RIVER RADIO NEWS 111213
TRUMANN POLICE OFFICER CLEARED IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING
An Arkansas prosecutor has cleared a Trumann police officer who shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant.
Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro made the finding Friday in the shooting involving Lieutenant Gary Henry.
A letter from Ellington to the Arkansas State Police says Henry was justified in using deadly force to protect himself and another officer from Jacob A. Brown and that no further review is necessary. Ellington says Brown, who survived his injuries, may face charges.
The shooting occurred on October 22nd when officers were serving a felony warrant on Brown and Brown took off running, then allegedly pointed a weapon in the direction of the officers. Henry fired three shots.
Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson says Brown's gun was recovered and the officers were not injured.
MAN REPORTEDLY FOUND WITH METH IN POCOHONTAS
A man has been taken into custody in northeast Arkansas after allegedly being found with meth.
Pocahontas authorities were investigating a shoplifting report on Monday when 35 year old Michael Addington was arrested. According to KAIT, officers found 30 grams of methamphetamine in Addington’s pocket during a pat down.
WOMAN FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO POLICE CHASE
A Mississippi woman faces several charges for allegedly stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.
Charges were filed Monday against Jessica Diane Fox of Hernando, Mississippi.
On November 5th New Madrid County officers found the woman in a vehicle parked on an overpass near Interstate 55 and suspected she was on drugs. She was handcuffed and placed in a Highway Patrol car.
Sheriff Terry Stevens says the woman got out of the handcuffs and stole the patrol car, ramming a deputy's car as she drove away and another during the chase. The pursuit ended when the patrol car became stuck in a field.
Two deputies had minor injuries from the incident.
MULTIPLE DOGS REPORTED MISSING IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Northeast Arkansas sheriff says that multiple dogs have been reported missing in the past few weeks and it is highly suspected that they have been stolen.
Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says that he suspects that the small breed dogs are being taken and then being sold to a research laboratory. According to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, indications are that the thieves are working mostly in the north western part of Izard County and in Baxter County.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Chief Investigator Charles Melton at 870-368-4203.
NO INJURIES REPORTED FROM INCIDENT IN CAPE GIRARDEAU WHERE SHOTS WERE FIRED
Gunshots were reportedly fired Sunday in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, the incident occurred Sunday evening on Brink Street. There were no injuries, however a vehicle was damaged.
INTERSTATE REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS
If you are planning on traveling north on Interstate 55 this month, you might want to give yourself a little extra time beginning today.
Northbound I-55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 12 foot restriction, so contractor crews can perform pavement repairs.
The section of roadway to be repaired is located between Mile Markers 132 and 140. Weather permitting, work will take place through Friday, November 22nd from 7 am to 5:00 pm each day.
THREE RIVERS TO HOLD REGISTRATION EVENTS AT PORTAGEVILLE
Three Rivers College will be holding multiple registration events over the next month in Portageville.
Student registration events will be held from 8 am to noon at the Three Rivers College Center in Portageville on the 13th and 20th of this month, as well as December 4th.
Prospective students attending the event can register for classes offered at any of the college’s locations or online.
For more information call 573-888-6381 or go online to trcc.edu.
LISTENING POST MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW IN JACKSON
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be stopping by Jackson tomorrow to speak with local citizens.
The listening post meeting is an opportunity for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The meeting will be held tomorrow from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce on Main Street in Jackson.
NEW ENTREPRENEURIAL LOAN PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR VETERANS
During an Arkansas visit last week, the chief of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced a new program to help veterans who want to start entrepreneurial venture.
With United States Senator Mark Pryor, SBA Acting Administrator Jeanne Hulit said Friday that the borrowing fee will be waived for loans of less than $350,000. The change begins on January 1st and continues through September 30th, the end of the fiscal year.