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Large police presence at building in Poplar Bluff, MO

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A large police presence could be seen outside of a building in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Monday, Jan. 14. According to Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley, 30 to 40 people were found to be living inside a vacant building near the U.S. Bank.


Ice, Snow Expected Tonight, Tomorrow Morning for Northeast Missouri

HANNIBAL - Another round of winter weather has the possibility of affecting most of northeast Missouri again tonight, including a glazing of ice then up to an inch of snow. This can be especially treacherous for driving, because the snow will be on top of the ice, creating slick conditions. Please p


Russian National Ballet performance at Three Rivers College

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - An exciting performance will take place at the end of the month. The Kissinger & Kirkman Investment Center is sponsoring the Patrons of the Arts presentation of the Russian National Ballet.


Editorial: The Missouri House just overturned an election. The courts should turn it back.

Barely two months after Missouri voters said, loudly and clearly, that state legislators’ official records must be open to the public, the Missouri House on Tuesday effectively overturned that vote and declared that members can keep their records closed. Lawmakers have done this before, on other iss



Multiple law enforcement agencies are at the scene of a Stoddard County home on County Road 488A, off Highway WW, about two miles north of Dudley. Staff from the Dexter Statesman are on location and will provide updates as the situation continues to unfold.


Out of the past: Jan. 15

On Thursday, Jacquelyn Close of Jackson went online via computer with Vice President Al Gore, suggesting a national network for environmental research and receiving "a great idea" in reply from Gore; in the first-ever online computer conference with the vice president, about 900 people around the wo


Internet's Best Weatherman Returns With a Dire Weather Warning for Missouri

The internet's finest amateur weatherman, Nova Scotia's Frankie MacDonald, has once again turned his attention to the Show-Me-state, warning in his trademark bellow that we're in for a major winter storm this Saturday.


Man arrested for interference with Valley View teen, arrested again in underage sex sting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The man arrested for picking up a Valley View teen from school one morning and taking her to his home in Poplar Bluff has been arrested again. Keegan Tatsch, 25, of Poplar Bluff was arrested for trying to meet a 15-year-old in Cross County for sex.


Insurance agent will buy Girl Scout cookies for sales pitches

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance agent Devin Busby in Dexter, Missouri recently posted on his business Facebook page that he will buy Girl Scout Cookies if Girl Scouts come in and present him a sales pitch.


Out of the past: Jan. 13

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A telephoned bomb threat interrupted classes at Poplar Bluff High School yesterday, just a day after an arson threat forced cancellation of all public school classes.


Missouri bull rider thrown from bull at Denver event dies from his injuries

Mason Lowe, a nationally ranked professional bull rider from the southwest Missouri town of Exeter, died Tuesday night from injuries sustained in a Denver Professional Bull Riders competition, the PBR announced.


Out of the past: Jan. 12

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Public school officials here canceled classes yesterday after acting superintendent Tom Hoover was told during a phone call that a school building would be targeted by an arsonist; classes resume today.


STATESMAN ROUNDUP: Balanced Bloomfield boys basketball routs Holcomb 101-63

The Bloomfield Wildcats scored enough points in the middle two quarters Monday night to beat Holcomb and earned consecutive wins for the first time this season. The Wildcats outscored Holcomb 67-29 in the second and third quarters en route to a 101-63 victory.


VFW post donates to John J. Pershing VA Medical Center’s veteran’s concert

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - A VFW post in Poplar Bluff, Missouri has donated a check to the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center. The check was presented by VFW Post 6477 for a veteran’s concert, Valentines for Veterans, featuring Rodney Adkins and Tiera.


Puppy found in trash bag, awaits owner in Poplar Bluff, MO

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - After a pit-mix puppy was found in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, animal control officers came to the rescue. In a Facebook post on Jan. 8, officers said the pup was found rooting around inside a trash bag.


Study Shows Retirees Migrating to Area

The City of Piedmont recently partnered with University of Missouri Extension to have a demographic study conducted on the area. Results from the retail analysis study were presented Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 18, at a public meeting at city hall.


Questions remain unanswered after autopsy of St. Louis ballerina found dead in Missouri lake

ST. LOUIS • The autopsy of a St. Louis ballerina whose body was found in a rural Missouri lake in November rules her death as a drowning, but leaves other questions unanswered.


Health care group gives money instead of taking it

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) -Health care employees work to support future generations. Members of Missouri Highlands Health Care donated $200 to Poplar Bluff Junior High. The money will be used for the life skills program at the school.


Auditor Finds $160,000 Missing in Greenville

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Greenville Tuesday, Nov. 27, which found more than $160,000 missing from city funds. The audit was initiated as a part of a law enforcement investigation, which resulted in criminal charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office


Woman struck, killed near Missouri Bottom Road

HAZELWOOD, Mo. - A woman died after being struck by a vehicle in Hazelwood Wednesday morning. Police responded to the intersection of Missouri Bottom Road and Phantom Drive just after 6:00 a.m.