Friday, October 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

NAME RELEASED OF VICTIM KILLED IN ELLINGTON SHOOTING

 
Authorities have released the name of the person that died following a shooting in Reynolds County on Wednesday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, three people were shot at a residence located west of Ellington. One of the victims, 72 year old Janet Nance, of Ellington, later died at a St. Louis hospital.

The other two victims, an 86 year old male and a 73 year old female, have been hospitalized.

A suspect vehicle in the case was described as a blue mid-size sedan possibly occupied by two white males.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department at 573-648-2491.

 

 
10 YEAR OLD GIRL SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR SIKESTON

 
A child from Sikeston was seriously injured in a wreck Thursday.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 1 pm when a vehicle turned into the path of another vehicle on Highway 60 in New Madrid County.

A 10 year old girl in the second vehicle received serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the second vehicle received minor injuries and no injuries were listed for the driver of the first vehicle.

 

 
TODAY IS THE 8TH ANNUAL BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY

 
Today is the 8th annual Community Outreach Day in Poplar Bluff.

The event, presented by the Poplar Bluff Community Outreach Coalition, is a one stop shop where individuals and families in need can have access to services and assistance.

Admission to the event is free from 10 am to 2 pm at the Black River Coliseum.

Some of the services include mental health services, medical screenings, clothing, haircuts, and assistance and education about nutrition.

For more information, call 778-4425.

 

 
BROSELEY HOMECOMING SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

 
The annual Broseley Homecoming has been set for tomorrow at the Broseley Senior Center.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 10 am. Other events scheduled include breakfast at 7 am and the Miss Broseley Beauty Pageant at 2 pm. There will also be multiple vendors and live music.

More information is available online at the Broseley Homecoming Facebook Page.

 

 
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHERIFF ATTENDS SERIES OF MEETINGS AT WHITE HOUSE

 
Two county officials from Southeast Missouri were in Washington D.C. this week for a series of meetings at the White House.

Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens and Carter County Clerk Leona Stephens attended the meetings with numerous senior staff and administrative members.

Sheriff Stephens says they discussed major issues facing the county’s citizens during the meetings.

 

 
OFFICIALS IN MARBLE HILL REPORTING SCAM PHONE CALLS CLAIMING TO COME FROM BOLLINGER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 
Officials in Bollinger County are warning residents to be on guard for a possible scam phone call.

According to the Marble Hill Police Department, persons are contacting residents of Marble Hill, pretending to be health office employees, and requesting personal information.

If you receive a telephone call from a person claiming to represent the Bollinger County Health Office and are asked any personal information, contact the health office yourself and verify that the call was genuine.

You can also contact the Marble Hill Police Department if you have any questions.

Thursday October 19, 2017

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OF ESCAPED INMATES
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say that a reward is being offered for information regarding two inmates who escaped from a Southeast Missouri prison earlier this week.

Sergeant Clark Parrott tells KWOC News that on Sunday, Joseph Latamondeer and William Carter escaped from the Pemiscot County Justice Center in Caruthersville.

Carter is facing two counts of murder – 1st degree. Latamondeer has pled guilty to and was awaiting sentencing for domestic assault – 1st degree. Latamondeer also has multiple pending charges.

Carter was reportedly spotted in the Caruthersville area early this morning and authorities were looking for him overnight.

Parrott says that a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and apprehension of the two escaped prisoners.

Anyone who has information on the men’s whereabouts is asked to contact Captain Michael Coleman with the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office at 573-333-4101 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-840-9500.

 

ONE DEAD IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING NEAR ELLINGTON
Three people were shot and one has died following an incident last night near Ellington.

According to authorities, two females and one male were shot. One of the females has died at a St. Louis hospital.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Authorities are reportedly searching for two males in connection to the shooting.

 

SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 67 TO BE REDUCED BEGINNING TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Southbound Route 67 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

The work zone is located from County Road 272 to County Road 274.

Weather permitting, work will take place today from 7 am to 5 pm.

 

HAYTI MAN FACING FELONY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE OUT OF PEMISCOT COUNTY
A Hayti man is facing a felony controlled substance charge out of Pemiscot County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old David Palmer was taken into custody shortly before 6 pm Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Officials say that Palmer was held at the Pemiscot County Jail following the arrest.

