Tuesday November 24, 2015


A Cooter man has been charged with assault in connection to a Friday shooting.

According to Missouri Case Net, 63 year old Billy Renfro is facing charges of 1st degree assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Renfro’s wife told authorities that Renfro had shot her during an argument. She reportedly had a gunshot wound to the leg.

Renfro pled not guilty during a Monday court appearance.


THEFT AT MALDEN FOOTBALL GAME LEADS TO AN ARREST An investigation into a weekend theft at a football game in Malden has resulted in an arrest.

Over $2,000 worth of items were reportedly taken from the dressing room of the Palmyra football team during Saturday’s game.

A suspect, whose name was not released, has been arrested in connection to the case.


POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS GEARING UP FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK Today will be the final day of school for many Poplar Bluff students until after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff R-1 Schools will dismiss on Wednesday for a teacher collaboration day.

Hon says that the regular class schedule will resume next week on Monday.


54 YEAR OLD MAN TO BE EXTRADITED TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ON STATUTORY RAPE CHARGES Authorities in Scott County say a man is facing extradition back to Southeast Missouri on multiple sexual related charges.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells KWOC News that 54 year old Robert B. Azinger was arrested last week in Ohio in connection to an ongoing investigation in Scott County.

Azinger has been charged with 1st degree statutory rape, four counts of 1st degree statutory sodomy, and five counts of 2nd degree statutory rape.

Azinger is currently being held in Henry County Ohio, awaiting extradition to Missouri. His bond was set at $100,000.




Three Rivers College will hold its bi-annual mass casualty training event today.

The event will be held at the college’s Poplar Bluff campus. The training helps prepare students in participating programs for a mass casualty emergency such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack and tests the college’s emergency response plans.

Students from several fields of study will participate in the training, including three classes of nursing students, EMT students, and Paramedic students. The training will also receive support from regional medical centers, local ambulance services, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments.

In keeping with the training’s focus on realism, the students themselves will coordinate much of the event, with students serving in leadership and command/control positions.

The college is also keeping the type of “disaster” under wraps, so that students have no chance to prepare beforehand.


COMMUNITY SINGING TO BE HELD AT BLACK RIVER GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH Black River General Baptist Church in Broseley will be hosting a Community Singing this weekend.

The event on Sunday, November 29th, will begin at 2 pm and attendees are encouraged to bring their own musical instruments.

For more information, call 573-429-6372.


FORMER POPLAR BLUFF GIRLS LADY MULES COACH SETS MISSOURI RECORD FOR WINS The former head coach for the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules has set a Missouri record for all time coaching wins.

The Donettes of Doniphan defeated the Kennett Lady Indians Monday night 53 to 48 in Kirk Chronister’s first game as head coach of the Donettes. The win gave Chronister 743 career wins, a new Missouri record for a girl’s basketball coach.

This is Chronister’s 40th season of coaching; his previous 39 seasons were with the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules.