DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a murder warrant.
Few details about the arrest have been made available, but officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that 30 year old Joshua Koonce, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a warrant for 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action.
Koonce’s bond was set at $500,000 cash only and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.
THREE INJURED IN HEAD ON COLLISION
Three people were injured Thursday evening in a head on collision in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 6:30 pm on Route M, around two miles west of Poplar Bluff.
A vehicle, driven by a 16 year old female from Poplar Bluff, travelled into the path of another vehicle, striking it head on.
Officials say the driver of the first vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
The driver of the second vehicle and a passenger in the first vehicle were also injured during the wreck.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH SET FOR THIS WEEKEND IN DONIPHAN
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department is presenting a Back to School Bash this weekend in Doniphan.
The event is scheduled for Saturday at the Doniphan High School, and will feature performances by the Brothers Walker at 7 pm and Michael Gardner at 8:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 and available at the Sheriff’s Department. Proceeds will go to Doniphan Scholarships.
CLOTHING DRIVE FOR RIPLEY COUNTY STUDENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND
A clothing drive will be held this weekend for Students in Ripley County.
The Every Kid Counts Back 2 School Clothing Drive has been scheduled for 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday at the West Point UPC Gymnasium.
There will be free clothing for all Ripley County students in Pre-K through 12th grade at the event.
For more information, contact Serra McCabe at 573-544-4513.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO HOST VIEWING OF UPCOMING METEOR SHOWER
The US Army Corps of Engineers is asking anyone who is looking for a great view of the Perseids Meteor Shower next weekend to come to Wappapello Lake.
On August 11th, visitors can go to the Spillway Recreation Area parking lot to learn about meteor showers and how they are culturally and scientifically relevant.
The program is scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm.
According to NASA, the Perseids show up every year in August when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet.
22ND ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE HELD IN LATE SEPTEMBER
A date has been set for the 22nd Annual Health Fair in Butler County.
According to the Butler County Community Resource Council, the health fair has been scheduled for 9 am to noon on Monday, September 24th at the Twin Towers.
The event is for seniors, ages 50 and up.