 

STATE AUDITOR CAUTIONS OF LACK OF OVERSIGHT IN NEW MADRID COUNTY GOVERNMENT
A state audit has been completed on the New Madrid County government and officials say there are some areas that could use improvement.

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the regularly scheduled audit of New Madrid County earlier this week. The audit, which received an overall rating of good, found several areas within county government where oversight could be improved.

A need for improved oversight within the property tax system, sheriff’s office, and prosecuting attorney’s office was identified in the report. Recommendations include having a secondary review of financial transactions or making sure the same individual is not responsible for all financial activity.

Galloway says that New Madrid County officials have pledged to address these concerns.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route H in Ripley County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.

According to MoDOT, crews will be on site today from 8 am to 2 pm and the work zone will be located between County Road H-9A and the end of Route H.

 

1.7 MILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO GO TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SIKESTON STUDENTS
A 1.7 million dollar gift will go to provide scholarships for students from Sikeston High School.

The gift was made to the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation from the estate of Bob Depro, who taught for over 30 years in Sikeston and also called Sikeston Bulldogs sporting events. He died in December of last year.

The money will go to the establishment of the Bob Depro Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday, October 18. 2017

 

 

 

 

ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING WOMAN

 
An endangered silver advisory has been issued for a missing woman out of Pemiscot County.

The advisory was issued by the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department for 69 year old Ruth Beals.

Beals is described as a white female, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Officials say that Beals is an insulin dependent diabetic who has also been having some mental issues lately.

Her vehicle is a dark blue 2011 Dodge Caravan bearing a Missouri license plate of BX 85B. The vehicle was last seen at 385 State Highway D in Caruthersville.

Anyone with information about Beals’ whereabouts should immediately dial 911 to contact your nearest law enforcement agency or call the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department at 573-333-4101.

 

 
POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL ROLLING OUT NEW PROGRAM THIS WEEK FOR DISMISSALS

 
The Poplar Bluff Middle School is rolling out a new program for school dismissal time this week.

According to a post on the Poplar Bluff Middle School Facebook page, the program, KidAccount will help keep kids safe and get them inside and off the sidewalk during parent pick up.

In the post, Middle School president Brad Owings says that parents will be issued a card with a bar code that will need to be scanned by a staff member before the child can be picked up.

The student’s name will then appear on a screen inside the school’s holding room so students can then head out to the pick up area. You will need your KidAccount card as well as an ID to pick up a student.

Families will be issued two cards per student and more can be purchased as needed. Anyone picking up a student without a card must go to the office, show a photo ID, and be on the approved pick up list for that student.

Parents will need to report any changes to their child’s afternoon pick up by 2 pm and parents must call the office or send a note. If a child is going home with a friend, the school will need a bus number or address.

 
STARS AND STRIPES MUSEUM TO HOST LIBERTY DAYS EVENT THIS WEEKEND

 

 
The Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield will be hosting a liberty days event this weekend.

The event will be held from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday. There will be a living history village featuring encampments from the 1700s to present, pageants, a talent show, a cannon demonstration, and entertainment.

There will also a Liberty Days parade on Friday from the Bloomfield High School to the Bloomfield City Park beginning at 5:30 pm.

For more information, visit the Stars and Stripes Museum Facebook page.

 

 
BLOOMFIELD MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND ASSAULT WARRANTS

 
A Bloomfield man has been taken into custody in Stoddard County on controlled substance and assault warrants.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that 45 year old Darren Hatley was recently arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, 4th degree assault, and resisting or interfering with a felony arrest.

A bond of $12,500 was set for the controlled substance warrant. Officials say that Hatley remained in jail as of this morning.

 

 
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TOUR AREA FACTORIES

 

Poplar Bluff High School students recently went on a tour of area factories.

Several factories at the Poplar Bluff Industrial Park partnered to host plant tours for Poplar Bluff Schools last week, during the second annual Manufacturing Day organized to promote job opportunities available locally.

A total of 84 Poplar Bluff High School juniors and seniors signed up to participate in the event, along with Technical Career Center and Graduation Center students.

