Polls opened this morning at 6 am for the Missouri Primary Elections. Multiple local and state nominations are up for grabs. State officials estimate that 31 percent of Missouri’s registered voters will participate in today’s primary elections. You can find your voting location online at www.GoVoteMissouri.com. Polls will close at 7 pm, and anyone in line to vote at that time will still get to cast a ballot. Anyone who arrives after polling places close will not be allowed to vote. Elections results will be posted throughout the night.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office says Missouri taxpayers paid considerably less money to settle lawsuits against state government in the most recent fiscal year. Brian Hauswirth reports.
A Poplar Bluff man was killed in a vehicle crash in Butler County on Saturday. The incident took place on US 67, north of Poplar Bluff. 53-year-old Gary Arbuckle was driving a scooter when he was hit by a truck driven by 33-year-old Derek Glover, of Monroe, WI. Glover was traveling the wrong way on the road. The scooter overturned and ejected Arbuckle, who was then run over by the oncoming vehicle. Arbuckle was pronounced dead at the scene.
A murder suspect was arrested in Kennett on Saturday following an investigation by authorities. The Kennett Police Department reported 39-year-old Eric Petro, of Kennett, was charged on 2nd degree murder, as well as armed criminal action, after authorities responded to a call Friday night about a shooting at his home. A man was found lying on the driveway when officials arrived on the scene, and later died from his wounds in a Paragould hospital. Witness reports state that a gunshot was heard from the house following a heated argument, where Petro was seen leaving the scene in a dark SUV. A bullet casing was found that matched the ammo inside of his home. He was later taken into custody and booked at the Dunklin County Jail, with no bond.