Tuesday August 9, 2016

POLICE INVESTIGATING ROBBERY COMPLAINT AT POPLAR BLUFF HOTELPoplar Bluff Police are investigating a robbery complaint that was made over the weekend at an area hotel.

We spoke with Captain Dave Sutton with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the investigation.


On Sunday morning at around 2 a.m. officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were dispatched to Holiday Inn, located at 2781 North Westwood Boulevard, in reference to a robbery complaint. The clerk advised a white male suspect entered the hotel wearing black clothing and a black ski mask, displayed a handgun, and demanded the clerk give him money. The clerk opened the cash drawer and gave him all the bills. As the suspect fled the building he told the clerk not to call the police. The clerk believed the suspect was 5 foot 3 inches to 5 foot 5 inches tall, and weighed around a hundred and fifty pounds. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

We will continue following this story and bring you updates when they are available.


HAYTI MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER HIS VEHICLE OVERTURNED A Hayti man has been flown to a Memphis hospital following a single vehicle wreck early Monday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at around 4:30 am on County Road 489 in Pemiscot County.

A vehicle driven by 30 year old Carlos Gonzalez reportedly ran off the side of the road and overturned. Gonzalez was taken by helicopter to Region One Medical Center in Memphis with serious injuries.


MISSOURI RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATED TO MEET AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Butler County unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association will be holding a meeting on August 17th.

The meeting will begin at 10 am at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce building. Todd Richardson, speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives is scheduled to be speaking.

Officials say that all retired teachers and school personnel are invited to attend.

Lunch will also be provided courtesy of Ozark Federal Credit Union.


POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH AND MARIJUANA CHARGES A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple drug related charges in connection to her arrest on Monday.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that 54 year old Sally Friar was arrested in Butler County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Friar is also facing charges of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and failure to register a motor vehicle.

Following the arrest, Friar was taken to the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


TWO INJURED IN COLLISION IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS Two people were injured Monday in a wreck in Northeast Arkansas.

According to authorities, two vehicles collided head on Monday afternoon on Highway 34 in Greene County.

Both people that were injured were taken to an area hospital. The names of the people involved were not available.


ROAD WORK SET FOR TOMORROW IN STODDARD COUNTY Route TT in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane tomorrow so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.

The work zone will be located from Route 60 to County Road 642.

Work is scheduled to take place from 6 am to 5 pm tomorrow.