ONE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO A SHOOTING THAT LEAVES ONE DEAD AND SEVERAL INJURED
A man has been arrested in Butler County in connection to a shooting in Blytheville Arkansas, that left one dead and several others injured.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 52 year old Israel Rocha, was arrested on a felony homicide warrant around 5:45 pm on Tuesday.
Rocha is currently lodged in the Butler County Justice Center with no bond.
THREE INJURED, TWO SERIOUSLY, IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK
A Corning Arkansas woman was seriously injured in a wreck Monday afternoon in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Kandra Leonard was driving on Missouri Highway 53, when she crossed the center liner and struck another vehicle head on.
Leonard suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was air lifted to a Memphis hospital. A passenger in her vehicle was also seriously injured and flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital. The driver of the second vehicle sustained only minor injuries.
OVER TWO MONTH ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route K in Stoddard County will be closed for over two months beginning today as contractor crews replace a bridge over Wolf Creek.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge is located between north Route BB and south Route BB.
Weather permitting; work will begin today with the road re-opening on Friday, August 31st.
HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES THIS WEEK TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Heat and humidity are expected over the next few days across Southeast Missouri.
We spoke with Rick Shanklin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, about the heat and humidity.
Temperatures will continue to warm up as we head through the remainder of the week and into the weekend in fact high temperatures could be in the lower to mid-90s by Friday and into the weekend. And the high humidity values combined with those temperatures will push heat indices up to around 100 possibly even in excess of 100. So with that in mind it’s important to he’d some safety advice for the heat and that includes if you’re outside working taking frequent breaks preferably coming inside to air conditioning but at least going into a shaded area and allowing plenty of time to cool off. Stay hydrated that’s very important. Also very important is to never leave children or pets in a vehicle not even for just a few minutes we always say beat the heat check the backseat and also for your pets in sure they have plenty of shade and water outdoors.
Shanklin would go on to add that the heat and humidity will last through the upcoming weekend.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY METH CHARGE
A Southeast Missouri man was taken into custody this past weekend on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Trenton Barnett, of Doniphan, was arrested shortly after 2 pm Sunday on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
ATHLETE PHYSICALS SCHEDULED FOR JULY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Poplar Bluff High School and Junior High student athletes can get a free physical done in July at the High School.
Physicals will be conducted beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday July 26th for athletes in the 7th and 8th grades, beginning at 6:30 for 9th and 10th grades, and beginning at 7:30 for 11th and 12th grades.
First practice dates have also been set for Poplar Bluff High School and Junior High fall sports.
The first practice day for high school athletes is Monday, August 6th. Junior High athletes will follow a week later, on Monday, August 13th.
NAYLOR FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO BE HOST CONCERT IN EARLY JULY
A Southeast Missouri church has announced they will be hosting a free concert next month.
Naylor First Christian Church will be holding a concert with Don Todd at 1 pm on Sunday, July 8th at the Church’s Fellowship Hall.
There is no charge to attend and for more information, contact Minister Steve McFadden at 573-354-2234.