TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO MULTIPLE VEHICLE THEFTS
Two Naylor residents are facing charges in connection to multiple vehicle thefts.
According to authorities, 38 year old Rhonda Huber and her son, 19 year old Kyle Burnett, were each arrested on charges including stealing a motor vehicle and tampering with a motor vehicle.
The two were allegedly involved in vehicle thefts last week in Neelyville and Poplar Bluff.
PIEDMONT MAN ARRESTED ON MANUFACTURING MARIJUANA CHARGE
Authorities in Wayne County have arrested a Piedmont man on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old David Harrison was taken into custody Tuesday night on a felony charge of manufacturing a controlled substance for marijuana.
Harrison is also facing a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge.
UNITED STATES SENATOR ROY BLUNT MAKES TOUR OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
One of Missouri’s United States Senators conducted a tour of Southeast Missouri yesterday just over two months ahead of the November election.
One of his stops was at Rice Trailers in Harviell. KWOC caught up with the Senator and asked him about his time in Poplar Bluff.
I’ve been coming to Poplar Bluff and Southeast Missouri a long time. I like it I think that the message of more jobs and less government is the right message for now, the right message for the future, certainly the right message for people listening to your radio station. You look at what's going to happen in world food demand, when you look at how well located we are to take advantage of that, Rice trailers providing the jobs they do for four dozen families makes a big difference, but the opportunity is out there where we're going to see a big part of the world economy double in a very short period of time. World food demands going to double in 35 or 40 years. Nobody's better positioned in that than we are and it's way beyond production and agriculture. It's that, it’s food processing, it’s food marketing, it’s transportation, it’s people needing more and better trailers, it's great opportunities to drive the economy and something that people have to have every single day.
Blunt is running for reelection this November against the Democratic challenger, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander.
ILLINOIS MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
An Illinois man was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck in Southeast Missouri.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59 year old William Smith, of Cairo, Illinois, was ejected from his motorcycle after he ran off the side of US 60/62 in Mississippi County.
He was later pronounced dead at a Sikeston Hospital.
ADVANCE TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA WARRANT
An Advance teenager has been taken into custody on a distribution warrant.
Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell us that the 17 year old male was arrested on a warrant for distribution of marijuana.
The teen’s bond was set at $20,000 and he remained in jail as of this morning.
SECRETARY OF STATE NOMINEE JAY ASCRAFT CAMPAIGNS IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Republican nominee for Missouri Secretary of State was campaigning Tuesday in Poplar Bluff.
While speaking with KWOC News, Jay Ashcroft said that visiting Southeast Missouri is important for anyone who is running for state office.
I love coming down to Southeast Missouri and Poplar Bluff and I think it's important for anybody that's running Statewide to go over the entire State. Last year I campaigned in every county in the state I'd love to do that again before the general election, because public service is a privilege bestowed by the people and if you can't take the time to go out and meet the people you certainly don't deserve it. We call this our election Integrity tour because we thought it was too long to say Jay Ashcroft’s Missouri Secretary of State election integrity and jobs tour, but those are the two big things. Election Integrity to make sure that people's votes count and it's the will of the people made known on Election Day. Making sure we don't have fraud in voting or misleading ballot language and then it's jobs and creating Economic Opportunity and getting the state out of the way to allow people to be the best that they can be. If we work together to elect individuals that understand that the role of government is to secure and promote individual freedom and liberty then we will have a much better state. We’ll have greater opportunity both for ourselves our children and their generation and that's what government should all be about.
Ashcroft will challenge Democrat Robin Smith for the Missouri Secretary of State position in the November General Election.