TWO DONIPHAN MEN ARRESTED IN RIPLEY COUNTY
Authorities in Ripley County have taken two Doniphan men into custody on separate warrants.
According to Ripley County Sheriff Mike Barton, the sheriff’s office recently arrested Ronald Eddy Rutledge and Christopher Ervin Lott.
Both men were apprehended after being spotted by a deputy at an area residence.
Barton says that Rutledge was found hiding in a bathtub inside the residence and Lott was found hiding under a child's bed. Marijuana and methamphetamine were also found where Lott was located.
According to Barton, Rutledge had a Ripley County warrant for possession, delivery, or manufacturing of a controlled substance with a $20,000 cash only bond, while Lott had a wanted person warrant from Missouri Department of Correction, Probation, and Parole for possession of a controlled substance with no bond.
Both were transported and booked into the Wayne County jail.
BOATING SAFETY COURSE SET FOR THIS WEEKEND IN POPLAR BLUFF
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be hosting a boating safety course this weekend in Poplar Bluff.
The course has been scheduled for 9 am to 5 pm Saturday at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters, on Highway 67 North.
The course is free, but registration is required and the boater ID card costs $15.
Missouri law requires everyone born after January 1st, 1984, who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes to possess a certified boating safety education card and photo ID. This includes personal watercraft operators.
For more information, visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol website at mshp.dps.mo.gov.
ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT SET TO RESUME TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Route Y in Stoddard and Scott Counties will be reduced with an 11 foot width restriction beginning today as contractor crews resurface the roadway.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway to be reduced is located from two and a half miles east of Route 25 to Route 61 in Sikeston.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm daily through Friday, April 12th.
HOME A TOTAL LOSS FOLLOWING FIRE IN KENNETT
A Kennett area home is being considered a total loss following a fire yesterday.
According to the Kennett Fire Department, the fire was located at a house on Blair Street at Seely Street early Wednesday morning.
Officials say that nobody was home at the time of the fire; however a pet was not able to get out of the house and died due to smoke.
No information was released about a possible cause for the fire.
AREA ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT
Route D in New Madrid County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a culvert under the roadway.
The section of Route D to be closed is located between County Roads 556 and 560.
Work is scheduled to take place today from 8 am to 3 pm.
SEMO SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET SCHEUDLED FOR THIS WEEKEND
Preparations are underway for the annual SEMO Sportsman’s Banquet this weekend.
The banquet will begin at 5 pm Saturday, March 23rd, at the American Legion on PP Highway in Poplar Bluff.
Organizers say there will be a fried chicken dinner available for $7 a plate as well as entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds from the event will go to fund the Kid’s Fish and Fun Day.