POPLAR BLUFF POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING NON-COMPLIANT SEX OFFENDER
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a non-compliant sex offender.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 37 year old Michael Owen, of Poplar Bluff, is listed on the Missouri State Highway Patrol Sex Offender website as a non-compliant sex offender.
Owen has reportedly moved from his registered address without reporting his new address to the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
We have a picture of Owen available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts is asked to contact Captain David Sutton at 573-686-8649.
HEAT ADVISORY TO BE IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY
Weather officials say that we are in for a hot 4th of July this year.
According to the National Weather Service, a Heat Advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm on Wednesday.
Temperatures are expected to rise above 90 by 11 am tomorrow and remain there through 7 pm. Temperatures are expected to peak out in the middle 90s during the afternoon. Combined with high humidity, this will produce heat index values in excess of 105 degrees for most locations in Southeast Missouri.
With more people being outside for holiday activities, there will be an increase in the potential for heat related stress or illness.
Travelers and residents remaining outdoors for prolonged periods need to be watchful for the very young, elderly, and those with medical conditions that could be susceptible to the heat and humidity.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION SUMMIT TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff will be holding a mental health and suicide prevention summit next week.
The summit is scheduled for 8 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, July 11th, at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the campus of Three Rivers College.
The program will highlight chronic pain, opioid use, and suicide prevention featuring QPR training for professionals and meditation for veterans.
More information is available on the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Facebook page.
TEENAGER ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SIKESTON SHOOTING
A teenager has been arrested in connection to a weekend shooting in Sikeston.
Sergeant Jon Broom with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that shortly before 11 pm on Sunday officers responded to an area emergency room in reference to a 20 year old male that had been shot multiple times.
The victim told officers that the suspect was the ex-boyfriend to his current girlfriend.
Following an investigation, officers arrested 19 year old Malik Clark, of Sikeston. Clark has been charged with Assault 1st, with a cash only bond of $75,000.
Broom says that the victim is still in the hospital but it is believed he will recover from his wounds.
HIGHWAY PATROL PREPARING FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAFFIC
With the Fourth of July coming up, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are preparing for an increase in travelers on Missouri’s roadways.
Officials tell KWOC News that the Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. over the July Fourth holiday. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws in addition to being available to assist motorists.
Troopers will also be working on the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and provide assistance where needed. Missouri’s boaters are being asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water.
Boaters also should remember that it is illegal to discharge fireworks from a vessel.
MULTIPLE EVENTS PLANNED TO CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY IN POPLAR BLUFF
There are multiple events planned for tomorrow in Poplar Bluff to celebrate Independence Day.
Line up for the parade will begin at 8 am, with the parade starting at 9 am.
The Black River Coliseum will be the host for the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker 4th of July Pageant. Doors will open and registration will begin at 10 am.
There will be music, vendors, and food available from 5 to 9 pm at the Farmer’s Market pavilion located at 301 South 5th Street.
A fireworks display is scheduled to start at approximately 9 pm.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS UNDERWAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Route U in Pemiscot County is being reduced with a 12-foot width restriction so contractor crews can perform pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of Route U being reduced is located from the I-155 interchange to the I-55 interchange.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 5 pm daily, through Monday, July 16th.