Monday October 31, 2016

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 tonight.

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.

 

5TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPPOKTACULAR TO BE HELD TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN DONIPHAN
Doniphan will be the host of a Halloween event tonight beginning at 6 pm.

The 5th Annual Haunted Downtown Doniphan Halloween Spooktacular will be held tonight from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a trunk or Treat from His Place Church with numerous businesses giving out candy.

Admission is free. For more information, call 573-996-7481.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT TO BE HELD TO SUPPORT NEW TWIN RIVERS PRACTICE FACILITY
A Trivia Night fundraiser has been scheduled for this weekend to help support a new indoor practice facility being built for the Twin Rivers Baseball and Softball teams.

Jared Stockton tells us that the new facility should be completed in a week or two and the softball and baseball teams are responsible for finishing out the inside of it with equipment such as netting and turf.

The Trivia Night will be held at 6 pm this Saturday, at the Twin Rivers High School Gymnasium. The cost is $20 per person with five to eight people per team.

In addition to the trivia there will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

 

DEXTER WOMAN INJURIES DURING WRECK IN WAYNE COUNTY
A Dexter woman was injured following a single vehicle wreck Friday evening in Wayne County.

According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck happened around 7:45 pm Friday, when 32 year old Amanda Cochran, ran off of Route W, struck a MODOT sign, and an embankment.

Cochran suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Poplar Bluff Hospital.

 

8TH ANNUAL HOWLING AT THE MOON SCHEUDLED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT
The Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri is preparing for the upcoming fall benefit on Friday.

“Howling at the Moon,” the 8th annual fall benefit for the AWA is scheduled for 6 to 10 pm Friday night at the Westwood Center in Poplar Bluff.

Tickets will be available at the door with proceeds going towards building a no-kill animal shelter. There will be dinner, beverages, and a silent auction at the event. Live Entertainment will be provided by “Thin Blue Line.”

For more information, visit www.AWASEMO.org.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WORSHIP CENTER TO HOST FALL FESTIVAL TONIGHT
Bluff City Apostolic Worship Center has announced they will be hosting a fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 pm tonight.

Church officials say there will be candy booths, a bounce house, food, and giveaways at the free community event.

The Worship Center is located at 200 Walnut Street in Poplar Bluff.

For more information go online to www.BluffCityAWC.com.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST CHILI SUPPER AND AUCTION
The Highway K Volunteer Fire Department in the Doniphan area has announced they will be hosting a Chili Supper and Auction on November 5th.

The supper will begin at 6 pm and will include a drink and dessert along with all you can eat chili or soup. Entry will cost $5 for adults, $3 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under five.

Following the supper, there will be an auction of baked goods and items donated by local businesses and members of the community.

 

NAYLOR CHURCH HOSTING QUARTET CONCERT THIS WEEKEND
Naylor First Christian Church is hosting the Golden Road Quartet Concert this weekend.

The concert will begin at 6 pm on Saturday at the church on Jackson Street in Naylor.

Officials tell us that refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.

Mules Café November menu

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This is the month that brings Thanksgiving, and the Mules Café will be providing several hearty feasts for your dining pleasure. Use this month’s calendar to plan ahead and make a date with that significant other or take a friend along. Most of all don’t miss out on all the …read more

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Friday October 28, 2016

ONE DEAD IN CONNECTION TO CARTER COUNTY WRECK

 

Authorities say that an area man has died in connection to a single vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon.

51 year old Jerry Mullins, of Qulin, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck off of Route B in Carter County.

Mullins vehicle had reportedly ran off the side of the road and hit a mailbox and embankment before overturning. He was reportedly not wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.

 

MCGEE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON METHAMPHETAMINE AND FLEEING CHARGES
A McGee man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Thursday evening.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 35 year old Kevin Hefner was taken into custody shortly before 7:30 pm Thursday in Wayne County.

Hefner was arrested on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, assault on a law enforcement officer, and driving while intoxicated – persistent offender.

Hefner is also facing charges of driving while revoked and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

GAS LEAK REPORTED AT TWIN RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL
Some classes at Twin Rivers High School were disrupted for a period of time Wednesday following a gas leak in one of the school’s buildings.

At least one student reported getting sick following the propane leak.

The gas was shut off and the affected rooms were evacuated. Classes resumed on Thursday.

 

NEW MADRID MAN FACING 2ND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IN CONNECTION TO DEATH OF HIS WIFE
Authorities have arrested a New Madrid man following the death of his wife earlier this week.

According to Missouri Case Net, 62 year old George Dawson Jr. has been charged with 2nd degree murder and DWI. The charges stem from the death of Dawson’s wife, 59 year old Jane Dawson, on Wednesday.

Jane had reportedly been struck by George’s vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

George Dawson’s arraignment has been scheduled for Monday morning.

