UNITED STATES SENATOR SPOKE IN POPLAR BLUFF ON THURSDAY
A current United States Senator was in Poplar Bluff on Thursday.
Senator Josh Hawley stopped by the Poplar Bluff Police Department yesterday and spoke about various issues affecting Missouri residents as well as the recent police shooting in Carter County.
Hawley also made an appearance in Malden.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FLEEING AND DRIVING OVER 100 MPH IN WAYNE COUNTY
An Illinois woman was taken into custody earlier this week in Wayne County on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 28 year old Royal Anderson, of Edwardsville, Illinois, was arrested Wednesday night on felony charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and tampering 1st degree.
She is also facing a charge of speeding for 120 in a 65 mph zone.
Following the arrest, Anderson was held at the Wayne County Jail.
NEW POPLAR BLUFF ORSCHELN TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING THIS WEEKEND
A Grand Opening for the new Poplar Bluff location of Orscheln Farm and Home will be held this weekend.
The new Orscheln is located at 2235 North Westwood Boulevard and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held today at 10 am.
Officials say there will be storewide sales, events, and giveaways both today and tomorrow to celebrate the store’s grand opening.
POPLAR BLUFF AUTHORITIES ASKING FOR INFORMATION IN CONNECTION TO ARSON INVESTIGATIONS
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are asking for the public’s assistance in connection to fire investigations.
According to the Poplar Bluff Fire Department, there has been a rash of arson fires this year and they are asking the public to be on the lookout for any information that could aid in the arrest of those involved.
Officials say that any information that leads to the capture of the person responsible could result in a substantial reward.
Anyone with information about the arsons can call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-392-7766. All calls are kept anonymous.
POPLAR BLUFF CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST
An area sports team will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast this weekend.
The Poplar Bluff Cross Country team will be holding a pancake breakfast from 7 am to 10:30 am on Saturday.
The pancakes will be served at the Poplar Bluff Junior High Cafeteria.
5TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A CURE TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The 5th Annual Ride for a Cure Bike Run in memory of Larry Maronay has been scheduled for this Saturday.
Registration for the event will begin at 11 am at the Dexter Elks Lodge, with the ride beginning at 1 pm. Entry fee is $20 per bike and $10 for an additional rider with a meal included at the end of the ride.
All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information, call Brian Jones at 573-421-1771.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON METH CHARGE
Authorities in Butler County have arrested an area man on a felony controlled substance charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 60 year old Michael Hollowell, of Poplar Bluff, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.
Hollowell is also facing charges of speeding and no insurance.