Friday January 29, 2016


A Court of Appeals has rejected a Stoddard County man’s appeal of his conviction on multiple charges, including forcible rape.

Steven Rendleman was sentenced to 163 years plus 2 life sentences without the possibility of parole for kidnapping, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, assault of a law enforcement officer, and armed criminal action in connection to an incident that occurred in March of 2012.

Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver says tells us that the Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence without issuing an opinion, finding simply that no error occurred in the trial.


COCAINE, MARIJUANA, AND HYDROCODONE FOUND IN SIKESTON MAN’S HOME Authorities say cocaine and marijuana were found during the search of a Sikeston man’s home.

Police responded to the home after receiving a tip of that there were drugs in the residence.

Authorities reportedly found over 4.5 ounces of marijuana, over 1.5 ounces of cocaine, and over 30 hydrocodone pills at the home.

Joe Allen Alexander was taken into custody on three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.


SEMO FOOD BANK FOOD GIVEAWAY IN POPLAR BLUFF TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will be holding a food giveaway tomorrow in Poplar Bluff.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be held at 10 am Saturday 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.


VAN BUREN MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Van Buren man was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital Thursday after he was involved in a single vehicle wreck.

According to authorities the wreck occurred Thursday morning on Route M in Carter County. 61 year old James Duncan’s vehicle lost control, travelled off the roadway, and struck a culvert.

Duncan, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was seriously injured and taken by Air Evac to a Cape Girardeau hospital.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE LOOKING FOR TWO MEN IN CONNECTION TO SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT Poplar Bluff authorities are searching for two men in connection to a shoplifting complaint.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Wal-Mart Loss Prevention told police that two white males stole video games from the store and fled on foot when they were confronted by an employee at the exit.

Pictures of the two suspects are available on our Facebook page.

If you recognize either of the suspects, the Police Department is asking you to contact Officer Jim Gerber at 573-785-5776.


VALENTINES FOR VETERANS CONCERT SET FOR FEBRUARY 19TH An Eagles tribute band will be the act for this year’s Valentines for Veterans concert in Poplar Bluff.

Take it to the Limit will be performing at the event on February 19th at the Black River Coliseum. In addition there will also be a special dedication to Vietnam era veterans with songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Doors will open for the event at 5:30 pm, followed by a pre-show at 6:30 and the main event at 7. Tickets can be picked up at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center and the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT IN FEBRUARY The Poplar Bluff Police Department has announced that they will be giving local citizens the chance to meet the officers that serve them in an upcoming event.

The Police Department will be holding their 1st Coffee with a Cop event from 8:30 to10:30 am on February 19th at McDonald's on Highway 67 North.

During the event, there will be opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.