Wednesday August 10, 2016

LOCAL MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON ON MULTIPLE CHARGESAn area man has been sentenced on multiple charges stemming from a fatal wreck last year in Northeast Arkansas.

23 year old Bruce Stevens, of Poplar Bluff, was sentenced to six years in prison in connection to a wreck that killed 80 year old Jim Austin, of Peach Orchard, in February of 2015.

Stevens’ charges including manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.


AREA MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN AND STEROIDS An area man was taken into custody yesterday on multiple felony possession charges.

Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that 26 year old Scott Hughes, of Broseley, was arrested Tuesday in Wayne County on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for heroin and steroids.

After his arrest, Hughes was taken to the Wayne County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


MULTIPLE TRAFFIC CHANGES MADE AROUND THE DONIPHAN SCHOOL Officials in Doniphan are warning drivers to be mindful of multiple changes that have been made to the roads around the Doniphan School.

The Doniphan Police Department tells us that several new signs have been placed around the school in an effort to make traffic flow smoother and be safer for children.

Additional restrictions are also in place for parking in the area of the school.

The full list of changes is available on the Doniphan Police Department Facebook page.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING DISTRIBUTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges following his arrest Tuesday evening in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Robert Evans was arrested shortly before 6 pm Tuesday on a felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance for heroin.

Evans is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance in a jail facility.

He also reportedly had multiple felony warrants out of Butler County. Following the arrest, Evans was held in the Wayne County Jail.


CHARGES REQUESTED AFTER DOG WAS REPORTEDLY LEFT NEGELECTED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS Poplar Bluff police are seeking charges against two area residents after a dog was euthanized after have reportedly been left neglected for several weeks.

We spoke with Andy Cleaveland with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the incident.


On early Sunday afternoon on August 7th of 2016, officers from the Poplar Bluff Police Department responded to an incident regarding animal cruelty in the 300 block of Cleveland Street. Officers contacted a neighbor who advised that the canine at the residence had been neglected for several weeks having no food or water. Contact was made with the owner of the residence, who was identified as Paul Lindquist of the 300 block of Cleveland Street. Paul Lindquist advised that the owner of the canine was his daughter Ashley Lindquist, of Williamsville, Missouri. The canine was examined and determined to have suffered from severe malnutrition. It appeared that the dog had not been fed in several weeks. The dog also had fly larvae infestation in its ears and other significant medical issues. The medical condition of the canine had declined to the point that euthanasia was required. A report regarding this incident has been sent to the Butler County prosecutor's office requesting charges for the offense of animal neglect on Paul Lindquist and Ashley Lindquist.


PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS THIS WEEK IN STODDARD COUNTY Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County for the rest of this week for pavement repairs.

According to MoDOT, Route F in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane during the repairs from Route 60 to Route J.

Work is scheduled to take place daily from 6 am to 5 pm through Friday.


ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Officials with the United States Geological Survey say that another earthquake has been recorded in Southeast Missouri.

The 2.8 magnitude earthquake occurred shortly after 4 am Tuesday.

The epicenter of the quake was located around 8 miles southeast of Sikeston.