RIVER RADIO NEWS 080613
NAMES RELEASED OF TWO KILLED BY TRAIN
The names of two people killed by a train over the weekend in Paragould have been released.
26 year old, Tiffany Ann Clements and 20 year old Joseph Lee Morgan, both of Paragould, were killed after being struck by a train early Saturday morning, according to authorities.
SIKESTON STANDOFF ENDS WITH NO INJURIES
No one was injured in a police standoff Monday afternoon in Sikeston.
According to KFVS, authorities with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and tactical squad had a house surrounded yesterday that had a man holed up inside, reportedly with a weapon.
The man eventually surrendered and is not currently facing charges; however he may have to be evaluated for his well being. The name of the man has not yet been released.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SHERIFF WARNS BUSINESSES TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR COUNTERFEIT MONEY
A Northeast Arkansas Sheriff is warning businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.
Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says that a counterfeit $5 bill was passed at a business in Melbourne on August 2nd. Lawrence says that it is somewhat unusual for small bills to be counterfeited, however everyone should still be on the lookout.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CHARGE
A Dexter man was arrested last week after a fire started at his residence.
On Thursday, authorities reportedly found Terry W. Wilkerson pouring a substance down a kitchen sink that then ignited.
Authorities evacuated a three year child from the home, who was found sleeping in a bedroom. According to Missouri Case Net, Wilkerson was arrested and is facing a felony controlled substance charge along with first degree endangering the welfare of a child.
CAPE GIRARDEAU HOSTING ELECTRIC CAR CONVENTION
A convention designed to help people convert cars to run on electricity is scheduled for this week in Cape Girardeau.
About 150 people are expected to attend the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention, which runs through Sunday. Organizers say educational sessions and hands-on work will be held at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The Southeast Missourian reports nearly 45 electric vehicles will be on display for the public.
The convention also will offer electric-vehicle drag races and autocross Friday afternoon.
LISTENING POST MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW IN ELLINGTON
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Ellington tomorrow to speak with members of the community.
The stop is a part of the Senator’s Listening Post program, which is intended for Missourians to share their questions and concerns during meetings with members of Senator Blunt's staff.
The meeting will be held from 10 to 11 am Wednesday at the Ellington City Hall.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY TO GET JUST UNDER $1 MILLION GRANT
Craighead County has been chosen for almost one million dollars in grant money.
The money, which totals around $958,000 dollars, is from a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant. The grant money will reportedly go to expanding the Craighead County Juvenile Drug Court.
SOME MEDICAID INFORMATION SENT TO WRONG RECIPIENTS
Missouri officials say more than 1,300 Medicaid participants had some of their personal information mailed to incorrect addresses.
The Department of Social Services said Monday a software programming error led to the wrong mailings by a contractor called Infocrossing Inc.
The agency says the error was discovered June 6th and affected correspondence sent to 1,357 managed care participants from October 16th, 2011, through June 7th of this year.
The department says no personal medical or financial information was released. But it says the incorrect mailings could have included participants' names, birth dates, MO HealthNet identification numbers, phone numbers and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.
Officials say there's no reason to believe any identity theft occurred, but Infocrossing is offering free credit monitoring services to those affected.