September 16, 2014


One person is in critical condition following a stabbing over the weekend in Trumann, Arkansas.

According to KAIT, Fred English Sr. was stabbed multiple times on Sunday.

A suspect in the case has been taken into custody, but their name has not yet released. A probable cause hearing is set for today. MAN SOUGHT IN CHARLESTON SHOOTING

A warrant has been issued for a Charleston man in connection to a recent shooting.

According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, the warrant was for 31 year old Teco Woods on charges of first degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The warrant is in connection to the shooting of 35 year old Larico Coleman. Anyone with information on Woods whereabouts is asked to call the Charleston DPS at 573-683-3737. TWO ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGE

Two people have been arrested on burglary charges in Caruthersville.

According to the Caruthersville Police Department, an investigation of a break in at an apartment on Friday led to the arrest of 29 year old Melinda Thacker and 17 year old Tiffany Harris.

They were both arrested on a charge of second degree burglary. BERNIE MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES

A Bernie man is facing a drug related charge for allegedly selling meth to an informant.

According to authorities, 23 year old Michael Jesse Gibson was arrested on Friday.

Gibson is facing a felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance. KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATION SERIES OF BREAK-INS

Authorities in Kennett are investigating multiple reports of break-ins.

According to the Kennett Police Department, they have received numerous reports of break-ins of both vehicles and residences. Police are advising residents to be extra vigilant and to contact police if they notice any suspicious vehicles or people.

Some tips for keeping your vehicle and home safe from break-ins are available on our Facebook page. CHARLESTON MAN SENTENCED FOR 2013 BANK ROBBERY

A Charleston man has been sentenced to 15 years for a 2013 bank robbery.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 26 year old Deidrick Reed was sentenced on charges of making a false bomb threat, armed bank robbery, and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Reed and an accomplice called in a bomb threat at three area schools on December 12th, 2013. While law enforcement was responding to the threat, the two men robbed a Charleston bank.


Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County today for pavement repairs.

During the repairs, Route OO in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane from 7 am to 4 pm. The work zone will be located between Highway 25 and County Road 337. REIMBURSEMENTS FOR A+ PROGRAM MAY BE REDUCED

Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program.

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria reimbursements for two years of classes at a community college in the state.

Education deputy Leroy Wade said the department has told schools to prepare students for a reduction of about three or four credit hours per student. He says the warning is "very pre-emptive" and would take effect in January at the earliest.

Wade says the reductions might be necessary because the number of students using A+ money is increasing, making the program more expensive for the state.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the state spent $30.4 million on the program in fiscal 2014. MISSOURI OFFERS GRANTS TO HELP FIX CITIES STREETS

Cities and towns short on extra cash could get state help to improve street safety and other infrastructure issues.

The Missouri Department of Transportation on Friday announced grants available to local agencies to spruce up streets.

Speed limit reviews, pedestrian and bike route analysis, parking issues and other projects related to traffic engineering are eligible for the grants.

The department will reimburse up to 80 percent of project costs of selected local public agencies. Projects must be able to be completed by next fall.

Applications for projects are due November 15th, and funding announcements will be made in January. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT SUMMARY REWRITTEN BY APPEALS COURT

A Missouri appeals court panel has rewritten the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with early voting.

At issue is an item on the November ballot that would authorize a no-excuses-needed early voting period for future general elections, but limit it only to business hours on weekdays.

In its ruling Monday, the appeals court panel said the summary prepared by the Legislature was misleading because it didn't mention the early period would occur only if the Legislature and governor provide funding. The appeals court ordered additional wording to be added to the ballot summary that voters will see.

The legal challenge to the measure had been brought by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a St. Louis civil rights leader.