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ONE KILLED IN NORTHERN ARKANSAS MOTORCYCLE WRECK
A Lakeview, Arkansas, man has died in connection to a motorcycle wreck in Northern Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, a motorcycle driven by 25 year old Bryan Bausano crashed into a ditch Sunday afternoon in Baxter County.
Bausano had reportedly lost control of the motorcycle before leaving the roadway.
OFFICERS INVESTIGATING CAPE GIRARDEAU SHOOTING
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are investigating a shooting.
According to Corporal Darin Hickey, shortly after 3 pm Monday, officers responded to a report of a subject being shot.
Officers found a male with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. The man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The incident is under investigation and Corporal Hickey says that no suspects are in custody.
MAN ARRESTED IN MINER ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
A man is in custody after allegedly giving a police officer a false name.
According to authorities, a Miner police officer pulled over Mathew Ballew for having an expired registration on his vehicle. During the stop, Ballew reportedly gave the officer a false name.
Ballew also had two active warrants, one of which is from the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
ARKANSAS COMMUNITY GIVEN APPROVAL TO INCORPORATE
The Southside community just south of Batesville, Arkansas has been granted a request to incorporate as a city as some residents oppose a proposal that it be annexed into the city of Batesville.
Independence County Judge Robert Griffin on Friday approved the incorporation request by the group Keep Southside Free From Annexation.
Arkansas Municipal League attorney Mark Hayes - representing Batesville - said the decision will be appealed.
Brandon Gay - an organizer of the group opposed to the proposed annexation - said he expects to appeal if future rulings go against his group.
The anti-annexation group filed a petition of incorporation on September 22nd after the Batesville City Council voted 5 to 2 on August 25th to put the question of annexing the community on the November 4th ballot.
THREE RIVERS ENDOWMENT TRUST RECEIVES DONATION OF OVER $750,000
The Three Rivers Endowment Trust has received a donation of $770,000 that will mostly go to the college’s proposed sports complex project.
The proposed Sports Complex will replace the college’s aging gymnasium with a new 3,000-seat facility that incorporates a FEMA tornado safe room into its design.
Just over $100,000 of the donation will go towards general expenses incurred by the trust.
The donation follows the sale of properties held in trust for late Piedmont resident James Adams.
PIEDMONT/GREENVILLE LICENSE OFFICE CONTRACT UP FOR BID
Management contract bids are now being accepted for the Piedmont/Greenville License Office.
Bids will be evaluated on areas such as expertise of the personnel proposed, methods proposed for performing the services and whether the individual or entity is a not-for-profit, political subdivision, a Missouri Certified Minority Business Enterprise, a Women Business Enterprise or a Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise.
A tour of the office will be held from 5:45 to 6:45 pm on November 5th for prospective bidders to gain perspective on how a license office is operated.
More information is available online at the Missouri Department of Revenue website.
EVENING FLU SHOT CLINIC TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center will be hosting an evening Flu Shot Clinic for veterans on Wednesday.
The clinic will be held from 4:30 pm to 8 pm at the Medical Center’s main building in Poplar Bluff.
Anyone who would like additional information about the clinic can contact VA Health Promotion/Disease Prevention nurse, Bonnie Connelly at 573-778-4386.
ARKANSAS TEMPERATURES HIGHER THAN NORMAL THIS MONTH
The National Weather Service says October will likely be one of the warmest in recent years in Arkansas, although the end of the month is forecast to become cooler.
A cold front is expected to move through the state on Tuesday and put an end to unseasonably warm temperatures throughout much of the state. During the weekend, many areas reported temperatures in the mid to upper 80s - well above the typical readings of the upper 60s to mid-70s.
The National Weather Service in North Little Rock says this October will likely end up being the warmest since 2007.
Stormy weather is expected Tuesday and temperatures will drop to more typical levels and in the Little Rock area, lows could dip into the 40s during the weekend.