Tuesday May 31, 2016

MULTIPLE CHURCHES IN BUTLER AND STODDARD COUNTIES BROKEN INTO OVER THE WEEKEND
Officials in Butler and Stoddard County are investigating multiple church break-ins that occurred over the holiday weekend.

According to authorities, two of the break-ins were located in Butler County.

Cornerstone Tabernacle UPC in Poplar Bluff reported on their Facebook page that multiple items were stolen, including a keyboard and other sound equipment.

Another Poplar Bluff church, posted that computers, sound systems, and guitars were stolen from them.

Officials say there were also break-ins at churches in Stoddard County as well.

 

SILVA MAN INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A VEHICLE IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Silva man was injured Sunday night after he was hit by a vehicle in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 36 year old Danny Robertson was struck by an unknown vehicle while walking on US 67, four miles north of Poplar Bluff.

Robertson suffered minor injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE IN STODDARD COUNTY
Authorities arrested a Poplar Bluff woman over the weekend on a felony meth charge.

According to the Highway Patrol, 28 year old Danielle Laporte was taken into custody Saturday afternoon in Stoddard County on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Following the arrest, she was taken to the Stoddard County jail on a 24 hour hold.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL DONIPHAN KID’S FISHING CLINIC
Registration is open for the annual Doniphan Kid’s Fishing Clinic.

The event will be held on June 8th, beginning at 8:30 am. Officials say that space is limited and all attendees are required to register by calling the Doniphan Police Department at 996-7123. The clinic will be limited to 50 kids between the ages of 5 and 12.

Lunch along with transportation to and from the pond will be provided. The Doniphan Police Department and The Missouri Department of Conservation are also providing the tackle to be used during the clinic.

 

NEELYVILLE WOMAN KILLED IN UTV WRECK
A Neelyville woman has died following a late night wreck Friday in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 20 year old Shelby Carter was riding on a UTV, when the vehicle rolled over and ejected her. Carter, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No details were released on what caused the UTV to roll over and no injuries were listed for the driver.

 

ELLSINORE MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE
An Ellsinore man is facing a methamphetamine charge following his arrest Monday in Wayne County.

According to authorities, 26 year old Jeremy Miller was arrested shortly before noon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Miller was held in the Wayne County Jail following the arrest.

 

GOVERNOR NIXON PARDONS MAN WHO PLED GUILTY OF BURGLARY IN STODDARD COUNTY IN 1993
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has granted pardons to nine people who were convicted of non-violent offenses.

One of the pardons was for John Robey, who pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree burglary in Stoddard County in 1993. He served six months in prison which was followed by a five-year term of probation, from which he was granted an early discharge.

Robey is an officer in the Missouri National Guard who was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious service in Afghanistan. He currently works in computer security consulting.

Gov Nixon says that each of the individuals pardoned has completed his or her sentence and become a law-abiding citizen.

 

CUBA ACCEPTS 20 TON SHIPMENT OF RICE GROWN IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The country of Cuba has received a shipment of rice from Southeast Missouri.

According to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, on Monday Cuba formally accepted a 20-ton shipment of high-quality, long-grain rice grown and processed by the Martin Rice Company of Bernie.

Governor Nixon announced the shipment during an address to an entrepreneurial forum being held for members of a Missouri trade delegation and Cuban businesses and officials from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment and the Cuba Chamber of Commerce.

The shipment of rice arrived at the deep-water Port of Mariel last week. There have been no U.S. rice sales to Cuba since 2008.

 

 

Friday May 27, 2016

SIKESTON AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT
Authorities in Sikeston are searching for a suspect in connection to a robbery earlier this week.

Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells us that a robbery was reported Monday night at Huck’s Convenience Store in Sikeston.

The suspect entered the business with a handgun in his hand and demanded money from the clerk. He then left on foot, running southwest from the area.

The clerk identified the suspect as a black male, around 6 feet tall and wearing a black hood, bandana, black shoes and gloves.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-1500.

 

HIGHWAY PATROL ENCOURAGES DRIVERS AND BOATERS TO HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants local drivers and boaters to remember to put safety first.

