REWARD OFFERED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are offering a reward for help in locating an area man.
Officials say that the Poplar Bluff Police Department is attempting to find Ronnie Allen Jr., who is wanted in connection to a kidnapping investigation. He is being considered armed and dangerous.
We have a picture of Allen available on the KWOC Facebook page, and anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
ONE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON FIREARM AND METH CHARGES IN STODDARD COUNTY
An area man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest in Stoddard County.
According to authorities, 38 year old Evan McManaman, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested early Saturday morning on felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Following his arrest, McManaman was held at the Stoddard County Jail.
SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN CARTER COUNTY LEAVES TWO WITH SERIOUS INJURIES
Two Piedmont residents were injured in a single vehicle wreck Friday afternoon near Ellsinore.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a vehicle failed to negotiate a curve on Route V, ran off the roadway, and struck a tree.
The driver and a passenger were both seriously injured in the wreck. The driver was flown to a St. Louis hospital while the passenger was transported by ambulance to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
TWIN RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT REGISTRATION EVENT SCHEDULED TODAY
The Twin Rivers School District has announced that it will be holding a registration event for all students today.
Royal Registration is scheduled for 1 to 7 pm at Twin Rivers High School in Broseley.
There will be booths set up for parents to update the new school year paperwork for students, discuss student health concerns with the nurses, ask transportation questions, visit with school counselors about classes, and allow students to have their school picture taken.
A Back to School Fair will follow on Wednesday, August 7th from 1 to 7 pm at the Twin Rivers High School Gym.
The fair is for Twin Rivers students in early childhood through 12th grade and will feature free school supplies, sports physicals, haircuts and more.
For more information, visit the Twin Rivers High School Facebook page.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on a child pornography charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 43 year old Shawn Herman was arrested Friday morning on three counts of the felony charge of possession of child pornography.
Following the arrest, Herman was held at the Butler County Jail.
PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF TODAY
A public hearing will be held today in Poplar Bluff to discuss a grant program.
The City of Poplar Bluff has scheduled the hearing for 6:45 pm at the Black River Coliseum to discuss the city's submission of an application for the Community Development Block Grant program.
The City of Poplar Bluff and Three Rivers College are requesting funds for the development of a workforce training program entitled Industrial Park Simulation Lab. The total project cost is estimated at over $430,000.
For more information on the proposed project, contact Mayor Robert Smith at 573-686-8620.
VEHICLE HITS RESIDENCE FOLLOWING COLLISION IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Two people were taken to area hospitals following a wreck over the weekend in New Madrid County.
According to authorities, a vehicle was travelling in the area of US Highway 62 and County Road 241 Sunday evening when it experienced a mechanical defect.
The vehicle then went into an intersection and struck a towed unit on a passing vehicle. The first vehicle than travelled off the roadway and struck a residence.
Two people in the vehicle, both from Bernie, were injured during the incident.
BUTLER COUNTY TORNADO SIRENS TO BE TESTED TODAY
Don’t be surprised if you hear tornado sirens today in Butler County.
According to Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers, the county’s sirens are scheduled to be tested today at noon.
Myers says that the tests will be conducted every month on the first Monday.