Friday October 30, 2015

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN PEMISCOT COUNTY

 

One person was reportedly shot Thursday night in Pemiscot County.

Few details are available about the shooting, other than it occurred in Wardell. The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assist with the investigation.

We will continue following this story and bring you further details as they become available.

 

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO RUN FROM OFFICER IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

A man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly attempted to run from an officer during a traffic stop.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the officer had conducted the stop after noticing a vehicle with no front license plate.

The vehicle pulled into a driveway and then 36 year old Douglas Henson exited the right rear door and ran south. The officer followed and arrested Henson following a short foot pursuit.

Henson reportedly has an active felony warrant out of St. Genevieve County for dangerous drugs.

 

YOUTH FIREARMS DEER SEASON TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND

 

Young hunters will be out in the woods this weekend for youth firearms deer season.

The season is set to run on October 31st and November 1st. Harvest hours are one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

Hunters must be at least 6 and no older than 15 on Saturday to participate. Additional regulations and permits are available online at the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM THE POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Halloween is here and Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley has some tips to help keep your child safe while trick or treating.

Chief Whiteley says parents should establish a route for children, making sure they stay within familiar areas and surroundings. An adult should accompany young children. Parents should also remind kids not to enter strangers’ homes or cars, and to avoid homes without an outside light on.

Be sure to tell your children to not eat treats until they get home and remember to inspect all treats before allowing your kids to eat them.

 

KENNETT WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE

 

A Kennett woman is facing a felony drug charge in connection to her arrest Thursday in Dunklin County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 31 year old Shavini Chauhan was arrested Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Chauhan was taken to the Dunklin County Jail following the arrest.

 

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS TO 911 OPERATOR

 

Officials say a 47 year old Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody after he allegedly made inappropriate comments to a 911 operator.

Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more:

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND

 

The sun will begin rising an hour earlier this weekend.

Daylight Saving Time will come to an end at 2 am Sunday morning. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time will start again on March 13th, 2016.

 

3RD ANNUAL IRON MOUNTAIN MARKET FALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

The Iron Mountain Market in Poplar Bluff will be hosting their third annual Fall Festival on Saturday.

Events will include the Grilled Cheese Cook-Off and Costume Contest in addition to vendors with crafts, baked goods, fall produce, food, and more.

The festival is scheduled for 9 am to 4 pm at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Poplar Bluff.

 

 

Thursday October 29, 2015

TWO TEENAGERS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY WRECK

 

Two teenagers received serious injuries following a motorcycle wreck in Dunklin County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly before 7 pm Wednesday near Campbell.

The motorcycle was being driven by 19 year old Joshua Paxton, of Campbell, when it was struck from behind by another vehicle.  Paxton and a 16 year old female passenger were then thrown from the motorcycle.

The motorcycle reportedly had no rear lights or reflectors when it was struck.

 

POPLAR BLUFF SHOOTING VICTIM DIES

 

The victim of a shooting earlier this month in Poplar Bluff has passed away.

According to authorities 52 year old Mitchell Dugger was shot during a family dispute at a Poplar Bluff hospital on October 14th.

He reportedly died on Tuesday.

58 year old Eddie Skorcz, of Poplar Bluff was arrested on charges of 1st degree assault and armed criminal action following the shooting.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS ON MURDER CHARGE

 

A Poplar Bluff man has been sentenced to two decades in prison after pleading guilty to a murder charge.

According to Missouri Case Net, Matthew Jenkins was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in the Department of Corrections on a charge of 2nd degree murder.

The charge stems from an incident in January of 2013 where Jenkins hit both of his parents repeatedly with an aluminum baseball bat. His father, Carl Jenkins, died a few weeks after the attack.

 

MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE IN KENNETT

 

A Kennett man is facing a drug charge following his arrest on Wednesday.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were checking a residence Wednesday morning for an individual that was wanted on a warrant.

At the residence they made contact with 24 year old Robert Davis and also observed narcotics and paraphernalia laying in plain view.

Davis was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute along with a Dunklin County warrant.

 

TWIN RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST FLU CLINIC THIS EVENING

 

Anyone looking to get a flu shot will have the opportunity this evening in Broseley.

The Butler County Health Department is hosting a free flu clinic at Twin Rivers High School from 3:30 to 6 pm today.

