SUSPECT ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGE IN STEELE
One person has been arrested on an arson charge in Steele.
According to Steele Chief of Police Billy Joe Stanfield, on Saturday May 16th, the police and fire departments responded to a house fire on South Walnut Street.
The fire was extinguished and Stanfield says that it appeared that the fire had been deliberately set.
An investigation led to the questioning of a 46 year old man. The man admitted to officers that he deliberately set the home on fire.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was charged with 2nd degree arson.
TEENAGER KILLED IN BLYTHEVILLE SHOOTING
A Blytheville teenager is dead following a shooting Monday Night.
According to the Blytheville Courier News, officers found 17 year old Dewaun Miller unresponsive after receiving a report that somebody had been shot.
Miller later died at an area hospital.
Two people were detained for questioning.
BLOOMFIELD MAN SENTENCED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGE
A Bloomfield man has been sentenced on a felony drug trafficking charge.
According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver, Stanley Clark pled guilty Tuesday to felony trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine) – 2nd degree.
After accepting the plea, Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan sentenced Clark to 12 years imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO HIT AND RUN IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
One person has been taken into custody following an alleged hit and run Tuesday in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, a junior high student was hit by a vehicle while she was crossing a street near a Cape Girardeau school.
The student suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The name of the person in custody was not released.
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT VETERANS WALL IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Poplar Bluff Veterans Council will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday at the Veterans Wall in front of the Black River Coliseum.
The ceremony, which will begin at 11 am, will feature keynote speaker, Mr. Bob Alsup, a World War II veteran who served in Germany during “The Battle of the Bulge.”
The ceremony is open to the public and all are invited to attend.
AUTHORITIES RELEASE IDENTITIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN CHARLESTON SHOOTING
Charleston authorities have released the identities of two people who were involved in a shooting on Monday.
According to authorities, 24 year old Daymon Caldwell and 23 year old Anthony Horton were injured in the shooting.
The incident is under investigation.
MOTORISTS ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MOWERS
Missouri motorists are asked to be careful when approaching mowers along Missouri’s highways.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, major and minor routes will be mowed at least three times through the end of October. On rural two-lane roads, crews may use a protective "follow" truck to alert motorists they are approaching slow-moving mowers.
Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks and tractors with lights flashing and moving slowly, around 2 to 5 mph. When you approach one of these vehicles, slow down and focus on the road ahead of you.
Also, be prepared to stop or drive very slowly behind a "follow" truck, especially approaching a hill or curve on a two-lane road.
LONG TERM ROAD PROJECT BEGINS TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Northbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County is closed so contractor crews can perform pavement repairs.
During the repairs traffic is being shifted to southbound I-55 south of Hayti from Route U to Route 84.
Drivers can expect head-to-head traffic in this area and should use caution.
Work began this morning at 12 am and the road is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, October 1st at 5 pm.