NAME RELEASED OF MAN KILLED IN SHOOTING INVOLVING BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY
Updating a story we brought to you this morning, the name has been released of a man killed in a shooting incident Tuesday evening that involved a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The man has been identified as 48 year old Steve Scott, of Poplar Bluff.
Few details about the incident have been released, however Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells KWOC News that he was dispatched to an officer involved shooting off of Highway NN in Butler County.
The deputy had been called out to a domestic disturbance and the suspect was reportedly armed when the deputy arrived.
We will continue following this story and bring you updates as they become available.
TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR KENNETT
A teenager has suffered serious injuries in connection to a wreck near Kennett Tuesday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Breane VanVickle, of Whiteoak, Missouri, was driving on Missouri Highway 25 in Dunklin County when she struck the rear of a freightliner that was attempting to make a left turn.
VanVickle was seriously injured and taken to a Memphis hospital. No injuries were listed for the driver of the freightliner.
HEAT INDEX VALUES TO GET OVER 100 DEGREES TODAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Higher temperatures are hitting Southeast Missouri this week, and weather officials are warning that heat index values could top out at over 100 degrees today.
According to the National Weather Service, heat index values rose into the mid 90s on Tuesday and are expected to be more oppressive this afternoon, with heat index values ranging from 100 to 103 degrees across the area.
Weather officials say that the heat and humidity is expected to return again on Thursday, but increased chances for rain and cloud cover may help lower heat index values somewhat Thursday afternoon.
If you have to be outside today, keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and take frequent breaks in the shade or an air-conditioned shelter.
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFITS TO REQUEST FEMA ASSISTANCE WITH INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS AND EXPENSES
The deadline is quickly approaching for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 46 Missouri counties affected by the spring flooding to file their requests for federal assistance with repairs to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure, and emergency response costs.
According to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, Requests for Public Assistance must first be received by SEMA, processed, and then submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by July 14th.
More than 220 county and local governments; school, sewer and road districts; and nonprofit agencies have filed Requests for Public Assistance, which are a requirement to receive FEMA assistance.
Potential applicants with questions should call SEMA’s Public Assistance Program at 573-526-9234 as soon as possible.
SIKESTON WOMAN WINS $100,000 FROM SCRATCHERS TICKET
A clerk’s suggestion resulted in a $100,000 lottery win for a Sikeston woman.
42 year old Lauren Poole, won the prize from a scratchers ticket she purchased on June 17th. Poole says that a clerk at the store talked her into spending a little more on the $10 ‘$1,000 Frenzy’ ticket.
She later scratched off the ticket while on a trip to Colorado and found out she had won $100,000.
She plans on using her winnings to purchase a car and invest.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY
Route DD in Ripley County will be closed through next Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
Officials say the section of roadway being closed is located from Route P to the end of state maintenance. During the repairs, the work zone will be open to local traffic only.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 am to 4 pm daily through Thursday, July 20th.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE TO CAUSE DELAYS FOR RIPLEY COUNTY MOTORISTS
Route H in Ripley County is being reduced to one lane through next Tuesday so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.
The work zone is at the bridge over Ditch #2, which is located between County Roads H-6 and H-7.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 am to 2:30 pm daily through Tuesday, July 18th.