Officials at the Health Department say a yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older and it’s the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.

Flu vaccines are designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will be the most common during the upcoming season.

Children 6 to 23 months old and adults over 18 years of age will be offered the flu shot at the clinic, while children who are 24 months to 18 years of age will have the choice of receiving a flu mist or the injection.

For more information go online to butler county health.org.

 

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL SPEAKS TO POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS

 

The Poplar Bluff High School Cross Country team received an unexpected pep talk last week while preparing for their district championships.

Mules Cross Country Head Coach Beth Lewis-Muse arranged for the team to talk to USA Team marathon runner Josphat Boit over Skype.

Boit, who is currently training for the Olympic trials in February, was teammates with Lewis-Muse at Central Methodist University. He answered student questions about his training regimen, recovery, nutrition and psychology.

The pep-talk appeared to work out as three team members from Poplar Bluff, Katie Sliger, Isaiah Williams and Wesley Moore, went on to qualify for sectionals during the Class 4, District 1 Championship.

Missouri ban on felons carrying guns challenged again

 

 

Missouri ban on felons carrying guns challenged again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A recent Missouri constitutional amendment is being cited by felons who say it means they have the right to carry guns.

Attorneys for three felons convicted of unlawful use of weapons or stealing based their Tuesday arguments to the state Supreme Court on a 2014 constitutional amendment that says the right to bear arms is “unalienable.”

Missouri law bans felons from possessing firearms. In August, the Supreme Court upheld the felon-gun ban while analyzing it under the previous version of the constitution.

The latest challenge cites the 2014 amendment, which attempted to strengthen gun rights while also stating that lawmakers can impose restrictions on violent felons’ ability to possess guns.

St. Louis assistant circuit attorneys argued that doesn’t mean laws that prevent nonviolent felons from owning guns are unconstitutional.

Wednesday October 28, 2015

TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ROBBERY INVESTIGATION IN STEELE

 

Authorities in Steele have arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery investigation.

Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield tells KWOC News that on Monday a 35 year old man reported that he had been robbed at gun point at a vacant home in Steele. The victim told police that the suspects had robbed him of a large amount of money.

An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 21 year old Nikki Williams and 25 year old Trever Grice, both of Park Hills. The duo was arrested by Kennett Police at an area motel and officers reportedly found a large amount of cash in the suspects’ room.

Both Williams and Grice have been charged with armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon 1st degree robbery, and 1st degree burglary.

 

OFFICERS WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO BLYTHEVILLE SHOOTING

 

Charges will not be filed against two police officers in connection to a shooting incident in Blytheville.

According to Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas, the two officers were justified when they shot two suspects on October 8th.

The suspects and officers had been involved in a high speed chase when the suspects’ vehicle reportedly rammed a police vehicle and accelerated toward one of the officer’s. This is when the two officers fired at the driver’s area of the vehicle.

The two suspects both survived.

 

COOTER MAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGE

 

A Cooter man is facing an assault charge following an incident in Steele.

According to Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield, officers responded to a residence Monday in reference to a fight in progress.

At the residence a man told officers that 21 year old Gary Roger Smith Jr. had struck him in the face with a wooden board. The victim was reportedly bleeding profusely from a laceration on his face and was taken to an area hospital.

Smith was arrested and charged with armed criminal action, tampering with motor vehicle and 1st degree assault. He was lodged in the Pemiscot County Jail.

 

MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETERY TO HOLD VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

 

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will be holding their annual Veterans Day Program on November 11th.

The program will begin at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter Plaza in the cemetery. The keynote speaker for this year’s program is Robert Wayne Fortenberry, who is a Vietnam era veteran of the US Navy.

For more information about the program, you can contact the cemetery at 573-568-3871.

 

4-H VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

Volunteers are needed for various 4-H Clubs in Butler County.

Stephanie Milner, 4-H Youth Development Specialst at the Butler County University of Missouri Extension tells KWOC News that volunteers are needed for many different things, such as running a club, becoming a project leader, and helping out at club meetings.

Milner says that even if you are time limited you can volunteer for as little as six hours throughout the year.

There are 4-H clubs in Neelyville, Rombauer, Poplar Bluff, Fisk, and Qulin, and anyone who would like more information about volunteering can call 573-686-8064.

