Tuesday July 12, 2016

AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING IRON COUNTY MANAn Endangered Silver Advisory Alert has been issued for a missing Iron County man.

84 year old Roy Brandel was last seen Sunday morning at his farm. Brandel reportedly has dementia and impaired vision.

Anyone who has information on Brandel’s whereabouts should call the Iron County Sheriff’s Department at 573-546-7051.


SEX OFFENDER WANTED OUT OF PARAGOULD IS IN CUSTODY A sex offender that was wanted out of Paragould has been taken into custody.

According to the Paragould Police Department, the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Richard Whittaker without incident in Las Vegas.

A warrant was issued by Paragould Police for Whittaker’s arrest in April. Whittaker was wanted for failure to register.


PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County starting today for pavement repairs on Route D.

During the repairs, Route D will be reduced to one lane between Route 25 and Route 153.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, July 21st.


TEENAGER INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY A teenager was injured early Monday morning in a single vehicle wreck in Stoddard County.

According to the Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Jericka Helton, of Bloomfield, ran off of Route Y and overturned at around 1:30 am Monday.

Helton was taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital.


COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP E HEADQUARTERS The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be hosting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop E headquarters in Poplar Bluff.

The program will begin on Monday, September 19th and will meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The program will conclude with an awards banquet on October 31st.

According to Captain Jeffrey Vitale, the program is designed to allow the public to learn more about the Patrol’s purpose and role within the law enforcement community. The curriculum will familiarize participants with many Patrol policies and procedures.

These sessions will cover traffic stops, crash investigations, firearms familiarization, marine operations, and many other aspects of the Patrol.

Applications for the program are being accepted through August 31st. Anyone interested in participating in the program can contact Sergeant Clark Parrott at 573-840-9500 extension 3532.


MODOT REMINDS CITIZENS TO STAY AWAY FROM TRAIN TRACKS Pedestrians are being urged to stay away from train tracks following a deadly weekend earlier this month.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, four people in Missouri were hit and killed on train tracks over the 4th of July holiday weekend. So far in 2016, there have been 12 trespass incidents resulting in six fatalities and four serious injuries.

Pedestrians are reminded to not walk on or over railroad property and cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings.

Also remember to not take selfies or posed photographs on or near tracks or railroad bridges.

More information is available online at the Missouri Operation Lifesaver website at www.oli.org.

There is no cost to participate.