EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING TO BEGIN AT NOON
Parts of Southeast Missouri will be under an Excessive Heat Warning beginning at noon today.
According to the National Weather Service, the warning will be in effect from noon until 7 pm on Sunday and maximum afternoon heat index values from ranging from around 105 to 110 degrees are expected.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids. Try to stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun if possible.
Never leave pets, children, or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles.
SIX ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES WEDNESDAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Six men were taken into custody on drug charges in Butler County over a seven hour period on Wednesday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Joshua Hart, 31 year old Gary Hensley, 18 year old Andrew Hill, 30 year old Shawn Bensley, all of Poplar Bluff, along with 37 year old Davis Smith, of Kennett, were each arrested on a methamphetamine charge.
32 year old Joseph Osborn, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance for Xanax.
The 1st arrest occurred at 1:45 pm and the last was at 8:27 pm. Officials did not say if any of the arrests were connected.
PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route AC in Dunklin County is being reduced with an 11-foot width restriction through part of next month as contractor crews mill and resurface the roadway.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway being reduced is located from Route 412 to Route F.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to take place from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Monday, August 12th.
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON CRACK COCAINE CHARGE IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Authorities have arrested a Southeast Missouri man on a cocaine charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 61 year old Johnny Luster, of Homestown, was taken into custody Wednesday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for crack cocaine.
Following the arrest, Luster was held at the Pemiscot County Jail.
EARTHQUAKE FELT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
There have been reports of an earthquake hitting on Wednesday in Southeast Missouri.
According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded at 12:12 pm Thursday afternoon.
The earthquake had a depth of approximately five and a half miles and was centered around 30 miles south of Sikeston.
NEW DAY MINISTRIES TO HOST FEED AND SEED EVENT TODAY
New Day Ministries in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a feed and seed event this afternoon.
The event is scheduled for 3 to 5 pm at New Day Ministries at 703 Franklin Street.
The event is first come, first serve, and packs will be limited to one per household.
If you would like more information, contact Pastor Nancy Wolverton at 573-718-4578.