 

ORAN MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
An Oran man has died following a single vehicle wreck near Wyatt.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Blake Marshall was driving on Missouri Highway 77 when his truck ran off the roadway and overturned.

Marshall, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

MOTORISTS REMINDED TO BE SAFE DURING THE HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Halloween Holiday weekend is upon us and officials with the Dexter Police Department is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for any children who will be participating in the facilities.

Whether it’s this weekend or on Monday, slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited for the holiday and may move in unpredictable ways, take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

For Monday, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Coming up on Monday we will have tips for parents to give to their children who will be out Trick or Treating.

 

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT

Poplar Bluff police are searching for a man in connection to a shoplifting complaint earlier this week.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Tuesday officers were dispatched to Harp’s grocery store where employees advised that a white male had concealed two bottles of liquor in his backpack and left the store without paying for them.

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

Anyone who has information on the man’s identity or whereabouts is encouraged to contact Officer Dustin Barks at 573-785-5776.

 

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON STEALING AND PROBATION VIOLATION WARRANT

A Poplar Bluff man is in custody this morning following his arrest in Stoddard County.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 30 year old Derek Ray was recently taken into custody on a warrant for stealing and probation violation.

Ray’s bond was set at $20,000 cash, with no bond set for the probation violation, and he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

BERNIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTING HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE AND TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT

The Bernie Chamber of Commerce has announced they will be hosting an event for Halloween next week.

The Trunk or Treat event and Costume Parade will begin at 5 pm Monday in Downtown Bernie.

All children wanting to participate in the parade should meet at the corner of Crumb and Drake between 4:35 and 5 pm. Parents are welcome to walk with their children.

There will also be free costume contests with winners receiving a small gift.

 

VAN BUREN AREA CHURCH HOSTING INSIDE SALE THIS WEEKEND

A Van Buren area church will be hosting a sale this weekend.

According to Val Cook, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church will be the location for the sale on Saturday beginning at 8 am. Cook says that there will be multiple items, including furniture and antiques, for sale. Lunch items will also be available to purchase.

Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church is located approximately two miles west of Van Buren on Highway 60. For more information, call 573-325-4680.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ADVISING MOTORISTS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DEER

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is advising motorists to be on the lookout for deer.

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us that the majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November.

Johnson says that an attempt to avoid striking a deer could result in a more serious crash involving oncoming traffic and motorists should try to remain calm as panicking and overreacting usually lead to more serious traffic crashes.

Last year, drivers in Missouri experienced over 3,700 traffic crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred. In these crashes, there were three fatalities and 346 people were injured.

 

OVER WEEK LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY

Route D in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane over the next week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the roadway and replace a culvert.

The work zone will be located from County Road 506 to US 61.

Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Friday, November 4th from 8 am to 3 pm, daily.

 

DUNKLIN COUNTY PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

Route 62 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs

According to officials with MoDOT, work is schedule to take place today from 8 am to 3 pm.

The section of Route 62 to be affected is located between County Roads 231 and 323.

Well-known TV news anchor visits PBJHS

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“Why don’t you be a TV news chick?” It all began for Kathy Sweeney with an offhand suggestion. The KFVS12 news anchor received the advice from one of her older brothers, proceeded to change majors in college, and began a broadcasting career that has spanned 27 years. Sweeney shared this …read more

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

TRUCK CARRYING AMMONIA NITRATE CATCHES FIRE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

An evacuation was ordered for some in Northeast Arkansas Tuesday following a tractor-trailer fire in Randolph County.

The tractor-trailer rig was carrying ammonia nitrate when it caught fire near Reyno which caused an evacuation of homes for approximately a half-mile around the fire.

According to Randolph County Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Bo Graham, the brakes on the truck caught fire as the truck was travelling on Highway 67.

No one was injured during the incident.

 
SIKESTON MAN FORMALLY CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, additional information has been released about the arrest of a Sikeston man.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 41 year old Robert Larson was arrested on Monday after a lengthy investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit.

On Monday, investigators served a search warrant at Larson’s residence. As a result of the search, investigators located and seized computer equipment allegedly used to commit the crimes.

Yesterday, the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Larson with three counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $50,000.

 
TRIVIA NIGHT TO BE HELD TO SUPPORT NEW TWIN RIVERS PRACTICE FACILITY

A Trivia Night fundraiser has been scheduled for next week to help support a new indoor practice facility being built for the Twin Rivers Baseball and Softball teams.

Jared Stockton tells us that the new facility should be completed in a week or two and the softball and baseball teams are responsible for finishing out the inside of it with equipment such as netting and turf.

The Trivia Night will be held at 6 pm on Saturday, November 5th at the Twin Rivers High School Gymnasium. The cost is $20 per person with five to eight people per team.

