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ONE IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING DEATH IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
(AP) - Police in Newport say one man was shot to death outside his home and a suspect is in custody.
Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford says in a news release that officers responding to reports of a shooting Sunday afternoon found 50 year old Ronald Edwin Everett with a gunshot wound to his chest. Weatherford says Everett died later at a local hospital.
Weatherford said it appears Everett was shot as he approached a car that had stopped in front of the house.
Police later arrested a suspect in the shooting and say the man is being held in the Jackson County jail pending a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
Police say Arkansas State Police are assisting in the investigation.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY FLEEING FROM POLICE
A Kennett man has been arrested after attempting to flee from police Sunday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, an officer stopped a vehicle driven by 26 year old Cody Easley. During the stop, Easley allegedly fled from the car on foot.
He was taken into custody following a short foot chase. Easley was arrested for resisting arrest by fleeing, a probation and parole warrant and no operator’s license.
KENNETT MAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGE
Kennett authorities say an area man is facing multiple charges following his arrest Sunday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, 31 year old Gaylord Cook, of Kennett, was arrested on a Dunklin County warrant.
Cook was being held on charges of second degree assault and possession of a controlled substance.
CARUTHERSVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN
Authorities in Caruthersville are investigating a reported hit and run incident.
The Caruthersville Police Department says that officers were called to a residence on Grand Avenue Saturday, at around 9:40 pm. They were told that a silver Ford Expedition hit a parked vehicle and then continued driving away from the accident.
The officers observed damage to the passenger side of the parked vehicle.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Caruthersville Police Department at 573-333-2121.
REWARD BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT RECENT FINDING OF DEAD ANIMALS
The Caruthersville Humane Society is offering a reward for information about a recent incident in New Madrid County.
The corpse of a dog, along with dismembered parts of another animal, were reportedly found. According to Examiner.com, the Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department at 573-748-2516.
CONSTITUENTS TO HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET WITH SENATOR BLUNT’S STAFF TODAY IN DEXTER
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Dexter this morning to hold a mobile office with area residents.
The mobile office has been scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission.
During the mobile office, people will have a chance to speak with Senator Blunt’s staff members about their questions or concerns with the federal government.
HAZARDOUS MOVING OPERATION TO BE CONDUCTED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a hazardous moving operation sometime this month in Southeast Missouri.
The operation will be held in Butler and Cape Girardeau Counties in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. The patrol says that a hazardous moving operation is designed to target vehicles that are being operated in an unsafe manner.
OVER 260 THOUSAND DEER KILLED IN MISSOURI DURING HUNTING SEASON
(AP) - Hunters in Missouri killed 8,000 more deer during the 2014-15 season than the previous season.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says 260,552 deer were killed in the season that ended Thursday, outpacing last season's totals.
Hunters killed 51,755 deer during just the current archery season. The most deer were killed in Jefferson, St. Louis and Franklin counties during the archery season.
The archery season for turkey also ended Thursday and 2,587 birds were killed. Last season tallied 2,546. The 2014 spring and fall turkey totals were 55,878.
The department says there were four hunting-related deaths during the deer season. The deaths involved a fall from a tree stand, a heater explosion inside a deer blind, a heart attack and a shooting wound from another hunter.