Thursday December 31, 2015

MULTIPLE ROADS STILL FLOODED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURIEven though some river levels are starting to go down following the weekend storms, officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say there are many roads still covered with water.

Flooded roads have been reported in numerous counties including Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Ripley, Stoddard, and Wayne.

Drivers should remember to never drive through water covered roads as even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a vehicle off the roadway.

To find out if any roads in your area are still flooded, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map at


ARREST MADE IN SIKESTON HOMICIDE Authorities in Sikeston say an arrest has been made in connection to the homicide of an area teenager earlier this week.

Captain Michael Williams with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that the teen was shot Tuesday evening and later died at an area hospital.

An investigation led to arrest of 17 year old Tiarrius Gant, of Sikeston, he was arrested Wednesday morning in the St. Louis area.

Gant is charged with 2nd degree murder, armed criminal action, felony murder, and discharging a weapon from a motor-vehicle.

His bond is set at $100,000 cash only.


CHARLESTON MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANT IN STODDARD COUNTY A Charleston man is facing a drug charge in connection to his arrest in Stoddard County.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Corey Faust was taken into custody on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance.

Faust’s bond was set at $35,000 cash.


FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT FISK Another flood warning has been issued for a river in Southeast Missouri as fallout from the past weekend’s storms continues.

The National Weather Service says the a flood warning will be in effect for the St. Francis River at Fisk beginning late Friday night and continuing until further notice.

The river is forecast to rise above the flood stage of 20 feet by early Saturday morning and continue to rise to near 21 feet by Saturday evening.

The NWS says minor flooding is forecast to develop on Saturday and continue into next week.

A flood warning is also still in effect for Current River near Doniphan until this afternoon.


HIGHWAY PATROL REMINDS MOTORISTS TO DRIVE SAFELY TONIGHT WHILE CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR The New Year is upon us and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone who is planning to get out and celebrate tonight to drive safely.

According to the Highway Patrol, 11 people were killed last year during the New Year’s holiday counting period. There were a total of 1,378 traffic crashes which injured 504 people.

If you are driving to a New Year’s gathering, remember to buckle up and obey all traffic laws. If your plans include alcohol, remember to designate a sober driver or take a taxi.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR AG EXPO BEAUTY PAGEANT Registration is ongoing for the upcoming Ag Expo Beauty Pageant.

The pageant will be held on Saturday, January 16th at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff. There will be age divisions available for girls up to 20 years old and pageant wear is requested for girls 2 years and older.

Pre-registration is open for $30 with the cost being higher for those who register at the door. To register, or for more information, call 686-8064.