TWO MEN WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN POPLAR BLUFF SHOOTING
The Poplar Bluff Police Department has identified two men who are being sought in connection to a shooting.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, both Michael Fry and Michael Melvin are wanted for questioning regarding a shooting investigation.
Police officials say that both subjects should be considered armed and dangerous. Pictures of both men are available on the KWOC Facebook page.
If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, contact Poplar Bluff Police at 573-785-5776.
SAINT FRANCIS HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS WITH TWO POPLAR BLUFF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
The Saint Francis Healthcare System has announced agreements with two Poplar Bluff Healthcare providers.
Poplar Bluff Pediatrics will become a Medical Partner with Saint Francis Healthcare System effective March 1st. Poplar Bluff Pediatrics will remain at its current location on Barron Road and patients will still call the same number for appointments, for access to the on-call physicians, or for questions for their doctor.
Saint Francis Healthcare System has also entered into formal discussions regarding Black River Medical Center joining Saint Francis.
Christy Shawan, Chief Executive Officer of Black River Medical Center says the partnership with Saint Francis will provide resources and support in this rapidly changing healthcare environment.
AREA RESIDENTS TOLD TO BE PREPARED FOR UPCOMING RAINY PERIOD
Area residents are being told to be prepared for an upcoming rainy period.
According to a hydrologic outlook by the National Weather Service in Paducah, two rounds of heavy rain are in the forecast for the remainder of the week.
The first round is set to begin later today, and is predicted to last through tomorrow. The heaviest rains will be from far southeast Missouri across western Kentucky.
Rains are expected to pick up again as we head into the weekend, with a combined two to four inches of rainfall expected across much of Southeast Missouri.
Officials say the rains will stress the already swollen and slow to recover creeks, streams, rivers, and tributaries. Drivers should heed all flood signs and warnings if and when they are posted.
CREWS RESPOND TO EARLY MORNING FIRE IN PORTAGEVILLE
Fire crews in Portageville responded to an area fire early Monday morning.
According to Portageville Fire and Rescue, an abandoned trailer was found fully engulfed with a propane tank nearby.
Officials say crews were dispatched to the scene shortly after 3 am.
The incident was closed approximately an hour later and no other structures or property were damaged.
FISH FRY TO BE HELD FOR 18 YEAR VETERAN OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL BATTLING BRAIN CANCER
A fish fry will be held this Friday for an 18 year veteran of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who is battling brain cancer.
Corporal Curt Fox was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012. It has now returned for a third time and been upgraded to a grade 4 glioblastoma.
A fish fry fundraiser to help Corporal Fox and his family has been scheduled for Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus in Jackson. There will also be a raffle tickets sold for a gun.
For more information, contact Jamie Malugen at 573-979-2181.
SACRED HEART SCHOOL TO HOST FIESTA AUCTION
Sacred Heart School’s 22nd Annual Fiesta Auction has been scheduled for late next month.
Officials say the event will be held on Saturday, March 30th at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Poplar Bluff.
There will be both a live as well as a silent auction and doors are set to open at 5:30 pm, with dinner beginning at 6.
Tickets will be $25 in advance or $30 if purchased at the door. For more information, call 573-785-5836.