INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN CONNECTION TO RIPLEY COUNTY WOMAN’S DEATH
An investigation is underway in connection to the death of a woman in Ripley County.
According to authorities, Dorthy Ludwig was found lying near her home on Saturday. She was taken to an area hospital and later passed away from injuries she had received.
An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Tuesday.
PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ORDER IN EFFECT FOR SOME DONIPHAN RESIDENTS
Some Doniphan residents are being advised to boil their water for the time being.
According to the Doniphan Police Department, a precautionary boil water notice is in effect for residents in the Sunny Acres Subdivision from Mabel Street east to the city limits and Barbara Street south to Thompson Drive.
Officials say the order is in effect until further notice.
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY
The deadline is here for those who want to vote in the upcoming primary election.
Today is the last day to register to vote in the primary, which will be held on August 2nd.
Eligible Missourians can register to vote online as well as in person at their local election authority’s office, any Department of Motor Vehicles office, or state agency that provides services to the public.
For more information, go online to www.GoVoteMissouri.com.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HIT BY 3.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE
The fourth of July brought more than just fireworks to Southeast Missouri.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was measured at 11:53 pm Monday night. The quake was located just over three miles southwest of Caruthersville and 20 miles southeast of Kennett.
The USGS says the earthquake had a depth of 5.7 miles.
HEAT INDEX EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 100 DEGREES TODAY FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Chances of showers and thunderstorms might not be the only weather related problems we have this week in Southeast Missouri.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, the heat index could get around 100 degrees this afternoon.
On Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service says afternoon heat indices may reach or exceed the advisory threshold of 105 degrees at some locations.
If you would like information about cooling centers available in Butler County, contact the Butler County Health Department at 573-785-8478.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF STODDARD COUNTY HAS BEEN LIFTED
An over a week long boil water advisory is now over in Stoddard County.
System Operator Joe Pulliam tells us that the advisory for Public Water District Number Three of Stoddard County has been lifted.
Pulliam says that the advisory had been in effect due to a water main break.
DEADLINE COMING UP FOR SWIMMING LESSONS IN POPLAR BLUFF
The deadline is coming up to register for swimming lessons at R.W. Huntington Municipal Pool in Poplar Bluff.
According to Aquatics Supervisor Heather Tuggle, the deadline to register for Session 2 will be Friday, July 8th. Session two will be held from July 11th to July 21st.
Session three will be held from July 25th through August 4th and its registration deadline is July 22nd.
The registration fee is $15 and forms are available at the Parks Department office on North Second Street and online at PoplarBluff-MO.gov.
NINE ARRESTS MADE DURING SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT IN BUTLER COUNTY
Over 220 vehicles were stopped in Butler County on Saturday during a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Captain Jeffrey Vitale tells us that nine arrests were made during the four hour operation, five felony drug arrests and four driving while intoxicated arrests.
Troopers also issued 40 warnings and 16 summonses during the checkpoint.