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TWO CHARGED WITH MURDER IN POPLAR BLUFF MAN’S DEATH
Two people are facing a murder charge in connection to the death of a Poplar Bluff man in Mississippi County.
According to authorities, 34 year old Derell Timothy Davis, of Poplar Bluff, was found dead Saturday.
33 year old Brent Christopher Naile and 44 year old Faye Ettie Myers, both of East Prairie, have been arrested on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in connection to the death.
Naile and Myers had allegedly assaulted Davis and later dumped his body.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED BUTLER COUNTY BURGLARY
One man is in custody and authorities are searching for two others in connection to a burglary in Butler County last week.
According to the Daily American Republic, Brett Robert McKinney was arrested on suspicion of second degree burglary.
Authorities say a man and woman are also being sought in connection to the case.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN SIKESTON
A woman is in custody in connection to a shooting Monday in Sikeston.
According to authorities, the victim was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim’s wife has been taken into custody.
The names of the people involved have not been made available.
TWO ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY IN MALDEN
Two people are in custody in connection to a reported armed robbery in Malden.
According to the Malden Police Department, on Saturday, officers received a report of an armed robbery at the Sonic Drive-in. Following an investigation, officers took two suspects into custody, Jesse T. Sandage, of Fisk, and Davine S. Donnelly, of Buffalo, Missouri.
The suspects are each facing charges of second degree robbery and kidnapping.
TASK FORCE ARRESTS SIX INCLUDING ONE FOR ROBBERY
The Southeast Missouri Violent Crime Task Force arrested six people on July 3rd as a part of a focused effort to arrest wanted subjects.
One of the people arrested was 18 year old Elijah Burleson, of Cape Girardeau. Burleson has been charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action.
MAN RESCUED AFTER GETTING STUCK IN GRAIN BIN
A man was rescued from a grain bin Monday in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, the man had gotten stuck in a 14 foot tall grain bin in Greene County for four hours. The man was taken to an area hospital as a precautionary measure.
ESSEX MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HYDROCODONE
An Essex man is facing a felony drug charge in connection to his arrest Sunday night.
According to the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Victor Rodriguez is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone. Rodriguez was also charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
He was arrested shortly after 10:30 pm Sunday in Stoddard County.
OVER TWO WEEK LONG ROAD PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Route U in Pemiscot County will be reduced for much of this month as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, July 25th from 6 am to 6 pm daily.
The work zone is located between County Road 509 and Route D.
ROAD CLOSURE TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route M in New Madrid County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.
The work zone will be located between Highway 162 and County Road 431.
Weather permitting, work will be performed today from 7:30 am to 4 pm.
CARBON EMISSIONS BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR NIXON
Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation directing Missouri regulators to develop their own standards for carbon dioxide pollution from power plants.
The bill signing Monday comes as the federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules that would require Missouri to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by more than one-fifth by 2030.
Missouri's electricity production relies heavily on coal-fired power plants, which release greenhouse gases that can contribute to climate change.
The bill says state officials can develop carbon dioxide emission standards that are less stringent than federal guidelines.
Missouri legislators had passed the measure before the proposed federal regulations were released. They were concerned the U.S. guidelines could be costly to comply with for electric companies.
RESTRICTIONS ON HEALTH NAVIGATORS VETOED BY GOVERNOR NIXON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new federally run website.
The Democratic governor cited drafting errors in the bill while announcing the veto Monday.
As passed by the Republican-led Legislature, the bill would have required criminal background checks for people seeking state licenses to work as health insurance navigators. Applicants with past convictions involving fraud or dishonesty would have been barred from the jobs.
Nixon had signed a bill last year requiring state licensure for health insurance guides. But a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in January, saying that it was pre-empted by federal law.
Missouri is one of several states that have tried to impose more stringent requirements on insurance navigators.
PROPOSAL TURNED IN FOR MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE IN ARKANSAS
A group campaigning to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has turned in more than 77,000 signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot.
Give Arkansas a Raise Now submitted its petitions Monday to put its proposed initiated act on the ballot. The group said it turned in 77,288 signatures for the proposal. Initiated acts need at least 62,507 signatures from registered voters. Monday is the deadline to submit petitions for initiatives.
The proposal would raise Arkansas' minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour by 2017. Arkansas is one of only four states with a minimum wage lower than the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.