SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING MAN IN REYNOLDS COUNTY
Authorities in Reynolds County are searching for a man who has been missing since he was involved in an accident earlier this week.
According to authorities, the search for 49 year old John Gutches, of Lesterville, began after his truck was found early Wednesday morning in Black River near the intersection of Highway 49 and Route J.
There was nobody inside the truck when it was found. Multiple agencies are involved in the search including the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
SIKESTON POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO BROTHERS WERE KIDNAPPED BY THEIR FATHER
Authorities in Sikeston are investigating a kidnapping.
Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that 38 year old Clarence “Eugene” Phillips picked up his two children, 8 year old Alexander Phillips and 6 year old Logan Phillips, after they got off a school bus on Russell Street Thursday afternoon.
Phillips has no parental rights and took the children in a Silver Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck. McMillen says that it was reported that the father was with another unknown subject who was driving the vehicle and it is unknown where he may be taking the children.
Phillips is also wanted through Scott County Court for failure to appear on a traffic offense.
Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the children is asked to immediately contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
ONE KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE WRECK IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Paragould man is dead following a two vehicle wreck in Greene County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the wreck occurred when a vehicle failed to yield to a turning vehicle and the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the turning vehicle, 42 year old Jeffery Wimberly, was fatally injured in the wreck.
TWO POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
Two Poplar Bluff residents are facing drug charges in connection to their arrest Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Dennis Gowen and 24 year old Tiffany Carter were taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Gowen was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver for marijuana.
The Highway Patrol is reporting that Carter also had warrants for possession of marijuana and larceny.
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HEAD ON COLLISION
A Fairdealing woman was injured Thursday morning in a head on collision near Harviell.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 62 year old Deborah Crawford was riding in a vehicle on Highway 158 when the vehicle hydroplaned, crossed the center line, and struck another vehicle head on.
Crawford was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries. There were no one else injured in the wreck.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOLD MASS CASUALTY TRAINING EVENT
Three Rivers College will hold its bi-annual mass casualty training event next Tuesday.
The event will be held at the college’s Poplar Bluff campus. The training helps prepare students in participating programs for a mass casualty emergency such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack and tests the college’s emergency response plans.
Students from several fields of study will participate in the training, including three classes of nursing students, EMT students, and Paramedic students. The training will also receive support from regional medical centers, local ambulance services, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments.
In keeping with the training’s focus on realism, the students themselves will coordinate much of the event, with students serving in leadership and command/control positions.
The college is also keeping the type of “disaster” under wraps, so that students have no chance to prepare beforehand.