Wednesday, January 4, 2017





DRIVER KILLED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY WRECK A Kennett woman has died in connection to a two vehicle wreck Tuesday morning in Dunklin County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 9:40 am on US 412 near Arbyrd.

A vehicle, driven by 36 year old Britany Shaver, reportedly crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a tractor trailer head on.

Shaver was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

  MOTHER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT POPLAR BLUFF HOSPITAL A mother has been taken into custody in connection to an incident over the weekend at a Poplar Bluff hospital.

According to authorities, a child was born who reportedly tested positive for heroin upon delivery. The next day, the child’s mother was reportedly found by a nurse passed out in a hospital bathroom along with a cut soda can that contained burn residue and an unknown liquid.

Misti Hill was arrested for possession of drugs, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hill’s husband, Brian Hill, is also facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

  OVER A POUND OF MARIJUANA FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP A man has been taken into custody following marijuana and a gun being found during a traffic stop.

According to authorities, officers in Portageville conducted the stop Monday and found over a pound of marijuana, as well as a pistol.

Officers arrested 36 year old Torry Sexton and he was transported to the Pemiscot County Jail.

  BLOOMFIELD MAN ARRESTED ON ALMOST 20 WARRANTS A Bloomfield man has been taken into custody on almost 20 warrants.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 39 year old Brian Harper, was recently arrested on 19 warrants for passing bad checks.

His total bond was set at $47,500 and he remained in jail as of this morning.

  DEXTER POLICE SAY THAT DWI ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN CAMPAIGN WAS A SUCCESS Police officials in Dexter are calling a holiday DWI enforcement crackdown a major success.

According to the Dexter Police Department, one felony substance-impaired driving arrest was made as well as eight citations issued during the enforcement period, which ran from December 15th through January 1st.

The Dexter Police Department was one of nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

  POPLAR BLUFF AND DEXTER AMONG EIGHT COMMUNITIES SELECTED TO RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS Eight communities in Southeast Missouri have been selected to receive part of $1.74 million in transportation alternative funds.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the communities chosen include Poplar Bluff and Dexter.

A selection committee comprised of representatives from local regional planning commissions and the metropolitan planning organization reviewed applications before making their recommendations.

The funds, which are set aside by Congress to be used specifically for transportation enhancements, allow communities to develop projects that improve the quality of a community and enhance the travel experience.

  DEXTER POLICE WARN RESIDENTS OF SPOOF CALLERS APPEARING AS CALLERS FROM DEXTER STREET DEPARTMENT Officials in Dexter are warning area residents to be cautious of spoof callers.

According to the Dexter Police Department, the spoof callers are using the phone number of the Dexter Street Department.

The Police Department says that there are computer programs used by criminals to reproduce real entities and phone numbers on a CallerID display, in order to trick would be victims into providing personal details, such as credit card information.

Officials say that the City of Dexter will never ask for any type of credit card information over the telephone. If you have a doubt about any call originating from any City of Dexter department, hang up the phone and call that department yourself to verify the authenticity of the phone calls.

  STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT Route AB in Stoddard County will be closed beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a culvert under the roadway.

The section of roadway is located from County Road 506 to County Road 551.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm daily.