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.