HEAT ADVISORY TO BE IN EFFECT TODAY FOR MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Area residents should remember to stay out of the sun today if you can.
A heat advisory will be in effect today for Northeast Arkansas along with Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties in Southeast Missouri from 11 am to 8 pm.
According to the National Weather Service, heat index readings are expected to reach up to 104 to 109 degrees today in those areas.
If you plan to be outside today, remember to wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
SIX INJURED, INCLUDING FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN, IN WRECK INVOLVING A FREIGHTLINER
Six people were injured, including four young children, in a wreck last night in Pemiscot County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly before 8 pm, around two miles west of Hayti. A vehicle, driven by 32 year old Kerry Crosby, of Caruthersville, allegedly pulled into the path of a freightliner on US Highway 412.
Crosby, along with a 26 year old and one year old passenger in her vehicle, suffered serious injuries and were flown to Memphis hospitals.
Three other young children in Crosby’s vehicle received moderate or minor injuries.
TWO PEOPLE FOUND DEAD IN THE EAST PRAIRIE AREA
Authorities in Mississippi County are investigating the deaths of two people.
According to authorities, the two were recently found dead in a residence in the East Prairie area. Their identities were not released.
Officials say that autopsies are set to be conducted today.
NO ONE INJURED IN FIRE IN STODDARD COUNTY
Nobody was injured during a fire yesterday in Stoddard County.
According to authorities, multiple fuel tanks caught on fire at a farm in the Bernie area.
Fire crews from several area communities assisted with extinguishing the fire and there was no one hurt.
MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY
An area man has been taken into custody in Butler County on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Danny McKinnon, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
McKinnon is also reportedly facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
DUNKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF WARNS OF PHONE SCAM
Officials in Dunkin County say that there is a scam caller that is targeting area residents.
Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder tells KWOC News that there is an individual calling Dunklin County residents, stating they have a warrant out of Dunklin County.
The caller then says that in order to keep from being arrested, the person should go to an area store and purchase two cards with the money to be mailed to a designated city.
Holder says that if you receive a phone call stating you have a warrant and requesting money, it is a scam.
Any questions relating to a request for money from the Dunklin County Sheriffs' Office is also a scam.
For more information, contact the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office at 573-888-2424.