Wednesday May 25, 2016

SUSPECT SHOT DURING ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN WAYNE COUNTYA suspect has died after they were shot during an alleged attempted burglary.

According to authorities, the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home in Wayne County.

The suspect was shot in the chest and taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital where they passed away. The identity of the suspect was not released.


POSSIBLE DAILY STORMS COULD BRING LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI The National Weather Service says we have chances of thunderstorms almost daily through early next week.

According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued this morning, heavy rain and lightning should be the primary hazards with the storms, however an isolated strong or severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

The National Weather Service is asking storm spotters to stay informed about the latest updates and forecasts throughout the week.


MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETARY IN BLOOMFIELD Libby Johnson, Associate Director of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day program at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

The program will begin at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter Plaza at the cemetery.

Families and friends of those interred, as well as the general public, are invited to attend to help honor all veterans.


PERSON OF INTREST IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING RISCO BANK ROBBERY A person has been taken into custody following a bank robbery in New Madrid County.

According to authorities, a man reportedly showed a gun and demanded money Tuesday morning at First State Community Bank in Risco.

Authorities have taken a person of interest into custody in connection to the incident. The name of the person in custody was not available.


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES REMINDS RESIDENTS TO PROTECT AGAINST BUG BITES Summer is rapidly approaching and that means bugs are starting to be seen in greater numbers throughout Missouri.

State officials have compiled a few tips for protecting against mosquito and tick bites as you enjoy the outdoors this summer.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Acting Director Peter Lyskowski tells us that there are a few easy steps, such as wearing insect repellent or ensuring there is no standing water around your home, that can provide protection against very serious diseases that bugs can carry.

In addition, when the weather allows it, you can wear long, loose-fitting shirts and pants to reduce your chances of getting bitten by a mosquito.

Also, keeping the doors, screens and windows in your home secure and intact, along with using air conditioning to keep your house cool when possible, will help reduce your exposure to mosquitoes by keeping them outside.

More information is available online at the Center for Disease Control website at


CHANOIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSTING ANNUAL MAYFEST THIS WEEKEND The Chaonia Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Mayfest event this weekend.

The event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday at the Firehouse located at Highways 172 and W in Wayne County.

Officials say there will be live music, games, an auction, and food available. For more information, contact Nancy Cox at 573-297-3580.