AREA MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE IN BUTLER COUNTY
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45 year old Daniel Russell, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
He is also facing a charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Following his arrest, Russell was held at the Butler County Jail.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN STODDARD COUNTY
Authorities say a Dexter man was badly injured in a wreck last night in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Andres Triplett was driving on Stoddard County Road 468 shortly before 9 pm when his vehicle ran off the side of the road and struck a tree.
Triplett was reportedly not wearing a safety device and suffered serious injuries in the wreck. He was transported by ambulance to a Poplar Bluff hospital.
US HIGHWAY 60 IN CARTER COUNTY TO BE REDUCED THIS WEEK FOR REPAIRS
Eastbound US Highway 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can seal cracks in the roadway.
MoDOT officials tell KWOC News the section of roadway to be reduced is located from Route P to Route J.
Weather permitting; work will be performed today through Friday from 7 am to 3 pm, daily. The work-zone may be set-up overnight, weather permitting.
BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF WARNS OF PHONE SCAMS
The Butler County Sheriff is warning area residents to be cautious about multiple phone scams that have been reported.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that citizens should not to respond to calls in which the caller claims to be a Sheriff’s Deputy and states that the individual did not show up for jury duty and that they will be arrested.
Some residents have also received calls in which a person falsely claiming to be a Sheriff’s deputy threatens to arrest them if the citizen does not send money. In some cases the caller I.D. shows up as a Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Dobbs says that Missouri law enforcement will never call citizens demanding payment for anything. The best course of action is these situations is to simply hang up.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Friday night on multiple drug related charges.
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell KWOC News that 23 year old Demetri Rodgers was arrested shortly after 11 pm Friday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rodgers is also facing a felony charge of possession of controlled substance at a county jail.
He was held at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
POPLAR BLUFF PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING THIS AFTERNOON
A public hearing has been scheduled for today by the Poplar Bluff Parks and Recreation Department.
The hearing will be to discuss the submission of an application for the Fiscal Year 2019 Recreational Trails Program of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The department is requesting approximately $220,000 in RTP funds to complete phase four of the Poplar Bluff Greenways Project. Specifically, the project will include construction of a new trail to connect an existing trail along South Westwood Boulevard to the Shelby Road Extension Trail, and then heading east onto the intersection of Highway 53 and 11th Street.
The total project cost is estimated at $315,000 with approximately $95,000 provided by the department.
Department staff members will be present to answer questions at the hearing, which is set to begin at 4 pm today at the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission on Fair Street.
For more information, contact Director Clark Allen at 573-686-8645.
GRANTS APPROVED FOR CARTER COUNTY
A Southeast Missouri community has been approved grant money from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
According to Carter County Clerk Leona Stephens, the Center has approved a grant for Carter County’s Flood Coordinator and the Temporary Facility for the offices of County Clerk, Treasurer, Commission and Judge.
Stephens says they have also approved funds of $15,000 for the Recorder of Deeds to purchase a scanner and additional money to pay the setup fee and per diem to have the County Records scanned and digitized on site.