MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING REPORT OF SHOTS BEING FIRED
Authorities in Portageville say that an area man has been taken into custody following a report of shots being fired.
According to the Portageville Police Department, officers received the report shortly before 7 am Thursday morning.
At the scene, officers found a gunshot had gone through the front door of a residence. An officer was able to obtain surveillance footage from nearby which showed a silver vehicle stop in front of the residence. The passenger's side window then rolled down and three shots were fired into the residence.
The vehicle was later spotted southbound on Interstate 55 and after a short vehicle pursuit, the subject crashed near Hayti. The subject was taken into custody without incident.
Officials say the subject has been identified as Marquizio Cline of Memphis, Tennessee. Cline is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
DEAD BODY CONFIRMED TO BE OF FORMER ARKANSAS STATE SENATOR
Law enforcement officials have confirmed that a dead body found earlier this week is that of a former Arkansas State Senator.
Officials with the Arkansas State Police say that the medical examiner confirmed that former state Senator Linda Collins-Smith's body was found outside her home Tuesday in Pocahontas.
Police did not give a cause of death, but said Wednesday that they're investigating the case as a homicide. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been named in the death.
MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST TO WAIVE DAY USE FEES ON SATURDAY
Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day and officials at Mark Twain National Forrest are making it easier for citizens to participate in outdoor activates.
In the spirit of the Day, the Mark Twain National Forest is encouraging outdoor activity by generally waiving fees for day-use areas on Saturday, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads.
In the Poplar Bluff Ranger District this includes the Markham Spring area.
Fees will also still apply to Mark Twain National Forest sites operated by concessionaires.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Pocahontas man has died following a wreck in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 40 year old Brandon Provow was driving on Highway 67 in the Walnut Ridge Area when he failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled into the path of another vehicle.
Officials say that Provow was killed in the wreck. No injuries were listed for the driver of the second vehicle.
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN WAYNE COUNTY
A contract has been awarded for bridge replacements in Southeast Missouri.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation tell KWOC News that the two million dollar contract includes the replacement of the bridge over Big Lake Creek on Route FF in Wayne County as well as other bridge replacements in Scott and Bollinger Counties.
Contracts were also awarded earlier this week for guardrail and guard cable repairs on various routes throughout the Southeast District.
Additional information, including timelines and impacts to traffic, will be released prior to the start of construction.
POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL ASKING FOR PARENTS TO FILL OUT SURVEY
School officials in Poplar Bluff want feedback from parents.
The Poplar Bluff Middle School has issued a survey to gauge the needs and desires of families in the district.
Parents are being asked to fill out the survey with your student and if you have more than one student attending the Poplar Bluff Middle School, you’re asked to fill it out multiple times.
Parents can find a link to the survey on the Poplar Bluff Middle School Facebook page.
CROSS COUNTRY CAMP TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK AT POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL
Students in Poplar Bluff will have a chance to improve their Cross Country skills at a camp next week.
The Poplar Bluff Mules Cross Country Camp will begin at 5 pm Monday at Hendrickson Park. The event will run from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on June 10th through June 13th.
The camp is for students in 4th through 12th grade and the cost is $30. For more information, e-mail ElizabethLewis@pb.k12.mo.us.