STORM KNOCKS DOWN TREES AND HEAVILY DAMAGES BUILDING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Thunderstorms crossed the area on Tuesday causing numerous trees to be knocked down as well as heavy damage to a structure in Stoddard County.
According to the National Weather Service, multiple counties reported trees being down including an incident near Harviell, in Butler County, where multiple trees were down, blocking highway 158. Power outages were also reported in multiple areas, including Wayne and Northern Stoddard County.
In Dexter, a concrete storage shed was also heavily damaged on North Park Lane.
Weather officials say that wind gusts of 58 miles per hour were reported at the Poplar Bluff Airport shortly before 7 pm.
GREENVILLE MAN DROWNS IN ST. FRANCIS RIVER
The identity has been released of a man found earlier this week in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Christopher Gallamore, of Greenville, was found deceased in the St. Francis River on Monday. His body was located downstream from the Highway 34 Bridge.
Officials say Gallamore had been swimming in the river prior to his body being found. The death is being considered a drowning.
NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT
A portion of Route 153 in New Madrid County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway.
Officials say that work is scheduled to take place from 8 am to 4 pm.
The work zone will be located between Route 62 and County Road 240.
NEW MISSOURI GOVERNOR MAKES STOPS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMMUNITIES
New Missouri Governor Mike Parson made multiple stops Wednesday in Southeast Missouri.
According to the Governor’s office, Parson had appearances in Farmington, Ironton, Sikeston, and Marston.
In Farmington, Parson met with volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and signed Missouri House Bill 1288 which extends the sunset for the Champion for Children Tax Credit and modifies provisions of a tax credit for donations to maternity homes.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple drug related charges after his arrest Tuesday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Joshua Rohan was taken into custody shortly after 5:30 am Tuesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is also reportedly facing a charge of possession of less than ten grams of marijuana.
Following the arrest, Rohan was held at the Butler County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WARNS OF POSSIBLE FRAUD ATTEMPTS
Poplar Bluff Athletic Director Kent Keith is warning area businesses to be on the lookout for possible fraud attempts.
Keith tells KWOC News that the community is being inundated with fraudulent companies seeking advertising on the Athletic Department’s behalf.
Keith says that the Poplar Bluff Athletic Department does not use outside companies to solicit donations on their behalf. Only Keith, the coaching staff, or one of the student athletes will contact you if they are seeking donations for any athletic activity.
If you have any questions, contact the Athletic Department office at 573-785-5183.
MULTI-WEEK ROAD PROJECT UNDERWAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Route J in Pemiscot County is being reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction through mid-July as contractor crews perform pavement improvements.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway being reduced is located from Route 84 to Route Z.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm daily through Friday, July 20th, including weekends as necessary.