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HALLOWEEN STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Yesterday’s storms brought havoc throughout Southeast Missouri.
According to the National Weather Service, a mobile home was blown over in Broseley and downed trees and branches were reported in multiple counties.
In Harviel, a roof was blown off a home, along with damage to grain bins.
A funnel cloud was also reported near Naylor at around 6:30 pm, shortly after that, 50 mile per hour wind gusts were observed in Poplar Bluff. No information was available on any injuries from the storm.
BODY FOUND IN CLAY COUNTY ARKANSAS
Two farmers reportedly found the body of a missing man on Sunday in Clay County, Arkansas.
According to KAIT, the farmers discovered the body of John Buckmaster, who was last seen in Rector on September 14th. Buckmaster’s body was taken to Little Rock for an autopsy, however authorities do not suspect foul play.
THREE JUVENILES ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO STRING OF VANDALISM
Three juveniles have been taken into custody following a string of vandalism in Kennett.
According to Kennett police, multiple residences and vehicles were vandalized. The first report was made to authorities Tuesday night at around 10 pm. An investigation led police to the three juveniles.
Authorities are asking that anyone who experienced any recent vandalism to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO OPEN CAMPUS IN MEXICO
The chancellor of Arkansas State University says construction is scheduled to begin in February on ASU's campus in Mexico.
ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the $50 million campus in Queretaro is expected to open in fall 2015.
ASU will become the first comprehensive U.S. university in Mexico with an American-style campus. Hudson says the first phase of academic space on the 200 acre campus is being designed to accommodate up to 5,000 students, with a goal of 1,000 students in the first year.
STAFF OF CLAIRE MCCASKILL TO HOLD MEETING IN SCOTT COUNTY
Staff members of United States Senator Claire McCaskill will be in Scott County in two weeks for a Kitchen Table Talk.
The Kitchen Table Talk series will take McCaskill’s staff statewide in order to hear directly from constituents, address their questions and concerns, and provide Missourians with the resources necessary to receive assistance from federal agencies. Staff will report all feedback they receive directly to Senator McCaskill.
A talk has been scheduled for Thursday, November 14th from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Chaffee Public Library.
SEMO STUDENT TAKES HOME $20,000 LOTTERY PAYDAY
A student at Southeast Missouri State University just got a bit of extra help paying for college.
Joshua Bowlin won $20,000 from a St. Louis Blues scratchers ticket. According to the Missouri Lottery, Bowlin bought the ticket from a convenience store in Ballwin.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND
Are you ready for an extra hour of sleep this weekend?
Daylight Savings Time will come to an end at 2 am Sunday morning. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
Daylight Savings Time will start again on March 9th, 2014.
MISSOURI SENATOR RELEASES DRAFT FOR NEW GUN LEGISLATION
A Missouri Senate leader has put forth a new, pared-back proposal dealing with the enforcement of federal gun control laws.
Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
The new proposal comes about seven weeks after Richard and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey voted against an attempted veto override of a bill addressing the same subject because of concerns about its constitutionality.
Unlike the original bill, the new proposal would not subject federal authorities to state misdemeanor charges for trying to enforce certain federal gun control laws. It also eliminates a provision that could have resulted in charges against journalists for publishing the names of gun owners.