Monday December 12, 2016

PIEDMONT WOMAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGEA 54 year old Piedmont woman is facing a felony meth charge following his arrest Saturday night in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54 year old Katherine Hime was taken into custody shortly before 9:30 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hime also had an active warrant through Butler County for leaving the scene of an accident.


POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON DISTRIBUTION WARRANT A Poplar Bluff woman has been taken into custody in on a distribution warrant.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 24 year old Katherine Cook was recently arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance.

Her bond was set at $100,000 and officials say she remains in jail as of this morning.


ROUTE 142 IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY Route 142 in Butler County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.

According to MODOT, work is scheduled to be done today from 11 am to 3 pm.

The work zone will be located on Route 142 between Route H and County Road 335.


DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK A Piedmont man was badly injured over the weekend in a single vehicle wreck in Wayne County.

According to authorities, 21 year old Brandon Hurt’s vehicle, ran off the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned on US Highway 49, 1 mile north of Piedmont on Friday afternoon.

Hurt suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.


ARNOLD WOMAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE Authorities in Wayne County have arrested an area woman on a felony meth charge.

According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, 23 year old Jennifer Rolen, of Arnold was arrested shortly after 9 pm Friday on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Rolen also had active warrants for miscellaneous traffic offenses.

Following the arrest, she was held in the Wayne County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN STODDARD COUNTY Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.

The section of roadway to be affected is located from Route AB to Route E.

Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm daily.


PB MIDDLE SCHOOL’S ST. JUDE GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK Area residents who want to get their Christmas presents wrapped and also help a good cause will get a chance this week in Poplar Bluff.

The Poplar Bluff Middle School's ninth annual St. Jude Gift Wrap fundraiser will take place from 3 to 6:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday at the Kay Porter Theater.

Officials say there is no set price for present wrapping services, but a monetary donation to the children's research hospital is encouraged.