RIVER RADIO NEWS 081313
CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED FOR WALNUT RIDGE TEENAGER
Arkansas authorities have released the cause of death for a Walnut Ridge teenager who went missing earlier this year.
According to authorities, Blunt force trauma to the head was the cause of death for 14 year old Sidney Randall. Randall’s body was found in Black River in May after she had gone missing in early March.
MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO BLYTHEVILLE MURDER ARRESTED IN INDIANA
A man who was being sought in connection to an alleged murder in Blytheville has been taken into custody.
Tevarius Tevon Green was reportedly arrested Monday in Indiana. Authorities had been searching for Green in connection to the alleged murder of 26 year old Charles Daniel Goodwin in July.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MURDER CHARGE
A Cape Girardeau man facing a murder charge has entered a plea.
48 year old George Joeseph pled not guilty Monday to charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.
Joseph is charged with murdering his wife, 57 year old Mary Joseph, and his 18 year old son, Matthew Joseph, while they slept on May 30th.
SHOTS FIRED AT CAPE GIRARDEAU CONVENIENCE STORE
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are investigating after receiving a call about shots being fired at an area convenience store.
According to Sergeant Jason Selzer, there was a report of shots being fired at Rhodes convenience store on North Sprigg Street early Saturday morning. Employees said there was a fight in the parking lot among a group of subjects before the shots were fired.
One of the bullets appeared to have traveled into a home and hit a wall, however there were no reports of anyone being injured. Cape Girardeau Police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call 573-335-6621.
IRONTON WOMAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND ASSAULT CHARGE
An Ironton woman was taken into custody Friday on charges of burglary and assault.
21 year old Christina Fudge was arrested on charges of first degree burglary, armed criminal action and first degree assault, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Jefferson County Sherriff Oliver Boyer says that a man told Sheriff’s Deputies that he heard noises inside his residence and confronted a white female armed with a knife.
The son of the victim heard a scuffle and reportedly disarmed Fudge and held her down until deputies arrived.
DUNHAM’S SPORTS OPENING THIS WEEK IN POPLAR BLUFF
The ribbon cutting for a new sports store in Poplar Bluff is being held on Friday.
Dunham’s Sports will be opening its Poplar Bluff location in Valley Plaza this Friday with a ceremony beginning at 9 am. The new store will offer a full line of traditional sporting goods and athletic equipment, as well as a wide variety of active and casual sports apparel and footwear.
As a part of the grand opening weekend, the first 100 adults in line on Friday will receive a Dunham’s Sports T-shirt. Anyone who makes a $10 purchase on Friday will also receive a six pack of coke or diet coke, while supplies last.
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION TO HOLD MEETING IN CAPE GIRARDEAU TO DISCUSS DEER
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding a public meeting in Cape Girardeau to discuss deer in Missouri.
The meeting will be held at the MDC Cape Girardeau Nature Center on September 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
MDC will host the meeting to provide information on Missouri deer and chronic wasting disease and to get comments about limiting the spread of the disease among captive and free-ranging deer.
HIGHWAY PATROL TO PARTICIPATE IN 20 MILE TROOPER PROJECT FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be participating in a 20 mile trooper project for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
According to Captain George Ridens, on Friday, August 30th and Monday, September 2nd, there will be a trooper assigned to every 20 miles on Interstate 55 and 57 and other secondary roads.
The Patrol says that the objective of the project is to increase visibility and reduce traffic violations which may contribute to unsafe traveling conditions.