MURDER SUSPECT MAKES APPEARANCE IN WAYNE COUNTY COURT
A man arrested on a murder charge in Wayne County appeared in court earlier this week.
Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch tells KWOC News that Craig Alan Wood was in a Wayne County Courtroom on Monday for a bond review hearing.
Wood is being held at the Wayne County Jail on the charges of first degree murder and first degree assault, stemming from the missing persons case of Rebecca Alsup, who was reported missing in February of 2017.
Wood’s bond was set at $500,000, cash only.
Anyone who has further information about the investigation is asked to call 573-224-3219.
MAN DROWNS IN CURRENT RIVER
A man drowned Tuesday afternoon in Shannon County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trenton Crane, of Pevely, was swimming at Blue Springs on the Current River when he became fatigued, inhaled water, and was unable to resurface.
He was later pronounced dead by Shannon County Coroner Tim Denton.
POPLAR BLUFF EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCREENINGS TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY
Appointments are being taken for the next screening day for the Poplar Bluff Early Childhood Center.
The screening appointments for the upcoming school year are available for new incoming students and will be held tomorrow.
A child must have turned three by July 31, 2019, and be no older than five by that date, to be eligible to attend.
Parents must have their child’s social security number available when calling to make an appointment.
To make an appointment, call 573-785-6803 and ask for Sandy Case.
DONIPHAN WOMAN FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Doniphan woman on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Lashawna Phillips was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and driving while suspended.
Phillips was also arrested on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, she was held at the Butler County Jail..
HIGHWAY PATROL SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will soon be getting assessed for accreditation and is asking for the public’s opinion on the organization’s operations.
Colonel Eric Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, tells KWOC News that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Incorporated will arrive on August 5th to examine all aspects of the Highway Patrol's policies and procedures, management, and operations and support services.
As part of the assessment, a public forum will be held concerning the services and performance Highway Patrol on Wednesday, August 7th in Jefferson City.
The public can also offer comments to the assessment team on the services and performance of the Highway Patrol by calling (877) 545-5511 from 2 to 4 pm on Wednesday, August 7th.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the ability of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to comply with Commission standards.
METH AND PARAPHERNALIA DISCOVERY LEAD TO ARREST IN KENNETT
Authorities in Kennett arrested two people in connection to a drug discovery on Monday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers located an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and narcotic related paraphernalia during a traffic stop Monday afternoon.
40 year old Isidro Guerrero, of Kennett, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine. Officers also arrested a 24 year old Gibson resident on an unrelated active Kennett Municipal warrant.
Guerrero was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor's office.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY
Northbound Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform erosion repairs.
MoDOT officials tell KWOC News that the work zone will be located from Route 60 to Old Bloomfield Road.
Weather permitting, work will take today through Thursday, August 8th from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.