ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY
A woman has died following a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Bollinger County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54 year old Nancy Herren, of Cape Girardeau, was driving on Route KK when her vehicle ran off the side of the roadway, hit an embankment, and overturned.
Herren, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected during the wreck and later pronounced dead at the scene.
DEXTER WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR SIKESTON
A Dexter woman was injured early Tuesday morning in a wreck in the Sikeston area.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that a vehicle struck an embankment off of Route BB at around 1:30 am Tuesday in Scott County.
The driver of the vehicle, 41 year old Veronica Foster, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST OF TENNESSEE MAN IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A Tennessee man has been arrested following a pursuit that began over the weekend in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, on Saturday officers were contacted by the Dyersburg, Tennessee Police Department and by OnStar in reference to a vehicle that had been reported stolen and had been detected as being in Kennett.
Officers located and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, however it failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.
The pursuit continued into Pemiscot County and onto Interstate I-155 toward Tennessee. As the vehicle began to approach the Mississippi River Bridge, OnStar was able to connect to the vehicle and shut it down.
The driver, identified as 23 year old Matthew Stanfield, of Dyersburg, was arrested for receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Officials say Stanfield was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY AWARDED GRANT FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
A Northeast Arkansas community has announced they have received a grant for park improvements.
According to the Facebook page for the city of O’Kean, the city recently received a Fun Park Grant.
The grant will allow them to get playground equipment, accessibility improvements, handicap parking, benches, a BBQ grill, and trash cans for the park.
OPEN HOUSE TO BE HELD TOMORROW TO DISCUSS ELK MANAGEMENT
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding an open house Thursday in Southeast Missouri to discuss elk management.
Officials say that attendees can learn how the MDC is managing wild elk in the Ozarks, including herd size and anticipated growth, herd health, and how the MDC is working with area landowners.
MDC Staff will also be discussing options for a limited, future elk hunting season, including season timing, length, harvest limits, allowed hunting methods, and more.
The open house has been scheduled for 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the Eminence High School Cafeteria.
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE CLOSURE IN RIPLEY COUNTY TODAY
Route T in Ripley County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.
MoDOT officials say the section of Route T to be closed is located between County Road T-2 and County Road 160E-28.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place from 7:30 am to 2 pm.