Thursday January 26, 2017

THREE INJURED IN WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTYThree people were injured, one seriously, in a wreck Wednesday evening in Stoddard County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that a vehicle, driven by 21 year old Austin Battles, of Bloomfield, reportedly failed to yield and struck another vehicle in the side. The wreck occurred in the Dudley area.

Battles was seriously injured in the wreck and taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital. A passenger in the second vehicle had moderate injuries, while the driver suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to an area hospital.


BUTLER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO HOST OPEN HOUSE TODAY Butler County Emergency Management officials have announced that an open house will be held today.

The event will begin at 10 am on the ground floor of the Butler-Ripley County Juvenile Justice Center.

Officials say the open house will be available until 2 pm.


PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS IN STODDARD COUNTY Route ZZ in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.

The work zone is located between County Roads 667 and 624.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 am to 3:30 pm, both today and tomorrow.


ARRESTS MADE FOLLOWING MULTIPLE VEHICLE PURSUITS IN SIKESTON A tip about possible criminal activity led to multiple vehicle pursuits in Sikeston.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officials received information about subjects at Lincoln Park that were possibly engaged in criminal activity.

Several officers responded and located two vehicles leaving the area. The two vehicles left in separate directions and immediately began fleeing from police.

One of the vehicles was chased into a cotton field and two men abandoned the car. They were apprehended after a short foot chase.

Two other offenders were taken into custody when their vehicle came to a stop in an area parking lot.

Sikeston officers reportedly located firearms, illegal narcotics, and cash. The names of the arrestees have not been released.


FEDERAL ARREST WARRANT EXECUTED IN PORTAGEVILLE Officials with multiple agencies were in Portageville on Tuesday to execute a federal arrest warrant.

Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams tells KWOC News that 36 year old Torry Saxton was arrested on a warrant for the charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking crimes.

The warrant stems from a traffic stop on January 2nd. During the investigation of the traffic stop, a firearm and approximately 1.1 pounds of marijuana were located inside the vehicle.

Officers searched Saxton’s residence and located an additional firearm and a large amount of currency.

The Portageville Police Department, New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, agents with the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were involved in executing the arrest warrant.


DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY Route MM in Dunklin County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a pipe beneath the roadway.

The work zone will be located between Route J and County Road 118

Work is scheduled to take place today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.