Tuesday September 29, 2015

RUNAWAY JUVENILE FOUND SAFE

 

A runaway juvenile was found safe over the weekend.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that an 11 year old juvenile was reported missing Saturday morning in rural Butler County.

Chief Deputy Brian Evans with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department tells us more,

The family later alerted the Sheriff’s Office that the juvenile was found safe south of the residence.

 

BERNIE MAN IN CUSTODY ON DRUG CHARGE

 

A Bernie man is in custody following his arrest on a drug charge.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 29 year old Qunicy Murphy the third was arrested for failure to obey a judge’s orders and possession of a controlled substance.

The Sheriff’s Department says Murphy remains in jail and no bond has been set.

 

TWO ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Two people were arrested Friday in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer approached a vehicle Friday evening that was occupied by three people. Inside the vehicle, the officer found Kalie Nicolini and placed her under arrest for a violation of exparte.

During the arrest, the officer conducted a search and found a small corner baggie which contained a clear crystal substance in Nicolini’s pockets.

The officer also found 44 year old Doyle Turner, of Poplar Bluff, inside the vehicle. Turner was also taken into custody after the officer was alerted that Turner had an active warrant for his arrest.

 

MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Saturday on a Stoddard County Warrant.

According to the Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer arrested 29 year old Isiac Cook Saturday afternoon.

While searching Cook, the officer found a small plastic bag with a small amount of a brown substance and half of a white pill located in Cook’s pocket. The brown substance later field tested positive for heroin.

The officer also found a glass smoking pipe with residue, a cigar package with 13 white pills, and a plastic straw with a white powder located in Cook’s back pack. The residue in the glass pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Cook is facing charges including possession of drugs for methamphetamine and heroin.

 

TWO ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT DURING INCIDENT IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Two people were arrested over the weekend during an incident in Poplar Bluff.

According to authorities, Shawn Beasley and Amber McDannald were taken into custody Saturday night near the parking garage on Broadway.

According to police, an officer noticed Beasley rolling something in a paper inside a vehicle. When asked, Beasley reportedly said he was rolling a cigarette, however he then showed the officer a pack of cigarettes that were not self rolled.

While searching the vehicle, the officer found a glass smoking pipe with residue in between the passenger seat and the center console.

An officer also found three syringes located inside McDannald’s purse. A crystal like substance inside one of the syringes field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Authorities say Beasley also had four warrants for his arrest.

Both Beasley and McDannald were arrested and taken to the Police Station for processing.

 

CHAFFEE MAN DIES AFTER FALLING OVERBOARD IN MISSISSIPPI RIVER

 

The body of a Chaffee man was recovered Monday afternoon in the Mississippi River.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 57 year old Brian Ourth was operating a trolling motor on his vessel at the Diversion Channel when he fell overboard into the water.

Ourth reportedly submerged and did not resurface. He was pronounced dead at shortly after 3 pm Monday.

 

GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 US BANK’S STEAK AND BURGER

 

A St. Louis Cardinals pitching star will be the guest speaker for this year’s US Bank’s Steak and Burger.

Chris Rushin, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff tells KWOC News that Michael Wacha will be the speaker at the event on November 19th at the Black River Coliseum.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, October 5th at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Black River Coliseum. Dinner tickets will be $75.

Guest speakers in previous years have included Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and former player Jim Edmonds.

For more information, call 573-776-1690.

 

 

 

Monday September 28, 2015

THREE INJURED OVER THE WEEKEND IN SHOOTING IN MALDEN

 

Three people have been shot in Malden after an altercation on Sunday.

Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock tells KWOC News two people were allegedly hospitalized with their injuries and are reportedly in critical condition.  A young boy was apparently grazed with a bullet, but has since been released.

Bullock says there appeared to be a dispute over what appeared to be illegal gambling. No suspects are in custody, but they say they have identified two persons of interest in the investigation.

 

DONIPHAN WOMAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF HYDROCODONE

 

A Doniphan woman was arrested last week on a drug charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Candace Scott was arrested Thursday afternoon in Butler County.

