Friday, September 30, 2016

 

 

 

INMATE ESCAPES FROM SCOTT COUNTY JAIL
A search is underway in the Scott County area after an inmate escaped Thursday afternoon from the Scott County Jail.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells us that 31 year old Joshua Musgroves escaped from custody at about 3:30 PM while he was being returned from a court appearance.

Musgroves, who is considered dangerous, was being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

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

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

 
MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
One man has died following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night in Northeast Arkansas.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 22 year old Keeven Pankey, of Reyno, was driving east on Highway 328 in Randolph County when his vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck a ditch, and overturned.

Pankey was ejected during the wreck and later pronounced dead at the scene.

 
DRIVER PASSES OUT WHILE SMOKING SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
Two people were arrested Wednesday in Kennett on Synthetic Marijuana charges.

Shortly after 2 pm Wednesday, officers observed a vehicle swerving on Route VV and then a passenger jumping out of the vehicle while it was still moving.

When the vehicle came to a stop, officers learned that the driver had passed out after smoking synthetic marijuana while driving. Officers searched the vehicle and found an undisclosed amount of synthetic marijuana.

31 year old Meagan Crow, of Kennett, was arrested for driving while intoxicated-drugs and for possession of synthetic marijuana.

Later that day, officers with the Kennett Police Department arrested 26 year old Damon Armstrong, also of Kennett. Armstrong was arrested on several counts of distribution of synthetic marijuana on housing authority property and distribution of synthetic marijuana near a public school or park.

Police officials did not say if the two arrests were connected to each other.

 
FRIDAY AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR
The BBQ Contest is one of the headline events for tonight at the Butler County Fair.

The Fair has been set up at Ray Clinton Park in Poplar Bluff. A flag retirement ceremony is also scheduled for tonight as well as the open rodeo, and the continuation of the fried pie eating contest, the carnival, and the Butler County’s Got Talent show.

More information, along with a list of events and times, is available online at ButlerFair.org.

 
7TH ANNUAL IRON HORSE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND
Downtown Poplar Bluff will be the location for the 7th Annual Iron Horse Festival on Saturday.

The festival will kick off at 6 am with a pancake breakfast at the Historic Train Depot. The Iron Horse Festival Run will also be held in the morning beginning at First United Methodist Church.

Other events scheduled throughout the day include the Veteran Ceremony, the Iron Horse Car Show, the Dog Show, and the Kid Zone.

For more information, check out the Iron Horse Festival on Facebook.

 
25TH QULIN HOMECOMING TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The 25th Qulin Homecoming has been scheduled for Saturday.

Homecoming will begin with the opening ceremony at 9:30 am. Up next will be the Kid’s Parade, followed by the Homecoming Parade.

Officials say that a cake auction will also be held during homecoming, with proceeds going to the Qulin Cemetery.

More information is available online at the Qulin Homecoming Facebook page.

 

INMATE ESCAPES FROM SCOTT COUNTY JAIL

 

 

A search is underway in the Scott County area after an inmate escaped Thursday afternoon from the Scott County Jail.

 

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells us that 31 year old Joshua Musgroves escaped from custody at about 3:30 PM while he was being returned from a court appearance.

 

Musgroves, who is considered dangerous, was being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

 

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

 

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

 

 

One man has died following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night in Northeast Arkansas.

 

According to the Arkansas State Police, 22 year old Keeven Pankey, of Reyno, was driving  east on Highway 328 in Randolph County when his vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck a ditch, and overturned.

 

Pankey was ejected during the wreck and later pronounced dead at the scene.

 

 

DRIVER PASSES OUT WHILE SMOKING SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

 

 

Two people were arrested Wednesday in Kennett on Synthetic Marijuana charges.

 

Shortly after 2 pm Wednesday, officers observed a vehicle swerving on Route VV and then a passenger jumping out of the vehicle while it was still moving.

 

When the vehicle came to a stop, officers learned that the driver had passed out after smoking synthetic marijuana while driving. Officers searched the vehicle and found an undisclosed amount of synthetic marijuana.

 

31 year old Meagan Crow, of Kennett, was arrested for driving while intoxicated-drugs and for possession of synthetic marijuana.

