FLASH FLOODING CAUSES DAMAGE AT AREA SCHOOL
Heavy rains on Wednesday resulted in flood damage to an area school.
According to the Doniphan R-1 School District Facebook page, there was damage campus wide with flooding in the High School, Central Office, and Elementary. A retaining wall at the elementary playground also busted.
According to the National Weather Service, in nearby Ellsinore, four to five inches of water was reported over the roadway at the intersection of FF Highway and Carter County Road 327 shortly before 3 pm.
Trees were also blown down in Ripley and New Madrid County.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service says that scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast for today across portions of southeast Missouri.
Given their slow movement, the storms may produce heavy rainfall that leads to flash flooding. A flash flood watch is in effect for most of southeast Missouri through late tonight.
WOMAN SHOT WHILE ALLEGEDLY PLAYING WITH A GUN IN DEXTER
A woman has been transported to a St. Louis hospital following a shooting incident in Dexter.
According to the Dexter Police Department, Tuesday night officers were dispatched to a location on Bain Street regarding a woman who had been shot.
The woman had a single gunshot wound to her throat and is currently in the intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital.
Authorities say that it appears that the woman was playing with a pistol with her friend when the gun was fired.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
2.1 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTO JACKPOT CLAIMED BY PIEDMONT MAN
An over two million dollar Lotto Jackpot has been claimed by a Wayne County man.
According to the Missouri Lottery, Carl Sedlacek, of Piedmont, bought the 2.1 million dollar winning ticket for the April 24th drawing.
Officials say that Sedlacek’s ticket is the fourth Lotto jackpot-winning ticket sold in 2019.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on controlled substance charges.
According to authorities, 19 year old Payton Ice was arrested Tuesday afternoon on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
Ice was held at the Butler County Justice Center and his bonds on the three counts ranged from $20,000 to $50,000.
NAYLOR WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON FELONY METH CHARGE
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area woman on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Megan McColley, of Naylor, was taken into custody Wednesday morning on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
McColley also reportedly had a felony warrant out of Butler County.
Following the arrest, she was held at the Butler County Jail.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS CITY TO RECEIVE AN OVER MILLION DOLLAR LOAN FOR WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS
A Northeast Arkansas city has been approved for a loan from the US Department of Agriculture for wastewater improvements.
The City of Corning will receive a $1,045,000 loan to improve the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment facility.
The improvements include rehabilitating four wastewater lift stations, replacing a section of constricted pipes that have caused back-ups in the sewer system, and adding a post-aeration system that will bring the dissolved oxygen levels in the water back into compliance with the facility's discharge permit
The loan is part of a $192 million dollar investment from the USDA in 71 projects across 29 states to improve rural water infrastructure.