ADVANCE MAN KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION
An Advance man has died following a wreck over the weekend in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 58 year old James Greer was driving westbound in eastbound lane of Route C in Advance when he collided with another vehicle head-on.
Officials say the wreck occurred at around 3 pm on Saturday.
Greer was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.
POPLAR BLUFF PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING NEXT WEEK
A public hearing has been scheduled for next week by the Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation Department.
The hearing will be to discuss the submission of an application for the Fiscal Year 2019 Recreational Trails Program of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The department is requesting approximately $220,000 in RTP funds to complete phase four of the Poplar Bluff Greenways Project. Specifically, the project will include construction of a new trail to connect an existing trail along South Westwood Boulevard to the Shelby Road Extension Trail, and then heading east onto the intersection of Highway 53 and 11th Street.
The total project cost is estimated at $315,000 with approximately $95,000 provided by the department.
Department staff members will be present to answer questions at the hearing, which will begin at 4 pm on Monday, January 28th at the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission on Fair Street.
For more information, contact Director Clark Allen at 573-686-8645.
LEARNING LAB IN POPLAR BLUFF TO HOST OPEN HOUSE TODAY
The Learning Lab in Poplar Bluff will be hosting an Open House this afternoon.
The event has been scheduled for 3 to 7 pm at The Learning Lab, located at 1125 Herschel Bess Boulevard in Poplar Bluff.
Officials say attendees can learn about the services offered at the Learning Lab and also possibly win prizes.
For more information, call 573-609-2294 or go to PBLearningLab.com.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING IN SIKESTON
Authorities in Sikeston say that an investigation is ongoing in connection to a fatal shooting on Monday.
Captain Austin Henley with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News that at around 9:15 am Monday officers responded to a location on Adams Street in reference to a male subject that had been shot.
At the scene, officers found a 25 year old male from Charleston with a single gunshot wound. The victim was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
A 27 year old female from Charleston has been identified as a person of interest in the shooting and she is currently cooperating with law enforcement. Captain Henley says that the early indications in the investigation are pointing toward a domestic violence incident.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending family notifications. The name of the female involved has also not been released, since no charges have been filed.
TWO PEOPLE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ADVANCE AREA WRECK
Two people were seriously injured in a wreck Saturday afternoon in the Advance area.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 1:35 pm Saturday when a vehicle lost control on Highway 25 in Stoddard County, slid sideways, and struck another vehicle.
Two people in the vehicle that was hit received serious injuries in the wreck and were transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital. No injuries were listed for the driver of the first vehicle.
MULTIPLE EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR KIDS TO PARKS DAY AT WAPPAPELLO LAKE
Officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers tell KWOC News that multiple activities have been scheduled for the 2019 Kids to Parks day at Wappapello Lake.
The free event has been scheduled for 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, May 18th at the Redman Creek Recreation Area.
There will be a variety of fun water safety and recreational themed games and activities with prizes also being awarded.
For more information, call the Wappapello Lake Management office at 573-222-8562.