RIVER RADIO NEWS 111913
ENDANGERED PERSON ADVISORY ISSUED IN CASE OF MISSING TEEN
Authorities in Stoddard County have issued an endangered person advisory for a teen who has been missing since last week.
The advisory was issued by the Dexter Police Department for 14 year old Gracie May Stephens, who was last seen on Wednesday, November 13th, leaving the Dexter High School campus after lunch.
Stephens is described as a white female, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 113 pounds with blond hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing a maroon coat and black pants.
Anyone who has information about Stephens’ whereabouts is urged to call the Dexter Police Department at 573-624-5512.
TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT IN KENNETT
Two people have been taken into custody following a shooting incident Sunday night in Kennett.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to an area of Vandeventer Street in reference to shots being fired. At the location, officers spoke to Uzzi Caruthers, of Kennett, who was suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Officers also located Ricky Hopper Jr., of Kennett, who was suffering from an abrasion around the eye in the area. Hopper stated that he was assaulted by three unknown black males wearing masks, and indicated that the males forced Hopper and a second witness into an apartment where the assault took place.
Officers placed Hopper under arrest for investigation of felon in possession of a firearm, and Caruthers for investigation of attempted armed robbery.
AUTHORITIES CONFIRM SKELETON FOUND IN TANEY COUNTY IS MISSING FREDERICKTOWN MAN
Taney County authorities say a skeleton found recently in southwest Missouri was a man missing since 2006.
The sheriff's office says dental records confirmed the remains belonged to Matthew Needham of Fredericktown.
Two hunters found the remains November 11th near Forsyth. Needham was last seen in August 2006 walking in that area after his car caught fire.
Sheriff Jimmie Russell said Monday that forensic tests will determine the cause of death.
18 SENT TO HOSPITAL AFTER LEAK AT BLYTHEVILLE STEEL MILL
Authorities in northeast Arkansas say 18 people were sent to hospitals after a suspected chlorine dioxide leak at a steel mill in Blytheville.
Blytheville Fire Chief Mike Carney says the fire department responded to Nucor Steel at about 10 a.m. Sunday. Carney says the department's hazardous materials team decontaminated the workers and contractors who were exposed to the gas before sending them to a hospital.
Carney says most of the workers were released from the hospital later Sunday, but a few were admitted for observation.
The cause of the leak remains under investigation.
JONESBORO MAN ARRESTED WITH DRUGS, GUN AND CASH IN HOME
The execution of a search warrant Friday has led to the arrest of a Jonesboro man after officers found drugs, a gun and thousands of dollars in cash.
Authorities say they discovered cocaine, a handgun and over $6500 in cash in the home of 36 year old Antione Wilson.
Wilson has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm.
QULIN MAN FACING METH CHARGE FOLLOWING WEEKEND ARREST
A Qulin man was arrested over the weekend on a drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Dwayne L. Shelton, was taken into custody shortly before 7:30 Sunday morning in Butler County.
Shelton is reportedly facing charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, speeding, and felony possession of methamphetamine.
INVESTIGATION ONGOING INTO NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SHOOTING
One woman was shot last night in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, the shooting occurred in Randolph County. No information has been released on the condition or identity of the victim. Authorities are investigating the incident.
MAN TURNS HIMSELF IN TO AUTHORITIES IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING AT KENNETT CLUB
A man has turned himself in to authorities in connection to a shooting incident last month.
According to the Kennett Police Department, on October 27th, 32 year old Tracy Reed, of Hayti, allegedly fired three shots inside a club in Kennett, striking 36 year old Kenyatta Robinson.
Robinson had to be taken to a Memphis hospital and is still hospitalized. Reed has turned himself in to authorities.
Kennett Police says the incident supposedly started over a spilled drink during a party at the back of the club.
WOMAN SENTENCED ON INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE
A woman has been sentenced in connection to the death of a Cape Girardeau woman in July.
Angelia Hanson, of Cape Girardeau, was sentenced to seven years in prison on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The charge was in connection to an incident where Jody Lane died after getting struck by a vehicle driven by Hanson.
PEMISCOT COUNTY WELCOME CENTER TO CLOSE FOR TREE TRIMMING
The northbound Interstate 55 Welcome Center in Pemiscot County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform tree trimming.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be done today from 8 am to 3:30 pm.