MISSOURI PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD TOMORROW
Residents across the state will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the Missouri Primary Election.
All Missouri voters will be weighing in on a Right to Work issue which will appear on the ballot under Proposition A. Voters will decide whether to repeal or uphold the policy passed by state lawmakers and signed by then Governor Eric Greitens last year.
Voters will also be deciding on Republican and Democratic nominees for the United States Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, who is seeking reelection.
Republicans in Butler County have competitive nomination races for Division Two Associate Circuit Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, and Treasurer. The Republican nomination for Missouri House District 153 is being contested as well.
Citizens in Poplar Bluff will also be voting on a Use Tax proposition that asks if the city should impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently two and one fourth percent, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action.
MALDEN MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE
A Southeast Missouri man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest over the weekend.
According to authorities, 26 year old Jody Joiner, of Malden, was arrested Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine.
Joiner is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and was held in the Pemiscot County Jail.
TWIN RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST REGISTRATION EVENT TOMORROW
The Twin Rivers School District has announced that it will be holding a registration event for all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade tomorrow.
Royal Registration is scheduled for 1 to 7 pm Tuesday at Twin Rivers High School in Broseley.
There will be booths set up for parents to turn in their updated enrollment forms, receive students schedules, discuss student health concerns with the nurses, ask transportation questions, and allow students to have their school picture taken.
For more information, visit the Twin Rivers High School Facebook page.
ALMOST MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN DUNKLIN AND NEW MADRID COUNTIES
Route 25 in Dunklin and New Madrid Counties will be reduced with a 10-foot width restriction for the rest of this month as contractor crews overlay the pavement.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Gasconade Street to County Road 220.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 6 pm, daily through Saturday, September 1st.
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EXPERIENCING DROUGHT CONDITIONS
Portions of Southeast Missouri are currently experiencing drought conditions.
According to the National Weather Service, the latest US Drought Monitor lists many counties in Southeast Missouri as currently in a moderate drought.
The counties include parts of Butler, Stoddard, Ripley, New Madrid, Dunklin, and Pemiscot. Parts of many other counties in Southeast Missouri were listed as abnormally dry as a part of the latest Drought Monitor.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY A VEHICLE NEAR MINOR
A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle near Miner.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at around 3:20 am Sunday morning on Highway H in Scott County.
Officials say a vehicle was travelling southbound and struck 23 year old Ryan Beecham, of Bradford, Tennessee, who was in the roadway.
Beecham was pronounce dead at the scene.
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER FLEEING FROM POLICE IN KENNETT
A man was taken into custody last week after allegedly fleeing from police in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, late Friday night officers observed a vehicle travel in reverse at a high rate of speed and strike a female on a bicycle.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it began to flee at extremely high speeds on several back streets. The officers terminated the pursuit after losing sight of the vehicle.
Officers later received information that the driver of the vehicle was at an area residence and subsequently arrested 31 year old Christopher Holt, of Kennett, for resisting arrest. Holt was also arrested on an unrelated Missouri Probation and Parole warrant.
The victim on the bicycle was not injured and declined to pursue charges.
Holt was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center on the warrant and pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.
LILBOURN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY DRUG CHARGES
A Lilbourn man has been taken into custody on multiple felony drug charges.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 44 year old Wesley Ervin was arrested late Saturday night on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and oxydodone.
Ervin is also facing felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest by fleeing.
Following the arrest, he was held in the Stoddard County Jail.