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Rural Missouri sees increase in methamphetamine use
QULIN, Mo. (AP) — State officials and individuals recovering from addiction say methamphetamine is on the upswing in Missouri, including rural communities that the drug has already ravaged over decades.
Woman arrested on drug charges
Investigators with the drug unit served the search warrant at the home of Paula S. Sayre, 56, at her residence in the 2900 block of Clay Street. She was arrested on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, and taken t
One person injured in Poplar Bluff shooting
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - One person is injured after a shooting on Friday, Oct. 19.According to Lt. Stewart with Poplar Bluff Police Department, a person was shot in the arm on the 800 block of Hart St.The person was taken to the hospital with injuries.Police are currently on scene.
Police investigating burglary find pot growing on patio
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Officers investigating a home break-in did not find a burglar. But, they did discover something else: marijuana growing on the back patio.Thursday afternoon, Officer John Eidson, Jr. responded to an alarm call in the 900-block of Freeman St.When he went to the back patio door
Woman hit by vehicle while crossing highway to get to A-State football game
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Of all the traditions kept on game day, a dangerous one left a Jonesboro woman in the hospital.Parking on the side of Red Wolf Boulevard has become increasingly popular on nights when A-State has a football game.The problem is having to walk across that busy highway to get to
2.1 earthquake in southeast MO
A small 2.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded 1.9 NE of Risco, Missouri on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Poplar Bluff PD looking for sex offender
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Authorities in Poplar Bluff are looking for a sex offender who has not reported his new address.According to police, 41-year-old Derrick D. Alexander is a Tier 3 convicted sex offender who has moved from his registered address without reporting his new address to the Butler
Small 2.1M quake hits southeast, MO near Caruthersville
It was near areas of Missouri like Indian Mound, Kennett and Caruthersville, Mo.
Heater catches house on fire
CAMPBELL, MO (KAIT) -A small heater Tuesday night caught a home on fire.Firefighters from the Campbell Volunteer Fire Department responded to the home just outside the city limits.Crews extinguished the flames without any major damage done to either the house or property.It’s believed a heater ignit
Poplar Bluff high school student diagnosed with Hepatitis A
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A Poplar Bluff high school student has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.According to Butler County Health Department, the student is receiving treatment from a healthcare provider.Poplar Bluff R-1 School District’s Nursing Department has no reason to suspect that anyone else
Police search for individuals near Poplar Bluff school
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Police are searching for a couple of individuals who were seen walking near Eugene Field Elementary School.According to Lt. Stewart with Poplar Bluff Police Department, they received a report that some individuals were walking near the back of school and some students said
Get scared in Advance, MO; raise money for families affected by cancer
ADVANCE, MO (KFVS) - The haunting starts at Umfleet Park in Advance, Missouri with chili, marshmallows, fires and just visiting with community members and then you can take a hay ride over to the haunted woods.But, this isn’t just any haunting, all of the proceeds go to three people in the community
Over 17 pounds of methamphetamine seized in multi law enforcement agency drug bust
• Street value of over $700,000 seized; eight people arrested“Our community is facing challenges that I am unwilling to allow to take root,” said McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter, during a multi-law enforcement press conference held Tuesday morning at McCracken County Courthouse.“This challenge
Still few details on decomposing body found in August outside of West Frankfort
BENTON — Authorities are still investigating a suspicious death after a body in an advanced state of decay was found in August at a West Frankfort mine.Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones said the body’s decay was so advanced they are having to rely on dental records and DNA analysis to get a positive
Crews responding to house fire
MONETTE, AR (KAIT) -Fire and rescue crews are responding to a house fire in the 300-block of Dewey Street.The fire was reported at 7:49 a.m., according to Jeff Presley, E911 director.All of the occupants got safely out of the home, Presley said.The street is currently blocked as firefighters work to
Man calling & posing as Scott City officer
SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - A man posing as a Scott City officer is calling residents as part of a scam.According to the Scott City Police Department, a man has an accent and claims to be an officer with the police department. He calls using caller ID that says Scott City PD as 573-264-2121.Police ask i
Benton, Ky pharmacist charged by grand jury indictment for stealing medications
BENTON, KY (KFVS) - A federal grand jury indictment charged a Benton, Kentucky pharmacist with several counts according to the United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.Kyle W. Humphrey, 34 was charged with stealing pre-retail prescription medications, mislabeling prescription medication in order to
Oct. 18: Crash claims woman’s life; Region 8 cold case gets national attention
One killed, one injured in crash: An Independence County woman was killed and one other person was injured Wednesday in a two vehicle crash in Independence County, according to the Arkansas State Police.
Mother 'walked in on naked pedophile raping her 12 year-old daughter'
A mother walked in to a room and discovered a naked pedophile raping her 12 year-old daughter, police say.The unnamed woman reportedly found Billy Moore Jr., 32, on top of the child after arriving home last Thursday.She is said to have pulled her child away from the predator and taken the youngster
Sikeston man pleads guilty to robbery of Sikeston Dollar General
At Kerr’s plea hearing on Oct. 16, he admitted that on July 16 at around 7:15 a.m., he rushed toward the door of the Dollar General store wearing a mask as a worker unlocked the front door. The employee tried to shut the door, but Kerr managed to open it and enter the store behind her. He was carryi