Tuesday September 19, 2017

MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND FLEEING WARRANT IN STODDARD COUNTY
A Springfield man has been taken into custody in Stoddard County on a drug and fleeing warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 24 year old Corey Counts was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest by fleeing.

Counts’ bond has been set at $7,500, cash only, and officials say he was still in jail as of this morning.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Southbound Route 67 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route C to Route 160.

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

 

90TH STODDARD COUNTY FAIR BEGINS TODAY
The 90th Stoddard County Fair is scheduled to begin today.

The fair will kick-off with the parade in downtown Dexter this evening at 5:30 pm. Youth games will also be held tonight, directly after the parade.

The entertainment scheduled for 7 pm tonight on the Main Stage is The Well Hungarians.

For more information, go to www.stoddardcountyfair.com.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK INVOLVING FREIGHTLINER ON INTERSTATE 55
Two people were seriously injured Monday in a wreck on Interstate 55.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a freightliner struck a vehicle on the Interstate at around noon and both vehicles overturned.

The driver of the freightliner, 59 year old Edward Barker, of Wyatt, and the driver of the second vehicle, 47 year old Vicki Charles, of Riverton, Illinois, were both seriously injured in the wreck. A 10 year old passenger in the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

All three were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

 

STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE REDUCED TODAY FOR REPAIRS
Route V in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

MoDOT officials tell KWOC News that Route V will be reduced from 7 am to 4:30 pm.

The work zone will be located between Route K and Route C.

 

DATE SET FOR FAFSA FRENZY AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE
The date has been set for the next FAFSA Frenzy event at Three Rivers College.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 19th from 4 to 6 pm.

This event gives students and their families the ability to have professional assistance in filling out the 2018 – 2019 FAFSA, which a form required for federal financial aid. All students and parents are welcome to attend.

There will also be an opportunity for students to enter their name into a drawing for a scholarship to be used in Fall 2018.

Monday September 18, 2017

WILLIAMSVILLE MAN SET TO APPEAR IN COURT THIS MORNING ON MURDER CHARGE
A Williamsville man is set to appear in court this morning on a murder charge.

According to Missouri Case Net, 54 year old Kevin Hayes is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 am in Butler County for a charge of 1st degree murder.

The charge reportedly stems from the death of Hayes’ father, Floyd Hayes, in 2016.

Hayes’ bond has been set at $350,000.

 

MODOT CREWS TO BE IN BUTLER COUNTY TODAY AND TOMORROW
Northbound Route 67 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

The section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route 160 to Route C.

Weather permitting, work will take place today and tomorrow from 7 am to 5 pm, each day.

 

TWO FLOWN TO AREA HOSPITAL AFTER THEIR VEHICLE HIT A TREE NEAR FAIRDEALING
Two people were flown to an area hospital yesterday after their vehicle hit a tree in Ripley County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 5 pm Sunday on US 160 in the Fairdealing area.

The driver, 42 year old Charles Howell, of Tupelo, Oklahoma, and a passenger, 28 year old Cynthia Davis, of Poplar Bluff, both suffered serious injuries in the wreck.

 

BUTLER COUNTY FAIR CHANGES LINE UP LOCATION FOR PARADE
Butler County Fair organizers say that there has been a change to the start of the parade.

According to the Butler County Fair Facebook page, the line up for the parade will now be held in front of the Eagles on Ditch Road.

The lineup time is from 8:30 am to 9 am on Saturday, September 23rd.

 

PAVEMENT REPAIRS SET FOR TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County today to perform pavement repairs.

According to MoDOT, Route M will be reduced to one lane from 7 am to 4:30 pm for the repairs.

The work zone will be located between Route PP and Route K in Stoddard County.

 

DONIPHAN TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK OVER THE WEEKEND
A Doniphan teenager was seriously injured over the weekend in a wreck in Ripley County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 13 year old boy was driving a motorcycle Saturday on private property when the vehicle became airborne and overturned.

