ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING KENNETT MAN
Authorities in Kennett have issued an endangered silver advisory for a missing man.
According to the Kennett Police Department, 64 year old William Swinton was last heard from at 10 pm on Sunday, March 10th when he called a friend to advise he was walking back to his home in Kennett from the Urgent Care Center in Hayti.
Swinton is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black stocking hat, grey cap, brown leather jacket, and khaki pants.
The advisory says that he has been diagnosed with dementia and depression.
We have a picture of Swinton available on the KWOC Facebook page.
Anyone who has information on Swinton’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622 or your local law enforcement agency.
WIND GUSTS COULD REACH AROUND 50 MPH TODAY
A wind advisory has been issued for most of Southeast Missouri today.
According to the National Weather Service, the wind advisory will be in effect from 9 am to 7 pm. Weather officials say the area could see sustained winds near 30 mph and wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph.
The wind could cause outdoor items not secured down to be tossed around or damaged. Large tree limbs, or even a few trees, may come down due to wet ground conditions.
There is also the potential for a few power outages. According to Ozark Border Electric Cooperative, over 30 consumers were without power in eastern Wayne County this morning. Outages were also reported overnight in Stoddard County.
According to Pemiscot County Emergency Services, a burn ban is \in effect for Pemiscot County.
ONE KILLED IN WAYNE COUNTY WRECK
One person has died following a single vehicle wreck in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 62 year old Howard Wright, of Greenville, was driving on Southbound US Highway 67 Wednesday night when his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned.
The wreck occurred three miles north of York Village.
Wright was pronounced dead at the scene by Wayne County Coroner Gary Umfleet.
COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ABOUT FOSTER PARENTING TO BE HELD TONIGHT IN POPLAR BLUFF
A community discussion about foster parenting will be held tonight in Poplar Bluff.
Foster Parenting: Myths vs. Facts has been scheduled for 6 to 8 pm tonight at the Bread Shed. Attendees can ask any questions and learn about the facts of fostering and adopting through foster care.
For more information, call Theresa Varner at 573-996-2175, extension 244.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Aaron Pollack, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Wednesday morning on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.
Pollack also reportedly had a warrant out of Butler County for failure to appear.
Following the arrest he was held at the Butler County Jail.
STATE OFFICIALS CONDUCTING AUDIT OF PEMISCOT COUNTY
State officials say that an audit of a southeast Missouri county is being conducted.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway tells KWOC News that her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Pemiscot County.
The most recent audit of Pemiscot County was issued in December 2015, with the county receiving an overall rating of poor. The 2015 audit identified several county funds that were in poor financial condition, including the General Revenue Fund.
During the follow-up review, auditors found that county officials were working to strengthen the county's financial position by increased monitoring, but continued to approve a deficit budget for the General Revenue Fund.
The audit raised additional concerns about accounting controls and procedures in offices of the Sheriff, County Assessor and Public Administrator, and county property tax procedures. The follow-up review determined that some of the recommendations were implemented.
Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in the audit may contact the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline by calling 800-347-8597.
WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
A Gatewood woman is facing multiple drug related charges following her arrest Wednesday morning in Wayne County.
According to authorities, 38 year old Amy Spink was taken into custody Wednesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance at a correctional facility.
She also reportedly had warrants out of Wright County and Poplar Bluff.
Officials say that Spink was held at the Wayne County Jail.