Captain John Hotz tells us that every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists during the long holiday weekend.

Hotz says that motorists should know where work zones are located along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up. If you are planning time on or near the water, make sure you wear a life jacket as well.

Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime can use the Highway Patrol’s Emergency Assistance number at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.

 

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR 11 AM AT VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL
11 a.m. will be the start time for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Poplar Bluff.

The ceremony, hosted by the Poplar Bluff Veterans Council, will be held Monday in front of the Black River Coliseum at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall.

The keynote speaker will be Denver Kennedy.

The event will be followed by a flag retirement ceremony in the parking lot across from the Coliseum.

 

TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT IN GREENE COUNTY
Two people have been taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant in Greene County, Arkansas.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells us that Loie Fraine and Linda English were arrested after numerous items were found during the search.

The two were arrested for possession of crystal meth, manufacture of methamphetamine, delivery of crystal methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE RECEIVE MULTIPLE FRAUD COMPLAINTS ABOUT SUSPECT CLAIMING TO REPRESENT IRS
Officials in Poplar Bluff want area residents to be aware of a fraud scheme involve a suspect who claims to represent the Internal Revenue Service.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department says that they have received several complaints about the calls, which have had a male caller tell the intended victims that they owed money to the IRS; and threatened civil action and criminal charges if they did not send money immediately.

Officials say that unsolicited calls seeking money should be regarded as suspicious. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up immediately.

 

DONIPHAN TO HONOR COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER BILLY YATES
The City of Doniphan will be honoring a Grammy nominated international country music singer/songwriter later today.

Billy Yates Day is being celebrated today at Heritage Park in Downtown Doniphan. As a part of the event, there will be a free yoga instruction beginning shortly after noon along with Music in the Park which will begin at 6 pm.

For more information, call 996-2623.

Thursday May 26, 2016

AUTHORITIES IN BUTLER COUNTY STILL SEARCHING FOR MISSING PUXICO MAN
Butler County authorities are seeking help in locating a Puxico man who has been missing since last month.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells us that 50 year old Tim Harbin was last seen in April at K and J’s Git-N-Go in Fisk. Sheriff Dobbs says Harbin could be in serious danger and foul play has not been ruled out.

Authorities also cannot find Harbin’s truck, a black Ford F150 with a sliver stripe. Anyone with information on Harbin’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

 

SAMPLES TAKEN FROM TRUCK A MATCH FOR DEAD POPLAR BLUFF TEEN
Poplar Bluff police say results have come back in connection to an incident last year that claimed the life of a Poplar Bluff teenager.

We spoke with Detective Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the findings:

DET. JOSH STEWART:

On December 9th 2015, officers of the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to a fatality leaving the scene accident at the intersection of Kanell Boulevard and Maud Street. Heavenly Hafford, 13 of Poplar Bluff, ultimately lost her life as a result of being struck by two vehicles. Witnesses at the scene provided descriptions of the two vehicles; a blue Volkswagen Beetle, later determined to belong to Randall Sparks, 42 of Poplar Bluff, and a black Ford F-150; later determined to belong to Benjamin Ressel, 39 of Poplar Bluff. In processing Ressel’s vehicle, investigators obtained several swabs of suspected biological material. These swabs, along with a sample of Heavenly Hafford’s DNA, were later submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime laboratory in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Poplar Bluff Police Department recently received a certified lab report indicating one of the swabs submitted, taken from the skid plate of Mr. Ressel’s vehicle, was a match to the sample provided for Heavenly Hafford. This information, along with the original report, was forwarded to the Butler County Prosecuting Attorney requesting charges. The investigation into this incident is considered closed.

We will continue following this story for you and will provide an update if charges are filed.

 

UPDATED: SUSPECT SHOT DURING ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN WAYNE COUNTY
A man was shot and killed Tuesday during an alleged attempted burglary at a home in Wayne County.

According to authorities, 54 year old Douglas West, of Williamsville, was shot in the chest as he was allegedly attempting to burglarize the home.

He was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital where he passed away. The incident is under investigation.

 

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY STABS BOYFRIEND FOR BEING UNFAITHFUL
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing charges after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend for being unfaithful.

