HEAT WAVE STRIKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Area residents are reminded to stay cool during the heat wave that is hitting Southeast Missouri.
According to a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service, high temperatures forecast around 90 degrees will combine with high humidity to yield peak heat index values from 100 to 105 across a large portion of the region this afternoon.
Even more oppressive heat and humidity are expected by Friday and into the weekend. A heat advisory will be in effect from 10 am on Friday to 8 pm Saturday.
During the heat wave, use caution if you must be outside for any length of time. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning and drink plenty of water to replenish lost fluids.
Also remember to never leave a child or a pet in a hot vehicle, even for a short period of time.
ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY CANCELLED FOR SIKESTON MAN
An Endangered Silver Advisory has been cancelled after a missing Sikeston man was found.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the advisory was issued after a 62 year old man with dementia was walking to his niece’s residence in Sikeston but never arrived.
Officials say the alert was cancelled Wednesday afternoon after the man was located safe.
CHARGES FILED IN CONNECTION TO ANIMAL ABUSE IN KENNETT
The Kennett Humane Department says that charges have been filed in connection to a case of animal abuse.
According to the Humane Department, they were recently dispatched to a location in Kennett where they had been requested to check the well being of several dogs.
One of the dogs had a wire wrapped tightly around his leg for a lengthy amount of time and his foot was extremely swollen due to the lack of circulation.
The Humane Department says the case is open and charges have been filed. The name of the person charged was not released.
TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS IN KENNETT
A traffic stop led to the arrest of three people Tuesday evening in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers conducted the traffic stop on US Highway 412 near the Kennett Country Club.
During the stop, officers reportedly located an undisclosed amount of prescription medications and marijuana.
23 year old Geno Smith, of Poplar Bluff, and 22 year old Roddre McKinney, of Kennett, were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance and held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
Officials say that further charges of possession of a controlled substance inside a correctional facility will be filed against Smith as after arriving at the jail, staff located another bag of purported marijuana hidden on his person.
A third person was arrested during the traffic stop on an active Kennett Municipal warrant and later released.
TWO SIKESTON MEN ARRESTED ON WARRANTS IN STODDARD COUNTY
Two Sikeston men have been taken into custody on warrants in Stoddard County.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 32 year old David Bowen was arrested on a warrant for burglary, property damage, and stealing.
33 year old Kevin Whitson was arrested on a warrant for forgery and assault with other charges pending.
Officials say that both men remained in jail as of this morning.
SCOTT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS OF SCAM
Officials with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office say that they have received several complaints about the Sheriff’s Office phone numbers being used for a phone scam.
The callers are stating that they have paper service for a pending lawsuit or you could pay them money to get it dropped.
Officials say that the Scott County Sheriff’s Office does paper service, but they will not request money or any other means of payment to drop the paper service.
If you would like to verify paper service you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 573-545-3525 and speak with the Civil Process Division.