Tuesday January 12, 2016

MISSING DONIPHAN TEENAGER FOUNDA missing Doniphan teenager has been found safe.

According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, an endangered person advisory was issued for 19 year old Topanga Thompson Monday morning.

Thompson had reportedly left her residence on foot early Monday morning without any personal belongings and had also posted vague, concerning statements via her social media account.

Doniphan Police say that Thompson was located later on Monday.


SUSPECT REPORTEDLY SHOT AT AFTER ASSAULTING TWO PEOPLE IN CHARLESTON Authorities in Charleston say a man is in custody after assaulting two people.

Robert Hearnes with the Charleston Department of Public Safety tells us that 18 year old Kibrandon Coleman, of Charleston, was shot at Sunday afternoon when he approached a residence and assaulted a male and female in the front yard.

An investigation determined that Coleman had come to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend. Coleman fled the scene after the shot was fired and was taken into custody a short time later.

Hearnes says Coleman is facing charges of attempted burglary, two counts of 2nd degree assault, domestic assault and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $500,000.


DRAINAGE REPAIRS SET FOR TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.

Work will performed on Route 53 from 8 am to 3 pm beginning at Route HH and continuing one mile south.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.


POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY LARCENY WARRANT Authorities in Butler County say a Poplar Bluff woman has been taken into custody on a felony warrant.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Brandi Alcorn was arrested on a felony warrant for larceny from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Alcorn was arrested shortly after 10 am Monday and was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.


SOUTHERN MISSOURI AGENCY TO RECEIVE PART OF DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS A Southern Missouri agency is one of eight statewide organizations who will receive part of more than $500,000 in disaster relief funds to assist families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by recent flooding.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Monday that the South Central Missouri Community Action Agency was one of the eight organizations chosen for the funding.

The agency serves seven counties including Butler, Carter, Ripley, and Wayne.

Koster’s Consumer Protection Division is also participating in a series of resource centers this week in southeastern Missouri which will providing resource materials with tips to help consumers recover from flooding and to avoid becoming victims of scams seen after natural disasters.


DEADLINE APPROACHING TO REGISTER FOR SPRING SEMESTER AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE The deadline is fast approaching for students to register for the spring semester at Three Rivers College.

Officials say that registration will continue through January 15th. Students can register at the Poplar Bluff campus as well as other Three Rivers Locations including Dexter, Kennett, Malden, and Piedmont.

Registration events have also been scheduled for today through Thursday at Clearwater High School in Piedmont. The events will be held each day from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. Anyone interested in attending one of the registration events must call 573-429-8846 to make an appointment.

More information can be found online at trcc.edu.


NEW DAY MINISTRIES TO HOST FEED AND SEED EVENT New Day Ministries in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a feed and seed event on January 19th from 3 to 5 pm.

The event is first come, first serve, and packs will be limited to one per family. New Day Ministries is located at 703 Franklin Street. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to January 21st.

If you would like more information, contact Pastors Vernon and Nancy Wolverton at 573-718-4578.