Friday May 27, 2016

SIKESTON AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECTAuthorities in Sikeston are searching for a suspect in connection to a robbery earlier this week.

Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tells us that a robbery was reported Monday night at Huck’s Convenience Store in Sikeston.

The suspect entered the business with a handgun in his hand and demanded money from the clerk. He then left on foot, running southwest from the area.

The clerk identified the suspect as a black male, around 6 feet tall and wearing a black hood, bandana, black shoes and gloves.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-1500.


HIGHWAY PATROL ENCOURAGES DRIVERS AND BOATERS TO HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND Memorial Day weekend is upon us and the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants local drivers and boaters to remember to put safety first.

Captain John Hotz tells us that every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists during the long holiday weekend.

Hotz says that motorists should know where work zones are located along your route, pay attention while you are driving, and buckle up. If you are planning time on or near the water, make sure you wear a life jacket as well.

Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime can use the Highway Patrol's Emergency Assistance number at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR 11 AM AT VETERANS MEMORIAL WALL 11 a.m. will be the start time for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Poplar Bluff.

The ceremony, hosted by the Poplar Bluff Veterans Council, will be held Monday in front of the Black River Coliseum at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall.

The keynote speaker will be Denver Kennedy.

The event will be followed by a flag retirement ceremony in the parking lot across from the Coliseum.


TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT IN GREENE COUNTY Two people have been taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant in Greene County, Arkansas.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells us that Loie Fraine and Linda English were arrested after numerous items were found during the search.

The two were arrested for possession of crystal meth, manufacture of methamphetamine, delivery of crystal methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


POPLAR BLUFF POLICE RECEIVE MULTIPLE FRAUD COMPLAINTS ABOUT SUSPECT CLAIMING TO REPRESENT IRS Officials in Poplar Bluff want area residents to be aware of a fraud scheme involve a suspect who claims to represent the Internal Revenue Service.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department says that they have received several complaints about the calls, which have had a male caller tell the intended victims that they owed money to the IRS; and threatened civil action and criminal charges if they did not send money immediately.

Officials say that unsolicited calls seeking money should be regarded as suspicious. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up immediately.


DONIPHAN TO HONOR COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER BILLY YATES The City of Doniphan will be honoring a Grammy nominated international country music singer/songwriter later today.

Billy Yates Day is being celebrated today at Heritage Park in Downtown Doniphan. As a part of the event, there will be a free yoga instruction beginning shortly after noon along with Music in the Park which will begin at 6 pm.

For more information, call 996-2623.