PUXICO WOMAN RECIEVES LIFE SENTENCE ON MURDER CHARGE
A Puxico woman has been sentenced to life in prison in connection to the shooting death of her husband.
Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver tells us that Victoria Isaac was sentenced Thursday to life imprisonment for murder in the second degree plus a consecutive sentence of 25 years for armed criminal action.
Isaac’s husband, Chris Isaac, was shot 11 times in the head while he slept on a couch in their home in May of 2013.
Oliver says that immediately after the sentencing hearing, Isaac and her sister, Betty Taylor, began screaming obscenities and threats of physical violence towards the victim’s family, court personnel, and judicial officers.
Taylor then fled the courthouse and her whereabouts are unknown. Witness statements were completed and submitted to the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Office for consideration of charges against Taylor by the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney.
STEELE CONVENIENCE STORE REPORTEDLY ROBBED BY TWO MEN
Authorities in Steele are investigating a reported armed robbery at an area business.
Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield tells us that officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Flash Market Convenience Store at approximately 9:30 pm Wednesday night.
A store clerk told police that two black males had entered the store and one of the men was armed with a handgun and demanded money. The two suspects then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
Anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to contact Steele Police at 573-695-3411.
BROSELEY MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
A Broseley man has been taken into custody on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 59 year old Securley Harley was arrested Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Harley also reportedly had a warrant out of Butler County.
He was taken to the Butler County Jail on a 24 hour hold.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN HOLIDAY DWI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN
The Poplar Bluff Police Department has announced that they are participating in a Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which includes high-visibility enforcement throughout the Poplar Bluff area, began yesterday and will run through January 1st.
Officers with the PBPD will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown, and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.
POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW OVER THE WEEKEND
This weekend has the possibility of the first period of winter weather this season in Poplar Bluff.
According to the National Weather Service, rain or freezing rain is likely Saturday night along with a slight chance of snow. Temperatures are also expected to fall to around 15 degrees Saturday night and only getting as high as 25 on Sunday.
If you have to get on the roads Sunday morning, remember to check road conditions in your area on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map, which is available at modot.org.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE TO CAUSE DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 55 BEGINNING NEXT WEEK
Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced beginning on Monday so contractor crews can perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge to be worked on is located north of the Route A interchange.
Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, December 19th through Saturday, December 31st from 7 am to 5 pm daily.