 

Later that day, officers with the Kennett Police Department arrested 26 year old Damon Armstrong, also of Kennett. Armstrong was arrested on several counts of distribution of synthetic marijuana on housing authority property and distribution of synthetic marijuana near a public school or park.

 

Police officials did not say if the two arrests were connected to each other.

 

 

FRIDAY AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 

 

The BBQ Contest is one of the headline events for tonight at the Butler County Fair.

 

The Fair has been set up at Ray Clinton Park in Poplar Bluff. A flag retirement ceremony is also scheduled for tonight as well as the open rodeo, and the continuation of the fried pie eating contest, the carnival, and the Butler County’s Got Talent show.

 

More information, along with a list of events and times, is available online at ButlerFair.org.

 

 

7TH ANNUAL IRON HORSE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

 

Downtown Poplar Bluff will be the location for the 7th Annual Iron Horse Festival on Saturday.

 

The festival will kick off at 6 am with a pancake breakfast at the Historic Train Depot. The Iron Horse Festival Run will also be held in the morning beginning at First United Methodist Church.

 

Other events scheduled throughout the day include the Veteran Ceremony, the Iron Horse Car Show, the Dog Show, and the Kid Zone.

 

For more information, check out the Iron Horse Festival on Facebook.

 

 

25TH QULIN HOMECOMING TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND

 

 

The 25th Qulin Homecoming has been scheduled for Saturday.

 

Homecoming will begin with the opening ceremony at 9:30 am. Up next will be the Kid’s Parade, followed by the Homecoming Parade.

 

Officials say that a cake auction will also be held during homecoming, with proceeds going to the Qulin Cemetery.

 

More information is available online at the Qulin Homecoming Facebook page.

 

Thursday September 29, 2016

AUTHORITIES ARREST WILLIAMSVILLE MAN ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

 

A Williamsville man was taken into custody Wednesday morning on multiple warrants.

Officials with the Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 38 year old Michael Morey was arrested in Wayne County on a warrant from the Carter County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on larceny as well as a warrant from the Poplar Bluff Police Department for failure to appear on shoplifting.

Morey is also facing charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and driving while suspended.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING FELONY METHAMETHAPINE CHARGE

 

Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony drug charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 27 year old Frederick Meyer was taken into custody Wednesday morning on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Meyer also reportedly had a warrant from the Poplar Bluff Police Department. Following the arrest, Meyer was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office on a 12 hour hold.

 

REPAIRS COMPLETED ON BUTLER COUNTY LEVEE THAT WAS BREACHED DURING THE AUGUST FLOODING

 

Repairs have been completed on a levee that was breached during the flooding we experienced last month in Butler County.

The breach in the Black River levee was located near County Road 607 and resulted in the flooding of parts of Highway 53 in August.

 

ANNUAL WOMEN AWARE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD TODAY AT BLACK RIVER COLISEUM

 

The 29th Annual Women Aware conference will be held today at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.

The daylong conference will begin at 8 am and include 20 breakout sessions, 50 exhibits, and a catered lunch.

The Keynote speaker will be bestselling author, performer, and motivational speaker, Nicole Johnson.

The registration fee for the conference is $50; you can find more information online at WomenAwareInc.com or by calling 573-718-9482.

 

SHOTS FIRED TUESDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are investigating an incident where multiple shots were fired on Tuesday.

The incident reportedly occurred on the 800 block of Poplar Street Tuesday afternoon. Multiple shell casings were found at the scene but there have been no injuries reported.

Two men had allegedly pulled guns and one of them fired at the vehicle the other was in. Police are searching for a suspect in the case.

 

INDIANA LANDSCAPING COMPANY CITED IN DEATH OF CREWMAN NEAR POPLAR BLUFF

 

An Indiana Landscaping Company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection to the death of a ground crewman near Poplar Bluff in July.

23 year old Tyler Halsey died after being hospitalized with a core body temperature above 108 degrees. OSHA investigators determined the employee collapsed after working more than nine hours in the direct sun when the heat index reached 110 degrees.

OSHA has issued his employer Townsend Tree Service Company LLC of Muncie, Indiana, one serious citation and proposed penalties of $12,471.

 

SIKESTON MAN FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGE

 

A Sikeston man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest earlier this week.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that on Tuesday, deputies received a call of careless and imprudent driver on State Highway HH.

