SHOOTING INCIDENT IN PUXICO LEAVES ONE DEAD
An incident on Friday in the Puxico area has left one woman dead.
According to authorities, the 55 year old woman died after receiving a gunshot wound. The name of the woman was not released.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled for today.
INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN POPLAR BLUFF FIRE
A fire on Friday in Poplar Bluff is under investigation.
The fire began Friday morning at a building in the area of South 11th Street and Highway 53. The building contained multiple businesses and nobody was injured.
Officials with the State Fire Marshal were assisting with the investigation.
BICYCLIST SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A DUNKLIN COUNTY DEPUTY
A Kennett bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Friday night.
According to the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was responding to a call when they struck a pedestrian on a bicycle near the intersection of the Kennett North By-Pass and County Road 413. The incident occurred at around 10:30 pm Friday night.
The person riding the bicycle complained of back pain but did not want to go to the hospital. The deputy insisted on medical attention and the subject was taken by ambulance to the Pemiscot County Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
ROAD WORK ON ROUTE 67 IN WAYNE COUNTY TO BEGIN TODAY
North and southbound Route 67 in Wayne and Madison Counties will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction through late next month while contractor crews perform roadside work.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the work zone is located from Route 72 to Route 34.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, July 27th from 6 am to 5 pm daily.
PARAGOULD MAN KILLED IN WRECK FRIDAY MORNING
A Paragould man was killed in a wreck Friday morning in Greene County.
According to the Paragould Police Department, at approximately 9:20 am Friday, officers responded to the area of Highway 49 South for a one-vehicle crash involving a pole.
Upon officers’ arrival, the single occupant of the vehicle was still in the driver’s seat with the vehicle still running and in drive. After multiple attempts to get the vehicle turned off and the driver assessed for injuries, officials say that the driver backed out of the accident scene and fled northbound on Highway 49 South.
The vehicle continued northbound, crossing over into southbound traffic and narrowly missing a southbound ambulance responding to the original crash report. The vehicle eventually struck a Paragould Fire Department rescue truck that was sitting stationary at a stop light.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the driver of the vehicle, identified as 26 year old Wesley Crossno, of Paragould, died from injuries he received in the wreck.
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
A heat advisory is in effect for most of Southeast Missouri through this evening.
According to the National Weather Service, heat index values this afternoon will peak in the 100 to 105 degree range.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat related stress and illness.
If you have to work or spend time outside, remember to take precautions. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Make sure your outdoor pets have plenty of shade and fresh water as well.
DEXTER TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Stoddard County teenager was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck over the weekend.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly before 3:30 pm Sunday on Route F at Aid.
A vehicle was making a left turn when it pulled into the path of a motorcycle that was driven by a 19 year old male from Dexter.
The teen suffered serious injuries in the incident and was flown to a St. Louis hospital.
DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Route B in Dunklin County will be closed beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be closed is located from Route U to County Road 102.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Wednesday.