MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY FIREARM WARRANT
A Malden man was arrested yesterday in Butler County on a felony firearm warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old Martin German was taken into custody last night on a felony Wayne County warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm.
German was also arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance - hydrocodone and driving while revoked.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON FELONY WARRANT
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area woman on a felony warrant.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 58 year old Debra Raymer, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody shortly after 9:30 pm last night on a felony warrant out of Butler County on the original charge of sale of a controlled substance.
Following the arrest Raymer was held at the Butler County Jail.
MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO PEMISCOT COUNTY HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, a man is in custody in Pemiscot County in a homicide investigation.
According to authorities, 57 year old Dennis Green Sr. is facing charges including 1st degree murder and armed criminal action in connection to the death of his wife, 58 year old Debbie Jo Whitaker on Sunday.
Green turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday and is being held in the Pemiscot County Justice Center. No bond has been set.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JUDGE ONE OF THREE NOMINATED FOR MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS
A Southeast Missouri judge has been submitted to Missouri Governor Mike Parson possibly to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Judge Michael Gardner was one of three people nominated by the Appellate Judicial Commission for the seat that was vacated due to the retirement of Judge Lisa Van Amburg.
Gardner is currently the presiding judge of the 32nd Judicial Circuit which includes Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry counties.
The governor has 60 days to select one member of the panel to fill the vacancy. Should he fail to do so, the Missouri Constitution directs the commission to make the appointment.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES DETAILS ABOUT BRIDGE PROJECTS TO BEGIN NEXT SPRING
The Missouri Department of Transportation says plans are underway for upcoming bridge replacement projects in Pemiscot County.
MoDot officials tell KWOC News that the Route K project involves replacing the bridge over Lateral Ditch No. 9 near Hayti.
The Route HH project involves replacing the bridge over Drainage Ditch 84, near Peach Orchard.
The projects are expected to be let in March, with construction beginning as early as May. As construction is underway, Route K and Route HH will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridges. Each bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately eight to 12 weeks during construction, weather permitting.
Any person affected by the projects may request that a public hearing be held in regard to the proposed improvements. For more information, contact Project Manager Tim Pickett at (573) 472-9003.
DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS
Driver examination stations across Missouri will be closed for a couple of days because of the holidays.
Captain John Hotz with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that driver examination stations will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. The stations will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.
Normal operations will resume on the Wednesday following each holiday.