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

DET. JOSH STEWART:

On the afternoon of Tuesday May 24th, 2016, officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to a reported stabbing in the 1100 block of North Main Street. Upon arrival, officers found the victim Eljie Johnson, 24 of Poplar Bluff, suffering from stab wounds. Johnson was subsequently transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Officers also came into contact with Johnson’s girlfriend nineteen-year-old Bethany Payne. Payne admitted to assaulting Johnson due to him being unfaithful. Payne was placed under arrest for 2nd degree domestic assault and later lodged at the Butler County Justice Center.

 

IDENTITY RELEASED OF SUSPECT ARRESTED FOLLOWING RISCO BANK ROBBERY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, authorities have released the identity of a man arrested after a bank robbery Tuesday in Risco.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, they were alerted Tuesday of an armed robbery at the First State Community Bank in Risco, where a black male had entered the bank with a gun and demanded money.

The suspect then left the bank with an undetermined amount of money. Officers with the Malden Police Department located the suspect’s vehicle, and when they made contact with the driver, they observed several items used in the bank robbery in the front seat.

The officers took the suspect, George Reed, into custody and located a package of methamphetamine along with a large amount of cash. Several of the bills matched the First State Community Bank’s serial numbers of U.S. currency that had been stolen.

Reed is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

 

ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED FOLLOWING HEAD ON COLLISION IN GREENE COUNTY
A Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, man has died following a head on collision Tuesday afternoon in Greene County.

According to the Arkansas State Police, a vehicle driven by 22 year old Jerrod Leisure reportedly crossed the center line of Highway 135, near Oak Grove, and struck another vehicle.

Leisure was killed in the wreck. A passenger in Leisure’s vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle suffered unidentified injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

 

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL TO PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
State troopers throughout Southeast Missouri will be taking to the highways this weekend as a part of a statewide enforcement project.

Captain Jeffrey Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E in Poplar Bluff tells us that Troop E officers will take part in a peak travel crash reduction enforcement program on Friday, May 27th, and Monday, May 30th.

During the program, a trooper will be placed every 20 miles on Interstates 55 and 57, along with other selected secondary roads.

Vitale says the objective of the project is to place a trooper in close proximity of motorists who may need assistance and to enforce aggressively all traffic violations which may contribute to unsafe traveling conditions.

Wednesday May 25, 2016

SUSPECT SHOT DURING ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN WAYNE COUNTY
A suspect has died after they were shot during an alleged attempted burglary.

According to authorities, the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home in Wayne County.

The suspect was shot in the chest and taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital where they passed away. The identity of the suspect was not released.

 

POSSIBLE DAILY STORMS COULD BRING LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The National Weather Service says we have chances of thunderstorms almost daily through early next week.

According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued this morning, heavy rain and lightning should be the primary hazards with the storms, however an isolated strong or severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled out.

The National Weather Service is asking storm spotters to stay informed about the latest updates and forecasts throughout the week.

 

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETARY IN BLOOMFIELD
Libby Johnson, Associate Director of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day program at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.

The program will begin at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter Plaza at the cemetery.

Families and friends of those interred, as well as the general public, are invited to attend to help honor all veterans.

 

PERSON OF INTREST IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING RISCO BANK ROBBERY
A person has been taken into custody following a bank robbery in New Madrid County.

According to authorities, a man reportedly showed a gun and demanded money Tuesday morning at First State Community Bank in Risco.

Authorities have taken a person of interest into custody in connection to the incident. The name of the person in custody was not available.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES REMINDS RESIDENTS TO PROTECT AGAINST BUG BITES
Summer is rapidly approaching and that means bugs are starting to be seen in greater numbers throughout Missouri.

State officials have compiled a few tips for protecting against mosquito and tick bites as you enjoy the outdoors this summer.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Acting Director Peter Lyskowski tells us that there are a few easy steps, such as wearing insect repellent or ensuring there is no standing water around your home, that can provide protection against very serious diseases that bugs can carry.

In addition, when the weather allows it, you can wear long, loose-fitting shirts and pants to reduce your chances of getting bitten by a mosquito.