Briggs and Stratton, the Gates Corporation, Mid-Continent Steel and Wire, Revere Plastics, and Starting USA hosted the students throughout the day.

 

 
AUTHORITIES IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN FOR DELIVERY OF CRYSTAL

METHAMPHETAMINE

 
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are asking for the public’s help in finding two men.

According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Joshua Burleson and Gage Kirby are both wanted for delivery of crystal methamphetamine.

Pictures of both men are available on the KWOC Facebook page. If you have any information about their whereabouts, contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Department at 870-236-7612.

 

 
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SET FOR TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY

 
Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The section of roadway to be reduced is located between Business 67 and 11th Street.

According to MoDOT officials, work is scheduled to be performed today from 7 am to 5 pm.

Tuesday October 17, 2017

CAMPBELL MAN KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
One person is dead following a wreck Monday morning in Northeast Arkansas.

Officials with the Arkansas State Police tell KWOC News that 24 year old Anthony Hibbing, of Campbell, was driving on Highway 62 in Clay County, when he reportedly ran a stop sign and was hit by a vehicle.

Hibbing was killed in the wreck. Officials say that the driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

 

TWO INMATES ESCAPE FROM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI PRISON
A manhunt is underway after two inmates escaped from a prison in Southeast Missouri over the weekend.

According to the Caruthersville Police Department, 41 year old Joseph Latamondeer, of East Prairie and 27 year old William Carter, of Kennett escaped from the Pemiscot County Justice Center in Caruthersville during the early morning hours on Sunday.

Police say that both men should be considered dangerous and any information concerning their whereabouts should be reported immediately to authorities by calling 911 or 573-333-4101.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED THEFT FROM AREA BUSINESS
Poplar Bluff police say they are searching for two suspects in connection to a theft from an area business.

According to the Police Department, an employee at Wal-Mart told officers that on Saturday two black males entered the store and selected several items including seven pre-paid debit cards.

The men took the merchandise to the sporting goods register and requested that the cashier put $500 on each card. One of the men then asked the cashier to retrieve a box of ammunition after the items were scanned. Once the cashier turned around the other man reached over and pushed the “cash” button on the register.

The employee told police that this would have told the register the items were paid for in full. One of the men then put a credit or debit card in the machine and acted as if he had purchased the items with his card.

The cashier believed the merchandise was paid for with the card because after the “cash” button was pressed the register printed a receipt and showed the items were paid. The men left the store with the cards and other items bringing the total value stolen to over $3,600.

We have pictures of the suspects available on the KWOC Facebook page. If you know the identity of either of the suspects contact Detective Mustain at 573-686-8632.

 

BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CAUSE NUMEROUS CLOSURES
A multiple bridge repair project in Butler County is underway.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 51 and Route B between Fisk and Poplar Bluff will have various closures as contractor crews perform the repairs. The crew will be working on a total of 10 bridges located between US 60 and Business 60.

Improvements are already underway from the Route 60 Outer Road to Route FF in Fisk. The repairs in this location are expected to be completed October 23rd, weather permitting.

Crews will progress from east to west, with each bridge remaining closed for several weeks as repairs are underway.

According to officials, the completion of the 10 bridges is anticipated in March 2018.

 

ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY WRECK
An East Prairie woman has died in connection to a wreck Monday afternoon in New Madrid County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at around 3 pm Monday on US 60 near Sikeston.

A freightliner reportedly struck the back of a Chevrolet Silverado. The Silverado then ran off the side of the road and hit a tree.

A passenger in the Silverado, 55 year old Carylene Gore was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two other passengers were injured and taken to an area hospital.

No injuries were listed for the driver of the freightliner.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County say a Dexter man has been taken into custody on a burglary and controlled substance warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 27 year old Michael Knight was recently arrested on a warrant for burglary 2nd degree, distribution of controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

Knight’s bond was set at $25,000, cash only.

 

ILLINOIS MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WAYNE COUNTY WRECK
An Illinois man has been flown to an area hospital following a single vehicle wreck near the Wayne and Butler County line.

