Tuesday January 31, 2017

STODDARD COUNTY JURY FINDS MAN GUILTY ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

 

A man has been found guilty by a Stoddard County jury on child pornography charges.

According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver, Verl Cato, of Dexter, was found guilty Monday of all counts of possession of child pornography.

Cato had been arrested by the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department in July of 2012.

 

DEXTER POLICE INVESTIGATING COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY

 

Authorities in Dexter are investigating the use of counterfeit currency.

According to the Dexter Police Department, the fake currency was recently passed at a local business.

Police say they have spoken with a man in connection to the investigation; however no further details were made available.

 

CULVERT REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS THIS WEEK IN CARTER COUNTY

 

A week long culvert pipe replacement project is underway in Carter County.

Route DD in Carter County will be closed this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe beneath the roadway.

The work zone is located from Route A to the end of state maintenance.

Work will take place from 8 am to 3 pm daily through Friday.

 

ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO STABBING DEATH

 

An arrest has been made in connection to a stabbing death in Northeast Arkansas.

According to authorities, 38 year old Bennie Holliman, of Blytheville, was stabbed in the neck on Sunday night. He later died at an area hospital.

Authorities say a juvenile has been taken into custody in connection to the incident. The name of the juvenile was not released.

 

POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTED BY STATE AGENCY

 

A Poplar Bluff school has been highlighted in a recent newsletter published by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Lake Road Elementary was selected as the Southeast Region’s success story in the “Positive Focus” quarterly newsletter.

The winter publication highlights nine schools in the state that have experienced notable results applying the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support system, which aims to create and maintain an effective learning environment.

A link to the newsletter is available on our website.

http://pbismissouri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/12-MOSWPBS-Positive-Focus_Winter-2017-.pdf.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

Route A in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.

The bridge to be worked on is located between County Road 525 and County Road 526.

Weather permitting, work will take place today from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Monday, January 30, 2017

 

 

 

ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED, IN WEEKEND WRECK NEAR BERNIE
One person has died and three others are injured in connection to a wreck Saturday evening near Bernie.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred on Missouri Highway 25 at around 6:30 pm Saturday.

A vehicle, driven by 30 year old Jordan Evans, of Imperial, reportedly crossed the center line of the highway and struck another vehicle head on. The second vehicle was then hit from behind by a third vehicle.

Evans was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, 40 year old Kristy Steward, of Dexter, was seriously injured and flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital. Two people in the third vehicle suffered minor injuries.

 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT RIPLEY COUNTY MURDER/SUICIDE
Updating a story we brought to you on Friday, additional details have been released about the alleged murder suicide that occurred in Ripley County.

According to authorities, 32 year old Laura Coleman allegedly shot and killed her two children, Maycie and Gunner. Coleman then shot herself. Their bodies were found on Thursday in Coleman’s home.

The Current River Major Case Squad was activated to investigate the incident.

 
WOMAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON FELONY METH CHARGE
A Fredericktown woman is facing multiple charges following her arrest Friday night in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Virginia Sebastian was arrested on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in a jail.

Sebastian also reportedly had a warrant from Butler County along with the Poplar Bluff, Williamsville, and Fredericktown Police Departments.

She was held in the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

 
KENNETT MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE METHAMPHETAMINE RELATED CHARGES
Authorities in Dunklin County have arrested a Kennett man on multiple meth related charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Darius Shavers was taken into custody Friday on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Shavers was also arrested on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Following the arrest, he was held in the Dunklin County Jail.

 
REGISTRATION TO BE HELD TODAY AND TOMORROW FOR POPLAR BLUFF YOUTH WRESTLING
Registration has been scheduled for the upcoming Poplar Bluff youth wrestling season.

According to officials, registration will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm both tonight and tomorrow night at the Poplar Bluff High School.

The league is open for students age 6 to 12 in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

A non refundable $35 fee and parent or guardian signature will be required at the time of registration.

 
CONSERVATION OFFICIALS CONFIRM THAT A MOUNTAIN LION HAS BEEN IN SHANNON COUNTY
Conservation officials have confirmed to KWOC News that a Mountain Lion has been in Southeast Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently received DNA results from a confirmed female mountain lion in Shannon County. This is the first definitive confirmation of a female mountain lion being present in Missouri since 1994.

