Thursday August 4, 2016

IDENTITY RELEASED OF MAN ARRESTED IN KENNETT SHOOTINGAuthorities in Kennett have released the identity of a suspect who was arrested in connection to a shooting earlier this week.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers found 27 year old Isaac Lee Jefferson, of Kennett, shot and lying in front of a residence Tuesday evening. Jefferson was pronounced dead a short time later.

While officers were at the scene, 27 year old, Demetrius Jamal Woods, of Kennett, entered the Kennett Police Department and identified himself as the shooter of Jefferson.

Woods was arrested for investigation of 2nd degree homicide.

Officials say that there apparently was an ongoing dispute between the two over numerous reasons.

Investigators believe that there are witnesses to the shooting that have yet to speak with Police and are asking anyone with information to contact the Kennett Police Department at 888-4622.


FISK WOMAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL FOLLOWING BUTLER COUNTY WRECK A Fisk woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday night following a Butler County wreck.

According to officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly before 11 pm on Missouri Highway 51 at County Road 639.

A vehicle driven by 42 year old Michelle Kelm reportedly failed to yield and was struck by a second vehicle. Kelm was seriously injured in the wreck and flown via Air Evac to Regional One in Memphis, Tennessee.

The driver of the second vehicle received moderate injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.


TWO CANDIDATES END UP WITH SAME AMOUNT OF VOTES RIPELY COUNTY PRIMARY One of the primary races in Ripley County was so tight on Tuesday that it’s not over yet.

The primary for the Republican nomination for Western Associate Commission between Andy Towell and Jerry Kelly ended in a deadlocked tie, with both candidates getting 475 votes.

In the case of a tied primary, Missouri statues say that a special primary election can be held or the winner can be picked by drawing of lots if both candidates agree to it.


PIEDMONT MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK Two Piedmont residents were injured, one seriously, in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday night in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Route 34 when a vehicle driven by 71 year old Jon Hartley ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Hartley received serious injuries in the wreck, while a passenger in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries.

Both were taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.


MAN FOUND WITH WALKING CANE FILLED WITH METH DURING PAROLE VISIT A man in Northeast Arkansas has been taken into custody after he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine during a parole visit.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells us that Scott Callahan was arrested when he showed up at his parole visit with a walking cane filled with measured out baggies of crystal methamphetamine.

Callahan was taken to the Greene County Detention Center on a charge of possession of crystal methamphetamine with purpose to deliver.


ENROLLMENT TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK FOR POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL New middle school students in Poplar Bluff will get to enroll for school next week.

Poplar Bluff Middle School will be taking new enrollments for grades 4, 5, and 6 on August 9th, 10th, and 11th. Enrollment will be held at the Mules Cafe from 9 am to 2 pm.

The enrolment is for students who are new to Poplar Bluff schools, if your child attended one of the elementary buildings last year you do not need to enroll.


THREE BLOOD DRIVES SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH IN POPLAR BLUFF Officials with the American Red Cross tell us that multiple blood drives have been scheduled for this month in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Red Cross, blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply.

Area residents will have the opportunity to give blood on August 18th at the Black River Regional Medical Center.

Additional blood drives will also be held on August 19th and 20th at First United Methodist Church.

Multiple other blood drives will be held throughout the month in Southeast Missouri. You can find a donation place close to you at