Pike sheriff's department personnel have identified the woman killed in a storm-related crash on Hwy. 19N near Mt. Gilead Church Monday night. Additionally, Southern Rivers Energy has issued an update on power outages.
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Pike County schools will be open Wednesday morning, resuming their regular schedule. All county were closed Tuesday after the Pike was under a tornado warning and high winds caused damage in many areas Monday night.
In a weather-related, one vehicle wreck, one, possibly two fatalities, were reported in the area of Mt. Gilead Church on Hwy. 19 North with multiple additional injuries reported.
Southern Rivers Energy has power outages all across its service area.
More calls have come in, we now have roughly 8000 members without power. High winds, lightning and fallen trees are the main causes and due to the extremely high call volume, members are experiencing busy signals. We are enlisting the help of additional crews to deal with the massive number of outages and restore power as quickly as possible.
UPDATE: At 7:40 a.m., the outage number was down to 6650, Cook reported.
Lamar deputies and officers of the Narcotics Task Force raided a home near Orchard Hill Wednesday and seized 'pink meth', a type of speed that is particularly attractive to children because it looks like rock candy.