Thursday, February 20, 2019

MULTIPLE ROADS CLOSED AHEAD OF UPCOMING RAINS

Many roads in Southeast Missouri are already closed due to flooding ahead of additional rain that is in the forecast for tomorrow.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, a portion of Route NN in Ripley County has been closed because of flooding.

Also closed are portions of Route DD in Pemiscot County, Route P, Route WW and Missouri Highway 162 in New Madrid County, and Missouri Highways 80 and 77 in Mississippi County.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF AREA HIT AND RUN PERSON OF INTEREST IN CUSTODY

A person of interest in a fatal hit and run in the Poplar Bluff area has been taken into custody.

According to authorities, Zack Davis was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Piggott on a probation warrant.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was walking on the southbound shoulder of Highway 53 on February 4th when they were struck by a northbound vehicle.

Monday February 18, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE LOOKING FOR PERSONS OF INTEREST IN WEEKEND SHOOTING 

A shooting investigation is underway in Poplar Bluff.  

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department multiple persons of interest are being sought following a shooting Saturday evening.  

The victim was shot in the arm during the incident and transported to an area hospital.  

The Police Department is trying to identify multiple male subjects who are persons of interest in the investigation.  

A video of the subjects is available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

WOMAN FOUND WITH FENTANYL POWDER IN STODDARD COUNTY

A Cape Girardeau woman was found with Fentanyl powder earlier this week in Stoddard County.

According to the Bernie Police Department, an officer was called to an area business on February 11th for a suspected shoplifter.

At the business, the officer spoke with a woman and asked for her identification. While the woman, later identified as 37 year old Tanya Rankin, was digging around her purse, the officer noticed a white capsule and asked Rankin what it was. She responded that it was Fentanyl.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

Even though the latest rounds of rainfall have come to an end, officials say that many roads remain flooded in Southeast Missouri.

According to precipitation totals from the National Weather Service, most areas of Southeast Missouri recorded one to four inches of rain from the latest storm system, while the Missouri Bootheel and most of Northeast Arkansas received four to five inches of rainfall.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOME LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

A flood warning remains in effect for some locations in southeast Missouri.

According to the National Weather Service, a flood warning is in effect for Butler, Stoddard, New Madrid, Scott, and Mississippi County until 1:45 pm this afternoon.

A flood warning has also been issued for Southeastern Reynolds County in southeastern Missouri until 1:30 pm.

Monday, February 11, 2019

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

A flood watch is in effect for most of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas through late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, the rain is anticipated to continue through today and tonight and a storm total of two to four inches of rainfall is expected at many locations in Southeast Missouri. In Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel, three to five inches of rainfall with isolated heavier amounts is expected.

Friday, February 8, 2019

THURSDAY STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Multiple communities have reported damage following the severe storm system that crossed our area on Thursday.

In Butler County, a grain bin was destroyed and power lines were knocked down in the Broseley area. Highway 51 was also closed for a period of time yesterday.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FLOOD WATCH TO REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

Showers and thunderstorms will continue today resulting in chances of flooding.

According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch remains in effect through this evening for most of Southeast Missouri.

Weather officials say that Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to result in additional rainfall amounts of around an inch of so today, although locally higher amounts cannon be ruled out.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

FLOOD WATCH TO GO INTO EFFECT TODAY FOR MOST OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Weather officials say that a flood watch will be in effect for most of Southeast Missouri beginning midday today.

According to the National Weather Service there will be several periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms late today through Thursday. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to result in rain totals from two to four inches, although locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out.

Tuesday February 5, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY A VEHICLE 

A Poplar Bluff woman has died after being hit by a vehicle in Butler County.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old Wendy Dumas was struck by an unknown vehicle at around 7:39 pm Monday night. Officials say the vehicle ran off the left side of Missouri Highway 53, struck Dumas, and then left the scene. 

The incident occurred approximately three miles south of Poplar Bluff.  

Dumas was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Monday, February 4, 2019

DEXTER WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A single vehicle wreck has claimed the life of a Dexter woman.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 73 year old Verda Allstun was driving on Route ZZ in Stoddard County on Friday when her vehicle ran off the side of the roadway, struck a bridge, and overturned in a ditch.

Friday, February 1, 2019

LILBOURN WOMAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

A Lilbourn woman was arrested yesterday evening in New Madrid County on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Amanda Zimmerman was taken into custody on a felony warrant out of New Madrid County for delivery of a controlled substance.

Thursday January 31, 2019

TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN RIPLEY COUNTY 

Two women have been taken into custody in Ripley County on felony drug charges.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 48 year old Julie Meadors, of Doniphan, and 19 year old McKayla Tyler, of Naylor, were arrested Wednesday afternoon on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and diazepam.  

Each woman is also facing charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES SETTLE IN OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

A bitterly cold morning is awaiting residents throughout Southeast Missouri.

According to the National Weather Service, wind chill values could range anywhere from around zero to negative 20 in Southeast Missouri this morning.

A number of counties are under a wind chill advisory until noon today, including Wayne, Carter, Iron, Madison, Reynolds, and Bollinger Counties.

Monday January 28, 2019

AREA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY 

Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on a meth charge.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45 year old Daniel Russell, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.  

He is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  

Following his arrest, Russell was held at the Butler County Jail.

Friday, January 25, 2019

DISCHARGE TO BE INCREASED AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE

Officials say that discharges may be increased soon at Wappapello Lake.

According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, the lake is forecast to rise to a level of 364.5 by Saturday due to recent rainfall and snowmelt throughout the watershed.

To help combat the rise, officials say the discharge has been increased to roughly 5,000 CFS, which is around 37,000 gallons a second.