TWO SEPARATE FIRES AND BOMB THREAT LEAD TO ARREST OF POPLAR BLUFF MAN
Authorities in Poplar Bluff say a man has been taken into custody on arson charges.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that police and fire officials investigated two separate fires Monday morning. Preliminary scene examination suggested that both fires were intentionally set.
On Tuesday, employees at the Eagles Lodge reported that a male caller claimed to have placed explosive devices inside the building; and he threatened to detonate them.
Whiteley says 50 year old Wade Stoutt, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested a short time after the report. Stoutt is facing charges of making a terrorist threat, aggravated stalking, and two counts of 2nd degree arson.
OFRA COSTUME BALL TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The Ozark Family Resource Agency will be hosting their 8th Annual Costume Ball this Friday night at the Black River Coliseum.
The theme for this year’s event is Old Frontier Saloon. There will be raffles, food, mechanical bull rides, and a poker tournament at the ball, which is scheduled to run from 6:30 pm to 11 pm.
Information on how to purchase tickets for the event is available online at the Ozark Family Resource Agency Facebook page.
FIELDS OF FAITH TO BE HELD TONIGHT IN POPLAR BLUFF
Fields of Faith is scheduled for tonight in Poplar Bluff.
Fields of Faith is a student led event where various students will pray and share their faith testimonies.
Tonight’s event will begin at 7 pm at the Fred M. Morrow Football Stadium.
RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN COMPLETES HIS RUN FROM MICHIGAN TO POPLAR BLUFF
66 year old Dale Manning, of Gideon, has completed an over 600 mile run to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Manning started his run on September 9th at Hartford, Michigan. He completed his journey Tuesday at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
KWOC was there at the finish line to get Manning’s thoughts.
As of this morning, over $3,400 has been raised for St. Jude through the run’s Go Fund Me page.
EARTHQUAKE REPORTED NEAR SIKESTON
Shaking was felt in Southeast Missouri last night following an earthquake.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was reported shortly after 8 pm between Sikeston and Charleston.
The USGS says the earthquake had an estimated depth of just over 5 miles.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES DATES FOR SECOND ANNUAL RAIDER RODEO
Three Rivers College has announced the dates for the second annual Baldwin Automotive Raider Rodeo.
The rodeo will feature top competitors from 16 college rodeo teams and will be held from October 22nd to October 24th at the Black River Coliseum.
Events will include bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, and various roping competitions.
Tickets are available for $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Tickets are on sale now at the Black River Coliseum and Three Rivers College’s Office of Financial Services.