ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT SHOOTING INVOLVING BUTLER COUNTY DEPUTY
We are continuing to follow a story for you out of Butler County about a shooting involving a sheriff’s deputy.
Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells KWOC News that an autopsy has been conducted on the man killed during the incident.
“On Tuesday night at approximately 7:30, the Butler County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to a possible police involved shooting off of NN Highway in Butler County. Upon arriving at the scene on Rice Road, I pronounced Mr. Steven Scott, 48, of Poplar Bluff deceased. On Wednesday morning an autopsy was conducted and it was confirmed that Mr. Scott died as a result from gunshot wounds sustained in the incident.”
KWOC News spoke with Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs who said that the deputy had been called out to a home on Rice Road for a domestic situation.
Scott parked his vehicle behind the deputy’s cruiser. The deputy attempted to deescalate the situation, however Scott allegedly pulled out a gun. The deputy then began firing his weapon.
The incident is under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave.
ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR EAST PRAIRIE WOMAN
An Endangered Silver Advisory has been issued for a missing East Prairie woman.
The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office issued the advisory for 72 year old Virgie Thomure.
On July 4th, Thomure told her sister that she was going to Paducah. She is known to frequent Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, but never arrived.
Thomure is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 106 pounds, with brown or silver hair and brown eyes.
She reportedly has dementia and Alzheimer’s and could be in a Gray or Silver 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis bearing a Missouri license plate of WH3 F7B.
Anyone with information on Thomure’s whereabouts is asked to immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office at 573-683-2111.
HEAT INDEX VALUES COULD REACH 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON
Officials with the National Weather Service say that Southeast Missouri is in for another hot day today.
According to the NWS, highs from 89 to 94 degrees, combined with relative humidity values near 50 percent will produce widespread heat index values above 100 degrees this afternoon.
An increase in cloud cover and a chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected throughout the day, which may briefly reduce heat index values in some areas.
Everyone is asked to keep an eye on those especially susceptible to the summer heat, including young children, persons with serious health issues, and pets. Do not leave children or pets in a hot car with closed windows in this heat.
VAN BUREN TEENAGER ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGES
A Van Buren teenager has been taken into custody in Butler County on a felony controlled substance charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Krystal Freeze was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – prescription pills.
Freeze is also facing charges of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, she was held at the Butler County Jail.
SMALL NONFARM BUSINESSES IN MULTIPLE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS COUNTIES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER LOANS
Small nonfarm businesses in 52 Missouri counties and as well as some neighboring counties in Arkansas are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by rainfall and flooding that occurred from April 24th through May 11th.
The counties involved include Butler, Carter, Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Stoddard, and Wayne in Southeast Missouri and Clay, Greene, and Randolph Counties in Northeast Arkansas among many others.
The deadline to apply is March 6th, 2018.
For more information, including eligibility requirements, contact the SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.
TWO SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
Poplar Bluff motorists should be prepared for delays beginning on Monday as two sidewalk improvement projects are scheduled to begin.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, both Business 67 and Business 60 will be reduced to one lane through mid September so contractor crews can perform the improvements.
Business 67 will be reduced between Pine Street and Route 53, while Business 60 will be reduced between Business 67 and B Street.
Work is scheduled to be performed from 6 am to 7 pm daily through September 18th.