POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED ASSAULT
A Poplar Bluff man is facing charges following an alleged assault.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that 26 year old Bernard Gales has been taken into custody on charges of 2nd degree domestic assault, felonious restraint, and resist/interfering with an arrest.
The victim told Sheriff’s deputies that early Tuesday morning she had been in an argument with Gales which turned into a physical altercation. The victim said that during the altercation Gales choked her and struck in the side of the face with his fist.
Gales is currently lodged in the Butler County Justice Center on a $50,000 cash only bond.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED WARRANTS IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Two Poplar Bluff residents were arrested on drug related warrants Wednesday afternoon in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Brian Hill and 32 year old Leslie Patterson were taken into custody shortly before 5 pm Wednesday.
Hill reportedly had a warrant out of Wayne County for felony 2nd degree trafficking drugs and Patterson has a warrant from Butler County for felony possession of a controlled substance.
AUTHORITIES STILL SEARCHING FOR SUBJECT THAT LED TO SCHOOL LOCKDOWN
We are continuing to follow a story we first brought to you on Tuesday following the lockdown at the Poplar Bluff Senior High School.
Poplar Bluff Police say that a subject that appeared to be carrying a weapon of some sort was observed by a staff member near the High School Tuesday morning.
Rolland is asking anyone who has information about the subject to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
ALMOST 50 NEW STAFF MEMBERS JOIN POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS YEAR
Students in Poplar Bluff have been back at school for a week and many have met some the numerous new staff members across the school district.
According to Superintendent Chris Hon, Poplar Bluff R-1 welcomed nearly 50 new certified and classified staff members to the school district this year.
The new staff members took part in a three day training session earlier this month that went over many topics including informational sessions on assessment, payroll, and technology.
TWIN RIVERS STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY
Students in the Twin Rivers School District are on their way back to school this morning for the new school year.
Twin Rivers Superintendent Jeremy Siebert tells KWOC News that not everything has been smooth in the lead up to the school year.
Teacher’s lesson plans and other information were lost last week when the school’s computer servers crashed. A temporary server has been set up following the crash.
Siebert says that the crash caused extra work for teachers in the days before classes were set to begin.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS UNDER WAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route ZZ in Stoddard County is being reduced to one lane through part of next week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
Work will take place through Tuesday, August 25th from 6:30 am to 5 pm each day.
The work zone is located from U.S. 60 to Route H.
DOGGIE SWIM DAY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 30TH
The Animal Welfare Alliance will be holding Doggie Swim Day on August 30th.
During the event, area pet owners can swim with their dogs from 2 to 4 pm Sunday at the Poplar Bluff city pool in Hillcrest Park.
Admission is $1 per dog. Charlotte Craig with the Animal Welfare Alliance tells KWOC News that all dogs who attend must be leashed, under adult supervision, and up to date on vaccinations.
BLOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF
Anyone who would like to give blood will have an opportunity today in Poplar Bluff.
According to the American Red Cross, a blood drive is scheduled for 1 to 6 pm at Black River Medical Center.
Anyone who can not make the blood drive can also give blood on Friday at the Mingo Job Corps in Puxico or the Church of Christ in Dexter.