MULTIPLE INCHES OF RAINFALL POSSIBLE DURING WEEKEND STORMS, FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED
Most of Southeast Missouri will be under a flash flood watch this weekend due to a storm system approaching the area.
Officials with the National Weather Service in Paducah tell us that waves of heavy rain will be possible this weekend and continuing through Monday morning. This has the potential of bringing multiple inches of rainfall to the area, along with flooded roadways, creeks, and streams.
Weather officials say that a flash flood watch will be in effect from Saturday morning through Monday morning.
THREE DEXTER RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANTS
Three Dexter residents have been taken into custody on controlled substances warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 27 year old William Eugene Shafer Jr., 27 year old Heighly Brooke Oaks, and 26 year old Erik Randall Schmidt were all recently arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance.
The sheriff’s department did not specify if the arrests were connected. Oakes bond was set at $7,500, cash only, while no bond has been set for Shafer or Schmidt. All three arrestees remained in jail as of this morning.
OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK FOR STUDENTS AT FISK
The Fisk campus of the Twin Rivers School district will be holding an open house next week.
The open house will be held on Tuesday; from 5 to 7 pm. Students in 1st through 8th grade along with their parents will be able to meet their teachers as well as their new principal during the event.
The campus will also be hosting kindergarten orientation at 5:30 pm on Monday.
BLOOMFIELD WOMAN IN CUSTODY ON WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County say an area woman is in custody following her arrest on a possession warrant.
According to authorities, 38 year old Kimberly Sharon Lady, of Bloomfield, was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Officials say Lady was still in custody as of this morning and her bond has been set at $25,000, cash only.
CITY OF NEW MADRID TO RECEIVE ALMOST A MILLION DOLLAR BLOCK GRANT
The City of New Madrid will receive almost a million dollars in grant money to expand access to quality early childhood education.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in New Madrid earlier this week to announce that the Department of Economic Development will authorize a $971,350 Community Development Block Grant to the city.
The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation will use these funds to expand the New Madrid Early Learning Center with four new classrooms, creating 50 new early childhood education spots for area families.
The investment comes through Missouri Start Smart, which was launched in 2014 to support the development, expansion or improvement of high-quality early childhood and pre-kindergarten programs throughout the state
MAN ARRESTED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AFTER BEING CAUGHT DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE
A man has been taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas on meth and morphine charges.
Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells us that deputies arrested Charles S. Quintana Tuesday night during a traffic stop. Quintana was arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamine, possession of morphine tablets, and theft by receiving.
Carter says that Quintana was driving a stolen vehicle when the traffic stop was made.