WILLIAMSVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
A Williamsville man was taken into custody Saturday evening in Butler County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 58 year old Harold Kelsoe, was arrested on multiple felony charges including possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kelsoe was held at the Butler County Justice Center.
RIVER RADIO BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas this week by giving blood and help save lives.
The River Radio Blood Drive has been scheduled for 1 to 6 pm on Friday at the Greater Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter the code RiverRadio to schedule an appointment.
32ND ANNUAL POPLAR BLUFF BASKETBALL SHOWDOWN TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
The 32nd Annual Poplar Bluff Basketball Showdown is scheduled for next week.
Teams from as far away as Kansas City will be in Poplar Bluff from Thursday, December 27th through Saturday, December 29th for the basketball tournament.
Joining the defending champion Poplar Bluff Mules will be Kirby High School from Memphis, Kauffman High School out of Kansas City, Christian County High School from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Tennessee’s Central High School and Humboldt High Schools, along with Fayetteville High School and Jonesboro High School from Arkansas.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Poplar Bluff woman was taken to an area hospital Friday morning after being involved in a single vehicle wreck in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 11 am, when a vehicle driven by 24 year old Kathryn Modglin ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The incident happened on Route W, 2 miles north of Poplar Bluff.
Modglin suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff Hospital.
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REMINDS MOTORISTS TO DRIVE SAFE OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely over the Christmas holiday.
Remember to check your vehicle before you travel to ensure that it is in good working condition. Make sure you are well rested before driving to your destination, no matter how short the distance.
According to the Highway Patrol, last year there were 1,618 traffic crashes during the Christmas counting period. In those crashes, seven people were killed and another 541 were injured.
The 2018 Christmas holiday counting period begins at 6 pm Friday night, and ends at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 25th.
If you face a traffic emergency, you can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone.
Motorists should use this number if they are in a traffic crash, witness a crash or crime, or observe a stranded motorist in need of assistance, or other traffic emergencies.
DITCH REPAIRS TO CAUSE ROAD DELAYS THIS WEEK IN BUTLER COUNTY
Route 142 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane for part of this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform ditch repairs.
The section of roadway to be reduced is located just south of County Road 332 to County Road 338.
Weather permitting, work will be performed from 8 am to 2 pm daily through Wednesday.
POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HOST GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER
An area middle school will be hosting a fundraiser today.
The Poplar Bluff Middle School will have a gift wrap fundraiser for St. Jude from 3 to 7 pm today at the Middle School STEM room.
According to a post on the Middle School’s Facebook page, attendees can drop their packages off and there will be no set prices, all that’s being asked for is a monetary donation to St. Jude.