INFANT FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK IN NEW MADRID COUNTY

 
Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon, including a young child, following a wreck in New Madrid County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred on New Madrid County Road 246 when a vehicle, driven by 50 year old Peggy Callaway, of Bernie, ran off the side of the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned.

Two passengers in the vehicle, a 24 year old woman and an infant child, were ejected during the wreck. The infant was seriously injured and flown to a children’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The woman received moderate injuries and was taken to a Kennett hospital.

No injuries were listed for the driver.

 

 
ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING

 
Officials with the National Weather Service say that we could be seeing severe thunderstorms today.

According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS, isolated severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening. Locally damaging wind, and marginally severe hail, 1 inch in diameter, will also be possible in addition to locally heavy rain.

There are also chances of thunderstorms for Friday and Saturday, with locally heavy rainfall of up to 3 inches is possible. Weather officials say that this may result in minor, short duration flooding, mainly in low, poor drainage areas across southeast Missouri.

 

 
BLYTHEVILLE MAN CONVICTED ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE

 
A Northeast Arkansas man has been found guilty on a murder charge.

Anfernee Wells, of Blytheville, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday on a charge of 1st degree murder. The charge stems from the 2015 shooting death of Vincent Stone in Blytheville.

Wells received a sentence of 40 years in prison.

 

 
TWO FACING DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGES OUT OF STODDARD COUNTY

 
Two people are facing a controlled substance charge following their arrest in Stoddard County.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Stephanie Walter, of Colorado Springs, and 29 year old Tylor Young, of Advance, were each recently arrested on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

Officials say that both remained in jail as of this morning on $15,000 cash only bonds.

 

 
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

 
A Poplar Bluff woman has been taken into custody on a local warrant.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Amanda Cates, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a Butler County warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

 

 
CAMPBELL FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST THIS MORNING

 
If you are in the Campbell area and also in the mood for pancakes this morning, you should stop by the Campbell Community Center.

The Campbell Fire Department will be hosting an all you care to eat pancake breakfast this morning from 7 am to 10:30 am. The food will include pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, and milk or juice. The cost is $6, with children five and under eating for free.

Families of up to four members can get in for $20. All proceeds from the event will go to the Campbell Fire Department for the purchase of gear and equipment.

 

 
DATE SET FOR YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 
Preparations are being made for the Youth Livestock Show at the 2017 Butler County Fair.

According to the Butler County Fair Facebook page, the show will be held on Thursday, September 28th and is open to youth in Butler, Stoddard, Dunklin, Wayne, Carter, Ripley and Clay Counties.

To show lambs, goats, chickens or rabbits in the fair, youth will need to join 4-H or FFA. The deadline to register for the goat and lamb market class is May 15th. The deadline to register for chickens and rabbits is July 1st.

For more information and to register contact Stephanie Milner or Caleb Stewart at 573-686-8064.