Scott is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance – hydrocodone and failure to display valid plates.

 

PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD TO DISCUSS BRIDGE PROJECTS IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be hosting a public meeting next month to discuss upcoming bridge projects.

The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Tuesday, October 13th at the Senath-Hornersville Middle School Library.

Four bridge projects in Dunklin County will be discussed at the meeting.

Three of the bridges are located on Route TT over Sand Slough Ditch, Drainage Ditch No. 8 and Belfontain Ditch. The fourth bridge is located on Route P over Buffalo Ditch.

 

1st ANNUAL WINTER CRAFT FAIR AND BAZAAR TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 7TH

 

The Crosspointe Family Church in Campbell will be hosting the 1st Annual Winter Craft Fair and Campbell.

The event will be held from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 7th and limited booth space is available. Crafters and Vendors are asked to register by October 10th.

For more information, or to request a registration form, call 573-820-2782.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

 

A Poplar Bluff woman was arrested over the weekend on a drug charges.

According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Amanda Baker was arrested Saturday afternoon in Butler County.

Baker is facing charges of possession of marijuana along with misdemeanor warrants out of Wayne County.

 

BENEFIT FOR CHILD SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

A benefit for a child who has been diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma will be held this weekend.

The benefit for Isaac West is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday, October 4th at the American Legion on PP Highway.

Multiple bands are scheduled to perform at the benefit. The entry fee is $10 which will be donated to the family. For more information, contact Levi Burden at 573-712-4728.

 

5TH ANNUAL FREE TO RUN MARATHON SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY

 

The 5th Annual “Free to Run” 5K, 10K, and ½ Marathon has been scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd.

Registration for the event will begin at 7 am at Stokelan Drive Christian Church in Malden. The race is set to begin at 8 am. All runners will receive a medal and everyone 12 years old and above is welcome to participate.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Backpacks for Friday program, Women’s ministry, a Malden School Scholarship in memory of Debra Algood, and women in need.

 

SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD TO HOST CHILDREN’S FALL FESTIVAL

 

The Southside Assembly of God in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a Children’s Fall Festival on October 10th.

The festival will be held from 2 to 4 pm at 404 West Midland Street.

There will be bounce houses, games, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Children are also welcome to wear costumes to the festival.

 

 

Thursday September 24, 2015

ONE KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR ALTON

 

One person has died following a single vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon near Alton.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 55 year old Steven Blackman, of Alton, ran off the side of Highway P, hit a tree, and overturned.

A passenger in the vehicle, 74 year old Judy Blackman, also of Alton, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The driver suffered minor injuries.

 

WAPPAPELLO MAN FACING CHARGE OF LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

 

A Wappapello man is facing multiple charges in connection to his arrest Wednesday afternoon in Butler County.

According to authorities, 34 year old James Boykin was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

He was taken to the Butler County Justice Center and placed on a 12 hour hold.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANT

 

A Poplar Bluff woman was taken into custody Wednesday on a drug warrant.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 34 year old Erin Ryan was arrested at around 1:25 pm Wednesday in Stoddard County.

Parrott says Ryan had a warrant out of Butler County for possession of a controlled substance.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO THEFT FROM POPLAR BLUFF BUSINESS

 

A Poplar Bluff man is in custody in connection to a theft at a local business.

According to Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland, officers arrested 39 year old Lewis Bean at Wal-Mart after an employee observed Bean and a woman with a cart full of items and no receipt. When contacted by an employee, both Bean and the woman ran out the front door.

Bean was then caught by an employee at the business.

The woman, Lisa Woodham, left the scene in a white truck and was not located.

 

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE TO BE HELD TONIGHT AT TINNIN CENTER

 

Fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival will have an opportunity to hear some of the favorite songs tonight at the Tinnin Center.

“Bad Moon Risin’” will be performing the best-known hits of CCR, including “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain.”

The group is led by local-born musician Jon Sousan, who has previously performed at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center with the Bee Gees tribute show “Night Fever.”

