DEXTER WOMAN DROWNS IN ST. FRANCIS RIVER
An area woman drowned over the weekend in Butler County.
According to Butler County Coroner Andy Moore, 52 year old Barbara Reese, of Dexter, was swimming in St. Francis River Sunday evening when she began to struggle, submerged, and did not resurface.
The incident occurred off of Route U, six miles east of Broseley.
Reese was later pronounced dead at the scene.
ELLSINORE MAN FACING WEAPON AND DRUG CHARGES
An Ellsinore man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest early Monday morning in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Adam Bishop was taken into custody shortly before 1 am Monday on felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Bishop is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY
An almost three month long pavement repair project is underway in Ripley and Oregon Counties.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 142 is being reduced with a 10 foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the roadway and add rumble strips.
The work zone is located from Route EE in Oregon County to Route 21 in Ripley County and officials say that work will take place from 6 am to 7 pm daily through Tuesday, October 1st.
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WRECK NEAR PORTAGEVILLE
A man was taken into custody Monday following a wreck near Portageville.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old William Manning, of Tallapoosa, was attempting to overtake a vehicle on Highway B when he struck the vehicle.
Officials say the vehicle then overturned. The driver of the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
According to a Highway Patrol arrest report, Manning was arrested later Monday evening on charges of driving while intoxicated – drugs, careless and imprudent driving involving a crash, and possession of marijuana.
AREA MAN IN CUSTODY IN STODDARD COUNTY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested a Bertrand man on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Jamie Wilkerson was recently taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say Wilkerson’s bond has been set at $25,000 cash only, and he remained in custody as of this morning.
SIX TRC STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC STUDENT ATHLETES
Six student-athletes at Three Rivers College have been honored for the work in the classroom.
The Lady Raiders softball team had five members receive the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Academic award. Calli Gerber was named to the second team, while Zoe Bisby, Alexis Campbell, Grace King, and Allison Pingel were all named to the Third Team. Bisby also plays for the Lady Raiders basketball team.
TRC Baseball Player Braden Cox was also named to the All-Academic Third Team.
College officials say that Student-Athlete Awards are given to student athletes that maintain high grade point averages while competing on a community college athletic team.
First Team is awarded to those with a GPA of 4.00, Second Team is awarded to those with GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99, and Third Team is awarded to those with GPAs between 3.60 and 3.79.
CARTER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED BEGINNING TODAY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
A portion of Route H in Carter County will be closed beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of Route H to be closed is located from Route 21 to Route V.
Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, July 18th.