MULTIPLE AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER TO BE IN POPLAR BLUFF TODAY
A Multi Agency Resource Center will be set up today in Poplar Bluff.
The center will be held at Memorial Baptist Church on South Broadway from 11 am to 7 pm.
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is working with state, local, faith-based and volunteer agencies to provide the one-stop shops for recovery assistance at the centers. Visitors will be able to meet with case workers who will help identify potential community resources to aid in their recovery.
Cleaning supplies, water, and snacks will also be available.
SMTS will also be available to provide some transportation assistance, for details call 785-2928.
A center will also be set up today at Eminence High School.
Families with flood-related needs who are unable to visit a center are urged to call the American Red Cross at 314-516-2700.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY SHERIFF SUSPENDED
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, the Mississippi County Sheriff has been suspended.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley tells KWOC News that Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson has been suspended from his duties by Judge William Syler.
Hawley had requested that Hutcheson be removed from his position as Sheriff following an incident last week where an inmate at the Mississippi County jail died following an altercation in which Hutcheson participated.
Hawley’s office had also previously charged Hutcheson with robbery, assault and illegal surveillance.
Hawley says that a full investigation is ongoing.
TEENAGER FLOWN TO CAPE GIRARDEAU HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY
Authorities say that a Dexter teenager has been flown to an area hospital following a two vehicle wreck in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 16 year old female allegedly pulled into the path of another vehicle on County Road 637 and was struck on the driver’s side.
The teenager received moderate injuries and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
Two other children in the teen’s vehicle were also injured and taken to the same hospital.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS UNDER SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS TODAY
Weather officials say that Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas are under a slight risk of severe weather today.
According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are forecast, mainly for this afternoon and evening.
Some of the thunderstorms may reach severe limits with damaging winds and hail being the primary hazards. The outlook says that locally heavy rain and frequent lightning will also be of concern.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR PERSON OF INTEREST IN MULTIPLE CASES
Poplar Bluff authorities are searching for a man in connection to multiple incidents.
A picture of the man is available on the KWOC Facebook page.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the man is considered a person of interest in multiple cases.
Anyone who knows his identity of the subject or his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Woodruff at 573-785-5776 ext 1360.
MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON FIREARM CHARGE
A man has been arrested in Wayne County on a firearm charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Kevin Gardner, of Fredericktown, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.
Gardner also reportedly had multiple felony warrants out of Wayne County.
LOCAL SCHOOLS GRANTED FORGIVENESS FOR MISSED SCHOOL DAYS
State officials have granted requests from numerous area schools for forgiveness of missed school days due to last week’s flooding.
Some of the area schools whose requests were granted include Doniphan R-1, Greenville R-2, Naylor R-2, Neelyville R-4, Ripley County R-4, Twin Rivers R-10, and Van Buren R-1.