POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on a felony controlled substance charge.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 35 year old Darrell Dugger was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Dugger also reportedly had multiple warrants out of Butler County.
Following the arrest, Dugger was held at the Butler County Jail.
MONTHS LONG INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF FOUR IN NEW MADRID
A months long investigation has resulted in the arrest of multiple people in New Madrid.
According to the New Madrid Police Department, on Wednesday afternoon a search warrant was served at a residence on Mill Street in the city.
During the search, officers located numerous items including suspected methamphetamine, prescription medication, cash, two firearms, and drug paraphernalia including pipes and scales.
Officials say that four suspects were arrested and transported to the Pemiscot County Jail. The names of the suspects are being withheld pending the filing of formal charges through the New Madrid County Prosecutor’s Office.
POPLAR BLUFF MULES AND LADY MULES FALL IN DISTRICT FINALS
The Poplar Bluff Mules and Lady Mules Basketball teams were both defeated in last night’s Class 5, District 1 championship games.
The Poplar Bluff Boys team went to overtime with Jackson following a game tying three point shot by the Indians. Jackson would end up winning the game 75 to 73.
In the girl’s final, Jackson defeated the Lady Mules 65 to 30.
Coming up this weekend, the Neelyville Lady Tigers are back in action with the opportunity to advance to the state semi-finals on the line. Neelyville will play Oran in the state quarter-finals at 2:45 pm Saturday at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff.
You can hear the Lady Tigers game on Today’s Talk 93.3 FM and 930 AM KWOC, as well as streaming online at KWOC.com.
PORAGEVILLE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
A Portageville man is facing gun and drug charges following his arrest Thursday.
According to the Highway Patrol, 47 year old Don Franklin was arrested Thursday morning in New Madrid County on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Franklin is also facing charges of possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, Franklin was transported to the New Madrid County Jail.
ROAD WORK SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEN IN STODDARD COUNTY
East and Westbound Route 60 in Stoddard County will be closed this Sunday as contractor crews perform utility repairs.
The section of roadway to be closed is located between County Road 785 and County Road 789.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, work is scheduled to take place from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday. Officials say that a detour route will be signed.
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN BOATING CAMPAIGN
Missouri officials are joining with a nationwide campaign to get boaters prepared for the upcoming boating season.
Lieutenant Colonel Sandra Karsten, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says that the Patrol will participate in the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ Spring Aboard campaign.
The annual Spring Aboard campaign informs and motivates boaters to prepare for the boating season by providing information on how to enroll in a boater education course.
A boating safety certification course will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, March 25th at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters in Poplar Bluff.
There is no fee for the course; however, students are required to pre-register online at the Highway Patrol website, as the class will be limited to 30 people. Any student who successfully passes the course will be eligible to order the boating safety certification card, which costs $15.
Missouri law requires everyone born after January 1, 1984, who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes to possess a certified boating safety education card and photo ID. This includes personal watercraft operators.