THURSDAY STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Multiple communities have reported damage following the severe storm system that crossed our area on Thursday.
In Butler County, a grain bin was destroyed and power lines were knocked down in the Broseley area. Highway 51 was also closed for a period of time yesterday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says that part of Missouri Highway 142 east of Neelyville is closed this morning due to flooding. Also closed are parts of Route H, K, and NN in Ripley County, as well as a portion of Route C in Wayne County.
Officials with the Twin Rivers School District say that there will be no school again today due to the flooding.
According to the Highway patrol, Current River Marine Sales in Doniphan experienced significant damage from straight line winds. Multiple vessels and trailers were damaged and the side door glass to their main building was completely shattered by the strong winds.
TRAIN DERAILS IN DEXTER
A train derailed yesterday morning in Dexter.
According to the Dexter Police Department, the train derailed at one mile crossing and several buildings were damaged in the area. Nearby phone and power lines were also knocked down.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say that a strong line of storms pushed through the area and led to the derailment.
No one was injured in the incident.
DRIVERS ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BLACK ICE THIS MORNING
Area motorists are being asked to be on the lookout for black ice this morning.
Weather officials say that residual moisture from yesterday’s storm system could have frozen overnight on area roadways.
Drivers should be cautious and give themselves some extra time to reach their destination.
CITY OF GREENVILLE TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING NEXT WEEK
The city of Greenville will be hosting a public hearing next week to discuss the city’s submission of an application for a MDNR Recreational Trails Program grant.
According to the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission, the city is proposing to apply for approximately $200,000 in RTP Funding to repair the city trail system along Walnut Street leading to the school.
The hearing will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 11th, at the Greenville City Hall.
For more information on the proposed project, contact Mayor Carroll Rainwater at 573-224-3911.
SCAM TARGETING STUDENTS AT BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Officials at Black River Technical College are warning students to be careful about a scam that is targeting them on Facebook.
According to officials, a company appearing to be called Fiscal Analytics is promising students a loan forgiveness program.
Drew Garland, BRTC Default Prevention Specialist, says that while other loan forgiveness programs are legitimate, this particular program does not exist.
Students who have any questions about repayment options, are asked to contact Garland at 870-248-4022.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY METH CHARGE
Authorities in Stoddard County say that an area man has been taken into custody on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Donald Newell, of Dexter, was arrested yesterday morning in Stoddard County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.
Following the arrest, Newell was held in the Stoddard County Jail.