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.