Thursday November 19, 2015


A Piedmont man is facing multiple drug charges following his arrest Wednesday night in Wayne County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 50 year old Tony Hughes was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Hughes is also facing charges of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.




A Poplar Bluff man is facing charges after authorities found drugs in his vehicle.

Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News that an officer found 31 year old Jessie Legrand slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle last week. Legrand was unresponsive but breathing.

Emergency medical services arrived at the scene and rendered aid to Legrand. He regained consciousness and refused any further medical treatment.

While inventorying the vehicle, the officer found a zip lock bag with suspected marijuana along with a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance.

Legrand was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.




Continuing to follow a story we brought to you yesterday, charges have been filed after two people were found dead in the Mississippi River.

According to authorities, 37 year old Thomas McRoy, of Miner, is facing two counts of 1st degree murder and armed criminal action.

The charges stem from the deaths of McRoy’s parents, 64 year old Roxann McRoy and 62 year old Larry McRoy, whose bodies were found in the river near Dorena earlier this week.


DEXTER MAN IN CUSTODY ON DRUG WARRANT Authorities in Stoddard County say a Dexter man is in custody on a drug warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 28 year old Brian Koechner was recently arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and attempted escape from custody.

Koechner’s bond was set at $50,000 cash only.


POPLAR BLUFF STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION TODAY The Poplar Bluff High School AP physics class will be participating today in a bridge building competition.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test bridges entered into its 12th Annual Bridge Building Competition today in Cape Girardeau.

Students were supplied 15 pieces of balsa wood, a bottle of glue and some string, then given four weeks to create a bridge design of their choosing between 16-20 inches long and 2-9 inches wide, with the ability to hold at least 7 pounds. The projects will be judged based on structural efficiency.

Prizes donated by area businesses and organizations will be awarded to the top-five bridge building winners, as well as for the most aesthetic bridge and the electronic bridge building contest.


HUNDREDS OF GUESTS ATTEND COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER AT POPLAR BLUFF STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER Several hundred guests attended the Community Thanksgiving Dinner held last week in Poplar Bluff.

The November 10th event at the Student Activity Center was provided free of charge by Chartwells School Dining Services in partnership with the Poplar Bluff R-I School District.

Several school representatives assisted with the event including The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the Senior High Studio Jazz Band, and the Student Council.

In addition, students collected nearly $200 for the Bread Shed and Haven House.