TWO VEHICLE WRECK NEAR ADVANCE LEAVES ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED
Authorities say that one person is dead and two are injured following a wreck Wednesday morning near Advance.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 5:30 am on Route C, two miles west of Advance.
A vehicle driven by 29 year old Jacob Bates, of Puxico, was attempting a pass when he struck another vehicle.
Bates was pronounced dead at the scene by Stoddard County Coroner Kenny Pope.
Two people in the second vehicle were injured, one seriously, and taken to area hospitals.
OVER 250 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER THIS MORNING FOLLOWING STORMS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A storm system that tracked through Northeast Arkansas last night resulted in over 250 people being without power this morning.
According to Entergy Arkansas, 264 customers in the Corning and Rector areas were still without power as of 4 am this morning. A flood advisory was also in effect for part of the night in Northeastern Randolph County where two inches of rain had fallen.
In Southeast Missouri, Butler County EMA Director Robbie Myers reported to the National Weather Service that a land spout had occurred along State Highway HH in Butler County that resulted in power lines being down along with damage to the tin roof of a shed.
DEXTER MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON FELONY WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a felony warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 29 year old Jeremy Jarrell, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a Stoddard County felony warrant for possession of a control substance.
Officials say that Jarrell’s bond was set at $5,000, cash only.
POCAHONTAS MAN KILLED IN TWO VEHICLE WRECK
One man has died following a two vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 26 year old Dennis Young, of Pocahontas, was driving on Highway 63 in the Hoxie area when he crossed the center line and struck a semi head on.
Officials say that Young was killed in the wreck. No injuries were listed for the driver of the semi.
ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO STABBING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An arrest has been made in connection to a stabbing last week in Southeast Missouri.
Steele Chief of Police Billy Joe Stanfield tells KWOC News that on May 10th, officers responded to an area residence where they found a victim who was bleeding profusely from a stab wound on his arm.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released.
Stanfield says that 44 year old Arnold Hill, of Steele, has been taken into custody and is facing charges of assault 1st degree and possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $25,000, cash only.
NO ONE HURT IN SIKESTON BUSINESS FIRE
There were no injuries reported following a business fire early Wednesday in Sikeston.
Sergeant Jon Broom tells us that shortly before 1 am yesterday, a patrol officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety located fire and smoke coming from the roof of Joy’s Bridal in downtown Sikeston.
Broom says that fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes, but remained on scene until 5 am checking for fire and completing salvage and overhaul.
The business received moderate damage to the roof and second floor as well as smoke damage throughout the building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO FORCE CLOSURE OF PART OF A WAYNE COUNTY ROAD TODAY
A portion of Route C in Wayne County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.
Officials say that the bridge is located between County Road 225 and Route E.
Weather permitting, work will be take place today from 7 am until 5 pm.