The suspect vehicle was later located at an area business. Deputies arrived and identified the driver as 28 year old Caleb Smith. He was placed under arrest due to the traffic offenses.

Deputies later located a white crystal substance, weighing 3.61 grams, and a glass smoking pipe with white residue in Smith’s vehicle.

The white crystal substance and smoking pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Smith was transported to the Scott County Jail and has been charged with the possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia along with the traffic offenses.

 

THURSDAY AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 

The Butler County Fair is moving from the Black River Coliseum to Ray Clinton Park today.

Multiple events are scheduled for tonight at the fair, including the fried pie eating contest, gospel entertainment, the petting zoo, and the coyote hunter monster truck ride.

Tonight will also mark the opening of the carnival and the Butler County’s Got Talent show.

For more information, along with event times, go online to www.ButlerFair.org.

Wednesday September 28, 2016

MAN FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO THEFT AT POPLAR BLUFF BUSINESS

 

A Doniphan man is facing charges in connection to a reported theft at a Poplar Bluff business.

Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more about the incident.

JOSH STEWART:

On Saturday, September 24th at approximately 9:50 p.m. employees of Hastings book store reported the theft of approximately $1,800 of merchandise. Upon viewing surveillance footage officers were able to identify the suspect as Edward Ormsby, 29, of Doniphan. Additionally two witnesses followed the suspect vehicle from the lot of Hastings. While doing so Ormsby brandished a handgun and begin firing it in the direction of the witnesses. At this point the witnesses discontinued following Ormsby. Area search was subsequently conducted and Mr. Ormsby was not located. He was later arrested by Dent County authorities and transported back to Poplar Bluff.

Ormsby is facing charges including armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

 

AUTHORITIES FIND INMATE WHO ESCAPED FROM MISSISSIPPI COUNTY

 

Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, an inmate who escaped custody this past weekend in Southeast Missouri has been arrested.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, 49 year old Edward Lusk was arrested Tuesday evening by Stoddard County Deputies after a lengthy foot pursuit. A deputy received minor injuries during the apprehension. Officials say Lusk was found at a residence just east of Dexter.

Lusk had escaped from the Mississippi County Detention Center on Saturday.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE OF BUTLER COUNTY TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY

 

An event for Relay for Life of Butler County has been scheduled for Friday.

Relay for Life is a 6 hour fundraising event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. There will be inspiring speakers, food, entertainment, chance drawings, items for sale, and more.

The event will be held Friday from 6 pm to midnight at Fred M. Morrow stadium in Poplar Bluff.

More information and a sign up link is available online at www.RelayForLife.org/ButlerPoplarBluffMO.

 

SHOPLIFTING REPORT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN KENNETT

 

Kennett police arrested an area man Monday on a drug charge while investigating a shoplifting report.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to an area convenience store on Monday to take a report of a shoplifting.

The suspect, who was identified as William Jones, of Kennett, was found a short time later. While searching the suspect, officers located the stolen property along with a felony amount of narcotics.

Jones was arrested on charges of stealing and felony possession of a controlled substance.

 

ALMOST ONE MILLION DOLLAR GRANT ANNOUNCED FOR CITY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

A Dunklin County city will receive almost one million dollars in grant money to expand access to quality early childhood education opportunities.

Governor Jay Nixon has announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded a $999,924 Community Development Block Grant to the city of Senath.

The grant will go to construct a new 16,100 square foot Head Start and Early Head Start Center. Nixon says the center will create 108 early learning slots for area low-income families.

 

FOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD AT UPCOMING MARTINA MCBRIDE CONCERT

 

Martina McBride will be doing more than just performing her hit songs at her upcoming Poplar Bluff concert.

A food drive will also be held during the concert as a part of McBride’s Team Music is Love charity initiative. The charity will be teaming up with the Bread Shed and Southeast Missouri Food Bank for the food drive.

The concert, a stop on McBride’s Love Unleashed Tour, will be held at the Black River Coliseum on October 14th.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY FOR FUTURE CLASS TRIP FOR POPLAR BLUFF 8TH GRADERS

 

An informational meeting has been scheduled for today in preparation for a class trip for Poplar Bluff 8th graders.

A class trip to Washington, D.C. for eighth graders is being planned for May 30th to June 3rd, 2017.