Also, keeping the doors, screens and windows in your home secure and intact, along with using air conditioning to keep your house cool when possible, will help reduce your exposure to mosquitoes by keeping them outside.

More information is available online at the Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov.

 

CHANOIA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HOSTING ANNUAL MAYFEST THIS WEEKEND
The Chaonia Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Mayfest event this weekend.

The event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday at the Firehouse located at Highways 172 and W in Wayne County.

Officials say there will be live music, games, an auction, and food available. For more information, contact Nancy Cox at 573-297-3580.

 

 

Tuesday May 24, 2016

DEXTER MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

 

An area man has died following a motorcycle wreck yesterday in Cape Girardeau County.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that 25 year old Jacob Fields, of Dexter, was attempting to pass a vehicle on Missouri Highway 25 when the wreck occurred.

The vehicle Fields was trying to pass was making a left hand turn and Fields motorcycle collided with the rear of the vehicle, ejecting him.

Fields was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

AREA SHERIFF WARNING OF FAKE ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS IN CIRCULATION

 

An area sheriff is warning citizens and businesses about possible fake money.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells us that there have been reports of fake one hundred dollar bills that have been in circulation in the area.

Pictures of the bills were posted on the Clay County Sheriff’s Department facebook page.

Sheriff Miller advises everyone to be on the lookout for any counterfeit bills and if they were to encounter them, contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

 

POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER HER MOTORCYCLE HITS A DER

 

A Poplar Bluff woman has serious injuries after her motorcycle hit a deer on Sunday.

According to authorities, 58 year old Teresa Persons hit the deer Sunday afternoon on Highway 19, near Grier in Oregon County.

Following the wreck, Persons was taken by ambulance to the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

 

MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON SALE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

 

A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a warrant out of Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 27 year old Rusty Bryant was arrested on a warrant for felony sale of a controlled substance.

Bryant is also facing a charge of driving while suspended.

 

DONIPHAN MAN FLOWN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

 

A single vehicle wreck on Monday has left a Doniphan man with serious injuries.

According to the Highway Patrol, 43 year old Shain Radford’s vehicle ran off the side of Highway U, near Doniphan, and struck a tree.

Radford, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was taken by Air Evac to St. Francis Medical Center.

 

DEXTER WOMAN IN CUSTODY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WARRANT

 

Authorities in Stoddard County say a Dexter woman is in custody on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 43 year old Lesa Lynn Freeman was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and possession of a controlled substance.

Freeman remained in jail as of this morning on a $9,500 bond.

 

DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION IN THE AREA OF THE 100 MILE YARD SALE THIS WEEKEND

 

The annual 100 mile yard sale is this weekend and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution.

The yard sale spans from Jackson to Kennett along Missouri State Highway 25 and will begin on Thursday and continue through Memorial Day on Monday.

Traffic Engineer Craig Compas tells us that there will be more traffic and congestion along the highway this weekend than any other.

MoDOT will have message boards in place along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and promote safe driving.

Monday May 23, 2016

WOMAN WANTED FOR ROBBERY, BURGLARY, AND ASSAULT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
Updating a story we brought to you last week, authorities in Poplar Bluff say a woman who was wanted for multiple offenses has been taken into custody.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Amber L. Reno was wanted for robbery, burglary, and assault.

Officials say she was in custody as of Friday evening.

 

ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY FOR TWO MISSING CHILDREN HAS BEEN CANCELLED
An Endangered Person Advisory for two missing children in Southeast Missouri has been cancelled.

The advisory was issued by the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office on Friday for a missing three year old girl and one year old boy from Hornersville.

The children were taken by their non custodial grandparent from Hornersville to Pacific, but had not arrived when the advisory was issued. Family had been unable to contact the grandparent and had concerns about her mental state.

The advisory was cancelled later on Friday after the subjects were found safe.

 

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS BRIDGE PROJECT IN BUTLER AND STODDARD COUNTIES
A Public Meeting has been scheduled for next month in Qulin to discuss an upcoming bridge project in Butler and Stoddard Counties.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold the meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th at the Qulin Middle School.

The project includes replacing the deck of the Route U Bridge over the St. Francis River Overflow. The bridge will close for six to eight weeks as construction is underway.

