Wednesday November 11, 2015

BUTLER COUNTY MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING CHASE WITH AUTHORITIES  

A Poplar Bluff man was arrested early Tuesday morning following a chase with authorities.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle after observing it having no front license plate. The driver accelerated and led the deputy on a chase before the suspect eventually hit a ditch. The driver then attempted to escape on foot but was apprehended by deputies.

The driver, 26 year old Kent Jenkins, was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office on charges of driving while revoked/suspended and resisting arrest.

 

ONE DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN CONNECTION TO MOREHOUSE AREA WRECK

 

A Dexter man is dead in connection to a two vehicle wreck near Morehouse.

According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred Tuesday morning on Eastbound US 60 when a vehicle, driven by 22 year old Trent McMillan, of Sikeston, failed to yield for another vehicle and was hit. The second vehicle then ran off the side of the road and overturned.

A passenger in the second vehicle, 73 year old David Quoos, was pronounced dead at the scene.

McMillan and the driver of the second vehicle were taken to an area hospital with seriously injuries.

 

MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETERY TO HOLD VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

 

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will be holding their annual Veterans Day Program this afternoon.

The program will begin at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter Plaza in the cemetery. The keynote speaker for this year’s program is Robert Wayne Fortenberry, who is a Vietnam era veteran of the US Navy.

For more information about the program, you can contact the cemetery at 573-568-3871.

 

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT WARRANT

 

A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody on a Pemiscot County Warrant.

According to authorities, 21 year old Anthony Wallace was arrested in Cape Girardeau County on a felony warrant for sexual assault.

Following the arrest, Wallace was held in the Cape Girardeau County Jail.

 

VEHICLE STRIKES POPLAR BLUFF HOSPITAL

 

A vehicle crashed into a Poplar Bluff hospital on Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at the emergency room of the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. There were no injuries reported as a result of the crash.

 

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOST VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION AND RESOURCE FAIR

 

Local veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Day Celebration that will be held today in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.

The celebration will begin at 11 am and will be headlined by Terrie Hobson, St. Louis Chapter President of the Missouri Department of American Gold Star Mothers Inc. The organization, which was established in 1928, helps support mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service of our country.

The celebration ceremony will also be webcast across the region at trcc.edu.

Following the ceremony, a Veterans Resource Fair will be held from 1 to 4 pm in the Bess Activity Center.

At the fair, representatives from the Veterans Administration, Three Rivers College, and a variety of business and community organizations will offer information about services available to veterans, including employment, education, health, transportation, and social services.

 

POPLAR BLUFF BASEBALL PLAYER TO SIGN LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY AT MIZZOU

 

A ceremony will be held this morning for a Poplar Bluff Mules baseball player who will be signing his national letter of intent.

Senior Kameron Misner will sign the letter saying he will be playing for the University of Missouri Tigers. The ceremony will begin at 8 am in the lobby of the E.T. Peters Gym on the Poplar Bluff High School campus.