Wednesday March 2, 2016

WOMAN DIES FOLLOWING HOUSE FIRE IN DUNKLIN COUNTYAuthorities in Dunklin County say a Paragould, Arkansas woman has died following a fire at an area residence.

29 year old Terrisena Tucker was found inside the house Tuesday in Arbyrd.

The cause for the fire is under investigation.


BLOOMFIELD MAN FLOWN TO CAPE GIRARDEAU HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK A Bloomfield man sustained serious injuries Monday in a single vehicle wreck.

According to authorities, a vehicle driven by 61 year old Randy Oliver went off the side of Route AB in Stoddard County and then struck an embankment and a ditch.

Oliver, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was taken by Air Evac to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.


ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BANS DRONES AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE The US Army Corps of Engineers has banned the use of drones at Wappapello Lake.

Officials with the Corps of Engineers tell us that these aircrafts could potentially be a safety hazard to people, cause property damage and could potentially create personal privacy issues.

Violations could result in fines of up to $5,000 and/or possible imprisonment of up to six months.


MORLEY MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES A Morley man is facing felony drug charges in connection to his arrest Tuesday afternoon in Scott County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Jason Townsend was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Authorities say Townsend is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


OFFICIALS OBSERVE 2.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR LILBOURN Officials with the United States Geological Survey say a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded Tuesday afternoon in Southeast Missouri.

The earthquake was located six miles west southwest of Lilbourn and 28 miles northeast of Kennett.

The quake occurred at 2:15 pm and had a depth of 4.7 miles.


ZALMA GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOLD 10TH ANNUAL SPECIAL NEEDS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION The Zalma General Baptist Church will be hosting their 10th Annual Special Needs Dinner and Silent Auction this weekend.

The event will be held from 3:30 to 7 pm this Saturday in the church’s gym.

Anyone 13 years old and older can get in for eight dollars, while children ages five to 12 can get in for five dollars. Children under the age of five will be able to eat for free. The dinner will include chicken and dumplins, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, dessert, and a drink.

For more information, call Loretta Overbey at 573-208-9748.