According to authorities, 44 year old Brian Engle, of Gardner, Illinois, was driving on Highway 67 Monday night when his vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck an embankment, became airborne, and overturned.

Engel was ejected during the wreck. He suffered serious injuries and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

 

POPLAR BLUFF ROAD TO CLOSE NEXT MONDAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE TWO OF SHELBY ROAD
A Poplar Bluff road will be closing beginning next week for construction to begin on phase two of Shelby Road.

Poplar Bluff City officials tell KWOC News that Roxie Road is scheduled to close to thru traffic starting on October 23rd 2017 for the project.

Officials say that the length of the closure is unknown at this time but contractors will be working diligently to reopen up the roadway to full traffic as soon as possible.

Monday October 16, 2017

THREE TEENAGERS KILLED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK OVER THE WEEKEND
Three Poplar Bluff teenagers have died following a single vehicle wreck in Butler County.

Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells KWOC News that the wreck occurred Saturday evening at around 10 pm on Route W, 1 mile north of Poplar Bluff.

A vehicle driven by 16 year old Linda Shultz ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Shultz, along with two other passengers were killed in the wreck. The passengers were identified as 14 year old Cody Logan and 16 year old Camille McCain.

A third passenger in the vehicle was injured in the wreck and flown to a Memphis hospital.

 

HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN DONIPHAN
A Hunter Education Course has been scheduled for this week in Doniphan.

The course will be held at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 20th, at the Doniphan Masonic Lodge.

Attendees must have completed the knowledge portion of the testing prior to the class. Hunter education books containing the knowledge questions are available at the US Forest Service office.

 

OVER THREE MONTH LONG BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Route 158 in Butler County will be closed for over three months so contractor crews can perform a bridge replacement.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge involved is located between Route BB and County Road 321.

Weather permitting, work will begin today and the bridge is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, January 27th, 2018.

 

BROSELEY HOMECOMING SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
The annual Broseley Homecoming has been set for this Saturday at the Broseley Senior Center.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 10 am. Other events scheduled include breakfast at 7 am and the Miss Broseley Beauty Pageant at 2 pm. There will also be multiple vendors and live music.

More information is available online at the Broseley Homecoming Facebook Page.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOLLOWING WEEKEND ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony drug charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 40 year old Richard
Simmers was taken into custody Friday evening on a felony charge of possession of marijuana.

Simmers was also arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and several Ripley County failure to appear warrants.

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

 

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE IS THIS WEEK
The deadline to register for the 15th Annual Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Conference is this week.

According to the Butler County Community Resource Council, the event will be held from 8:30 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, October 31st at First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff.

Admission is free and lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is October 20th and seating will be limited to the first 100 that register.

For more information, call 573-776-7830 or visit www.thecrc.org.

 

ZALMA FISH FRY SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND
A fundraiser for Zalma Fire and rescue has been scheduled for this weekend.

The fish fry is scheduled for 5 to 9 pm this Saturday at the Zalma Fire Station. An adult plate is $6 and the meal includes two pieces of fish, slaw, hush puppies, and a drink.

The cost for children 12 and under is $4.50.

The Zalma Fire Station is located at 499 Main Street in Zalma.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POM SQUAD TO HOST THEIR THIRD ANNUAL PRINCESS FOR A DAY FUNDRAISER
The Poplar Bluff Pom Squad has announced they will be hosting their third annual Princess for a Day fundraising event on Saturday, October 28th.

The event is available for all girls ages 12 and under. Tickets are $25 and include a princess tiara, hair styling, make-up, and more. It will be held at the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center and Gymnasium.

Pre-registration will be held on tonight from 5 to 7 pm at the Poplar Bluff High School football field entrance.

For more information, contact Coach Halter at StephanieHalter@pb.k12.mo.us.

Friday, October 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be holding their next coffee with a cop this morning.

The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 am at McDonald’s on Highway 67 North.

You will be able to have a cup of coffee and chat with your local police officers during the event. If you have any questions, you can contact Lieutenant Darron Moore at 573 785-5776, extension number 1345.

 

 
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING EMPLOYEE AT A STEELE BUSINESS

 
A woman has been taken into custody in connection to altercation at a Steele business.

