RIVER RADIO NEWS 072613
WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR DEALING SYNTHETIC DRUGS
An employee of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested after it was discovered she was selling synthetic drugs.
According to Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch, Krista McAllister had been working as a dispatcher with the department for about two months.
Finch says an investigation led officers to search the home McAllister shared with her roommate, Tonya McKinney. During the search, investigators found dozens of baggies of synthetic marijuana. McAllister and McKinney were both arrested.
The investigation also revealed that McAllister used information she obtained through her job as dispatcher to warn another synthetic drug dealer that deputies were headed to his house for a bust. Sheriff Finch says they were able to arrest the third dealer, despite her attempt to warn him.
MAN IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO THREE YEAR OLD’S SUSPICIOUS INJURIES
A Sikeston man has been arrested in connection to the suspicious injuries of a three year old child.
24 year old Clinton David Burton was taken into custody on charges of felony abuse or neglect of a child and misdemeanor possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, authorities were initially requested to the St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau in reference to a suspicious injury to the arm of a three year old child. Walter did not release what the injury was.
ARMED ROBBERY REPORTED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
An investigation has been started in Dunklin County into a reported armed robbery.
Authorities say two black males allegedly entered a rural Kennett home and took money from the residents early Thursday morning. A victim told authorities that one of the men had a gun.
The incident occurred at around 1 am Thursday morning.
MAN SENTENCED IN SHOOTING CASE
A Marble Hill man has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection to a shooting in Bollinger County.
Robert Keller Morgan received the sentence on a charge of resisting or interfering with a felony arrest according to the Banner Press. The charge was in connection to the shooting of Robert’s wife, Nicole Morgan in March. Nicole survived the incident.
Robert Morgan’s father, Robert Edward Morgan is set to be sentenced on assault charges in connection to the case on August 1st.
LISTENING POST MEETING TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN IRONTON
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Ironton next week to talk with area citizens.
The meeting is a part of the Senator’s Listening Posts, which are intended for Missourians to share their questions and concerns with members of Senator Blunt's staff.
The Listening Post will be held at the Iron County Courthouse from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, July 30th.
MATERIALS FROM MODOT MEETING AVAILABLE ONLINE
Officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation have posted materials online from the meeting held in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday.
The briefing discussed intersection improvements at Route PP and Township Line Road. The meeting also covered safety improvements to the Highway 67 crossover at Township Line Road.
An online meeting, including the meeting handout and an opportunity to comment, is available online at MoDOT.org.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Three Rivers College will be showcasing itself to area communities in a series of open house events next month.
The Three Rivers Centers in Kennett, Malden, and Dexter will be holding Open Houses on Tuesday, August 6th from 2 to 6 pm. The main campus in Poplar Bluff will follow with its own Open House on Thursday, August 8th, also from 2 to 6 pm.
All open house events will give prospective students the opportunity to apply for admission at Three Rivers, receive help with financial aid applications, and learn about the process of registering for classes.
SEMO CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN MISSOURI COMPLETION ACADEMY
Southeast Missouri State University is participating in an effort to boost the rate of students completing degrees.
The Cape Girardeau school says it has been picked to participate in the Missouri Completion Academy. Participants at the 2-day event this September will get help with things like reducing the length of time to complete a degree and improving remedial education.
Southeast Missouri State University and other schools participating in the program will complete a written action plan. They'll also get a chance to discuss progress implementing their action plans.
ASU SELLING PROPERTY IN SOUTHERN JONESBORO
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has agreed to sell property in Jonesboro known as the Arkansas Services Center.
The board agreed to the sale to Jonesboro City Water & Light - which bid $1.1 million for the property in the southern part of the city. The property includes nearly 40 acres and has been vacant for several months.
It was not immediately known how much of the proceeds ASU will receive from the sale.
STATE SALES TAX HOLIDAY BEGINS NEXT WEEK
The Missouri Back to School sales tax holiday begins on August 2nd.
If you make a qualified purchase during the holiday, from August 2nd through August 4th, you will not have to pay Missouri’s sales tax. In general, qualified items include clothing less than $100, school supplies not exceeding a total of $50 per purchase, and all computers and computer accessories less than $3,500.
City and County governments can also choose to suspend their sales taxes for the weekend.