POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY A VEHICLE
A Poplar Bluff woman has died after being hit by a vehicle in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old Wendy Dumas was struck by an unknown vehicle at around 7:39 pm Monday night. Officials say the vehicle ran off the left side of Missouri Highway 53, struck Dumas, and then left the scene.
The incident occurred approximately three miles south of Poplar Bluff.
Dumas was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
TWO AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO MISS CLASSES THIS WEEK DUE TO ILLNESS
Students at two Southeast Missouri school districts will be missing some classes this week due to illness.
Twin Rivers R-10 Superintendent Jeremy Siebert tells KWOC News, that a combined total of over 100 kids and facility missed school yesterday with flu like symptoms. Siebert says that the school district will be closed until Thursday of this week.
The Portageville School District dismissed classes early yesterday because of illness in the district. Classes in Portageville will also resume on Thursday.
TWO ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE IN MALDEN
Two Malden residents have been taken into custody on a controlled substance charge.
According to the Malden Police Department, on Sunday, officers arrested Richard Brock and Steven Goff, each on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Both have been transported to the Dunklin County Jail and officials say Brock’s bond has been set at $30,000 while Goff’s bond was set at $25,000.
AREA SCHOOL PUT ON LOCK DOWN BECAUSE OF POLICE CHASE
An area school was put on lock down yesterday due to a police chase in the area.
According to a post on the Bernie R-13 Schools Facebook page, the school district was on lock down for a period of time Monday afternoon as a precaution because of a police chase near the town.
Authorities say the chase started in Qulin and continued from Butler County into Stoddard County before authorities lost the vehicle.
HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
Heavy rainfall and flooding will be possible this week in Southeast Missouri.
According to a Hydrologic Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, several upper air systems will move over the area from Wednesday through Thursday and interact with abundant moisture and a boundary near the Ohio Valley.
This will likely result in moderate to heavy rainfall across southeast Missouri and a widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain is likely.
Officials say that the end result will be a risk for considerable flooding in low lying and poor drainage areas. Localized flash flooding cannot be ruled out with some thunderstorms producing heavier rainfall rates.
TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO RASH OF BURGLARIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Authorities say that two people have been arrested in connection to multiple burglaries in Southeast Missouri.
Over the last two months, members of the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office, Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Advance Police Department, Oran Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the United States Postal Service have been investigating a rash of recent burglaries in Bollinger, Scott, and Stoddard Counties.
According to the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Department, Shawn Yount, of Advance, has been arrested and charged in Bollinger County with six counts of burglary 2nd degree. Yount’s bond was set at $175,000.
Sidney Scowden of Dexter, was also arrested in reference to the investigation. A warrant for her arrest was issued for six counts of burglary 2nd degree in Bollinger County. Scowden’s bond was set at $75,000.
Officials say that this is still considered an open and active investigation and Yount is suspected in additional burglaries committed in Bollinger County.
ROAD WORK TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TODAY
Route E in New Madrid County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a culvert under the roadway.
The section of roadway to be closed is located between Route D and County Road 646.
Weather permitting, work will performed from 8 am to 3 pm.