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ONE KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE OREGON COUNTY WRECK
An Alton man has died following a single vehicle wreck Monday in Oregon County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 45 year old Eddie Johnson ran off the side of US 160 and struck a driveway approach. His vehicle then overturned and he was ejected.
Johnson was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. He was not wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.
POLICE INVESTIGATING SIKESTON BANK ROBBERY
An investigation is ongoing into a bank robbery in Sikeston.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, shortly before noon on Monday, a suspect entered Alliance Bank in Sikeston and demanded cash. The suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
The FBI is participating in the investigation with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact 573-471-4711.
MAN SHOT IN BLYTHEVILLE
Blytheville police say a man was shot Monday in a possible drug related incident.
According to authorities, the man was found with a gunshot wound Monday morning. He reportedly fired shots at his shooters during the incident.
Police also found methamphetamine at the scene.
The man was identified as 42 year old Jessie Andrews III.
LEPANTO MAN SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A WOMAN
A Lepanto man has been sentenced for the alleged sexual assault of a woman.
According to KAIT, 73 year old Marion O’Neal Bryan received a sentence of 12 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections in connection to the incident, which occurred in Poinsett County.
TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH IN SCOTT COUNTY
A Benton couple is facing multiple charges following their arrest.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 50 year old Kenneth Blankenship and 36 year old Bobbie Wipfler, were taken into custody after authorities served a search warrant at their residence Sunday night.
The search resulted in the recovery of stolen property, including a Sharp 60 inch television from a storage shed burglary in Dexter.
Authorities also discovered items considered to be drug paraphernalia; a digital scale with residue, aluminum foil and a straw with residue, and a hypodermic needle. A field test of the residue was conducted that indicated positive for methamphetamine.
Also located during the search was a .22 caliber revolver with Blankenship’s identification next to it.
Both Blankenship and Wipfler are facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Blankenship has also been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN DEXTER
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt
will be in Dexter later this week for a mobile office.
The meeting will be held Thursday at the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission from 11 am to noon.
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.
OUTER ROAD IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Pavement repairs will cause the closure of a Butler County road today.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Northbound outer road Route 67 in Butler County will be closed today from 9 am to 3 pm. The work zone will be located at County Road 523.
OVER 20 THOUSAND PEOPLE CAST EARLY BALLOTS IN ARKANSAS
Over 20 thousand people have cast ballots in Arkansas for the upcoming midterm election.
Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said 21,094 people had cast a ballot by late afternoon Monday, the first day of early voting for the November 4th election. Martin has predicted 51 percent of the state's nearly 1.7 million registered voters will vote in this year's election.
Republican and Democratic party leaders say urging Arkansans to cast their ballots early is key to their get out the vote strategies for the election.
The election features Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's heated fight for a third term against Republican challenger and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.