The teen was ejected during the wreck and suffered serious injuries. He was later flown to a Memphis hospital.

 

PORTAGEVILLE POLICE WARNING AREA RESIDENTS ABOUT ALLEGED DOOR TO DOOR SALESPEOPLE
The Portageville Police Department is warning area residents about people going house to house and trying to sell or offer you something.

According to a post on the Portageville Police Department Facebook page, the individuals have been reported as a Hispanic male in a white van, while others have reported a black female with a black male in a white or gold colored van.

Police say that there are currently no peddlers licenses issued, so no one should be selling anything door to door.

If any of these individuals come to your house, you are advised to use caution and contact the Portageville Police Department.

 
PORTION OF ROUTE CC IN WAYNE COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY
A part of Route CC in Wayne County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

Officials tell KWOC News that the section of Route CC to be closed is located from Route 49 to County Road 468.

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

BODY FOUND IN BURNING CAR IN NORTHERN POPLAR BLUFF

 
A body was found Thursday morning in a burning vehicle in Butler County.

The vehicle had struck a tree and caught fire in the area behind Kroger and Raben Tire in northern Poplar Bluff.

The identity of the body has not been released.

 

 
ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY FOR NEW MADRID MAN CANCELLED

 
Authorities have cancelled an Endangered Person Advisory for a New Madrid man after the man was found safe.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 56 year old man was reported missing earlier this week after a family member returned home to find him gone. The man reportedly suffers from bipolar and schizophrenia.

The Highway Patrol reported late last night that the man had been found safe and that the advisory had been cancelled.

 

 
ART WORK FROM FEMALE VETERANS TO BE FEATURED AT STARS AND STRIPES MUSEUM

 
Several pieces of art created by female veterans will be featured at an event later this month at the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield.

The event, entitled Her Story, is being held by the museum in conjunction with the VA Hospital on Friday, September 22nd.

The opening ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm and will feature art work from female vets in the southeast Missouri area. Officials say that the event is free and open to the public

For more information, contact Martinie Franks at 573-778-4398.

 

 
LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEWIDE TO CRACK DOWN ON CHILD RESTRAINT VIOLATIONS NEXT WEEK

 
Law enforcement across Missouri will be cracking down on child restraint violations next week.

The crackdown comes as a part of Child Passenger Safety week from September 17th through the 23rd.

According to authorities, car crashes are the number one killer of kids and booster seat use reduces the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children ages four through eight when compared with seat belt use alone.

Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4’9” tall.

For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

 
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED THROUGH MID FEBRUARY FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

 
Route J in Stoddard County will be closed beginning next week so contractor crews can replace a bridge.

The bridge to be replaced is located between County Road 249 and County Road 410.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge will be closed starting on Monday, with the re-opening scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.

 

 
STREET PAINTING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW IN PORTAGEVILLE

 
Drivers in Portageville are being asked to plan ahead before driving on Main Street today and tomorrow due to a street painting project.

According to the Portageville Police Department, the Street Department will be painting the south side of Main Street today and the north side on Saturday.

Motorists in the area are being asked to drive cautiously and park accordingly.

Thursday September 14, 2017

BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY

An arrest has been made in connection to a two month long burglary investigation in Butler County.

Investigator Brandon Lowe with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department tells KWOC News that the burglaries were located in the Fisk and Broseley areas.

