Poplar Bluff police say an area man has been taken into custody following the search of a residence involving a forgery investigation.
Here’s more from Detective Dan Mustain with the Poplar Bluff Police Department:
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Following the execution of the search warrant 43 year old Timothy Capper was arrested on charges are forgery, possession of forgery instruments, and receiving stolen property.
BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND IN IRON COUNTY
The body of a missing Southeast Missouri man was found Wednesday in Iron County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the body of 77 year old Cecil Irvin Hedricks was found about a mile south of Virburnum on Forrest Service property.
Officials say that it is believed that Mr. Hedricks died of natural causes.
MAN ALLEGEDLY ADMITS TO HUFFING AIR DUSTER SHORTLY BEFORE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff man allegedly admitted to huffing inhalants shortly before a wreck on Monday.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the wreck occurred on PP Highway when a vehicle began driving in the wrong lane of traffic and struck another vehicle.
An officer approached the driver, who reportedly appeared to be confused and did not realize he had been involved in a crash. The driver, 32 year old Thomas Woodham, was taken into custody and later told officers that he had taken a hit of air duster just prior to the impact.
Woodham was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of inhalants, driving while suspended, driving left of center, and careless and imprudent driving.
No injuries were reported from the wreck.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TO GET FOUR DAY WEEKEND STARTING FRIDAY
Students in Poplar Bluff are getting ready to enjoy a four day weekend.
Superintendent Chris Hon tells KWOC News that Poplar Bluff R-I Schools will be dismissed on Friday and Monday for teacher collaboration.
Hon says that classes will resume on Tuesday.
PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE NEAR KENNETT
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle late Wednesday night in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred shortly after 11 pm on US 412, 1 mile east of Kennett.
Details about the incident are limited, however it has been released that 48 year old Kevin Wingate, of Bragg City, was struck by the vehicle and later pronounced dead at a Kennett Hospital.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT DRUG ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY
Additional information has been released about a drug arrest involving two people in Stoddard County.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us more:
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The two men, 49 year old Joseph Caulfield, of Puxico, and 48 year old Stanley Chubb, of Zalma, were arrested on multiple drug related charges.
Caulfield was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
POPLAR BLUFF KINDERGARTEN CENTER TO HOST FALL FESTIVAL TODAY
The Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center will be hosting a fall festival today.
Kids will get to enjoy games, a bounce house, hayrides, and food. Kids are also encouraged to wear costumes and have their pictures taken.
Organizers say they are also planning to have a silent auction at the festival.
FLU CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Butler County Health Department will continue their series of free flu clinics today in Poplar Bluff.
The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Butler County Health Department.
Officials at the Health Department say a yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Flu vaccines are designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will be the most common during the upcoming season.
Children 6 to 23 months old and adults over 18 years of age will be offered the flu shot at the clinic, while children who are 24 months to 18 years of age will have the choice of receiving a flu mist or the injection.
For more information go online to butler county health.org.