Officials say that the risk of a mountain lion attack in Missouri remains highly unlikely. No mountain lion attack on a human has ever been recorded in the state.

 
WEEK LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs.

The work zone is located from Business 60 to Route E.

Work is scheduled to take place today through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm, daily.

 
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PEMISCOT COUNTY ROAD
Route B in Pemiscot County will be temporarily closed so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.

According to officials, Route B will be closed both today and tomorrow from 7 am to 3:30 pm. The work zone is located between Route 412 and Route K.

Friday, January 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

THREE FOUND DEAD IN RIPLEY COUNTY HOME
Three people were found dead Thursday in a Ripley County home.

According to authorities, the body of 32 year old Laura Coleman was found Thursday afternoon. Coleman’s two children were also found dead.

A cause for the deaths has not been released; however authorities believe it to be a murder-suicide.

 
SKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS TO BE HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF
The National Weather Service will be hosting a Skywarn Spotter Training class next month in Poplar Bluff.

Officials say the class is free of charge and open to anyone who has an interest in severe weather and/or public service. The objective of the training is to provide the knowledge to identify and report key severe weather features.

The class in Poplar Bluff will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Black River Coliseum.

Registration is required and you can register online at www.weather.gov/pah/spottertraining.

 
METH ARREST MADE IN GREENE COUNTY
Officials in Greene County say a man was taken into custody earlier this week on a meth charge.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jimmy Haynes Wednesday morning for possession of crystal methamphetamine.

Haynes was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

 
EARTHQUAKE HITS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Southeast Missouri was hit by an earthquake on Thursday.

The United State Geological Survey says the 2.1 magnitude earthquake was located east northeast of Steele and had a depth of over four and a half miles.

The quake was recorded at 4:07 pm Thursday afternoon.

 
ROUTE TT IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE CLOSED FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route TT in Butler County will be closed today so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can replace a pipe under the roadway.

The work zone will be located from Route PP to County Road 451.

Work is scheduled to be performed from 8 am to 3 pm.

 
ROAD CLOSURE SET FOR TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Route H in Pemiscot County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.

Officials say that Route H will be closed from 7 am to 3:30 pm between County Road 530 and Route 164.

Thursday January 26, 2017

THREE INJURED IN WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY
Three people were injured, one seriously, in a wreck Wednesday evening in Stoddard County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that a vehicle, driven by 21 year old Austin Battles, of Bloomfield, reportedly failed to yield and struck another vehicle in the side. The wreck occurred in the Dudley area.

Battles was seriously injured in the wreck and taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital. A passenger in the second vehicle had moderate injuries, while the driver suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to an area hospital.

 

BUTLER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO HOST OPEN HOUSE TODAY
Butler County Emergency Management officials have announced that an open house will be held today.

The event will begin at 10 am on the ground floor of the Butler-Ripley County Juvenile Justice Center.

Officials say the open house will be available until 2 pm.

 

PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route ZZ in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.

The work zone is located between County Roads 667 and 624.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 am to 3:30 pm, both today and tomorrow.

 

ARRESTS MADE FOLLOWING MULTIPLE VEHICLE PURSUITS IN SIKESTON
A tip about possible criminal activity led to multiple vehicle pursuits in Sikeston.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officials received information about subjects at Lincoln Park that were possibly engaged in criminal activity.

Several officers responded and located two vehicles leaving the area. The two vehicles left in separate directions and immediately began fleeing from police.

One of the vehicles was chased into a cotton field and two men abandoned the car. They were apprehended after a short foot chase.

Two other offenders were taken into custody when their vehicle came to a stop in an area parking lot.

Sikeston officers reportedly located firearms, illegal narcotics, and cash. The names of the arrestees have not been released.

 

FEDERAL ARREST WARRANT EXECUTED IN PORTAGEVILLE
Officials with multiple agencies were in Portageville on Tuesday to execute a federal arrest warrant.

Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams tells KWOC News that 36 year old Torry Saxton was arrested on a warrant for the charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking crimes.

The warrant stems from a traffic stop on January 2nd. During the investigation of the traffic stop, a firearm and approximately 1.1 pounds of marijuana were located inside the vehicle.

