POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple felony charges following her arrest early Tuesday morning in Scott County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 21 year old Chelsi Faries was arrested shortly before 2 am Tuesday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Faries was held in Scott County on a 24 hour hold.

 
2ND MAN ARRESTED IN SCOTT COUNTY ON PROMOTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE
Another arrest has been made in Scott County for a promoting child pornography charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old William Holland, of Morley, was arrested at around 3:30 pm Tuesday on a charge of felony promoting child pornography 1st degree.

A Sikeston man was also arrested in Scott County on the same charge Monday night. Officials did not say if the two arrests were connected.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT TO BE HELD THIS WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
A Relay for Life event has been scheduled for this Friday in Poplar Bluff.

The event will be held from 6 pm to Midnight on September 15th at Fred M. Morrow Stadium.

Relay for Life is a family friendly event that benefits the American Cancer Society. Organizers say there will be activities for all ages at the event.

Area Businesses can also form a team or host a one-time fundraiser to partner with Relay for Life.

 

GRIEF COUNSELORS AT PARAGOULD HIGH SCHOOL TUESDAY FOLLOWING STUDENT’S DEATH
A Northeast Arkansas high school student died following school on Monday.

Sophomore Dacota Chamberlain passed away on a Paragould school bus while on the way home Monday afternoon.

Paragould School District Officials issued a statement yesterday which said that counselors were brought to the high school campus to provide grief support to those in need.

A cause of death has not been released.

 

MOTORISTS AND FARMERS ARE URGED TO STAY ALERT ON ROADWAYS
Many area farmers will soon be starting or are already in the process of harvesting their crops and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be prepared for heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on rural highways.

When you come up behind a tractor or other farm machinery, remember to slow down and be patient. Wait to pass until you have a clear view of the road ahead and there is no oncoming traffic. Never pass on a hill or curve.

Officials say that collisions commonly occur when a motorist tries to pass a left-turning farm vehicle. A tractor that appears to be pulling to the right side of the road to let motorists pass, instead may be preparing to make a wide left turn. Be sure to watch the farmer’s hand and light signals closely.

According to the Highway Patrol, in 2016 there were a total of 158 traffic crashes in Missouri involving farm equipment. In those crashes three people were killed and 62 were injured.

 

POPLAR BLUFF TRAP TEAM HOLDING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
A membership drive is underway to get students in Poplar Bluff involved in shooting sports.

The Poplar Bluff Trap Team is holding a membership drive in an effort to get more students involved at an early age.

Trap is open to male and female students, grades 7-12 and this is the third year Junior High students are able to participate on the team, after the Board of Education approved the expansion of the program to allow students to gain two more years of competitive experience.

The first trap meet of the 2017/18 season will take place next month at the Poplar Bluff Gun Club. The cutoff date for students to sign up is Thursday, September 21st.