Monday, July 11, 2016




POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN FACING FELONY CHARGE OF LEAVING THE SCENE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH A Poplar Bluff woman is facing a felony charge following her arrest Friday morning in Butler County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Tresa Foster was arrested on a felony charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

Foster is also facing charges of driving while intoxicated – drugs and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in an accident.

Additional details about the wreck were not available.

Following the arrest, Foster was held at the Butler County Justice Center.



KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY Authorities in Kennett are investigating an attempted armed robbery.

According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 84 West Motel Sunday morning, in reference to an attempted armed robbery that had occurred there overnight.

Officers were told that a black male had approached several individuals, held them at gun point, and attempted to rob them. The victims were all able to retreat into their room and lock the door without further incident.

Anyone who has information about the incident is urged to contact the Kennett Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division as soon as possible at 573-888-4622.


  POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN IRON COUNTY An area man was taken into custody over the weekend on multiple felony charges.

According to the Highway Patrol, 29 year old Todd Hileman, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested Saturday night in Iron County.

Hileman was arrested on felony charges of tampering with a motor vehicle - 1st degree and theft of a credit device. Hileman is also facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of identification of another.




POPLAR BLUFF POLICE WARNING OF MORE FRAUD CALLS Another fraud caller is making the rounds and the Poplar Bluff Police Department wants to make sure local residents are aware of it.

According to a fraud complaint, during the call the suspect claimed to represent a bank or a lottery and told the intended victim that they had been "selected to receive millions of dollars." The caller then repeatedly asked for money to process the funds.

The Police Department is reminding everyone that unsolicited calls seeking money should be regarded as suspicious. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up immediately.


  DEXTER WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE Authorities have arrested a Dexter woman in Stoddard County on a felony meth charge.

30 year old Heather Davison was arrested Saturday evening on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following the arrest, Davison was taken to the Stoddard County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


  TWO BUTLER COUNTY ROADS TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS Two Butler County roads will be closed today and tomorrow for railroad crossing repairs.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 158 is closed between Main Street and 5th Street in Harviell. Route 142 is also closed between 1st Street and Ira Davidson Street in Neelyville.

Work on both projects was scheduled to begin this morning at 6 am. The roads are set to reopen at 6 pm Tuesday evening.


  ROADWORK TO BEGIN THIS WEEK ON US 60 IN CARTER COUNTY Eastbound US 60 in Carter and Shannon Counties will be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the roadway with a mixture of rock and oil.

The section of US 60 to be reduced is located from Route P in Carter County to Route W in Shannon County.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Thursday, from 6:30 am to 5 pm daily.