BRANDON LOWE: 

Since early July, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several burglaries in the Broseley and Fisk area. During the course of the investigation, in relations to these burglaries, it was discovered that there were several items taken. There was several items of clothing, miscellaneous tools, money, credit cards, and things of that nature. It was discovered throughout the investigation that the suspect was 27 year old Jeremy Hicks, of Broseley, Missouri.  Friday, September 8th, it was discovered that Mr. Hicks was at Kmart attempting to purchase items, possibly with some stolen checks. I then contacted Chief Deputy Wes Popp, who responded to Kmart. After he responded he was able to locate Mr. Hicks and a foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was taken into custody briefly afterwards. During the course of the interview with Mr. Hicks, he confessed to multiple burglaries as well as being in possession of a firearm and acknowledging he is a convicted felon. He also confessed to being in possession of narcotics, advising that is why he ran from Chief Deputy Popp. After interviewing Mr. Hicks, he was booked and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on the charges of burglary 2nd X2, stealing X2, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in the possession of a firearm, and resisting an arrest by fleeing.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

A Dexter man has been taken into custody on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 45 year old Nelson Deprow was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deprow’s bond was set at $15,000 and he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

POW/MIA CEREMONY TO BE HELD FRIDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

An event has been scheduled for this Friday in Poplar Bluff for National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The ceremony, by American Legion Post #153 and the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, will begin at 10 am on Friday at the American Legion Post on Kanell Boulevard.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is recognized annually on the third Friday of September.

According to the American Legion website, the commemoration is set aside to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families.

 

STATE OFFICIALS CONDUCTING AUDIT OF STODDARD COUNTY

State officials have announced that an audit of a Southeast Missouri county is underway.

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway tells KWOC News that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of the government of Stoddard County.

Galloway says that the audit will review county operations and practices to find any areas where the county can make improvements to better serve the public.

The county’s most recent audit was released in December 2013, where it received an overall performance rating of good.

Galloway is encouraging residents who have information that may be helpful to the audit to contact the Whistleblower Hotline at 800-347-8597.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY ON DRUG RELATED WARRANT

Authorities in Stoddard County say an area man has been arrested on a drug related warrant.

Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC news that 49 year old Billy Joe Ross, of Dexter, has been taken into custody on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of this morning, Ross remained in jail on a $12,500 cash bond.

 

MODOT LAUNCES SURVEY TO GET PUBLIC INPUT ON LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking the public’s input about the state’s transportation priorities.

The Long Range Transportation Plan is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation. Missouri’s current plan was approved in February of 2014, but new federal laws and regulations require additional content, including system performance metrics and targets.

MoDOT is gathering public input for the plan through an online survey tool. The survey – which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete –will remain open through Wednesday, October 11th. We have a link to the survey available on our website.

Officials are encouraging those who need access to a computer to visit their local public library or MoDOT District Office. MoDOT District Offices will also have paper copies of the survey available.

SURVEY LINK: https://modotlrtp.metroquest.com/

Wednesday September 13, 2017

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple felony charges following her arrest early Tuesday morning in Scott County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 21 year old Chelsi Faries was arrested shortly before 2 am Tuesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Faries was held in Scott County on a 24 hour hold.

 
2ND MAN ARRESTED IN SCOTT COUNTY ON PROMOTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
Another arrest has been made in Scott County for a promoting child pornography charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old William Holland, of Morley, was arrested at around 3:30 pm Tuesday on a charge of felony promoting child pornography 1st degree.

A Sikeston man was also arrested in Scott County on the same charge Monday night. Officials did not say if the two arrests were connected.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
A Relay for Life event has been scheduled for this Friday in Poplar Bluff.

The event will be held from 6 pm to Midnight on September 15th at Fred M. Morrow Stadium.

Relay for Life is a family friendly event that benefits the American Cancer Society. Organizers say there will be activities for all ages at the event.

Area Businesses can also form a team or host a one-time fundraiser to partner with Relay for Life.

 

GRIEF COUNSELORS AT PARAGOULD HIGH SCHOOL TUESDAY FOLLOWING STUDENT’S DEATH
A Northeast Arkansas high school student died following school on Monday.

Sophomore Dacota Chamberlain passed away on a Paragould school bus while on the way home Monday afternoon.

Paragould School District Officials issued a statement yesterday which said that counselors were brought to the high school campus to provide grief support to those in need.

A cause of death has not been released.

