MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE OFFSETS IN MADISON COUNTY
The Missouri Attorney General has filed a lawsuit following the deaths of two people this month.
Attorney General Josh Hawley tells KWOC News that his office has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel a commercial enterprise in Madison County known as “The Offsets” to remedy deadly conditions at the former quarry.
The recreational facility has been the site of at least 9 deaths, including two since July 4th this year as well as numerous other serious bodily injuries.
Hawley says that despite their knowledge of these conditions and the resulting serious injuries, the owners of The Offsets have not posted appropriate warnings, have not taken steps to prevent dangerous activities, have not placed life-saving equipment near the bluffs, and have not retained a lifeguard.
VICTIM HITS ATTEMPTED BURGLAR WITH A BASEBALL BAT
A victim reportedly hit an attempted burglar with a baseball bat in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, early Sunday morning officers were dispatched to an area residence in reference to a burglary in progress.
Officers learned that the victim returned home to find a male inside of his residence. The victim told officers that an altercation took place during which he struck the suspect in the head with a baseball bat. The suspect then fled on foot.
Officials say the incident is under investigation.
GRAND OPENING TO BE HELD TODAY FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC AT JOHN J PERSHING VA MEDICAL CENTER
A grand opening will be held today for the Women’s Health Clinic at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
The event is scheduled from 3 to 6 pm on the 1st floor of the medical center beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
There are tours and a women’s health presentation scheduled for the event as well.
For more information, visit the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Facebook page.
AUTHORITIES IN KENNETT INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED ARSON
An investigation is underway into an attempted arson in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, early Sunday morning someone used a flammable substance in an attempt to ignite a residence on fire on West Harrison Street.
Officials say the fire was extinguished, leaving only minor damage.
No suspects have been identified in connection to the case and the incident is under investigation.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY DRUG CHARGES
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on multiple felony drug charges.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 39 year old Phillip Cook, of Dexter, was taken into custody Monday morning on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute – methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and clonazepam, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Cook was held in the Stoddard County Jail.
BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES IN LIP SYNC CHALLENGE
A Southeast Missouri sheriff’s department has put forth their entry into the Lip Sync Challenge.
Multiple law enforcement agencies across the country have posted videos online featuring officers and staff lip syncing to music as a part of the challenge.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Department is one of the latest agencies to join in on the fun. Late last week Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs posted the over five minute video featuring members of the Sheriff’s Department lip syncing to Elvis Presley’s “In the Gheto” and “Blaze of Glory” by Jon Bon Jovi.
The video can be found on Facebook.