This is the first show of the 2015 Patrons of the Arts Season and tickets will be available at the door for 10 dollars each.

 

POKER RUN TO BE HELD AT LAKE WAPPAPELLO

 

A Poker Run is scheduled to be held on October 3rd at Lake Wappapello.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am at Lake Wappapello VFW Post 3416 on D Highway. Registration for the vehicle and operator is $15 with one score card included. 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the VA Hospital CLC.

The poker run itself will start at 11 am. For more information, call 573-222-9687.

 

COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO HELP TEACH STUDENTS AT LAKE ROAD

 

Students at Lake Road School will have a chance to learn something new every week from some new teachers.

The school has reinstated Club Day in place of special periods on Friday to offer students the opportunities to learn trades that they may not otherwise be exposed to.

Community members and high school students will come in for an hour a week to teach younger students about various careers and hobbies including cheerleading, cooking, crafts, gaming, jiu-jitsu, piano and science.

Wednesday September 23, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SENTENCED ON INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

 

A Poplar Bluff woman pled guilty last week to an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Patricia Bales entered the plea and was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection to the April shooting death of 38 year old Donald Perry, of Sedgewickville.

21 year old Walter Currie Jr., of Broseley, is facing a charge of second degree murder in connection to the death.

 

FAIRDEALING MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE

 

A Fairdealing man was taken into custody Tuesday evening on an assault charge.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 33 year old Mark Conger was arrested shortly before 6 pm in Butler County on a misdemeanor charge of assault 3rd degree.

Conger was taken to the Butler County Justice Center following the arrest.

 

OVER 100 TICKETS ISSUED DURING CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK CAMPAIGN

 

Dexter Police issued over 100 tickets last week as a part of the Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign.

Lieutenant Joshua Benton with the Dexter Police Department tells KWOC News that a total of 103 traffic tickets were issued during the campaign which was conducted from September 13th to the 19th.

Of the tickets issued, 46 were safety belt tickets and 16 were for uninsured motorists. There were no tickets given by Dexter Police for child safety seat violations during the campaign.

 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING THEFTS FROM AREA CEMETERY

 

A Southeast Missouri Police Department is investigating recent complaints of thefts from an area cemetery.

According to the New Madrid Police Department, they have received complaints that various items were taken from the Evergreen cemetery.

Officials say that leads have been developed in the case and some possible stolen items have been recovered.

Anyone who has information about the thefts is asked to contact the New Madrid Police Department at 573-748-5901.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL OFFERS TIPS FOR PARENTS TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO DRIVE

 

For new drivers and their parents, the highway is a scary place to be. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released some tips for parents to help make teaching their children how to drive as smooth as possible.

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that parents need to remember to stay calm. That means no yelling. Give your child plenty of advance warning about something they should or shouldn’t do.

Instruct your young driver to leave plenty of space between their vehicle and the one in front of them. Talk to them about following at a safe distance and that doing so gives them time to react if the car in front of them stops suddenly.

Also remember to talk to your teen driver about right-of-way. Explain when they have right-of-way and when someone else does in each situation–as they are driving.

More tips for parents and teen drivers is available on our Facebook page.

 

COPIES OF THE CONSTITUTION DELIVERED TO POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS

 

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution visited Poplar Bluff Schools last week to deliver 400 copies of the Constitution.

The copies were distributed to eighth graders at Poplar Bluff Junior High School on Thursday, September 17th, in recognition of Constitution Day.

The Daughters of the American Revolution have made it an annual tradition to purchase the booklets for Junior High students.

Tuesday September 22, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM FOUND IN VIOLATION OF DRINKING WATER STANDARDS

 

An official with the Poplar Bluff Water District tells KWOC News that they were alerted last month by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that the Poplar Bluff public water system has violated a drinking water standard.

According to Plant Superintendent Roger Daggett, the water system was found to have levels of disinfection byproducts above drinking water standards. This is not an emergency and customers do not need to use an alternative water supply.

Daggett says that you would have to drink a quart of this water a day for the next 70 years to be affected by this.

