Monday April 2, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF MAN SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURIES IN COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 160A Poplar Bluff man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries Sunday afternoon following a collision on Highway 160.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle, driven by 24 year old Ashley Hicks, of Poplar Bluff, pulled into the path of a second vehicle, driven by 38 year old Donald Brazel.

Both Brazel and Hicks were taken to the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical center following the incident. The Highway Patrol says Brazel was seriously injured while Hicks had minor injuries.


TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH OF PIGGOTT RESIDENCE Two Piggott residents were taken into custody Friday in Clay County in connection to the search of a Piggott residence.

Officers conducted the search after they were notified of possible drug activity. According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, during the search authorities found numerous items of felony drug paraphernalia and placed 55 year old Vonceil Lockard and 31 year old Micah Walker into custody.

At the Clay County Detention Center, Lockard was found to be in possession of 3.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine along with a small amount of suspected marijuana.

Lockard was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance - marijuana.

Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.


WOMAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AFTER USING FAKE NAME TO CHECK STUDENT OUT OF PB SCOOL A Poplar Bluff woman was taken into custody last week after she allegedly used a fake name to check a student out of school.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tell us that the 13 year old child’s father told officers on Thursday that 37 year old Lori Flickinger had checked his child out of Poplar Bluff Junior High School on Wednesday. He also told police that he does not know Flickinger.

Authorities learned during an investigation that Flickinger went to the school at 11:40 am Wednesday and told school officials that she was the juvenile’s sister and that she was checking the child out of school for a family matter.

She signed the juvenile out of school using a false name and took the juvenile to eat at a local restaurant and then to Flickinger’s residence.

The juvenile stayed at the residence for a couple of hours before being dropped off at an afterschool church activity that the juvenile was originally supposed to attend.

While talking to investigators, Flickinger admitted to the incident and said that she is a friend of the juvenile’s biological mother. Flickinger was arrested on a charge of kidnapping.


THREE MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY Motorists in Butler County should be prepared for delays this summer on Route 60.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 60 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane between Route W and County Road 521 so contractor crews can perform pavement repairs.

Work is scheduled to start today and will be performed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Monday, August 1st.


KENNETT MAN ARRESTED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY ON METH CHARGE A Kennett man is facing drug related felony charges following his arrest over the weekend in Dunklin County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 27 year old Jerry Gage was taken into custody early Sunday morning on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gage is also facing a charge of driving while intoxicated – drugs.


TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WAYNE COUNTY WRECK A teenager was seriously injured Friday evening in a single vehicle wreck.

According to authorities, the wreck occurred on Missouri Highway 49, seven miles south of Mill Spring in Wayne County. A vehicle driven by 18 year old Chelsea Middleton, of Mill Spring, ran off the road, struck an embankment, and overturned.

Middleton, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. A one year old child in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.


PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS IN STODDARD COUNTY A Ramp on Eastbound 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane early this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The ramp is the Eastbound Route 60 off ramp to Route 25.

Work will take place today and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


STUDENTS FROM 11 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATED IN 38TH ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY FAIR Students from 11 high schools across Southeast Missouri were in Poplar Bluff last week to show off their talents in woodworking, metalworking, drafting, robotics, and more, at the 38th Annual Industrial Technology Fair.

The Fair was held April 27th at Three Rivers College and featured over 308 student-created projects competing for the chance to move on to the state industrial technology competition at Lake of the Ozarks.

Chaffee High School student Hannah Seyer took home the Best of Show award for her Walnut and Maple Rocking Chair, while Chaffee High School was awarded Best School.