Monday December 21, 2015

TWO KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION NEAR CAMPBELLTwo Lake Wappapello residents are dead following an weekend collision in Dunkin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at around 1:35 am Saturday morning near Campbell.

A vehicle driven by 26 year old Cory Thompson, of Campbell, reportedly crossed the center line of Highway 53 and struck a second vehicle head on.

Two people in the second vehicle, 52 year old Jimmy Harrison and 45 year old Billy Faucett, were pronounced dead at the scene. Thompson suffered moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital.


SIKESTON AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT FOLLOWING WEEKEND HOMICIDE Officials with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are searching for a suspect in connection to a weekend homicide.

According to Captain James McMillen, officers found 35 year old Samuel Sanders the third lying in the roadway in front of a liquor store Saturday afternoon. McMillen says Sanders had been shot in the chest.

During an investigation, officials learned Sanders had been involved in a physical altercation with 33 year old Antoine Harris-Applewhite at the liquor store that allegedly escalated to the shooting.

Applewhite has been charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

McMillen says Applewhite should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.


BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS NEW SUPERINTENDENT FOR POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS The Poplar Bluff R-1 Board of Education has chosen who will succeed Chris Hon as superintendent of Poplar Bluff Schools.

The Board hired Scott Dill last week. Dill has served as superintendent of Houston Schools in Missouri since 2012. Prior to that, Dill had served as a middle school principal and library media specialist.

Dill will take over for Hon on July 1st of next year.


SIKESTON TEENAGER IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING SHOOTING Authorities in Sikeston are investigating a weekend shooting that has left a Sikeston teenager in critical condition.

According to Sikeston DPS, the 16 year old was shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning.

The teen told police he was shot in the street in front of a house after being confronted by two unknown subjects. The teen said the two men were wearing masks and were trying to rob him. He resisted and was shot in the stomach by one of the men.

The teen was flown to a St. Louis hospital in critical condition.

Anyone who has information about the investigation can contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.


DONIPHAN WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING REPORT OF A KNIFE ATTACK A Doniphan woman has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged knife attack.

Deputy Chief Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that an officer arrested 29 year old Sara Mcfall after receiving a report that Mcfall had charged a woman with a knife and chased her around a car.

An officer made contact with Mcfall and found her in possession of two knives, an approximately 15 inch metal pipe, and a .22LR bullet.

Trout says Mcfall is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm or firearm ammunition.

She was lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on charges including 2nd degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action.


POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL TO MEET TONIGHT The Poplar Bluff City Council will be holding a regular meeting tonight beginning at 7 pm.

Items on the agenda include reviewing bids for the HeRO Grant project, discussing appointments to each of the Oak Grove, Poplar Bluff, and Cripple Creek Transportation Development Districts, as well as taking action on various budget ordinances.

The full agenda is available online at


CLARKTON MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES Authorities in Stoddard County say a Clarkton man was recently taken into custody on multiple charges.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 43 year old Timothy Ray Laws was arrested for burglary and theft.

Laws’ bond was set at $12,500, cash only.