Monday May 9, 2016

BLOOMFIELD WOMAN DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN ILLINOISA Bloomfield woman has died from injuries she received in a single vehicle wreck on Saturday.

According to authorities, the wreck occurred Saturday morning on Interstate 57 in Franklin County, Illinois. A vehicle driven by 70 year old Patricia Huston travelled off the side of the road and overturned.

Huston was taken by air to an Indiana hospital and later died.


MISSING WOMAN FOUND ALIVE IN WAYNE COUNTY Authorities have found a Poplar Bluff woman who was reported missing last week.

A search had been ongoing for 36 year old Kelly Holcomb before she was found alive on US 67 Saturday morning in Wayne County.

She was taken to an area hospital.


DONIPHAN TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Doniphan teenager received serious injuries over the weekend in a single vehicle wreck in Ripley County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 15 year old girl was in a vehicle that ran off the side of Pumpkin Patch Road near Doniphan and struck a tree Saturday night.

The teen was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. No injuries were listed for the driver of the vehicle.


ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANT MONEY APPROVED FOR POPLAR BLUFF The city of Poplar Bluff will received almost a million dollars in grant money to assist in repairing damage from flooding in 2011.

The $955,000 Community Development Block Grant was approved by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

This project will assist in the acquisition and demolition of twenty residential properties affected by the 2011 flooding and also includes funding for a hydraulic study of Pike Creek.


ARRAIGNMENT SCHEDULED FOR WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY LEFT BABY ALONE An arraignment has been scheduled for a Poplar Bluff teen who allegedly left her baby home alone.

According to Missouri Case Net, the initial arraignment for 19 year old Jasmine Baldazo was set for Thursday at 9 am. Baldazo is facing a charge of 1st degree abandonment of a child.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, in March officers found a child lying in a bed crying at an area residence. The child had a heavily soiled diaper and it was not clear how long she had been left unattended. She was found lying in a bed with a fan blowing over her, and an empty bottle was lying next to her.

The child’s mother, Beldazo, was found a few days later after she checked herself into a local hospital. Beldazo admitted to investigators that she had become overwhelmed and left the child unattended.


CAMPBELL TEEN FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING WEEKEND ARREST Authorities arrested a teenager over the weekend on felony drug charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that 19 year old Cameron Gunter, of Campbell, was arrested Saturday night on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and Xanax along with possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is also facing charges of driving while intoxicated – drugs and driving while suspended. Following the arrest, Gunter was held in the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office.


KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATING INCIDENT AT AREA BUSINESS Kennett Police are investigating an incident that happened early Thursday morning at an area business.

According to the Kennett Police Department, at around 2:30 am Thursday, officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Bootheel Guns and Ammo and found a window had been broken out.

The owner checked the building and determined that approximately $6000 in merchandise was missing.

The case is under investigation and anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.


BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD UNTIL AUGUST Route HH in Dunklin County is closed beginning today so contractor crews can replace a bridge with a box culvert.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge is located between Route 153 and County Road 282.

Weather permitting, work began this morning at 6 a.m. The bridge will re-open on Monday, August 1st at 6 p.m.