Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -
The Missouri Highway Patrol Troop E was reporting crashes in southeast Missouri due to icy roads. Three MoDOT plow trucks tipped over due to icy conditions as well.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said around 9 p.m. that all roadways in southeast Missouri were snow covered.
Troopers say Troop E officers worked a number of weather related incidents with most of them in the eastern and southeastern parts of Troop E.
Mo. Highway Patrol reports
As of 8:45 a.m. Monday:
Butler County - US 67 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Bollinger County - MO 34 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Cape Girardeau County - I-55 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Dunklin County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Iron County - roadways near normal
Madison County - US 67 near normal - secondary roadways partly covered
Mississippi County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
New Madrid County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Pemiscot County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Ripley County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Scott County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Stoddard County - primary and secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Wayne County - US 67 partly covered - secondary roadways snow and ice covered
Mt. Auburn in Cape Girardeau had to be closed from Themis St. to Westfield because of a number of crashes due very slick conditions, according to Cape Girardeau Police. They say no reported serious injuries were reported. Officer Darin Hickey says it opened back to traffic around 4 p.m. Sunday.
According to Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a semi truck hauling ice cream overturned on US 60 in Ballard County near mile marker 13 around 11:30 Sunday night. One lane is now open to traffic, but there is no detour because side roads are snow covered.
As of 6 a.m. Monday:
Travel remains difficult across most of the region.
Crews are making some headway on "A" Snow Priority Routes as the snow has stopped or trailed off to flurries at most locations.
Public is urged to avoid unnecessary travel as many "B" and "C" Snow Priority Routes are snow covered.
All counties still plowing and treating. All contract trucks being utilized. Crews are making progress on A routes.
In District 2: Snow has ended in most counties with a band of light snow showers in spotty locations moving through. Parkway conditions have improved a little across the district. Crews are making some headway now that the snow has let up.
Slick spots reported pretty much all over western Ky. Sleet was reported along Tennessee border in Graves, Calloway and Trigg.
Crews are rolling across a wide swath of the state Monday morning. In most areas, crews are treating roadways. In central and northeastern Kentucky, crews are plowing roads and treating problem spots.
The KYTC reminds drivers to:
Exercise greater caution when driving and slow down.
Be prepared for slick conditions.
Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
Ballard County, Ky. Emergency management wants to urge residents to not to be traveling on roads unless absolutely necessary, as road conditions are extremely hazardous.
With the recent snow, ice and extremely low temperatures, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is requesting travelers to look for potentially stranded drivers. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.
KSP asks citizens to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov
The cabinet’s SAFE Patrol is available to assist drivers whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways. For SAFE Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).
As of 11 a.m. Monday, IDOT is reporting Interstates are still semi covered with snow and ice. On I-24, from the Kentucky line to I-57, it is reported 25 percent snow and ice covered. On I-57, from the Missouri line to Mount Vernon is reported to be 50 percent covered at this time.
Other crash reports
Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, McCracken County deputies responded to an injury crash in the median to I24E, near the 10 mile marker.
Crash investigators say Penny Free, 63, of Paducah, was traveling eastbound on I-24E with her 5 year old granddaughter.
Due to the inclement weather, Free lost control of her Buick Roadmaster, causing her to spin around and strike a semi-truck traveling behind her, driven by Clyde Tatum, 54, of Detroit, MI.
Both vehicles ended up in the median of I24.
One lane of traffic was closed down for approximately 45 minutes while the semi-truck was pulled from the median.
Free was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries..
Deputies were assisted on scene by Mercy EMS and Reidland Fire Department.
Keith Gentry with MoDOT says no one was hurt when a plow truck tipped over on Route A near New Hamburg. He says three MoDOT trucks have tipped over due to black ice and slick conditions. No one was inured in the tip overs.
According to Corporal Parrot, secondary roads and some of the primary roads in Iron, Madison, Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties were covered in black ice Sunday morning.
Troop E officers were working crashes due to ice in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties.
MoDot trucks had some problems with black ice in the Heartland, namely Bollinger and Cape Girardeau County.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >