Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING WOMAN

An Endangered Silver Advisory has been issued for a woman missing out of Ripley County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 66 year old Bonnie Kay White was last seen at her residence in Naylor on April 11th, but has not been located since and is without necessary medication and oxygen. Officials say White has been diagnosed with onset dementia and emphysema.

Monday April 23, 2018

MULTIPLE FIRES IN KENNETT BEING INVESTIGATED AS ARSON 

Authorities in Kennett say that multiple recent fires are under investigation.  

Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that at approximately 7:15 pm Saturday, officers and the fire department were dispatched to a structure fire on Kennett Street. The fire, along with a separate fire nearby earlier in the day, is being investigated as arson. 

Officials say that there are currently no suspects in connection to the fires.

Friday April 20, 2018

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING EVENT SET FOR TODAY

You can Spring into Safety today with a weather radio programming event in Poplar Bluff.

River Radio and the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center are hosting the event from 2 to 4 pm this afternoon at Academy Sports and Outdoors.

Just bring your weather radio so it can be programmed by members of the Poplar Bluff Severe Weather Response Team and Butler County Emergency Management Agency to make sure that you are covered in case there is severe weather in the area.

There will also be weather radio’s available for purchase that can be programmed right after you buy it.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Severe Weather Response Team say that weather radios are the best way to stay ahead of severe weather.

With a weather radio in your home or place of business, you will always be alerted when weather watches or warnings are issued.

Thursday April 19, 2018

SIKESTON MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN STODDARD COUNTY

A Sikeston man was taken into custody Wednesday morning in Stoddard County on multiple felony charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Tommy Simmons was arrested shortly before 9:30 am Wednesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance –methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance inside a correctional facility.

Simmons also reportedly had a felony arrest warrant out of New Madrid County.

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

Wednesday April 18, 2018

SPECIAL POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD TONIGHT

A special meeting of the Poplar Bluff City Council has been scheduled for tonight.

The meeting will begin at 7 pm at the city council chambers.

There are two action required items on the agenda, in the first; the City Council will take action on an ordinance that could potentially lead to a Police Department Union.

The second concerns an ordinance authorizing Mayor Susan McVey to execute a contract and re-fueler lease agreement for the supplying of aviation fuel and fuel equipment to the Poplar Bluff Airport.

The special meeting will then be followed by a closed meeting of the City Council.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE NON COMPLIANT SEX OFFENDER

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are attempting to locate a non-compliant sex offender. 

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 48 year old John Bryeans, of Poplar Bluff, moved from his residence on April 3rd and did not report his new address to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, April 16, 2018

ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK


A local man was badly injured in a wreck Friday night in Butler County. 

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 69 year old Billy Ward, of Poplar Bluff, was driving on Route M near US 67 when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and struck several trees. 

Friday March 13, 2018

TWO PIGGOTT RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY

Two Piggott residents were arrested last night in Butler County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 40 year old Jessica Whiteside and 21 year old Jonathan Morgan were both taken into custody at around 9 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morgan is facing an additional felony charge of 2nd degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, both were arrested following a pursuit that started in Northeast Arkansas and ended by Brown Chapel Church in the Broseley area. They have been lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.

Thursday April 12, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METH CHARGE OUT OF RIPLEY COUNTY

Authorities in Ripley County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony meth charge.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 56 year old Douglas Herzog was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.

Herzog is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Herzog was held at the Ripley County Jail.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF STUDENT DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS A

Preventative measures have been taken at the Poplar Bluff Junior High School after a student was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. 

According to the Butler County Health Department, the Poplar Bluff R-1 Nursing Department has no reason to suspect that anyone else has been compromised by the virus, which was contracted outside of the education environment, and the risk of student to student transmission is low. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A VEHICLE IN HAYTI

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early this morning in Pemiscot County. 

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 23 year old Joshua Woods, of Hayti, was hit by a vehicle at around 2 am on South 4th Street in Hayti. 

Woods suffered moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital. No injuries were listed for the driver of the vehicle. 

Monday April 9, 2018

ARKANSAS MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE OUT OF BUTLER COUNTY

A Northeast Arkansas man is facing a felony meth charge following his arrest over the weekend in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Quinton Williams, of Blytheville, was arrested shortly before 11 pm Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for methamphetamine.

Williams is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Following his arrest, Williams was held at the Butler County Jail.

Friday, April 6, 2018

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS TWO TORNADOS HIT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ON TUESDAY


Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed that two tornados occurred in Southeast Missouri during Tuesday’s storms. 

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, an EF 1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 110 miles per hour touched down three miles northwest of Matthews at 6:14 pm Tuesday and lifted three minutes later one mile northwest of Matthews. 

Thursday April 5, 2018

MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN WAYNE COUNTY ON FELONY FORGERY CHARGE

A St. Louis man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Wednesday in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Christopher Feller was taken into custody at around 8:30 am Wednesday morning on felony charges of forgery and possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

He is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.

Following the arrest, Feller was held at the Wayne County Jail.

 

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ONE DEAD, ANOTHER INJURED, FOLLOWING WRECK IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS


One woman has died, while another is injured, following a wreck in Northeast Arkansas. 

According to the Arkansas State Police, a vehicle, driven by 46 year old Tammy Massey, of Paragould, crossed the center line of Highway 412 in Greene County yesterday afternoon and struck another vehicle head on. 

Tuesday April 3, 2018

TODAY IS MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY

A number of local races and propositions will be voted on today by citizens in Missouri.

There are city council and school board elections in multiple communities in Southeast Missouri.

School propositions are also on the ballot for the Twin Rivers, Bloomfield, Kennett, and Pemiscot County school districts.

You can find your polling location at the Missouri Secretary of State website at sos.mo.gov.

Monday April 2, 2018

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT DEXTER BURGLARIES

A reward is being offered for information in connection to a string of burglaries in the Dexter area.

According to the Dexter Police Department, an investigation is ongoing into numerous business burglaries since January 8th. The suspects are forcibly entering businesses and stealing money.

The Dexter Police Department has released multiple photos and videos related to the crimes that are currently available on the KWOC Facebook page.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Dexter Police Department at 573-624-5512.

Friday March 30, 2018

SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN MALDEN HOMICIDE CASE

Authorities in Malden say a homicide suspect is in custody.

30 year old David Lee Anderson was wanted in connection to the Wednesday shooting death of Geoffrey Wright.

Officials with the Malden Police Department say, officers responded to a shots fired call, were they found an unresponsive male in a vehicle.

Anderson was located at a residence in Hayti Heights and is facing charges of 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held in the Dunklin County Jail.

Thursday March 29, 2018

IDENTITY RELEASED OF VICTIM IN DUNKLIN COUNTY HOMICIDE

Authorities have released the name of a man killed yesterday in Dunklin County.

The body of Geoffrey Wright, of Malden, was found Wednesday afternoon. He had been reportedly shot multiple times in a vehicle. Wright’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

Authorities are searching for 30 year old David Lee Anderson of Poplar Bluff in connection to the death. Anderson is described as a black male, 5’9 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds with a scar on his upper lip. He is also being considered armed and dangerous.

If you any information of Wright’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Malden Police Department at (573)-276-2211.