An informational meeting for parents interested in registering their students has been scheduled for 6 pm today in the Junior High gymnasium.

Tuesday September 27, 2016

SUSPECT BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO ARMED ROBBERY AT BUTLER COUNTY INTERNET CAFE

 

Authorities in Butler County are investigating a reported armed robbery.

Investigator Randal Huddleston, with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, says the robbery occurred early Monday morning at an area internet café.

Here’s Huddleston with more.

RANDAL HUDDLESTON:

On Monday morning around 5:45 a.m. Butler County deputies were dispatched to the internet cafe on Highway 53 in reference to the report of an armed robbery. Upon their arrival, deputies were advised that a white male wearing black sweatpants with black shorts over them and a long sleeve black shirt wearing a paintball mask entered the internet Café. He appeared to be very unfamiliar with the layout of the premises. His main goal was to get to the back room where the safe was at. It took him approximately two to three minutes to locate that back room. Once there he kicked the door into the room. An employee who was monitoring the cameras in that room at that time was ordered at gunpoint on the ground and made to open the safe. The cashier also advised us that the white male suspect was carrying a black semi-automatic hand gun. The total amount of cash that the suspect ended up with was around $671. The suspect then left the building and fled the scene in what is believed to be a tan to gold color Malibu or Impala. At this point in time the Butler County Sheriff’s Department is following numerous leads in this case. If anyone has information or knows who the suspect or the car might belong to, they are urged to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Department at 785-8444.

 

911 SERVICES IN MULTIPLE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNTIES POSSIBLY INTERUPTED ON MONDAY

 

Multiple counties in Southeast Missouri experienced interruption to phone services and possible 911 services Monday due to damage to a fiber optic line.

Officials tell us the outages possibly affected Stoddard, Dunklin, and Scott Counties.

Personnel with Verizon Wireless and Local Exchange Carrier were on scene and working to restore service.

 

APPROACH REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

Route N in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform approach repairs.

The work zone is located between County Road 214 and County Road 243.

Weather permitting, work will performed from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT THEFT FROM AREA VEHICLE DEALERSHIP

 

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, officials in Poplar Bluff have released more information about the thefts of tires and wheels from an area vehicle dealership.

We spoke with Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the thefts.

JOSH STEWART:

On Sunday at approximately 9 o’clock a.m. employees of Baldwin GMC located in the 400 block of South 11th Street reported locating several vehicles on the lot which had had tires and wheels removed. The vehicles had been set down on concrete blocks. The damages and losses estimated between 10 and 20 thousand dollars. Throughout the investigation it was determined that a white van, originally stolen from a Cape Girardeau dealership on July 30th, was used during the theft. This van was used also in the theft from a dealership in Cape Girardeau that same date to steal four sets of wheels and tires. The van is described as a 2007 Ford E150 bearing Illinois registration 60910 Union. The similar thefts have been reported throughout the multi-state area. Some of these locations include Collinsville, Illinois, Germantown, Highland, Carlisle, Overland Park, Kansas, Dexter, and Cape Girardeau. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.

Pictures of the suspect van are available on the KWOC Facebook page.

 

TWO ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY BEING SEEN LEAVING VACANT RESIDENCE WITH SEVERAL ITEMS

 

Two people are facing a burglary charge after they were allegedly observed leaving a vacant residence in Poplar Bluff with several items.

Lieutenant Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more about the incident.

DARRON MOORE:

On Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. officers responded to the 1200 Block of South 11th Street after receiving a call from a witness saying she has observed a white male and female leaving a vacant residence with several items and loading those items into a white truck. The officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted its occupants Ronnie Duren and Cherrie Schnitker and asked them about the property in the bed of the truck. Both claimed ownership of the property. Officers checked the residence in question and discovered an open window into the residence. The owner of the building responded to the location and identified the property as belonging to him. Both Duren and Schnitker were lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges of 2nd degree burglary. Duren also had outstanding warrants through Butler County for receiving stolen property, passing bad checks, and a city warrant for assault.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB MOVES TO POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS

 

The Poplar Bluff Boys and Girls Club is relocating to the Poplar Bluff Middle School campus due to damage to the club’s previous home.

Structural damage was discovered on the roof of the Hentz Center, which has been the location of the Boys and Girls Club for over a decade.

