POPLAR BLUFF MULES TO KICK OFF REGULAR SEASON TONIGHT AGAINST SUMNER
The Poplar Bluff Mules Football team is looking to repeat their perfect regular season from last year and will start their journey tonight.
The Mules will host the Sumner High School Bulldogs, with kickoff set for 7pm. It will be the first game for each team this season.
The Mules went a perfect 9-0 in the regular season last year before falling to Jackson in the third overtime of the District Semi-Finals56-49. The Sumner Bulldogs finished the 2017 campaign with a 1-8 record.
Today’s Talk KWOC 93.3 FM and 930 AM will be providing live coverage of the game tonight with kick-off beginning at 6:30 pm.
Elsewhere in Southeast Missouri tonight, Doniphan High School will be beginning their first season of football at the Varsity level in almost 40 years. The Dons will be hosting the Cabool Bulldogs. On the Dons team will be senior receiver and cornerback Katlyn Harris, the only the female player on the varsity roster.
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO SIKESTON HOMICIDE
Authorities in Sikeston are continuing to investigate a homicide in the city.
Assistant Chief James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that early Thursday morning officers received a call of a subject shot in front of a residence on Kendall Street.
Officers responded and found a Sikeston man, later identified as 27 year old Marcus De’Andres Price, unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound to the torso.
Price was later pronounced dead by Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.
The victim was reported to have exited his home at around 12:20 am Thursday morning. Shortly after exiting, two subjects approached him on foot and gunfire erupted. The two suspects then fled the scene.
Anyone who has information related to the homicide is asked to contact the crime stoppers hotline at 573-471-1500.
21ST ANNUAL BUTLER COUNTY JOB FAIR SET FOR TODAY
Today is the day for the 21st annual Butler County Job Fair.
According to the Butler County Community Resource Council, the job fair will be held from 10 am to 3 today at the Bess Activity Center on the campus of Three Rivers College.
Additional information is available on the Butler County Community Resource Council Facebook page.
MULTIPLE AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE DWI ENFORCEMENT DAY
Multiple Southeast Missouri law enforcement agencies will be participating in a statewide DWI enforcement campaign this weekend.
Saturation Saturday is a high visibility evening where police departments step up their DWI enforcement efforts to remind their communities that they are out in full force looking for impaired drivers.
The initiative will occur this Saturday in conjunction with the Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign which runs through September 4th.
The Dexter, Kennett, Malden, Hayti, and Cape Girardeau Police Departments have announced that they will be participating in the campaign this weekend.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING BURGLARY AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BUSINESS
Authorities in a Southeast Missouri community are investigating a reported burglary.
According to the Steele Police Department, on Monday police were dispatched to the 515 Pit Stop Convenience Store where they learned that the business had been burglarized and merchandise was stolen.
The Steele Police Department and Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating the burglary and are asking anyone who has information about the crime to call 573-695-2100.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TODAY
A pavement repair project is scheduled to begin today in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Business 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced with a 12 foot width restriction so contractor crews can perform the repairs.
The section of roadway to be reduced is located from the south Outer Road 60 to Two Mile Road in Dexter.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, September 14th from 8 am to 6 pm daily.