ELECTED OFFICIAL IN STODDARD COUNTY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, PROSECUTOR SEEKING HER REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
An elected official in Stoddard County has been taken into custody and the county prosecutor says he is seeking her removal from office.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells KWOC News that on Monday, the elected board of directors and the elected clerk of Castor Township in Stoddard County presented him with financial documents which indicated misappropriation of funds by the township’s elected Trustee, ex Officie Treasurer, Jacqulin Bradshaw.
Oliver says that Bradshaw has been charged with the class D felony of stealing; alleging that she wrongfully appropriated over $16,000 of township funds.
During an interview, Bradshaw allegedly admitted to appropriating the funds without authorization.
A judge has issued a preliminary order enjoining Bradshaw from engaging in any activity or exercising any authority as the elected Trustee, ex Office Treasurer of Castor Township and Oliver has filed a petition seeking her removal from the office.
TEENGAER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR WARDELL
Authorities in Pemiscot County say that a teenager was seriously injured in a wreck Wednesday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, two vehicles were stationary on Route K, in the Wardell area, when one of the vehicles was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
The incident occurred shortly before 9 pm.
The 16 year old driver of one of the stationary vehicles suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Hayti hospital.
The driver of the oncoming vehicle received minor injuries.
BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDING PARENTS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN’S BACK TO SCHOOL VACCINATIONS
The Butler County Health Department is reminding parents about the vaccines for children program.
According to the Health Department, if you do not have health insurance, your health insurance policy does not cover all recommended childhood vaccines, or if your child is covered under Medicaid he or she is eligible to receive their back to school vaccinations through the program.
Officials with the Health Department say that no appointments are necessary and walk ins are welcome. The Butler County Health Department is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
LILBOURN MAN SENTENCED ON FIREARM AND ATTEMPTED CARJACKING CHARGES
A Lilbourn man has been sentenced in connection to an attempted carjacking in 2015.
Officials with the United States Attorney’s Office tell KWOC News that 34 year old Justin Perry was sentenced Wednesday to 147 months on one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm, one felony count of attempted carjacking, and one felony count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The charges stem from an incident in December 2015 where Perry took a pistol from a truck, pointed the pistol at the owner, and demanded the keys to the truck.
Officials say that Perry has previous convictions for stealing a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and driving while intoxicated.
DRIVERS REMINDED TO BE AWARE OF CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS WITH SCHOOL STARTING
August is here and drivers across Southeast Missouri are being reminded that with many schools starting soon, traffic patterns are going to change.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the changes will be due to school buses and parents taking their children to school joining other motorists on the road and affecting the morning and afternoon commutes.
Whatever route you drive, expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time to reach your destination.
Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about riding a bus, walking, or driving to school in a safe manner. Last year, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses.
When you see a stopped school bus, remember to stay alert as children may not be aware of traffic and dart unexpectedly into the roadway.
If your child rides a bike, make sure they wear a helmet and follow traffic laws.
DATE SET FOR THIRD ANNUAL RUN 4 THE ARTS
A date has been set for the third annual Run 4 the Arts hosted by Three Rivers College and the Three Rivers Endowment Trust.
The four-mile run or walk along with a one-mile walk will be held at 9 am on Saturday, September 8th at the College’s Poplar Bluff Campus.
The entry fee for individual runners is $20 and everyone registered by August 17th are guaranteed a T-shirt.
Money from the event will go to funding an endowed scholarship held by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust for music and art students.
For more information, call 573-840-9077.