RIVER RADIO NEWS 092613
AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR MAN WHO ESCAPED CHASE
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are searching for a man who reportedly escaped following a high speed chase in Lawrence County.
According to authorities, a sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle speeding and when he attempted to initiate a stop, the vehicle accelerated to over 85 miles per hour. The vehicle was later spotted by a Smithville firefighter, but the driver was not in the area.
The owner of the vehicle was identified as 46 year old Clifton Tillman, of Alton, Missouri. Authorities say that Tillman is being considered dangerous and has charges for of burglary and assault.
MOTHER OF NEWBORN AND HER STEPMOTHER FACE CHARGES AFTER TAKING BABY FROM HOSPITAL
Two women are facing charges after they allegedly took a newborn from the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Authorities say the baby was born at around 2 am yesterday morning. At 4 am, the mother of the child, Amber Trammel, went into the nursery area to hold the baby and then left the hospital.
Investigators located Trammel’s stepmother, Laura Stone, who confirmed by phone that the baby was with her. Authorities say the infant was returned safely to the hospital at around 7 am.
Trammel and Stone are each facing a charge of child endangerment.
FIRE DESTROYS DEXTER BUILDING
A building was significantly damaged following a fire over the weekend in Dexter.
The Sunday morning fire was at a building which had an office and warehouse for Dexter BBQ. Firefighters battled the fire for almost five hours.
The office is considered a total loss. A cause for the fire has not been determined.
ARKANSAS LEGISLATORS TO DISCUSS NEW STEEL MILL IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
Arkansas Legislators are to gather in West Memphis to get an update from the top executive behind an effort to put a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County.
The Insurance and Commerce Committee is to meet at 10 a.m. at Mid-South Community College, where members are to hear from John Correnti.
Correnti is president and chief executive officer of Big River Steel. Also addressing the panel will be David Stickler, who is a member of Big River's board.
The mill is projected to employ more than 500 people who would earn more than $75,000 per year. Construction is expected to begin next year and would create about 2,000 temporary jobs.
The mill, which is to get $125 million in state financing, is to be built in Osceola.
SENATOR BLUNTS STAFF TO HOST LISTENING POST MEETING IN GREENVILLE
Staff members of United State Senator Roy Blunt will be in Greenville next week for a listening post meeting.
Listening Posts are intended for Missourians to share their questions and concerns during meetings with members of Senator Blunt's staff.
The meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 2nd, from 2 to 3 pm at the Wayne County Courthouse.
Senator Blunt’s Jefferson City office also extends one-on-one service to all Missourians who have an issue with a federal agency or need additional assistance.
GED TEST TO BE OFFERED AT THREE RIVERS CENTER IN KENNETT
The Kennett Three Rivers Center will be hosting a General Education Development test next month.
The GED test will be held offered on Saturday, October 19th from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Registration for the exam will be available until October 16th.
More information about the test, along with steps you need to take to register is available by calling the Three Rivers College Testing Center at 573-840-9667.
MODOT CREWS TO BE IN BUTLER COUNTY TODAY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today for pavement repairs on Route CC.
During the repairs, Route CC will be reduced to one lane between County Roads 686 and 670. Work is scheduled to be done today from 7 am to 4 pm.
MISSOURI BUSINESSES LOOKING AT POSSIBLE RISE FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE
Missouri businesses could face significantly higher costs for workers' compensation insurance next year.
An organization that projects workers' compensation insurance costs is forecasting that Missouri insurers will see an 11.6 percent increase in their claim costs in 2014. The projections by the National Council on Compensation Insurance often are used by insurance companies to set the premiums charged to businesses.
The increase is driven partly by a new Missouri law that seeks to shore up a financially troubled fund for disabled workers who suffer additional on-the-job injuries. The law shifts some types of claims out of the Second Injury Fund and into traditional workers' compensation insurance.
Businesses also could face a higher surcharge - on top of their regular workers' compensation premiums - to help replenish the Second Injury Fund.