Tuesday December 22, 2015

SIX MONTH OLD BUTLER COUNTY CHILD DIES AFTER BEING FOUND NOT BREATHINGA Butler County infant has died after being found not breathing.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that deputies responded with EMS personnel to a residence on Monday in reference to a six-month-old child who was not breathing.

The infant was taken to an area emergency room where he later died. Dobbs says that an autopsy will be performed, however no foul play is suspected.


PIEDMONT TEEN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE A Piedmont teenager is facing multiple drug related charges following his arrest Monday afternoon in Wayne County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 19 year old Greg Townsend was arrested on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Townsend is also facing charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


WEATHER SYSTEM TO BRING POTENTIAL SEVERE STORMS INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY Some potentially severe weather could be entering Southeast Missouri on Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, there is potential for a few severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening with the main concern being damaging winds and large hail. Officials say a tornado cannot be ruled out as well.

More thunderstorms are forecast for the weekend where we could see heavy rainfall.


BUTLER COUNTY TEENAGER AIRLIFTED TO ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SHOOTING A Butler County teenager was injured Monday in a shooting incident.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that a teenager girl was shot in the facial area at a residence on Monday.

Dobbs says that witnesses at the scene told authorities that another person in the residence was attempting to unload a black powder rifle when it discharged and went through a wall, striking the victim.

The girl was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment.


SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN SIKESTON HOMICIDE CASE Authorities in Sikeston say a homicide suspect is in custody.

33 year old Antoine Harris-Applewhite was wanted in connection to the weekend shooting death of 35 year old Samuel Sanders.

Sanders had been involved in a physical altercation with Applewhite on Saturday that allegedly escalated to the shooting.

Applewhite turned himself in Monday evening and is facing charges of 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held on a $500,000 cash only bond.


MARBLE HILL MAN CHARGED WITH TERRORISTIC THREATENING IN CONNECTION TO BOLLINGER COUNTY SCHOOL LOCKDOWN A Marble Hill man is facing a terroristic threatening charge following a lockdown at Bollinger County schools last week.

According to Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell, 46 year old Freddie Johnson allegedly called the Bollinger County Library and said he wanted to give a warning that his nephew was going to shoot up a school. The threat was later deemed to be a hoax.

Johnson was arrested and charged with making a terrorist threat. His bond was set at $100,000, cash only.