Latest Poplar Bluff News

Parents charged with killing man who hit son at truck show

Jun. 13, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri mother and father have been charged with killing a man who attacked the couple's 12-year-old son during a monster truck event. Brenda Michelle Holt, 40, and Rickey Brunell Holt, 39, of Bunker, Missouri, were freed on bond Monday. They are charged with felony...

Teen killed, 5 others hurt in Missouri river boating crash

Jun. 4, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed and five other people were injured, some seriously, when two boats collided in southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday night when a boater veered into the path of another vessel on the Black...

Body found in southeast Missouri; suspect in custody

May. 21, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is in custody after a man was found fatally shot along a road in rural southeast Missouri. Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs told KFVS-TV that the body was found Sunday night on a county road by residents who live nearby. The victim's name has not been released. Dobbs says...

5 convicted of theft of more than 60 guns in Missouri

May. 2, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Five men have been convicted of stealing more than 60 firearms from a southeast Missouri gun dealer. The U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday that Arlandus Howard was found guilty by a jury. The other four men, Demarlon Richardson, Germonde Brunner, Arlandus Howard, Norlando...

$50,000 payment adds intrigue in Greitens' legal case

May. 1, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys have suggested a "political operative" was behind the release to the media of a recorded conversation between a woman and her then-husband in which she graphically describes her affair with the future governor. Now the defense believes a new...

Missouri soldier who died in WWII to be laid to rest

May. 1, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri soldier who died during World War II will be laid to rest more than 75 years after he joined the military. The remains of Pfc. Billy Ball, originally from Matthews, Missouri, are scheduled to be flown into St. Louis Wednesday. A funeral will be Friday at Jefferson...

10-year-old Missouri boy dies after falling under school bus

Apr. 27, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old Missouri boy died after tripping and falling under a school bus. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the boy missed the bus Friday in Poplar Bluff and was running to catch up when he tripped and fell under the wheels. Butler County Coroner Andy...