ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND
Just because March has arrived does not mean that we are done with winter yet.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service, an incoming system will begin as rain Saturday night and early Sunday, but then change over to snow. Some freezing rain will be possible during the transition.
The best chance of several inches of snow will generally be north of a Greenville, Missouri to Vienna, Illinois line.
In southeast Missouri along Route 60, rain will eventually change over to a wintry mix, including some snow Sunday. Accumulations may be slightly lower, however impacts will be possible.
Much colder temperatures will be accompanying the precipitation. Wind chill readings on Monday and Tuesday mornings are forecast to dip to zero or below across parts of southeastern Missouri.
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SIKESTON HOMICIDE
Authorities in Sikeston say that an arrest has been made in connection to a recent homicide.
Captain Austin Henley with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells KWOC News 24 year old Cornelius Perkins, of Charleston, has been taken into custody in the death of 24 year old Marcus Dixon on February 18th.
Perkins has been charged with murder 1st degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Henley says that Perkins is currently being held in custody with no bond.
The investigation is still ongoing, and additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff woman has been taken into custody on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 24 year old Mickala Ramsey was arrested Thursday morning on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and resisting arrest.
Following the arrest, Ramsey was held at the Butler County Jail.
BLUFF CITY MALLARDS ANNUAL SPORTSMAN’S DINNER TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The 2019 Bluff City Mallards Annual Sportsman’s Dinner is set to be held this weekend.
The event for Ducks Unlimited has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.
Dinner will begin at 7 pm, followed by a live auction at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 for a single, $65 for a couple, and $20 for a greenwing.
For more information, call Grant Collins at 573-718-9737.
ANOTHER SMALL EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A small earthquake was recorded earlier this week in Southeast Missouri.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the Magnitude 2.2 quake occurred Thursday morning at 7:23 am.
The earthquake was located approximately 30 miles south of Sikeston and had a depth of over five miles.
MEET THE MULES EVENT SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND FOR POPLAR BLUFF BASEBALL TEAM
An event has been scheduled for this weekend so area residents can meet the Poplar Bluff High School Baseball team.
Poplar Bluff R-1 Athletic Director Kent Keith tells KWOC News that the “Meet the Mules” event will be held at 7 pm on Saturday at the Poplar Bluff High School Cafeteria.
Admission is $10 per person and includes a barbecue dinner.
Mark Hogan, General Manager of the new Cape Catfish of the Prospect League, will be the speaker.