Thursday April 25, 2019

UNITED STATES SENATOR TO VISIT POPLAR BLUFF BUSINESS 

A United States Senator will be visiting a Poplar Bluff business later this week.  

Senator Roy Blunt will be holding a press conference on Friday beginning at 12:15 pm at Mid-Continent Steel and Wire. 

Mid-Continent Steel and Wire is the nation’s largest nail manufacturer and was recently granted tariff exclusions by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  

Wednesday April 24, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING SEX CRIME CHARGE  

An area man is facing a sex crime charge.  

According to Missouri Case Net, a warrant was issued Tuesday for 43 year old Shaun Thompson, of Poplar Bluff, on a felony charge of 1st degree sexual conduct with a nursing facility resident or vulnerable person.  

Thompson was arrested by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and his bond was set at $25,000, cash or surety.  

He is also not to be on the premises of any school or correctional facility, and can have no contact with the victim.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

ONE DEAD, ANOTHER INJURED, FOLLOWING DUNKLIN COUNTY WRECK 

A Southeast Missouri woman has died following a wreck Monday morning in Dunklin County.  

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle crossed the center line of US Highway 412 and struck another vehicle.  

The driver of the second vehicle, identified as 51 year old Sherry Ganus, of Cardwell, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The driver of the first vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to a Paragould hospital.

Monday, April 22, 2019

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MAN SUSPECTED OF PLACING SKIMMING DEVICE ON DEXTER ATM

Authorities in a Southeast Missouri town are searching for someone who is suspected of placing a credit and debit card skimming device in the city.

According to the Dexter Police Department, a local bank reported on Thursday that someone placed the device on an ATM machine.

Officials say that during the investigation, it was revealed that the device was placed on and removed from the ATM on April 3rd.

Friday, April 19, 2019

NO FOUL PLAY IN YOUNG CHILD’S DEATH

An autopsy has shown that no foul play was involved in a young child’s death Thursday in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, shortly before 2 pm yesterday, authorities received a 911 call from an employee an area preschool who said there was a one year old child who was unresponsive and that CPR was in progress.

A patrolman took over CPR from at the scene until the arrival of EMS personnel. EMS transported the child to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BELL CITY MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RELATED CHARGES

A warrant was served last week on a Southeast Missouri man for multiple child pornography charges.

According to Missouri Case Net, the warrant was served Thursday to Troy Kennedy, of Bell City, by the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday April 15, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY 

Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on multiple drug related charges.  

According to authorities, 63 year old Danny Parker, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Sunday evening on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.  

Parker is also facing charges of possession of marijuana – less than 10 grams, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.  

Following the arrest, he was held at the Stoddard County Jail.

Friday April 12, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF AREA BUSINESS SET TO CLOSE 

A Poplar Bluff area store will soon be closing its doors.  

Fred’s, Incorporated announced on Thursday that they will be closing 159 stores, including locations in Poplar Bluff, Paragould, and Cape Girardeau.  

The company intends to close all of the impacted stores by the end of May.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MURDER CHARGE

A Poplar Bluff man is facing a murder charge in connection to a shooting in the Thayer area.

Officials with the Thayer Police Department tell KWOC News that on Tuesday night authorities received a report of multiple gunshots and a male bleeding.

The victim, identified as 39 year old Daniel Carroll, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

JACKS FORK RIVER REOPENED FOLLOWING BRIDGE REMOVAL

Officials have reopened a portion of the Jacks Fork River at Alley Spring.

The river had been closed due to flooding in April 2017 and February 2018 that caused structural damage to a pedestrian bridge, making it unsafe for visitors below and prompting an emergency closure of the river beneath the bridge.

Tuesday April 9, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TRYING TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS IN CONNECTION TO INVESTIGATION 

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals.  

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, during the early morning hours of March 31st, two individuals forced entry into a residence on the 400 block of Lester Street.  

Officials say that a hidden camera inside the residence was able to take photos of both of the individuals.   

We have the photos available on our Facebook page.  

Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the individuals is asked to contact Detective Dan Mustain at 573-686-8632.

Monday April 8, 2019

ONE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING DRUG BUST IN REYNOLDS COUNTY 

Authorities in Reynolds County have arrested an area man in connection to a narcotics investigation.  

According to the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department, last week a search warrant was obtained for a Bunker residence as a part of an investigation by the South Central Drug Task Force.  

The search warrant was served on Wednesday and officers seized approximately two pounds of marijuana, 115 grams of suspected Psilocybin mushrooms, a quantity of suspected LSD, 15 firearms, and United States currency. 

40 year old Rickey Holt Jr., of Bunker, was arrested and incarcerated pending warrant applications. A second suspect was identified during the investigation and officials say charges will be requested.

Friday, April 5, 2019

TARIFF EXEMPTIONS GRANTED FOR MID CONTINENT STEEL AND WIRE

A Poplar Bluff business has been granted an exemption from steel tariffs.

Mid Continent Steel and Wire announced on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Commerce has approved exclusions from Section 232 tariffs for the company. The exclusions cover close to nine-tenths of the volume of imported steel that Mid Continent uses.

Thursday. April 4, 2019

JOB AND COLLEGE TRANSFER FAIR SET FOR TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF

The annual spring Job Fair will be held today in Poplar Bluff.

According to the Butler County Community Resource Council, the Job Fair, as well as a College Transfer Fair, will be held today from 10 am to 3 pm.

The fairs will be located at the Bess Activity Center on the campus of Three Rivers College.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

ELECTIONS HELD FOR CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS IN BUTLER COUNTY

Multiple area city council races were decided during election day on Tuesday.

Lisa Armes Parson won the seat representing Ward 1 on the Poplar Bluff City Council over Kit Skaggs.

In Neelyville, John Knowles defeated Dana Blagg for the Ward 1 Alderman position.

Voters in Fisk were split almost evenly for the councilman position representing Ward 1 with Kristi Wilkerson winning over Jeff Ledbetter by one vote.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SEAT ON THE POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL UP FOR ELECTION

A seat on the Poplar Bluff City Council, as well as other city posts throughout Butler County, are up for election today.

Kit Skaggs and Lisa Armes Parson are both running for the Ward 1 seat on the Poplar Bluff City Council.

Voters in Neelyville will also be selecting an alderman today. Dana Blagg will be taking on John Knowles for the Neelyville Ward 1 Alderman position.

Monday, April 1, 2019

SUSPECTED HEROIN, FENTANYL, AND AR15 FOUND IN POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENCE

An investigation last week resulted in the discovery of multiple drugs and over $15,000 at a residence in Poplar Bluff.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell KWOC News that Friday night officers were conducting an investigation of a suspected stolen vehicle on Hampton Court.

Friday, March 29, 2019

POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TRYING TO LOCATE SUSPECT WHO FLED LEAVING METH AND FIREARM

Poplar Bluff police are attempting to locate a suspect who fled from a traffic stop and left behind drugs.

Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley tells KWOC News that a person ran from an officer during the stop Thursday morning.