NAME RELEASED OF WOMAN KILLED IN STODDARD COUNTY FIRE
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, authorities in Stoddard County have released the name of a woman who died in a fire Tuesday night.
63 year old Janet Kay Stephens was killed in the fire at a mobile home near Advance. An autopsy has been scheduled for today.
Authorities are still investigating a cause for the fire.
14 ARRESTED ON VARIOUS BUTLER COUNTY WARRANTS WEDNESDAY MORNING
14 people were taken into custody Wednesday morning on various Butler County warrants.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that all but one of the arrests were executed in Butler County with the other happening in Carter County.
Almost all of the warrants were for drug related charges.
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE PROGRAM TO BE HELD THIS MONTH AT HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP E HEADQUARTERS
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be hosting a Community Alliance Program beginning this month at the Troop E headquarters in Poplar Bluff.
The program will begin on Monday, September 21st and will meet on six consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The curriculum will familiarize participants with many Patrol policies and procedures.
These sessions will cover many Patrol policies and procedures; including traffic stops, traffic crash investigation, firearms familiarization, SWAT operations, and many other aspects of the Patrol. The program will conclude with an awards banquet on November 2nd.
Applications for the program are being accepted through September 11th. There is no cost to participate. Anyone interested in participating in the program can contact Sergeant Clark Parrott at 573-840-9500 extension 3532.
UNITED STATES SENATOR DONATES COMPUTERS TO POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL
A United States Senator has selected a Poplar Bluff School to receive five used computers as a part of the Computers for Schools program.
Senator Claire McCaskill chose Lake Road Elementary School to get the computers which were placed in first grade classrooms last week.
The computers will be utilized for differentiated instruction during group exercises, according to Lake Road educators.
Lake Road was the only school in Southeast Missouri selected to receive the computers under the national yearly program.
POLICE WORKED ON POPLAR BLUFF STORM SIREN WEDNESDAY
Poplar Bluff police tell KWOC News that maintenance was done on an area Storm Siren Wednesday.
Crews were working on the storm siren near Cedar and Moran and that could have caused various tones or alerts to happen in the middle of the day.
Anyone who heard the sounds should disregard them.
MAN REPORTEDLY CAUGHT DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED WITH MULTIPLE CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges after he was reportedly found driving while intoxicated with multiple children in the vehicle.
Poplar Bluff Deputy Police Chief Jeff Rolland tells KWOC News that an officer initiated a traffic stop on 48 year old Michael Allen Tuesday morning.
The officer found beer and an open bottle of whisky in the vehicle along with four children under the age of five who were sitting in the back seat without child safety seats or a seatbelt.
Allen was taken into custody on charges of driving while intoxicated and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR A PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route VV in Butler County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe under the roadway.
The work zone will be located one mile from Route B.
Work will be performed today from 8 am to 2 pm.