MULTIPLE REPORTS OF POSSIBLE TORNADOS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
The National Weather Service says that there were multiple reports of possible tornados in Northeast Arkansas during the storm system that passed over the area Monday.
Weather officials tell KWOC News that a possible tornado was seen by a trained spotter in the Walcott area at around 5:25 pm. Shortly after 6 pm a brief possible tornado was reported by fire officials in Greene County near the intersection of Highway 34 and County road 806.
There were also multiple damage reports out of Greene County, including a trailer home and semi-truck grain hauler getting overturned and numerous trees being blown down. A farm shop in the Marmaduke area was also damaged.
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO RAPE AND KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION RELEASED
Updating a story we brought to you last week, a man who was taken into custody in connection to a rape and kidnapping investigation in Northeast Arkansas has been released.
Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that on Friday, Greene County Investigators uncovered new evidence. In light of the new evidence, they discovered the inaccuracy of the initial statements made to investigators.
Carter says that due to the inaccurate statements, the man previously arrested has been released from custody.
The investigation into the matter is continuing.
POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST OPEN HOUSE THIS EVENING
Parents of students in Poplar Bluff High School will get a chance to see the facility at an event scheduled for this evening.
An open house will be held for the high school from 5:30 to 7 pm. Parents will get to meet with High School Principal Michael Owen who will go over policy changes for the new school year.
Afterwards, parents will be able to visit the High School teachers in their classrooms.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHERIFF WARNS OF PHONE SCAM
A Southeast Missouri sheriff is warning area residents of a phone scam targeting AT&T customers.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, scammers are calling individuals and an automated recording is stating that the persons AT&T account is compromised. The automated recording will then prompt the caller to press one to be further advised of the process.
You should hang up immediately and not press one. Officials say that AT&T will not call individuals personally for this type of alleged issue.
POPALR BLUFF TEACHERS AWARDED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR CLASSROOM PROJECTS
Four teachers in the Poplar Bluff School District were recently awarded grants for classroom projects.
Middle School teacher Shayln Copas, Junior High teacher, Hilary Taylor and High School teachers Karen Harris and Jennie Randolph all were selected for $500 grants from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation.
This month the foundation presented 98 grants totaling $49,000 to teachers in Missouri.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF POPLAR BLUFF TO HOST EVENT IN OCTOBER
The Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff has announced they will be hosting an event in October.
A Night Under the Big Top Gala is scheduled to begin at 6 pm on Friday, October 19th, at the Black River Coliseum.
The event will celebrate 20 years of the Boys and Girls Club serving children in the community. For more information, call 573-776-1690.