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Man being held in jail on 10 counts of rape

A man was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail in Pocahontas after his arrest on suspicion of 10 counts of rape. According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, Harold Dean Robinson, 49, has been held in the jail since March 8 in connection with the investigation being done by the Pocah

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-18 21:14:30

Two arrested in two-state pursuit

Two people were in custody in the Greene County jail awaiting a bond hearing Monday after leading police on a two-state pursuit early Sunday. According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, Greene County deputies got a call around 2 a.m. Sunday from Kennett police about a pursuit. Greene County de

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-18 19:44:01

One dead in vehicle/pedestrian accident

A 14-year-old was killed Friday night in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in Dunklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Officials said in an online report that the incident happened about 8:20 p.m. Friday on Missouri 164, about a half-mile west of Arbyrd. A 2010 Chevrolet Camaro,

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-17 18:41:41

Malden woman sentenced to prison in death of baby

KENNETT, Mo. -- A Malden, Missouri, woman was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to recklessly causing the death of a 9-month-old boy by shaking him while he was left in her care. Breon Dannielle Lashay Hess, 26, pleaded guilty to felony first-degree involuntary manslaughter before

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-03-19 05:00:00

Greene County man arrested in internet stalking case

A Greene County man reportedly told a 13-year-old girl online that he was afraid that authorities would catch him attempting to have sex with the girl. Instead, the man was talking to authorities with the First Judicial District Drug Task Force, officials said Saturday. Kevin Sullivan of Paragould

KAIT 8 - 2018-03-17 14:08:13

14-year-old Missouri boy dies after hit by a car

DUNKLIN COUNTY - One person died in an accident just before 8:30p.m. Friday in Dunklin County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2010 Chevy Camaro driven by Jason D. Wommack, 29, Gobler, was eastbound on MO. 164 just west of Arbyrd. The vehicle was passing another vehicle and hit a pedest

STJOSEPHPOST.COM - 2018-03-17 12:15:57

Arkansas man charged with trying to have sex with 13-year-old

PARAGOULD, Ark. - A Arkansas man is locked up after investigators say he tried having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Kevin Sullivan AKA "Big K", 44, drove from Jonesboro to Wynne to have sex with what he believed was a13-year-old female. After talking to the female on social media for several days, S

FOX13MEMPHIS.COM - 2018-03-17 22:44:55

17-year-old charged with statutory sodomy

A 17-year-old male is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a child. Cody James Ragland of Kennett is being held in the Dunklin County Jail on a charge of statutory sodomy/attempted statutory sodomy with a person less than 14 years of age. Kennett police arrested Ragland Tuesday night followin


2 TBI agents indicted after Ridgely resident alleges illegal search

In the summer of 2015, Ridgely residents Fred Austin Wortman Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, claim their home was subject to an illegal search by two agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Mark Reynolds and Jeff Jackson. Now, nearly three years later, the couple continues to seek justice, as W

STATE GAZETTE - 2018-03-18 05:00:00

NEW DETAILS: Police say 17-year-old molested 3-year-old girl

Prosecutors released new details Thursday in the case of a 17-year-old male accused of sexually assaulting a child. Kennett police arrested Cody James Ragland after a woman reported that he had sexually touched her daughter. The woman said while she was bathing her daughter the child said her vagina


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Level 2 child molester accused of failing to register with police

An 86-year-old convicted child molester is being held on $25,000 bond for failing to register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Norman Herbert May registered with SOR Specialist Natasha Kaja of the Jonesboro Police Department on Jan. 25. During registration, Kaja told May he needed to


No seat belt leads to forgery arrest

The discovery of four counterfeit $100 bills has a Craighead County man who did not wear a seat belt facing real charges after a traffic stop Wednesday, Jonesboro police said. Keith A. Jones of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of first-degree forgery after the traffic stop on Ocean Drive. Accord


DPD arrest 3 on drug related charges

Special to the State Gazette On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Dyersburg Police uniform patrol officers observed a suspect known to have an active warrant standing beside a vehicle on the carwash parking lot, located at 1211 Forrest Street. The suspect was identified as Jashaun


Malden resident wins $1.3 million Lotto jackpot

A Malden woman has claimed a Lotto jackpot worth $1.3 million. Denna Barnetts ticket matched all six numbers drawn on March 3 to become the Missouri Lotterys latest millionaire. Barnett purchased her winning Lotto ticket at Caseys General Store, 401 W. Main St., in Malden. The winning numbers drawn


Peach Capital displays pride on new water tower

The City of Campbell is widely known as the Peach Capital of Missouri. Proud of its label, the Mayor and city council decided last year to have their city honored by having a peach painted on to the Citys center water tower. During a 2017 city council meeting, Mayor Raymond Gunter asked his council


Sex offender facing new charge of computer child pornography

A registered sex offender faces child pornography charges after police said he sent sexually explicit messages to a girl. Police arrested 36-year-old Joshua McKinley Waggoner of Trumann at his home on Melrose Drive early Saturday morning. According to a police report, a 16-year-old girl accused Wagg