Monday December 10, 2018

MULTIPLE DWI SATURATION'S TO BE HELD IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say that multiple special operations are planned for Southeast Missouri throughout December.  

According to Captain Jeffrey Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E of the Highway Patrol, sometime during the month of December, Troop E officers will be conducting several driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operations.  

Vitale says the operations will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.

Friday, December 7, 2018

RIVER RADIO LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR TONIGHT

Parade lights will be shining bright tonight in Downtown Poplar Bluff during the 2018 River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade.

Lineup will begin at 5:45 pm at the Hydro Adventures parking with the parade starting 6:30 pm.

The parade route will run from Highway 142 at McDonald’s through downtown Poplar Bluff before ending back at the Black River Coliseum.

Thursday December 6, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY BURGLARY WARRANT 

Authorities in Dunklin County say that an area teen has been arrested on a felony warrant.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18 year old Lucas Hardaway, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Wednesday morning on a felony Butler County Warrant for burglary.  

Following the arrest, Hardaway was held at the Dunklin County Jail. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN BOLLINGER COUNTY

A woman has died following a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Bollinger County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54 year old Nancy Herren, of Cape Girardeau, was driving on Route KK when her vehicle ran off the side of the roadway, hit an embankment, and overturned.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE RAISE ALMOST $700 DURING NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department put away their razors last month to raise money to help fight cancer.

According to Relay for Life of Butler County, the Poplar Bluff Police Department raised $660 as a part of the American Cancer Society No Shave November Challenge.

Monday December 3, 2018

AREA MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE IN STODDARD COUNTY 

An area man was taken into custody over the weekend in Stoddard County on a felony drug charge.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56 year old Darryl King, of Broseley, was arrested Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.  

King is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  

Following the arrest, he was held at the Stoddard County Jail.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

OVER $160,000 MISSING FROM GREENVILLE CITY FUNDS

The Missouri State Auditor says that over $160,000 are missing from Greenville City Funds.

According to Auditor Nicole Galloway, an audit was initiated as a part of a law enforcement investigation, which resulted in criminal charges filed by the Attorney General's Office this summer against former Greenville City Clerk Pamela Birmingham.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

DONIPHAN MAN FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY

A Doniphan man has been taken into custody in Butler County on a felony meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59 year old Scott Silman was arrested Monday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Monday November 26, 2018

DONIPHAN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES 

An area resident was taken into custody Friday night in Ripley County on multiple felony charges. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Derek Fox, of Doniphan, was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  

Officials say Fox was held at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday November 20, 2018

FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN BUTLER COUNTY 

A man was shot and killed Monday in Butler County.  

Officials tell KWOC News that the incident occurred Monday evening on Highway 67, South of Poplar Bluff.  

A man was found by officers in a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. Officials say that the shooter may have been firing in self defense during a possible car-jacking. The alleged shooter was at the scene when officers arrived.  

Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells us that the deceased has been identified as 33 year old Joshua Goins, of Qulin. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.  

Authorities are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made.

Monday November 19, 2018

ONE DEAD, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING DISPUTE OVER BICYCLE IN POPLAR BLUFF 

One man is dead and another has been taken into custody following a dispute involving a bicycle over the weekend in Poplar Bluff.  

Lt. Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News around 9 am Saturday, authorities received a call in reference to two subjects fighting in the roadway, at the intersection of Woodrow and Henry Streets. 

At the scene, officers found a man lying in a ditch unresponsive. The man, identified as a 59 year old resident, of Poplar Bluff, was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Following an investigation, 25 year old Skylar Carter, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

MAN FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE IN POPLAR BLUFF 

A local man has been flown to an area hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 55 year old Darryl Price, of Poplar Bluff, was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Davis and Main Street.  

Price was seriously injured in the incident and flown to a Memphis hospital.

Monday November 12, 2018

POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW THIS EVENING 

This evening, there is the possibility of the first period of winter weather of the season in Southeast Missouri.  

According to the National Weather Service, rain or freezing rain is possible this evening along with a slight chance of snow. Temperatures are also expected to fall to around 25 degrees overnight.  

If you have to get on the roads, remember to check road conditions in your area on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map, which is available at modot.org.

Thursday November 8, 2018

MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT 

A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a young child.  

KWOC News spoke with Poplar Bluff Police Detective Andy Cleaveland about the arrest. 

ANDY CLEAVELAND: 

On Tuesday November 6, officers of the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for a reported sexual assault.  

Further investigation was made regarding the incident. Pursuant to this investigation, the suspects name was determined to be 22 year old Jacob Anthony Mancel, of Poplar Bluff. Officers made contact with Mancel at his residence and he was subsequently taken into custody. Mancel cooperated during the investigation and was later lodged in the Butler County Jail on the charges of Child Molestation 1st degree and Statutory Sodomy 1st degree. This investigation is ongoing. 

Mancel’s bond has been set at $100,000 cash only and he is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment this morning.

Friday November 9, 2018

UPDATE: TWO INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY WRECK WERE INVOLVED IN PURSUIT WITH POILCE 

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, two people who were injured in a wreck in Butler County had allegedly been involved in a pursuit with police.  

KWOC News spoke with Lieutenant Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the incident.   

JOSH STEWART: 

On Wednesday afternoon, around 4:45 pm, a suspected theft from Instapawn, located at 64 Highway NN, was reported to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department. As the suspects left the business, the business owner, Curtis Phelps, began following the suspect vehicle. Due to officer’s locations, and the direction in which the suspects were traveling, the Poplar Bluff Police Department was requested to attempt contact. 

A short time later, an Officer of the Poplar Bluff Police Department observed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop along South Broadway. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated in an attempt to flee. The officer gave chase, as the suspect vehicle traveled to Butler County Road 309. While traveling south along County Road 309, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Frederick Sparks Jr., 42 of Poplar Bluff, lost control of the vehicle.The vehicle, a 2001 Mercury Sable, subsequently left the roadway and overturned multiple times, ejecting both occupants. Both Sparks and his passenger, Sheena Gray, 33 of Poplar Bluff, were airlifted to a Memphis hospital. Sparks and Gray were found to have warrants for their arrest. Additionally, while seeking treatment in Memphis, Sparks was found to possess a quantity of suspected methamphetamine. 

The suspected methamphetamine has been seized by Memphis area law enforcement and will be recovered by Poplar Bluff investigators at a later time.