Tuesday February 9, 2016

METH ARREST MADE IN WAYNE COUNTYAuthorities in Wayne County arrested a Patterson woman last week on a felony drug charge.

33 year old Amanda Fobian was taken into custody shortly after 4 pm Friday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.

Fobian is also charged with failure to register a motor vehicle. She was taken to the Wayne County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


NORANDA TO CURTAIL REMAINING OPERATIONS IN NEW MADRID Noranda Aluminum has announced that the company will be curtailing their remaining operations in New Madrid.

The company said in a release that it expects to continue operating the single remaining pot line at its primary aluminum smelter until March.

The company said it could restart operations at New Madrid, should conditions allow.

In the release, Noranda also revealed that it has initiated the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy process.


FAT TUESDAY JAMBALAYA FEAST TO BE HELD AT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL The Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart School in Poplar Bluff are teaming up for a Fat Tuesday Jambalaya Feast today.

The Cajun Jambalaya meal will be held from 4 to 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2280 North Grand.

The price for adults is $10, for kids 6 to 12, the price is $5, and kids five and under get in for free.


TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST IN CLAY COUNTY A weekend traffic stop led to a drug bust in Northeast Arkansas.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells us deputies conducted a traffic stop Saturday afternoon in Piggott. The driver of the vehicle, 52 year old Steven Stockton, of Pollard was discovered to have a warrant through the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

Miller says that deputies conducted a search of Stockton and found a large quantity of prescription narcotics and a corner cut baggie containing 2.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Stockton was taken to the Clay County Detention Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.


SIKESTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY INVESTIGATING PHONE SCAM Officials with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are asking local business owners to be on the lookout for a phone scam.

DPS has received reports from local businesses that they are receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying themselves as the Board of Municipal Utilities. The caller has been demanding payment for services or stating they will shut off their utilities.

Officials with the Board of Municipal Utilities told police that they do not place these types of phone calls, businesses would be contacted in person during these situations.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.


DEXTER POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY HOLIDAY The Dexter Police Department has announced that officers will be out in force for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Dexter officers will be participating in a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving crackdown from March 17th to March 20th.

Dexter Police say that two people were killed and seven seriously injured during the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day holiday.


STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH TO APPLY FOR THREE RIVERS NURSING PROGRAMS Potential nursing students have until the end of the month to apply for nursing programs at Three Rivers College.

The application deadline for the College’s day and evening Nursing programs in Poplar Bluff, its LPN-to-RN Bridge program in Poplar Bluff, and its Practical Nursing program in Kennett is March 1st.

Dr. Staci Campbell, chair of Nursing and Allied Health, says that spots are available in all four programs. Application forms and requirements are available online at trcc.edu.

Prospective students can also contact Campbell at 573-840-9680.