DONIPHAN PARK CLOSED DUE TO E-COLI

Officials in Doniphan have announced that an area park has been closed due to e-coli.

According to the Doniphan Police Department, as a result from recent flooding, E-Coli counts from the soil samples taken at Riverfront Park are at levels that may not be considered safe.

Officials say that the park is closed until further notice and that soil samples will be tested continually until results are at safe levels.

 

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL CALLS FORMER MISSISSIPPI COUNTY SHERIFF A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY

The Missouri Attorney General is calling for bail to be revoked for the former Mississippi County Sheriff.

Attorney General Josh Hawley asked the Circuit Court of Mississippi County yesterday to revoke former Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson’s bond in the pending criminal case against him.

The Attorney General’s Office charged Hutcheson with 18 criminal counts last month, including robbery, illegal surveillance, and forgery.

Hawley also asked that Hutcheson be jailed or barred from interfering in the Attorney General’s investigation into the death of Tory Sanders at the Mississippi County jail on the night of May 5th.

In a statement released yesterday, Hawley said “The facts more than establish that Cory Hutcheson has violated the terms of his bail and is a danger to the community.”

 

TWO ARRESTED FOR METH IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in Dunklin County on a meth charge.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 44 year old Kevin Morgan, of Senath, and 30 year old Cassidy Turner, of Arbyrd, were arrested shortly before 4 pm on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, both were transported to the Dunklin County Jail.

 

TWO INJURED IN WRECK NEAR FAGUS

Two Illinois residents were injured Tuesday evening in a wreck in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 30 year old Mickey Gregory, of Wayne City, Illinois, ran off of Missouri Highway 51 and overturned approximately a half mile south of Fagus.

Gregory suffered moderate injuries. A passenger in the vehicle, 37 year old Terry Owen, also of Wayne City, was seriously injured and flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

 

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN NEW MADRID COUNTY

Two people were reportedly shot Tuesday in New Madrid County.

According to authorities, the incident occurred in Howardville.

One of the people shot was taken to a Memphis hospital and the other was taken to an area hospital. Both victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

 

MOTORISTS ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MOWERS

Missouri motorists are asked to be careful when approaching mowers along Missouri’s highways.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, major and minor routes will be mowed in three cycles through September. On rural two-lane roads, crews may use a protective “follow” truck to alert motorists they are approaching slow-moving mowers.

Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks and tractors with lights flashing and moving slowly, around 2 to 5 mph. When you approach one of these vehicles, slow down and focus on the road ahead of you.

Also, be prepared to stop or drive very slowly behind a “follow” truck, especially approaching a hill or curve on a two-lane road.