Daggett also says that they are always looking for the ways to correct the issue and that this is the first time this year that this has happened.

 

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING INCIDENT IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Authorities say a man was taken into custody over the weekend on a driving while intoxicated charge in Poplar Bluff.

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland, with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, tells KWOC News that an officer observed a vehicle travelling in the wrong lane and without a tire on the front driver side. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however the vehicle accelerated and did not pull over.

The vehicle eventually pulled into a driveway and came to a stop. The officer says the driver of the vehicle, 23 year old Kory Carda, of Poplar Bluff, admitted that he had been drinking a lot.

Carda was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE

 

A Dexter man is facing a drug charge following his arrest Saturday afternoon.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 52 year old Donald Ross was arrested on a warrant of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.

Ross was allegedly found in possession of Diazepam following a wreck.

 

FOUR ARRESTED FOR DRUGS IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

Four people were recently taken into custody in Stoddard County on drug charges.

According to authorities, 36 year old Justin Bruckshaw and 27 year old Stevie Varner, of St. Joseph were recently arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Also arrested for possession of a controlled substance were 34 year old Adam Bailey, of Kennett, and 23 year old Paige Johnson, of Gideon.

The bond for each of them was set at $4,500. It was not released if the arrests were connected.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE TO HOST DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT THIS WEEKEND

 

Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of their unused or expired medication this weekend in Poplar Bluff.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 26th.  The event will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the Black River Coliseum.

For those of you not in the Poplar Bluff area, you can go online to www.dea.gov to find a collection site near you.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON BURGLARY WARRANT

 

A 42 year old Poplar Bluff man was recently taken into custody on a burglary warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, Chad Rushin was arrested on a warrant for 2nd degree burglary and domestic assault.

 

POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS TO BE OUT NEXT MONDAY

 

Poplar Bluff R-1 students will get to enjoy an extra day off this weekend.

Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff R-I Schools will be dismissed on Monday, September 28th, for a teacher collaboration day.

The regular class schedule is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, September 29th.

Monday September 21, 2015

ONE TEEN DEAD, TWO OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED FOLLOWING WRECK IN RIPLEY COUNTY

 

A Jonesboro teen is dead following a wreck Saturday afternoon in Ripley County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 17 year old Colton Hart, of Jonesboro, ran off the roadway and struck a fence and a tree stump.

Hart, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene by Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson.  Two others passengers ages 17 and 15 suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals.

 

TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAKE MONEY WAS USED AT POPLAR BLUFF BAR

 

Two people were taken into custody last week after they allegedly used counterfeit money at an area bar.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 43 year old Timothy Carl and 36 year old Tracy Rodgers, both of Poplar Bluff, were arrested after they used fake $20 dollar bills to purchase drinks.

Police say Rodgers also had an active warrant through the city of Poplar Bluff.

 

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOLD MODERN CROCHET CLASSES BEGINNING TONIGHT

 

Three Rivers College will be holding modern crochet classes beginning tonight.

Megan Powell will teach students techniques to use in making hand-made gifts and how to accent their style with modern crochet.

The class will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Monday evenings through October 26th. The cost for the class is $65, which includes supplies.

To register for this course, contact Amber Spears at 573-840-9619.

 

TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANTS IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

Stoddard County authorities say two people were recently taken into custody on drug warrants.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 50 year old Donald Leroy Hiles, of Poplar Bluff, and 30 year old Angela Marie Hays, of Broseley, were each arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

The Sheriff’s Department did not specify if the two arrests were connected.

Hays bond was set at $15,000 cash, while Hiles bond was put at $7,500 cash.

 

STODDARD COUNTY PROSECUTOR NAMED ARSON PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR

 

Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver has been named the Arson Prosecutor of the year.

Oliver received the award from the Professional Fire & Fraud Investigator’s Association after being nominated by State Fire Marshall Jason Dunn.

 

STODDARD COUNTY FAIR UNDERWAY IN DEXTER

 

The eighth annual Stoddard County Fair is underway in Dexter.

