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MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH CAPE GIRARDEAU SHOOTING
One man is in custody in connection with an early morning shooting yesterday in Cape Girardeau.
According to Cape Girardeau Police Sergeant Jason Selzer, officers responded to a call about a shooting shortly after 5 am Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers found a male with a gunshot wound in his stomach. The victim was transferred to a local hospital for treatment of a serious injury.
A warrant was issued for 28 year old Tommy Joe Davis III, of Cape Girardeau, on felony charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action. Davis was taken into custody in Illinois.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT
Police in Cape Girardeau are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday night.
According to authorities, no one was injured when a car was shot at least three times on Lacey. The driver of the vehicle reportedly did not cooperate and was taken into custody on an unrelated matter.
TWO FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO STOLEN ATV
Two people are facing charges in connection to an alleged stolen ATV in Mississippi County.
According to authorities, 25 year old Jonathan R. Higgins and 24 year old Krystal D. Tatum, both of Sikeston, are each facing charges including stealing a motor vehicle and first degree tampering with a motor vehicle.
The ATV was badly damaged and discovered near Sikeston abandoned.
THREE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY FACE MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
A multi-agency raid on a Ravenden Springs, Arkansas home has led to the arrest of three people.
Authorities say 60 year old Larry Lee Collins, 54 year old Patsy Case and 25 year old Brandon Gilbert are each facing charges for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
Collins and Case are each facing additional charges for manufacturing a controlled substance and Gilbert is charged with tampering with physical evidence.
LILBOURN MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
A Lilbourn man is facing a felony drug charge in connection to his arrest Wednesday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 48 year old Bobby L. Reynolds was arrested in New Madrid County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Reynolds is also facing charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
ALTERCATION LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THREE STUDENTS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A student allegedly pulled a steak knife during an altercation at a Northeast Arkansas school.
According to KAIT, the incident occurred at MacArthur Junior High School.
Three students were arrested following the incident, one on a charge of aggravated assault and the two others on a charge of terroristic threatening.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO START TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Westbound Highway 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane starting today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform routine bridge maintenance.
The work zone will be located between Route F and Route WW.
Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Monday, June 9th from 7 am to 4 pm each day.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CREWS TO BE IN STODDARD COUNTY FOR MAINTENANCE
A week long maintenance project is continuing today in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, crews will be reducing Eastbound Highway 60 to one lane for bridge maintenance between Highways 114 and 61 through Tuesday, June 10th.
Work is set to be done from 7:30 am to 4 pm each day.
WALGREENS STORES IN MISSOURI TO BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM PRICE CHECKS OVER THREE YEARS
An independent auditor will perform random price checks at Walgreen Co. stores around Missouri for the next three years under a legal agreement the company has reached with the state.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Wednesday that Walgreen will pay for the audits and will be fined if the auditor finds discrepancies between advertised prices on Walgreen's merchandise and prices at the register.
Koster's announcement comes less than a year after Missouri filed a lawsuit in Jackson County court accusing the Chicago-based drugstore chain of overcharging customers and using deceptive pricing schemes. Walgreen has settled pricing practice lawsuits with California and Wisconsin.
Walgreen spokesman Jim Graham says the company is "pleased" to have reached an agreement that allows it "to continue to operate within our previously established business practices."
MISSOURI PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES MOVED BACK A MONTH TO MARCH
Missouri is moving its presidential primary back a month in an attempt to get in the good graces of the national Republican and Democratic parties.
Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation Wednesday that will set Missouri's 2016 presidential primary on March 15th instead of February 2nd.
The governor said the delayed primary should help Missouri comply with national party guidelines that could penalize states for holding primaries too early in the year.
Similar party guidelines led to a confusing situation for Missouri's 2012 presidential primary. The election was held in February.
But to avoid penalties from the national party, the state GOP decided to disregard the primary results and instead use a series of later caucus meetings to determine which candidates its delegates would support at the Republican National Convention.