Wednesday December 23, 2015


A Butler County teenager who was injured Monday in an accidental shooting is in stable condition.

17 year old Kaitlyn Pullam was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after she was shot at an area residence.

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 Pullam.


SIX INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK Six people were injured Tuesday evening in a single vehicle wreck in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 41 year old Nicole Wright, of Broseley, ran off the side of a County Road and overturned.

Wright, along with five passengers, suffered minor injuries and were taken by EMS to a Poplar Bluff hospital.


ADVANCE MAN FACING METH CHARGE An Advance man was arrested Tuesday evening in Wayne County on a felony meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Wendell Caldwell is facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Caldwell is also charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.


DAMAGING WINDS, LARGE HAIL, AND TORNADOS POSSIBLE WITH STORM SYSTEM TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TODAY The treat of severe weather is in the forecast again today and weather officials say tornados are a possibility with the incoming storm cell.

According to a hazardous weather outlook provided by the National Weather Service, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop over southeast Missouri this afternoon.

These storms could possibly bring damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes with them as they cross the area.

We will be following the storms here in the River Radio 24 hour weather center and will bring you updates as soon as they are available.


WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP IN CLAY COUNTY A Jonesboro woman is facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop in Clay County.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells KWOC News that a deputy stopped a vehicle Monday after receiving information the vehicle could possibly contain drugs.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and prescription drugs. The driver, 30 year old Alicia Gibbs, also had methamphetamine on her person which she handed over to the deputy.

Gibbs was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.


TWO SIKESTON RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO PAWN SHOP BURGLARY Authorities in Sikeston say two area residents have been taken into custody in connection to a recent burglary.

Captain James McMillen tells KWOC News that officers responded to a burglar alarm at around 1 am Monday at an area pawn shop. The owner of the business had learned that five different firearms were stolen from the business, one military style rifle and four handguns.

While later speaking with 22 year old Latravious Simmons, the man allegedly attempted to flee. He was arrested after a pursuit.

Two of the stolen guns were then found at Simmons’ residence.

Officers were then led to another subject identified as 24 year old Shamodre Newsom. Newson was in possession of three of the weapons.

Simmons is facing charges of 2nd degree burglary, 5 counts of stealing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and felony resisting by flight.

Newson was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE LOOKING FOR PERSON IN CONNECTION TO STOLEN CREDIT CARD Authorities in Poplar Bluff are searching for a person in connection to a reported stolen credit card.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police department, a complaint was made Tuesday that a purse was stolen from a vehicle parked on Tennessee Street. A credit card in the purse was later used at a Poplar Bluff business.

A picture of the person who allegedly used the credit card is available on our Facebook page. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Captain JR Keirsey at 573-785-5776.


MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REMINDS MOTORISTS TO DRIVE SAFE OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely over the Christmas holiday.

Remember to check your vehicle before you travel to ensure that it is in good working condition. Make sure you are well rested before driving to your destination, no matter how short the distance.

According to the Highway Patrol, last year over the Christmas holiday, there were 1,159 traffic crashes during the 102-hour counting period. In those crashes, 14 people were killed and another 388 were injured.

If you face a traffic emergency, you can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.

Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash, witness a crash or crime, or observe a stranded motorist in need of assistance, or other traffic emergencies.