PARENTS ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGE AFTER FOUR MONTH OLD CHILD DIES FROM METHAMPHETAMINE TOXICITY

Two parents in Northeast Arkansas were taken into custody earlier this week on a murder charge in connection to death of a four month old child.

According to authorities, the child was taken to an area hospital in August where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was revealed to be methamphetamine toxicity.

Both 32 year old Christina Richard and 30 year old Johnny Richard, Sr., of Blytheville, are facing a 2nd degree murder charge.

 

DRIVER FLOWN TO MEMPHIS HOSPITAL AFTER WRECK INVOLVING DEER

A driver was injured in a wreck involving a deer earlier this week in Northeast Arkansas.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that the crash occurred on Greene Road 721 Tuesday when the driver tried to avoid hitting a deer.

The driver was airlifted to a Memphis hospital. Their identity and current condition was not released.

Sheriff Carter says that deer accidents are at a record rate this year and is advising motorists to be careful.

 

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD PANTRY TO BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION

A Poplar Bluff food pantry has announced they will be distributing food every weekend for most of December.

The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry has announced they will be open for food distribution from 10 am through 2 pm every Saturday through Christmas.

The distribution will be held at the pantry’s new location on South Broadway in Poplar Bluff.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL COLLECTING CANNED MEAT FOR DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE

Parents of Poplar Bluff Middle School students are being asked to send their kids to school with canned meat.

The middle school is collecting canned meat, including tuna, chicken, and Vienna sausages, as a part of the December Food Drive to be used in the Mule Pack food distribution program.

Donations are being accepted until December 15th and officials say that the class in each grade that collects the most cans will win an ice cream party to kick off the Christmas Break.

 

BRANSON A CAPELLA GROUP TO PERFORM AT TINNIN FINE ARTS CENTER NEXT WEEK

An a capella band featuring six brothers from Branson will be performing in Poplar Bluff next week.

The performance by SIX will be held at 8 pm on December 7th at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

The show is a part of the ongoing Patrons of the Arts season at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 each and are available in limited amounts at the Three Rivers College Student Accounts Office.

For more information, visit trcc.edu/tinnin.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN RIPLEY COUNTY

A Poplar Bluff man was arrested Wednesday night in Ripley County on multiple felony charges.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Carlis Gooch was taken into custody shortly after 9 pm on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gooch also reportedly had a felony warrant and multiple misdemeanor warrants.