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More northwest Missouri residents told to evacuate after levee breach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents in three more northwest Missouri communities were told to evacuate Thursday morning after a levee breach. The Atchison County Emergency Management office said that self-evacuations were in place for the Sugar Lake, Winthrop and Missouri Bottom areas after a levee breache


Corps Defends Water Releases on Missouri River

Omaha, NE.—The Army Corps of Engineers is defending its decision to send water down the Missouri River even though it contributed to the Flood of 2019.


Road work to affect Poplar Bluff traffic

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - Poplar Bluff commuters can expect delays on Main Street in the coming days. The City Street Department began maintenance Monday at the intersection of Main and 9th Streets.


Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri’s governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.


Police ask for help in identifying woman

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Poplar Bluff Police are asking for help in identifying a woman at a gas station on Tuesday, February 26. Police say they are trying to identify the driver of a white Buick, possibly a Roadmaster, who backed into another vehicle in the parking lot of Munch & Pump and left th


Search for bank robber prompts warning to stay indoors in O’Fallon, Missouri

O’FALLON, Mo. – Police are asking the public to stay indoors while they search for a bank robber. The robbery happened at around 11:30am at the Reliance Bank in the 2600 block of Highway K. The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.


Suspected Poplar Bluff car wash theft arrested following bi-county chase

BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Authorities have arrested a Kansas man in connection with a string of thefts near Poplar Bluff, Mo. early Sunday morning pursuit. Officers from the Poplar Bluff Police Department arrived to Garner's Car Wash on West Maud Street after an alarm went off just past 5 a.m


Congressman Graves visits flooded areas of northwest Missouri Thursday

(Fortescue, Mo.)— U.S. Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo. 6th District) visited flooded parts of northwest Missouri Thursday. Graves stopped and discussed flooding Holt County just outside of Fortescue, a small town that flooded earlier this week.


Noted Rector Area Farmer Joe Burns Dead at Age 70

Long time local farmer and community activist Joe Burns, of Rector, died March 11, 2019, following months of ill health. He was 70 years old. A native of the region, he studied agriculture business at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Afterward, he was employed by DuPont Chemical, prior to ret


Dexter PD seeking info on car’s owner

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - The Dexter Police Department is looking for the owner and or driver of a Honda Accord. The car is a 90s to early 2000 model. The front passenger fender has primer paint on it.


Piggott Chamber Hosting Color Run, City Wide Yard Sale

The Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently voted to move the date of the annual city wide yard sale to the first Saturday in May. In recent years the city wide yard sale has been held on the first Saturday in April, and coincided with the annual Piggott High School FFA open far


Spring fun: 2019 festivals and events in the Heartland

That also means the spring festival season is here!. Across the area, you’ll find things to eat, drink, live music, and all sorts of entertainment, almost every weekend until Memorial Day.


Sheriff’s office investigating Malden armed robbery

MALDEN, MO (KFVS) - The Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened on Friday, March 15. According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, deputies were dispatched to the Rubber Duck Package Storage on Highway 25 in reference to an armed robbery at 9:39 p.m.


Bearcat Bash wraps up Saturday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 4th annual Bearcat Bash wrapped up Saturday evening at Southside Softball Complex in Jonesboro. Highlights and scores can be found below. Newport slugs their way to a win over Piggott 14-4.


Mohawk and Cougar Baseball Update

The Piggott Mohawks remained unbeaten on the young season last Thursday with an 8-2 win at Corning, and Tuesday afternoon the pounded Osceola at home 15-3. In the contest with the Bobcats, senior Dylan Bellers got the start, and the win, fanning four and walking one while scattering five hits over t


Congress could help reunite father, immigrant with Poplar Bluff family

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — "You will get your bill." That's what the Garcia family said Congressman Lacy Clay told them last week when he visited them at Christ Church United Church of Christ in Maplewood.


Dexter's Mosby, Martin make Class 4 District 1 all-district girls basketball team

Two Dexter players were named to the 2019 Class 4 District 1 girls basketball all-district team. Chaylea Mosby and Maycie Martin were two of the 10 players selected. Notre Dame: Riley Burger, Megan Heisserer, Lexi Rubel and Julia Williams.


Clay Co., AR Sheriff’s Office reports scam calls

CLAY COUNTY, AR (KFVS) - The Clay County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office is reporting someone calling saying they are with NEA Baptist Hospital. The caller asks for Social Security and Medicare numbers.


New scam hits Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -A new scam has popped up in Clay County. Sheriff Terry Miller called Region 8 News to warn the public about something that’s happening in the area. A resident received a call from someone pretending to be with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Miller said.