TWO POPLAR BLUFF ROADS TRANSITION TO TWO WAY STREETS TODAY
Two roadways in Poplar Bluff will no longer be for one way traffic starting today.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the one-way portions of Main Street and Broadway Street in downtown Poplar Bluff are now both two-way streets.
According to officials, the transition occurred at 6 am this morning.
CONSOLIDATION DATE FOR KENNETT HOSPITAL PUSHED UP A MONTH
Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett will be consolidating operations with the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center earlier than originally expected.
The Kennett hospital will now no longer offer inpatient, emergency room, or outpatient services after June 30th.
The hospital has also received notice that after May 17th, it will no longer have obstetric/gynecologic physician coverage and will no longer provide planned, inpatient childbirth services.
THREE FROM POPLAR BLUFF SELECTED FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
Three people from Poplar Bluff have been selected for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson tells KWOC News that the award promotes and highlights the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide to their local communities.
John Holland, Earl Pennington, and Calvin Williams, of Poplar Bluff, were among the 90 total winners chosen this year across the state.
Other local winners include John Cook from Wappapello, Barbara Gatewood of Doniphan, and James Geohagen from Kennett.
NO ONE INJURED IN NEW MADRID COUNTY SHOOTING INCIDENT
No one was injured during a shooting incident earlier this week in New Madrid County.
According to authorities, people were inside a residence in Parma when shots were fired at the residence.
There was no information available on if any arrests have been made in connection to the incident.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a felony meth charge following his arrest Thursday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 55 year old Dale Dover was arrested at around 9 pm Thursday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following his arrest, Dover was held at the Butler County Jail.
POPLAR BLUFF BOARD MEETINGS TO MOVE TO THE BLACK RIVER COLISEUM
Council meetings in Poplar Bluff will be held at a new location beginning next week.
According to officials, effective Monday May 7th, council meetings, municipal court, and any board meetings that were previously held at 101 Oak Street will now be held at the Black River Coliseum
The entrance for the chamber, board meeting rooms, and court is across from the Independent Living Center on Cedar Street.
ALMOST MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
Route 172 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane with an 11 foot width restriction this month as contractor crews overlay the road with asphalt.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation the work zone is located between Route 67 and State Park.
Weather permitting, work will performed today through Thursday, May 31st from 6 am to 6 pm daily.