RIVER RADIO NEWS 081013
KENNETT MAN ARRESTED IN ALLEGED CHURCH BURGLARY
A Kennett man was taken into custody last Friday after witnesses allegedly detained him in the middle of a burglary.
The Kennett Police Department tells us that 20 year old Khadree Hollywood was arrested after being caught by witnesses during an alleged burglary at a Kennett church. Hollywood was reportedly arrested for second degree burglary, as well as an outstanding Dunklin County warrant.
NAME RELEASED OF SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU FOR ALLEGED ABDUCTION
Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was arrested in Cape Girardeau on Friday in connection to the alleged abduction of a 13 year old girl in Illinois.
According to the Champaign, Illinois Police Department, 21 year old Nicholas Hurley, of Daleville, Indiana, was taken into custody by Cape Girardeau Police when he spotted walking out of an area business with a missing Champaign teenager.
Hurley was arrested without incident. The teenager was reported safe and unharmed.
AREA NONPROFITS INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANT FROM GIVING CIRCLE
Local nonprofit organizations who need help funding their projects may receive assistance from the Poplar Bluff Regional Giving Circle.
The Giving Circle is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofits. Applications must be for specific projects. No awards will be given to cover overhead or operational expenses.
This is the final week for applications to be accepted. A copy of the grant application can be found online at kwoc.com or can be picked up at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce at the intersection of Pine Street and Highway 67.
Completed applications can be turned in at the offices of River Radio, 1015 West Pine Street or at Poplar Bluff Federal Credit Union in Poplar Bluff.
The Poplar Bluff Regional Giving Circle is a 501c3 organization dedicated to raising and providing annual grants to local charities and aid organizations.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD THIS MONTH IN DEXTER
Dexter authorities are planning to hold a sobriety checkpoint soon.
According to Dexter Police Chief Sammy Stone, the Dexter Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint sometime this month. The checkpoint will be located within the Dexter city limits.
HAUNTING IN THE HILLS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH
The Ozark Heritage Project, in partnership with Ozark National Scenic Riverways, will be presenting Haunting in the Hills next month.
The free event will be held October 12th and 13th at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. There will be musical performances and crafts, as well as many other attractions and vendors.
This year’s Haunting in the Hills had originally been cancelled due to budget cuts, before being picked up by the Heritage Project. For more information go online to www.ozark heritage project.org.
TEACHER’S TENURE TO BE DISCUSSED TODAY AT MISSOURI CAPITOL
Missouri lawmakers plan to focus on teacher tenure this week.
The Legislature's Joint Committee on Education has scheduled a hearing on the issue today at the Capitol.
Missouri teachers generally receive tenure after working in a district for five years. But lawmakers have been debating revisions in the system for the past several years.
Critics contend that the process of firing teachers in Missouri is too expensive and too cumbersome. Supporters of tenure argue it allows teachers to become advocates for their students. They say significant changes could prompt good teachers to leave Missouri.
STATE OFFICIALS URGING MISSOURIANS TO REGISTER TO VOTE
With many local elections less than two months away, the Missouri Secretary of State is urging all Missourians to make sure they are registered to vote.
According to Secretary of State Jason Kander, the deadline for Missourians to register to vote or make registration changes in time for the November election is October 9th. Voting information, including registration materials, is available online at www.GoVoteMissouri.com.
Elections are scheduled for November 5th.
AUDITOR SAYS MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BROKE STATE LAW
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says officials violated state law by requiring driver's license clerks to make electronic copies of applicants' personal documents.
Schweich released an analysis Monday concluding the Department of Revenue broke state law by implementing the policy last December without publishing a formal rule change.
That policy ended in July as a result of a bill passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. But Schweich had been asked in April by senators to look into the policy.