POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SENTENCED ON INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff woman pled guilty last week to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Patricia Bales entered the plea and was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection to the April shooting death of 38 year old Donald Perry, of Sedgewickville.
21 year old Walter Currie Jr., of Broseley, is facing a charge of second degree murder in connection to the death.
FAIRDEALING MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGE
A Fairdealing man was taken into custody Tuesday evening on an assault charge.
Sergeant Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that 33 year old Mark Conger was arrested shortly before 6 pm in Butler County on a misdemeanor charge of assault 3rd degree.
Conger was taken to the Butler County Justice Center following the arrest.
OVER 100 TICKETS ISSUED DURING CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK CAMPAIGN
Dexter Police issued over 100 tickets last week as a part of the Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign.
Lieutenant Joshua Benton with the Dexter Police Department tells KWOC News that a total of 103 traffic tickets were issued during the campaign which was conducted from September 13th to the 19th.
Of the tickets issued, 46 were safety belt tickets and 16 were for uninsured motorists. There were no tickets given by Dexter Police for child safety seat violations during the campaign.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING THEFTS FROM AREA CEMETERY
A Southeast Missouri Police Department is investigating recent complaints of thefts from an area cemetery.
According to the New Madrid Police Department, they have received complaints that various items were taken from the Evergreen cemetery.
Officials say that leads have been developed in the case and some possible stolen items have been recovered.
Anyone who has information about the thefts is asked to contact the New Madrid Police Department at 573-748-5901.
HIGHWAY PATROL OFFERS TIPS FOR PARENTS TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO DRIVE
For new drivers and their parents, the highway is a scary place to be. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released some tips for parents to help make teaching their children how to drive as smooth as possible.
Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KWOC News that parents need to remember to stay calm. That means no yelling. Give your child plenty of advance warning about something they should or shouldn't do.
Instruct your young driver to leave plenty of space between their vehicle and the one in front of them. Talk to them about following at a safe distance and that doing so gives them time to react if the car in front of them stops suddenly.
Also remember to talk to your teen driver about right-of-way. Explain when they have right-of-way and when someone else does in each situation--as they are driving.
More tips for parents and teen drivers is available on our Facebook page.
COPIES OF THE CONSTITUTION DELIVERED TO POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution visited Poplar Bluff Schools last week to deliver 400 copies of the Constitution.
The copies were distributed to eighth graders at Poplar Bluff Junior High School on Thursday, September 17th, in recognition of Constitution Day.
The Daughters of the American Revolution have made it an annual tradition to purchase the booklets for Junior High students.