Friday January 15, 2016

MAN ARRESTED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS IN CONNECTION TO FATAL WRECKA Poplar Bluff man is facing a homicide charge in connection to fatal wreck.

According to authorities, 23 year old Bruce Stevens was arrested Thursday on a negligent homicide charge. The charge is in connection to a February 2015 fatal wreck near Pocahontas that resulted in the death of 81 year old Jim Austin, of Peach Orchard.

Stevens’s blood was tested after the wreck and he reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .082 as well as diazepam and cannabinoids in his blood.


PIEDMONT WOMAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST A Piedmont woman is facing a felony drug charge in connection to her arrest Thursday night in Wayne County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Amy Duncan was arrested shortly before 9 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Following her arrest, Duncan was held at the Wayne County Jail.


BATTLE OF BUTLER COUNTY SET FOR TONIGHT The 2016 Battle of Butler County game between the Twin Rivers Royals and Poplar Bluff Mules will tip off tonight at the Poplar Bluff High School and many are wondering how the ongoing construction will affect parking at the game.

We spoke with Poplar Bluff High School Principal Mike Kenney about the situation.


You can hear the action live tonight on Today’s Talk KWOC 93.3 FM and 930 AM as well as online at


WAPPAPELLO MAN FACING DRUG CHARGE Authorities say a Wappapello man has been taken into custody on a felony meth charge.

38 year old Curtis Myers was arrested Wednesday in Wayne County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.

Myers has also been charged with displaying the plates of another person, failure to register a motor vehicle, and no insurance.


SEVEN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH SEX OFFENDER LAWS Seven convicted sex offenders were taken into custody Wednesday in Scott County for failing to comply with Missouri sex offender laws.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says the arrests were made as a part of a roundup conducted Wednesday evening.

57 year old Johnny McAnulty of Miner, 63 year old Robert Guzman of Oran, 37 year old Kenneth Bramlett and 47 year old Robert Davis of Sikeston, 27 year old Andrew Johnson of Benton, and 30 year old James Kitchen and 52 year old Kevin Mason of Scott City were all arrested and charged with failure to register.

Walter says three individuals are still at large, 33 year old Calvin Scott, 38 year old James Triplett, and 30 year old Andrew Washington, all of Sikeston.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 573-545-3525.



POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HOST DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT Poplar Bluff Middle School will be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on January 23rd for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event will start at 10 am at the Poplar Bluff High School gym.

All teams must be coed and can have up to 10 players. The cost is $5 per person and anyone above 7th grade can participate. In addition, there will also be a best t-shirt design contest and a most creative team name contest.

Teams can register online at

100 percent of the proceeds will go to St. Jude. For more information, call Melanie Schalk at 785-5566.


AG EXPO TO OPEN AT 1 PM TODAY Multiple events are on the schedule for the opening day of Ag Expo at the Black River Coliseum.

Doors will open at the Coliseum at 1 pm and attendees can check out over 118 agriculture exhibits that will be at the event.

In addition there will also be the 4-H/FFA public speaking contest at 4 pm, the milking contest at 5:30 pm, and the duck calling and toy tractor pedal pull contest that will both start at 6 pm.

Educational events scheduled for Friday include the private applicator training at 2 pm, grain bin safety at 5 pm, and soil fertility for forage at 6:15 pm.

Admission to Ag Expo is $1 for adults. Youth and college students get in for free. For more information, call 686-8064.