Tuesday October 27, 2015

BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST

 

Authorities in Butler County say one man is in custody in connection to a burglary investigation.

Chief Deputy Brian Evans with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office told KWOC News about the burglary:

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 We also spoke with Popp about the investigation:

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33 year old Lejon Watkins, of Poplar Bluff, was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on a charge of receiving stolen property.  Authorities are seeking a 2nd subject in this case.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND WITH METH DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

Two people were arrested during a traffic stop Friday evening.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer conducted the stop in reference to no head light.

During the stop an officer observed a small corner baggie sitting on the lap of 36 year old Donald Forsythe of Poplar Bluff. The baggie contained a crystal like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Forsythe, who also reportedly had active warrants for his arrest, was taken into custody.

The driver of the vehicle, 34 year old Renea English, also of Poplar Bluff, was placed under arrest for driving while revoked/suspended.

 

TEENAGER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH POLICE

 

A teenager was taken into custody Monday morning after a chase with police.

According to the Kennett Police Department, an officer had attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a truck for traffic violations.

The truck led officers from the Kennett Police Department and Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department on a high speed chase that continued for a short time period throughout several Dunklin County roads.

The truck then overturned while attempting to take a curve at a high rate of speed.

Officers found the driver of the vehicle, a 13 year old boy, and took him into custody.

 

DEXTER WOMAN FACING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE

 

Authorities say a Dexter woman has been taken into custody on a drug charge.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year old Jennifer Breeze was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Her bond was set at $4,500, cash only.

 

ONE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING FATAL WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY

 

One person is in custody following a fatal wreck Monday afternoon in Bollinger County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that the single vehicle wreck occurred five miles east of Marble Hill on Bollinger County Road 458.

A vehicle, driven by 21 year old David Sturm, of Marble Hill, ran off of the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned. A passenger in the vehicle, 24 year old Jacob Canoy, also of Marble Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sturm suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. He was later arrested on a charge of vehicular manslaughter.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO POPLAR BLUFF WRECK

 

A man is in custody following a weekend wreck in Poplar Bluff.

Captain Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more:

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 Following the arrest, Hopper was lodged at the Butler County Justice Center.

 

ESSEX WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

An Essex woman is facing multiple drug charges in connection to her arrest early Sunday morning in Stoddard County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Barbara Vaughn was taken into custody shortly after 1 am Sunday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Vaughn is also facing charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated – drugs.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEEKING HELP IN IDENTIFYING SHOPLIFTER

 

Poplar Bluff police are trying to identify a suspect from a shoplifting complaint at an area business.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Poplar Bluff. Employees told police that a white male selected a pair of shoes and put them on; discarded his old shoes; then left the store without paying for the shoes.

A picture of the man is available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact Detective Scott Phelps at 573-686-8641.

 

 

Monday October 26, 2015

TWO DEAD FOLLOWING A VEHICLE WRECK IN CARTER COUNTY

 

Two are dead in connection to a vehicle wreck Saturday evening in Carter County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott, with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News, 41 year old Christopher Dawson, of Van Buren, was travelling west on Highway 60, ran into the median and overturned.  Both the driver and passenger, 46 year old Prescilla Weaver, of Poplar Bluff, were ejected from the vehicle.

Both were transported to a Poplar Bluff Hospital, where they were pronounced dead by Butler County Coroner Jim Akers.

 

NAYLOR MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH RAPE AND SODOMY OVER THE WEEKEND

 

A staff member of the Naylor School District has been arrested and is facing formal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a student.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News 52 year old John Mullins, of Gatewood, was arrested on Sunday.  The investigation began on Saturday, after the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office received a report saying a staff member of the Naylor School District sexually assaulted a juvenile student.

Mullins is charged with 1st Degree Rape, 1st Degree Sodomy, and two counts of Sexual Contact with a Student.

Mullins is currently lodged in the Ripley County Jail on $100,000 bond.

 

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR EARLY DECEMBER

 

The University of Missouri Extension will be providing a course to help teach individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance misuse.

The Youth Mental Health First Aid program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health in adolescents.

The course is scheduled for 8:30 am to 5 pm on Thursday, December 3rd at First Presbyterian Church in Poplar Bluff. Free registration for the course is available through Monday, November 30th.

