Monday August 8, 2016

ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED FOLLOWING WRECK IN RIPLEY COUNTYA Doniphan woman has died following a wreck over the weekend in Ripley County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred Sunday afternoon on Highway 160, near Fairdealing. A vehicle driven 36 year old Shayla Steward allegedly crossed the center line of the highway and struck another vehicle head on.

Steward was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was flown to Region One Medical Center in Memphis with serious injuries. A passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.


DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON DISTRIBUTION WARRANT A Dexter man has been taken into custody on a distribution warrant.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell us that 37 year old Brandon Campbell was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance and probation violation.

Campbell’s bond was set at $25,000, cash only.


EARTHQUAKE RECORDED OVER THE WEEKEND IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Officials with the United States Geological Survey tell us that an earthquake was recorded over the weekend in Southeast Missouri.

The 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred shortly after 4 pm Saturday.

The epicenter for the quake was located around 20 miles east southeast of Kennett.


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TEACHER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO INVESTIGATION A teacher who was set to begin work in Southeast Missouri during the upcoming school year has been arrested in connection to an investigation in Kentucky.

According to the Kentucky State Police, 40 year old David B. Jordan Jr. was arrested on Thursday as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes against Children investigation.

Officials say that the suspect was observed using an online chat system to communicate with a subject whom he believed to be a 14 year old female. On August 4th Jordan allegedly traveled across state lines from Missouri to Kentucky with plans to engage in illicit sexual contact with the minor.

Jordan has been charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer in reference: sex offenses. Additional charges are expected.

The Sikeston R-6 School District tells us that Jordan had been offered a position in June for the upcoming school year and at the time he was in possession of a valid teaching certificate and cleared background check.

However, he has not completed his new teacher orientation and has never taught at the school or had contact with Sikeston students.

Jordan has been placed on administrative leave pending termination.


FIVE INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK Multiple people were injured Friday night following a two vehicle wreck in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 8 pm Friday when a vehicle struck the rear of a second vehicle on Missouri Highway 51 at Fisk.

Officials say that five people were injured in the wreck and they were taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for treatment.


PUXICO MAN IN CUSTODY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested a Puxico man on a controlled substance warrant.

47 year old Robert Austin Wallace was recently taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, Wallace remained in jail as of this morning and his bond has been set at $25,000 cash only.


SHOULDER REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS IN WAYNE COUNTY Route 34 in Wayne and Bollinger Counties will be reduced for almost two months so contractor crews can begin installing shoulders along the roadway.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the work zone is located from County Road 808 to Route 67.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Saturday, October 1st from 7 am to 6 pm daily.

During the repairs, Route 34 will be reduced to one lane with an eleven-foot width restriction.