ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING WOMAN
An Endangered Silver Advisory has been issued for a woman missing out of Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 66 year old Bonnie Kay White was last seen at her residence in Naylor on April 11th, but has not been located since and is without necessary medication and oxygen. Officials say White has been diagnosed with onset dementia and emphysema.
She is described as a white female, weighing 140 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on White’s whereabouts is asked to call the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department at 573-996-5555 or contact your local law enforcement agency.
NEELYVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TWO VEHICLE WRECK
A Neelyville man was injured in a two vehicle wreck Monday evening in Butler County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 79 year old James Tubb pulled into the path of a vehicle on County Road 488, around four miles south of Poplar Bluff.
Tubb suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital. No injuries were listed for the driver of the other vehicle.
MAN FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING FIRE IN PUXICO
Authorities are investigating a fatal fire in Puxico.
49 year old Robert Wallace was found dead following a fire at a residence on Sunday.
No cause for the fire has been released and an autopsy is set to be conducted on Wednesday.
ONE INJURED, TWO IN CUSTODY, FOLLOWING SHOOTING IN SCOTT COUNTY
One person is in stable, but serious condition, following a shooting in Scott County.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 4 am Monday, the Sheriffs’ Office received a report of a male subject walking on State Highway HH with a gunshot wound.
Officers made contact with the victim, identified as Matthew Williams, of Sikeston, who stated that he had been shot numerous times while at a residence in rural Scott County. Williams was taken to a local hospital, and later transported to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment.
Two persons of interest in the shooting, Dylan Nobles and Ronald Langley, both from the Sikeston area, have been taken into custody.
STATE OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING ILLEGAL POACHING CASE IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating an illegal poaching case in Southeast Missouri.
According to the Department of Conservation, Hayti Fire Department personnel reported illegal poaching activity to a Conservation Agent last Thursday after discovering a dump site of dead turtles while fighting a wildfire.
The agent determined the large pile of turtles included 161 red-eared sliders and two snapping turtles.
Conservation officials are asking for the public’s help in the investigation. Information about the incident can be shared anonymously through the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-392-1111. Information leading to an arrest may lead to an award of up to $1,000.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT
Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of their unused or expired medication this weekend.
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is one of several area organizations that will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Participants must simply bring their medications to the Police Department for disposal. They cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps, only pills and patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
For more information, or to find a collection site near you, go to www.dea.gov.
NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT
Route 153 in New Madrid County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway.
The section of roadway to be closed is located from Route 62 to County Road 340.
Work is scheduled to take place today from 7 am to 4:30 pm.