Wednesday June 29, 2016

SIKESTON POLICE ASK FOR HELP IN LOCATING MISSING MANAuthorities in Sikeston are searching for a Kansas man who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells us that police were contacted for a well being check Tuesday morning after staff at the Days Inn Hotel discovered that a man had not checked out on time and his property was still in the room.

The missing man has been identified as 66 year old Larry Weaver of Pittsburg, Kansas. Weaver had been traveling on his Black 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle, which is also missing.

McMillen says police are unsure if Mr. Weaver had some sort of medical event, an unobserved motorcycle wreck, or is possibly a victim of foul play.

Weaver is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds. His motorcycle has Kansas license plates: “36A0Y” and hard saddle bags.

Anyone who has information on Weaver’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471- 4711.


KENNETT MAN FACING CHARGES OF 1ST DEGREE MURDER A Kennett man is now facing upgraded charges in connection to an incident earlier this month.

According to Missouri Case Net, William Joshua Carter has been charged with two counts of 1st degree murder.

Carter allegedly purposely struck Aaron Campbell and Heather Hampton Carter with his vehicle on June 17th. Both victims died from injuries they received in the incident.


PAVEMENT REPAIRS UNDERWAY IN STODDARD COUNTY Pavement repairs are underway in Stoddard County.

Route AC in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform the repairs.

The work zone is located from Route 25 to County Road 237.

Weather permitting, work will take place through Thursday, July 7th from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


SEVENTEEN ARRESTS MADE DURING STREET CRIMES TASK FORCE Authorities from multiple area agencies participated in a Street Crimes Task Force last week in Sikeston and Charleston.

The project was held on June 24th to help address drug and gang activities. The Task Force included police from Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, among other agencies.

In total there were 60 vehicle stops which led to 17 arrests and 39 citations issued. During the detail police also seized 12.5 grams of marijuana, five grams of methamphetamine, and miscellaneous methamphetamine paraphernalia.


CAMPBELL WOMAN ARRESTED ON METHAMPHETAMINE WARRANT A Campbell woman has been taken into custody on a warrant out of Dunklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Rebekah Smith was arrested Tuesday evening in Wayne County on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Smith is also facing charges of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


DANCE CONTEST FILIMING TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF The Poplar Bluff community has been invited to participate in the filming of a dance video to try to win money for an area charity.

The Pink Glove Dance is a national video contest where healthcare entities and communities create 90 second videos and compete in an online voting contest.

The winner will receive $10,000 from Medline to donate to a cancer charity of their choosing. Poplar Bluff will be trying to win money for the United Cancer Assistance Network.

Community members are invited to join in on the filming of the video on Thursday, July 7th, from 6 to 8 pm at the Fred M. Morrow Stadium at the Poplar Bluff Jr. High School. Pink Gloves will be provided to attendees.


CREWS TO CLOSE WAYNE COUNTY ROAD FOR RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS Route 49 in Wayne County is closed today and tomorrow so railroad crews can perform railroad crossing repairs.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway to be closed is located from County Road 421 to County Road 423.

Officials say that work will be performed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.