Friday November 11, 2016

WOMAN ENTERS GUILTY PLEA ON 2ND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE  

A woman is set to be sentenced next month after pleading guilty on a murder charge.

According to authorities, Victoria Isaac, of Puxico, has pled guilty to a second degree murder charge in connection to the death of her husband, Chris Isaac, in 2013.

Victoria Isaac also pled guilty to a charge of armed criminal action.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR NON COMPLIANT SEX OFFENDER

 

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s help in locating a non compliant sex offender.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Dallas Wayne Harris is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Anyone who has information about Harris’s whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.

We have a picture of Harris available on the KWOC Facebook page.

 

HUNTERS REMINDED TO BE AWARE OF MISSOURI TELECHECK RULES

 

The firearms deer season is about to get underway and hunters are being reminded to stay aware of the Missouri Department of Conservation Telecheck rules.

According to New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney, Andrew Lawson, there is a common misconception that you have 24 hours after the harvest to check your deer. This caused numerous hunters to get ticketed last year.

Lawson says hunters have until 10 pm on the day of harvest to check their deer. If you shoot a deer, but cannot find it before 10 pm, you must contact the local conservation agent and let them know.

More information is available online at mdc.mo.gov.

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER WORKSHOP HELD THURSDAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

 

The National Weather Service held a Winter Weather Workshop Thursday at the Kay Porter Theater in Poplar Bluff.

KWOC News was at the workshop and caught up with NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Rick Shanklin.

RICK SHANKLIN:

 Thursday's conference was about several things, we talked about weather ready Nation, that's kind of an overall focus of the National Weather Service. How we're moving forward and that involves a lot of things like new technologies new ways of getting information out. We talked about our Network upgrade we're really excited about the new satellite that we have launching, hopefully the 19th of this month. That's when it's scheduled to launch. It’s called gozar. That will give us much more capability for any type of major weather event, whether it be snow, ice, tornadoes, and severe weather forecasting it's going to come into play in that. In the coming months you'll hear more about that as well. That's what we're looking at is a continuation of this above normal temperature pattern that we have been seeing. That certainly looks to be the case for the next month and in general we have that through the winter but we think it will kind of level out as we get into the heart of winter, and later in the winter to more normal temperatures and certainly more normal precipitation patterns. We are obviously in drought situations across our region. And we think that will gradually be alleviated as we get more robust systems developing. We're looking at one now here about a week and a half down the road we think could have some impacts on us. You know right now with the drought and all to a very important thing is fire danger. We need to be really cautious about that. I know there’s burn bans across some parts of the area already and that's really not going to improve until we have a significant rainfall and that's important but we will remind everybody to not let their guard down because we will have more active weather moving into our region whether it be severe weather or even in the coming weeks we could even see our first bout of wintry precipitation so stay informed and be ready and stay safe. We have those events that will come our way again.

 

TWO PERSONS OF INTEREST ARE BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO VANDALISM AT A POPLAR BLUFF BUSINESS

 

Two persons of interest are being sought in connection a reported vandalism at a Poplar Bluff business.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, officers were notified of the vandalism on Monday.

Officials have provided KWOC News with pictures of the two persons of interest, which are currently available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone who has information on the identities of the two people can contact Officer Woodruff at (573)785-5776.

 

WOMAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON WARRANT FOR DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

 

A woman is in custody this morning in Stoddard County on a distribution warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 24 year old Alexandra Burke, of Bragg City, was recently arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance.

Her bond was set at $75,000 cash and she remained in jail as of this morning.

The Sheriff’s Department says Burke also has charges out of Poplar Bluff but did not say what those charges were.

 

MULTIPLE EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR VETERANS DAY TODAY

 

There are multiple events scheduled for Veterans Day today in Southeast Missouri.

The annual Veterans Day Assembly will begin at 9 a.m. this morning at the E.T. Peters Gym at the Poplar Bluff Middle School. Veterans and their families may check in at the library beginning at 8:30, and will have special seating. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The Qulin Elementary and Middle School will also have their Veterans Day Assembly at 9:00 a.m. All veterans and community members are encouraged to attend the event at the Middle School Gymnasium.  The guest speaker will be retired Chief Warrant Officer Four Michael Gustin.

At 11 am, Oak Grove Elementary in Poplar Bluff will hold a school wide assembly, and veterans have been invited to come eat lunch with the students. Classrooms have also been collecting pennies this week to raise money for the Veterans Honor Tour.

A Ceremony will also be held in Poplar Bluff at 11 am at the Veterans’ Wall.

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will be holding its annual Veterans Day Program beginning at 1 pm. The Keynote Speaker for this year will be Colonel Stephen Elder.