Thursday June 30, 2016

MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING CIGARETTES FROM AREA BUSINESSAuthorities in Poplar Bluff have taken a man into custody following a reported burglary at an area business Tuesday night.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 36 year old Ray Allen Hall was arrested for 2nd degree burglary.

Hall allegedly told police that he had broken a window out at the business and taken two cigarette cartons.


UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION LEADS TO LSD ARREST IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS A man has been taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas after he allegedly sold LSD to an informant.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells us that his department executed a search warrant Wednesday morning that resulted in the arrest of Jesse Redding without incident.

The warrant came after a lengthy undercover investigation where several controlled buys were made on the suspect using a confidential informant.


ROAD CLOSURE TO BEGIN TODAY IN CARTER COUNTY FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS Route T in Carter County will be closed beginning today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

Route T will be closed from the Carter County line to Route 60, except for local traffic.

Work is scheduled to take place from 6 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, July 7th.


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF POPLAR BLUFF TO HOST LOCAL AND STATE LEGISLATORS TODAY Many of Southeast Missouri’s legislators at the local, state and federal level will be in Poplar Bluff today at the Boys and Girls Club.

Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff Director Chris Rushin spoke with us about what the legislators can expect at today’s event.


Later this morning we are going to be welcoming Congressman Jason Smith, we’ll have speaker Todd Richardson, Senator Doug Libla is also expected to be with us today and Representative Steve Cookson. It’s an opportunity for us to get out and show our legislators exactly what we do, the incredible work that our kids put in each and every day to combat summer learning loss. You know this is the longest summer vacation in Poplar Bluff R1 School’s history and whenever kids are out of school they have a chance to fall behind. So our kids everyday are working on math, they're working on science, engineering, arts, technology. Our saying for the summer is full steam ahead, so it's really a great day for our kids to show off in front of our legislators to be able to let them know and also our big supporters as well. You know, Boys & Girls Club started back in 1999 locally and the growth over the past 17 years has been absolutely phenomenal. Just as little as six years ago we were doing right around 150 to 180 kids a day in our after school program. Last day of school this year we did 415 kids. We are hopefully going to be expanding again one of these days to some of our neighboring communities, but it's also going to depend on the amount of support we get. We’re hoping that our results will speak for themselves. Seven out of 10 kids are either on the A or the B Honor Roll. In our summer learning program last year 77% of our kids either maintained or improved over the course of the summer. That means that whenever they hit that first day of school they hit the ground running. The teacher does not have to go back and reteach the things that they were back in April and May of the previous year.

Rushin would go on to say that the closed event will begin at 10 am this morning.


FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has released some fireworks safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this Fourth of July.

The CPSC advises parents to never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks and always have adult supervision when kids of any age are playing with fireworks, including sparklers.

Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully and keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Also, never point or throw fireworks at another person.

Poplar Bluff residents should remember that shooting fireworks inside the city is not permitted without a permit. A fireworks display will be held at Ray Clinton Park on the Fourth of July beginning at dusk.


BRIDGE REPAIRS CAUSE FOUR MONTH CLOSURE OF DUNKLIN COUNTY ROAD A Dunklin County road will be closed for four months due to a bridge repairs.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route P in Dunklin County is closed between County Road 537 and County Road 545 so contractor crews can replace the bridge with a box culvert.

The bridge is expected to reopen at 6 pm on Monday, October 31st.