Wednesday December 2, 2015


A fire at a business in downtown Poplar Bluff is under investigation.

According to authorities, the owner of Emari’s discovered the fire damage on Monday. Someone had also allegedly entered the building and stole some items.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall office is investigating the fire.


POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple drug related charges following her arrest Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Tricia Ellis was taken into custody in Butler County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Ellis is also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE B IN BUTLER COUNTY Route B in Butler County will be reduced to one lane beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge repairs.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. this morning and then end on Friday at 10 am.

The bridge is located between Old Route B and County Road 559. There will be automatic flaggers placed at the work zone overnight.


10 CITATIONS ISSUED DURING DEXTER CLICK IT OR TICKET MOBILIZATION Dexter police issued 10 traffic citations during a Click It or Ticket mobilization on November 25th.

Only five of the 10 citations were seat belt tickets according to the Dexter Police Department. The remaining five were for other traffic violations.

Dexter police also made two arrests during the operation.


ARREST MADE IN KENNETT ATTEMPTED ARSON INVESTIGATION Officials in Kennett say they have taken a teenager into custody in connection to a recent attempted arson investigation.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to a subject trying to light a house on fire.

Following an investigation into the report, officers arrested 17 year old Kadarious McIntyre, of Kennett, for attempted 1st degree arson and attempted 1st degree domestic assault.


POPLAR BLUFF CHOSEN TO RECEIVE TREE RESOURCE IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE GRANT The city of Poplar Bluff is one of 42 communities to be approved for a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance grant this year.

Poplar Bluff will receive over $5,300 that will go to education according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Officials say that over $404,000 in grant money was approved across the state through the program.