Latest Poplar Bluff News

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

Nov. 13, 2018 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday. The...

Suspect accused of shooting man, planting knife in his hand

Nov. 12, 2018 2:05 PM EST

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting a man and planting a knife in his hand. KFVS-TV reports that 49-year-old Steven Scott of Poplar Bluff died Sunday. Authorities found Scott face-down on his porch, gripping a knife. His wife and...

Missouri House Speaker Richardson to become Medicaid chief

Oct. 22, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson was appointed Monday as the next director of Missouri's multi-billion-dollar Medicaid program, vowing to improve health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents while restraining rising costs. Richardson will resign from the...

The Latest: Richardson to focus on Medicaid health costs

Oct. 22, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson to lead the state's Medicaid program (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson says he wants to improve people's health while reigning in costs as the next director of the state's...