SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD IN ROMBAUER
A man has died in connection to a shooting in Butler County.
Investigator Randle Huddleston with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department tells KWOC News that the incident occurred in Rombauer.
“On Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. Butler County deputies were dispatched to 189 Borough Street in Rombauer, Missouri in reference to a domestic assault between a brother and sister. Upon arrival Butler County deputies observed that the brother, 48 year-old Mike Leslie, was deceased due to an apparent gunshot wound.
Butler County deputies conducted an investigation, subsequent to that investigation it was learned that the sister to Mike Leslie who is Judith Kimbrell, 51 years old of Rombauer, had been involved in a domestic altercation with Mike. During that altercation she retrieved a firearm from her bedroom, the firearm was described as a Hi-Point semi-automatic 9mm, retrieved the firearm from the bedroom, confronted Mike Leslie, and fired one round striking him in the stomach area.
Witnesses and Miss Kimbrell were taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department for interviews, during which time Miss Kimbrell admitted to shooting Mr. Leslie due to the domestic altercation that they were involved in. The witness statements have been collected and the report will be sent over to the prosecuting attorney requesting charges of domestic assault first and unlawful use of a weapon.”
MISSING BUTLER COUNTY MAN FOUND DEAD
Updating a story we have been following for you this week, authorities in Butler County have found the body of a missing man.
According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, the body of 41 year old Thomas Mayabb, of Fisk, was found Wednesday afternoon.
The body was discovered in the Black River, six and a half miles south of Dan River Access. Mayabb was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County Coroner Andy Moore.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.
9TH ANNUAL MULE SKINNER GOLF TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW
The 9th Annual Mule Skinner Golf Tournament is set to be held tomorrow in Poplar Bluff.
The 4 person scramble tournament will be held at the Westwood Hills Country Club. Organizers say the entry fee is $500 per team, which includes a cart and lunch. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 per hole.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Poplar Bluff Mules athletics programs.
A banquet and auction will be held following the tournament. For more information, contact the Poplar Bluff Mules Booster Club at 573-718-6480.
MOBILITY IMPAIRED MODERN GUN DEER HUNT SCHEDULED AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
The US Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake has announced the dates for the 2017 Mobility Impaired Modern Gun Deer Hunt.
Corps officials tell KWOC News that the hunt will be held on October 21st and 22nd. Applications will be accepted until September 1st.
Applicants must be 11 years of age and have a permanent physical condition that severely impairs their mobility, such as paralysis or amputation of lower extremities, and requires the assistance of a wheelchair, braces, crutches, or similar aids of mobility.
Hunters will be selected by random drawing for the two day hunt to be conducted at various locations around Wappapello Lake.
To request an application, call the Wappapello Lake Management Office at 573-222-8562.
PARAGOULD ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW
Officials in Paragould say that an area road will be closed today and part of tomorrow.
According to the Paragould Police Department, today the Arkansas Department of Transportation will be closing South 2nd Avenue between Jones Road and East Dennington Street.
The closure will last until sometime Friday afternoon. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly, and give yourself extra time for the detour needed in your situation.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WARNS CONSUMERS TO USE CAUTION WITH SIKESTON BUSINESS
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to use caution with a Sikeston-based business.
The bureau says consumers should use caution before dealing with Joseph L. Adams or his business, Cadillac Cookers.
Several restaurant owners reportedly told the BBB they ordered and paid for custom-built barbecue smokers from cadillaccookers.com and the products were either defective or never delivered. The complainants said the company cut off communication with them after receiving payment.
Adams reportedly told the bureau his business temporarily is closed while he deals with a tax issue with the state of Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Taxation Division, Adams owes more than $250,000 in delinquent taxes to the state.