MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO CAPE GIRARDEAU SHOOTING A man has been taken into custody in connection to a November shooting in Cape Girardeau.
According to Patrolman Darin Hickey with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, 34 year old Dennis L. Williams, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested in Boone County on December 12th. Williams is a suspect in an incident where a woman was shot in the leg while sitting in a vehicle on November 30th.
Williams was arrested on charges of two counts of felony first degree assault and felony armed criminal action. Patrolman Hickey says Williams will be transported to Cape Girardeau County in the near future. MAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN CARUTHERSVILLE
A woman has been arrested after her boyfriend was reportedly hit by a vehicle.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, on Thursday police were dispatched to an area where a man had been hit by a motor vehicle. When they arrived they found a 40 year old male lying in the roadway with a fractured ankle and a laceration to the head.
During an investigation, officers learned that the man had been in an altercation with his girlfriend. The 33 year old woman, whose name was not released, was arrested. The man was air lifted to a Memphis hospital for treatment. SIX ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY
The Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department says that six people have been taken into custody on charges for attempt to manufacture.
Five of the people arrested were 48 year old Paula Johnson, 42 year old James Craddock, 36 year old Jennifer England, 23 year old Michael Malone Jr., and 20 year old Felicia Krah, all from Dexter. The other arrestee was 32 year old Joseph Saffell Jr., of Murder, Florida. AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING
Jonesboro authorities are searching for a man in connection to a shooting Saturday night.
According to authorities, Quinton Boggard was shot Saturday night and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He had reportedly gotten into an altercation with Willie Boggard, who is being sought in connection to the incident. WOMAN FACING CHARGES FOR REPORTEDLY HITTING CHILDREN WITH A STICK
A woman is facing battery and assault charges for reportedly hitting children with a stick.
According to KAIT, Shanell Williams was arrested by Jonesboro Police after she allegedly hit three children on the head with a small, wooden stick at the daycare where she worked.
The children were all boys. Two were four years old and the other was seven years old. Williams has been terminated from her position at the daycare. SIX INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE WRECK
Six people suffered injuries in a weekend wreck in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred Sunday afternoon when 45 year old Jeff Whitehead, of Puxico, attempted to pass a vehicle driven by 33 year old Shlisa Whitaker of Hornersville on Missouri Highway 51.
Whitaker had reportedly stopped to make a left turn and was hit by Whitehead in the rear of the vehicle. Whitaker and four passengers in her vehicle suffered injuries, including one who was seriously injured.
A passenger in Whitehead’s vehicle suffered moderate injuries. AREA BANK ISSUES FRAUD ALERT
An area bank is warning customers to be aware of possible fraudulent phone calls.
Focus Bank, which has multiple locations in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, put a fraud alert on its website cautioning people to be on the lookout for fraudulent phone calls that purport to be from Focus Bank.
The bank says to not supply any card number or personal information to these callers. For more information, go online to www.focusbank.com. ADVANCE MAN APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD
Missouri Representative Dennis Fowler has been appointed by the governor to the state Board of Probation and Parole.
Governor Jay Nixon announced Fowler's appointment Friday - the same day that he also appointed state Senator Ryan McKenna to a spot in his administration as the labor department director.
Fowler is a Navy veteran who worked in law enforcement for 38 years before winning election to the House in 2012. The Republican from Advance represented the 151st District in southeast Missouri.
His appointment to the Board of Probation and Parole will be subject to Senate confirmation. DATES SET FOR 2014 DEER AND TURKEY FIREARMS SEASONS
The Missouri Conservation Commission has set the dates for the 2014 firearms turkey and deer hunting seasons.
The regular spring season for turkeys will be April 21st to May 11th and the fall firearms season will be October 1st to October 31st.
For Deer, the November portion will run from November 15th to 25th, with the antlerless portion coming right after from November 26th to December 7th.
Additional 2014 hunting dates are available online at mdc.mo.gov. IN STATE TUITION RATES APPROVED FOR EXTENSION TO ALL ROTC CADETS AT ASU
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has approved in-state tuition rates to all U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets.
The board in 2011 had authorized the lower in-state rates to all people serving in the military, but the policy did not specifically address ROTC students, who sign an enlistment contract. DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED FOR MULTIPLE ARKANSAS COUNTIES
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a disaster in multiple counties after last week's wintry weather.
The governor on Friday issued a disaster declaration for 22 counties including Baxter, Independence, Izard, and Sharp counties.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is on the ground with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in about a dozen of the affected counties to determine whether Arkansas will qualify for federal assistance.
If the state qualifies, it will be for public-assistance funds to help counties recover and repair damaged infrastructure.