RIVER RADIO NEWS 102213
BODY FOUND IN LAWRENCE COUNTY FARM DITCH
A body was discovered Monday evening in a northeast Arkansas farm ditch.
The body was reportedly found in a ditch in Lawrence County. According to Imboden Live, authorities believe that the body is that of missing Trumann resident Steven Hooks.
The body will be sent to state authorities for an autopsy.
AUTHORITIES STILL SEARCHING FOR MAN IN CONNECTION TO DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Authorities in Northern Arkansas are still searching for a man who allegedly hit his wife in the head with a crow bar and then abducted her.
Baxter County authorities received a report Monday morning from a person who said 29 year old Robert E. Finch, had kicked in the front door of a residence, struck his wife, 26 year old Delores Finch, in the head with a crow bar, then forced her into a vehicle against her will before leaving the scene.
The vehicle was located at around 9:30 am Monday at the Calamity Beach Recreation Area of Lake Norfork. While Robert was attempting to drive away, the vehicle became high-centered and stopped. Delores was able to escape and flee towards a deputy.
Robert then escaped into a nearby heavily wooded area. A manhunt was started, however officers were unable to find him.
According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Finch is not believed to pose a specific danger or threat to any other persons; however anyone residing in the area should exercise standard precautions, such as keeping doors and windows locked on their houses and removing keys from all vehicles.
Anyone who has information on Finch’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office.
INVESTIGATION STARTED INTO INCIDENT WHERE MAN WAS PINNED BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES
Caruthersville police are investigating an incident early Saturday morning that resulted in a man being pinned between two vehicles.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, a man told police that he was standing between two parked vehicles, when a third vehicle backed into one of the vehicles, causing the subject to be pinned.
The vehicle then fled the scene. The 33 year old victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The incident is under investigation, however officers have identified a possible suspect.
DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT FOR ALL EXPIRED AND UNUSED MEDICATIONS
The Dexter Police Department has set aside Saturday as a Drug Take Back Day.
The police department is now equipped with a permanent medication drop off box in their lobby.
Items that may be dropped off are prescription medications, samples, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, creams, ointments, and liquids in leak-proof containers.
However, thermometers, syringes, IV bags, bio-waste, aerosols, inhalers, and Epi-Pens are not to be disposed of in the box.
BIDS TO BE ACCEPTED FOR MALDEN LICENSE OFFICE
The Missouri Office of Administration is looking for management contract bids for the Malden License office.
Anyone who wishes to bid on the contract can tour the Malden office on October 29th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The bid must be submitted by November 8th.
According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, bids will be evaluated on areas, including expertise of the personnel proposed and methods proposed for performing services. More information is available at the Missouri Department of Revenue’s website at dor.mo.gov.
Bids are also being accepted for license offices in New Madrid and Sikeston.
WOMAN WHO KAYAKED THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO GIVE PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
A woman who kayaked the length of the Mississippi River will be giving a presentation about her journey next week in Cape Girardeau.
The presentation by Nancy Scheibe will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, October 29th at Southeast Missouri State University.
During the presentation, Scheibe will discuss the stories of women she met on her journey, how she made her dream happen and how others can make their dreams come true.
The event is free and open to the public.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Highway 84 in Dunklin County will be reduced over the next couple of days, so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge repairs.
The bridge to be repaired is located at the Missouri state line.
Weather permitting, work will take today and tomorrow from 7 am to 3:30 pm each day.
ROAD WORK THIS WEEK IN CARTER COUNTY
Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be in Carter County this week for drainage work on Route Y.
The road will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 am to 3 pm daily through Friday for the repairs. The work zone is located on Route Y from US 60 to the end of state maintenance.
FUNDING FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES TO BE PROPOSED BY MISSOURI GOVERNOR
Governor Jay Nixon says he'll propose "substantially" higher funding for Missouri's public colleges and universities next year while also boosting resources for financial aid and scholarships.
But in a speech Monday to higher education officials, the governor did not provide specific amounts of what he plans to recommend in the state budget proposal he will present in January.
Nixon says he wants students to have better access to more aid through programs that have a significant effect on Missouri's economy.
He also proposed an initiative to train more mental health professionals in the state.