MULTIPLE GUNS SEIZED DURING ARREST IN POPLAR BLUFF Narcotics and several guns were seized during an arrest early Wednesday morning in Poplar Bluff.
Deputy Chief Jeff Rowland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that Tyran Roseburrow was arrested following a report of shots being fired in the area of Cedar and 8th streets.
Multiple firearms were found in a vehicle Roseburrow had been driving along with a large amount of suspected marijuana.
Roseburrow, who was on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was processed on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES INSIDE JAIL
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing drug related charges following her arrest Wednesday night.
According to Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Jamie Ice has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance inside jail and possession of a controlled substance – clonazepam.
Ice also reportedly had a warrant out of Butler County for failure to register a motor vehicle.
FIVE APPLICANTS INTERVIEW FOR CITY COUNCIL
Five applicants have interviewed for an opening on the Poplar Bluff City Council.
According to Poplar Bluff Acting City Manager Mark Massingham, the interviews were conducted during a special council session Tuesday evening.
The five people to apply were Jim Chrisman, Jerrica Fox, Susan McVey, Todd Sittig, and Austin Sutton.
The council will vote on the new member during a meeting Monday evening.
NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS CURFEW FOR JUVENILES IN POPLAR BLUFF
Kids in Poplar Bluff are returning to school today and the Poplar Bluff Police Department wants to remind juveniles to be aware of curfew rules in the city.
According to Captain Don Trout, any person under 17 years old is not allowed to be on the city streets from midnight to 6 am on Friday and Saturday nights. The curfew begins at 11 pm on all other nights.
Juveniles are also not allowed to be on city streets during normal school hours unless they are accompanied by a parent, there is an emergency, or they are travelling to or from work.
CONSTRUCTION TO CAUSE INCREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION AROUND POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS
The construction of new buildings at various Poplar Bluff school sites will cause delays for those travelling around the schools beginning today.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whitely tells KWOC News officers will be at every school for the next few days to help with traffic routes and to ensure the safety of students. The construction is also causing changes to how parents and students will access the school campuses.
According to the Poplar Bluff School District, at the 5th and 6th grade center, parents will enter the campus via Oak Grove Road and loop around the eastern parking lot to the back of the building. There will also be designated lanes marked to separate bus traffic. Vehicles must exit the campus on the north end.
At the Senior High on Victory Lane, student drop-off will take place at A-Building on Highland Drive on the north side of campus.
After school, Highland will be closed along with Woodland and Meadowbrook Lane while buses stack from 2:45 to 3:20 p.m., after which parents will be permitted to arrive for pick-up. Student drivers will exit via the south end onto Harper Road.
Student parking will be assigned and include the spaces around Kay Porter Theater this year. The Highland Drive Church of Christ has offered use of its parking lot for overflow.
SHOOTING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
A shooting suspect has been apprehended in Dunklin County.
According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, Richard Lynn Samples was shot in the leg at his home in Kennett Wednesday morning.
Samples was shot during a fight with his grandson, who had allegedly just broken into the home with a gun and told his grandparents that he wanted their money. Samples was taken to an area hospital following the incident.
Samples grandson, Thackary Brian Moore, was later taken into custody following a car chase with authorities that went through Pemiscot and Dunklin Counties.
Moore is in custody in Dunklin County and awaiting formal charges.
THREE RIVERS OFFERING UPGRADED IT SPECIALIST PROGRAM
Three Rivers College is offering computer savvy students a new option if they would like to begin a career in technology.
Heather Carlton, Instructor of Information Systems Technology at Three Rivers tells KWOC News that the college’s Network Administration degree track has been upgraded into a new IT Specialist program.
Carlton says that the college consulted with local employers to help focus the program on exactly what students need to be learning and the kind of skills that will make them stand out in a job interview.
The new IT Specialist program features a two-year associate degree track, as well as a one-year certificate. More information is available online at TRCC.edu. Students are able to register for classes through August 14th.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD REDUCED TODAY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Route N in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The work zone is located from Route AB to Route 91.
Work will take place today from 7:30 am to 4 pm.