Tuesday July 19, 2016

ONE IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO WEEKEND STABBING IN POPLAR BLUFFA man received non-life threatening injuries during a stabbing incident Saturday night.

Deputy Chief Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that a suspect has been taken into custody.


On Saturday evening at 11:30 officers responded to the 900 block of Maud Street in reference to a subject having been stabbed. While en route officers Zach Tubb was flagged down by a subject on a bicycle and said someone had attempted to rob him. Communications advised this was the suspect in the stabbing. The suspect was identified as 40 year old Timothy Wayne Williams and he made a spontaneous utterance that it was self-defense. The knife was located on the sidewalk next to his bicycle and he proceeded to tell that he had loaned money to the victim earlier in the day and the victim had been in contact with him stating if he would buy online pharmacy methamphetamine for him they would call the loan even. The victim was later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Timothy Williams was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.

Information on the full extent of the victim’s injuries was not available.


IDENTITY RELEASED OF PERSON KILLED IN KENNETT SHOOTING Authorities have released the identity of a man killed over the weekend during a shooting in Kennett.

According to authorities, Shane McCormack was shot during the incident on Sunday. He was taken to an area hospital where he later passed away.

Police have arrested Kenneth Bowles in connection to the incident. Bowles and McCormack had allegedly been involved in an altercation prior to the shooting.

The Kennett Police Department says the investigation has been turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control due to a conflict of interest with employees of the City of Kennett.


BRIDGE REPAIRS COULD PROMPT DELAYS ON MISSOURI ROUTE 142 IN BUTLER COUNTY Route 142 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge repairs.

The bridge set for repairs is located between County Road 275 and Route HH.

Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Thursday, from 7 am to 4 pm daily.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED ROBBERY Poplar Bluff police are investigating an alleged robbery that left one woman in a coma for several days.

KWOC News spoke with Captain Dave Sutton with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the investigation.


On Sunday afternoon at around 3:30 pm, the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a robbery complaint at the front desk of the police department. Rickie Holloway reported that on July 3rd they found his mother in law, Etta Stockman, disoriented inside her residence in St. Francis, Arkansas, and they took her to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Stockman had broken ribs and bruises and slipped into a coma for several days. When she woke, Stockman said she sustained the injuries when two Hispanic males assaulted her and stole her purse in front of Goody's Clothing Store on the afternoon of Thursday, June 30th. No suspects have been identified and the investigation continues. Anyone with information related to this is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN HIS VEHICLE STRIKES A BRIDGE IN WAYNE COUNTY A Poplar Bluff man suffered serious injuries Monday after his vehicle struck a bridge in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 26 year old Brian Tumbas, ran off the side of Missouri Highway 49, struck a bridge end, and overturned.

Following the wreck, Tumbas was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.


HEAT WAVE CONTINUES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Temperatures are reaching dangerous levels in Southeast Missouri and weather officials say there is more to come.

We spoke with Rick Shanklin with the National Weather Service about what we you can expect to see this week.


We are entering into the most prominent Heatwave so far this year across our region. Expected heat indices this week basically in this area to average 105 or greater. For that reason we have a heat advisory that’s in effect and we expect more heat advisories to be issued throughout the course of the week and it’s not out of the question that we could even have an excessive heat warning issued for our region as a result of this persistent Heat Wave across our region. Really not much change all week in the heat and humidity, perhaps a small chance of thunderstorms a couple days this week. Areas to the east of here might see a little bit of a reprieve from the heat on Wednesday but most of us I think are going to see virtually no relief whatsoever throughout the course of the entire week. During all this heat it is extremely important to heed the advice that is provided and that is to not over expose yourself to the heat especially during the heat of the day. Wear lightweight light color clothing, take plenty of breaks, drink plenty of water, plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. And especially when it comes to vehicles one of the concerns we really have is individuals being left in a vehicle. We always say look before you lock that car be sure you haven’t left a pet and certainly not a small child in the vehicle. We lose about 40 children each year in the United States from them being left in vehicles.

The Butler County Health Department says that cooling centers are available in Butler County. To find your nearest cooling center, contact the Butler County Health Department at 573-785-8478.