TWIN RIVERS TO BE OUT FOR REST OF THIS WEEK DUE TO FLU
Students at Twin Rivers are joining some other students in Southeast Missouri in a getting a long weekend.

Classes at all three schools in the Twin Rivers school district will be out of session for the rest of this week due to the flu. Clarkton schools will also be out for the rest of the week as well.

Students at Neelyville will miss class today; however a post on the school district’s Facebook page says that school will be in session on Friday.

 
TWO INJURED, ONE FACING CHARGES, FOLLOWING CHASE WITH AUTHORITIES
Two people were injured following a chase with authorities on Tuesday.

According to the Morehouse Police Department, police were alerted by a juvenile’s mother that her 14 year old child had stormed out of the house and was going to meet Justin Mattison, who is a registered sex offender and is currently on probation with a special condition of no contact with any non-related females under the age of 16.

Authorities located Mattison’s vehicle and attempted to pull him over, however he failed to yield and led officers on a pursuit which continued from Morehouse through Dexter, Bloomfield, and Circle City.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed into a drainage ditch in New Madrid County.

Mattison and the juvenile passenger were both taken to an area hospital for their injuries.

Mattison has been charged with 1st degree assault, 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child, and resisting arrest for a felony. He is currently being held in the Pemiscot County Jail with a $75,000 cash only bond.

 
TWO MEN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING INCIDENT WHERE SHOTS WERE FIRED
Two men are facing charges following an incident last week in Kennett.

Officials with the Kennett Police Department tell KWOC News that on the afternoon of February 1st, officers were dispatched in reference to shots being fired. Officers learned that a fight had taken place that included Marquel Rhines and Dequion Williams shooting at three unknown males.

Rhines and Williams later turned themselves into the Kennett Police Department and were transported to the Dunklin County Jail on the charges of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.

 
PHONE SCAM REPORTED IN MULTIPLE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMMUNITIES
Ozark Border Electric Cooperative says they have been notified of a scam in the Malden and Campbell area along with the Doniphan area.

There have been recent reports of customers receiving calls from individuals impersonating Ozark Border, stating they have not paid their electric bill and attempting to collect payment for their unpaid bill over the phone.

According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, the information customers are given from the impersonators, was not and is not being given to them from Ozark Border employees, nor has their system been hacked.

Anybody who receives this phone call is reminded to not provide the individuals with any personal information and should call Ozark Border immediately at 573-785-4631.

 
OVER 600 POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARDED FOR ATTENDANCE AND GRADES
Hundreds of Poplar Bluff High School students were rewarded last week for not missing class and keeping their grades up.

According to officials, over 600 students have earned reward cards for having stellar attendance, behavior and grades.

Students were issued gold, silver, or bronze punch cards for maintaining between 95 and 98 percent attendance, an 8.0 to 10.25 GPA, and no discipline resulting in suspension or no disciplinary issues altogether.

The rewards included a free cookie provided by Chartwells, plus a game admission, and dance pass.

 
EDGE RUT REPAIR PROJECT UNDERWAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route 114 in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane through next week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform edge rut repairs.

The work zone is located from Route 25 to County Road 717.

Weather permitting, work will continue from 7 am to 3:30 pm daily through Friday, February 17th.