MULTIPLE BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITIES UNDER BOIL WATER ADVISORIES
Multiple communities in Butler County are currently advising their residents to boil their water.
Public Water Supply District #104 in Butler County has issued a boil water advisory until further notice due to a cleaning of the water tower.
A post on the City of Qulin facebook page says that the city is under a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory due to low water pressure until further notice.
The City of Fisk is also under a precautionary boil water order until further notice.
Officials with the Twin Rivers School in Fisk say that bottled water is available for students at the school free of charge, but parents are being asked to send a bottle of water, sports drink, or a thermos with your children to school, if you can, to help keep them hydrated throughout the day.
PIEDMONT MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE AND WARRANT
Authorities in Wayne County have arrested an area man on a drug charge and a warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 20 year old Robert Lehto, of Piedmont, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine as well as a felony warrant out of Wayne County for possession of a controlled substance.
Following the arrest, Lehto was held at the Wayne County Jail.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS TODAY ON ROUTE 60 IN BUTLER COUNTY
Eastbound Route 60 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The section of Route 60 to be reduced is located between Route Z and Route DD.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 am to 4:30 pm both today and tomorrow.
YOUNG CHILD SERIOUSLY INJURED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY WRECK
A young child has been flown to an area hospital following a two vehicle wreck in Dunklin County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred shortly after 5:30 pm Wednesday on Highway 53, north of Campbell.
A vehicle driven by 32 year old Melissa Kirby, of Kennett, reportedly crossed the center of the roadway and struck another vehicle. A young child in Kirby’s vehicle was seriously injured in the wreck and flown to a Memphis hospital.
Kirby and the driver of the other vehicle both received moderate injuries. Kirby was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital while the other driver was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
A Highway Patrol arrest report says that Kirby is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, and failure to secure a child who is less than eight years old in child restraint or booster seat.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
Route CC in Butler County will be closed today so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can perform a pipe replacement.
The section of roadway to be closed is located between Route U and Route FF.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be performed from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
AREA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $1,500 DONATION
An area police department has received an over $1,000 donation to help purchase a new K-9 officer.
Country Financial announced on Wednesday that the Dexter Police Department was a 2019 recipient of a $1,500 COUNTRY Financial Operation Helping Heroes Donation.
The City of Dexter began raising funds last year to reactivate their K-9 program. The Dexter Police Department utilizes the program for narcotic detection, building searches, crowd control, and handler protection.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY TO DISCUSS UPCOMING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NEAR NAYLOR
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that an informational public meeting will be held today to discuss an upcoming bridge replacement near Naylor.
The meeting has been scheduled for 4 to 6 pm in the cafeteria of Naylor High School.
The project to be discussed is the replacement of the Route 142 Bridge over Little Black River, located approximately one and a half miles north of Naylor. The new bridge will be wider than the existing structure.
The project is expected to be let in February 2020, with construction beginning as early as April 2020. As construction is underway, Route 142 will be closed to through traffic in the vicinity of the bridge for approximately three months. Completion is anticipated in fall 2020.