 

MOTORISTS AND FARMERS ARE URGED TO STAY ALERT ON ROADWAYS
Many area farmers will soon be starting or are already in the process of harvesting their crops and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be prepared for heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on rural highways.

When you come up behind a tractor or other farm machinery, remember to slow down and be patient. Wait to pass until you have a clear view of the road ahead and there is no oncoming traffic. Never pass on a hill or curve.

Officials say that collisions commonly occur when a motorist tries to pass a left-turning farm vehicle. A tractor that appears to be pulling to the right side of the road to let motorists pass, instead may be preparing to make a wide left turn. Be sure to watch the farmer’s hand and light signals closely.

According to the Highway Patrol, in 2016 there were a total of 158 traffic crashes in Missouri involving farm equipment. In those crashes three people were killed and 62 were injured.

 

POPLAR BLUFF TRAP TEAM HOLDING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
A membership drive is underway to get students in Poplar Bluff involved in shooting sports.

The Poplar Bluff Trap Team is holding a membership drive in an effort to get more students involved at an early age.

Trap is open to male and female students, grades 7-12 and this is the third year Junior High students are able to participate on the team, after the Board of Education approved the expansion of the program to allow students to gain two more years of competitive experience.

The first trap meet of the 2017/18 season will take place next month at the Poplar Bluff Gun Club. The cutoff date for students to sign up is Thursday, September 21st.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

ONE KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR MARBLE HILL

 
A single vehicle wreck in Bollinger County has claimed the life of a Marble Hill man.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 63 year old Robert Lincoln was driving on Missouri Highway 51 yesterday afternoon when his vehicle ran off the side of the roadway and struck several trees.

Lincoln was pronounced dead at the scene by Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings.

 

 
MINOR KILLED IN PARAGOULD WRECK

 
A young child was killed in a wreck Sunday morning in Paragould.

According to the Arkansas State Police, the wreck occurred at around 9:30 am Sunday on Highway 49 at Linwood Drive.

27 year old Kevin Deck, of Paragould, was stopped at a red light when his vehicle was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by 32 year old Iftu Glamo, also of Paragould. Deck’s vehicle then struck another vehicle stopped at the light.

A two year old girl in Deck’s vehicle died from injuries received in the wreck. Deck, Glamo, and passengers in both of their vehicles were injured and taken to area hospitals.

 

 
JUDGE DROPS LEAVING THE SCENE CHARGE AGAINST BENJAMIN RESSELL

 
A judge has dropped one of the charges that had been filed against a Poplar Bluff man who had been charged following the 2015 death of Heavenly Hafford.

According to Missouri Case Net, on Monday, the Court entered a Judgment of Acquittal for Benjamin Ressell on the charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Ressell’s motion for Judgment of Acquittal on the charge of tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution was tentatively denied, and a bench trial has been scheduled for November 20th.

The other man charged in connection to Hafford’s death, Randel Sparks, pled guilty in August to the felony charges of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution. His sentencing was set for October 20th.

 

 
TEENAGER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING IN PEMISCOT COUNTY

 
A teenager has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Pemiscot County that injured another teen.

According to authorities, the 16 year old victim was allegedly shot in the head by 17 year old Joseph Mooney, of Deering, on Sunday.

Mooney reportedly said that he did not think the gun was loaded and was only trying to scare the victim, who has been transported to a Memphis hospital.

Mooney has been charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a firearm.

 

 
SIKESTON MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RELATED CHARGE

 
A Sikeston man has been taken into custody in Scott County on a child pornography related charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old David Hunsperger was arrested Monday night on a charge of felony promoting child pornography 1st degree.

Following his arrest, Hunsperger was held at the Scott County Jail.

 

 
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROAD THAT WAS WASHED AWAY BY FLOODING IN WAYNE COUNTY

 
Construction is scheduled to begin today in Wayne County as contractor crews replace a roadway that washed away during last spring’s flood.

