TENNESSEE WOMAN ARRESTED IN POPLAR BLUFF ON CHILD ABDUCTION WARRANT
A woman wanted for the abduction of two children has been arrested in Poplar Bluff.
Poplar Bluff Police Captain Don Trout tells KWOC News that 41 year old Tammy Barbee, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, was arrested early Tuesday morning on a child abduction warrant.
Authorities in Tennessee had contacted Poplar Bluff police Monday night about the two missing children, ages three and five years old. Barbee was identified as the children’s mother, and police were informed that she does not have custody of them.
Officers found the children with Barbee at a Poplar Bluff residence at around 1:30 am Tuesday.
Barbee was taken into custody and is awaiting extradition back to Tennessee. The children have been returned to their grandmother.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING WOMAN WITH A KNIFE
A Poplar Bluff man is in custody following an incident earlier this week involving a knife.
Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that officers made contact with a woman early Tuesday morning who said her roommate had assaulted her.
The victim told police that 34 year old Phillip Graves had forced his way into her bedroom and pulled her into the living room by her hair. Graves then allegedly threatened her with various knives and said that he wanted to die.
The woman was able to escape and alert police.
Graves was arrested on charges of 2nd degree assault and armed criminal action.
THREE ARRESTED IN MALDEN ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES
Three Malden residents were recently arrested on drug related charges.
According to the Malden Police Department, 31 year old Jamiko Mathies and 23 year old Patricia Forbes were each arrested Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Forbes also had a felony probation violation warrant out of Stoddard County.
41 year old Shonna Salinas was also arrested Monday and is facing a charge of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance.
Malden Police did not say if the three arrests were connected.
POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL TOMORROW
Students at Poplar Bluff Public Schools will be returning to class tomorrow for the 2015-2016 school year.
Motorists are reminded to be on the lookout for school buses and children walking to and from school.
The Poplar Bluff School district is now also publishing school menus online at poplarbluffschools.nutrislice.com. At the website, parents can find out more about their children’s meals including nutrition information.
The menu can also be accessed on the smartphone app School Lunch by Nutrislice. The app is available on iOS and Android.
JO ANN EMERSON HOSPITALIZED AFTER SUFFERING BRAIN HEMORRHAGE
(AP) - A former U.S. representative for Missouri is recovering after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage while vacationing in Italy.
The family of Jo Ann Emerson said in a statement Tuesday that the former Republican congresswoman is at an Italian hospital. The statement says the Cape Girardeau native is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Emerson served as a U.S. representative for Missouri from 1996 to 2013. She's now chief executive officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. A spokeswoman for the association in a statement said that Emerson was traveling with family when she suffered a "medical emergency."
WOMEN AWARE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH
The 2015 Women Aware Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff.
The conference will feature over 50 exhibitors, a fashion show, 28 breakout sessions, and a catered lunch. Entrepreneur, activist, and mother Carine McCandless will be the keynote speaker.
Topics to be covered during the event include business, health, and family.
For more information on sponsorships and booths; or if you would like to register to attend, call 573-686-8064.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON BUTLER COUNTY WARRANT
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Tuesday night on a Butler County warrant.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21 year old Octavin Brown was arrested on a warrant for dangerous drugs.
Brown is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.
2015 PUXICO HOMECOMING IS UNDER WAY
This year’s homecoming festivities are underway in Puxico.
There are events scheduled through Saturday including the nightly square dancing and bracelet nights.
On Friday events will include a baby contest, the new library open house, and the alumni meeting in the Puxico School Cafeteria.
There are also multiple events going on Saturday including the Mingo Tractor Club Show, the Quilt Show, and the parade.
KWOC will be broadcasting live from the Puxico Homecoming on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.