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MAN KILLED BY GUNSHOT IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Blytheville.
According to authorities, officers found Rodney Lutes lying on the floor of a residence and Charles Campbell Jr. attempting CPR. Lutes died at the residence.
Campbell was taken into custody after a minor at the scene reportedly told officers that Campbell had shot Lutes.
INVESTIGATION STARTED INTO SHOOTING INVOLVING OFFICERS IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting incident involving police in Cape Girardeau.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, shortly before 11 am Saturday, a Cape Girardeau Police Officer was assisting the U.S. Marshals service in locating 28 year old James Wilkins. Wilkins was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon out of Tunica, Mississippi.
Officers were attempting to contact Wilkins at an area inn when he came out of a bathroom holding a gun. Wilkins saw the officers and ducked back into the bathroom. He then came out and pointed the gun at the officers. The officer and marshals then fired at Wilkins, who was struck once in the chest.
Wilkins was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.
NAMES RELEASED OF THOSE KILLED IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI SHOOTING RAMPAGE
(AP/KWOC) - A southern Missouri sheriff has identified the final three victims in a shooting rampage that left seven people dead before the gunman killed himself.
Texas County Sheriff James Sigman announced Saturday that 68 year old Darrell Dean Shriver; his son, 46 year old Carey Dean Shriver; and Carey's wife, 44 year old Valirea Love Shriver, died in the violence that began late Thursday night in the unincorporated town of Tyrone.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol earlier released the names of four other victims, 52 year old Garold Dee Aldridge, 47 year old Julie Ann Aldridge, 50 year old Harold Wayne Aldridge, and 48 year old Janell Arlisa Aldridge.
The name of a 67 year old woman who was injured was not released.
Authorities say the victims were killed by 36 year old Joseph Jesse Aldridge in four different homes. Aldridge was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Shannon County.
A motive for the killings is still under investigation.
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FIREARM INCIDENT
A Sikeston area man was arrested over the weekend in connection to an incident where a firearm was discharged.
According to authorities, a man and woman said that 37 year old Timothy Jarvis had discharged a firearm into the ground near a juvenile. The juvenile was not injured. The man and Jarvis had reportedly gotten into an argument earlier that night at an area bar.
Jarvis admitted to firing the weapon. He was taken into custody on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE IN SCOTT COUNTY
Two people were arrested on a drug charge Friday following an incident in Scott County.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 56 year old Glen Adams and 29 year old Amber Patrick are each facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Adams has also been charged with possession of a firearm silencer. The homemade silencer was found during a search of Adams home. Adams had called deputies to his residence in connection to a dispute with Patrick.
SEVERAL ITEMS USED TO MANUFACTURE METH FOUND IN MORLEY RESIDENCE
Police reportedly found several items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine Thursday at a Morley residence.
According to the Morley Police Department, officers were at a residence in connection to an investigation into stolen property. While the officers were inside, they observed drug paraphernalia commonly used for methamphetamine.
A search warrant was obtained and authorities found several components and chemicals commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, several more items of drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine inside the residence.
32 year old Lee Presson and 26 year old Brittani Clark, of Morley, were taken into custody on multiple felony charges.
THREE ARRESTED IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
Three people are facing meth related charges following their arrest Saturday night in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Kyle Everett and 17 year old Meghan Sutton, both of East Prairie, were taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Around 2 hours later, 19 year old Jacob Sutton, of Charleston, was also arrested on those charges. The Highway Patrol did not specify if the arrests were connected.
BELL CITY AREA MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR ASSAULT WITH A BASEBALL BAT
A Bell City area man is facing charges following an alleged assault with a baseball bat.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Thursday morning authorities were dispatched to a residence in Oran for a reported disturbance.
When Deputies arrived they found 31 year old Thomas Brown lying on the garage floor of the residence, bound at the wrists and ankles with large commercial zip ties.
A female at the residence told deputies that Brown had struck her with a baseball bat following an argument. A male at the residence backed up her story and said that he pushed Brown out of the house and tied him up after the incident.
Brown was taken into custody and is facing charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action.
THIS WEEK IS MISSOURI SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
This week is Missouri Severe Weather Awareness week and for Monday the National Weather Service wants you to make sure that you are prepared for severe weather.
Everyone should have a severe weather plan for their home and also conduct drills to practice the plan and make improvements. The plan should cover what to do, where to meet, and how to contact family members in the event of a fire or severe weather.
Also remember to put together an emergency supply kit for your home, your office, and your car. A kit should have bottled water, a radio with extra batteries, a flashlight, prescription medicine and first aid supplies.
Everyone should also have a tone-alert weather radio to receive severe weather warnings and a portable radio with extra batteries in case there are power outages.
WEEKEND EARTHQUAKE RECORDED NEAR NEW MADRID
Officials recorded a minor earthquake over the weekend near New Madrid.
According to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:08 pm Saturday. The quake was located 7 miles west southwest of New Madrid and 8 miles north northeast of Portageville.
LONG TERM ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
A multi-month road project is scheduled to begin today in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway 412 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane with a 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform intersection improvements and pavement repairs.
The work zone is located between Highway 84 and Route A. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 am to 7 pm daily through Wednesday, December 2nd.
- LOUIS JUDGE FINDS FELON WITHIN RIGHTS TO BE ARMED
(AP) - A St. Louis judge has tossed a gun possession charge after ruling that a convicted felon had the right to be armed under a newly enacted amendment to the state constitution.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Judge Robert Dierker ruled Friday in the case of Raymond Robinson. The 55-year-old has a prior conviction on a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon, for carrying a concealed weapon in 2003, and served time in prison.
The Missouri amendment that passed last year declares the right to keep and bear arms "unalienable" and subjects laws restricting gun rights to "strict scrutiny."
Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce has pledged an appeal. Her office said roughly 300 felon-in-possession charges are filed in St. Louis each year "to get dangerous felons disarmed."