Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ARKANSAS TEENAGER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

A Northeast Arkansas teenager was killed Monday evening in a single vehicle wreck in Southeast Missouri.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 6 pm on Highway 108 in Dunklin County. Officials say that a vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a ditch.

Monday December 17, 2018

WILLIAMSVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES 

A Williamsville man was taken into custody Saturday evening in Butler County.  

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 58 year old Harold Kelsoe, was arrested on multiple felony charges including possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Kelsoe was held at the Butler County Justice Center.

Thursday December 13, 2018

IDENTITY RELEASED OF VICTIM IN SIKESTON SHOOTING 

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, the identity of the victim in a fatal shooting in Sikeston has been released.  

According to authorities, 32 year old Ricky Walker Jr. was shot Tuesday night and later died from his injuries.  

A Sikeston man is facing a murder charge in connection to the incident. According to Missouri Case Net, 19 year old D’ereck Whitney, of Sikeston, is facing charges including murder 1st degree, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and multiple counts of assault 1st degree.  

Two other people have also reportedly been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Monday December 10, 2018

MULTIPLE DWI SATURATION'S TO BE HELD IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say that multiple special operations are planned for Southeast Missouri throughout December.  

According to Captain Jeffrey Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E of the Highway Patrol, sometime during the month of December, Troop E officers will be conducting several driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operations.  

Vitale says the operations will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.

Friday, December 7, 2018

RIVER RADIO LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR TONIGHT

Parade lights will be shining bright tonight in Downtown Poplar Bluff during the 2018 River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade.

Lineup will begin at 5:45 pm at the Hydro Adventures parking with the parade starting 6:30 pm.

The parade route will run from Highway 142 at McDonald’s through downtown Poplar Bluff before ending back at the Black River Coliseum.

Thursday December 6, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY BURGLARY WARRANT 

Authorities in Dunklin County say that an area teen has been arrested on a felony warrant.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18 year old Lucas Hardaway, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Wednesday morning on a felony Butler County Warrant for burglary.  

Following the arrest, Hardaway was held at the Dunklin County Jail. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY

A woman has died following a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Bollinger County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54 year old Nancy Herren, of Cape Girardeau, was driving on Route KK when her vehicle ran off the side of the roadway, hit an embankment, and overturned.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE RAISE ALMOST $700 DURING NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department put away their razors last month to raise money to help fight cancer.

According to Relay for Life of Butler County, the Poplar Bluff Police Department raised $660 as a part of the American Cancer Society No Shave November Challenge.

Monday December 3, 2018

AREA MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE IN STODDARD COUNTY 

An area man was taken into custody over the weekend in Stoddard County on a felony drug charge.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56 year old Darryl King, of Broseley, was arrested Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.  

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

Following the arrest, he was held at the Stoddard County Jail.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

OVER $160,000 MISSING FROM GREENVILLE CITY FUNDS

The Missouri State Auditor says that over $160,000 are missing from Greenville City Funds.

According to Auditor Nicole Galloway, an audit was initiated as a part of a law enforcement investigation, which resulted in criminal charges filed by the Attorney General's Office this summer against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela Birmingham.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

DONIPHAN MAN FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY

A Doniphan man has been taken into custody in Butler County on a felony meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59 year old Scott Silman was arrested Monday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Monday November 26, 2018

DONIPHAN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES 

An area resident was taken into custody Friday night in Ripley County on multiple felony charges. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Derek Fox, of Doniphan, was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  

Officials say Fox was held at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday November 20, 2018

FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN BUTLER COUNTY 

A man was shot and killed Monday in Butler County.  

Officials tell KWOC News that the incident occurred Monday evening on Highway 67, South of Poplar Bluff.  

A man was found by officers in a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. Officials say that the shooter may have been firing in self defense during a possible car-jacking. The alleged shooter was at the scene when officers arrived.  

Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells us that the deceased has been identified as 33 year old Joshua Goins, of Qulin. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.  

Authorities are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made.

Monday November 19, 2018

ONE DEAD, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING DISPUTE OVER BICYCLE IN POPLAR BLUFF 

One man is dead and another has been taken into custody following a dispute involving a bicycle over the weekend in Poplar Bluff.  

Lt. Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News around 9 am Saturday, authorities received a call in reference to two subjects fighting in the roadway, at the intersection of Woodrow and Henry Streets. 

At the scene, officers found a man lying in a ditch unresponsive. The man, identified as a 59 year old resident, of Poplar Bluff, was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Following an investigation, 25 year old Skylar Carter, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000 bond.