RECTOR MAN KILLED IN CLAY COUNTY WRECK
A Rector man was killed in a single vehicle wreck over the weekend in Clay County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 57 year old Alberto Escandon-Martinez was driving on Highway 119, south of Rector, Saturday night when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck an embankment.
Officials say that Escandon-Martinez died in the wreck while a minor in the vehicle was injured and transported to a Memphis hospital.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING STABBING IN KENNETT
An investigation is ongoing in Kennett following a reported stabbing.
Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that early Thursday morning officers were dispatched to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault.
Few details about the incident have been released, but police say that a subject in the ER had been stabbed and was subsequently flown to a Memphis hospital for treatment.
The incident is under investigation and no further details have been released.
LOCAL USE TAX TO BE DISCUSSED AT POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT
A possible use tax is on the agenda to be discussed tonight during the Poplar Bluff City Council meeting.
The meeting will begin at 7 pm at the Black River Coliseum.
One of the items on the agenda for tonight is a discussion about the City of Poplar Bluff authorizing and directing the submission of a ballot proposition for Poplar Bluff voters to consider imposing a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax for purchases from Out-of-State vendors that exceed two thousand dollars.
The vote would be held during the municipal election on August 7th.
The City Council will also review a request from the Planning Department to approve a residential subdivision featuring 14 lots located at 1637 Barron Road.
ROUTE H IN DUNKLIN AND STODDARD COUNTY TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK
Route H in Dunklin and Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
According to officials, the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route U to Route J.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Thursday, from 7 am to 4:30 pm, daily.
TWO MEN EACH ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT
Two men were each arrested on a meth charge shortly before 10:30 pm Saturday night in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Cody Shearin, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Troopers also arrested 19 year old Jesse Killian, of Dexter, on warrants out of Poplar Bluff and Dexter and a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Following their arrests, both men were transported to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
KENNETT POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT IN BUSINESS BURGLARY
Authorities in Kennett are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection to a burglary at an area business.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly before 9 am on Friday, officers were dispatched to Shaker’s bar on Second Street in reference to a burglary. At the scene, officers learned that someone had entered the building without permission and stolen several items.
We have photos of the suspect available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at (573)-888-4622.
TWO FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
Two men are each facing a felony meth charge following their arrest last week in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both 32 year old Joshua Trokey, of Cadet, and 28 year old Curry Brawley, of Poplar Bluff, were taken into custody early Friday morning on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
Each man is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
BUTLER COUNTY TORNADO SIRENS TO BE TESTED TODAY
Authorities in Butler County will be testing the tornado sirens today.
According to Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers, the sirens are scheduled to be tested today at noon.
Myers says that the tests will be conducted every month on the first Monday.