The construction will be on a portion of Route HH which is located from east of the Clearwater Dam to Route RA.

The project is anticipated to be completed by Tuesday, October 31st.

Monday September 11, 2017

TODAY IS THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRORISTS ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 people.

Terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. A third plane was flown into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather today at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

Observances also are planned at the Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to observe a moment of silence at the White House this morning in addition to paying their respects at the Pentagon observance.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FLOWN TO ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING WRECK IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Poplar Bluff man was flown to a regional hospital last week following a wreck in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Justin Deckard was driving on Highway 67 Friday afternoon, when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned.

Deckard was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck and suffered serious injuries. Officials say he was flown to Barnes Jewish hospital in St. Louis.

 

ROUTE JJ IN NEW MADRID COUNTY TO BE CLOSED FOR THE FIRST PART OF THIS WEEK
Route JJ in New Madrid County will be closed early this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform fly coating.

According to MoDOT, the section of Route JJ to be closed is located between Route D and the Stoddard County line.

Weather permitting, work will be performed today and tomorrow from 6 am to 4:30 pm each day.

 

THREE CHILDREN INJURED, ONE SERIOUSLY, IN UTV WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY
Three children were injured Friday night in a UTV wreck in Bollinger County.

According to authorities, the UTV was being driven by a 13 year old boy from Sturdivant when the vehicle ran off the side of a field road and overturned.

The teen suffered serious injuries and was flown to St. Louis Children’s hospital. A 9 year old passenger received moderate injuries and was taken by private conveyance to the same hospital.

A 10 year old passenger suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

 

TWO ARRESTED ON FELONY METH AND TAMPERING CHARGES IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Two people were arrested late Friday night in New Madrid County on multiple felony charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 27 year old Samantha Thomas, of Qulin, and 27 year old John Johnson, of Malden, were each arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 2nd degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

Thomas also reportedly had multiple drug related warrants out of Dunklin County.

 

BRIGGS AND STRATTON ST. JUDE CAR SHOW TO BE HELD ON SEPTEBMER 23RD
The 14th Annual St. Jude Car Show presented by Briggs and Stratton has been scheduled for later this month in Poplar Bluff.

The car show will be held on September 23rd at Briggs and Stratton. Registration is scheduled for 8 am to noon and there is a $20 entry fee. Early judging will begin at 9 am with awards being presented at 3 pm.

For more information, call 573-686-3004.

 

FLY COATING TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF PART OF ROUTE NN IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
A New Madrid County road is set to be closed today and tomorrow so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can perform fly coating.

MoDOT officials tell KWOC News that Route NN will be closed from 6 am to 4:30 pm both days for the project.

The work zone is located from Route 62 to County Road 524.

Friday, September 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

TRIAL DATE SET FOR FORMER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHERIFF

 
A former sheriff in Southeast Missouri will be in court next April on a robbery charge.

According to Missouri Case Net, a jury trial date of April 2nd, 2018 has been scheduled for former Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson for a felony charge of 1st degree robbery.

Hutcheson waived arraignment yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty on the charge.

 

 
SHRINER’S RODEO TO BEGIN TONIGHT AT RAY CLINTON PARK IN POPLAR BLUFF

 
The 10th Annual Three Rivers Shriners Championship Rodeo will begin tonight at the Ray Clinton Park arena in Poplar Bluff.

There will be multiple events at the two day rodeo including calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing.

The rodeo will begin at 7 pm both tonight and Saturday night. General admission is $10, with children six and under getting in for free.

 

 
LASER TAG SHOWDOWN SET FOR THIS WEEKEND BETWEEN THE POPLAR BLUFF POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 
A showdown is set for this weekend between Police and Firefighters in Poplar Bluff.

The first annual Guns and Hoses Laser Tag Contest between the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Poplar Bluff Fire Department has been scheduled for 2 pm on Sunday, September 10th at Hydro Adventures.

