SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT
We could be looking at another round of severe weather coming our way later today.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service in Paducah, scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected today and tonight. Large Hail and Damaging Winds are the primary hazards, but a few tornadoes may be possible in the vicinity of frontal boundaries.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has also placed most of southeast Missouri in an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms today and tonight.
Locally heavy rain and frequently lightning will also occur with these thunderstorms and may cause localized flooding. Weather officials say the potential for clusters of thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts may increase during the afternoon and early evening hours.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING THEFTS IN NEW MADRID
Authorities in New Madrid are investigating thefts from vehicles in the city.
According to the New Madrid Police Department, overnight Sunday night and early Monday morning, several unlocked vehicles were entered in the area of Kingshighway, St. Mark, St. Matthew, and St. Vincent.
Two stolen items have been recovered.
Police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras in the area to check their cameras for anyone walking on the night of the 26th or morning of the 27th.
Anyone with information in connection to the incident can contact the New Madrid Police department at 573-748-5901.
PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE 60 IN CARTER AND SHANNON COUNTIES
Eastbound Route 60 in Carter and Shannon Counties will be reduced with a 12-foot width restriction beginning today so contractor crews can perform pavement repairs.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the work zones will be located on Route 60 from Route 19 to County Road 60C near Winona and from County Road 583 to Route P.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place today through Friday, July 19th from 6:30 am to 8 pm daily.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE AND FELONY WARRANT
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Tuesday morning on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 40 year old, Onas Yount was arrested in Butler County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials say that Yount also had a felony warrant out of Wayne County for failure to appear for theft.
Following his arrest, Yount was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN STATE ACADEMIC PROGRAM
A Poplar Bluff High School student has been selected to participate in a statewide academic program.
Incoming junior Lauren Robertson is one of 330 gifted students across Missouri to be accepted into the Missouri Scholars Academy, which will begin next month at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.
The Academy offers a three-week curriculum designed to help advanced students realize their full potential through learning and personal development administered by Mizzou's Honors College.
Consideration is based on cumulative grade point average, aptitude test results, IQ scores and student essays. Counselor Sara Holloway says the nomination process begins in the fall, and only one PBHS student is submitted for approval each year.
This is the second year in a row a Poplar Bluff student has been accepted for the program. Ross Dare participated last year.
SOME FISHING PERMITS AND DAILY TAGS COULD INCREASE IN PRICE NEXT YEAR
Some Missouri fishing permits could be increasing in price next year.
The Missouri Department of Conservation has announced they are proposing increases to the prices of its annual trout permits and daily trout tags.
If the price increases are implemented, starting in 2020 the cost of an annual trout permit will go from $7 to $10 for anglers 16 years of age and older and from $3.50 to $5 for anglers ages 15 and younger.
The cost of a daily trout tag to fish at Missouri’s four trout parks will go from $3 to $4 for adults and from $2 to $3 for those 15 years of age and younger.
Officials say the increases are needed to better cover its costs of running five trout hatcheries that raise and release more than 1.7 million trout each year for public fishing.
As part of the rulemaking process, the MDC is asking for public comments on the changes during July and early August at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z49.