Latest Poplar Bluff News

Bill would ban anonymous church-and-state lawsuits

Mar. 1, 2019 1:32 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Lawsuits alleging government sponsorship of a particular religion couldn't be filed by anonymous plaintiffs under proposed legislation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Republican Rep. Hardy Billington, of Poplar Bluff, said during a hearing Tuesday that he sponsored the...

Missouri man found guilty in 2010 quadruple murder case

Feb. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Friday found a Missouri man guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of two elderly couples who authorities say were killed as part of two tests ahead of another man's "grandiose plan" to rob a local bank by kidnapping its president. Judge Michael Pritchett found Keith...

Wall-mounted tables to be removed after death of 4-year-old

Feb. 6, 2019 2:18 PM EST

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri school district is removing wall mounted tables from two schools after one of them fell and killed a 4-year-old. The Daily American Republican reports that Poplar Bluff School District superintendent Scott Dill says the decision was made after talking to staff...