ARKANSAS PRIMARY RESULTS
The incumbent Arkansas Governor will be challenged by a former Teach for America executive in November’s election.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson won the Republican primary in his re-election bid yesterday, while Democrats elected Jared Henderson for their nomination.
For a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court, Justice Courtney Goodson and Department of Human Services Chief Counsel David Sterling were the top two candidates in a heated three-person race. They both will advance to a runoff in the November general election.
According to unofficial results from the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office, in Greene County, Sheriff David Carter won the Republican nomination for Sheriff over Shanon Anthony. In Randolph County, Chris Winebaugh defeated Larry Rogers for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff.
FIRE LEADS TO ARREST IN KENNETT
An arrest has been made in connection to a weekend fire in Kennett.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that shortly after 4 am Saturday morning officers were dispatched to a residence on Harris Street in reference to a fire.
At the scene officers learned that a subject had set the victims clothing on fire in a yard near the house which lead to the house becoming involved in the fire.
Officials say that 33 year old Sidney Harris, of Kennett, was later arrested for arson 1st degree and held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.
MOTORISTS ASKED TO USE CAUTION IN THE AREA OF THE 100 MILE YARD SALE
It is almost time for the annual 100 mile yard sale in Southeast Missouri.
The Memorial Day weekend event will run along Route 25 from Jackson to Kennett through May 28th.
Missouri Department of Transportation Traffic Engineer Craig Compas says that people should remember that there’s more traffic and more congestion along Route 25 this weekend than any other and drivers should be alert and look for pedestrian traffic.
Message boards will be in place along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and promote safe driving.
KENNETT RESIDENT FACING ASSAULT AND TRESPASSING CHARGES OUT OF DUNKLIN COUNTY
A Kennett resident is facing multiple charges, including assault, following her arrest earlier this week.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly after 7 am Monday, officers were dispatched to an area residence in reference to an assault.
Upon arrival, officers arrested 29 year old Kayla Roberts for assault 3rd degree, trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as an active probation/parole violation warrant.
Officials say that Roberts was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center on the warrant and was placed on a twenty-four hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office regarding the new charges.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Darrell Dugger was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. He is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Dugger was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
SIKESTON MAN SENTENCED ON FIREARMS CHARGE
A Sikeston man was sentenced earlier this week on a felony firearms charge.
Officials with the United States Attorney’s Office tell KWOC News that 21 year old Marquan Green was sentenced Monday to 87 months on one felony count of possession of stolen firearms, and ordered to pay restitution of over $6,000.
Earlier this year, Green admitted to breaking into a firearms business in Sikeston and stealing twelve firearms. The incident occurred in March of 2017.
INTERSTATE REPAIRS UNDERWAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Northbound and Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott and New Madrid Counties will be reduced with a 14 foot width restriction through early next month as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the work zone is located from mile marker 66 to mile marker 49.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place from 6 am to 7 pm daily through Saturday, June 2nd.