Friday June 17, 2016

BROSELEY WOMAN ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED BOYFRIEND WITH BROKEN BEER BOTTLEA Broseley woman is in custody after she reportedly attacked her boyfriend with a broken beer bottle.

We spoke with Investigator Wess Popp with the Butler County Sheriff’s Department about the arrest.


On June 14 at about 11:30 that evening, officers were dispatched to a residence in Fisk involving a domestic in progress. Officers arrived and made contact with Robert Pennell, who stated his girlfriend Pamela Hillis, had been at the residence causing a disturbance, and prior to officers arriving she had left. Officers had taken a statement from Pennell, and had left the residence in an attempt to locate Hillis, when they had left she had returned, upset with Pennell with calling law enforcement to begin with, she entered into his residence and went to the refrigerator grabbed a beer, broke the beer bottle, and attempted to stab Mr. Pennell. Mr. Pennell received some scratch marks on his neck, he was able to relief Ms. Hillis of the broken beer bottle, when he did that she then grabbed a kitchen knife and attempted to stab him, once again Mr. Pennell was to get the knife away from her, and she departed as Mr. Pennell called the sheriff’s office. Officers arrived, and of course she was gone officers then went and searched for her again as was able to locate her and arrest her.

Popp would go to say that Pamela Hillis was charged with assault 2nd and armed criminal action.


POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NEAR SCHOOL WARRANT A Poplar Bluff woman has been taken into custody on a controlled substance warrant.

According to the Butler County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year old Amanda Wells was arrested on a warrant for distribution of controlled substance near a school.

The Sheriff’s Department says Wells was booked and later released on $100,000 bond.


TWO CHILDREN FLOWN TO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN MEMPHIS FOLLOWING WRECK IN BUTLER COUNTY Two children were seriously injured in a UTV wreck Thursday morning in Butler County.

According to authorities, 61 year old Mikel Crawford was crossing Highway 51 in his UTV, when it was struck by another vehicle. Two children ages 7 and 5 were injured during the wreck and were air flown to a Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN with serious injuries.

Both, Crawford and the driver of the second vehicle were taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital with moderate injuries.


POPLAR BLUFF RESIDENTS REMINDED TO PROTECT THEIR PETS DURING HOT SUMMER MONTHS The Poplar Bluff Police Department is reminding area residents to take steps to protect their pets during the hot summer months.

Some of the guidelines posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page include:

1. Never leave your pet in a parked car. Even with the window cracked, temperatures inside the car quickly rise to dangerous levels.

2. Don't exercise with your pet when it's too hot.

3. Don't take your pet to crowded events.

4. Supervise your pet around pools or natural bodies of water; especially the river.

5. Give your pet access to shade and plenty of water.




This Saturday, Wappapello Lake will be celebrating 75 Years with keynote speakers and events.

We spoke with Park Ranger Andrew Jefferson with the US Army Corps of Engineers about the event.


This Saturday we will be celebrating Wappapello Lake’s 75th year Anniversary at the Redman Creek area, this has been a long time in the making and finally this day is arriving, so we are encouraging everybody to come on out to the Redman Recreation area, arrive early between 8-9 AM because the activities will kickoff at 10 AM. We’re looking at the dedication from 10-Noon, that will involve the Poplar Bluff JROTC presenting the colors there will be performances by Michael Starnes and also Dot Tankersley who are affiliated with Three Rivers Theatrical Club, plus there be square dancing and clogging as well. There will speakers providing comments from 10-Noon. Later on that afternoon we encourage folks to come out and bring your favorite lawn chairs and enjoy the monster trucks, The Raminator and The Ramunition provided by Larry Hillis Dodge. These vehicles will be at the Redman Creek Recreation Area, they will allow the public to ride in the back of one of them, they will climb up the ladder sit down, buckle up, and get an opportunity to ride around the parking lot. Now the other truck will is actually going to smash cars, so it’s going be something to see were excited about this come on out, it’s family oriented this is number 12 out of 22 special events for the year, come on out and help us celebrate 75 years strong.

Jefferson would add this event is free and if you have any questions please call the Corps of Engineers at 573-222-8562.


BEEKEEPING CLASS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND Anyone who wants to find out more information about beekeeping will get the opportunity this weekend in Reynolds County.

The Reynolds County Extension will be hosting a Basic Beekeeping for Beginners program on Saturday from 9 am to noon at the Centerville Extension Education Building. Officials say this is the first class in becoming a master beekeeper.

For more information, or to register for the class, call 573-648-1035.