MISSING ELLINGTON MAN FOUND SAFE
A man reported missing earlier this week was found on Wednesday.
An Endangered Silver Advisory was issued Tuesday for 78 year old Richard Dorey, of Ellington.
Authorities say that Dorey was discovered safe Wednesday afternoon.
STORMS CAUSE FLASH FLOODING IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
There were multiple reports of flooding following a sudden storm system that hit Southeast Missouri on Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, in Stoddard County there was a report of over 2 inches of rain falling in an hour shortly before 5 pm.
Law enforcement officials in Ripley County say that there were numerous roads flooded at around 4 pm.
The Kennett Office of Emergency Management posted multiple videos and pictures on their Facebook page showing flooded roads and urged motorists to stay off the roads if possible.
DATES SET FOR OPEN HOUSE AND ORIENTATIONS IN THE POPLAR BLUFF R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT
Parents in Poplar Bluff will have the opportunity to learn more about the schools their children will be attending this fall during a series of open houses scheduled for next month.
Open houses will be held for the Kindergarten, 5th, and 6th, grades on Monday, August 12th. The 7th Grade Orientation will also be held on the 12th.
Early Childhood parent orientation is also scheduled for August 12th, with the Early Childhood Open House and first day occurring on August 21st.
On Tuesday, August 13th, there will be the 4th grade orientation at the Middle School as well as the 8th grade Open House at the Junior High.
The four elementary schools will be holding their Open Houses on Wednesday, August 14th.
For Poplar Bluff High School, freshman orientation is set for Wednesday, August 7th, and the Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 20th.
The first day of school has been scheduled for Thursday, August 15th. For exact times of all of the events, visit the Poplar Bluff School District website.
NO INJURIES REPORTED AFTER PLANE CRASHES IN BUTLER COUNTY
A small plane crashed Wednesday afternoon in southern Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that the plane went down in the area of County Roads 278 and 276 at around 3:45 pm.
Two people were on board the plane, however neither were injured.
Sheriff Dobbs says that a preliminary investigation into the incident suggests that there was an engine failure at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
CITY OF POPLAR BLUFF EXPERIENCING OCCASIONAL NETWORK ISSUES
Officials in Poplar Bluff say that the city offices are experiencing some technical problems.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the City of Poplar Bluff is experiencing sporadic network failures and network administrators are attempting to locate the source of the problem.
If you are unable to reach the Poplar Bluff Police Department on the regular lines, you can reach the Communications Division by calling 573-718-0235.
Police officials say that the 911 system has not been affected by the outage.
TEENAGER CRASHES INTO A BUILDING IN BUTLER COUNTY
An area teenager was injured Wednesday afternoon after crashing into a building in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 16 year old was driving on Highway W, north of Poplar Bluff, when her vehicle ran off the roadway and then struck a mailbox and a building.
The teenager suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital.