FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN CASE OF MISSING KENNETT WOMAN
Authorities say that foul play is being suspected in the case of a missing Kennett woman.
According to the Kennett Police Department, 46 year old Deana Davison was reported missing on February 12th.
Investigators learned that Davison had last stayed at a room at the local Super 8 Hotel on the night of January 25th. Video shows that on the evening of the 25th of January, Davison left her room at approximately 8 pm and walked west.
Circumstances discovered during the investigation have led investigators to believe that foul play is involved in Davison’s disappearance.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.
SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
More winter weather is in the forecast for today.
According to the National Weather Service, snow and sleet is likely to start falling today transitioning into freezing rain tonight.
The snow along with a thin layer of ice could create dangerous driving conditions this evening. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect until 6 am Saturday.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas say three people have been taken into custody in connection to an armed robbery.
The robbery was reported Thursday afternoon in Clay County. The incident is under investigation, and the names of those involved were not released.
MAN SENTENCED FOR DEATH OF PARAGOULD WOMAN
A man has been sentenced for the death of a Paragould woman last year.
29 year old Jeremy Winkle was sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse.
According to the Daily American Republic, the charges are in connection to the death 28 year old Tiffani Noles. Winkle pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month.
EAST PRAIRIE MAN FACING CHARGES OF RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
An East Prairie man has been taken into custody on a receiving stolen property charge.
According to Missouri Case Net, 34 year old Kevin Jones was arrested by Mississippi County authorities on two counts of receiving stolen property.
The arrest was in connection to an investigation into items being taken from an area farm.
SUSPECT WHO CONFESSED TO GIRLS MURDER HAS BEEN CLEARED
(AP) - Prosecutors say 18-year-old Christopher Sowell is no longer a suspect in the murder of 11-year-old Jessica Williams.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that scientific evidence presented to prosecutors indicates the 18-year-old was not involved in the girl's murder.
Sowell was charged with murder after Williams was found in a waterway near Big Lake in rural Mississippi County. He had confessed to the crime in 2013, but authorities always questioned the connection between the two.
Prosecutor Scott Ellington refused to comment on Sowell's original confession and said the investigation is ongoing.
In October, 30-year-old Freddie Sharp III was convicted of raping Williams after the DNA evidence was matched to him. He is currently serving a 25-year sentence.
Ellington has not named Sharp as a suspect in Williams' murder.
ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS OF SCAMS FOLLOWING STORMS
(AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning residents to beware of possible scams following the winter storm that dumped snow, ice and sleet on the state.
Rutledge said Thursday that scam artists often target damaged neighborhoods with high-pressure sales tactics and demand up-front payments, then fail to do the work or leave the job incomplete.
Rutledge says residents with property damage should take care to hire a reputable contractor, get multiple estimates, get a written contract, never pay in advance and deal with insurance payments themselves.
MISSOURI SENATE TO CONSIDER PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT FOR VOTERS
(AP) - The Missouri Senate again will consider measures to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls - a legislative effort that stalled last year.
The House by a 118-39 vote Thursday approved a constitutional amendment for new voter ID requirements. The House also passed an implementing bill, by a 118-37 vote.
The amendment would be considered by voters in 2016, and both measures must pass the Senate.
Last year, Republican leaders exchanged voter ID and another priority to end a Democratic filibuster of a tripling of the waiting period before an abortion.
Supporters say the photo ID requirements are needed to ensure the integrity of elections. Democrats say Republicans are making it harder for traditional Democratic supporters - the poor, minorities and women - to vote.