Officers searched Saxton’s residence and located an additional firearm and a large amount of currency.

The Portageville Police Department, New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, agents with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were involved in executing the arrest warrant.

 

DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
Route MM in Dunklin County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe beneath the roadway.

The work zone will be located between Route J and County Road 118

Work is scheduled to take place today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

ARBYRD MAN DIES FOLLOWING WRECK IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
An Arbyrd man has died following a single vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning in Dunklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 76 year old Edmond Hatley was ejected from his vehicle after it ran off the side of Missouri Highway 164 and overturned.

Hatley was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.

 
TWO KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
Two people were killed in a three vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Greene County, Arkansas.

Officials with the Arkansas State Police tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 2:30 pm on Highway 49. A vehicle, driven by 48 year old David Nolen, of Marmaduke, reportedly struck the back of a vehicle before crossing the center line of the highway and hitting another vehicle head on.

Nolen was killed in the wreck, as was the driver of the third vehicle, 29 year old Stadford Mace, of Edwards, Mississippi.

No other injuries were listed in connection to the wreck.

 
DOWNTOWN POPLAR BLUFF PARKING GARAGE TO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
Officials say that the parking garage in downtown Poplar Bluff will be closed to traffic beginning tomorrow.

According to the Poplar Bluff Fire Department, there is a large crack in the upper slab along the north wall, near the entrance on the upper level.

From below, daylight can be seen through the crack with only corroded reinforcing steel connecting the concrete slab to the support beam.

Officials say the garage will be closed to traffic until it is repaired.

 
MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED AT VETERINARY CLINIC
Authorities in Kennett are investigating multiple burglaries at a local vet.

According to the Kennett Police Department, on January 16th and 24th, officers took burglary reports from KenMo Veterinary Clinic.

It was reported that suspects entered the building and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.

 
MULTIPLE PIPE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
Multiple pipe replacement projects have been scheduled for today in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, both Route E and Route P in Wayne County will be reduced today for the projects.

The work zone on Route E will be located east of County Road 501, while the work zone on Route P will be south of County Road 504.

Both projects are scheduled to be done from 7 am to 3 pm.

 

 

MODOT CREWS TO BE WORKING ON MISSOURI ROUTE 114 IN STODDARD COUNTY THIS WEEK
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County for the rest of this week for repairs on Route 114.

During the repairs, Route 114 will be reduced to one lane as crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.

Work will take place today through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm daily and officials say the work zone will be located between County Roads 725 and 702.

Tuesday January 24, 2017

POPLAR BLUFF EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER PLACED ON LOCKDOWN MONDAY MORNING
The Poplar Bluff Early Childhood Center was placed on lockdown Monday morning.

KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff R-1 Superintendent Scott Dill who said that the lockdown was due to domestic dispute in the area.

SCOTT DILL:

On Monday morning as students were arriving for school at the Early Childhood Center we were made aware of some concerns resulting from a domestic dispute that had spilled over into the school environment.

At that time as I was apprised of the details we made the decision to lock the building down and get a police presence on campus until we got everything sorted out. We were locked down for a few hours until we made sure that everybody was secure and that there was no credible or specific threat towards anyone at the school or anything that would put our kids in harm’s way. Once that had been established it was back to business as usual.

We do appreciate our partnership with Poplar Bluff Police Department they were very responsive to our needs helped us sort the situation out as quickly as we could and get us back on track.

The main thing I want people to understand is that if there’s any doubt about the safety or a situation that seems unsafe we will take that action, we will lock down and we will make sure that the kids are safe. That is our top priority and will always remain so.

 

POPLAR BLUF FMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND RESISTING ARREST
Authorities in Poplar Bluff have arrested an area man on multiple charges following an incident Saturday evening.

Detective Joey Woodruff with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us more about the arrest.

JOEY WOODRUFF:

On Saturday evening about 7:30, Officer Duckett was patrolling the area of 9th and Cherry Streets in Poplar Bluff when a male subject spotted him, turned, and began to walk in the opposite direction of him.

