Thursday February 4, 2016

FAIRDEALING MAN ARRESTED FOR RESISTING ARREST IN RIPLEY COUNTYAuthorities say a Fairdealing man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Wednesday morning in Ripley County.

48 year old William Sparks was taken into custody shortly after 10 am Wednesday on felony charges of resisting arrest and interfering with an arrest.

According to authorities, Sparks also has felony warrants out of Madison and Gasconade Counties for larceny and Butler County for failure to appear.


MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON DRUG WARRANT A Fairdealing man was taken into custody Wednesday night on a felony warrant out of Butler County.

According to the Highway Patrol, the warrant for 44 year old David Hatton was for possession of a controlled substance.

He was arrested at around 9:20 pm Wednesday in Butler County.


SIKESTON TEEN ARRESTED FOR TAKING VIDEOS OTHER MEN IN RESTROOM Sikeston authorities have arrested an area teenager for allegedly taking videos of other men at the Sikeston YMCA.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, 19 year old Earl Madison has been charged with 3 counts of invasion of privacy in the 1st degree.

A victim told police that Madison had followed him into a restroom at the YMCA. The victim then caught Madison cell-phone videoing him while he was using the restroom.

Officers discovered several videos on Maidson’s cell phone of male subjects in various stages of undress.

Madison admitted to investigators that over the past year, while working at the YMCA, he had videotaped men in the locker room.

Police are asking anyone with similar incidents or information involving Madison to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.


ORGANIZATION DONATES K9 FIRST AID KITS TO POPLAR BLUFF POLICE An organization has donated first aid kits to two Poplar Bluff officers.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department tells us that the "We Ride To Provide" organization recently donated emergency K9 first aid kits for Poplar Bluff K9 officers Loco and Kane.

“We Ride to Provide” is a non-profit organization based out of Covington, Georgia.


WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSIONER INJURED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY WRECK A Wayne County Commissioner has been taken to a St. Louis hospital following a two vehicle wreck in Washington County.

According to authorities, 70 year old James Hovis fell asleep while driving his vehicle Tuesday afternoon, crossed the center line, and was struck by another vehicle, nearly head on.

Hovis suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was taken by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. There were no other injuries reported in connection to the wreck.


TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGED ASSAULT AT SIKESTON RESIDENCE Two men have been arrested following an alleged assault at a Sikeston residence.

According to authorities, the victim said that 30 year old James Applewhite Jr. had chased and attacked him with a large metal flashlight. Applewhite’s father, 66 year old James Applewhite Sr. had also allegedly kicked the victim as well.

Both Applewhite Jr. and Sr. were taken into custody on charges of armed criminal action and 1st degree assault.


TREE TRIMMING TO CAUSE DELAYS OVER THE NEXT WEEK IN STODDARD COUNTY Route E in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane over the next week as contractor crews trim trees along the roadway.

The work zone will be located from Route FF to Route 25.

Work will take place today through Thursday, February 11th from 8 am to 4 pm daily.


POPLAR BLUFF JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS READ TO ELEMENTARY CLASSES Some Poplar Bluff Junior High students recently went on a kind of book tour to read to elementary school students.

Thirty eighth graders read their original stories about the states of matter to students at Eugene Field, Lake Road, Oak Grove and O’Neal elementaries, along with Sacred Heart School.

Science department chair Jenn Nicolini tells us that the children’s books had to be at least 10 pages long with illustrations, and include four examples of how matter changes state.

We have pictures of the book tour available on our Facebook page.