SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MAN CHARGED IN STODDARD COUNTY SHOOTING DEATH
A Southeast Missouri man is facing numerous charges, including murder, in connection to a shooting death in Stoddard County.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells KWOC News that Melvin Anderson, of Advance, was charged Tuesday with murder 1st degree, armed criminal action, domestic assault 2nd degree, kidnapping 1st degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and tampering with physical evidence.
The charges stem from the June 28th shooting death of Tristan Davis near Advance.
Oliver says Anderson is currently housed in the Stoddard County Jail under a no bond warrant.
TWO YEAR OLD CHILD DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE NEAR ORAN
A young child from Chaffee has died after being hit by a vehicle near Oran.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the two year old child had walked onto Missouri Highway 77 at around 4:40 pm Tuesday when they were struck by a vehicle.
The child was later pronounced dead at a Cape Girardeau hospital.
SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR PETS DURING THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
While fireworks are a great treat for many during the Fourth of July, your pets might not enjoy them as much as you do.
The Humane Society of Missouri says that the loud noises can cause dogs and cats to act out of character. A startled dog or cat may hide or try to escape the noise by digging under, chewing through or climbing over fences.
The Humane Society has released some tips for keeping your pet happy during the holiday.
Give your pet a quiet, cool place to retreat inside where sounds are less intense.
Keeping them inside will also protect them from stray fireworks. Their retreat could be a basement or an interior room like a bathroom with access to clean, cool water.
MULTIPLE EVENTS PLANNED TO CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY IN POPLAR BLUFF
There are multiple events planned for tomorrow in Poplar Bluff to celebrate Independence Day.
The Black River Coliseum will be the host for the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker 4th of July Pageant. Registration will begin at 10 am with the pageant beginning at 11 am.
There will be music, vendors, and food available from 4 to 9 pm at the Farmer’s Market area located across from the Black River Coliseum.
The fireworks display is scheduled to start at approximately 9 pm.
MALDEN MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON METH AND PARAPHERNALIA CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21 year old Joseph Robinson, of Malden, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was also arrested on a probation and parole absconder warrant.
He was held at the Butler County Jail following the arrest.
DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO BE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN MISSOURI
Driver examination stations will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week in Missouri.
State officials say that the stations will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Normal operations are set to resume on Monday, July 8th.
EMERGENCY SIREN TO BE WORKED ON IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CITY
Officials say that workers will be coming to work on a Southeast Missouri city’s emergency siren.
According to the City of Cardwell Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, the emergency siren on the south end of town was tested on Monday and found to be down. The siren is located by the school on Union Street.
The north end siren near the Police Department is still working and they have contacted the people who work on the sirens.