Friday December 18, 2015

METH ARREST MADE THURSDAY EVENING IN WAYNE COUNTYAuthorities in Wayne County arrested a Greenville man Thursday evening on a meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Robert Laxton was taken into custody at around 7:30 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for methamphetamine.

Laxton is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT PUT ON LOCKDOWN FOLLOWING THREAT A Southeast Missouri school district was put on lockdown Thursday following a reported outside threat.

Schools in Bollinger County were put on lockdown after the threat was made at around 12:30 pm. The lockdown was later lifted and the schools released students on time.

The incident is under investigation.


FELLOWSHIP GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH TO DONATE OFFERING FROM CHRISTMAS SERVICES TO FOUR MINISTRIES A Poplar Bluff church will be holding three services this weekend and will be donating offerings received to four ministries.

The Christmas Worship sessions for Fellowship General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff will be held on Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 9 and 11 am.

100% of the offerings collected in the services will be given in equal portions to The Bread Shed, John 3:16 Ministries, Backpack Friday’s Ministry, and Water Missions International.


TODAY IS FINAL DAY FOR POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BREAK Children in Poplar Bluff are enjoying their final day in school ahead of a period that most of the kids will probably enjoy a lot more.

The Poplar Bluff R-1 School district will dismiss for the Christmas holiday following classes today. Superintend Chris Hon tells us that children will return to school in the new year on Monday, January 4th.


SECOND VEHICLE LOCATED IN CONNECTION TO FATAL HIT AND RUN Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department say a second vehicle has been located in connection to the hit and run death of 13 year old Heavenly Hafford.

We spoke with Deputy Chief Donnie Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the investigation.

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Hafford was pronounced dead at the scene of a hit and run incident last week.


MAN TEMPORARILY DETAINED AFTER FIREARM REPORT TURNED OUT TO BE A TOY Officials in Kennett say a man was temporarily detained Thursday in connection to a report of a person armed with a firearm at the Family Counseling Center.

According to the Kennett Police Department, after officers detained the suspect, it was learned that the firearm was in fact a toy that the subject had forgotten was in his possession.

Officials tell KWOC News that the subject had not displayed or brandished the toy nor had he made any type of threats. He was released with no charges.


OVER 3100 BOOKS COLLECTED DURING 10TH ANNUAL JINGLE JOG Over 3100 books were collected for the 10th annual Jingle Jog at Oak Grove Elementary.

The event was established to teach elementary students about goal setting through charity and fitness.

According to physical education teacher Amanda Lance, students estimate how many laps they will run in a designated area on campus, and afterward they reflect on whether their goal was attainable.

The Little Red Bookshelf project was chosen for the fundraising drive. The project will supply books for students up to grade six at several select businesses throughout the community.


GRANDIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE THIS WEEKEND The Grandin Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their Lighted Christmas Parade this weekend.

The event on Saturday will begin at 6 pm, with lineups starting at 5:30 pm at the Grandin School.

Following the parade, children will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa at the Grandin Fire Department.