RIVER RADIO NEWS 091213 MAN ADMITS TO ROBBING MULTIPLE BUSINESSES IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A man already in jail in connection to a bank robbery has reportedly admitting to robbing several other stores.
According to Jonesboro authorities, Justin Cobb has allegedly admitted to robbing multiple businesses starting last December and ending in January.
Cobb was already in custody in connection to the robbery of a bank in April. STEELE WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
Authorities arrested a Steele woman late Tuesday night on multiple drug related charges.
43 year old Tammy J. Barnes was taken into custody at around 11 pm Tuesday in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Barnes’ charges include possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, xanax; possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia; and driving while intoxicate, drugs. DUNKLIN COUNTY BUSINESS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
Authorities in Dunklin County are looking for three suspects who robbed a Cardwell business at gunpoint yesterday morning.
The Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department reports that three armed individuals entered the Flash Market Convenience Store shortly after 3 am.
The store clerk told officers that the three came into the building, jumped over the counter and grabbed the store’s cash register and a cash box, then fled the scene north on Highway F in a small gold automobile.
The clerk said the suspects were all dressed in dark colored clothes and were wearing masks. One was described as being a “Halloween” style mask.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department at 573-888-2424. MAN RECEIVES 35 YEAR SENTENCE FOR ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER
A Rector man has been sentenced for an attempted murder.
According to Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, 29 year old Adam Hackworth was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempted capital murder charges.
Hackworth is facing two 35 year terms in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for each of the attempted capital murder charges.
The judge also ordered 20 years imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm and another six years for the prohibited weapon, a sawed-off shotgun, which Hackworth allegedly used to shoot the male victim and beat the female victim.
The charges are in connection to a February incident in Rector. LISTENING POST MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SIKESTON
A listening post meeting has been scheduled for next week in Sikeston.
Listening Posts are meetings where citizens can share their questions and concerns with members of United States Senator Roy Blunt's staff.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 18th at Cole Insurance in Sikeston. The meeting will run from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. THREE RIVERS COLLEGE PLACED ON MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL LIST
Three Rivers College has been chosen to be among the top schools for veterans.
The college was placed on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list. The placement means the college is among the top 15 percent of institutions nationwide noted for offering high-value education and a welcoming environment for veterans.
The list is compiled by Victory Media based upon research and a data driven survey. PAVEMENT REPAIRS STARTING TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Motorists in Butler County should be expecting delays over the next few days on Highway 51.
Pavement repairs will force Highway 51 to be reduced to one lane between Highway 53 and Route B.
Work is scheduled to be done today through Tuesday, September 17th, from 8 am to 4 pm each day. OVERRIDE ATTEMPT OF MISSOURI GUN BILL FALLS ONE VOTE SHORT
Missouri lawmakers have failed to override a veto of a bill nullifying some federal gun control laws, after falling a single vote short in the Senate.
Senators voted 22 to 12 for the veto override Wednesday night, just shy of the required two-thirds majority. The override attempt had passed the House 109 to 49.
The legislation declared that any federal policies that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms" shall be invalid in Missouri. It would allow state misdemeanor charges to be brought against federal authorities who attempt to enforce those laws or against anyone who publishes the identity of a gun owner.
Governor Jay Nixon said the bill could violate the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of free speech and its supremacy clause that gives precedence to federal laws over conflicting state ones. LAWMAKERS VOTE TO OVERRIDE VETO OF FARM BILL
Missouri lawmakers have voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of an agriculture measure.
The legislation includes changes to Missouri's animal abuse and neglect law and a longer maximum prison sentence for stealing livestock. It also would replace a prohibition on foreign ownership of farmland with a 1 percent cap.
Nixon had objected to the provisions on foreign ownership and animal abuse and neglect.
The Senate voted 23 to 10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111 to 50 to override.
Proponents of the bill contend changes to the animal abuse and neglect law are needed and that tougher punishment for stealing livestock could help combat cattle rustling. VETO OF MISSOURI TAX CUTS UPHELD
The Missouri House has failed to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill cutting state income taxes.
The House voted 94 to 67 for the veto override. But that fell significantly short of the 109 votes needed, because several Republican lawmakers sided with the Democratic governor.
The legislation would have gradually cut income taxes for both businesses and individuals. Republican legislative leaders had touted the measure as an important means of competing for businesses against Kansas, Oklahoma and other states that recently cut income taxes.
But Nixon warned that the lost revenues could have jeopardized funding for education and other services. He also noted that an apparent drafting error would have imposed state sales taxes on prescription drugs.
Republican lawmakers likely will try again next year to cut taxes.