ONE DEAD, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING DISPUTE OVER BICYCLE IN POPLAR BLUFF
One man is dead and another has been taken into custody following a dispute involving a bicycle over the weekend in Poplar Bluff.
Lt. Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News around 9 am Saturday, authorities received a call in reference to two subjects fighting in the roadway, at the intersection of Woodrow and Henry Streets.
At the scene, officers found a man lying in a ditch unresponsive. The man, identified as a 59 year old resident, of Poplar Bluff, was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Following an investigation, 25 year old Skylar Carter, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOLS TO BE OUT ALL THIS WEEK FOR THANKSGIVING
Poplar Bluff students will be getting out of class for a full week for Thanksgiving.
Poplar Bluff R-1 Superintendent Scott Dill tells KWOC News that classes will be dismissed for the Poplar Bluff R-I school district today through the 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Dill says the regular class schedule will resume on Monday, November 26th.
POPLAR BLUFF KIWANIS CLUB HOSTING PAJAMA DRIVE
The Poplar Bluff Kiwanis Club is collecting new pajamas for area children.
The Kiwanis Club Pajama drive is going on all this month and they are looking for boys and girls new pajamas in sizes ranging from newborn to young adults.
Pajamas can be dropped off at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce. All pajamas will be donated to children in foster care before Christmas.
NEW MADRID MAN KILLED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY WRECK INVOLVING SEVERAL VEHICLES
A New Madrid man has died from injuries he received in a multi vehicle wreck over the weekend.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Kenneth Alford was driving southbound on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County at around 5 pm Saturday, when his vehicle slid into another vehicle, which caused both vehicles to catch fire.
Alford was pronounce dead at the scene.
A passenger in the second vehicle suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
DRIVER EXAMINATION STATIONS TO BE CLOSED LATER THIS WEEK FOR THANKSGIVING
Driver Examination Stations across the state of Missouri are going to be closed later this week.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the stations will be closed both Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 26th.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE OFFICERS TO PUT AWAY THEIR RAZORS TO RAISE MONEY FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Police officers in Poplar Bluff will be putting away their razors this month to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, officers will be participating in the “No Shave November” charity event.
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatments.
Police personnel will be donating the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to help educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
Anyone who would like to make a donation during this event can drop the donation off at the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO DRIVE SAFELY OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Many Missouri residents are getting ready to get on the road to see their family over the Thanksgiving holiday, but officials are urging motorists to keep safety in mind.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 17 people were killed and another 555 were injured in 1,364 traffic crashes.
During the holiday weekend, troopers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E., enforcing all traffic laws, and making themselves available to assist the public.
The Highway Patrol’s Emergency Report line 1-800-525-5555, or (star) 55 on a cellular phone. Motorists should use the emergency line if they witness criminal activity or experience an emergency.