NAMES RELEASED OF TWO ARRESTED IN JONESBORO AFTER PIPE BOMBS WERE FOUND Authorities in Northeast Arkansas have released the names of two people who were arrested after pipe bombs were found in a Jonesboro residence.
Authorities took 22 year old Blake Johnson and 21 year old Cassie-Lee Crisler into custody. In addition to the pipe bombs, authorities also discovered bomb making materials and other weapons. FLORIDA MAN ARRESTED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGE
A Florida man was arrested Monday afternoon in New Madrid County on a felony drug charge.
31 year old Quinnton M. Bowers, of Gibsonton, Florida, is facing a charge of felony first degree drug trafficking, heroin, along with an additional charge of following too close, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Bowers was arrested at around 1 pm Monday. FARMERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN USING FARM EQUIPMENT ON HIGHWAYS
Yesterday, we offered some safety tips for motorists when they approach farm equipment on highways. Today, we have some tips for farmers who use farm equipment on the state’s roadways, courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Before leaving, make sure any farm equipment being driven on Missouri roadways is properly marked with lights and a “slow-moving vehicle” emblem.
Farmers are advised to avoid driving at dawn or dusk, where it can be more difficult for other drivers to see them. Also, remember to drive as far to the right as possible, and if traffic starts to accumulate behind you, you should pull off onto the side of the road in a level area, so that the vehicles can pass.
A complete list of regulations is available online at Modot.mo.gov. THREE RIVERS COLLEGE PRESIDENT PRESENTED AWARD FROM NATIONAL MARKETING GROUP
Three Rivers College President Dr. Devin Stephenson was recently given an award by a national marketing group.
Stephenson received the Pacesetter of the Year Award from District 5 of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
The award recognizes a president or CEO at a two-year community or technical college or district office who has demonstrated leadership and support for college communications and marketing. Stephenson will now be eligible for the national award in March.
The Three Rivers Communications Department also won two awards for the college annual report and for a Jazz Festival poster. Graphic designer Matthew Thomas and Director of Communications Teresa Johnson worked on these projects. GUEST SPEAKERS TO DISCUSS “WORK” EXHIBIT AT LIBRARY
Two area historians are set to speak about the history of Butler County industry, commerce and education at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library this week.
Retired SEMO history professor Dr. Frank Nickell and retired journalist John Standard will discuss how the river, railroad, cypress forests and agriculture shaped area business as part of an exhibit called The Way We Worked. Nickell and Standard will be speaking at the Library on Wednesday at 10 am and 6 pm.
The Way We Worked is on display at the Poplar Bluff Library until Monday, October 7th. EDUCATION COMMITTEE TO HOLD MEETING IN POPLAR BLUFF
A Missouri House committee studying possible changes to education policy will be gathering today in Poplar Bluff.
Committee members will meet today at Three Rivers College beginning at 7 pm.
The House Interim Committee on Education plans to deal with topics such as student transfers, early childhood education, educator evaluations, Common Core standards and school safety.
Republican House member Steve Cookson, of Poplar Bluff, is the chairman of the interim committee. Cookson says committee members want to hear Missourians' thoughts on ways to strengthen the education system. THIS WEEKEND TO BE FEE FREE WEEKEND AT MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FORREST
As a part of National Public Lands Day and National Tribal Lands Day, Mark Twain National Forrest will be offering a fee free weekend.
No fees will be charged for camping in non-reserved sites at areas operated by Mark Twain National Forest this Friday and Saturday night. Normal fees will still be applied to reserved sites, as well as those operated by concessionaires and for use of motorized trails. PAVEMENT REPAIRS TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Pavement repairs have been scheduled for today in Butler County.
Route N in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today from 8 am to 4 pm for the repairs.
The work zone will be located from Highway 51 to Highway 53. HIGHWAY 25 TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Highway 25 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs
The section of Highway 25 to be reduced is located between Highway 153 and County Road 426.
Weather permitting, ork will take place today through Thursday from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm daily MEDICAID RECIPIENTS MAY HAVE HAD PERSONAL INFORMATION MAILED TO WRONG ADDRESS
Missouri officials say the personal information of more than 25,000 Medicaid recipients may have been mailed to the wrong addresses.
The Department of Social Services said Monday a computer system error led to possible incorrect mailings by contractor Infocrossing Inc. The error was identified in July and involved correspondence from December 21st, 2009, through June 7th of this year.
The agency said last month that personal information for nearly 1,400 Medicaid recipients was mailed to the wrong addresses because of a software programming error.
The department says the incorrect mailings could have contained names, birthdates, phone numbers and in some cases, full Social Security numbers.
Officials say they have received no reports of identity theft, but Infocrossing is offering free credit monitoring for two years.