SUNDAY MORNING WRECK CLAIMS LIFE OF CLUBB WOMAN A Sunday morning wreck in Wayne County has claimed the life of a Clubb woman.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old Deborah L. Allen lost control of her vehicle on a frost covered roadway, hit an embankment and overturned. Allen was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was allegedly not wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.


NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Northeast Arkansas man has died following a single vehicle wreck early Friday morning.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 20 year old Arturo Gonzales Garcia, of Manila, was driving in Mississippi County, Arkansas, when his vehicle ran off a road and overturned.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. The wreck occurred at around 3 am Friday morning.


MAN HIT WHILE PUSHING BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE ACROSS HIGHWAY A Dexter man suffered serious injuries after being hit while pushing his vehicle across a Stoddard County Highway.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Friday evening when a vehicle being driven by 61 year old Levi W. Sommers broke down. Sommers was pushing the vehicle across Missouri Highway 25 when it went into the path of another vehicle which struck it.

Sommers was seriously injured while the driver of the second vehicle suffered moderately injuries. They were each taken by ambulance to area hospitals.


HUSBAND AND WIFE DEAD IN POSSIBLE MURDER SUICIDE An investigation is ongoing into a murder-suicide in Howell County.

According to KFVS, two bodies were found inside a home on Friday in Willow Springs. Star Arnett reportedly had blunt force trauma to the head and her husband Dwayne Arnett had a gunshot wound.

Multiple buildings and vehicles had also been set on fire.


WOMAN FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING FIRE AT JACKSON RESIDENCE One person has died following a fire at a Jackson apartment.

According to authorities, 61 year old Sandra Riggins was killed in the fire Sunday at an apartment on Shawnee Circle.

No one else was injured due to the fire.


TWO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES Two California men have been arrested in New Madrid County on drug charges.

According to the Highway Patrol, 41 year old Dana D. White, of Bellflower, California, and 22 year old Dani E. Freeman, of Compton, California, were taken into custody Saturday night.

The two men are each facing felony charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance for cocaine and marijuana.


MISSOURI LAWMAKERS SAY TAX CUTS ARE AN EARLY PRIORITY FOR NEW SESSION Missouri lawmakers plan to make another attempt at cutting income taxes during their 2014 session.

Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed an income tax cut bill passed earlier this year, and majority party Republicans were unable to override it.

House and Senate leaders say an income tax cut will be an early priority when lawmakers convene January 8th.

Representative T.J. Berry, who sponsored the vetoed bill, says next year's version will leave out some of the provisions to which Nixon objected.

One of those dropped sections would have automatically cut state income tax rates even further if Congress enacted a law making it easier for states to collect taxes on sales made over the Internet.

Bill sponsor Senator Will Kraus says lawmakers want to simplify the legislation and lower its cost.


ROAD PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY Route U in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane over the next few weeks as Missouri Department of Transportation crews clean out the ditch along the roadway.

The work zone will be located between County Road 732 and Highway 61.

Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Friday, January 17th from 7:30 am to 3 pm each day.


NEW BILL WOULD MANDATE A 72 HOUR WAITING PERIOD FOR ABORTIONS A Missouri senator is proposing legislation that would require a 72-hour wait before an abortion.

The state currently has a 24-hour informed consent law. Republican David Sater of Cassville says extending that period would provide additional time for reflection. He said he hopes it would reduce the number of abortions.

The legislation has been proposed for the 2014 legislative session starting January 8th.

Opponents contend a longer waiting period would not decrease the number of abortions but simply cause them to happen later in pregnancy, which can increase risk.

South Dakota and Utah have 72-hour waiting periods.


HIGHWAY PATROL URGING EVERYONE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS FOR NEW YEARS EVE With the calendar switching over to 2014 tomorrow night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging everyone to make good decisions on how they intend to celebrate.

The Highway Patrol says that during the New Year’s counting period last year, there were 1,615 traffic crashes, which killed 12 people and injured 517.

Remember to buckle up and obey all traffic laws. Also, if you plan on drinking that night, designate a sober driver or take a taxi.