SHOOTING REPORTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU One man was injured Tuesday afternoon during a shooting incident in Cape Girardeau.
According to the Southeast Missourian, the shooting occurred at a house on Bloomfield Street. The victim was shot in the abdomen. Details on the full extent of his injuries were not available, but he was reportedly conscious and responsive.
The name of the victim has not been made available. THREE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon near Willow Springs has resulted in the deaths of three people.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Timothy Berry, of Willow Springs, failed to turn at an intersection causing his vehicle to run off the road and hit an embankment.
Berry and a 15 year old passenger, Alex Hayes, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers, 51 year old Daniel Combs and 31 year old Shanna Kendall, were taken to a Springfield hospital via Air Evac.
Kendall was pronounced dead later Tuesday evening. Combs injuries were listed as serious.
According to the crash report, none of the four were wearing a safety device. MAN REPORTEDLY GROPING WOMEN IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are looking for more information into multiple reports of a man on a bike groping women from behind.
According to KFVS, there have been reports from five women since November 4th saying they were grabbed or touched. The suspect was riding a BMX bike and is described as a white male with long brown hair and in his late teens or early 20’s. PRIMARY HELD YESTERDAY IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Fewer than 100 votes separated the top candidates from the also-rans after ballots were counted in the party primary runoffs for a state senate seat in northeastern Arkansas.
Jonesboro businessman Steve Rockwell led Valley View Schools Superintendent Radius Baker by 24 votes in the Democratic primary, while former AT&T manager John Cooper led Ascent Children's Services CEO Dan Sullivan by 67 votes among Republicans.
If the results stand, Rockwell and Cooper would face off January 14 in a special election to replace former Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August.
Complete but unofficial results showed Rockwell with 50.5 percent of the Democratic vote and Cooper with 51.15 percent of the Republican vote.
Bookout quit after the state Ethics Commission ruled he spent money from his re-election bid on personal items. MULTIPLE LISTENING POSTS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK
A new listening post meeting has been scheduled for next week in Poplar Bluff.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20th from 10 to 11 am at the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce.
Listening Posts are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of United States Senator Roy Blunt’s staff.
Additional meetings scheduled for next Wednesday include from 1 to 2 pm at the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission in Dexter and from 3 to 4 pm at Cole Insurance in Sikeston. THREE RIVERS REGISTRATION EVENT TO BE HELD TODAY IN CARUTHERSVILLE
Prospective Three Rivers College students can register for classes today in Caruthersville.
The college will be hosting a student registration event today from 1 to 5 pm at the Caruthersville Public Library. Students attending the event can register for classes offered at any of the college’s locations, as well as those offered at Caruthersville High School, or online.
If you can’t make it to the event today, additional registration events will be held at the Caruthersville Public Library on November 20th and December 4th. For more information, call 573-888-6381 or go online to trcc.edu. RESULTS RELEASED FOR WEEKEND DWI CHECKPOINT IN SIKESTON
A sobriety checkpoint this past weekend in Sikeston resulted in several citations being written, but no one was found to be drinking and driving.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the three hour operation saw 110 vehicles checked by officers and several citations written for various offenses, such as no insurance, no seat belt, improper registration, and open alcohol container.
The operation was a joint operation between the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the SEMO DWI Task Force. HIGHWAY PATROL PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
To help promote safety this holiday, Troop E out of Poplar Bluff, will be participating in a 20 mile trooper project. The project will see a trooper assigned every twenty miles on Interstates 55 and 57 along with other selected secondary roads.
The project is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 27th and Sunday, December 1st. CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE LAWSUIT THROWN OUT OF COURT
A federal judge has thrown out a Missouri lawmaker's lawsuit seeking an exemption from contraceptive coverage under the new Affordable Care Act's insurance provisions.
Republican state Rep. Paul Wieland of Imperial and his wife Teresa sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the federal Labor and Treasury departments in August.
The couple said their religious and free speech rights were violated by the health overhaul's contraceptive requirements in the group health insurance plan he can receive as a state legislator.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. District Judge Jean Hamilton granted defense motions to dismiss the case in mid-October and then rejected an emergency injunction request.
The Wielands say they were previously able to opt out of contraceptive coverage. They have three teenage daughters. STATE AUDITOR SAYS DIFFERENT BOND POLICIES COULD HAVE SAVED OVER $40 MILLION
A new audit says Missouri schools and local governments could have saved $43 million over four years if they had issued bonds differently.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said Tuesday that the savings could come through competition.
His audit found that most schools and local entities use negotiated bond sales in which an underwriter selected in advance often also serves as a financial adviser. Schweich says bonds that are competitively bid among underwriters often result in lower interest rates for schools and local governments.
The audit recommends Missouri change its law to require competitive bonds for entities with good credit ratings.
Previous audits have drawn similar conclusions.
But some school officials question the projected savings. They say negotiated sales allow schools to form trusted relationships with underwriters.