TWO ARRESTED ON FELONY METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGES
Two Doniphan residents have been taken into custody in Ripley County on multiple charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Candace Scott and 27 year old Lewis Kramer were each arrested at around 10 pm Friday night on charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child – 1st degree, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kramer is also facing a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.
Following their arrests, both Scott and Kramer were held at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.
FOUR INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK
Four people were injured in a wreck Saturday night in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 53 year old Edward Allison, of Puxico, crossed the center line of Highway T and struck two vehicles.
Four people in one of the vehicles that was hit suffered minor injuries and were transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
Allison was arrested later Saturday night on a charge of driving while intoxicated involving a motor vehicle crash. Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Route CC in Butler County will be reduced to one lane early this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The section of Route CC to be reduced is located between Routes 53 and 51.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8:30 am to 4 pm today and tomorrow.
MAN FACING KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT CHARGES
Authorities in Stoddard County have taken an Oran man into custody on a kidnapping charge.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 32 year old Melvin Anderson was recently booked on charges of domestic assault 2nd degree and kidnapping 2nd degree.
Few details about the charges have been released and officials say that no bond had been set for Anderson.
HIGHWAY PATROL PREPARING FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAFFIC
With the Fourth of July coming up, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are preparing for an increase in travelers on Missouri’s roadways.
Officials tell KWOC News that the Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. over the July Fourth holiday. All available officers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws in addition to being available to assist motorists.
In addition, a 2019 Independence Day DWI Enforcement operation will be in effect during the long weekend. Troopers will strictly enforce Missouri statutes addressing driving while intoxicated, underage drinking, possession of intoxicating liquor by a minor, and intoxication by a minor.
Troopers will also be working on the state’s waterways to enforce Missouri’s boating laws and provide assistance where needed. Missouri’s boaters are being asked to do their part by remaining alert for other boats and swimmers, and being courteous on the water.
AREA SHERIFF LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF STUFFED ANIMALS
An area sheriff is asking for donations of stuffed animals.
Carter County Sheriff Richard Stephens tells KWOC News that the sheriff’s department is in need of clean, small or medium sized, stuffed animals.
Stephens says that deputies routinely provide the stuffed animals to young children on emergency calls as well as during court proceedings and their stock was recently depleted.
Anyone willing to help out can bring stuffed animals to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in Van Buren or call 573-323-4510.