MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING POPLAR BLUFF SHOOTING PLEADS NOT GUILTY
A man appeared in court yesterday in connection to the shooting of a Poplar Bluff officer.
28 year old James Johnson Jr., of Poplar Bluff, was arrested last Thursday after a Poplar Bluff Police Detective and a Task Force Officer with the US Marshals Service were shot while attempting to make an arrest for an active warrant.
The detective received a non-life threatening wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The Task Force Officer was struck in his body armor, but had no additional injuries.
According to Missouri Case Net, Johnson is facing charges of assault 1st degree, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and armed criminal action.
Johnson’s arraignment was scheduled for yesterday and he pled not guilty.
DONIPHAN WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
Two Doniphan residents were injured in a wreck late Sunday night in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at around 11:30 pm Sunday on Route K, approximately nine miles north of Doniphan.
A vehicle, driven by 24 year old Stephanie Tennison, reportedly overcorrected and overturned multiple times.
Tennison suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital. A passenger in the vehicle suffered moderate injuries.
BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK AT TWIN RIVERS HIGH SCHOOL
The new school year is rapidly approaching and an event will be held next week to help students in the Twin Rivers School District get ready.
A back to school fair is scheduled for 1 to 7 pm on Wednesday, August 1st at the Twin Rivers High School Gym.
Officials say that the fair, for Twin Rivers students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, will feature free school supplies, haircuts, sports physicals, and more.
MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD IN RIPLEY COUNTY
A man who was reported missing last week has been found dead.
According to authorities, the body of Bruce Ehrenberg was found on Friday in Ripley County and his death is believed to have been a homicide.
Ehrenberg was reported missing on July 15th. An investigation into the death is ongoing.
CONVICTED FELON TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER BEING FOUND IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM
Officials in Kennett say that an area man was arrested over the weekend on an active warrant.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers arrested 32 year old Brian Bogard, of Kennett, Sunday morning on an active state of Missouri warrant.
During the arrest, officers located a firearm on Bogard’s person. Authorities say that Bogard is a convicted felon and was also arrested at that point for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Following the arrest, Bogard was held in the Dunklin County Justice Center.
HEPATITIS A VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN GREENE COUNTY
Residents in Greene County, Arkansas will have a chance to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A later this week.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, Hepatitis A vaccination clinics will be held from 7 am to 7 pm on Thursday and Friday at the Greene County Health Unit and Eastside Baptist Church in Paragould.
The clinics are for all Greene County residents ages 20 to 60.
For more information, call 870-236-7782.
OVER FOUR MONTH LONG BRIDGE PROJECT UNDERWAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route P in New Madrid County will be closed for over four months as contractor crews perform two bridge replacements.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway is located between Route BB and Route V. The two bridges being replaced are over Maple Slough ditch and St. John’s ditch.
Weather permitting, Route P is schedule to re-open on Friday, December 7th.