To register call 573-686-8064.

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP TO BEGIN MEETING THIS WEEK IN SIKESTON

 

A new grief support group will begin meeting this week in Sikeston.

Chaplain Ron Lawson tells KWOC News that the “Good Grief” Mutual-Care Support Group will hold their first meeting this Thursday night, beginning at 6 pm at the YMCA in Sikeston.

Lawson says the group will meet for one hour weekly for six weeks. For more information, or to register, call 1-573-471-3080.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN WAS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Poplar Bluff man is facing a drug charge in connection to his arrest over the weekend.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department on Thursday afternoon, an officer found 44 year old Christopher Davis to be in possession of a glass smoking pipe with a white residue inside of it. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Davis was taken into custody on charges of possession of drugs – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

NORTHSIDE NUTRITION CENTER TO HOST CHILI FUNDRAISER AND CAN DRIVE

 

Northside Nutrition Center in Poplar Bluff tells KWOC News that they will be hosting a chili fundraiser and can drive on November 7th.

The event will be held from 11 am to 2 pm at the center on Garfield Street. The cost to attend is $6 a person, however if you bring a can or non-perishable food item, the price drops to $5 a person.

The fundraiser will help the center provide emergency meals to homebound seniors in the Poplar Bluff area. For more information, call 573-686-2074.

 

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT

 

The First Church of God in Poplar Bluff will be hosting their 10th Annual Trunk or Treat Saturday night.

The theme of this year’s Trunk or Treat is Toy Story and kids are encouraged to come dressed in their costume and enjoy fun, games, and treats.

The event is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 pm.

 

CORNERSTONE TABERNACLE TO HOST HOLIDAY BAZAAR ON NOVEMBER 7TH

 

Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 7th.

The bazaar will feature crafts, shopping, and food from 8 am to 5 pm.

Cornerstone Tabernacle says that 10×10 boots are available for $25. Anyone who would like more information should call 573-686-1831.

 

 

Friday October 23, 2015

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST OF POPLAR BLUFF MAN

 

A Wednesday night traffic stop resulted in a Poplar Bluff man being put behind bars.

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that an officer conducted a traffic stop shortly before 10 pm Wednesday night in reference to an expired registration.

During the stop, the officer learned that the driver, 20 year old Brandon Phillips, had an active Butler County Warrant for a dangerous drugs related charge.

Phillips was placed in custody and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on $100,000 cash bond.

 

SCOTT COUNTY SHERIFF ADVISES BUSINESSES TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR COUNTERFEIT MONEY

 

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that two people were recently taken into custody in connection to a counterfeit money manufacturing case.

Walter says the couple was passing counterfeit money, ranging from $5 to $20 bills, throughout the area.

If you have come into contact with any of the counterfeit money, Walter asks that you contact Detective Darrin Sides at 573-545-3525.

 

SPOOKFEST TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

 

The Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff will be hosting Spookfest this weekend at the Club on South C Street.

The Boys and Girls Club tells KWOC News that Spookfest will be a safe, kid friendly zone with a haunted house and indoor carnival games. The event will run from 6 to 9 pm Saturday night.

The cost is free to club members and $2 for non-club members and adults.

 

AMERICAN LEGION TO HOST BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER TODAY

 

The American Legion Post 153 in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raiser today.

The event will include a dinner and a silent auction at the Legion’s facility on Kanell Boulevard. The doors will open at noon for the silent auction with the dinner scheduled to begin at 5 pm.

 

ZALMA MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

 

A Zalma man is facing a drug charge in connection to his recent arrest.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year old Eric Lemons was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

His bond was set at $7,500.

 

BUTLER COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ATV THEFTS

 

Authorities in Butler County are investigating multiple recent ATV thefts in the Harviell area.

KWOC News spoke with Chief Deputy Brian Evans with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department about the case:

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Anyone who has any information about the thefts should contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Department at 573-785-8444.

 

RAIN CAUSES CANCELLATION OF WHOLE KIDS OUTREACH FALL FESTIVAL

 

The rain in the forecast for this weekend has caused the cancelling of a planned festival.

