BURGLARY LEADS TO POPLAR BLUFF MANS ARREST
A Poplar Bluff man was recently taken into custody following a burglary report.
According Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, on August 12th deputies received a report of a burglary at a residence on County Road 467. Multiple items were taken including a television and several guns.
An investigation into the burglary led deputies to execute a search warrant at a location on County Road 466. Inside the residence officials found a pistol that matched the serial number of a gun taken during the burglary.
Deputies also found several pistols and other items that matched items that had been reported stolen from other victims.
25 year old Paul Swesey, of Poplar Bluff was arrested on charges of possession of an illegal weapon and receiving stolen property.
JOB FAIR TO BE HELD TODAY AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE
Job seekers will be travelling to Three Rivers College today for the annual job fair.
The Community Resource Council Job Fair will be held today from 10 am to 3 pm at the Bess Activity Center.
Multiple employers will be at the job fair to speak with potential applicants. Remember to bring your resume.
PATTERSON MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
A Patterson man is facing a felony meth charge following his arrest Thursday night in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25 year old Bryan May was taken into custody shortly before 9 pm on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
May was taken to the Wayne County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.
COMMUNITY SHELTER TRAINING EXERCISE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER
Area citizens will have the opportunity to learn about shelters at an upcoming event in Butler County.
Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers tells KWOC News that the Shelter training will be held at the Black River Coliseum beginning on September 11th.
The training, hosted by the American Red Cross, will include shelter simulations along with exercises on setting up and breaking down shelters.
The event is open to the public and will be followed by ceremony to recognize and honor the heroes who lost their life on September 11th.
For more information or to register for the event, contact the Butler County Emergency Management Agency at 573-686-8686.
MAN ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF TO SEVERAL PEOPLE IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An East Prairie man is facing charges after he reportedly exposed himself to several people in Mississippi County.
According to authorities, 80 year old Maurice Woodrow Debaun has been charged with sexual misconduct.
Debaun allegedly intentionally exposed himself to several people at an area subdivision, including a 5 year old girl.
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT HOSTS SPECIAL LUNCHEON FOR CUSTODIAN AND MAINTENANCE WORKERS
Over 60 custodian and maintenance workers at the Poplar Bluff School District were treated to a special luncheon earlier this month.
Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that the luncheon was held on August 7th as a token of appreciation for their flexibility with construction taking place at the district’s three largest schools this summer.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS PUT ON SKITS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Members of the Poplar Bluff community were recently invited to watch a series of skits put on by area students.
The skits were a part of the Super Kids Camp at the Wheatley School. The skits featured kids from kindergarten to 6th grade showcasing what they learned over the summer at the camp.
Super Kids is a summer school enrichment program run by volunteers, offered to Butler County elementary students. A total of 31 signed up this year, with 24 reportedly maintaining perfect attendance.
WARRANT OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT IN BLYTHEVILLE SHOOTING
(AP) - Authorities in Blytheville have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in a shooting that occurred during a brawl between two Blytheville families that left one person dead and 11 others injured.
Captain Scott Adams of the Blytheville Police Department said Thursday investigators are searching for 27-year-old Billy Dee Williams. Investigators say Williams is a suspect in the Aug. 8 shooting death of 19-year-old Adline King.
King was shot about 11 p.m. on the city's west side. She was transported by friends to an area hospital where she died from her injuries. Authorities say King and another woman, who both have children fathered by the same man, were at the center of the argument.
Adams says anyone with knowledge of where Williams may be should contact the Blytheville Police Department.