STODDARD COUNTY AUTHORITIES ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE MISSING MAN
Authorities in Stoddard County are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing man.
44 year old Hubert Scott Burton Jr. has reportedly been missing since Friday. He was last seen at around 11 am that day in the Advance area.
Burton may be traveling on a black or charcoal motorcycle with a Missouri registration of BUD YQK.
Anyone who has information on Burton’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office.
VOTING UNDERWAY IN MISSOURI’S PRIMARY ELECTION
Polls have opened for the Missouri Primary Elections.
Voters will be deciding on nominations and propositions on both the state and local level today.
You can find your voting location online at www.GoVoteMissouri.com. Polls will close at 7 pm, and anyone in line to vote at that time will still get to cast a ballot.
We will be following the results live from the Butler County Courthouse beginning at 6 pm tonight on Today’s Talk 93.3 FM and 930 AM KWOC as well as streaming online at KWOC.com and facebook.com/TodaysTalkKWOC.
MODOT OFFERING SPECIAL PERMIT TO HELP FARMERS AND RANCHERS MOVE HAY
The Missouri Department of Transportation is offering a special permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay during the current drought conditions.
MoDOT’s waiver and special over width permit allows drivers in Missouri to obtain the permit at no cost, haul hay loads of up to 12 feet and 4 inches in width, and move hay during holiday periods and at night.
Permits can be requested via phone by calling 1-800-877-8499. The $32 permit fee will be waived through October 31st.
CASTOR TOWNSHIP PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH STEALING BY DECEPTION
The president of Castor Township has stepped down after being charged stealing by deception.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells KWOC News that on Monday he charged Randall McCollom, elected Board Member and President of Castor Township, with two counts of the class d felony of stealing by deception and one count of commission of acts prohibited by elected officials.
Oliver says that McCollom is alleged to have wrongfully obtained ownership of two dump trucks that were the property of Castor Township through deception.
McCollom is also charged with personally providing services to the township via providing dump truck hauling services to the township in excess of the statutorily authorized limits without putting the services out for public bid.
McCollom has resigned his position as Board Member and President of Castor Township.
OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING AFTER BLOOD FOUND ON VEHICLE
Authorities in Kennett are investigating a report of blood being found on a vehicle.
According to the Kennett Police Department, Sunday morning officers were dispatched to a residence on East Dunklin Street.
At the scene, officers found what appeared to be blood on the reporting party’s vehicle as well as in the driveway.
Officials say at this time it is unclear who the blood belongs to or how it got there. The incident is under investigation.
CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON BUSINESS 25 IN DUNKLIN AND NEW MADRID COUNTIES
Business 25 in Dunklin and New Madrid Counties is being reduced with a 10-foot width restriction through the end of this month so contractor crews can overlay the pavement.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway being reduced is located between the north and south junctions of Route 25.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Saturday, September 1st.