Susan Cooper with Whole Kids Outreach tells KWOC that the organizations Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to the forecasted weather.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE CAUSING DELAYS IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

Motorists in Dunklin County should expect delays for the next few weeks on Route 412.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 412 in Dunklin County is being reduced to one lane so contractor crews perform guardrail and guard cable repairs.

Route 412 between Routes NN and 84 will be reduced from 6 am to 7 pm through Saturday, November 14th.

Thursday October 22, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF MAN CHARGED WITH FORGERY AND RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

 

Poplar Bluff police say an area man has been taken into custody following the search of a residence involving a forgery investigation.

Here’s more from Detective Dan Mustain with the Poplar Bluff Police Department:

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Following the execution of the search warrant 43 year old Timothy Capper was arrested on charges are forgery, possession of forgery instruments, and receiving stolen property.

 

BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND IN IRON COUNTY

 

The body of a missing Southeast Missouri man was found Wednesday in Iron County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the body of 77 year old Cecil Irvin Hedricks was found about a mile south of Virburnum on Forrest Service property.

Officials say that it is believed that Mr. Hedricks died of natural causes.

 

MAN ALLEGEDLY ADMITS TO HUFFING AIR DUSTER SHORTLY BEFORE WRECK

 

A Poplar Bluff man allegedly admitted to huffing inhalants shortly before a wreck on Monday.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the wreck occurred on PP Highway when a vehicle began driving in the wrong lane of traffic and struck another vehicle.

An officer approached the driver, who reportedly appeared to be confused and did not realize he had been involved in a crash. The driver, 32 year old Thomas Woodham, was taken into custody and later told officers that he had taken a hit of air duster just prior to the impact.

Woodham was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of inhalants, driving while suspended, driving left of center, and careless and imprudent driving.

No injuries were reported from the wreck.

 

POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TO GET FOUR DAY WEEKEND STARTING FRIDAY

 

Students in Poplar Bluff are getting ready to enjoy a four day weekend.

Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff R-I Schools will be dismissed on Friday and Monday for teacher collaboration.

Hon says that classes will resume on Tuesday.

 

PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE NEAR KENNETT

 

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Wednesday night in Dunklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred shortly after 11 pm on US 412, 1 mile east of Kennett.

Details about the incident are limited, however it has been released that 48 year old Kevin Wingate, of Bragg City, was struck by the vehicle and later pronounced dead at a Kennett Hospital.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT DRUG ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

Additional information has been released about a drug arrest involving two people in Stoddard County.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us more:

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The two men, 49 year old Joseph Caulfield, of Puxico, and 48 year old Stanley Chubb, of Zalma, were arrested on multiple drug related charges.

Caulfield was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

 

POPLAR BLUFF KINDERGARTEN CENTER TO HOST FALL FESTIVAL TODAY

 

The Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center will be hosting a fall festival today.

Kids will get to enjoy games, a bounce house, hayrides, and food. Kids are also encouraged to wear costumes and have their pictures taken.

Organizers say they are also planning to have a silent auction at the festival.

 

FLU CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

The Butler County Health Department will continue their series of free flu clinics today in Poplar Bluff.

The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Butler County Health Department.

Officials at the Health Department say a yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.

Flu vaccines are designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will be the most common during the upcoming season.

Children 6 to 23 months old and adults over 18 years of age will be offered the flu shot at the clinic, while children who are 24 months to 18 years of age will have the choice of receiving a flu mist or the injection.

For more information go online to butler county health.org.

Wednesday October 21, 2015

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND A GUN DURING TRAFFIC STOP

 

A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges after he was found with drugs and a gun during a traffic stop.

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

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During the booking process deputies also found 8 ounces of methamphetamine ice on the suspect.

32 year old Alvin Hightower, of Cape Girardeau, is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

PUXICO MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND GUN CHARGES

 

A Puxico man was taken into custody Tuesday on drug and gun charges.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 49 year old Joseph Caulfield was arrested at around 11 am in Stoddard County.

Caulfield is facing felony charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and marijuana, possession of a controlled substance for hydrocodone and xanax, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Caulfield is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE 67 IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

Southbound Route 67 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

The work zone is located between Route C and Route 160.

Work will take place today and tomorrow from 7 am to 5 pm each day.

 

BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FLU CLINIC THIS AFTERNOON IN NEELYVILLE

 

With flu season upcoming the Butler County Health Department has scheduled several free flu clinics across the county.