Proceeds from the event will go to Shop with a Hero.

If you would like more information, call 573-727-9322.

 

 
CLINIC TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO SOME SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMMUNITIES BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY

 
A clinic is beginning on Wednesday to provide services to some Southeast Missouri communities.

The US Department of Defense, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority will be presenting Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training from September 13th to September 21st.

The clinic will provide medical, dental, and optical services to residents, ages two and older, in Charleston, Caruthersville, and surrounding communities, who are uninsured, underinsured, or in need of quality care at no cost to the patient.

The clinic will be held in Charleston at Charleston United Methodist and in Caruthersville at Eastwood Memorial UMC. The hours of operation will be from 8 am to 4 pm each day, except for September 17th, which will be noon to 4 pm.

For more information, call 573-379-3851, extension 208.

 

 
HUNTERS REMINDED TO REPORT, NOT SHOOT, FERAL HOGS

 
With hunting season approaching, the US Army Corps of Engineers is reminding hunters to report, not shoot, feral hogs.

Officials say that hunting of feral livestock on lands owned by the St. Louis District of the US Army Corps of Engineers is prohibited.

The district has two lake projects in Missouri, Wappapello Lake, which officials say currently has established feral hog populations, and Mark Twain Lake which does not.

Hunters are being asked to report all feral hog sightings by visiting mdc.mo.gov/feralhog or by calling 573-522-4115, extension 3296.

 

 
MISSOURI WELCOME CENTER TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY FOR TREE TRIMMING

 
The northbound I-55 Welcome Center in Hayti will be closed on Saturday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform tree trimming.

Work is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 7 am, with the center reopening at 5 pm.

The work zone will be marked with signs and motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Thursday September 7, 2017

MAN FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES AFTER CREWS FIND MARIJUANA GROWING ON HIS PROPERTY
A man was taken into custody yesterday after a helicopter crew found marijuana plants growing on his property.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells KWOC News that on Wednesday, the Arkansas National Guard Marijuana Eradication choppers, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Clay County Task Force, and Arkansas Game and Fish flew over Clay County in search of Illegal marijuana plants.

Miller says that officers in the helicopter identified several plants growing on the property of James Yancey. Deputies made contact with Yancey and received permission to search his residence. In all, 52 marijuana plants, approximately four ounces of marijuana, four loaded firearms, and drug paraphernalia were located on the property.

Yancey was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail where he is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

 

LILBOURN MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY FLEEING CHARGE
A Lilbourn man has been arrested in New Madrid County on a felony resisting arrest charge.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 49 year old Andra Smith was taken into custody early this morning on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and driving while revoked.

Following the arrest, Smith was held in New Madrid County on a 24 hour hold.

 

POPLAR BLUFF CHEERLEADING KIDDIE CAMP SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK
A Poplar Bluff Cheerleading Kiddie Camp for future cheerleaders ages 3 to 6th grade will be held next week.

The camp is scheduled to be held at the Poplar Bluff High School on Tuesday, September 12th from 5 to 6:30 pm, as well as 5 to 6 pm on September 13th and 14th. Registration will begin at 5 pm on September 12th.

The cost is $25 per child and will include a T-shirt.

All Kiddie Camp Cheerleaders will then perform at either the Freshman or Junior Varsity football games on Monday, September 18th.

 

MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING FOOT CHASE IN NEW MADRID
Police officers in New Madrid were involved in a foot chase that went through several properties in the city Wednesday afternoon.

According to the New Madrid Police Department, at around 4:30 pm yesterday, officers responded to an area home for a disturbance.

It was reported that several people were arguing in the front yard of the house and one of them had a gun. When officers arrived, one man fled on foot and officers chased him through several yards with guns drawn. The man was eventually taken into custody.

While retracing the pursuit route, officers found a handgun that the man dropped during the chase. The gun was later found to be stolen out of Sikeston.

