RIVER RADIO NEWS 102813
MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUALLY MOLESTING A CHILD
A Steele man has been arrested for confessing to sexually molesting a child.
According to Steele police, an investigation was started after the child’s mother reported the assault. 21 year old Regis Lee confessed to the crime.
POLICE LOOKING FOR TWO PEOPLE CONNECTED TO SHOOTING IN KENNETT
The Kennett Police Department is searching for two people in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning at the Eagles Club in Kennett.
According to authorities, police are looking to question 32 year old Tracy Tray Reed, of Hayti, who may have information about the incident. The second person is described as a female, who may have been injured in the incident.
A man who was shot was flown to a Memphis hospital for treatment. Police say he was last known to be listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Reed, or any further information on this incident, is asked to call the Kennett Police Department at 888-4622.
LOCAL POLICE WILL GO DOOR TO DOOR CHECKING ON SEX OFFENDERS HALLOWEEN NIGHT
The local police will be going door to door to check on sex offenders in Butler County this Halloween night.
Missouri Revised Statute No. 589,426, requires offenders to avoid all Halloween related contact with children, remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, unless with just cause, post a sign at his or her residence stating, “No candy or treats at this residence”, and leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5 pm. According to Poplar Bluff Police Captain David Sutton, 11 of the county’s nearly 180 registered sex offenders fall under these restrictions.
The Daily American Republic will publish a list, including photographs, of the registered sex offenders living in Butler County in tomorrow’s edition.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD BANK IS EXPANDING
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank is to begin construction in January on the corner block of Broadway and Cedar in Poplar Bluff.
The expansion will be a 12,820 square foot building that will house the food pantry, outreach center, and a thrift store. Two units will be leased to other non-profits to defray overhead costs.
The project is funded by a $293,000 community development block grant and $150,000 in Missouri state tax credits. St. Vincent de Paul is hoping to raise the additional $300,000 in donations.
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank is a part of Sacred Heart Church and is currently operating out of the cramped basement location on Vine Street.
AREA WOMAN APPOINTED TO MISSOURI CONSERVATION COMMISSION
A retired state worker who co-owns a 1,000-acre hunting preserve in southeast Missouri has been named by Gov. Jay Nixon to the state Conservation Commission.
The appointment of Marilynn J. Bradford to a term ending in June 2019 will be subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Bradford, who identifies herself as a political independent, lives in Jefferson City. She retired from state government after more than 20 years with the departments of Social Services and Agriculture.
She is a co-owner of Pyramid Home Health Services, which serves more than 3,000 elderly and disabled Missourians. She also owns a rice farm in Pemiscot County and is a life member of the Conservation Federation of Missouri.
The Conservation Commission manages hunting, fishing, forests and nature centers in Missouri.
MISSOURI AMONG THE HIGHEST STATES WITH DEER-VEHICLE CRASHES
A recent insurance survey places Missouri among the highest states listed for deer-vehicle crashes.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports there were 3,980 collisions with deer on Missouri’s highways last year, that lead to 5 fatalities and 411 injuries.
It is noted that 85% of deer-strike crashes occur from 5pm to 6:49 am. If you encounter a deer on the roadway, use your high beams, if other cars are not approaching. Slow down and wait for the deer to pass. It is recommended to not sound your horn.
If you hit a deer, report the accident to your local sheriff's office, the Missouri Highway Patrol or municipal police.
ARKANSAS IS LOOKING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR IT’S 2013 AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME
The Agriculture Hall of Fame is looking for nominations from the public for their class of 2013. The Farm Bureau Center in Little Rock houses the Agriculture Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry, with a total of 136 men and woman inducted into the Hall of Fame since it started in 1987. The Nomination deadline is November 15th.
ROUTE D IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY REDUCED TO ONE LANE
A Section of Route D in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane this week for pavement repairs.
The affected section of roadway is located Route 77 to County Road 324. Work will take place today through Wednesday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.
ROUTE Y IN CARTER COUNTY REDUCED FOR DRAINAGE WORK
Route Y in Carter County is being reduced to one lane for continued drainage work.
The affected section of roadway is located from US 60 to the end of state maintenance. Work will take place today through Friday, from 7:30 am to 3 pm daily.
GOVERNOR JAY NIXON CANCELS THE USE OF PROPOFOL FOR EXECUTIONS
Governor Jay Nixon has postponed a planned October execution over the concerns about using the drug propofol to administer the death penalty.
Propofol is exported from the European Union who is against the death penalty which gave Nixon concerns about its availability for the future. Nixon has received many letters and messages from the public, which included many health care workers and a few patients about the use of the drug propofol.
Recently, the Department of Corrections announced Missouri will use the sedative pentobarbital in executions.