Friday February 26, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE FIND APPROXIMATELY NINE POUNDS OF SUSPECTED MARIJUANA IN CALIFORNIA MAN’S VEHICLEPolice say a California man is in custody in connection to the discovery of approximately nine pounds of suspected marijuana.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley spoke with KWOC News about the arrest.



SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK LEAVES ADVANCE MAN WITH SERIOUS INJURIES An Advance man suffered serious injuries Wednesday night in a single vehicle wreck in Stoddard County.

Officials with the Highway Patrol tell us that 25 year old Joshua Duncan had swerved to miss an animal on Route O before his vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment, and overturned.

Duncan, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.


DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG WARRANT A Dexter man has been taken into custody on a drug warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 25 year old Dustin Scott Mitchell was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

As of this morning, Mitchell remained in jail on a $35,000 bond.


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

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

All teams will be coed and can have up to 10 players. There will also be a best t-shirt design contest and a most creative team name contest.

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


SMOKE DETECTOR INSTILLATION CAMPAIGN EVENT TO BE HELD ON MONDAY Preparations are under way here at River Radio for the upcoming Smoke Detector Instillation Campaign.

Area residents will be able to call in on Monday to set up an appointment to get a smoke detector installed in their residence.

We spoke with Sara Gerau from the American Red Cross about the event.


The event will run from 7 am to 11 am and you can hear it live here on Today’s Talk 93.3 FM and 930 AM KWOC.

Anyone who cannot make a call during that time period can go online to (GET A SMOKE ALARM DOT ORG) to set up an instillation.


MULTIPLE METH ARRESTS MADE WEDNESDAY IN GREENE COUNTY Authorities in Greene County say multiple meth related arrests were made on Wednesday.

According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, Dennis Huffins and Bailey Bowling were both taken into custody late Wednesday in separate arrests.

Carter says both people were arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamine with purpose to deliver.


11TH ANNUAL MASON-DIXON CHILI SOCIETY CHILI COOK OFF SET FOR THIS WEEKEND Many area cooks will be meeting this weekend at the Black River Coliseum to see who can make the best chili.

The 11th Annual Mason-Dixon Chili Society Chili Cook Off is scheduled for 11 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Coliseum.

Proceeds from the event will go to the United Gospel Rescue Mission. For more information, contact Sandy Wood at 573-778-8157.


POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MOCK SHARK TANK Poplar Bluff middle school students recently presented some of their innovative ideas during a mock ‘Shark Tank.’

Students went before a panel of judges with inventions including a baseball fetcher, Wi-Fi enhancer, shoe-tying device, singing voice corrector, vital organ preserver and scented T-shirt for when deodorant application is forgotten.

Students started the cross-curricular project-based learning assignment last month by studying famous inventors and the impact their innovations had on society. They then thought up inventions to resolve inconveniences in their own lives, and made commercials to sell the products to their classmates.

Finally, Sixth Grade Science Teacher Cody Young selected the top six groups to participate in the ‘Shark Tank,’ which was modeled after the popular reality series.