RIVER RADIO NEWS 082613
PUXICO MAN DIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A single vehicle wreck in Stoddard county Friday morning claimed the life of a Puxico man.
51 year old Jackie Conner was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck near Route J and Highway 51 in Stoddard County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Conner was not wearing a safety device when he ran off of the road and overturned.
ONE KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED IN UTV WRECK NEAR EMINENCE
Two people were involved in a wreck early Sunday morning in Shannon County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 29 year old Leslie A. Fry, of Rolla, was killed after the Artic Cat UTV she was driving ran off the road, overturned, and ejected both her and her passenger.
Her passenger, 29 year old James Rowden, of Hillsboro, suffered moderate injuries.
MAN KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE
A 39 year old man has been struck and killed while walking along the shoulder of U.S. Highway 67 in St. Francois County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Brian N. Johnson of Farmington. He was pronounced dead after a car hit him Friday night.
MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULT AND CHILD ABUSE CHARGES
A Wyatt man has been found guilty of assault and child abuse charges.
27 year old Jeff Hemphill was facing charges in connection to incidents in 2011 involving his three month old daughter. The girl reportedly had multiple fractures on her ribs along with a fractured femur.
ADVANCE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HYDROCODONE
An Advance woman was arrested Friday evening on a drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 39 year old Christi L. Pikey was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.
Other charges include possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
DEXTER MAN FACING METH CHARGES
A Dexter man is facing charges following his arrest early Saturday morning by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
According to authorities, 49 year old David A. Burnett has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Burnett was arrested at around 1:30 Saturday morning in Stoddard County.
MOSCOW BALLET AND EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND INCLUDED IN NEW PATRONS OF THE ARTS SEASON
An Eagles tribute band, a bluegrass duo, and the return of the Moscow ballet highlights the new Patrons of the Arts season.
Three Rivers College has announced the schedule for this season, which will begin on October 6th with dance ensemble Gypsy Romance. October 28th will see bluegrass superstars Dailey & Vincent return to the Tinnin Center and December 3rd will feature an evening of holiday music with Christmas Around the World.
More shows are on the schedule for 2014, including an Eagles tribute band and the Moscow Ballet, among others.
Three children’s shows have also been scheduled for this season and they will be performed in Dexter and Sikeston as well as at the Tinnin Center. More information about Patrons of the Arts is available at trcc.edu/tinnin.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO TAKE PLACE TODAY ON HIGHWAY 60
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today for pavement repairs on Highway 60.
Westbound Highway 60 will be reduced to one lane today between County Road 565 and Route T. Work will take place today from 7 am to 5 pm.
RAMP FROM HIGHWAY 67 TO EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 60 IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY
The ramp to eastbound US Highway 60 from US Highway 67 in Butler County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
Work is scheduled to take place from 6:30 am to 5 pm.
GUN LAW SET TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS WEEK
A new gun related law in Missouri goes into effect this week.
SB 75 allows schools to provide the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe program to first grade students. The law also states that any records of ownership of a firearm, and other specific records, are not open records and will not be open to inspection, except by court order.
Concealed carry permits will no longer be handled by the Department of Revenue. Local Sheriffs will be issuing the permits.
Beginning January 1st, every sheriff must maintain, house, and issue concealed carry permits. More information about SB75 is available at the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
GROUP ATTEMPTING TO OVERTURN IMPLEMENTATION OF INITIATIVE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
An environmental group is heading to court in another attempt to overturn the way Missouri officials have implemented a 2008 ballot initiative about renewable energy.
The initiative requires investor-owned utilities to tap renewable energy sources for at least 5 percent of their electricity by 2014, with that amount gradually rising to 15 percent by 2021.
In 2011, the Legislature blocked part of an administrative rule that would have required the electricity from renewable energy sources to be produced or sold in Missouri. The result is that utilities have been able to purchase credits for renewable energy produced by others.
A lawsuit filed this past week on behalf of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment challenges the legal basis for the Legislature's action.