Officer Duckett exited his patrol vehicle to contact the man and noticed the man place something in his mouth. Officer Duckett gave commands for the man to stop, however he continued to quickly walk away from him. Duckett was able to stop the man and detained him. The man was identified as Donald Rodgers, 41, of Poplar Bluff.

As Officer Duckett was speaking with Rodgers he admitted to swallowing prescription medication. As Officer Duckett checked the area around Rodgers he located a baggie of suspected methamphetamine.

A check of Rodgers’ information revealed three active warrants for his arrest. Rodgers was transported to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, booked, and then lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on the charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and the three active warrants.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing a felony controlled substance charge in connection to her arrest Monday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Kimberly Marlowe was arrested in Butler County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and alprazolam.

Marlowe is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

PIPE REPLACEMENT SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
A Wayne County road will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.

According to MoDot, Route P in Wayne County will be closed between Route E and County Road 504 during the replacement.

Work is scheduled to be performed from 7 am to 3 pm.

 

CONVICTED FELON FOUND IN A STOLEN VEHICLE WITH VARIOUS ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION
A convicted felon was arrested over the weekend in Poplar Bluff after he was reportedly found in a stolen vehicle.

Lieutenant Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that the incident occurred Sunday morning.

DARRON MOORE:

On Sunday morning around 8:30, Officers responded to McDonald’s north in reference to a white male in a red Ford truck behaving erratically.

Upon arrival officers located a white male asleep in the vehicle. He was later identified as 37 year-old Paul Ryan Lutes.

During the investigation officers observed the vehicle ignition showed obvious signs of tampering and a records check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from Greenville, Missouri.

Inside the vehicle, officers located several various rounds of ammunition.

After being advised of his rights, Lutes refused to speak to officers.
Lutes, a convicted felon, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with a motor vehicle. He was later lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.

 

LUCAS AND BESS CHOSEN AS POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
Two basketball players have been chosen as the Poplar Bluff High School athletes of the month for December.

Senior Willie Lucas Jr. and Freshman Kiley Bess were chosen for the awards by the Mules Booster Club.

Lucas is currently averaging over 20 points and seven rebounds per game. He scored his 1,000th career point during the Poplar Bluff ShowDown. Lucas was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the ShowDown and won the three-point contest. In the classroom, he maintains a 9.71 GPA.

Bess has averaged over 15 points and four rebounds per game, starting in all varsity contests as a freshman. She was named to the Mustang Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team in Hoxie, Arkansas. In the classroom, she has maintained straight A’s throughout the first semester.

Monday January 23, 2017

POPLAR BLUFF TEEN ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY ON METH CHARGE

 

A Poplar Bluff teenager is facing felony charges following her arrest over the weekend in New Madrid County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Tiara Holloway was taken into custody Saturday afternoon on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Holloway is also facing a charge of possession of marijuana.

 

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN STODDARD COUNTY ON FORGERY WARRANT

 

Authorities in Stoddard County have taken an Osage Beach man into custody.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 19 year old Jermaine Smith was recently arrested on a warrant for forgery.

Smith’s bond has been set at $7,500 and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

FIVE DAY BRIDGE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

Route 412 in Dunklin County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge repairs.

MoDot officials say that the section of Route 412 to be affected is located from Route U to Route NN.

Weather permitting; work will take place today through Friday, from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily.

 

SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION TO BREAK-INS AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE

 

Poplar Bluff police are searching for a man in connection to several recent break-ins.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that the man is a suspect in multiple thefts from vehicles at Three Rivers College.

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

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is being asked to contact Patrolman David Perkins at 573-785-5776 extension 1346.

 

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON DRUG AND FIREARM CHARGES IN NEW MADRID COUNTY

 

Authorities in New Madrid County have arrested an area man on felony drug and gun charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 23 year old Keith Word, of New Madrid, was arrested Friday night on felony charges of unlawful use of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute – marijuana.

Word was taken to the New Madrid County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

 

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT WINNER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

 

Sikeston resident and winner of the third season of America’s Got Talent Neal Boyd has serious injuries following a single vehicle wreck over the weekend in Scott County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred Saturday morning when Boyd’s vehicle ran off the side of Interstate 55 and struck multiple trees.

Boyd and a passenger in the vehicle were seriously injured in the wreck and taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

 

Applications are now available for area teens to join the Youth Conservation Corps.

