Friday, July 20, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF DETECTIVE SHOT WHILE ON DUTY, WOUNDS ARE NOT LIFE THREATENING

A Poplar Bluff detective was shot while on duty Thursday. 

Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff officers, along with the United States Marshals Service, responded to an apartment located on Kinzer Street yesterday in an attempt to arrest a man on an active warrant.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

NAME RELEASED OF VICTIM IN CARTER COUNTY SHOOTING

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, the name has been released of the victim in a Carter County shooting. 

According to authorities, 34 year old Rudy Hernandez, of Ellsinore, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound early Tuesday morning. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING IN CARTER COUNTY

One man is dead and another is being sought following a shooting in Carter County. 

According to Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens, deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Road 327 early Tuesday morning for a reported shooting. Inside the residence, deputies found a 34 year old male deceased with an apparent gunshot wound. The identity of the victim has not been released. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MAN FACING TWO COUNTS OF CAPITAL MURDER IN CONNECTION TO DEATHS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, a man is facing charges in connection to the deaths of two people in Northeast Arkansas. 

Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble tells KWOC News that on Saturday, authorities discovered the deceased bodies of 66 year old Ricky and Rita Bozwell. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

ONE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY DURING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS DOUBLE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

Authorities in Northeast Arkansas say a person has been taken into custody during an investigation into a double homicide. 

Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble tells KWOC News that on Friday, the Sheriff’s Department took a report from a woman who said her parents had been missing since that morning. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

MAN FACING MURDER CHARGE IN CONNECTION TO STABBING DEATH IN STODDARD COUNTY

A Dexter man is facing a murder charge in connection to a stabbing death in Stoddard County. 

According to the Dexter Police Department, 66 year old Jimmy Casey, of Dexter was found dead in late June. An autopsy determined he had died after receiving multiple stab wounds. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HEAT ADVISORY TO BE IN EFFECT TODAY FOR MISSOURI BOOTHEEL AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

Area residents should remember to stay out of the sun today if you can. 

A heat advisory will be in effect today for Northeast Arkansas along with Dunklin and Pemiscot Counties in Southeast Missouri from 11 am to 8 pm. 

Wednesday July 11, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF MAN KILLED IN WRECK IN BUTLER COUNTY 

A Poplar Bluff man was found dead Monday at the scene of a wreck in Butler County.  

According to Butler County Coroner Andy Moore, on the evening of July 9th a vehicle accident related to a reported stolen truck was discovered near Neelyville. Upon investigation a single occupant was found deceased within the vehicle. 

The occupant has been identified as 40 year old Dwayne Young.  

Moore says Young was an acquaintance of the owner of the truck that was reported stolen. The owner stated that Young had been at her residence in the days leading up to the stolen vehicle report.

Monday July 9, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY 

Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony drug charge.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Carl Hiles was taken into custody Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.  

Hiles is also facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended. Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.

Friday, July 6, 2018

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO SIKESTON SHOOTING

Authorities in Sikeston say that a man is facing an assault charge in connection to a shooting on the 4th of July. 

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, a 44 year old Sikeston man was shot in the abdomen Wednesday morning. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Thursday July 5, 2018

TEENAGER DROWNS AFTER JUMPING OFF EMBANKMENT IN MADISON COUNTY 

A Missouri teenager reportedly drowned Wednesday in Southeast Missouri.  

According to authorities in Madison County, 19 year old Cole Duffell, of Chesterfield, jumped off an embankment, resurfaced for a short period of time, went back under the surface of the water, and did not reappear.  

The incident occurred at around 1:45 pm at Offset Quarry, two miles north of Fredericktown.  

Duffell’s body was taken to the Madison County Coroner’s Office.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING NON-COMPLIANT SEX OFFENDER 

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a non-compliant sex offender.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 37 year old Michael Owen, of Poplar Bluff, is listed on the Missouri State Highway Patrol Sex Offender website as a non-compliant sex offender.  

Owen has reportedly moved from his registered address without reporting his new address to the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

We have a picture of Owen available on the KWOC Facebook page.  

Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts is asked to contact Captain David Sutton at 573-686-8649.

Monday, July 2, 2018

NAME RELEASED OF HOMICIDE VICTIM IN STODDARD COUNTY

Updating a story we brought to you last week, authorities in Dexter have released the name of a victim in a homicide investigation. 

According to the Dexter Police Department, on Thursday the Stoddard County Major Case Squad was activated regarding a suspicious death in Dexter. 

Friday June 29, 2018

INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY FOLLOWING HOMICIDE IN STODDARD COUNTY 

A homicide investigation is underway in Stoddard County.  

Few details about the incident are available, other than it occurred on Mulberry Street in Dexter.  

We will keep following this story for you and bring you more information as it becomes available.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

HEAT WAVE STRIKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Area residents are reminded to stay cool during the heat wave that is hitting Southeast Missouri. 

According to a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service, high temperatures forecast around 90 degrees will combine with high humidity to yield peak heat index values from 100 to 105 across a large portion of the region this afternoon.

Wednesday June 27, 2018

STORM KNOCKS DOWN TREES AND HEAVILY DAMAGES BUILDING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 

Thunderstorms crossed the area on Tuesday causing numerous trees to be knocked down as well as heavy damage to a structure in Stoddard County.  

According to the National Weather Service, multiple counties reported trees being down including an incident near Harviell, in Butler County, where multiple trees were down, blocking highway 158. Power outages were also reported in multiple areas, including Wayne and Northern Stoddard County.  

In Dexter, a concrete storage shed was also heavily damaged on North Park Lane.  

Weather officials say that wind gusts of 58 miles per hour were reported at the Poplar Bluff Airport shortly before 7 pm.

Tuesday June 26, 2018

DEAD BODY DISCOVERED IN WAYNE COUNTY 

A dead body was found Monday in Wayne County.  

According to authorities, the body of a man was discovered Monday afternoon in the St. Francis River in the Patterson area.  

An investigation is underway and an autopsy is set to be conducted today. The identity of the man was not released.

Monday June 25, 2018

SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN CARTER COUNTY LEAVES ONE DEAD 

An Ellsinore man has died from injuries he received in a wreck early Saturday morning.  

According to authorities, 22 year old Bryan Parker was driving on US Highway 60 in Carter County when his vehicle travelled off the side of the roadway, struck a post, and then overturned in a ditch.

Parker was reportedly not wearing a safety device and was ejected during the wreck.  

He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Friday, June 22, 2018

LANDSPOUT TORNADO REPORTED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AS A PART OF THURSDAY’S STORMS

High winds were the primary hazard with the storm system that crossed Southeast Missouri on Thursday. 

According to the National Weather Service, there was also a "landspout" tornado in southeast Missouri.