MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO FATAL SHOOTING IN BUTLER COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, an area man was taken into custody in connection to a fatal shooting in Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that the shooting occurred Wednesday evening on County Road 476.
According to Butler County Coroner Andy Moore, the deceased has been identified as 36 year old Katrina Suiter, of Poplar Bluff.
Reports indicate the victim was shot in the face, and the suspect, identified as 46 year old Michael Choate, of Poplar Bluff, stated the victim was waving a gun when it went off.
Moore says that due to the ongoing investigation, he cannot give out specific details, however the results of the autopsy contradicts the suspect’s account of events. Once the investigation is over, more details will be released.
Choate was taken into custody and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center. He was later released; however Sheriff Dobbs says Choate is still a suspect in the investigation.
PARENTS REMINDED TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT TRAFFIC SAFETY
School will be starting soon for students across Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is asking parents to speak with their kids about bus stop safety and traffic safety rules.
Children should always stay in sight of the bus driver. Assume drivers cannot see you and never walk behind a school bus. Use sidewalks where available. If you must walk in the street, walk single file facing traffic.
Also avoid using cellphones, ear buds, and hand-held games while walking to school so you don’t become distracted.
On Monday, we will be going over some tips for drivers on what to look out for as the school year begins.
OZARK BORDER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING THIS WEEKEND
The annual membership meeting for Ozark Border Electric Cooperative is set for this weekend.
The meeting has been scheduled for Saturday at the Three Rivers College Activity Center.
Registration will begin at 9 am.
SIKESTON JAYCEE BOOTHEEL RODEO CONTINUES TONIGHT
Multiple events are scheduled for today at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.
The day will start off with a lunch with the Rodeo Clowns and Queens from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Sikeston Bootheel Golf Club. Kids will get to enjoy a free lunch while meeting with the rodeo clowns and queens.
Rodeo events scheduled for tonight include bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and more.
Country music artist Jake Owen will be taking the stage to perform tonight as well. Coming up on Saturday, Midland will be performing following the rodeo action.
Tickets for tonight are $30 and the rodeo will begin at 7 pm with gates opening at 5:30 pm.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.SikestonRodeo.com.
WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A motorcycle wreck in the Missouri Bootheel has left a Tennessee woman with serious injuries.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 55 year old woman from Savannah, Tennessee was riding a motorcycle on Highway EE in Pemiscot County when she was struck in the rear by a truck.
The woman was flown to an area hospital and no injuries were listed for the driver of the truck.
MANAGED DEER HUNT SCHEDULED FOR THIS FALL AT BIG SPRING
A managed deer hunt for military service members with mobility impairments will be available later this year at Big Spring.
According to Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the Big Spring Exceptional Warrior Managed Deer Hunt will be held on November 9th and 10th.
This hunt is open to all current or honorably discharged military members with permanent mobility impairments that may require the assistance of a wheelchair, braces, crutches, or similar mobility aids. Ten hunters will be randomly selected to participate in each hunt.
Applications for the mobility impaired hunt can be found on-line at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Applications must be completely filled out and include a letter from a physician verifying the applicant’s physical condition. Completed application packets must be received by close of business on October 4th.
For more information, call 573-323-4236.