PARAGOULD HIGH SCHOOL CLEANED AFTER STUDENT CONFIRMED TO HAVE HEPATITIS A
A Northeast Arkansas school is being cleaned after a student was confirmed to have Hepatitis A.
The Paragould School District announced Tuesday that officials have received notification of a confirmed case of Hepatitis A involving a student at Paragould High School.
School officials say that the district was taking immediate action last night by cleaning and sanitizing inside of the high school.
The School District will also be working with the Arkansas Department of Health to ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to protect students and staff.
MAN TO BE SENTENCED IN OCTOBER FOLLOWING DOUBLE MURDER CONVICTION
A jury has returned a verdict in a 2016 Kennett double murder case.
According to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, William “Josh” Carter was convicted yesterday of two counts of murder in the first degree.
Hawley says that in June 2016, Carter intentionally struck his estranged wife, Heather Carter, and her friend Aaron Campbell with his SUV, killing them. The dispute began after an argument when the defendant struck Mrs. Carter’s SUV with his SUV and drove off.
He then returned and struck both victims.
Carter’s sentencing is scheduled for October 4th.
MAN WANTED ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGE OUT OF NEW MADRID
Authorities in New Madrid are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man charged with child molestation.
Officials with the New Madrid Police Department tell KWOC News that Gerald Davis, of Lilbourn, has an active felony warrant through New Madrid County and is charged with one felony count of sodomy or attempted sodomy in the first degree and one felony count of child molestation in the second degree.
Anyone who has information on Davis’s whereabouts is asked to contact the New Madrid Police Department at 573-748-5901.
We have a picture of Davis available on the KWOC Facebook page.
RACCOONS CAUSE LOSS OF POWER FOR MANY RESIDENTS IN POPLAR BLUFF
Many Poplar Bluff residents were without power early Tuesday morning due to raccoons.
According to city officials, crews with Municipal Utilities were out at around 1 am Tuesday morning working to restore power to about half of Poplar Bluff.
The outage was due to raccoons that had gotten into a city substation.
POPLAR BLUFF CUB SCOUT SIGN UPS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY
Children in Poplar Bluff who want to sign up for the Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to do so this Thursday.
Cub Scouts signups for both girls and boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be held beginning at 6 pm tomorrow.
The sign up event will be located at the Poplar Bluff Junior High School.
BUTLER COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 26TH
We are less than one month away from the beginning of the 2018 Butler County Fair.
The fair will be held this year from September 26th through September 29th.
Events scheduled for the fair this year include weenie dog races, tractor pulls, the international miniature rodeo, a demolition derby, and a concert by the John D. Hale Band.
There will also by the Lil Mister and Miss Butler County Fair Pageant.
You can find out more information at the Butler County Fair Facebook page.
September 29th will also be the date for 2018 Iron Horse Festival in downtown Poplar Bluff.