July 28, 2014

VEHICLE STRIKES AND KILLS THREE YEAR OLD IN SIKESTONA young child has died after getting hit by a vehicle in Sikeston.

According to authorities, a three year old was struck by a vehicle Friday night at around 9:15 pm. The child had reportedly run in front of a vehicle while attempting to cross a road.

The child later died from injuries sustained in the accident.

According to Captain James McMillen, a witness at the scene said it appeared the driver did everything he could to avoid the child but there was simply no time to react. Sikeston DPS says that there are no indications that the driver was impaired. BERRYVILLE MAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN SHARP COUNTY A Berryville, Arkansas man was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday night in Sharp County.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 41 year old Mickey Ray Williams was walking from a parking lot onto Highway 63 when he was hit by a vehicle, causing fatal injuries.

The incident occurred at 11:41 pm Thursday night. PARAGOULD MAN ARRESTED ON POSSESSION OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE CHARGE A Paragould man has been charged with possession of an explosive device.

According to the Kennett Police Department, Daniel A. Freytag was arrested at 11:30 pm Friday night. Additional details about the arrest or the explosive device were not available. TEXAS MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED POSSESSION OF METH IN SHANNON COUNTY A Texas man is facing a meth charge in connection to his arrest Saturday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 40 year old Shawn G. Hitchcock, of Beaumont, Texas, was arrested at 7 pm Saturday night in Shannon County.

Hitchcock is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. FOUR MINORS INJURED IN CRASH INVOLVING A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY A 14 YEAR OLD Four teenagers were injured Saturday afternoon in a wreck in Pemiscot County.

According to the Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by a 14 year old male overturned after running off the road and hitting a ditch near Steele.

The driver and three passengers were all wearing a safety device and suffered minor injuries. They were all taken to a Hayti hospital. STAFF MEMBERS OF SENATOR BLUNT TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE THIS WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF A Mobile Office is scheduled to be held this week in Poplar Bluff.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office on Tuesday from 9 am to 10 am at the Mark Twain National Forest Service Office.

Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff. POPLAR BLUFF TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE OFF FOR PART OF THIS WEEK A traffic signal in Poplar Bluff will be off for part of this week.

According to the Daily American Republic, the Oak Grove Road Signal lights will be off for three days, starting Tuesday. The lights are located in front of the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

While the lights are not operational, portable four way stop signs will be used. VISION AND DENTAL INSURANCE ESTIMATED TO COST OVER $40 MILLION DOLLARS ACCORDING TO ARKANSAS STUDY A report says that adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, but officials say they're not looking at adding on to the program.

A report commissioned by the state Insurance Department projected that adding the coverage to the state's "private option" would cost about $20 a month per person in the program. More than 176,000 people are enrolled in the private option, which is using federal funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.

The program was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law. One of the insurance companies participating in the program had been offering the dental and vision coverage, but that coverage will end in 2015.