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TENNESSEE MAN KILLED IN WRECK INVOLVING TRACTOR TRAILER
A Tennessee man is dead following a wreck Tuesday in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old David Warden, of Ripley, Tennessee, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle he was driving ran into the back of a tractor trailer on US 412 near Hayti.
The tractor trailer then ran into a ditch; however no injuries were listed for the driver.
JONESBORO WOMAN DIES FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN WRECK
A Jonesboro woman has died from injuries she received in a head on collision last week.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 77 year old Barbera Barnett was a passenger in a vehicle that had been struck by another vehicle on October 15th in Jonesboro.
Barnett passed away on the 18th at a Northeast Arkansas hospital.
THREE ARRESTED IN ARKANSAS SHOOTING
Three suspects wanted in a home shooting that hospitalized three men in northeast Arkansas have been arrested in Tennessee.
Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills says a Tennessee trooper recognized the suspects' vehicle on Monday after the Arkansas State Police issued an alert. All three face attempted murder charges.
Authorities say the three male victims were shot at a Harrisburg home on Sunday. They were taken to an area hospital and one man was later flown to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. Their conditions have not been released.
MAN FACING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND WEAPON CHARGE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Northeast Arkansas man is facing charges after he reportedly fired a gun and threatened a person on Tuesday.
According to KAIT, 48 year old Joey Randazzo allegedly threatened a newspaper delivery driver who had stopped in Randazzo’s driveway to prepare the papers.
The driver told authorities that Randazzo had threatened to shoot him if he did not leave and also used a racial slur. Randazzo later admitted to also firing a warning shot as the vehicle drove away. Randazzo is facing charges, including aggravated assault.
TWO IN CUSTODY ON DRUG CHARGES IN SCOTT COUNTY
Two people are in custody in Scott County on drug charges.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 41 year old David Kelley, of Morley, and 53 year old Leslie Jarboe, of Richland, were arrested following a search of Kelley’s residence.
Authorities reportedly found methamphetamine and alprazolam inside the house and outbuildings, as well as three rifles, one of which had deep scratches on the serial numbers.
Kelley has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of any methamphetamine precursor drug with the intent to manufacture.
Jarboe was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for her arrest through Miller County for possession of amphetamine.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOLD INFORMATION NIGHT FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM
Three Rivers College will be holding an information night for the Licensed Practical Nursing program next month.
The event will give prospective students the chance to apply for the college’s LPN program in Kennett, and find out about the requirements for entry into the program and financial aid opportunities.
The information night is scheduled for 6:30 pm at the Three Rivers College Center in Kennett on Thursday, November 6th.
MOBILE OFFICE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Area residents will have a chance to meet with staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt Thursday in Poplar Bluff.
The mobile office will be held from 9 am to 10 am at the Mark Twain National Forest Service Office on Maud Street.
ARKANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN TO 6.2 PERCENT
State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate dipped to 6.2 percent in September. That's down from 7.7 percent a year earlier.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says September's jobless rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point from August. The agency says the number of employed Arkansans rose by 4,500 last month in the first employment gain since March.
Five industry sectors posted job gains, with employment in government rising by 13,100 last month. Much of the increase is attributed to seasonal hiring at public schools. Jobs in educational and health services increased by 2,300, while jobs in professional and business services rose by 2,000.
The agency says the leisure and hospitality sector lost 1,100 jobs last month, primarily because of the closure of summer-related businesses.