SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING CHILD IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Multiple agencies in Northeast Arkansas are looking for a missing three year old child in Randolph County.
According to authorities, a search is underway in the Reyno area for Jackson Hart, who has been missing since 7 pm last night.
Crews with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Arkansas State Police, among others, are involved in the search.
Anyone with information in connection to the search is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 870-892-8888.
TODAY IS THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRORISTS ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Today is the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that resulted in the deaths of almost 3,000 people.
Terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City. A third plane was flown into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather today at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to join an observance at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A new tower honoring victims was dedicated there Saturday.
Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS BALL
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is preparing for the first annual First Responders Ball this weekend.
KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff Deputy Chief Don Trout about the event.
“We’d like to invite everyone to come out to the Elks this Saturday September 15th for the first annual First Responders ball. This is first time we're trying one and we’d like to invite everyone to come out, buy your tickets, and support first responders.
The First Responders ball is an event to honor law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS personnel. This is kind of a formal event. Tickets are $25 each, will include a steak dinner and the extras to go along with it. Throughout the night, there will be several door prizes drawn. All the proceeds from this event will be donated back to the Elks Lodge.
In turn the Elks Lodge puts all the money back into the community through different scholarship programs, taking care of veterans, several different things the Elks do to put money back in the community. For ticket information you can contact the Elks Lodge at 785-9907.”
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS GET NEW THERAPY DOG
Poplar Bluff School officials have recently added a third therapy dog to the school district.
Bailey, a 4-year-old professional therapy dog, joined the elementary school staff as a package deal with handler Holly Shupe, who was hired this school year as a resource teacher.
She plans to bring the dog around to classrooms on a weekly basis and allow students to read to him. According to Shupe's research, students experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties have shown a dramatic increase in engagement when a therapy dog is present.
She also hopes to take the Great Dane to visit patients of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.
Poplar Bluff Schools has two other therapy dogs - Airial, a 9-year-old Labrador at Lake Road and Creggan, an 8-year-old Irish setter at the Junior High, as members of the counseling department.
ROUTE AA IN STODDARD COUNTY TO BE REDUCED THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK
Route AA in Stoddard County will be reduced with an 11 foot width restriction through the middle of next week as contractor crews resurface the roadway.
According to MoDOT, the work zone is located from Route 25 north to Route 25 south.
Weather permitting, Route AA will be reduced from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm daily through Wednesday, September 19th.
PAVEMENT REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY ON BUSINESS ROUTE 60 IN STODDARD COUNTY
Business Route 60 in Stoddard County is being reduced with a 12 foot width restriction so contractor crews can resurface the roadway.
The section of roadway affected by the resurfacing project is located from Route 25 to Arvin Road in Dexter.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 pm to 6 am daily through Tuesday, October 2nd.