Portageville, MO

Two arrested in Pemiscot County on cocaine charges

Two people were arrested over the weekend in Pemiscot County on cocaine charges. Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol report that 33-year-old Emmanuel Perez, of Aguascalientes, Mexico, and 21-year-old Bryan Gonzalez-Carcega, of Veguita, New Mexico, were each taken into custody on a felony charge of Possession of a controlled substance for cocaine. Gonzalez-Carcega is also facing a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon. Following their arrests, both men were held at the Pemiscot County Jail.

MSHP Arrests Kennett Man

A Kennett man was arrested by the MSHP Monday. 44 year old Lonnie Willett was arrested on a felony probation violation warrant out of New Madrid County and a Dunklin County warrant on various traffic charges. He was taken to the DCJC and is held with no bond.

Traffic Accident Injures Malden Woman

A Malden woman was hurt when the pickup she was driving ran off Route WW just north of Campbell, struck a ditch, and overturned. The MSHP reports 43 year old Brandy Morgan was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital with minor injuries. The accident happened yesterday just before 2:30 p.m.

Traffic Accident Near Dexter Leaves Driver Seriously Hurt

A Butler County woman was seriously hurt Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of a Freightliner. The MSHP reports 31 year old Sara Lee of Harviell was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital, following the accident that happened just before 8:30 a.m. on US 60 at Highway F just west of Dexter.

One Killed, Others Hurt in Weekend Crashes

One person died when she apparently lost control of her car and it struck a pickup on CR 465 near Poplar Bluff Saturday afternoon. The MSHP reports 32 year old Gina Eberhart of Poplar Bluff was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County Coroner Jim Akers, following the accident just before 6 p.m.

Caruthersville Shooting Leaves One Dead

Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened in Caruthersville Friday night. The Caruthersville PD reports they and Pemiscot County deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Shultz Ave. Friday night about 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived they found 19 year old Herschel Grant Jr....

Route EE in Pemiscot County to Close for Bridge Replacements

SIKESTON-Construction of five bridges on Route EE in Pemiscot County will continue. The bridges are located over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258, 259 and 65 near Peach Orchard. During the first phase of construction, Route EE remained open, and traffic continued to utilize the existing structures over Drainage Ditches 1, 251, 258 and 259. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 6, Route EE will be closed from Route A to County Road 229.

It’s Fair Time!

The Delta Fair kicks off today with the annual parade at 5:30 p.m. Lineup for the parade starts at 4:30 p.m. Melissa Combs of the Kennett Chamber urges parade participants to not use St. Francis Street to get to the high school, and side streets will be blocked. The Lions...

Chamber Golf Outing Next Month

The only fundraiser each year for the Kennett Chamber of Commerce is not too far away. The 39th Annual Business and Industry Golf Outing is Thursday, October 13. That’s Chamber Executive Director Melissa Combs, who said registration for the event is $125 per player. There’s a registration form at the Chamber website or you can call 573-888-5828.

OAKS Fundraiser October 8

The Kennett OAKS is holding its Second Annual Fall Fundraiser a week from Saturday. OAKS Director Laura Ford said the event is from 8 am to 4 pm. Two drawings will be held for handmade quilts. Tickets are 1 for $10 and 3 for $25. Ford says they are accepting items for the fundraiser. You can take donations to the OAKS.

Deadly shooting under investigation in Caruthersville

One dead, one charged after a shooting in Cape Girardeau. A suspect in a Sikeston murder investigation has been taken into custody. 1 dead, 1 in custody following fatal shooting in Cape Girardeau. Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 10:00 PM CDT. |. One person was killed and another taken into...

Local Sports: Monday, September 26

In high school football Friday night, the Lake County Falcons defeated Gibson County 62-7. On Saturday’s Coaches Corner, Lake County Coach Jonathan Canada said…. Assistant Coach Hunter Short talked about some of the best players that night…. This week, the Falcons will face West Carroll at home in their...
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1 person dead after shooting near high school

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KAIT) - Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead. According to a news release from the Caruthersville Police Department, a shots fired call came in on Friday, September 23 around 9:31 pm. Caruthersville Police and Pemiscot County Deputies were handling security at the Caruthersville High...

Hayti, Mo. teen dead after Friday shooting; police combing leads

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – One man is dead after a Friday night shooting in Caruthersville, Mo. On Friday, at approximately 9:31 p.m., Caruthersville police officers and Pemiscot County Deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Shultz Ave. Officers responded to a 19-year-old “bleeding...

Cooter baseball meets ‘standards’ in Tri-County Conference championship win

RISCO- For the second year in-a-row the Cooter Wildcats are champions of the Tri-County Conference Tournament. Cooter defeated third-seeded Holcomb 10-0 in the finals. Luke Barnes was the winning pitcher on the mound for the Wildcats the bulldog was lights out going five innings allowing no runs on two hits while fanning 11.

Investigation underway after deadly shooting in Caruthersville

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - Multiple agencies are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a man in Caruthersville. Caruthersville Police and Pemiscot County Deputies responded to the scene of a shooting in the 1500 Block of Shultz Avenue. There they found 19-year-old Herschel Grant Jr. of Hayti profusely...

Hogg’s Heaven Farm continuing to take precautions to prevent risk of bird flu

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — A strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected near Kentucky’s border in Tennessee. To protect all domestic poultry in the state, Tennessee prohibited events like shows, exhibitions and livestock sales for the time being. Animal health officials have even established a surveillance zone...

Fair Brings Community Together

The Delta Fair starts tomorrow with the annual parade at 5:30 p.m. The fair runs through Saturday and is the biggest event in Kennett each year. Chamber Executive Director Melissa Combs says the annual event brings the community and surrounding area together. Combs says you can’t underestimate the importance of...