PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI UNDER RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER TODAY
Another storm system is crossing Southeast Missouri today and weather officials say that severe weather is a possibility.
According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are possible, mainly this afternoon and evening, with the approach and passage of a cold front.
Much of Southeast Missouri has at least a slight risk for severe storms today, with some areas in the extreme Southeast corner of the state showing an enhanced risk.
The primary threat will be damaging winds, with large hail being the secondary threat. Officials say that a tornado or two is not out of the question.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR ARMED AND DANGEROUS MAN
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are continuing to search for an armed and dangerous man.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that the Poplar Bluff Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Daniel Bright, who is wanted for questioning regarding a burglary that took place on March 4th.
Several firearms were reportedly taken from a residence during the burglary.
Whiteley says Bright is known to be armed and dangerous and has an active warrant for his arrest for a parole violation and for failure to appear in the Poplar Bluff Municipal Court.
Anyone with any information of Bright’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.
TWO AIR LIFTED TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL AFTER VEHICLE OVERTURNS IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Two Poplar Bluff residents have been air lifted to a Memphis hospital after a vehicle they were in overturned near Holcomb.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly after 3 pm Saturday afternoon on Missouri Highway 25.
A vehicle, driven by a 17 year old female from Poplar Bluff, reportedly ran off the road, struck a ditch, and overturned.
Two passengers in the vehicle, 20 year old Demarcus Leech and a 16 year old female, were seriously injured and taken by Air Evac to Region One Health in Memphis. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Twin Rivers Medical Center.
93 YEAR OLD BLOOMFIELD MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR THE WAPPAPELLO DAM
A 93 year old Bloomfield man was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital Sunday following a wreck.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Walter Butler ran off the side of Route T before striking an embankment and parked vehicle near the Wappapello Dam in Wayne County.
Butler was seriously injured and transported by Air Evac to St. Francis Medical Center.
CLUBB MAN SUFFERES SERIOUS INJURIES IN WRECK NEAR SILVA
An area man has serious injuries after hitting a tree over the weekend in Wayne County.
According to authorities, 36 year old Timothy Allen, of Clubb, was driving on Highway 34, near Silva, when his vehicle ran off the side of the roadway and struck a tree. The wreck occurred shortly after 5 pm Saturday evening.
Allen suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
DONIPHAN MAN FACING METH AND RESISTING ARREST CHAREGS
A Doniphan man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest over the weekend.
According to the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Jered Lloyd was arrested Saturday evening on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Lloyd also reportedly had a warrant out of Ripley County for 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Doniphan Police Department.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
A Dexter man was recently taken into custody on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 43 year old George Pulliam Jr. was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $15,000, cash only, and he remained in jail as of this morning.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK ON INTERSTATE 55
Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced early this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be reduced is located from mile marker three to mile marker one.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Wednesday, from 7 am to 5 pm daily.