Please voice opinions with respect
(Column ~ 08/29/20)
I am proud to live in a country where our system allows disagreements to be settled peaceably, through established institutions like courts and elections. Sadly, it seems that in the current era many of our citizens have resorted to violence, mayhem and other anti-social methods to get their points across...
Counties should maintain local control of prosecutions
(Editorial ~ 08/29/20)
The Missouri General Assembly was called back by Republican Gov. Mike Parson for a special summer session on crime. One of the issues being considered is giving the Missouri Attorney General’s Office concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute cases without local consent, a move that has drawn opposition from some of the state’s elected prosecutors...
One in custody after Friday night shooting in downtown Poplar Bluff
(Local News ~ 08/29/20)
The Poplar Bluff Police Department continues to investigate a Friday night shooting in downtown Poplar Bluff. At approximately 11:45 p.m., officers with the police department and Butler County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 100 block of West Vine Street in reference to shots fired...
Police, Fire Reports - Aug. 29
(Police/Fire Report ~ 08/29/20)
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT Buck Manning of the 2000 block of Sanders reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, that his mailbox, along with several others nearby, had been tampered with and knocked off their posts. _ Samuel C. Shoumake, no age listed, who listed both Cravens Road and Spring Street addresses, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, on a failure to appear warrant for possession of marijuana and narcotics equipment. He was booked at the police station and released on bond...