The first scheduled clinic will be held this afternoon at the Neelyville School Multipurpose Room from 3:30 to 6 pm.

The health department says there are two types of flu vaccines, the “Flu Shot” and a nasal-spray flu vaccine.

For more information, go online to butler county health.org.

 

DEATH OF MAN IN POLICE CUSTODY DETERMINED TO BE NATURAL CAUSES

 

Continuing to follow a story we brought you earlier this week, an autopsy has been conducted on a man who died in police custody.

43 year old Ernest Williams was arrested following a chase with Kennett Police Officers early Sunday morning. At the police department, the subject began complaining of shortness of breath and was taken to an area hospital where he later went unresponsive and was eventually pronounced dead.

An autopsy was conducted and determined that Williams died of natural causes.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that no foul play is suspected in the case.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN CARTER COUNTY ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES

 

A Birch Tree man has been taken into custody on drug related charges.

Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 40 year old Shawn Wilkins was arrested early Monday morning in Carter County on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Wilkins was held in the Carter County Jail and later released.

 

ZALMA MAN FACING METH CHARGE

 

A Zalma man is facing a meth charge following his arrest Tuesday in Stoddard County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 48 year old Stanley Chubb was taken into custody on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Chubb is also facing a charge of possession of marijuana.

 

BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

 

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing a Butler County road today so they can perform a pipe replacement.

During the operation, Route 142 will be closed from 8 am to 6 pm between Route EE and County Road 267.

Tuesday October 20, 2015

MAN DIES AFTER BEING ARRESTED BY KENNETT POLICE

 

A man reportedly died early Sunday morning after being arrested by Kennett authorities.

According to the Kennett Police Department, during a traffic stop, a person inside the vehicle fled on foot and was pursued by officers. The subject was located hiding behind a residence and taken into custody without incident.

At the police department, the subject began complaining of shortness of breath and was taken to an area hospital where he later went unresponsive and was eventually pronounced dead.

Kennett Police say the Missouri State Highway Patrol has been contacted and requested to conduct an investigation.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF ON MARIJUANA CHARGE

 

Butler County authorities arrested a Broseley man Saturday evening in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy observed a vehicle driven by 21 year old Garrett Mclane run a stop light at the intersection of 9th and Pine Street. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, during which the deputy reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The deputy searched the vehicle and found marijuana in a bottle.

Mclane was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and careless and imprudent driving.

 

FESTUS MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

 

A Festus man has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly hit a patrol vehicle during a pursuit.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that a deputy attempted to pull over 27 year old Jason Hopper Monday after observing him running a stop sign.

Hopper led the deputy on a chase for almost an hour through Morley, Oran, Haywood City, and county roads before Hopper was cornered by another deputy.

Hopper then put his vehicle in reverse and struck the Scott County patrol vehicle that was behind him. He then attempted to run on foot and was subdued at the scene.

Hopper has been charged assault on a law enforcement officer, careless and imprudent driving, property damage, and felony resisting arrest by fleeing.

 

ANGELA PEARSON RESIGNS FROM CITY COUNCIL

 

Angela Pearson has resigned from the Poplar Bluff City Council.

Pearson’s resignation was formally accepted Monday night at the regular meeting of the city council.

The council also voted to table a proposed ordinance that would convert the utilities advisory board to an autonomous board.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND GLASS PIPE

 

A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges after he was reportedly found in possession of marijuana and a glass pipe.

According to Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 19 year old Nathon Jones is facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana following his arrest early Monday morning.

During a search of Jones, an officer found a glass pipe that had a white residue inside. When he was asked, Jones confirmed that the pipe had been used for smoking methamphetamine.

Jones also had an active warrant for his arrest.

 

ADVANCE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON DRUG WARRANT

 

An Advance man has been taken into custody in Stoddard County on a drug warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 43 year old Timothy Laws was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Laws bond was set at $7,500.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE ONGOING ON ROUTE 67 IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

North and Southbound Route 67 in Butler County is being reduced with a 16 foot width restriction so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance on two bridges.

The two bridges are located between Route M and County Road 401.

Weather permitting; work will be performed daily through Monday, November 16th from 6 am to 7 pm.