LADY RAIDERS BASKETBALL QUALIFIES FOR NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
The Three Rivers College women’s basketball team is returning to the NJCAA Tournament for the first time in over a decade.
The Lady Raiders defeated Iowa Western Friday night 77 to 59 to claim the District K regional championship.
They will find out what seed they received and their first opponent for the tournament later this morning during the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Selection Show, which is scheduled to begin at 10 am.
Today’s Talk KWOC will be live on Facebook beginning at 9:45 this morning at the BAC Café for the Three Rivers watch party.
The NJCAA Division One Women’s Basketball Championship is scheduled for March 18th through the 23rd in Lubbock, Texas.
KANSAS MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT IN POPLAR BLUFF
Authorities in Poplar Bluff have arrested a Kansas man following a pursuit over the weekend.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, shortly after 5 am on Sunday, officers responded to an area car wash in reference to an alarm. At the scene, officers observed one of the control boxes missing from in front of an automatic wash bay.
A suspect was later found in a truck on North Westwood Boulevard. As officers attempted contact, the subject, later identified as 41 year old Jeffery Tyler, of Pittsburg, Kansas, allegedly attempted to flee in the vehicle, nearly striking a patrol unit.
A pursuit continued into Carter County where Tyler exited the truck and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and apprehended Tyler a short distance away.
The control box was recovered and officers discovered that the vehicle was stolen from Carthage.
Tyler is currently being held at the Butler County Justice Center pending the filing of formal stealing, property damage, assault 1st on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance charges.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING HOUSE FIRE IN BUTLER COUNTY
Officials have confirmed one death following a house fire last week in rural Butler County.
Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells KWOC News that the fire was located at a home on Highway T early Friday morning.
Moore says that 80 year old Larry Short, of Poplar Bluff, died as a result of smoke inhalation.
JOHN J. PERSHING VA MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST WOMEN’S HEALTH OPEN HOUSE
An open house will be held later this month at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
The Women’s Health Open House has been scheduled for 2 pm to 6 pm on Friday, March 29th at the VA Medical Center’s new Women’s Health Clinic.
The special guest speaker will be Jill McGruder and there will also be a meet and greet with Pink PACT staff.
DONIPHAN MAN FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
An area man is facing multiple drug related charges following his arrest over the weekend.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Walter Ederer was taken into custody Sunday evening on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Ederer is also facing charges of possession of a controlled substance - alprazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Friday afternoon on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 32 year old Craig Matthews was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – clonzapan, driving while suspended, and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
He is also facing charges of possession of marijuana, 10 grams or less, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Matthews was held at the Butler County Jail.
STORM SYSTEM UPROOTS TREES IN BUTLER COUNTY
A portion of Highway 53 in Butler County was closed over the weekend due to storm damage.
According to authorities, a fallen tree blocked both lanes of Highway 53 on Saturday. Officials say no one was injured in the incident.
Weather officials say that trees were also uprooted along Highway 51 near the Missouri Arkansas border.