AREA MAN DIES FOLLOWING WRECK IN BUTLER COUNTY
An area man has died following a wreck Monday morning in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 88 year old Edgar Holden, of Harviell, was driving on US Highway 160 when he pulled into the path of another vehicle.
Holden was transported to a Cape Girardeau hospital where he was pronounced dead. No injuries were listed for the driver of the second vehicle.
MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, a Sikeston man is facing multiple charges in connection to an officer involved shooting Sunday night in Southeast Missouri.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 49 year old Larry Maddox has been charged with two counts of assault in the 1st degree - special victim, four counts of armed criminal action, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Maddox had allegedly shot at a state trooper on Highway 60 near Sikeston. The trooper then shot at the man and struck him.
Maddox remains at a local hospital and his bond has been set at $250,000.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Route DD in Stoddard County has been closed so contractor crews can replace a bridge.
MoDOT officials tell KWOC News that the bridge is located over Spring Creek between County Road 593 and County Road 372 near Vanduser.
The bridge is scheduled to re-open on Friday, September 6th.
HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE FOR LATER THIS WEEK
Weather officials say that Southeast Missouri could see some heavy rainfall this week.
According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, locally heavy rainfall is possible later this week as tropical moisture moves into the area.
Parts of Butler, Ripley, Wayne, Carter, Stoddard, and New Madrid Counties could all see four to six inches of rainfall.
Officials say the heaviest rainfall is expected Thursday through Saturday night.
ADVANCE MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT
Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a controlled substance warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 33 year old Johnathan Harwood, of Advance, was recently arrested on a warrant of delivery of a controlled substance.
His bond has been set at 25,000 dollars, cash only. Officials say Harwood remained in custody as of this morning.
KAMERON MISNER SELECTED BY THE MIAMI MARLINS IN THE MLB DRAFT
A Poplar Bluff native was chosen in last night’s Major League Baseball draft.
Outfielder Kameron Misner was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 35th pick.
Misner graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 2016 and was drafted in the 33rd round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Misner choose to attend the University of Missouri where he had a batting average of over .300 with 21 home runs and 91 RBI’s over three seasons.