WRECK NEAR PORTAGEVILLE LEAVES ONE DEAD
One person has died following a single vehicle wreck near Portageville.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 74 year old Michael Clark, of Sikeston, was driving a vehicle that overturned after running off of a Pemiscot County outer road.
The wreck occurred shortly after 5 pm Wednesday, three miles south of Portageville.
Clark was pronounced dead at the scene by Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall.
MISSING BLOOMFIELD TEENAGER FOUND
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, authorities in Bloomfield say that a missing teenager has been found.
According to the Bloomfield Department of Public Safety, 16 year old Alexendria Lusk had last been seen at 2 am Tuesday and was reported missing at 9:30 am that morning.
Few details have been released, but according to a post on the Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, Lusk has been located and is safe.
MALDEN GREEN WAVE WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Malden Green Wave baseball team is state champions.
The Green Wave defeated the Strafford Indians 9-8 Wednesday in the Class 3 State Final in O’Fallon. Malden jumped out to 1-0 lead in the 1st inning before adding three runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth innings.
Stafford got within one run after six innings and got two runners on in the seventh before being retired.
Oran will be the next team to play for a state championship after their 7-1 win over Green City yesterday in the Class 1 Semifinals. The Eagles will play the St. Elizabeth Hornets this afternoon for the Championship. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 pm.
TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN RIPLEY COUNTY WRECK
A Doniphan teenager was seriously injured in a wreck early Wednesday morning in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Erin Casteel was driving on US Highway 160 at around 2:30 am Wednesday when her vehicle ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and a culvert, and then overturned.
Casteel suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
WAPPAPELLO PAIR WINS ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM SCRATCHERS TICKET
Two Wappapello residents will be enjoying a vacation to Jamaica after winning big with a Missouri Lottery scratchers ticket.
On May 16th, John Hulley and Sheri Stone, of Wappapello, went to their local Food Rite for a bag of ice, and on the way out, they decided to buy some scratchers tickets.
They each took a few to scratch when they got home, but Stone would be the one to uncover the $1 million top prize on a “$1,000,000 Fortune” Scratchers ticket.
Hulley and Stone say they are planning to use some of the prize money to pay off medical bills. They also plan to relax and take a vacation to Jamaica.
ROY BLUNT WAS IN POPLAR BLUFF WEDNESDAY TO SPEAK WITH LOCAL LEADERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS
A United States Senator was in Poplar Bluff yesterday to highlight tax reform.
United States Senator Roy Blunt met with small business owners, local leaders, and entrepreneurs Wednesday afternoon at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Airport.
The meeting was to highlight benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed last December.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route 53 in Dunklin and Butler Counties will be reduced to one lane today so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can perform bridge repairs.
The repairs will be located at the bridge over Saint Francis River between Route CC and Route J.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled for 8 am to 4 pm today.
OVER WEEK LONG REPAIR PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route C in Dunklin County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction for over a week as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway affected is located from Route N to Route P.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, June 8th from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm daily.