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BODY FOUND OF MISSING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN
The body of a missing man was found Wednesday in Northeast Arkansas.
According to Imboden Live, the body of Steven Liles was found in a wooded area near Village Creek. Liles had been missing after last being seen on Friday in the Alicia area.
No foul play is suspected in the death, however Liles body will undergo an autopsy.
TWO HOUSES DESTROYED AND ONE PERSON INJURED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS EXPLOSION
Authorities say a woman suffered burn injuries and two homes were destroyed in an explosion in Osceola.
Osceola Police Chief David Gladden told reporters that the blast was reported about 5:30 am Wednesday and that it also damaged seven other nearby homes.
Investigators said the woman who was burned said she was lighting a cigarette when the explosion occurred, leading authorities to suspect a possible gas leak as the cause. The woman was flown to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. Her condition was not immediately released.
SIKESTON AREA MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT
An alleged domestic violence incident has led to the arrest of a Sikeston area man on a firearm charge.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, authorities were dispatched to a residence on Tuesday for a delayed report of a domestic assault.
The victim said that she was assaulted by 23 year old Joshua Powell and locked in a storage shed on November 9th.
Powell said he had pushed the victim to the ground but was defending himself. The victim later stopped cooperating with authorities and stated she did not want to press charges.
While at the residence the deputy found two firearms that Powell said were his. The firearms were confiscated as Powell is prohibited by law to possess them. Powell has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
INMATE ASSAULT LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST FOUR MEN
An alleged assault of an inmate in Mississippi County has led to charges against four other inmates.
According to authorities, the victim was reportedly assaulted and had property stolen.
Four inmates are facing charges of second degree assault and first degree robbery. The inmates are 45 year old Clifford Ray Williams, 31 year old Teco Vanshawn Woods, 30 year old Sterling Lamarr McCain, and 19 year old Demetric Takyrick Owens.
CORNING MAN ARRESTED AFTER REPORTEDLY BEING FOUND WITH METH
A Corning man was taken into custody on Monday.
According to authorities, 41 year old Christopher Garrett was allegedly found in possession of four ounces of methamphetamine.
The arrest occurred Monday in Hoxie.
THREAT REPORTEDLY MADE AT DEXTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY
A person of interest was taken in custody Wednesday in connection to an alleged threat at a Dexter School.
According to KFVS, the threat was not a bomb threat, however additional information was not released due to the incident being under investigation.
The person of interest was not on school grounds when taken into custody.
MAN HITS POLICE VEHICLE AND HOUSE IN JONESBORO
A man is reportedly facing a fleeing charge after hitting a police vehicle and a home Wednesday in Jonesboro.
According to authorities, 19 year old Damontay Wright had gotten into a chase with officers, which ended after he crashed into a home.
A person in the house at the time was uninjured.
LAWMAKERS TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL
A panel of state lawmakers has been formed to look into allegations involving lobbyist perks and campaign contributions going to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
Republican House Speaker Tim Jones on Wednesday announced the committee will review allegations reported in a New York Times article against Koster and attorneys general across the country.
The New York Times report addressed claims that Koster, a Democrat, changed policies and negotiated more favorable settlements after receiving campaign contributions and perks from lobbyists.
Koster has said the New York Times report distorts how his office dealt with the companies and cited previous legal actions taken against companies.
Republican state Representative Jay Barnes of Jefferson City will be chairman of the review committee. Republican Representative Stanley Cox of Sedalia will serve as vice chairman.
LAWMAKERS PUSHING FOR STRICTER STANDARDS FOR SMOG POLLUTION
A group of Democratic Missouri state lawmakers is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue stricter standards for smog pollution.
The lawmakers have written the agency requesting the smog pollution standard be bumped down to 60 parts per billion.
The current standard is 75 parts per billion.
A federal judge in California ruled the EPA must draft new standards for ground-level ozone pollution by December.
St. Louis state Senators Jamilah Nasheed and Scott Sifton and House members Gina Mitten, Jeanne Kirkton, Stacey Newman, Tommie Pierson and Clem Smith submitted letters.
Others who support toughen the standards include Kansas City House members Jon Carpenter, Randy Dunn, Jeremy LaFaver and Judy Morgan, along with Tom McDonald of Raytown, Margo McNeil of Florissant and Bill Otto of St. Charles.