SOME AREAS RECEIVE DAMAGE FOLLOWING STORM SYSTEM
Yesterday’s storm system that crossed the area resulted in damage to some parts of our listening area.
According to the National Weather Service there were numerous reports of trees and limbs being down throughout Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. There was also a report of damage to a structure in Paragould.
Funnel Clouds were also reported yesterday in both Carter and Cape Girardeau County. The National Weather Service says that here was also an unconfirmed report of a tornado northeast of Jackson moving across the Mississippi River.
As of 4 am this morning, Ameren Missouri was reporting almost 300 customers were without service in the Benton area.
In Northeast Arkansas, Entergy Arkansas reported an outage affected over 1,100 customers in the combined Imboden, Black Rock, and Ravenden areas.
ORAN EAGLES WIN CLASS 1 STATE BASEBALL TITLE
Another Southeast Missouri baseball team is bringing home a state championship.
The Oran Eagles were victorious in the Class 1 Missouri state final yesterday by a score of 4 to 1 over St. Elizabeth.
Oran got a strong outing from starting pitcher Drew Reischman who threw a complete game, giving up 7 hits and no walks.
POLICE INVESTIGATING BUSINESS BURGLARY IN KENNETT
Authorities in Kennett are investigating a reported burglary.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly after 11:30 am on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to Havoc’s Ink Emporium on Saint Francis Street in reference to a burglary.
At the scene, officers noted that someone had forced entry into the business and had stolen several items.
Police say that there are no suspects and the incident is still under investigation.
TWO ARRESTED ON METH CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY
Two people were each taken into custody early Thursday morning in Butler County on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Vinetia Samel, of House Springs, and 28 year old Christopher Johnson, of Dexter, were each arrested shortly after 12:00 am Thursday morning on charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say that Johnson is also facing a felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
DILLON MCNEW MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Area residents will have a change to help save lives during a blood drive today in Poplar Bluff.
The Dillon McNew Memorial Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 pm this afternoon at the Greater Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
You can speed up your visit by going to RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.
DONIPHAN FOOTBALL TO HOST FISH FRY AND OPEN HOUSE LATER THIS MONTH
Area residents will have a chance to tour the new Doniphan football stadium later this month.
Doniphan Football will be hosting a Fish Fry and Open House on Friday June 29th at the Doniphan Dons Football Field House.
Everyone is invited to attend the event and tour the stadium from 4 to 7 pm.
FOUR POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS NAMED MISSOURI GOOD SPORTS
Four Poplar Bluff students have been named as Missouri Good Sports.
A female and male student athlete from both the Junior and Senior High were named Missouri Good Sports for their behavior, positive role modeling, and outstanding display of sportsmanship through participation in interscholastic activities.
The recipients were basketball player and track runner Emilee Cheek and football player, wrestler, and track runner Gatlin Taylor from the Junior High along with cross country, track runner, and swimmer Paige Bradley and basketball player and track runner Dominique Hardimon from the High School.
TWO WEEK ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route O in Dunklin County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction over the next two weeks as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route 84 to Route 412.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, June 15th from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, daily.