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BODY FOUND IN BUTLER COUNTY
A body has been found near Black River in Butler County.
According to authorities the body was that of a Hispanic man, although his identity is unknown.
The body was found Wednesday and is being investigated as a homicide.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING
Poplar Bluff Police are investigating a shooting incident.
According to Chief Jeff Rowland with the Poplar Bluff PD, officers responded Tuesday evening to Bacon Park about shots being fired. An investigation into the incident revealed that three vehicles were present at the time of the shooting.
Officers located one of the vehicles on Main Street, near Gardner Street. The vehicle had sustained damage from a gunshot, which damaged the radiator, disabling the vehicle.
Rowland says several persons of interest have been identified and are being sought.
No injuries have been reported.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 785-5776.
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ALLEGED MISCONDUCT
An investigation is ongoing into a Poplar Bluff School District employee for alleged non-sexual misconduct.
According to KFVS, the family of the victim says their child has come home from the Poplar Bluff early childhood center with unexplained bruises.
The family also said that the child, who has autism, started acting differently when school started.
Poplar Bluff Superintendent Chris Hon says that an investigation has been started.
SINGLE ENGINE PLANE CRASHES IN NORTHERN ARKANSAS
Authorities in northern Arkansas say two men have been injured after they crashed an experimental airplane.
The single-engine plane crashed Tuesday evening northwest of Ozark Regional Airport in Baxter County. The men were hospitalized. The Baxter County Sheriff's Office hasn't released their names or conditions.
It's unclear what caused the crash.
Federal Aviation Administration records show the Zodiac XL aircraft is registered to 36 year old Andrew Tuberville of Lakeview.
Federal authorities are investigating.
CHILD SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER FALLING OUT OF MOVING VEHICLE
A three year old child has serious injuries after reportedly falling out a moving vehicle in Wayne County on Monday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the child opened the rear driver side door and fell out of the vehicle. The child was allegedly not wearing a safety device at the time of the incident.
Later that day, the driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Christopher D. White, of Millspring, was arrested on a felony charge of child neglect.
WAPPAPELLO MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
A Wappapello man is facing drug charges following his arrest Wednesday morning.
According to the Highway Patrol, 49 year old Ronald Fraga was arrested shortly after 10 am Wednesday in Wayne County.
Fraga was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.
SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ONE ARREST IN POCAHONTAS
One person is in custody, while officials are searching for two others following the search of a Pocahontas duplex.
According to KAIT, methamphetamine was fond during the execution of two search warrants at the duplex on October 14th. Bobby Martin Jr. was taken into custody at the scene.
Police say that two other people are being sought in connection to the search, Mellissa Hendershott and Aren Dewayne Henson.
DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED FOR CRAIGHEAD AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES
U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas counties that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on October 7th.
Responding to requests from Governor Mike Beebe, Vilsack issued the primary county disaster declarations in Craighead and Mississippi counties. Additionally, Crittenden, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, and Poinsett counties were named as contiguous disaster counties.
Qualifying farmers will be eligible for federal aid, including emergency loans. Officials say farmers who feel they may qualify for the federal aid should contact their local Farm Service Agency office.