Additional details regarding the contractor’s schedule will be released prior to the start of construction. Completion is anticipated in late 2017 or early 2018.

 

CHAFFEE MAN ALLEGED TO HAVE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A CHILD
A Chaffee man has been arrested on charges of statutory rape and statutory sodomy.

According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, on May 17th a detective with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office began investigating allegations that 24 year old Michael Moore had sexually assaulted a 12 year old child. The allegations were reported to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

Moore was taken into custody following an anonymous tip about his whereabouts. A warrant was issued for Moore on the charges of statutory rape 1st degree and statutory sodomy 1st degree. His bond was set by the court at $75,000 cash only.

 

DEXTER POLICE TO PARTICIPATE IN STATEWIDE SEAT BELT CRACK DOWN
Dexter Police will be participating in a statewide seat belt mobilization beginning today.

The crackdown has been scheduled for May 23rd through June 5th.

Lieutenant Joshua Benton tells us that Dexter Officers will be pulling out all stops to ensure motorists are buckling up.

According to the Dexter Police Department six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled.

 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE TO CAUSE DELAYS TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County today for multiple projects.

Westbound Route 60 will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance. The bridge is located between Route 114 and Route AH.

Route OO will also be reduced to one lane today while crews perform pavement repairs from Route 25 to the end of state maintenance.

Work will take place on both projects from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

MULES WRESTLING CAMP TO BE HELD THIS WEEK
The Poplar Bluff High School Wrestling team and staff will be teaching children about the fundamentals of wrestling this week.

The 2016 Mules Wrestling Camp will be held on from 1 to 3 pm on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, at the Poplar Bluff High School Annex.

The camp is for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade and will cost $25 per wrestler.

Anyone with questions can contact David Sievers at 573-785-6471.

Board of Education meeting highlights

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Highlights from the Poplar Bluff R-I Board of Education’s May 19 meeting are now available. The next regular session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Board of Education Room, 1110 N. Westwood Blvd. 2015-2016 Board Meetings May 19, 2016 – Notice – Agenda – Board …read more

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Friday, May 20, 2016

 

 

THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING DRUG BUST IN POPLAR BLUFF

Three people have been taken into custody following a drug bust Wednesday in Poplar Bluff.

Captain J.R. Keirsey with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us that officers were conducting a narcotics investigation on Wednesday in the area of Victor Street.

As a part of the investigation, officers made contact with 24 year old Lee Abraham Jr., 20 year old Michael Morris, and 18 year old Rausheda Rose, who were all occupying a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of a residence.

The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a large baggie with 14 individually wrapped baggies of a green leafy substance, 15 individually wrapped baggies of a crystal substance, and a black scale.

Keirsey says Abraham and Morris were arrested and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center for distribution/delivery/ manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Rose was arrested and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

ADDITION DETAILS RELEASED ABOUT FATAL BUTLER COUNTY WRECK

Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, additional details have been released about a single vehicle wreck the claimed the life of a Poplar Bluff man.

According to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers, 39 year old Jeffery Galindo was killed in the wreck early Thursday morning on Business 67 south of Poplar Bluff.

Galindo’s vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck a concrete driveway curb, and overturned several times. Galindo, who was allegedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected during the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

 

 

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEARCHING FOR WOMAN FOR ROBBERY, BURGLARY, AND ASSAULT

The Poplar Bluff Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Amber L. Reno is wanted for robbery, burglary and assault.

Anyone who has information on Reno’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Police Department at 573-785-5776.

 

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TO BE HELD TONIGHT

Three Rivers College will be celebrating the Class of 2016 tonight.

The Commencement ceremony will begin at 6 pm at the Black River Coliseum. Admission to the event is free.

Three Rivers Alumnus and local entrepreneur and businessman Erick Kirckman will serve as the keynote speaker.

 

 

MALDEN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY

A Malden man is facing multiple felony charges in connection to his arrest Thursday in Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 23 year old Raymond Wilson was taken into custody for felony possession of a controlled substance – Xanex, felony distribution, and felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Following the arrest, Wilson was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office on a 24 hour hold.

