Friday January 22, 2016

ICY ROADS CAUSE NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS IN POPLAR BLUFFFreezing rain caused slick travel throughout the night on Poplar Bluff roads.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, officers worked several motor vehicle accidents last night. At one point police asked motorists to not travel unless absolutely necessary.

The freezing rain was followed by snow overnight so driving conditions are still treacherous across the area.

If you have to get out on the roads this morning, remember to take the time to make sure the windows are completely cleared to ensure visibility and clear your driveway so that your vehicle enters the roadway safely. Also allow extra driving time for you to reach your destination at a slow, safe speed.

Road conditions are available online by going to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s website and clicking on the Road Condition icon.


GREENVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES A Greenville woman was taken into custody Thursday evening on multiple felony charges.

According to authorities, 54 year old Kathryn David is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for methamphetamine and unlawful use of paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, David was taken to the Wayne County Jail.


MEETING TO BE HELD IN QULIN TO DISCUSS UPCOMING BUTLER AND DUNKLIN COUNTY BRIDGE PROJECT Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be holding a public meeting next month in Qulin to discuss an upcoming bridge project in Butler and Dunklin Counties.

The project includes constructing a bridge over the St. Francis River on Route 53 to replace the existing St. Francis River and overflow bridges at the location.

Improvements are expected to begin in Spring 2017, with completion anticipated in Fall 2018.

A public meeting to discuss the project will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, February 25th at the Qulin Middle School.

Project Manager Eric Krapf tells us that visitors can stop-by anytime between 4 and 6 pm to discuss the details of the project with a member of the project team and provide their comments.


POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BUTLER COUNTY CRASH A Poplar Bluff woman was injured Thursday night after she struck a building with her vehicle.

According to authorities, 27 year old Brittany Hadley was driving six miles south of Poplar Bluff on Missouri Highway 53 when her vehicle slid on the ice covered road, ran off the side, and struck a building.

Hadley was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.


THREE RIVERS COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND The 50th anniversary celebration for Three Rivers College will kick off this weekend at the college’s Poplar Bluff Campus.

The Community Celebration on Sunday will also feature local organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries this year, including the 125 year anniversary for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the 100 year anniversary Poplar Bluff Municipal Library and Sacred Heart School, and the 75 year anniversary for Wappapello Lake & Dam.

The gathering will begin at 2pm Sunday at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FOOD BANK TO HOLD MOBILE FOOD PANTRY TOMORROW IN POPLAR BLUFF The Southeast Missouri Food Bank has scheduled a food giveaway to be held tomorrow in Poplar Bluff.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be held at 10 am on January 23rd in the River Radio Parking Lot on West Pine Street. Attendees should bring their own bag or box.

If you have questions about the event, contact Missy Rice at 573-703-3019.