POPLAR BLUFF PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO MAKE SURE THEIR CHILDREN KNOW ABOUT CURFEW LAWS
The school year is underway in Poplar Bluff, and parents are being encouraged to make sure their children are aware of the city’s curfew laws.
We spoke with Deputy Chief Don Trout with the Poplar Bluff Police Department about the curfew laws along with the traffic situation affecting Poplar Bluff schools.
The curfew violations for juveniles or curfew ordinances is during normal school hours and that is defined Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The provisions that allow for a juvenile to be out is when accompanied by a parent or when engaging in duties of employment or when upon an emergency errand. If we come in contact with or see a juvenile out during school hours we will make contact with them and if they don't meet any the criteria for a acceptable reasons for being out we will contact their parents and refer them to the juvenile office. The progression for the traffic for schools is getting better. The high school still has a considerable amount of delays in the mornings, but it is getting better and we can see that. It's just the sheer volume of traffic. The same with the Middle School. It’s much better than it was last week but there's still a lot of parents dropping their children off and picking them up. And 67 along Highland Drive is still a congested spot in the mornings and afternoons. The three way stops have been very beneficial for the children crossing. Also the speed, it seems like the Public's really accepted the sign, following it very well. We will continue to monitor traffic on Harper Street and continue to monitor the sign. One thing to keep in mind about the middle school is there has been another grade added. It’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade now so I mean that's where a lot of the extra congestion is coming from.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELEASED ABOUT ROBBERY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, three male suspects are being sought in connection to an alleged robbery at a convenience store in Dunklin County.
According to authorities, one of the suspects pointed a gun at a clerk at Lucky Mart convenience store during the robbery. The suspects took almost $480 in cash and over $50 worth of cigarettes.
The robbery occurred at around 9 pm Tuesday night.
VAN BUREN STORE FACING ALMOST $100,000 IN PENALTIES FROM OSHA
A store in Van Buren is facing penalties of almost $100,000 following citations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
On August 4th, inspectors reportedly found blocked exits and other hazards at the Dollar General store in Van Buren. The store now faces one repeated, one serious citation, and one other-than-serious safety citation and proposed total penalties of $97,988.
According to OSHA, more than 100 safety and health violations have been found since 2010 at Dollar General stores nationwide.
The company has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
DEXTER MAN IN CUSTODY ON BURGLARY AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT WARRANT
A Dexter man is in custody this morning following his arrest on a burglary warrant.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Diego Pastor Moreno was recently taken into custody on a warrant for burglary and domestic assault.
Officials with the Sheriff’s Department say that Moreno remained in jail as of this morning and no bond has been set.
POPLAR BLUFF CITY HALL TO TEMPORARLY MOVE TO LOCATION ON VINE STREET
A date has been set for the temporary relocation of the Poplar Bluff city hall offices.
It was announced earlier this week that the offices will be moved to a location on Vine Street on September 16th.
The offices will open on September 19th.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing a Butler County road today for a pipe replacement.
According to MoDOT, Route HH will be closed today from 7 am to 3:30 pm for the project.
The work zone will be located between County Road 342 and County Road 214.