 

 

APRIL ATHLETES OF THE MONTH NAMED FOR POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL

The Poplar Bluff Mules Booster Club has named a track member and baseball player as the Poplar Bluff Senior High April athletes of the month.

The Booster Club nominated Krisman Eakin and Kameron Misner for the honor.

Eakin, an outgoing sophomore, was a member of the first girls team to win a state title in track in 2015. She is currently ranked Number 1 in the Class 4 200-meter dash. She also holds multiple school, conference and All-State records. In the classroom, Krisman maintains a 10.714 GPA.

Misner, a member of the Class of 2016, signed a scholarship to play baseball for Mizzou. He had a perfect game as an All-American, and was named to the All-Conference and All-District first team. During his senior year, Kameron earned a 10.8 GPA.

Thursday May 19, 2016

ONE KILLED IN WRECK NEAR POPLAR BLUFF
Crews were on the scene of a fatal wreck this morning south of Poplar Bluff.

The wreck reportedly occurred near Ozark Border Electric Cooperative on South Westwood Boulevard. Butler County Coroner Jim Akers has confirmed to us that 39 year old, Jeff Galindo, of Poplar Bluff, was killed in the wreck.

We will continue following this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

KENNETT POLICE OFFICERS RESPOND TO REPORTED THREAT OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Authorities in Kennett are investigating a threat of an explosive device.

Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell us that on Tuesday officers were dispatched to Beaton Street in reference to a reported threat of an explosive device in the area.

The threat was deemed to be unfounded; however officials say that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is being urged to contact the Kennett Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

 

ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO BURGLARY AT MALDEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Authorities in Malden have made an arrest in connection to a burglary at the Malden Historical Museum.

According to the Malden Police Department, 31 year old Mark Hinklin, of Malden, has been formally charged with burglary and felony stealing.

Hinklin was transferred to the Dunklin County Justice Center and his bond was set at $35,000.

 

DONIPHAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HAVE JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL THIS FALL
Football will be coming back to Doniphan this fall.

The Doniphan School Board approved a plan earlier this week that will have a Junior High team play a shortened four game schedule during the new school year.

The team will play all four games on the road.

Tryouts for the team will begin in August.

 

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO METHAMPHETAMINE ARREST
A Wednesday traffic stop led to the arrest of a Malden resident.

According to authorities, officers conducted the stop shortly before 3 pm Wednesday. During the stop, officers arrested 27 year old Danielle Price for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Price was taken to the Dunklin County Justice Center on a 24 hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s office.

 

KENNETT MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HEAD ON COLLISION
A Kennett man was taken to a Memphis hospital Wednesday following a head on collision in Dunklin County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the collision occurred when a vehicle driven by 18 year old Caleb Wilcox crossed the center line of a highway and struck another vehicle head on.

The driver of the second vehicle, 56 year old Jesus Rivera, suffered serious injuries and was taken by Life Flight to Elvis Presley Trauma Center. Wilcox was transported to Twin Rivers Medical Center with minor injuries.

 

NEW DAY MINISTRIES TO HOST FEED AND SEED EVENT
New Day Ministries in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a feed and seed event today from 3 to 5 pm.

The event is first come, first serve, and packs will be limited to one per family or household. New Day Ministries is located at 703 Franklin Street on the south side of Poplar Bluff.

If you would like more information, contact Pastors Vernon and Nancy Wolverton at 573-718-4578.

 

OVER 50 STUDENTS HONORED AT THREE RIVERS STUDENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Over 50 of the highest performing Three Rivers College students were recognized during a ceremony last week.

The Three Rivers College Annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony was held on May 13th. Winners were chosen to represent each academic department and career education program, the Three Rivers external locations, honor society students, and major student organizations.

To be eligible to receive an Academic Excellence Award, a student must have completed at least 15 credit hours and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

A full list of students who received an award is available on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to our Kinder Mules

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About 400 students received their certificates of completion during the annual “celebrations” held last week at the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center. Kindergartners demonstrated to their families what they have learned including the alphabet, numbers to 100 and colors in a musical performance led by teacher Fawn Luecke. This year’s theme …read more

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