POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Carl Hiles was taken into custody Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Hiles is also facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended. Following the arrest, he was held at the Butler County Jail.
SOME SOUTHEAST MISSORUI RESIDENTS COULD BE SEEING LOWER ELECTRIC BILLS STARTING NEXT MONTH
Some residents of Southeast Missouri could be seeing a lower electric bill beginning next month.
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which reduces the electric revenues for Ameren Missouri by about 6 percent, or $166.5 million.
Under the new rates, a residential customer using 1,000 killowatts a month would see a rate decrease of about $6.21 a month.
The Commission says that the rate decrease reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% as a result of passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
WAYNE COUNTY ROAD SET TO BE CLOSED EARLY THIS WEEK FOR REPAIRS
Route E in Wayne County will be closed early this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can overlay the road with asphalt.
The closure will be located from Business 67 to Route C.
Weather permitting, work will take place today and tomorrow from 7:30 am to 5 pm each day.
TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK ON INTERSTATE 55
Two Illinois residents were seriously injured in a wreck Sunday morning in Pemiscot County.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that the wreck occurred at around 8 am Sunday on Interstate 55.
A motorhome, driven by 66 year old Catherine Hogan, of Country Club Hills, Illinois, ran off the side of the roadway and overturned. Hogan was flown to a Memphis hospital with serious injuries.
An 82 year old passenger also suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Hayti hospital.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO FORCE CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD
A portion of Route P in Stoddard County will be closed for over two months beginning today as contractor crews replace a bridge deck.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge is located between Route Y and County Road 516.
Officials say that the bridge is scheduled to re-open on Sunday, September 30th.
DATE SET FOR 10TH ANNUAL MULE SKINNER GOLF TOURNAMENT
The date has been set for the 10th Annual Mule Skinner Golf Tournament.
The 4 person scramble tournament will be held on Friday, August 3rd at the Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. Organizers say the entry fee is $500 per team, which includes a cart and lunch. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 per hole.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Poplar Bluff Mules athletics programs.
A banquet and auction will be held following the tournament. For more information, contact the Poplar Bluff Mules Booster Club at 573-718-6480.