PRESCRIBED FIRE TO BE HELD TODAY IN MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FORREST
A prescribed fire is set to be conducted today in Mark Twain National Forrest.
According to the USDA Forrest Service, the Cedar Bluff prescribed fire will cover 5,352 acres, located about 15 miles northwest of Doniphan, between State Highways J and C near Wilderness and Handy.
The fire is scheduled to be held from around noon to 5 pm depending on the weather conditions. The fire is one of several planned through mid-April.
CAR CRASH CAUSES HOMES TO BE EVACUATED IN DEXTER
A car crash caused a number of residences to be evacuated Thursday night in Dexter.
According to the Dexter Police Department, the car ran off of Highway AF, went down an embankment and hit a gas line and telephone pole. The wreck occurred at around 10:30 pm.
ONE IN CUSTODY FOR REPORTEDLY EXCHANGING STOLEN GUNS FOR NARCOTICS
An East Prairie man is facing a burglary charge out of Mississippi County.
According to KFVS, authorities arrested 42 year old Jimmy Lee Wilson Junior after reportedly learning that he had exchanged stolen guns for narcotics.
Wilson is facing charges of 1st degree burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of theft-stealing of a firearm.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE FOLLOWING SEARCH OF EAST PRAIRIE HOME
Two people have been arrested following the search of their home.
According to authorities, evidence of narcotics distribution was found at the East Prairie residence of 45 year old Doris Stalnacker and 33 year old Dale Crump Jr. Stolen property was also reportedly found.
The two are facing charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
$15,000 DONATED TO THREE RIVERS ENDOWMENT TRUST
A $15,000 donation has been made to the Three Rivers Endowment Trust to go toward the Sikeston Academic Building.
According to Three Rivers College, the donation was made by the Sikeston Jaycees. The building, which opened earlier this year, features classrooms, science labs, computer labs and other amenities.
DATE SET FOR 2015 SEMO SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET
The date has been set for this year’s SEMO Sportsman’s Banquet.
The banquet will begin at 5 pm on March 21st at First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature entertainment, a fried chicken dinner, and door prizes.
CHARGES NOT RECOMMENDED IN DEATH OF WOULD-BE ROBBER
(AP) - Police in Jonesboro are recommending no criminal charges be filed in the death of a man during a robbery attempt.
Police say Isaac Bailey died after being shot and hit with a baseball bat after he tried to rob another man at gunpoint.
Police say Bailey tried to rob Hunter Hannon at Hannon's home when Hannon was able to grab the gun with one hand, then pull out his own weapon and shoot Bailey.
Police say a neighbor heard the commotion and went to Hannon's aid and hit Bailey with the bat as Bailey stood over Hannon and fought for possession of the handgun.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that Detective Vic Brooks has submitted a report to prosecutors saying there is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges.
MISSOURI SENATE APPROVES BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE SALES TAX NOTIFICATION
(AP) - Missouri senators have approved legislation to require the state to notify businesses of changes in sales tax policies.
The Senate voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the bill, which would exempt businesses from paying certain taxes if the Department of Revenue doesn't give notice of changes.
The legislation aims to inform businesses if the courts or Revenue Department alter policies that could impact services and products subject to sales taxes.
Governor Jay Nixon vetoed similar legislation last year. He said the notification requirement could have meant as much as $100 million in lost revenue annually for the state.
Legislators failed to override the veto.
Republican lawmakers have disputed Nixon's cost estimates. Recent fiscal estimates find that the legislation could cost the state about $425,000 next fiscal year.