SHOTS FIRED DURING DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges following an incident on Saturday in Butler County where shots were fired.

KWOC News spoke with Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Huddleston who said that the victim reported that the suspect had fired a shotgun at her.

TRAVIS HUDDLESTON:

On Saturday morning, at around 10 am, our office was notified of a dispute in the 3000 block of Highway 53 where shots had been fired at the victim. Deputies responded to the area, made contact with the victim who advised a family member’s boyfriend had shot a shotgun at her from approximately 30 foot away while she was inside of a building. We made contact with the suspect, later identified as William Crutchfield, of Poplar Bluff, he was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Department for unlawful use of a weapon and assault 2nd degree with a firearm and booked on those charges and probable cause statement sent to the prosecutor’s office.

 

MANY TAX ISSUES ON BALLOTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Voters in multiple Southeast Missouri communities will be voting on tax issues during today’s election.

Ballots in Poplar Bluff, Kennett, and Butler County will all include use tax issues today.

Residents in Caruthersville, Charleston, Kennett, and Dunklin County will be voting on sales tax issues.

You can find your polling place and what issues will be on your ballot and www.GoVoteMissouri.com.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
Route 67 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction through early next month as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance.

According to MoDOT, the section of road to be reduced is located between County Road 306 to County Road 220.

Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Friday, September 1st from 5 am to 5 pm daily.

 

SLEEPING MAN LEADS TO METH DISCOVERY IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Paragould man was taken into custody over the weekend after he was found by police officers sleeping in a vehicle.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells KWOC News that on Sunday, Clay County Deputies made contact with a vehicle at a Piggott convenience store. The driver of the vehicle, 45 year old Anthony Coleman, was asleep behind the wheel and difficult for officers to awaken.

While speaking with the officers, Coleman reportedly appeared very confused. Coleman then handed officers a small piece of copper that he was holding. The officers inspected the piece of copper and discovered two taped up bags inside containing suspected methamphetamines.

Coleman was taken into custody and is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

Following the arrest, he was transported to the Clay County Detention Center.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY BURGLARY WARRANT
A Poplar Bluff man has been arrested in Butler County on a felony burglary warrant.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 55 year old Gordon Stroud was arrested Monday morning on a felony warrant out of Butler County for burglary 2nd degree.

Stroud also had a misdemeanor warrant for fraudulent use of a credit device.

Following the arrest, Stroud was held at the Butler County Jail.

 

POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ORIENTATION TO BE HELD TOMORROW MORNING
We are just over a week away from school starting in Poplar Bluff and school officials are reminding incoming High School freshmen to attend orientation tomorrow.

The 2017 PBHS Freshman Orientation will be held from 8 am to noon on Wednesday. Registration will begin at 7:30 am outside of the gym.

This is a student only event, where the new freshmen will get to meet their advisory class, learn the layout of the campus, receive their class schedule, and participate in other activities.

Students in grades 10 through 12 will receive their schedules during MacBook deployment on Thursday and Friday of this week. Parents and students must attend a session of deployment to pay the $35 insurance fee, sign the usage agreement, and pick-up the MacBook and charger.

The new school year will begin in the Poplar Bluff School District on Thursday, August 17th.

 

RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROUTE 49 IN WAYNE COUNTY
A portion of Route 49 in Wayne County will be temporarily closed so railroad crews can perform railroad crossing repairs.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 49 will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm both today and tomorrow for the repairs.

Officials say the work zone will be located from County Road 421 to County Road 424.