POPLAR BLUFF TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff teenager was seriously injured early Tuesday morning in a single vehicle wreck.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Matthew Lambert was driving on Butler County Road 448 when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and struck a tree.
Lambert suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was flown to a Memphis hospital.
PARENTS FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO DEATH OF FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD
The parents of a four year old Steele child have been arrested in connection to the child’s death.
According to the Steele Police Department, 32 year old Erica Pleasant, of Steele, and 30 year old Aaron Jackson, of Hayti, are each facing charges of abuse or neglect of a child, resulting in death, and two counts of abuse or neglect of a child.
An autopsy was conducted and officials say that preliminary results were that the child was very sick and had not been given medical attention.
Evidence indicated the child was living in deplorable conditions. The home was infested with roaches and mice as well as human and animal waste, and it appeared the child had not been receiving basic hygiene.
Two other young children were at the home and have been placed in the custody of the Children’s Division.
Both Pleasant and Jackson will be arraigned in Pemiscot County Circuit Court on Thursday.
SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO SIKESTON SHOOTING
A suspect has turned himself in to authorities in connection to a shooting in Sikeston.
Captain Austin Henley with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that at around 10:45 pm on Sunday, officers responded to a report of a subject being shot on South Scott Street.
At the scene, officers found a male victim with gunshot wounds to his legs. He was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of his injuries.
During an investigation, it was learned that a suspect shot the victim after an argument in front of a residence.
The suspect, identified as 20 year old Bryan Campbell, of Charleston, later turned himself in to Sikeston DPS officers. Campbell has been charged with assault 1st degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Captain Henley says that Campbell is being held in the Scott County Jail and his bond is $100,000 cash or surety.
DEXTER TEEN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area teenager on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 18 year old Skyler Bresee, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Bresee’s bond was set at $7,500, cash only, and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.
TWO FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Two people have been flown to an area hospital after a wreck Tuesday evening in Pemiscot County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly before 5:30 pm Tuesday at the intersection of Missouri State Highway 84 and County Road 344.
The vehicle reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign, became airborne, and rolled several times.
The driver of the vehicle, 61 year old Ralph Chamberlain, of Hayti, and a 59 year old passenger from St. Louis were both seriously injured and flown to a Memphis hospital.
NEW MISSOURI LAWS GO INTO EFFECT
The cost of prepaid cellphone service is slightly increasing in Missouri as the result of a new state law.
Under the law taking effect yesterday, a 3 percent surcharge will be applied to the sale of prepaid wireless service to help fund 911 emergency call centers.
The new Missouri law also authorizes cities and counties to ask voters to replace their current 911 sales taxes or landline phone taxes with a new fee of up to $1 a month that would be charged both on landline and traditional wireless phone services.
Other laws taking effect yesterday reduce the state's individual income tax rate by one-half of a percentage point but offset that by reducing the state income tax deduction people can claim for taxes they pay to the federal government.