The Middle School, which is presently serving 120 students grades four to six in the former band room, will add seventh grade and up in what was known as the JROTC building located between E.T. Peters Gym and Kay Porter Theater.

The building will also serve as the office headquarters for the after-school program, which began moving in last week. The club will share access to the gym, as well as Bacon Park for recreational activities.

Until the facility is up and running, there are about 50 students utilizing the former Teen Center across the street from Hentz in the church annex.

 

VARIOUS EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY THIS MORNING AT THE BUTLER COUNTY FAIR

 

The 2016 Butler County Fair continues today as multiple exhibits are on display in Poplar Bluff.

The exhibits are on display from 7 am to 10 am at the Black River Coliseum.

For more information, go online to ButlerFair.org.

Monday September 26, 2016

MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR BLOOMFIELD

 

A Marble Hill man has died following a single vehicle wreck over the weekend in Stoddard County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 9 pm Saturday night on Highway M near Bloomfield.

The vehicle ran off the side of the road, overturned, and ejected the driver, 22 year old Travis Bennett. Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATING THEFT FROM AREA AUTO DEALERSHIP

 

The Poplar Bluff Police Department is investigating a theft from a local auto dealership.

Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the PBPD tells us that several wheels were taken from the dealership and a white van is being sought in connection to the theft.

Pictures of the van are available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call 573-686-8602.

 

2016 BUTLER COUNTY FAIR BEGINS TODAY

 

The 2016 Butler County Fair will get under way today at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.

Exhibits will be available from noon until 8 pm, with the silent auction also beginning at noon.

The other event scheduled for today is the 4-H/FFA Public Speaking Contest. Check in will be held at 4:45 pm, with the contest starting at 5 pm.

For more information, go online to ButlerFair.org.

 

INMATE ESCAPES FROM MISSISSIPPI COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

 

A search is underway after an inmate escaped over the weekend in Southeast Missouri.

According to authorities, 49 year old Edward Lusk, of Bloomfield, escaped from the Mississippi County Detention Center on Saturday.

The Charleston Department of Public Safety is reporting that Lusk was last seen in Charleston and is reported to have violent tendencies.

A picture of Lusk is available on the KWOC Facebook page. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department at 573-683-2111.

 

MAN FACING MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE FOLLOWING FATAL WRECK

 

A Patton man was taken into custody Sunday shortly after a wreck which killed two Farmington residents in Bollinger County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 49 year old Paul Patton allegedly crossed the center line of Missouri Highway 72 Sunday afternoon and struck a motorcycle head on.

The two riders of the motorcycle, 60 year old Debra Smith and 58 year old Richard Augustine, were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Patton was arrested a short time after the wreck and is facing two counts of manslaughter.

 

GOVERNOR NIXON PARDONS TWO WHO ENTERED GUILTY PLEAS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced on Friday that he had granted pardons to nine people, including two who had entered guilty pleas in Southeast Missouri.

One of the pardons went to Dawn Wallace, who pleaded guilty to forgery in Butler County in 1992 and was placed on five years’ probation, which she successfully completed.

Another went to Joseph McVay, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in Pemiscot County in 1996. He was placed on five years’ probation, which he also successfully completed.

Governor Nixon said that the pardons went to men and women who have gone on to live law-abiding lives and through their conduct, have demonstrated that they are deserving of a pardon.

 

ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY UPDATED FOR MISSING 13 YEAR OLD GIRL

 

Authorities have updated the Endangered Person Advisory that was issued last week for a teenage girl who is missing out of Dent County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 13 year old Harley Hopper, was seen by a witness leaving her residence with a backpack and getting into the suspect vehicle. She has not been contacted since.

The possible suspect is believed to be 22 year old Kenneth Dylan Whitehead. According to the Highway Patrol, family has stated that Whitehead has a history of violence and possible drug use.

The vehicle involved is a white, 2016 GMC full size pickup, bearing an Arizona registration AH09306. The pickup was rented from a U-Haul rental in Iowa. Officials say that the subjects are possibly en route to an unknown location in Florida.

Pictures of Hopper, Whitehead, and the vehicle are available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY

 

Route N in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The work zone is located from Route 53 to County Road 239.

