH OF WOMAN DURING POLICE CHASE
A man was sentenced yesterday in connection to a fatal wreck last year.
According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver, Donald Smith Jr. was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a charge of felony murder. The charge was in connection to the death of Amanda Allenbaugh on May 3rd, 2012.
Allenbaugh was a passenger in Smith’s vehicle when he failed to negotiate a curve near Advance and wrecked. Smith was being pursued by an Advance Police Officer at the time. Allenbaug was pronounced dead at the scene.
Smith pled guilty to the murder charge last month.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SCHOOL TO CLOSE
School officials in Lawrence County have made the decision to close a local school.
At the end of the current school year, the Black Rock campus in the Lawrence County School District will be closed. Students will be transferred to Walnut Ridge. The decision was made on Tuesday by the Lawrence County School Board.
PINK OUT DAY RAISES OVER $19,000
The Poplar Bluff School’s annual pink out day set a new record this year.
The fourth annual Pink-out day raised over $19,000 for the United Cancer Assistance Network. That is $5,000 more than last year’s record.
The UCAN fundraiser is a community-wide effort through which businesses and Mules fans purchase pink T-shirts to wear to work and later during a football game.
HIGHWAY PATROL TO HOLD OPERATION BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is planning to hold an operation before the end of the month.
The Patrol is planning a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project, which sees troopers, as well as officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, concentrating their efforts on locating commercial vehicles being operated in an unsafe manner, as well as drivers committing hazardous moving violations.
The project will be focused on high crash corridors, along with high risk areas, such as rural roads and highway work zones.
HIGHWAY 91 IN STODDARD COUNTY CLOSED FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS
A section of Highway 91 in Stoddard County will be closed beginning today, so railroad company crews can perform repairs.
The section of affected roadway is located from County Road 341 to County Road 351.
Work will take place today through Monday, October 28th from 7 am to 5 pm daily.
CONSERVATION OFFICIALS ASKING HUNTERS TO HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF DISEASE
Missouri's firearms deer season takes place next month, and conservation officials are asking hunters to help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease.
The disease is deadly to deer, but there is no evidence it can affect humans. Deer can be affected through exposure to soil containing abnormal proteins that are called prions. The prions can get into soil when infected deer decompose on the surface.
The Conservation Department says hunters should avoid cutting through the spine, brain or bones. If hunters must move a whole carcass, they should send the non-edible parts to state-approved landfills for proper burial.