RIVER RADIO NEWS 011314
FORMER POPLAR BLUFF MAYOR DIES
A former mayor of Poplar Bluff died over the weekend.
According to the Cotrell Funeral Service, Loyd Matthews passed away on Saturday, January 11th.
Matthews had served on the Poplar Bluff City Council before resigning earlier this month.
THREE YEAR OLD BOY SHOT AND KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Greene County authorities say a 3 year old boy died after being shot in the head by a relative at a home near Fontaine.
Sheriff Dan Langston told reporters that the boy was shot by a relative about noon Saturday and was pronounced dead at a Paragould hospital.
Langston declined to release the names of the boy and the relative who fired the shot. The sheriff said the investigation into the shooting is not yet complete.
TWO FACING DRUG CHARGES OUT OF WAYNE COUNTY
Two people were arrested Friday night in Wayne County on multiple drug charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 22 year old Brittany D. Eads, of Williamsville, and 21 year old Gary L. Stage, of Poplar Bluff, were arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of a controlled substance, Hydrocodone.
Stage is also facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
CHAFFEE MAN FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SELLING PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS
A Chaffee man has been arrested after reportedly being indicted for selling prescription narcotics.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, 55 year old Randy Eugene Davis is charged with two felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says that authorities had received information during an investigation that Davis was selling prescription narcotics from his residence. Walter told us that Davis was selling Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone.
FREDERICKTOWN MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
A Fredericktown man was taken into custody Friday night on drug charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 36 year old Larry A. Crider is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
Crider was arrested Friday night in Wayne county.
TENNESSEE MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF HYDROCODONE
Authorities arrested a Tennessee man early Sunday morning on a drug possession charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old William M. Woodell, of Ridgely, Tennessee, was arrested in Pemiscot County shortly before 1 am Sunday morning.
Woodell is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; and driving while intoxicated.
THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING POLICE CHASE
Authorities in New Madrid say three people were arrested following a police chase over the weekend.
According to KFVS, the three suspects, Billy Biggs Jr., Keith Warren, and Marion Warren, are each facing charges of burglary and stealing a controlled substance.
The chase reportedly came after police received a report of a break-in at an area pharmacy.
EARTHQUAKE REPORTED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A micro earthquake hit near the Missouri and Arkansas border Sunday morning.
According to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, a magnitude 2.7 earthquake was recorded at 6:20 am Sunday morning five miles east southeast of Manila, Arkansas and two miles west of Dell, Arkansas.
The earthquake had a depth of just over 6 miles.
STEVE HALTER WINS LEADERSHIP AWARD
The President of the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce has been chosen for a national leadership award.
Last week Steve Halter was presented the 2013 Glenn Shepard Excellence in Leadership Award. The winner of the award is selected by a national panel of judges.
He was nominated for the award by the Three Rivers College President, Dr. Devin Stephenson.
DRAINAGE REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS EARLY THIS WEEK IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Dunklin County early this week for drainage repairs on Highway 25.
During the repairs, Highway 25 will be reduced to one lane from 7 am to 3:30 pm both today and tomorrow. The work zone will be located between Harris and Bradley streets.