BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES SETTLE IN OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A bitterly cold morning is awaiting residents throughout Southeast Missouri.
According to the National Weather Service, wind chill values could range anywhere from around zero to negative 20 in Southeast Missouri this morning.
A number of counties are under a wind chill advisory until noon today, including Wayne, Carter, Iron, Madison, Reynolds, and Bollinger Counties.
Officials say that frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.
For a list of warming center’s available in Southeast Missouri visit our Facebook page.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has also made a website available for finding warming centers in your area at https://ogi.oa.mo.gov/DHSS/warmingCenter/.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR KENTUCKY MAN IN CONNECTION TO VEHICLE THEFT
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are searching for a Kentucky man in connection to a report of a stolen vehicle.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, a black Chevrolet Silverado Z71 was stolen from the parking lot of a Poplar Bluff Rhodes 101 Convenience Store on January 19th.
Police have identified Dalton Norville, of Marshall County, Kentucky, as a suspect in the theft. Norville is believed to be in the company of a runaway juvenile.
We have pictures of Norville and the truck available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone who has information about Norville’s whereabouts or the location of the stolen pickup is asked to contact Detective Mustain at 573-686-8632.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS SEW PILLOWCASES TO HELP FOSTER CHILDREN
Junior High students in Poplar Bluff have been sewing pillowcases over the past few months to help foster children.
According to Principal Candace Warren, a group of seventh graders have donated about 100 hand-sewn pillowcases that double as laundry bags to FosterAdopt Connect SEMO.
The sacks were filled with small blankets, fidget spinners, and toiletry items such as wet wipes, deodorant and toothbrushes.
Principal Warren says the charitable deed served as a midyear service project for Team One.
FosterAdopt Connect offers training, advocacy and licensing to families caring for children through the foster system and adoption process.
CONSTRUCTION FORCES TEMPORARY CHANGES TO PARKING AT JOHN J PERSHING VA MEDICAL CENTER
Ongoing construction is forcing some parking changes at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Medical Center’s Facebook page, most of their patient parking is now on the north side of the building to provide more accessible spaces for Veterans while the new urgent care is under construction.
The changes will be temporary while the construction is going on. A map of the new parking areas is available on the Medical Center’s Facebook page and signs will be set up as well.
EARTHQUAKE REPORTED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Officials say that an earthquake was recorded early Tuesday morning in Southeast Missouri.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.2 quake occurred at 1:44 am Tuesday.
The earthquake was located approximately 10 miles southeast of Sikeston and had a depth of almost 10 miles.
US HIGHWAY 60 IN CARTER COUNTY TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK FOR REPAIRS
Westbound US Highway 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane through Friday so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can seal cracks in the roadway.
MoDOT officials tell KWOC News the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route P to one mile east of Route J.
Weather permitting; work will be performed from 7 am to 3 pm daily, through Friday. Officials say the work-zone may also be set-up overnight.