In addition to the trivia there will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

 
TWO ARRESTED ON FELONY METH CHARGE

Two men are facing a felony meth charge following their arrests Tuesday night.

According to the Highway Patrol, 39 year old Gary Sisk and 37 year old Rodger Burney, both of Sikeston, were each taken into custody shortly before midnight on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Sisk and Burney are also each facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 
MALDEN CHURCH TO HOST MONSTER MASH ON HALLOWEEN

1st General Baptist Church of Malden will be hosting their annual Monster Mash Party next week.

The event will be held at the Family Life Center in Malden from 7 to 9 pm on Halloween.

Officials say there will be game and trick or treat, and café booths as well as a dance floor.

For more information, go online to www.FGBCMalden.org.

 
FIRST CHURCH OF GOD IN POPLAR BLUFF TO HOST TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT

First Church of God will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event for Halloween.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm on October 31st.

First Church of God is located on South Westwood Boulevard in Poplar Bluff.

 
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS TO BE DISMISSED ON HALLOWEEN

Students in Poplar Bluff will be getting an extra treat for Halloween.

Poplar Bluff R-1 Superintendent Scott Dill says that R-1 schools will be dismissed on Monday, October 31st.

The off day had been included on the school calendar. The regular class schedule will resume on Tuesday, November 1st.

Chicken coop added to Lake Road campus

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An elementary teacher at Lake Road has realized her vision by installing a chicken coop at the school, with help from some generous patrons. Candace Hovis began an embryology program with an incubator supplied by the University of Missouri Extension during the 2014/15 school year to allow students to witness …read more

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Tuesday October 25, 2016

APPARENT GAS LEAK UNCOVERED IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

An apparent gas leak was discovered Monday in Poplar Bluff.

According to authorities, crews smelled natural gas while conducting regular maintenance on a natural gas main.

The leak was contained and there were no injuries reported. One house was evacuated after the leak was discovered.

 

QULIN MAN FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING WEEKEND ARREST

 

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

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 53 year old Michael McTyre was taken into custody Sunday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McTyre also reportedly had a warrant out of Butler County. He was taken to the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

 

BUTLER COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HOSTING EVENT TONIGHT TO DISCUSS BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

 

The Butler County Republican Party will be hosting an event tonight in Poplar Bluff to discuss propositions that will be on the ballot in two weeks.

The event will begin at 6:30 pm tonight at the Butler County Courthouse. Officials say that guest speaker Carl Bearden from United for Missouri will be there to explain the ballot propositions and answer any questions attendees may have.

The event will be open to the public.

 

MAN ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF TO WOMAN AT A POPLAR BLUFF PARKING LOT

 

A man has been accused of exposing himself to a woman in a Poplar Bluff parking lot.

Detective Joey Woodruff, with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, tells us more about the alleged incident.

JOEY WOODRUFF: 

On Saturday morning, officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were contacted by a female victim who reported a man had exposed himself to her in the parking lot of Dunham’s Sports. The victim provided a description of the man and the vehicle he was driving along with the partial license plate. During an area search I located the van, which matched the description, in the parking lot of Walmart. The driver identified as Thomas Lee Victory, 29 of Poplar Bluff, matched the description of the suspect. Victory was still pulling up his pants as I contacted him. The victim was escorted to Walmart and Victory was positively identified as the man who had exposed himself. Victory was arrested and later lodged at the Butler County Justice Center on a charge of second-degree sexual misconduct.

 

PRE-SALE FOR MULES PLAYOFF TICKETS BEGIN THIS MORNING

 

The Pre-Sell for Poplar Bluff Mules playoff tickets is scheduled to begin this morning.

The Mules will be taking on the Vianney Golden Griffins this Friday night at the Mules Stadium for the Class 5, District 1 Semifinal.

Poplar Bluff Athletic Director Kent Keith tells KWOC News that they are expecting a large crowd Friday night, so they will begin pre-selling tickets in the High School Athletic Department at 10 am this morning.

Tickets will be available daily from 10 am to 3 pm until noon on Friday. Tickets will also be available at Mules Stadium when the gates open at 5:30pm on Friday. All tickets are $7 each.

 

SIKESTON MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE

 

A Sikeston man has been taken into custody on a child pornography charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 41 year old Robert Larson was arrested Monday afternoon on three counts of possession of child pornography.

Following the arrest, Larson was held at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

 

POPLAR BLUFF CHURCH HOSTING FALL FESTIVAL THIS WEEK

 

New Life Christian Church United in Poplar Bluff has announced they will be holding a fall festival later this week.

The event is scheduled for 5 to 9 pm on Friday, October 28th. Officials say the event will be safe fun for all ages and is free to the public.

There will be old fashioned games, a costume parade, Halloween Candy and live music.

New Life Christian Church United is located at 2755 Barron Road in Poplar Bluff.