WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM EXPECTED TO HIT THE AREA BEGINNING ON FRIDAY
A winter weather system is expected to hit the area on Friday.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service in Paducah, mixed wintry precipitation, mainly in the form of rain and snow, is forecast for most of the area from late Friday through Sunday.
Weather officials say that while the heaviest snow is forecast across the northern portions of southeast Missouri, enough snow could accumulate across southeast Missouri to result in travel impacts Friday night and early Saturday morning.
At this time, total snow accumulation is forecast in the 1 to 3
inch range, with Poplar Bluff being more likely to be on the top end of that range.
Additional wintry precipitation may affect portions of the region
Saturday night into Sunday, however, any additional accumulation is expected to be light at this time.
MAN FACING METH AND MARIJUANA CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN BUTLER COUNTY
An area man is facing meth and marijuana charges following his arrest Tuesday night in Butler County.
According to authorities, 37 year old Patrick Buckley, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine.
Buckley was also arrested on charges of possession of marijuana – under 10 grams and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
DEXTER MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON WARRANTS FOR FELONY FORGERY
A Dexter man has been taken into custody on forgery warrants.
Officials with the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department tell KWOC News that 39 year old Terry Lee Hendrix was recently arrested on warrants for 10 counts of felony forgery.
Hendrix’s bond has been set at $10,000, cash only, and officials say he remained in jail as of this morning.
MULTIPLE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE GRANT MONEY
Multiple schools in Northeast Arkansas will be receiving grant money from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Division of Rural Services.
The commission announced yesterday that they have awarded grants totaling over $531,000 to promote wildlife education and improve school conservation programs to 253 schools and conservation districts in 71 Arkansas counties.
The grant program is funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission through fines collected from hunting and fishing violations. Only money collected in the county where the violation occurred may be used as grant funds for that county.
In Clay County, grant recipients include the Corning, Piggott, and Rector School Districts.
Recipients in Greene County include Marmaduke High School, Oak Grove Middle School, and the Greene County Tech School District.
In Randolph County, grant money will go to the Maynard School District.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON METH AND PARAPHERNALIA CHARGES
Authorities in Butler County have arrested a Poplar Bluff man on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Ronnie Pullum Jr. was taken into custody shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday night on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Pullum is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE DONATION OF K-9 BODY ARMOR
A Police Department in Northeast Arkansas has announced that they are receiving a donation of body armor for their four-legged officer.
The Paragould Police Department’s K9 Zyk will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
According to the Paragould PD’s Facebook page, the vest was sponsored by an anonymous sponsor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”.
Delivery of the vest is expected within eight to ten weeks.