Multiple events are scheduled for the week long fair, including the parade on Tuesday, World League Wrestlers on Wednesday, and the Bootheel Tractor Pullers on Friday. There will also be many exhibits and other attractions.

A full schedule for the fair is available online at www.stoddardcountyfair.com.

 

WHOLE KIDS OUTREACH FALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10TH

 

Whole Kids Outreach near Ellington will be sponsoring their annual fall festival on Saturday, October 10th.

The festival will run from 10 am to 2 pm with registration beginning at 9:30 am. There will be games, prizes, pony rides, a free lunch, and everyone is invited to attend.

Whole Kids Outreach is located on Highway 21, six miles south of Ellington. For more information, call 573-663-3257.

 

 

Friday September 18, 2015

ESSEX MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE OUT OF STODDARD COUNTY

 

An Essex man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest Wednesday morning in Stoddard County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 38 year old Andy Vires was arrested shortly after 8 am Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Vires has also been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

BROSELEY MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

Authorities say a Butler County man was taken into custody Wednesday night on felony drug charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 60 year old Stanley Ward, of Broseley, was arrested on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance – Alprozalam.

Ward is also charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated – drugs and alcohol.

 

MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON TO BE IN POPLAR BLUFF TODAY

 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is scheduled to make a stop today in Poplar Bluff.

Governor Nixon will be attending an event at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the campus of Three Rivers College at 11:15 am. He will be making an announcement about local investments at the event.

 

PARENTS ADVISED TO GET THEIR CHILDREN’S CAR SEAT CHECKED

 

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week and officials are reminding parents to get their child’s car seat checked.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed. Tomorrow has been set as National Seat Check Saturday and you can go online to seatcheck.org to find a car seat inspection station near you.

In Poplar Bluff, parents can go to the Butler County Community Resource Center on Charles Street to get their child seat inspected.

 

MIA/POW RECOGNITION DAY CEREMONY TO BE HELD THIS MORNING IN BLOOMFIELD

 

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield will be hosting a MIA/POW Recognition Day Ceremony this morning beginning at 10 am.

The program, conducted by the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, will be held at the Committal Shelter Plaza in the cemetery.

Family and friends of those interred at the cemetery, along with the general public, are invited to attend the event and honor all veterans. For more information, call 573-568-3871.

 

MULTIPLE EVENTS HIGHLIGHT DAY THREE OF THE 2015 BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 

Multiple events highlight day three of the 2015 Butler County Fair in Poplar Bluff.

The day kicks off at 8 am with the opening of Home Ec/Youth and Ag Exhibits at the Black River Coliseum lobby. Bidding will also continue for the Silent Auction at 8 am.

The gates for Ray Clinton Park will open at 4 pm. Events scheduled for today include the BBQ Cook-off, the dog show, children’s games, and more.

The Iron Mountain Station Band, Swamp Whiskey Band, and Stasis Project Band will all be performing on the Main Stage.

For more information and a full schedule, go online to butlercountymissourifair.com.

 

OLD GREENVILLE DAYS TO KICK OFF ON SATURDAY

 

The 24th Annual Old Greenville Days is set for this weekend.

There will be children’s games, craft vendors, a living history camp, and more available from 8:30 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 8:45 am to 5 pm on Sunday. The event will be held at the Old Greenville Recreation area near Greenville.

For more information, call 573-222-8562.

 

PUMPKIN HOLLOW TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND

 

Pumpkin Hollow in Piggott is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday.

New for this year is the 2015 Country Bumpkin Playground in addition to the old favorites including the corn maze, hay rides, and more. You can find more information online at pumpkinhollow.com.

Today’s Talk KWOC will be broadcasting live from Pumpkin Hollow from 6 to 9 pm next Saturday.

Thursday September 17, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND COUNTERFEIT MONEY

 

A Tuesday burglary report has led to the arrest of a Poplar Bluff man.

Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland tells KWOC News that an officer was dispatched to a residence Tuesday night in reference to a burglary. A woman told police that her ex-boyfriend, Robert Seymore, was inside the residence.

