Friday October 28, 2016


Authorities say that an area man has died in connection to a single vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon.

51 year old Jerry Mullins, of Qulin, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck off of Route B in Carter County.

Mullins vehicle had reportedly ran off the side of the road and hit a mailbox and embankment before overturning. He was reportedly not wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.


MCGEE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON METHAMPHETAMINE AND FLEEING CHARGES A McGee man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Thursday evening.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 35 year old Kevin Hefner was taken into custody shortly before 7:30 pm Thursday in Wayne County.

Hefner was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, assault on a law enforcement officer, and driving while intoxicated – persistent offender.

Hefner is also facing charges of driving while revoked and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


GAS LEAK REPORTED AT TWIN RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL Some classes at Twin Rivers High School were disrupted for a period of time Wednesday following a gas leak in one of the school’s buildings.

At least one student reported getting sick following the propane leak.

The gas was shut off and the affected rooms were evacuated. Classes resumed on Thursday.


NEW MADRID MAN FACING 2ND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IN CONNECTION TO DEATH OF HIS WIFE Authorities have arrested a New Madrid man following the death of his wife earlier this week.

According to Missouri Case Net, 62 year old George Dawson Jr. has been charged with 2nd degree murder and DWI. The charges stem from the death of Dawson’s wife, 59 year old Jane Dawson, on Wednesday.

Jane had reportedly been struck by George’s vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

George Dawson’s arraignment has been scheduled for Monday morning.


ORAN MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK An Oran man has died following a single vehicle wreck near Wyatt.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Blake Marshall was driving on Missouri Highway 77 when his truck ran off the roadway and overturned.

Marshall, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene.


MOTORISTS REMINDED TO BE SAFE DURING THE HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY WEEKEND The Halloween Holiday weekend is upon us and officials with the Dexter Police Department is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for any children who will be participating in the facilities.

Whether it’s this weekend or on Monday, slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited for the holiday and may move in unpredictable ways, take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

For Monday, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Coming up on Monday we will have tips for parents to give to their children who will be out Trick or Treating.