POPLAR BLUFF MULES TO KICK OFF FOOTBALL SEASON WITH ROLLA JAMBOREE TONIGHT
The Poplar Bluff Mules football team will be kicking off the 2018 season tonight at the Rolla Jamboree.
The Mules will be taking on Waynesville, Union, and Rolla at the Jamboree tonight.
Each team will get to run 12 offensive and 12 defensive plays each against the other three teams.
The Jamboree will begin at 6:30 pm and Today’s Talk KWOC 93.3 FM and 930 AM will be providing live coverage.
BUSY WEEK OF SCHOOL OPENINGS TO CONCLUDE TODAY
A busy week of school openings in Southeast Missouri will come to an end today with at least three more schools beginning classes.
The school year is set to begin today for the Clarkton C-4, Holcomb, and New Madrid County R-1 school districts.
Students in Puxico are getting a slightly longer summer break than many of their area peers and are scheduled to start school next Wednesday, August 22nd.
ONE IN CUSTODY IN KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT CASE OUT OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Paragould man is in custody and is facing multiple charges in connection to a reported kidnapping and assault earlier this week in Northeast Arkansas.
According to authorities, 31 year old Steven Henderson was taken into custody on Wednesday and is facing multiple charges including kidnapping, rape, and aggravated assault.
Henderson made a court appearance on Thursday.
DEXTER POLICE DEPARTMENT TO REESTABLISH A K-9 UNIT
Police officials in Dexter have announced that they will be reestablishing the Dexter K-9 unit.
Officials say that the cost of one K-9 will be approximately $20,000 and the department is currently undergoing a fundraising campaign to pay for the K-9 as the general revenue does not fund this cost.
Thecost involves the purchase of the police K-9 and the initial 8-week training program that trains and certifies the animal for the street as well as other expenses.
For more information on donating to the fundraiser, contact Chief Trevor Pulley at 573-624-5512.
TELEPHONE DIFFICULTIES REPORTED IN CLAY COUNTY
A Northeast Arkansas community is reportedly experiencing problems with telephone service.
According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, residents in the Corning area are being asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at 870-598-2270 instead of dialing 911 if they have an emergency.
Miller says that this is due to telephone difficulties.
HAIL AND FLASH FLOODING REPORTED FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT STORMS
There have been reports of hail and flooding following a storm system that crossed Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas overnight.
According to storm reports from the National Weather Service, flooded roadways have been reported in both Paragould and Senath. A woman also got trapped in her vehicle in Paragould due to a flooded roadway.
Penny sized hail was also reported in the Kennett area.
WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF SCAM
Authorities in Wayne County say that area residents are reporting a scam claiming to about Medicare.
According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, area residents have been receiving letters stating that Medicare is requesting DNA samples. The letter is also asking for your Social Security number along with your credit card info.
Officials say that the letters are a scam and residents are advised to not send any information to the senders.