MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKS COURT TO REMOVE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHERIFF
The Missouri Attorney General is asking a court to remove a Southeast Missouri Sheriff.
Attorney General Josh Hawley tells KWOC News that he asked a court Tuesday to remove Cory Hutcheson from his position as sheriff of Mississippi County.
Hawley’s office had previously charged Hutcheson with robbery, assault and illegal surveillance. On Friday, an inmate at the Mississippi County jail died following an altercation. Hawley says Hutcheson participated, even though his license as sheriff has been suspended.
Hawley tells us that his office is conducting a full investigation.
TWO INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN WRECK NEAR CARDWELL
Two people were injured, one seriously, following a wreck Tuesday afternoon in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at US 412 and Highway AC at Cardwell when a vehicle, driven by 82 year old Ola Allen, of Paragould, pulled into the path of a freightliner.
Allen suffered serious injuries and was flown to a Memphis hospital. A passenger in Allen’s vehicle received moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital in Paragould.
CARTER COUNTY EMA SAYS NEARLY 200 HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE AREA
Officials in Carter County say that nearly 200 homes were damaged in the area during the flooding.
With this much damage, officials say that volunteers and donations are still needed. Anyone available and wants to help is asked to check in at the Van Buren High School.
Some of the items needed for donations include Clorox wipes, rubber gloves, laundry detergent, paper towels, antibiotic ointment, and rubbing alcohol. All donations can be dropped off at Assembly of God Church in Van Buren.
The Carter County EMA is also asking residents to wait until this afternoon to pick up mail today at the Fremont Post Office. The delay is due to a decontamination team coming to the Fremont Post Office to clean the floors.
NO COST RIDES BEING OFFERED FOR FLOOD VICTIMS TO DISTRIBUTION SITE
Flood victims in Poplar Bluff and Butler County that have transportation issues now have a way to get to distribution sites.
The Butler County Emergency Management Agency says that the SMTS transportation system is offering “no cost” rides to distribution sites for flood victims needing transportation assistance.
If you would like more information or would like to reserve a ride, call 573-785-2928, and remember to call at least two hours ahead of your planned departure time.
The city of Poplar Bluff says that dumpsters will be set up on the east side landfill for city residents to dispose of items from the recent flooding starting this afternoon. Following today it will be open from 8 am to 4 pm.
ST. LOUIS WOMAN SERIOUSLY FOLLOWING PEMISCOT COUNTY WRECK
An unusual incident on Interstate 55 yesterday in Pemiscot County resulted in serious injuries for a St. Louis woman.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that a vehicle was travelling down the interstate when it lost a tire. The tire then travelled across the median and struck a vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle, 34 year old Casey Kruse, of St. Louis, suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Patrol officials say that the wreck occurred shortly after noon, around seven miles south of Hayti.
CARUTHERSVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING RECENT THEFTS
Authorities in Caruthersville are investigating recent thefts.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, they are conducting an investigation into the theft of property from several vehicles throughout the city. Two subjects were seen in the area, carrying what is believed to be property from at least one of the thefts.
One of the suspects appears to be a white male and the other appears to be a light skinned black male with dreads pulled up in a bun on the back of his head.
Pictures of the two suspects are available on the KWOC Facebook page. Anyone with information on the identity of the two subjects is asked to call 573-333-0216 ext. 319 or 573-333-2121.
FOUR PEOPLE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER METH FOUND IN VEHICLE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Four people were arrested Monday after meth was found in Northeast Arkansas.
According to authorities, around 35 grams of methamphetamine ice and over $5,000 in cash were found in a vehicle that was stopped at a flood barricade in Randolph County.
Four Illinois residents, Salias Khalighi, Kerri Miller, Stephanie Newell, and Frank Shaffer were taken into custody.