Officers found Seymore in the residence and placed him in custody. During a pat down, the officer found a small plastic baggy with a white crystal substance in Seymore’s pocket. The substance later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

During the booking process, officers also discovered seven counterfeit $100 dollar bills in Seymore’s wallet.

Seymore has been charged with possession of drugs – methamphetamine, possession of counterfeit federal notes, and 2nd degree burglary.

 

MAN FACING CHARGES OF RESISTING ARREST AND POSSESSION OF DRUGS

 

A Poplar Bluff Police Officer arrested a man early Wednesday morning following a search.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer tried to initiate a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving with its headlights off. The vehicle had pulled into a driveway when the officer pulled up behind it. The officer then saw a subject running from the scene on foot.

The officer gave chase and eventually found 55 year old Steven Dover crouched between a shed and a residence. The officer also found a spoon with white residue on it and a syringe on the ground near Dover. The spoon field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Dover was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges of possession of drugs – methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN SENTENCED TO 75 YEARS INCARCERATION ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

 

A Poplar Bluff man has been sentenced to 75 years incarceration on multiple charges.

According to Missouri Case Net, Rodney Joe Green was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years on charges of forcible sodomy and attempted forcible rape.

Green also received lesser sentences on other charges including armed criminal action and 1st degree robbery. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in February of 2013.

He was found guilty of the charges on July 31st.

 

TODAY IS DAY 2 OF THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 

Today marks day 2 of the 2015 Butler County Fair.

At the fair today, entries for Home Ec/Youth and Ag Exhibits will be accepted at the Black River Coliseum Lobby through 10 am. The exhibits will then be open to the public beginning at 5 pm. The 4-H/FFA Public Speaking Contest will also begin at 5 pm tonight.

Multiple acts have been scheduled for the main stage this evening including the Otter Creek Band, Country Fire Cloggers, and the Moon Pie Band.

More information is available online at butlercountymissourifair.com.

 

IN GOD WE TRUST ADDED TO POPLAR BLUFF POLICE PATROL UNITS

 

“In God We Trust” decals have been added to Poplar Bluff Police patrol units.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that the decals were donated by 4M Signs.

A photo of the decal was posted yesterday to the Poplar Bluff Police Department Facebook page.

 

OFRA GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD FRIDAY

 

The Ozark Family Resource Agency Golf Tournament will be held Friday at the Ozark Ridge Golf Course in Poplar Bluff.

The 3 person scramble tournament will begin at 9 am with registration starting at 8 am. The entry fee is $150 per 3 person team with cart, lunch, and drinks provided.

For more information, contact Bobby Baugh at 573-429-2732.

 

ROUTE 53 AND 62 BRIDGE REOPENED AT CAMPBELL

 

A bridge on Routes 53 and 62 ahs reopened after being closed for over a year.

David Wymen with the Missouri Department of Transportation tells KWOC News that the bridge at Campbell was reopened Tuesday. It was closed in August of 2014 following a failed inspection.

The repairs resulted in the bridge being made wider and shoulders being added.

 

 

Wednesday September 16, 2015

WOMAN CAUGHT WITH METH IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

A woman is facing a charge after she was allegedly caught with methamphetamine.

According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, on Saturday a deputy observed 43 year old Cynthia Penn, of Poplar Bluff, looking towards the top of the jail outside the building.

While the deputy was talking to Penn he heard an object repeatedly hitting the awnings over the jail windows and then saw a pair of toenail clippers tied to a string land on the ground.

The deputy says that based on his experience, he had reason to believe that Penn was waiting to send contraband back to an inmate. Penn was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a bag containing methamphetamine.

While searching a cell inside the jail, a corrections officer found two patches on a wall that hid large holes leading to the outside of the building. Numerous items that had been prohibited were also found inside the cell.

Penn was booked for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Two inmates, 37 year old Douglas Coats and 33 year old Kenneth Koch, are facing charges of property damage to jail property in connection to the incident.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON DRUG WARRANT

 

A Poplar Bluff man was recently taken into custody in Stoddard County on a drug warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year old Kendrick Roukeem McCain was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

McCain’s bond was set at $5,000.

