Wednesday June 15, 2016

POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS FELONY CHARGESA Poplar Bluff man is in custody after being arrested on numerous felony charges.

We spoke with Sgt. Darron Moore with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the arrest.


On Monday evening, officers were contacted at the front desk at the Poplar Bluff Police Department by the victim, Brian Watson in reference to an incident involving a gun. Watson accused his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Bobby Brown of pointing a handgun at him and threatening to kill him. According to Watson, Brown became angry after he refused to tell him where he was taking his son swimming. He said after he refused to tell Brown where they were going swimming, Brown followed them in his vehicle and reached speeds up to 85 MPH during the incident. Watson said the entire incident happened in the presence of his 8 year old son. Bobby Brown was contacted at his residence in the 2000 block of Highway B and placed under arrest on charges of assault 2nd, 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Brown was then booked and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE A Poplar Bluff man is facing a methamphetamine charge following his arrest early Monday morning.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 29 year old Joseph Taylor was arrested shortly after 4 AM on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Taylor is also charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Taylor was held in the Butler County Jail following the arrest.


BUTLER COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL METTING SECHEDULED FOR TODAY Retired Teachers and School Personnel in Butler County will be having a meeting today at 10 am in the Altrusa Room at Twin Towers.

The meeting will feature the latest news about the retirement system along with Barbara Dalton and Janet Leach sharing books they have written about the history of the area.

All retired teachers and school staff are encouraged to attend.


HEAT AND HUMIDITY ALONG WITH SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON Heat and humidity are expected over the next couple of days across Southeast Missouri with the chance of severe thunderstorms.

We spoke with Rick Shanklin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, about the heat and humidity along the chance of severe weather.


We’re expecting high temperatures today in the mid 90’s and really then again Thursday, perhaps even a couple of degrees warmer on Thursday, then today and you combined that with the humidity across the region really almost oppressive levels, that going to shoot heat indices up around 100 to 105 today and again on Thursday, and that’s just the level that can really begin to cause problems if we don’t do certain safety measures like drinking plenty of fluids, taking plenty of breaks from work through the course of the day, wear light weight to light colored clothing, that’s another very important thing, and in general try to stay cooler. However with the heat and humidity we are going to have across our region today, it’s going to actually help fuel thunderstorms activity in our region and it may be a little more enhanced than some of the other days this week given the fact we have a front inching a bit closer towards the region of those two factors will probably give us a little more coverage but also possibly some more intensity in the thunderstorms, and that’s why we have a slight risk for severe thunderstorms forecast across the region for today. The afternoon hours into the evening probably are going to be the most favorable time as the heats builds throughout the course of the day and also as the front gets a little bit closer.

Shanklin would go on to add by the upcoming weekend, we will see cooler temperatures and lower humidity.


DEXTER MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Dexter man was injured early Tuesday morning following a single vehicle wreck on Route FF in Stoddard County.

According to authorities, a vehicle driven by 31 year old Justin Wilson drove off the side of the roadway and overturned.

Wilson was taken by EMS to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, with serious injuries.