Weather permitting, work will take place today from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Friday, September 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS LEG INJURY FOLLOWING PEDESTRIAN VS. TRAIN INCIDENT

 A man has been flown to a Memphis hospital following a pedestrian vs. train incident Thursday morning.

According to the Campbell Police Department, at around 6 am Thursday officers responded to an area railroad intersection in connection to the incident.

At the scene, they found 39 year old Jon M. Bevill Jr. approximately 300 feet west of the railroad crossing. Bevill had suffered a serious leg injury, but was alert and conscious.

Campbell Police say that the Union Pacific Railroad Police are investigating the incident.

 

ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING 13 YEAR OLD GIRL

An Endangered Person Advisory has been issued for a teenage girl who is missing out of Dent County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 13 year old Harley Hopper, was seen by a witness leaving her residence with a backpack and getting into the suspect vehicle. She has not been contacted since.

Hopper is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds with black hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. She could be wearing a blue striped shirt, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.

The possible suspect is believed to be 22 year old Kenneth Dylan Whitehead. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 187 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Whitehead could have ties to the Sullivan area or the state of Ohio.

The vehicle involved is a white, older model, GMC full size pickup, bearing an unknown registration. It was last seen northbound on Missouri-19 in Salem.

Pictures of Hopper, Whitehead, and the vehicle are available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency.

 

TWO IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ALLEGED STABBING IN KENNETT

Two people are in custody in connection to an alleged stabbing in Kennett.

Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell us that officers were dispatched to a disturbance Wednesday night, shortly before 8 pm. When they arrived, they found that one person had been stabbed in the arm and the suspects had fled the scene.

A short time later, two suspects were located during a traffic stop and placed under arrest. 58 year old Robert Easley and 48 year old Cynthia Lester, both of Kennett, are being held at the Dunklin County Jail pending formal charges from the State Prosecutors Office.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ARMED ROBBERY

A man who was being sought in connection to an armed robbery in Caruthersville has been taken into custody.

According to authorities, 38 year old Anthony Jackson was wanted following an armed robbery at a Casey’s General Store Wednesday night. He was arrested Thursday morning and is facing a charge of 1st degree robbery.

Another man has also been taken into custody in connection to the robbery. His name was not available.

 

EAST PRAIRIE MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT FOR KIDNAPPING AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, an East Prairie man has been taken into custody following a warrant being issued for his arrest.

According to authorities, 40 year old Joseph Latamondeer was arrested Thursday in Mississippi County.

A warrant was issued last week for Latamondeer on charges of armed criminal action, 1st degree domestic assault, and kidnapping.

A woman told authorities last week that she had been assaulted by Latamondeer.

 

STODDARD COUNTY FAIR CONTINUES TODAY

Festivities are set to continue today at the Stoddard County Fair.

Starting at 7 pm tonight, Bootheel Tractor Pullers will be live at Arena A, while the second night of karaoke will be featured at Arena B. Tonight’s main stage performance will be the Jason Young Band, also beginning at 7 pm.

Multiple events are on the schedule for Saturday, including the Buyers Breakfast at 8 am, the 4H and FFA Livestock Auction at 9 am, and the Demo Derby at 7 pm. Anna Catherine DeHart will be performing on the main stage at 7 pm and the night will be capped off with the fireworks show, starting at approximately 9 pm.

For more information, go online to www.StoddardCountyFair.com.

 

7th ANNUAL JOSH BURSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD TOMORROW

The 7th Annual Josh Burson Memorial Golf Tournament has been scheduled for tomorrow in Poplar Bluff.

The 4 man scramble tournament will be held at the Ozark Ridge Golf Course.

The tournament will be followed by a fish fry dinner at the Eagles Lodge beginning at 6 pm. The dinner will also have an auction and raffles. All proceeds will go to the Josh Burson Memorial Scholarship.

For more information, call Gwen Horner at 573-714-2811 or visit the Josh Burson Memorial Golf Tournament Facebook page.

 

  

MAN GIVEN PROBATION ON EMBEZLEMENT CHARGE

A man has been given probation on an embezzlement charge.

According to the United States Department of Labor, in June, John McCain pled guilty to one count of embezzling $30,948 in union funds. McCain is the former Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1016 in Poplar Bluff.

He was given two years probation and a fine earlier this week.