POCAHONTAS WOMAN KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK A woman has died following a two vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Lawrence County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 31 year old Tanieka L. Brown, of Pocahontas, was pronounced dead at the scene after she reportedly pulled her vehicle into the path of another vehicle while attempting a left turn.
The driver of the other vehicle suffered an undisclosed injury. POPLAR BLUFF MAN RECEIVES 50 YEAR SENTENCE ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES A United States District Judge has sentenced a Poplar Bluff man to 50 years in prison on child pornography charges.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Samuel Gonzales, of Poplar Bluff, was sentenced to 600 months in prison on Thursday. Gonzales had pled guilty in November to one felony count each of production and attempted receipt of child pornography. GUNS RECOVERED FROM VEHICLE AT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL Police in Jonesboro say they found three firearms and a BB gun in a student's vehicle at Valley View High School.
Authorities questioned a student Wednesday after he posed with a gun for a video before school.
KAIT reports an officer searched the 17-year-old's truck. The officer found a 12-gauge shotgun, and two rifles.
The youth told the officer he used the guns for hunting. The weapons were turned over to a relative and the boy was disciplined by the school.
Earlier Wednesday, students at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School found a bullet on a school bus. TWO POPLAR BLUFF MEN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGE Two Poplar Bluff men were arrested last night on a meth related charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old James D. Phillips and 32 year old Todd J. Aikey were each arrested in Wayne County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Phillips is also facing several other charges including driving while intoxicated – drugs and driving while revoked. INDIANA MAN ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID ON TRAFFICKING CHARGE An Indiana man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a felony drug charge.
According to the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Robert S. Hormel, of Richmond, Indiana, was arrested shortly before 2 pm in New Madrid County. Hormel is facing a felony charge of 1st degree trafficking drugs – cocaine. CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN FACING METH CHARGE A Cape Girardeau man is facing a drug charge following his arrest Wednesday night in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 34 year old Sean M. Daugherty was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. MAN REPORTEDLY STABBED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU A man reportedly suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries in a stabbing incident last night.
According to authorities, the victim was stabbed in the abdomen in Cape Girardeau and taken to an area hospital. The name of the victim was not available. DORENA HICKMAN FERRY REOPENS A ferry connecting Missouri and Kentucky has reopened.
The Dorena-Hickman ferry reopened yesterday morning on their winter schedule according to a post on the ferry’s facebook page. The ferry had been closed due to the winter weather conditions. PHOTO ID BILL ENDORSED BY MISSOURI HOUSE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE A Missouri House committee has endorsed legislation requiring voters to show official photo identification at polling places.
The House Elections Committee on Wednesday adopted a bill and a proposed constitutional amendment to implement the change.
Republicans supported the measures and argued they were necessary to prevent election fraud.
The bill would let people obtain one government-issued ID free of charge. It would also allow voters who can't afford an ID or were born before 1941 to cast provisional ballots.
Missouri voters would need to approve the constitutional amendment in November for the legislation to take effect. BILL WOULD MAKE MISSOURI LAWMAKERS FOLLOW SUNSHINE LAW Some Missouri House members have filed legislation that would make them subject to the state's open-records law.
The legislation was introduced Wednesday by Democrat John Mayfield, of Independence. It follows a 2013 report by Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich that criticized the Legislature for adopting a double standard on open records.
The Legislature has interpreted the Sunshine Law to apply to the full House and Senate, committees and staff members, but not to individual lawmakers. That means documents and emails in the possession of individual lawmakers are considered exempt from public disclosure.
Mayfield said his bill to make individual legislators comply with the Sunshine Law would bring greater transparency to the Legislature. The bill has 22 co-sponsors.