RIVER RADIO NEWS 110513
DONIPHAN MAN FACING CHARGES IN SHOOTING AT A LOCAL DONIPHAN RESTAURANT
A Doniphan man is facing charges after a shooting on Friday outside of Patsy’s Journeyman Restaurant in Doniphan.
According to Authorities, 45 year old, Curtis E. Ellis was arrested after shooting Loretta O’Neal in the back of the head.
Officers say O'Neal's vehicle was found in the parking lot of the Hitch and Rail Bar with the driver's side window shattered. She was discovered on the ground at a nearby restaurant. According to the probable cause statement, a used .22 caliber shell casing was later found on the ground behind where her vehicle was parked.
Upon further investigation, police discovered Ellis was served with an Order of Protection from O’Neal on October 7, 2013.
Ellis faces assault and armed criminal action charges.
O’Neal was taken to a Ripley County hospital, then was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN IS SENTENCED FOR MANUFACTURING AND PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY
A Cape Girardeau man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of manufacturing and passing counterfeit United States currency.
According to authorities, 24 year old Tyrone Jones, admitted that on February 10 and March 10, he used more than $600 in counterfeit money at a business in Alexander County in Illinois.
The state's attorney says Jones also admitted that the Secret Service found other counterfeit money that he had produced.
ARRESTS MADE IN MORLEY BANK ROBBERY
Two people have been arrested in connection to robbery of a Morley bank last month.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, four people were allegedly involved in the robbery of First Commercial Bank on October 10th.
Two of the suspects were arrested last week. The other two, 25 year old Joshua L. Thompson, of Sikeston, and 26 year old Candice L. Wright, of Chicago, Illinois, are now in custody.
Each has been charged with first degree robbery.
Sheriff Walter said there is still more work to be done on this investigation and asks that anyone with any information contact either his office at 545-3525 or the FBI Office at 573-335-2511.
CORPORATION LOOKING TO BUILD PLANT IN POCAHANTAS
A corporation is looking to build a plant in Pocahantas, Arkansas.
According to KAIT, Peco Foods Inc. is considering building a $120,000,000 poultry processing plant two miles south of Pocahontas, and a feed mill on the north side of Corning.
Communities in Randolph and Clay County are hoping that the plant and feed mill will bring potential business that could help the job market.
DEXTER LICENSE OFFICE CONTRACT UP FOR BID
The Missouri Office of Administrations is now accepting management contract bids for the Dexter License Office. Interested individuals and groups must submit their bids by November 27th.
In fiscal year 2013, nearly 46,000 transactions were conducted at the Dexter License office, generating over $150,000 in agent processing fees.
Bids will be evaluated on areas such as expertise of the personnel proposed, methods proposed for performing the services and whether the individual or entity is a not-for-profit, political subdivision, a Missouri Certified Minority Business Enterprise, a Women Business Enterprise or a Missouri Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise.
HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM PRESENTED WITH $100,000
Arkansas state Senator Robert Thompson has presented a check for $100,000 to Arkansas State University officials to support the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott includes a barn-studio associated with writer Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, whose parents owned the home and the barn on the property.
The barn was converted during the 1930s to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing and portions of Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" was written there.
The museum and educational center opened in 1999 with funding from a private donation, the state Legislature and the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.
A SPECIAL TREASURE RETURNED TO NEELYVILLE WOMAN
A special treasure has been returned to a Neelyville woman after being missing for 16 years.
Sheri Gilmore misplaced her High School class ring in 1997. After retracing her steps and searching local pawn shops for months she gave up on the idea that her ring would be found.
In an interview with KFVS, Gilmore says her single mother had to work overtime to afford the black onyx stone she so desperately wanted.
Recently, a former camp director, Mark Gillispie was going through old boxes from the camp where Gilmore worked the summer after High School, when he found the missing ring.
Gilmore also stated in the interview that she is looking forward to meeting Mark and his son in person and thank them for locating her and returning the ring.
ROUTE 53 IN BUTLER COUNTY REDUCED FOR DRAINAGE REPAIRS
Route 53 in Butler County is being reduced to one lane for drainage repairs.
The affected section of roadway is located from Route Y to County Road 208. Work will take place today and tomorrow, from 7:30 am to 3 pm daily.
MISSOURI TAX REVENUES UP 2.5 PERCENT
Missouri budget officials say the state's tax revenues have increased 2.5 percent through the first four months of the current fiscal year.
The state Office of Administration on Monday reported net general revenues through October. The state's current budget took effect July 1 and runs through next June.
For the current budget year so far, state corporate income and franchise taxes are up more than 26 percent. Individual income taxes are up 3.8 percent and sales taxes have increased 4.4 percent.
MILITARY, OFFICEHOLDERS MORN EX-U.S. CONGRESSMAN SKELTON
Former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton is being remembered as a trusted military expert and an approachable politician by hundreds mourning his death.
The crowd at Skelton's funeral Monday in his rural hometown of Lexington included numerous military leaders and elected officials from both Missouri and Washington.
Skelton died a week ago of complications from pneumonia. He was 81.
He served in the U.S. House for 34 years before losing re-election in 2010. Skelton was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, where he earned a reputation as an astute military historian and staunch advocate of the Armed Forces.
Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Methodist pastor, delivered the remarks at Skelton's funeral. He described Skelton as "one of the most trusted civilians by the military in this country."
MISSOURI TO RECEIVE $26M THROUGH DRUG SETTLEMENT
Missouri's Medicaid program will receive $26 million through a national settlement with a pharmaceutical company.
The $2.2 billion settlement announced Monday involves Johnson & Johnson, one of its subsidiaries, the federal government and several states.
Authorities say the company had marketed the antipsychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the settlement returns money to the state's Medicaid program.
The figure includes $1.72 billion in civil settlements with federal and state governments as well as $485 million in criminal fines and forfeited profits.