RIVER RADIO NEWS 081613
NAME RELEASED OF CHARLESTON SHOOTING VICTIM
Charleston authorities have released the name of a victim that was involved in a shooting Tuesday night.
According to Robert Hearnes with the Charleston Department of Public Safety, 20 year old Christopher Smith, of Charleston, was shot in the parking lot of Lincoln Park.
Hearnes says that police had received a call about a fight at the parking lot, and while officers were responding, a second call came in about shots being fired. Smith is listed in stable condition.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Charleston Department of Public Safety at (573) 683-3737.
ARKANSAS WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM HER EMPLOYER
A Northeast Arkansas woman has reportedly been accused of stealing from her employer.
According to KAIT, Jill Cagle, who formerly served as a clerk for the Randolph County District Court, has been charged with theft of property.
Cagle allegedly told authorities that she had taken money and used it to pay her rent and utilities. According to the report, auditors determined that Cagle had been taking cash that was intended for the Court Clerk’s office since late June.
TWO ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY CHARGE
Two people were arrested last night in Wayne County on a meth related charge.
According to the Highway Patrol, 47 year old Beth A. Brown, of Van Buren, and 49 year old Jeffery W. Sanders, of Clubb, were taken into custody at around 9:30 pm.
They are each facing felony charges of conspiracy to commit to manufacture methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child.
GREENVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH WARRANT
A Greenville woman was taken into custody yesterday evening on a meth warrant out of Wayne County.
51 year old Kimberly K. Knight was reportedly arrested on felony warrants of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI INMATE DIES
A man sentenced to life in prison for a southern Missouri killing has died.
The Missouri Department of Corrections says 35-year-old Benny Volner died Wednesday at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, where he had been taken from the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.
An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.
Volner was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action in 2010.
He was one of 4 people accused in the killing of a man whose body was found in 2008 in a water-filled quarry near Lebanon.
DORENA-HICKMAN FERRY REOPENS
A ferry that connects Missouri to Kentucky has reopened following repairs.
The Dorena-Hickman ferry had been closed due to ramp repairs. A post on the ferry’s Facebook page says that the ferry is again open for business.
GROUND BROKEN FOR THREE RIVERS EASTERN CAMPUS IN SIKESTON
Three Rivers College officials and many area leaders were on hand for the ground breaking of a new college campus yesterday.
The groundbreaking was for the College’s Eastern Campus in Sikeston, which will replace the current Center which had reached maximum capacity.
When completed, the Eastern Campus will have a capacity of 1,500 students, with expanded degree and transfer programs, along with state-of-the-art computer and science labs and other amenities.
Today is the final day to register for Fall Semester classes at Three Rivers. The Fall Semester will get underway on Monday. More information is available online at trcc.edu.
NEW HIGHWAY LAW GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY
In addition to changing lanes while approaching police cars, fire trucks and ambulances, Arkansas motorists will now have to slow down or try to go around tow trucks and utility company vehicles.
Legislators this year said motorists must exercise caution around vehicles with blue, red, yellow, white or green lights. The law takes effect today.
Highway Department Director Scott Bennett said his agency wanted to extend the law for highway workers but that it started hearing from utility companies and tow truck operators.
When possible, drivers will have to move into the farthest possible lane. Drivers must slow down if changing lanes isn't possible.
Violators can be fined up to $500 or sent to jail for 90 days. Community service or license suspensions can also be ordered.