MALDEN MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
A Malden man is facing child pornography charges following his arrest last week.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, on June 13th, investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of 52 year old Earl Tibbs. During the search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment.
The Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has formally charged Tibbs with one count of promoting child pornography and four counts of possession of child pornography.
He was transported to the Dunklin County Jail and his bond was set at $25,000.
ROAD PROJECT TO FORCE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD
Route CC in Stoddard County will be closed for almost a month so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can perform pavement repairs.
The section of Route CC to be closed is located from Route 114 to Route HH.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Thursday, July 11th, from 7 am to 5 pm daily.
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL ONE OF EIGHT CHOSEN FOR STATE HONOR
A Poplar Bluff school has been recognized for a state honor.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have announced that Oak Grove Elementary is one of eight across the state to be honored as a Gold Star School.
The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.
Oak Grove has also been nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education.
POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER ON WEDNESDAY
Weather officials are saying that the potential exists for severe weather for Southeast Missouri tomorrow.
According to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening with potential severe storm hazards possibly including damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.
Locally heavy rain will also lead to the potential for localized flash flooding, especially in areas that receive repeat storm activity.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGES
A Caruthersville man is facing up to 40 years in prison on methamphetamine charges.
Officials with the United States Attorney’s Office tell KWOC News that 31 year old Jake McCall has pled guilty to one count of distributing more than fifty grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and a separate count of possession of more than fifty grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Officials say that McCall admitted to distributing over 55 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer last October. McCall also admitted that officers had attempted to stop him in November, after he had agreed to distribute 19 ounces of methamphetamine to an informant.
His sentencing is scheduled for September 16th, where he faces five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $5,000,000.
BUTLER COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
An area group will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a reception this week.
The 50th Anniversary Reception for Butler County Retired Teachers and School Personnel has been scheduled for 10 am to noon on Wednesday at the Missouri Room next to the Mules Café.
The group president says that the event will be an informal occasion with time for attendees to visit with retired colleagues.