According to Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield, last week officers responded to an area Family Dollar Store in reference to someone attacking a store employee.

A clerk told officers that the woman, later identified as 28-year-old Laci Lunsford, of Steele, was allegedly attempting to leave the store with merchandise that had not been paid for when she was confronted by the clerk. Lunsford became belligerent toward the store clerk and allegedly assaulted the clerk by hitting her.

Lunsford was arrested on a warrant for assault and shoplifting. Following the arrest, she was taken to the Pemiscot County Jail.

 

 
CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF WARNING ABOUT SCAM PHONE CALLS CLAIMING TO SOLICIT DONATIONS FOR FALLEN OFFICERS

 
Authorities in Clay County want area residents to be aware of a phone scam.

According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, there is a new scam where callers from Level Three Communication, LLC are soliciting donations for fallen officers.

Miller tells KWOC News that the callers are not affiliated with any charity for fallen officers.

If you receive a call like this, contact your local law enforcement agency.

 

 
MISSOURI SEAT BELT USAGE UP OVER TWO PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

 
More Missourians are wearing their seat belts according to a new survey.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the 2017 Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey final report shows that Missouri’s overall seat belt usage is up to 84 percent. This is a 2.6 percent increase from 2016, but still below the latest national average of 90.1 percent.

The report showed that vehicle passengers and females were more commonly belted, and that occupants of sport utility/crossover along with van/minivans also had a higher rate of seat belt usage, at 86.5 percent. Pickup truck drivers and passengers had the lowest usage rate at 69.3 percent.

The survey was conducted by the Missouri Safety Center and University of Central Missouri.

 

 
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

 
Poplar Bluff residents will have a chance to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs later this month.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Poplar Bluff Police Station.

The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

 

 
BOLLINGER COUNTY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY HOSTING EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY

 
The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill will be holding an event later this month to celebrate International Archaeology Day.

The event will be held from noon to four PM on Saturday, October 21st.

Officials say there will be activities, including a children’s Native American archaeology dig, puzzles, games, and crafts. There will also be a presentation from Mike Cormer from the Missouri State Park System.

For more information, call 573-238-1174.

 

 
FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS SELECTED AS POPLAR BLUFF ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

 
A football and volleyball player have each been selected as the Poplar Bluff High School Athletes of the Month for September.

Seniors Makarius Bell and Hannah Vaughn were both chosen for the award by the Mules Booster Club.

Bell made 58 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery through six games this football season. In the classroom, he maintains an 8.31 GPA.

Vaughn has the most assists in a season with 677 and the most assists in a game with 39, plus ongoing records in serving attempts and career assists. In the classroom, she maintains an 11.2 GPA.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

MAN CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO STABBING INVESTIGATION IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man in connection to an investigation.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that 45 year old Joseph Rick, of Poplar Bluff, is wanted in connection to a stabbing investigation.

Police say that Rick should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.

 

 

MISSING DUNKLIN COUNTY WOMAN FOUND IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

 

A missing Dunklin County woman has been found in Northeast Arkansas.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 76 year old Linda Bullock, of Senath, had last been contacted on October 1st. Her vehicle was found abandoned in Clay County on Wednesday and an endangered person advisory was then issued.

According to the Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, Bullock has been found safe.

Further details were not released.

 

 
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON KIDNAPPING WARRANT

 

A Dexter man is in custody this morning on a kidnapping warrant.

Few details about the incident have been released; however the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tells KWOC News that 25 year old Matthew Ryan Diamond was recently arrested on a warrant for kidnapping.

Officials say there is no bond and Diamond remained in jail as of this morning.

According to Missouri Case Net, an arraignment for Diamond has been scheduled for this morning in Stoddard County.

 

 

TWO ILLINOIS RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE IN WAYNE COUNTY

 

Two Illinois residents were taken into custody Wednesday evening in Wayne County on a felony drug charge.

According to authorities, both 21 year old Michael Green, of Carol Stream, and 20 year old Chase Miller, of Springfield, were arrested shortly after 5 pm on three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Both men are also reportedly facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN FACING METH AND MARIJUANA CHARGES OUT OF BUTLER COUNTY

 

Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff woman on meth and marijuana charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45 year old Mary Brewer was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Brewer is also facing a charge of possession of under 10 grams of marijuana.

