MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN CARTER COUNTY
Two law enforcement officers were shot during an incident last week in Carter County.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that officers were attempting to serve an eviction notice on Friday at a residence near Van Buren.
A male suspect began firing from inside the residence and both a Missouri state trooper and a Carter County deputy were struck by gunfire.
The state trooper was transported to an area hospital and later released. The deputy was taken to a St. Louis hospital in critical condition.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens wrote on Facebook that the deputy was hanging strong and making progress.
The suspect, identified as 31 year old James Cummings, of Van Buren, was taken into custody and has been charged with four counts of assault 1st degree and four counts of armed criminal action. He was denied bond by a Carter County court.
HEAT INDEX VALUES FORECAST TO POSSIBLY REACH OVER 100 DEGREES AGAIN THIS WEEK
It’s looking like it could be a hot and stormy week in Southeast Missouri.
According to a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service, high temperatures are forecast to range from 90 to 95 degrees through mid week across much of our region. With the high humidity in place, heat index readings are expected to peak from 100 to around 105 each afternoon through Wednesday.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Remember to drink plenty of fluids, take frequent breaks in the shade or air-conditioning, and wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
We also have a small to moderate chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days, which could provide some temporary relief from the heat each afternoon.
KENTUCKY WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY WRECK
A Kentucky woman was injured Sunday morning in a single vehicle wreck in Southeast Missouri.
According to authorities, 61 year old Rebecca White, of Maple Mount, Kentucky, was driving on Dunklin County Road 103, near Glennonville, when her vehicle ran off the side of the road and struck a ditch.
White suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
SWIMMER DROWNS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A Southeast Missouri man drowned while swimming last week in Iron County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Joey Bales, of Annapolis, had attempted to swim to an underwater cave and did not resurface.
The incident occurred Thursday afternoon in Big Creek near Annapolis.
MAN ARRESTED ON METH AND MARIJUANA CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Cape Girardeau man is facing multiple drug charges following his arrest on Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Bobby Crump was taken into custody early Sunday morning in Butler County on a charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Crump was also arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD
Route AE in Stoddard County will be closed for most of this week so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can overlay the roadway.
MoDOT officials tell KWOC News that the work zone will be located from Route 51 to County Road 497.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, August 22nd.
DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEK
Route K in Dunklin County will be closed this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be closed is located between Route 164 and State Line Road.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Thursday, from 6:30 am to 5 pm each day.