AREA MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE IN STODDARD COUNTY
An area man was taken into custody over the weekend in Stoddard County on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56 year old Darryl King, of Broseley, was arrested Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
King is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Following the arrest, he was held at the Stoddard County Jail.
BLOOMFIELD MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Bloomfield man was taken to an area hospital Friday evening after being involved in a single vehicle wreck in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred shortly after 6 pm, when a vehicle driven by 61 year old Kenneth Gregg ran off the side of Route Y, overcorrected, and overturned multiple times.
Gregg suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Cape Girardeau Hospital.
BUTLER COUNTY TORNADO SIRENS TO BE TESTED TODAY
Authorities in Butler County will be testing the tornado sirens today.
According to Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers, the sirens are scheduled to be tested today at noon.
Myers says that the tests will be conducted every month on the first Monday.
15TH ANNUAL SANTA LAND EVENT TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH IN POPLAR BLUFF
The 15th Annual Santa Land event has been scheduled for tomorrow in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Poplar Bluff Park Department, the event will be held from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Black River Coliseum. Individuals with special needs may enter at 5 pm.
During the event, children will get to visit with Santa and participate in many fun holiday activities.
For more information contact Greg Riggs at the Park Department at 686-8645.
MILWAUKEE WOMAN ARRESTED ON COCAINE CHARGE IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Authorities in New Madrid County have arrested a woman over the weekend on a cocaine charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Tawan Perkins, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was taken into custody Friday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of cocaine.
Perkins is also facing charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
POPLAR BLUFF LEAF PICK UP SCHEDULE TO BEGIN THIS WEEK
The leaf pick up schedule for the city of Poplar Bluff is set to begin this week.
According to city officials, the leaf pick up is scheduled to be in Ward 2 from today through December 21st. It will move to other city wards in the following weeks.
Leaves may also be disposed of at the landfill located on the east side of the city. To reach the landfill, take Bartlett Street to “F” Street and go under the railroad crossing. Follow the graveled portion of “F” Street around the curve and the disposal is located on the left side of the road. There are signs marking the location.
The site is open for leaf disposal from 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact the Street Department at 573-686-8646.
RIVER RADIO LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR THIS FRIDAY
Parade lights will be shining bright in Downtown Poplar Bluff this Friday for the 2018 River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade.
The parade will run from Highway 142 at McDonald’s through downtown Poplar Bluff before ending back at the Black River Coliseum.
The parade will begin at 6:30 pm.
MODOT TO HELP GRANT CHRISTMAS WISHES TO AREA FAMILIES
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be participating in the Christmas Angels program again this year to help grant Christmas wishes to Southeast Missouri families.
This year's event will be held on Thursday, December 6th, with chili orders due by 4 pm tomorrow. The cost is $5 and will include a 16-ounce cup of chili, crackers and chips.
Current MoDOT employees and retirees volunteer to cook, pack and deliver chili for the event. To place an order, call (573) 472-5294. Orders of six or more in the Sikeston area can be delivered.
With the funds raised, volunteers purchase gifts for children who would not otherwise receive them. Last year, the event raised nearly $7,000, helping over 80 children.