PIEDMONT WOMAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
A southeast Missouri woman was taken into custody over the weekend on multiple felony charges.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 40 year old Leslie Hampton, of Piedmont, was arrested Sunday morning in Butler County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, delivery of an imitation controlled substance, and resisting arrest.
Hampton is also facing a charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and had several warrants.
Following the arrest, she was transported to the Butler County Jail.
MAN ALLEGEDLY FOUND WITH STOLEN FIREARM IN BUTLER COUNTY
A man is facing multiple charges following his arrest over the weekend.
According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year old Jonathan Shepherd, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested early Saturday morning in Butler County on charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say that Shepherd was held at the Butler County Jail.
TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES TO BEGIN TODAY IN BUTLER, CARTER, AND SHANNON COUNTIES
Temporary lane closures on east and westbound Route 60 in Butler, Carter, and Shannon Counties will begin today so contractor crews can perform slope and drainage repairs.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the project limits will extend from Route 67 in Poplar Bluff to Route E in Winona.
As work is underway, Route 60 will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction at various locations. Short, temporary work zones will be set up within the project limits. Each work zone will be in place for several days before contractor crews move to the next location.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Monday, July 8th.
FORMER MISSOURI STATE CONGRESSMAN TO SPEAK DURING THREE RIVERS COMMENCEMENT
A former member of the Missouri House of Representatives will be the speaker during the Three Rivers College Commencement Ceremony this week.
Poplar Bluff native Todd Richardson has been announced as the speaker for the Three Rivers College 51st annual Commencement Ceremony at the Libla Family Sports Complex on Friday.
Richardson currently serves as the Director of MO HealthNet. Prior to that appointment, he was Speaker of the House for the State of Missouri.
Earlier this year, Richardson was honored as the Three Rivers College 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
The commencement ceremony will begin at 6 pm.
SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN PARAGOULD
Authorities are searching for a suspect following a shooting in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Paragould Police Department, shortly after 8 pm Friday night Paragould Emergency Services began receiving multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the area of North 4th Street.
Officers located one victim at the scene who was treated for a non-life threatening injury.
A suspect in the incident has been described as a black male, approximately six feet tall, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The suspect is being considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Paragould Police Department.
NEELYVILLE MAN FACING METH AND WEAPON CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Neelyville man on drug and weapon charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Anthony Pedigo was taken into custody Friday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Pedigo is also facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
BLESSING BOX VANDALIZED IN MALDEN
Authorities in a southeast Missouri city say that a blessing box has been moved following an incident of vandalism.
According to the City of Malden Facebook page, the blessing box at the park was vandalized last week and the food inside was thrown around the park.
Officials say the blessing box has been fixed, moved to the Malden Community Center, and restocked.
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Mother Nature decided to shake things up a bit for Mother’s Day this year in Southeast Missouri.
Officials with the United States Geological Survey tell KWOC News that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded at approximately 3 pm on Sunday.
The earthquake was located around two miles east northeast of Lilbourn and had a depth of seven and a half miles.