Chief Joey Higgerson says the suspect is being held for possession of a stolen firearm and resisting arrest. The suspect’s name was not released.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HEALTH SCREENINGS AT POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL
A date has been set for 10th grade health screenings at Poplar Bluff High School and school officials say that volunteers are needed.

The screenings will be held on Tuesday, October 3rd in the Library and Excel Room and the nurses are needing several parent volunteers to help with the screenings.

Anyone interested in helping is asked to contact the school nurse, Mrs. Jameson at 785-6471.

 

AREA CHURCH COLLECTING ITEMS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS
A Poplar Bluff church is collecting several items for hurricane victims in Texas.

Dave Elledge with the Bluff Church tells us that are collecting diapers, baby food, formula, and feminine hygiene products.

A truck will be in the parking lot of the Holliday Inn in Poplar Bluff from 8 am to 2 pm on Friday and Saturday as well as 8 am to 10:30 am and noon to 2 pm on Sunday to collect the items.

Elledge says that a church member is working with a veterans group in Arkansas to get the items to Texas.

Anyone with questions can contact the church at 573-712-0902.

Wednesday September 6, 2017

EIGHT DIED IN TRAFFIC CRASHES IN MISSOURI DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
State officials say there was a decrease in fatalities over the Labor Day holiday weekend this year compared to last year.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, eight people died in traffic crashes during the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend, compared to 20 yeast year.

The total amount of crashes and injuries were up, however. This year, the Highway Patrol says they investigated 317 crashes which resulted in 112 injuries. In 2017, there were 299 traffic crashes, which included 108 injuries.

Boating crashes and injuries were lower for the weekend as well.

 

DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
An area man was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Butler County on multiple drug related charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 46 year old Brian Owens, of Dexter, was arrested shortly after 8 am Tuesday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Owens is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, he was transported to the Butler County Jail.

 

TWO BRIDGES ARE SET TO BE REPLACED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission have announced plans to replace two bridges in Dunklin County next year.

The Route N project involves replacing the bridge over Honey Cypress Ditch near Senath. The bridge is located approximately a half of a mile east of the Route 412 and N intersection.

The Route O project involves replacing the bridge over Snipe Slough Ditch in the Kennett area, approximately one mile south of the Route 84 and O intersection.

Construction is anticipated to begin as early as next spring. As construction is underway, Routes N and O will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges.

Any person affected by this project may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements. For more information, contact Project Manager Eric Krapf at 573-472-5261.

 

HEROIN ARREST MADE IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County arrested a Poplar Bluff man Monday night on a heroin related charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Richard Thatcher was arrested on a felony charge of possession of heroin.

Thatcher is also facing charges of driving while intoxicated – drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

PORTION OF HIGHWAY 67 NEAR STATE BORDER TEMPORARILY CLOSED YESTERDAY FOLLOWING WRECK
A portion of Highway 67 was temporarily closed yesterday following a wreck near the Missouri and Arkansas Border.

According to authorities, three people were injured in the single vehicle wreck. One of the people injured was flown to a Memphis hospital.

No information was available on the identities or extent of the injuries of those involved.

 

BERNIE MAN IN CUSTODY ON CHILD MOLESTATION WARRANT
A Bernie man is behind bars this morning following his arrest in Stoddard County.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 37 year old Thomas Lynn Stucker was taken into custody on a warrant for 1st degree child molestation.

Stucker’s bond was set at $35,000 cash, and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.

According to Missouri Case Net, Stucker’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 am on Thursday.

 

VETERANS TO GET OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR PICTURES TAKEN AT UPCOMING EVENT
An event scheduled for later this month in Poplar Bluff will give veterans the opportunity to get their picture professionally taken.

A professional photographer will be available at the “Patriot Pictures” event on September 16th at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.

The free event will be available from 10 am to 3 pm and the pictures taken will be printed there for the veterans.