PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE NEAR SIKESTON
A Sikeston woman has died after being hit by a vehicle on Monday.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that a Hyundai Tucson struck 51 year old Hope Boes at around 5:15 am Monday morning.
The wreck occurred on Route BB in Scott County, around a half mile north of Sikeston.
Boes was pronounced dead at the scene by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER
A Northeast Arkansas man has entered a guilty plea in connection to a 2016 shooting death.
Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the 2nd judicial district of Arkansas, tells KWOC News that 20 year old Dante Reed, of Blytheville, pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of second degree murder.
Reed was charged in October 2016 after police said he shot and killed 33 year old Michael Angelo Scott.
Reed was sentenced by Judge Cindy Thyer to thirty years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
FATHER PLEADS GUIILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE IN INFANTS DEATH
A Blytheville man is facing 10 years in prison in connection to the death of an infant.
According to Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney for the 2nd judicial district of Arkansas, 30 year old Johnny Richard, Sr., pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in Mississippi County Circuit Court.
Ellington says that Richard was the parent of a four-month-old infant who died from methamphetamine poisoning in August of 2017.
Richard was sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Richard’s wife, 32 year old Christina Richard, was also charged with manslaughter in the case, and her next appearance in Circuit Court is scheduled for March 29th.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
Two people were taken into custody last night in Mississippi County on drug related charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Rachel Meyers, of East Prairie, and 23 year old Bradley Warren, of Charleston, were arrested within 10 minutes of each other Monday night, each on charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Warren is also facing charges of driving while intoxicated – drugs and driving while suspended.
The Highway Patrol did not specify if the two arrests were connected.
DAISY MORRIS NUTRITION CENTER IN CAMPBELL TO HOST TWO MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS
The Daisy Morris Nutrition Center in Campbell has announced they will be holding two murder mystery dinners this week.
‘Once Upon a Murder’, a fairytale themed murder mystery dinner has been scheduled for Friday, February 16th at 6 pm. On Saturday, February 17th at 6:30 pm, the nutrition center will be hosting another murder mystery dinner, ‘Tragedy in the Trailer Park.’
All proceeds benefit the Daisy Morris Nutrition Center in Campbell. For more information, call 573-246-5008.
NINE YEAR OLD POPLAR BLUFF STUDENT INTRODUCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT REGIONAL CONFERENCE
A nine year old student recently got the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker at a conference that included 600 educators.
Makayla Cantu, third grader at Eugene Field, set the stage for Brad Montague, the mastermind behind YouTube sensation Kid President, last Wednesday during the 10th annual Leader in Me Symposium in St. Charles.
Makayla is a member of the media communications team at Eugene Field. The communications team produces a daily broadcast of morning announcements featuring a weather report, the lunch menu and a school news item.
Sponsors of the team, guidance counselor Esther Luna and first grade teacher Jessica Thurston, were also invited to the conference to present about their broadcasts.