RIVER RADIO NEWS 090613
MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Willow Springs man was involved in a fatal wreck Wednesday night in Howell County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 64 year old Myron W. Shackelford was driving on Highway 137 near Willow Springs, when he ran off the Highway and struck several trees.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
MAGNUM PLEADS NOT GUILTY
A Missouri man who says he had sexual contact with as many 300 people since being diagnosed with HIV has pleaded not guilty to infecting another man with the virus.
David Mangum entered the plea Thursday. Stoddard County prosecutor Russell Oliver says more potential victims have come forward since Mangum was charged last week with recklessly infecting another with HIV, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Oliver says additional charges are expected.
BURGLARS GRAB $75,000 WATCH FROM JONESBORO HOME
An investigation is ongoing in Jonesboro into a home burglary in which a very expensive watch was taken.
According to KAIT, the victim told authorities that she had returned home and noticed her back sliding glass door was open. She discovered several things were missing including several pieces of jewelry, two guns and a $75,000 watch.
The incident allegedly occurred Wednesday afternoon.
ILLINOIS MAN ARRESTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
An Illinois man is facing multiple drug charges following his arrest Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau County.
41 year old Mark E. Brazel, from McClure, Illinois, was taken into custody shortly after 9 pm Wednesday. According to authorities, Brazel is charged with possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
JONESBORO APARTMENT BUILDING ALLEGEDLY HIT BY VANDALS
An unoccupied Jonesboro apartment reportedly suffered around $30,000 worth of damage due to vandals.
According to authorities, the apartment owner found the building flooded Wednesday morning. A bathtub and sinks had been plugged with their water turned on.
Two cigarette butts were found at the apartment.
CHARTWELLS INVESTS $100,000 FOR NEW PBHS CAFETERIA
The Poplar Bluff High School cafeteria is looking a little different this year.
Chartwells School Dining Services invested $100,000 to transform the school’s student center into the company’s flagship cafeteria in the region.
Changes include the reconfiguration of the serving area for improved flow and enhanced food display, the addition of the Casa Amigos station featuring Mexican menu items, better lighting and a new paint scheme.
The renovation was included in Chartwell’s bid proposal that was approved by the Board of Education in March.
TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM IN ST. LOUIS
The Trans Siberian Orchestra will be returning to St. Louis this Christmas.
The band will be performing their multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve,” on Monday, December 23rd at the Scotttrade Center.
There will be two performances, the first at 3 pm and the second at 7:30 pm. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 13th at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com.
NEW KIND OF FRUIT FLY CAUSING HAVOC IN MISSOURI
A new kind of fruit fly is causing problems for some Missouri farmers.
The University of Missouri says that the spotted wing drosophila has made its way to Missouri this summer and could be particularly troublesome.
University entomologist Bruce Barrett says the female flies have serrated body parts that allow them to cut through the skin of fruit and insert their eggs inside. The developing maggots then eat the fruit.
Barrett says those cuts can open the way for fungus, bacteria and molds to grow in the fruit.
He says the fruit flies can cause significant economic damage, especially for those with small orchards.
AMEREN CUSTOMERS COULD SOON BE SEEING REDUCED BILLS
Missouri regulators have adopted a lower fuel adjustment tariff that should reduce bills for Ameren Missouri's electric customers.
The Public Service Commission says the decrease amounts to about $1.97 per month for residential customers. It takes effect September 24th.
The fuel adjustment charge allows power companies to recover most of their fuel costs. Charges appear in a separate category on customer bills. The charge helps utilities address volatility in fuel pricing.