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Boil order issued for a Ripley County city

NAYLOR, MO. (KAIT) -A boil water order has been issued for all of Naylor. Friday Evening, Aug. 5, Naylor City Hall posted to let citizens know they will need to boil their water for five minutes before drinking until further notice. Officials say water is still safe to wash dishes,...
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Community event helps kids beat the heat

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - Waterslides, music, and food sound like an awesome way to spend a hot summer day. Corning hosted its second Waterslide Community Day on Aug. 6. The first day of school for the Bobcats is Aug. 11, so students in attendance were able to pick up a free backpack while cooling off.
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Arkansas State Police lead investigation following death of an inmate

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — State police were investigating after a Jonesboro man died in a Walnut Ridge jail Wednesday. KATV's content news partners at KAIT News said in a news release from the Arkansas State Police, that 35-year-old Matthew Scott Shipman died in the custody of the Lawrence County Detention Center.
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2022 FFN Preseason Tour: Walnut Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Walnut Ridge looks to get into the 3A-3 title picture. They won 4 games last season and reached the state playoffs. It’s year 4 for the Bobcats under Jeff Blake.

Poplar Bluff's Robinson play for Missouri team at Four State golf event

Poplar Bluff golfer Patty Robinson represented Missouri earlier this week in the 28th annual Four State Team Championships. “We did pretty well in the singles but alternate shot and four-ball we got behind the other states,” said Robinson, who won her singles match 3 and 1. The event, held...

WBU Named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Institution

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist University has been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star institution, as announced by the national office. The award covers the 2021-22 school year. Williams placed among 67 other institutions earning Gold status, and was one of just...

City meetings, week of Aug. 8, 2022

The Poplar Bluff Board of Adjustment will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the city council chambers, 301 S. Fifth St. Items on the agenda include a request for a variance from RS-2 general residential district requirements to allow a daycare center at 2525 N. 14th St. Applicant is Tiffanie Nicolini, of 389 Katy Lane.

Poplar Bluff man arrested on multiple charges

A Poplar Bluff man was arrested​​ Tuesday night on multiple charges. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 33-year-old Devon Dennis was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance for meth, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving while suspended, no seatbelt, and no insurance. He also had a warrant out of Butler County for dangerous drugs and three warrants out of Poplar Bluff for failure to appear for traffic violations. He was taken to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office following his arrest.

DAV donates to veterans

The Disabled American Veterans Ken Sisler Chapter 47 Auxiliary, based in Dexter, recently made generous contributions to Veterans via a pair of programs at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Auxiliary Commander Rita Pobst presented checks for the facility’s Hospice and Women Veterans Health Programs to Dale Garrett, chief of the medical center’s Center for Development and Civic Engagement.

Man arrested after police chase in Poplar Bluff

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VA Honors BEE Award Winner

The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Poplar Bluff recently presented its “BEE Award” to Advanced Medical Support Assistant and Navy Veteran, Candis Barks. The BEE Award stands for “Being Exceptional Every (Day)” and was adopted by the John J. Pershing VAMC in 2021. It is designed to be the DAISY Award counterpart for nursing assistants and health technicians. Since its inception, the facility expanded the award to include other occupations.

Poplar Bluff man arrested in connection to multiple pursuits

A Poplar Bluff man has been taken into custody in connection to multiple pursuits. The Poplar Bluff Police Department reports that the first pursuit occurred Monday night at around 11:30 pm. Officers were dispatched to an area on Spring Street in reference to a subject trying to get into parked vehicles. When the officers arrived, the subject fled the area in a passenger vehicle, nearly striking two patrol cars. Officers chased the subject until the pursuit was terminated due to high speeds and vehicle traffic. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Kristopher Campbell. He has an active felony warrant out of Colorado for robbery with intent to kill. Shortly before 11:30 am on Tuesday, officers observed Campbell on north Westwood Boulevard and another pursuit ensued. The pursuit came to an end after approximately 36 minutes on Highway 67 near the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Headquarters. Officers reportedly observed Campbell using suspected illegal narcotics before the arrest. He has been charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless and imprudent driving, felony resisting arrest, and other traffic violations. He has been lodged into the Butler County Justice Center.

Open house for new Poplar Bluff Police Dept. rescheduled

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - The open house for the new Poplar Bluff Police Department was rescheduled. According to Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley, the open house will now be August 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. He said they needed to move the event to give them...