Thursday February 23, 2017

MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT DRIVING OVER 115 MILES PER HOUR IN WAYNE COUNTYAn Illinois man has been taken into custody in Wayne County after he was allegedly caught driving over 115 miles per hour.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Terell Rogers, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of speeding – 116 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone, along with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.

Following the arrest, Rogers was transported to the Wayne County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN The Poplar Bluff Police Department has announced that it will be participating in a nationwide substance-impaired driving crackdown next month.

The St Patrick’s Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown will run from March 16th to March 19th. Officers will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown, and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

More information is available online at


SHOULDER REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY ON ROUTE 51 IN BUTLER COUNTY Route 51 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs.

According to MoDot, the section of Route 51 to be reduced is located from Route 53 to County Road 224.

Work is scheduled to take place today from 7 am to 4 pm.


MORLEY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND WEAPON CHARGES A search warrant has led to the arrest of a Morley man on multiple felony charges.

Scott County Sheriff Wes Drury tells KWOC News that deputies executed the search warrant Tuesday at an area residence.

Inside the residence authorities found over 50 grams of a white, rock like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. They also found three loaded pistols.

63 year old Kenneth Boley was arrested and has been charged with felony 2nd degree trafficking drugs, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Boley was transported to the Scott County Jail and his bond has been set at $35,000.


SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a selective traffic enforcement program operation tomorrow.

The enforcement operation will be held on all roadways within Troop E in Southeast Missouri.

Captain Jeffrey Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E, tells KWOC News that the goal of the operation is to detect hazardous moving, speed, and other violations that contribute to traffic crashes. Troopers will also be aggressively enforcing the seat belt and child restraint laws.

Vitale added that enforcement programs such as this will be ongoing in the Troop E area this year in an effort to reduce traffic crashes.


JOHN J. PERSHING VA MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST EVENT TODAY CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH An event celebrating Black History Month has been scheduled for today at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.

The art gallery and jazz festival will begin at noon today in the main lobby of the Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

Visitors will be able to view African American art as well as listen to jazz, blues, and gospel music.

The event is scheduled to run until 3 pm.


OUTDOORSMEN WITH A MISSION TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER THIS WEEKND Outdoorsmen with a mission will be hosting the 2nd Annual Wild Game Dinner this weekend in Poplar Bluff.

The event is scheduled for 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, at the American Legion on Kanell Boulevard.

In addition to the dinner, there will also be raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are available for $12 for singles and $20 for couples. For more information, call 573-712-6606.