 

 
WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGE

 

A woman is facing charges following her arrest Wednesday morning in Wayne County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 25 year old Lakeshia Mcadoo, of Greenville, was arrested shortly before noon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. She is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Mcadoo was held at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 
SHOULDER REPAIRS SET FOR TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY

 

Route N in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane both today and tomorrow so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform shoulder repairs.

According to MoDOT, the work zone is located from Route 60 to Route E.

Work is scheduled to take place from 8 am to 3 pm both days.

Wednesday October 11, 2017

POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR UTILITY WORKERS
Residents of Poplar Bluff should be prepared for an upcoming visit from utility crews.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, in the coming months, city residents will be receiving a visit from work crews from Anixter, a company contracting with Poplar Bluff Municipal Utilities. The crews will be trading current electric meters to a new more advanced meter.

According to officials, the workers will be in white vans and wearing an ID.

The workers will attempt to advise you just prior to changing out the equipment but will conduct the meter trade during their visit. The power outage will last approximately 5 to 10 seconds.

 

TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION
Residents in three Southeast Missouri counties will be voting in elections next month and time is running out for you to register.

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft tells KWOC News that today is the last day to register for the November 7th elections.

Some residents in Stoddard and Scott Counties will be voting in a legislative election while voters in Dunklin and Shannon Counties will be participating in special elections.

Ashcroft says any Missourian can visit www.GoVoteMissouri.com to register, check their registration status, or get more information about registering to vote. In order to register, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Missouri resident, and 18 years old by the day of the election.

 

ROUTE 60 TO BE REDUCED TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Eastbound Route 60 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

The section of Route 60 being reduced is located between County Road 567 and Route Z.

Weather permitting, work will take place today from 7 am to 5 pm.

 

TEMPERATURES TO BARELY GET TO 70 TODAY
Remember to grab a jacket or windbreaker today before you leave home.

The high temperature is anticipated to stay in the upper 60’s today here in Poplar Bluff. The true fall weather will not make it to the weekend however, as forecasters are expecting temperatures to rise to the lower 80’s on Friday and upper 80’s on Saturday.

Fall will be back next week however, as area highs will be back in the lower 70’s on Monday and Tuesday.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS ON BUTLER COUNTY RAMP TODAY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today for pavement repairs on a Route 60 on ramp.

According to MoDOT, the Route T to Westbound Route 60 ramp will be reduced to one lane today for the repairs.

Work is scheduled to take place today from 7 am to 5 pm.

 

THREE POPLAR BLUFF R-1 FACULTY AWARDED GRANTS FROM MISSOURI SCHOOL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
Three faculty members in the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District have been awarded mini grants from the Missouri School Teachers Association for additional classroom resources.

According to Poplar Bluff MSTA President Karmen Carson, a total of 123 entries were submitted from the organization’s Southeast Region and the winning proposals were reviewed anonymously by a retired teachers group.

The educators were granted $100 apiece toward their projects.

Eugene Field first grade teacher Kristen Spain will use her mini grant to receive a subscription to the Science Spin edition of Scholastic Magazine for its curriculum-based activities.

Lake Road librarian Shiela Boyles chose a set of books on the concept of ‘growth mindset’ so elementary teachers can have conversations with students about finding learning opportunities even in failure.

Junior High communication arts teacher Julie Gambill will purchase computer microphone equipment so students can work on their verbal skills by producing podcasts online.

Tuesday October 10, 2017

APPARENT GAS LEAK UNCOVERED ON NORTH SIDE OF POPLAR BLUFF
An apparent gas leak was discovered Monday in Poplar Bluff.

