RIVER RADIO NEWS 082213
AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING NEW MADRID WOMAN
Authorities are searching for a missing New Madrid woman.
83 year old Barbara Stoffer was last seen Tuesday at around 5 pm.
She is five foot, two inches tall with grey hair and weighs 120 pounds.
According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, Stoffer drives a 1997 green Volvo four door with a Missouri license plate of 078 RYW.
Anyone with information about Stoffer’s whereabouts is being asked to call the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department at 573-748-2516.
SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN BLYTHEVILLE
Authorities in Blytheville are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning.
According to authorities, 41 year old John Bradford, of Blytheville, was found dead early Wednesday morning. He reportedly had several gunshot wounds.
Bradford was found in the area of 21st street and West Vine.
SECOND ARREST MADE IN ALLEGED MURDER OF SCOTT CITY WOMAN
Authorities in Scott County have made a second arrest in connection to the death of Cynthia Canoy.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 24 year old Tiffany R. Warner was arrested on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.
Warner is reportedly the girlfriend of Canoy’s son Neil Howland, who was arrested for the alleged murder earlier this week. The body of Cynthia Canoy was discovered August 7th in a burned vehicle.
TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AUTISTIC TEENAGER
Two people have been taken into custody in connection to the alleged sexual assault of an autistic teenager from Cardwell.
David Lee Holder, of Arbryd, and Carrie Ann Wimberly of Kennett were the two people arrested.
According to the Daily Dunklin Democrat, Wimberly allegedly injected the 19 year old victim with meth before she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Holder.
Holder is facing two counts of forcible sodomy, while Wimberly is charged with distribution of a controlled substance and second degree vulnerable person abuse.
ROAD REPAIRS TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Highway 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be reduced is located between Eleventh Street and Fair Street.
Work is scheduled to take place Today from 7 am to 4:30 pm.
JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER LAW VETO LIKELY TO BE OVERTURNED
A Missouri bill removing the names of juvenile sex offenders from public registries could affect hundreds more people than originally estimated.
Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill earlier this summer and has been trying to discourage legislators from overriding that veto when they convene in September.
Nixon said Wednesday the legislation could remove the names of 870 people who had committed sex offenses as juveniles from public notification websites. That figure is more than 50 percent higher than Nixon originally estimated last month.
The Democratic governor says the bill would "help violent sex offenders hide from the public."
Republican legislative leaders have said a veto override is likely. Some supporters say the youths deserve a second chance.
MISSOURI STUDENTS HAVE MIXED RESULTS FROM STANDARDIZED TESTS
Missouri students showed mixed results on the most recent standardized achievement tests.
Statewide data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced in math declined in 2013, but remained steady in communication arts and improved in science.
The Missouri Assessment Program tests are administered annually and are used as part of the state accreditation process for public schools.
VOTER ID RULES APPROVED BY ARKANSAS ELECTIONS BOARD
A state elections board has approved rules for enforcing a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday approved the rules for the voter ID law legislators approved earlier this year.
The law requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls.
The rules closely mirror the law the Republican-controlled Legislature approved in April when it override Democratic Governor Mike Beebe's veto of the voter ID legislation. They're aimed at giving poll workers guidance on how to enforce the new requirements when they take effect next year.
The rules must be reviewed by a legislative panel.