RIVER RADIO NEWS 120213
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY WOMAN KILLED IN FIRE
A 43 year old woman has died after a fire swept through her southeast Missouri mobile home.
The Southeast Missourian says the victim of Friday morning's fire has been identified as Angela Schlimme. The Allenville woman also was known as Angela Kennedy.
Deputy coroner Jerry Goin says she died from carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of smoke inhalation.
Delta fire chief Alvin Frank says it took crews about 30 minutes to contain the fire. Schlimme's cat also died, but none of her three children were in the home at the time of the blaze.
The cause of the fire wasn't immediately released.
53 YEAR OLD MAN ARRESTED IN RIPLEY COUNTY ON STATUTORY RAPE AND CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES
A Southeast Missouri man is facing sex related charges following his arrest Sunday afternoon in Ripley County.
Few details about the arrest are available, however, according to the Highway Patrol arrest report, 53 year old Charles M. Haynes, of Doniphan, was arrested on charges of first degree statutory rape, first degree child molestation, and first degree sodomy.
ONE KILLED IN SHOOTING IN JONESBORO NIGHTCLUB
Police in Jonesboro have released the name of a man that officers say was shot and killed inside a nightclub on the city's west side.
Police Sgt. Doug Formon told KAIT that 22 year old Xavier White was shot just before 2 a.m. Saturday inside En'Vision and died later at a Jonesboro hospital.
Police say a 33-year-old Fayetteville man surrendered to police later Saturday and is being held in the county jail pending a formal hearing that Formon said is expected to be held either Monday or Tuesday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE INVESTIGATING SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOOTING
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Saturday afternoon.
According to Sergeant Jason Selzer, one person was shot in the leg on William Street. Authorities believe that that the shooter was inside a parked a vehicle that was backed into a spot next to the vehicle the victim was in.
Police think the shooter fired three times, once at a subject who was standing outside the vehicle and two more times into the vehicle itself. One of the shots hit the leg of a female sitting in the front passenger seat. The shooter then fled the scene.
The victim, a 20 year old female, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
TWO INJURIES REPORTED AFTER SHOOTING INCIDENT IN SIKESTON
A reported shooting incident over the weekend in Sikeston resulted in two people being injured.
According to KFVS, the shooting happened early Saturday morning at a club in Sikeston. One of the victims was shot in the back and another was hit in the hand. They each sustained non-life threatening injuries.
No one has been arrested in connection to the incident.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
A Dexter man was taken into custody early Saturday morning on drug charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 36 year old Clinton D. Lawrence was arrested in Stoddard County at 1:14 am Saturday morning. Lawrence is facing charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, in addition to other charges.
ESSEX WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE
Authorities arrested an Essex woman Saturday morning on drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Shonitie K. Drake was taken into custody on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
SIX INJURED IN MADISON COUNTY WRECK
A single vehicle wreck early Sunday morning resulted in injuries to six people.
According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 67 in Madison County, when a 1998 Ford Explorer ran off the left side of the highway, returned to the highway, overcorrected and then overturned.
The driver of the vehicle, 38 year old Glenwood N. Lachance, of Marquand, was seriously injured. Five passengers in the vehicle, ages 4 to 37, suffered minor or moderate injuries.
THREE RIVERS ENDOWMENT TRUST GETS ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR
A proposed activity center on the Poplar Bluff Campus of Three Rivers College just got a big boost.
The college has announced that an anonymous donor has contributed $1.5 million to the Three Rivers Endowment Trust for the endeavor.
The proposed Three Rivers Activity Center will replace the Bess Activity Center as the home of Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball and includes a Sports & Wellness Center and a Sports Hall of Fame. The 60,000-square-foot design features 3,000 improved seats for spectators and a dedicated concessions area.
The Activity Center project will cost approximately $11 million. Half of that amount has already been secured through a $2.5 million SEMA/FEMA Safe Room Grant and a $2 million bond sale. The donation will go towards the $6.5 million remaining to be raised through donations from college supporters, community members, and Raiders fans.
SEMO HORTICULTURE STUDENTS SELLING POINSETTIAS
Horticulture students at Southeast Missouri State University have evaluated 42 varieties of holiday poinsettias and are selling the plants to the public.
Three breeding companies sent rooted cuttings to the Cape Girardeau school's greenhouse in August. Greenhouse staff and students grew the plants and sent their analysis to each company.
Greenhouse manager Denise Pingel says seven of the varieties haven't been released to the market for commercial production. She says most of the plants are red, but the greenhouse also tested a few varieties of white, pink and burgundy poinsettias and some with multiple colors.
The sale of several thousand poinsettias began last week and continues through December 24th.
TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO ORDER CHILI THROUGH MODOT CHRISTMAS ANGELS PROGRAM
Today is the final day to get your order in through the MoDot Christmas Angels Program.
Current MoDOT employees and retirees volunteer to cook, pack and deliver chili for the event which will be held on Wednesday. With the funds raised, volunteers purchase gifts for children who would not otherwise receive holiday gifts.
The cost is $4 and includes 16-ounce cup of chili, crackers and chips. To place an order, call (573) 258-3277. Orders of 6 or more in the Sikeston area can be delivered.
The deadline to place your order is 4 pm this afternoon.
According to Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter, last year’s event raised nearly $5,500 and helped over 100 children.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TODAY ON INTERSTATE 55 IN SCOTT COUNTY
Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane early this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform routine bridge repairs.
The bridge to be repaired is located over the US 60 and I-57 Interchange.
Weather permitting, work will performed today and tomorrow from 7 am to 3:30 pm each day.