KWOC News spoke with Chief Ralph Stucker with the Poplar Bluff Fire Department who said a gas line was cut which lead to evacuations in Eight Points Complex

CHIEF RALPH STUCKER

“Monday morning at 9:30 AM we received a call from dispatch center of the gas line being cut behind Ross Dress for less in the Eight Points Complex. Poplar Bluff Fire Department along with the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to the incident. Upon our arrival we found a contractor had ruptured a line of service coming to the back of the building. We evacuated Ross, Shoe Carnival, and Walmart Neighborhood Market until we could get to the leak contained. Members of the local gas company was able to go shut the valve off that killed a line. Evacuations was probably no more than 15 to 30 minutes. Soon as we got to gas line shut down we all took a meter through there and make sure we had no gas readings in the building soon as we clear each one we left and come back in.”

Chief Stucker would add there were no injuries reported with this incident.

 

MAN ARRESTED SUNDAY IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
A Dexter man has been taken into custody in Mississippi County on a felony drug charge.

According to authorities, 31 year old Timothy Achter was arrested Sunday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Achter is also facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, he was transported to the Mississippi County Jail.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIRS SET FOR TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
The Southbound I-55 ramp in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a 14-foot width restriction over two weeks as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the repairs will be on the Route 84 southbound ramp onto I-55.

Work is set to take place today through Saturday, October 21st from 6 am to 7 pm daily.

 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI UNDER MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER TONIGHT
Southeast Missouri is in line for showers and possibly thunderstorms today and weather officials say there is a chance for severe weather as well.

The National Weather Service says that the Storm Prediction Center has Southeast Missouri in a marginal area for severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

The main concerns will be large hail and locally damaging winds, however an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

 

WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR GREENVILLE
A Neelyville woman was taken to an area hospital Monday morning following a single vehicle wreck in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Nicole Litters was driving on US 67, about 1 mile south of Greenville, when her vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned.

Litters suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED IN ON A FELONY DRUG WARRANT
Authorities in Poplar Bluff have arrested a man on a felony drug warrant.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that 22 year old Robert Miller, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on Saturday afternoon on a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Miller’s bond is set at $30,000 and officials say as of this morning remains in jail.

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR UPCOMING CHINESE MARTIAL ARTISTS AND ACROBATS SHOW
Tickets are available for an upcoming show at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin will be bringing breathtaking stunts, magnificent feats of athletic daring, and glittering costumes to Poplar Bluff this Thursday at 7 pm.

The show is a part of the Patron of the Arts Society season at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are available for $15 each at Three Rivers College and online at trcc.edu/tinnin.

Monday October 9, 2017

WILLIAMSVILLE MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE
A Williamsville man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest over the weekend in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 30 year old Allen Minor was arrested shortly after 1 am Saturday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Minor was taken to the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.

 

TWO STODDARD COUNTY RESIDENTS INJURED AFTER THEIR VEHICLE OVERTURNED NEAR DEXTER
Two people were injured over the weekend after their vehicle overturned in Stoddard County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck happened at around 9 am Friday on Highway WW, 4 miles north of Dudley.

The driver, 22 year old Kaylin Craft and a passenger, 33 year old Nathan Kramer, both of Dexter, suffered serious injuries in the wreck and were taken to area hospitals.

 

COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Poplar Bluff Police Department will be holding their next coffee with a cop event this week.

The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 am on Friday, October 13th at McDonald’s on Highway 67 North.

You will be able to have a cup of coffee and chat with your local police officers during the event. If you have any questions, you can contact Lieutenant Darron Moore at 573 785-5776, extension number 1345.

 

ROUTE Z IN STODDARD COUNTY TO BE CLOSED FOR FOUR MONTHS FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
A four month long bridge replacement project to begin today will cause the closure of a Stoddard County road.

Route Z in Stoddard County will be closed between Route VV and County Road 755 as contractor crews replace a bridge.

The road is anticipated to re-open on Tuesday, February 13th.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED IN ON A FELONY WARRANT
Authorities in Poplar Bluff have arrested a woman on a felony warrant.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that 24 year old Mercedes Patterson, of Poplar Bluff, was recently arrested on a felony warrant for burglary 1st degree and a misdemeanor warrant for stealing.

Patterson’s bond was set at $100,000 and officials say as of this morning remains in jail.

 

DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS ACROSS MISSOURI TO BE CLOSED TODAY
State officials say that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed today.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say that the closures are in observance of Columbus Day.

Normal operations are set to resume on Tuesday.