AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ABDUCTED SALEM GIRL
An Amber Alert was issued early this morning for a teenage girl who was abducted in Salem.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children the alert is for 13 year old Trinity Lewis.
She was reportedly abducted from 723 County Road 6090 in Salem. The suspect vehicle is a two tone, extended cab pickup. The vehicle was occupied by two unknown male suspects.
Lewis is described as a white female, five foot three inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was wearing shorts and a shirt and was carrying a yellow and white drawstring bag.
Anyone with information on Lewis’s location is asked to contact the Dent County Sheriff’s Office at 573-729-3241 or their local law enforcement agency.
ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MAN BELIEVED TO POSSIBLY BE IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An Endangered Person Advisory was issued yesterday afternoon for a man who is believed to possibly be in Southeast Missouri.
The St. Louis County Police Department issued the advisory for 49 year old Williams Kunes(KOO-ness), Jr.
Officials say that Kunes is epileptic and possibly suffering from psychotic episodes. He left suicide notes at multiple locations at his residence, which is not typical behavior for him.
Kunes is described as white male, five foot eight inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with red hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion. He also has a scar on his left temple.
A vehicle he may be in is described as a Blue 2012 Mazda 4 with a Missouri License plate of YK9G82 that was last seen in Winchester.
Based on information received from the public, authorities believe that Kunes may be in the southeast Missouri area, or may have left the state en route to an unknown location in Florida.
He may also be with 78 year old Donald Strand.
Anyone with information on Kunes whereabouts should contact their nearest law enforcement agency.
ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN WAYNE COUNTY
An Ellington woman was injured Tuesday in a single vehicle wreck in Wayne County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 53 year old Dayna Silva was travelling on Highway 67 when her vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned.
Silva suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
BELL CITY CUBS WIN CLASS ONE STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Bell City used a hot start yesterday to win a state championship.
The Cubs scored four runs in the first inning and three runs in the second and sixth innings in their 10-0 win over Wellsville High School at the Missouri Class 4 State Baseball Final.
This is the third consecutive state championship in Baseball for Bell City.
O’NEAL ELEMENTARY COLLECTED OVER 900 CANNED GOODS FOR CHILD CONCERN CENTER
Students at O’Neal Elementary recently collected over 900 canned non perishable goods for a local nonprofit.
According to school officials, the can drive was for the Child Concern Center of Poplar Bluff.
The nonprofit, which serves low-income families, depleted its food bank supplies while providing relief during the historic flood.
Officials say that each grade level brought in canned goods over the course of a week and a half.
The second grade brought in the most items with 377, winning a Popsicle party on Friday, May 26th.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG AND FIREARM CHARGES
Two people were recently taken into custody in Kennett on drug and firearm charges.
According to the Kennett Police Department, on Monday officers arrested 36 year old Timothy Bogle, of Caruthersville, and Jennifer Bell, of Hayti, for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both were held at the Dunklin County Jail pending formal charges from the state prosecutor’s Office.
TWO MONTH LONG BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINS TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route ZZ in Dunklin County will be closed through July as contractor crews perform a bridge replacement.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the work zone will be located between Route NN and the end of state maintenance.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Saturday, July 29th from 6 am to 7 pm, daily.