The Corps is a paid summer work program for teens ages 15 to 18.  The program offers summer employment for eight weeks on Mark Twain National Forest at the Poplar Bluff Ranger District.

Officials say that projects will include building trails, clerical/office support, maintaining and cleaning up campgrounds, and improving wildlife habitat. Four enrollees will be selected for the Poplar Bluff Ranger District through a random drawing.

More information is available at the Mark Twain National Forest website or by calling 573-996-2153. Applications are due by Monday, April 17th.

Friday January 20, 2017

WANTED BUTLER COUNTY MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

 

A Poplar Bluff man wanted on multiple warrants has been taken into custody.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that on Thursday, January 11th, officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, the SEMO Drug Task Force, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to contact 39 year old Cortez Jones, of Poplar Bluff, at a residence on County Road 525.

Jones allegedly fled the area, and two women, 38 year old Elizabeth Cross, of Poplar Bluff, and 55 year old Brenda King, of Doniphan, both denied any knowledge of Jones’ whereabouts.

A few hours later, officers observed Jones as a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling West on Highway 60. Officers followed the vehicle, which attempted to elude them. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on a rural Carter County road where Jones was taken into custody.

He is being held on warrants out of Butler County for possession of a controlled substance, hit and run, failure to appear for possession of marijuana, and failure to appear for non support along with a Poplar Bluff warrant for failure to appear for possession of marijuana.

Both King and Cross were also in the vehicle with Jones and were arrested for hindering prosecution.

 

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING GUNSHOTS IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Gunshots were reportedly fired at a home in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday.

The shots hit a residence on North Street Wednesday night.

There have been no arrests made and the incident is under investigation.

 

NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS SOLD TO ARIZONA BASED COMPANY

 

New Wave Communications, which provides internet service to multiple communities in Southeast Missouri, including Poplar Bluff and Dexter, has been sold to Cable One Incorporated.

The transaction was reportedly for $735 million dollars.

Cable One is a publicly traded cable service provider serving more than 650,000 customers in 19 states.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE UNDERWAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

Route A in Dunklin County is being reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.

The bridge is located between County Roads 525 and 526.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 am to 3 pm daily, through Thursday, January 26th.

 

CARUTHERSVILLE MAN’S SENTENCE COMMUTED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

 

A Caruthersville man has had his sentence commuted by President Obama.

Timmy Nathan Johnson was sentenced in October of 2009 to 30 years imprisonment for the offenses of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm; and unlawful drug use in possession of a firearm.

Johnson’s sentence was commuted to 20 years with the condition that he enrolls in residential drug treatment.

 

OVER THREE GRAMS OF CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE DISCOVERED DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

 

A deputy in Northeast Arkansas reportedly discovered over three grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that the deputy stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation and that led to him finding 3.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Gregory Pippin was taken into custody and has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver.

Following the arrest, Pippin was transported to the Greene County Detention Center.

 

AG EXPO TO OPEN AT 1 PM TODAY

 

Multiple events are on the schedule for the opening day of Ag Expo at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.

Doors will open at the Coliseum at 1 pm and attendees can see over 118 agriculture exhibits that will be at the event.

In addition, there will also be the prepared public speaking contest at 4 pm, the milking contest at 5:30 pm, and the toy tractor pedal pull contest that will start at 6 pm.

Educational events scheduled for Friday include the private applicator training at 2 pm, how to prepare nutritious snacks at 5 pm, and the food safety modernization act at 6:15 pm.

Admission to Ag Expo is $1 for adults. For more information, call 686-8064.

 

WEEK LONG SHOULDER REPAIR PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY

 

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be in Dunklin County today for a week long shoulder repair project.

According to MoDot, crews will be performing shoulder repairs on Route NN between Routes 412 and 164. Work is scheduled to take place today through Friday, January 27th from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily.

During the repairs, Route NN will be reduced to one lane.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

MISSING TEENAGE GIRL FOUND SAFE
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, a missing teenage girl has been found safe.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Endangered Person Advisory for 15 year old Abigail Norville was cancelled Wednesday after the girl was located.

Officials have not released any details on how or where the teenager was found.

 
KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY AT LOCAL BUSINESSS
Authorities in Kennett are investigating a reported armed robbery at an area business.

According to the Kennett Police Department, at around 10:45 pm on Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the Casey’s General Store on Saint Francis Street where employees reported that a black male had entered the store, pulled a pistol out, and demanded money.

The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

The employees said that the suspect was dressed in black and wearing a ski mask.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.

 
MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER
A Malden man was taken into custody Wednesday for a felony warrant.

According to the Malden Police Department, 28 year old Samuel Sherrod was arrested on a felony Dunklin County warrant for the charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Sherrod’s bond was $7,500 and he was held in the Malden City Jail.

 
TWO ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CRYSTAL METH IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Two people were recently taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas on a methamphetamine charge.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that Greene County Deputies were working with Arkansas Probation and Parole during a home visit when they arrested Harley Duffel and Amanda Wince.

Carter says both Duffel and Wince were arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

 
TWO PEOPLE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN STODDARD COUNTY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Officials in Stoddard County have arrested two Dexter residents on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 29 year old Darren Ledbetter and 25 year old Subrina Ledbetter were each taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Both remained in jail as of this morning and their bond was each set at $7,500 cash.

 
TREE TRIMMING PROJECT UNDERWAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route 25 in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform tree trimming.

The section of roadway being reduced is located from Route O to Route Y.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 7:30 am to 3 pm both today and tomorrow.

 
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS ON ROUTE AB IN STODDARD COUNTY
A pipe replacement will cause delays for some motorists in Stoddard County this week.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route AB in Stoddard County is being reduced as crews replace a culvert under the roadway.

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow from 7 am to 4 pm daily.

The work zone is located from County Road 503 to County Road 506.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

 

 

FOUR ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED BURGLARY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Four arrests have been made in connection to an alleged burglary this past weekend in Poplar Bluff.

Captain Dave Sutton with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that shots were fired during the incident.

“On Saturday, January 14th, at around 8 p.m. officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of Lexington Street in reference to shots fired during a residential burglary.

The victims told officers that the front door to the residence was kicked in and Larry Carter Sr., Larry Carter Jr., Sureeka Carter, Martrez Carter, and other identified suspects entered the residence. Martrez Carter flourished a handgun.

Larry Carter held the female victim down while the other suspects assaulted the male victim. After the assault the suspects left the residence in three vehicles. Two gunshots were fired from the suspect vehicles as they left the area.

Larry Carter Sr., Larry Carter Jr., Sureeka Carter, and Martrez Carter were located at a residence in the 1500 Block of North 5th Street. They were taken into custody without incident and transported to the police station.

Larry Carter Sr., Larry Carter Jr., and Sureeka Carter were each booked in on a charge of burglary first-degree. Martrez Carter was booked in on charges of burglary 1st degree, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon”

 
ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING SCOTT CITY TEENAGER
The Scott City Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing teenager.

The advisory is for 15 year old Abigail Norville.

Norville reportedly left her residence after an argument with her father and the last communication with her was by text message at 2 pm on Monday.

Norville is described as a white female, five feet tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a black jacket with blue jeans.

Authorities believe Norville may be in the company of 21 year old James Scheller. Scheller is described as a white male, 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing 195 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Norville or Scheller’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Scott City Police Department at 573-264-2121.

 

 

AREA MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON FELONY METH CHARGE
An area man was arrested Tuesday morning in Butler County on a methamphetamine charge.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 22 year old Justin Ard was taken into custody at around 10 am Tuesday on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Ard is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, he was transported to the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

 

 

PIEDMONT MAN FACING FELONY GUN AND FIREARM CHARGES
A Piedmont man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old William McKinney was arrested in Wayne County on felony charges including possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.

McKinney is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

WAPPAPELLO MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FORGERY WARRANTS
Authorities in Stoddard County have taken a Wappapello man into custody on multiple forgery warrants.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 46 year old William Thomas Pearce III was recently arrested on four warrants for forgery and two warrants for probation violation.

Pearce’s bond was set at $35,000 cash only, and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

 

EROSION WORK TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Eastbound Route 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane for the rest of this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform erosion work.

The work zone is located between Route 25 and County Road 717.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm daily.