 

PUXICO MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY FOR LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT

 

A Puxico man is facing a felony charge following his arrest Tuesday night in Stoddard County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 51 year old Barry Neiberger was arrested at around 9:29 pm on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Neiberger has also been charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Details about the motor vehicle accident were not available.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS TO BE HELD AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE

 

Three Rivers College will be holding an intermediate digital photography class starting on October 5th.

The class will be held from 7 to 9 pm on Monday evenings through October 26th. Registration for the class is $40.

To register for this course, contact Amber Spears at 573-840-9619.

 

2015 BUTLER COUNTY FAIR TO BEGIN TODAY

 

The 2015 Butler County Fair kicks off this afternoon in Poplar Bluff.

The lobby at the Black River Coliseum will open at 3 pm where entries will be taken for the Home Ec/Youth, and Ag exhibits. The silent auction will also begin at this time.

At 4 pm, the gates for Ray Clinton Park will open. Admission to the park is $6 for attendees 12 years and older, $3 for ages 6 to 11, and free for children under 6 years old. Senior citizens ages 60 and over get in for $3 today only.

The Fun Times Carnival has also set up on the Black River Coliseum Parking Lot.

More information is available at butlercountymissourifair.com.

 

JOB FAIR TO BE HELD TODAY IN KENNETT

 

Job seekers are invited to attend a job fair today in Kennett.

The fair will be held from 9 am to noon at the Kennett American Legion on 1st street.

There will be multiple booths at the event including Three Rivers College, the Missouri Department of Corrections, and Pepsi Mid America.

Monday, September 14, 2015

 

 

HEROIN, COCAINE, AND A FIREARM FOUND DURING SEARCH OF SIKESTON RESIDENCE

Two people were taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant last week at a Sikeston residence.

Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that a search warrant was obtained on September 8th as a part of an ongoing drug investigation.

The warrant was served at a residence that night and officers found nearly $4,000 in cash, 3.4 grams of heroin, 2.2 grams of cocaine, 30 Xanax pills, other drug paraphernalia, and a .45 caliber pistol.

Two subjects in the home, Dionne Booker Wingo and Lester Wingo, were taken into custody for criminal arrest warrants unrelated to the search warrant.

Dionne Wingo was subsequently charged with three counts of possession/distribution of a controlled substance.

 

 

PARMA MAN ARRESTED ON SEVERAL FELONY WARRANTS

A Parma man is facing multiple charges following his arrest last week in Stoddard County.

Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 21 year old Daniel Passley was arrested Saturday on felony warrants of 1st Degree Statutory Rape, 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Passley remains in the Stoddard County Jail on $75,000 cash only bond.

 

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY

A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple drug related charges following her arrest last week in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 39 year old Stacy Cole was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Cole is also charged with possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

BENEFIT TO BE HELD IN BERNIE FOR BOY WITH PRUNE BELLY SYNDROME

A benefit will be held later this month for a young boy with Prune Belly Syndrome.

The benefit will be held for five year old Ryan Ferraresi at the Main Street Bar and Grill in Bernie on September 26th.

Prune Belly Syndrome is a rare disorder where the abdominal muscles can be completely missing and Ryan and his mother have to make frequent trips to St. Louis for his treatment.

There will be a Poker Run, a cornhole tournament, and multiple bands appearing at the benefit. Bikes for the poker run should be in by 11 am on the 26th.

 

 

SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW CENTER STAGE SEASON

The acts have been announced for the 2015-2016 Center Stage season at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers campus in Poplar Bluff.

The season will open with performances of “Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in November.

2016 will bring performances of “Tuesday’s with Morrie,” “Wait Until Dark,” “The Diviners,” and “The Boys Next Door” to Poplar Bluff.

Center Stage is Three Rivers College’s blended community/student theater company. Auditions will be open to both Three Rivers students and community members.

For more information, including exact dates for the shows and audition information, go online to trcc.edu.