Tuesday December 8, 2015


A Paragould man has died following a single vehicle wreck early Monday morning.

According to the Arkansas State Police 21 year old Caden McComb was fatally injured when his vehicle ran off the side of a Greene County road, hit an embankment, and overturned, ejecting McComb in the process.

The wreck occurred at around 4:23 am Monday.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on multiple drug related charges.

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that officers received a report Saturday that 55 year old Steven Dover was at an area residence. Dover has two warrants out of Butler County, one for dangerous drugs and the other for 2nd degree burglary.

An officer found Dover lying behind several bags of trash up against a residence. While searching Dover, the officer found a glass smoking pipe with residue, a baggie of a white crystal like substance, and a small amount of a green leafy substance.

The pipe and crystal like substance later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Dover was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges of possession of amphetamine, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


WAYNE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON RESISTING ARREST CHARGE A Wayne County man is facing a resisting arrest charge following a Saturday incident in Wappapello.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, a person called the department saying that a male subject had passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in his backyard.

When a deputy arrived he found the vehicle still running with 27 year old Brandon Tumbas, of Greenville, lying across the driver’s seat. After the deputy asked a few questions, Tumbas then locked the vehicle’s doors and refused to open them.

Tumbas surrendered after the deputy pulled his taser. He was taken into custody for resisting arrest. Tumbas also had two felony warrants for unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.


REPAIRS UNDERWAY ON ROUTE 60 IN BUTLER COUNTY The Missouri Department of Transportation says pavement repairs are underway for eastbound Route 60 in Butler County.

During the repairs, eastbound Route 60 is being reduced to one lane between Routes DD and 51. Work is scheduled to be done from 7:30 am to 3 pm both today and tomorrow.


PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE IN PEMISCOT COUNTY A Caruthersville man has died after being hit by a vehicle in Pemiscot County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Dustin Godair was struck by a vehicle near Hayti Monday night.

Godair was pronounced dead at the scene.






Poplar Bluff Police arrested a local man over the weekend on a marijuana charge.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, an officer was called to a residence on Saturday in reference to a subject cursing and yelling at a woman and her grandchildren.

When an officer contacted the suspect, 27 year old Jason Tidwell, the officer detected a very strong odor of cannabis. The officer searched Tidwell and found a substance that tested positive for the presence of marijuana.

Tidwell was placed under arrest for peace disturbance and possession of marijuana. Tidwell also had an active warrant out of Butler County for possession of a controlled substance.


BUTLER COUNTY RECEIVES RESULTS FROM STATE AUDIT Butler County has received a good rating from the Missouri State Auditor.

According to an audit released by Missouri State Auditor, Nicole Galloway, a good rating means the county is well managed; however some issues were cited in certain areas.

The audit says that the public administrator does not file annual settlements in a timely manner, the Board for the Care of the Handicapped does not adequately monitor payments to not-for-profit agencies, and access to the property tax system is not adequately restricted among other issues.

The full report is available online at auditor.mo.gov.


BRIDGE REPAIRS BEGIN THIS MORNING ON ROUTE B IN BUTLER COUNTY Route B in Butler County will be reduced to one lane beginning this morning so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.

The bridge is located between Old Route B and County Road 559.

Weather permitting, work will begin at 7 am this morning and end on Friday at 3 pm. MoDot officials say there will be automatic flaggers at the work zone overnight.