Friday, August 26, 2016


MANHUNT LEADS TO ARREST IN DEXTER A Thursday manhunt in Dexter has resulted in the arrest of a burglary suspect.

According to the Dexter Police Department, the manhunt was for Edward Lusk, who was a suspect in the burglary of Small Wonders Day Care in Dexter.

Officials say Lusk was arrested at an area residence following a manhunt that lasted most of the early afternoon. He was booked on a parole absconder warrant. Other charges stemming from the burglary are pending.



THREE ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METH CHARGES Three people were each arrested Thursday night in Wayne County on a meth charge.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Leslie Patterson, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, resisting arrest by fleeing, and 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

Two other people were arrested at the same time, 37 year old Paul Lutes, of Silva, and 24 year old Dylan Merritt, of Greenville. Both men are facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and hindering prosecution.



BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND BUSINESS 67 IN BUTLER COUNTY Northbound Business Route 67 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane beginning this weekend so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform routine bridge repairs.

The bridge involved is located between 11th Street and Route 53 over Pike Creek.

Weather permitting, work will be performed Sunday through Tuesday, August 30th from 6 pm to 7 am daily.

  REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION Registration is open for the 13th annual Missouri Department of Transportation Bridge Building Competition.

The competition challenges high school juniors and seniors in Southeast Missouri to design and construct the most efficient model bridge using limited materials including 15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue.

The lightest bridge to carry the greatest load will ultimately be declared the winner. Prizes will also be awarded for the most aesthetic bridge and to the winner of the electronic bridge competition.

Schools must register by September 6th to participate. The judging for the competition will be held on November 17th in Cape Girardeau.

More information and registration forms are available online at



REAL MEN RALLY SCHEDULED FOR EARLY OCTOBER AT PALACE OF PRAISE IN POPLAR BLUFF The Palace of Praise church in Poplar Bluff will be hosting the Real Men Rally on October 1st.

The event will include a bike and car show, vendor booths, exhibits, competitions, and a chuck wagon dinner.

Advanced tickets are available for $10. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit