CORNING POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING TEEN
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager.
According to the Corning Police Department, 16 year old Illeanna Rae Leonard was last seen leaving her home in Corning and getting into the backseat of a black jeep at 4:30 pm on Monday.
Leonard is described as being five feet, nine inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with reddish brown hair and green eyes.
A picture of Leonard is available on the Corning Police Department Facebook page.
Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Corning Police Department at 870-857-3311.
MISSING KENNETT MAN FOUND SAFE
Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, an endangered silver advisory has been cancelled after a missing Kennett man was found.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 66 year old Kerry Wayne Thomas left a location on South Everett Street in Kennett on Tuesday.
Officials said Thursday that Thomas had been found safe.
RECORD 76 POUND FISH CAUGHT BY BERNIE ANGLER
A record breaking fish has been caught by an angler from Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Joshua Lee, of Bernie, shot a record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area in April.
Officials say the previous record weighed in at 74-pounds.
WAPPAPELLO LAKE KIDS TO PARK DAY SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND
The 2019 Kids to Parks day at Wappapello Lake is scheduled for this weekend.
Officials say the event will be held from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday at the Redman Creek Recreation Area.
There will be a variety of fun water safety and recreational themed games and activities with prizes also being awarded.
For more information, call the Wappapello Lake Management office at 573-222-8562.
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK STARTS ON SATURDAY
Saturday marks the beginning of the 2019 National Safe Boating week.
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, tells KWOC News that National Safe Boating week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial Day weekend, which many people consider the kickoff to the boating season.
Boaters are encouraged to arrange for a thorough inspection of your boat prior to taking it out on the water.
The Patrol’s marine operations troopers are available to inspect the required equipment on your boat, at your request, to make sure you’re in compliance with state law.
To help facilitate these inspections, marine operations troopers will be at the Doniphan City Boat Ramp and the Redman Recreational Boat Ramp, in Wappapello, from 9 am to noon on Saturday.
BLOOMFIELD MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG AND GUN CHARGES
A Bloomfield man has been taken into custody on felony gun and drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Bradley Younger was arrested Thursday afternoon in Scott County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful use of a firearm.
Younger was also arrested on misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.
ALMOST TWO MONTH LONG PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN RIPLEY AND CARTER COUNTIES
An almost two month long pavement improvement project is scheduled to begin today in Ripley and Carter counties.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, contractor crews will be sealing various routes in Southeast Missouri from 6 am to 8 pm daily through Saturday, June 15th to help extend the life of the pavement.
As work is underway, a 10-foot width restriction will be in place on Route Y in Ripley County from Route 160 to the end of state maintenance and on Route 103 in Carter County from Route 60 to the end of state maintenance.