RIVER RADIO NEWS 011614
BODY OF CAPE GIRARDEAU WOMAN FOUND IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
The body of a Cape Girardeau woman was found Tuesday in Southern Illinois.
According to authorities, 40 year old Marsha Ann Brown was found dead by a motorist Tuesday morning. Brown’s body was reportedly discovered in a ditch.
Further details about the death were not released.
GOSNELL, ARKANSAS MAN MAKES FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON RAPE CHARGE
A Gosnell man has made his first court appearance in connection to the Jessica Williams case.
According to prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington, a Blytheville District Judge found probable cause to charge Freddie Sharp III with rape.
Ellington says that DNA was recovered during Williams’ autopsy that indicated a sexual assault and that the DNA was later found to belong to Sharp.
MAN SENTENCED IN CONNECTION TO THEFT FROM SCOTT CITY BUSINESS
A Hurdland, Missouri man has been sentenced in connection to a theft from a Scott City business.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 52 year old Charles William Tague was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment on one felony count of conspiracy to transport stolen property across state lines and two felony counts of interstate transportation of stolen goods.
Tague was also ordered to pay over $800,000 in restitution.
An investigation revealed that the plant manager of Yield Plus Inc. in Sikeston, John A. Greenlee, was filling tanker trucks owned by Tague at night and on weekends in exchange for money. Tague, who owned a trucking company, would in turn sell the stolen liquid plant food to mostly out-of-state customers.
Greenlee was previously sentenced to a term of 27 months imprisonment.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Northeast Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
According to authorities, 33 year old Shawn Green, of Minturn, was arrested for allegedly selling hydrocodone to an informant on two different occasions.
TWO DUDLEY RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
Two Dudley residents were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 31 year old Nickolas C. Schwartz and Rachael N. Schwartz were arrested shortly before 1:30 pm Wednesday in Wayne County.
The two are each facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; and possession of a controlled substance, diazepam.
TWO MINOR EARTHQUAKES REPORTED ON TUESDAY
Two minor earthquakes were reported on Tuesday, one in Southeast Missouri and a second in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, a magnitude 2.2 earthquake occurred at 1:23 am Tuesday 6 miles northeast of East Prairie.
Tuesday night at 11:37 pm, a 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded 17 miles west northwest of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
DARRYL WORLEY TO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S VALENTINES FOR VETERANS CONCERT
Country music artist Darryl Worley will be the featured entertainer at the Fourth Annual “Valentines for Veterans” Concert.
The concert has been scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, February 14th, at the Black River Coliseum.
There is no admission charge for the event and tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis with four priorities of ticket distribution: Gold Star family members, Veterans, families of Veterans and the general public.
Ticket distribution is set to begin today at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center and the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
PUBLIC MEETINGS SET FOR OZARKS RIVERWAYS PLAN
A series of public meetings on the National Park Service's proposed management plan for the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways in southern Missouri begins Thursday in Eminence.
The federal agency's preferred plan aims to further protect the Jacks Fork and Current rivers. Written comments will be accepted through February 7th.
A two-hour open house with local parks service officials is scheduled for 6 pm Thursday at Eminence High School. A similar meeting takes place at 6 pm Friday at Salem City Hall.
Public hearings on the management plan are scheduled the evenings of January 21st at the Van Buren Youth and Community Center and January 22nd at the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood. Both hearings begin at 8 pm and will be preceded by two-hour open house sessions.
FAFSA FRENZY EVENT TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE
Three Rivers College will be holding an event next month to help you or your child apply for financial aid for college.
FAFSA Frenzy will be held on Sunday, February 9th at Three Rivers College from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The event is designed to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the first step for all federal need-based financial aid. You do not have to be a Three Rivers student to attend.
Attendees will receive hands-on help from the college’s financial aid advisers in completing the online application, as well as information on the grants, loans, and scholarships available at the federal, state, and college levels.
Participants should bring their 2013 W-2 forms, as well as copies of their 2013 tax forms, if ready. If students or their parents have not yet filed 2013 returns, they should bring any statements of interest earned in 2013, any 1099 forms, and any other forms required to complete taxes.
This will allow completion of the FAFSA during the event, with corrections to be filed after tax returns are complete. Students should also obtain a student PIN and parent PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov before attending.
JUDGE RULES THAT OVER 250 MUNICIPALITIES IN MISSOURI DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR SOME IMPROPERLY COLLECTED TAXES
A federal judge has ruled that more than 250 Missouri municipalities and St. Louis County don't have to pay anything to AT&T customers for improperly collected taxes on Internet access.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Judge Nanette Laughrey's decision Monday follows years of legal disputes between the governments, AT&T and its customers. A class-action lawsuit filed against the local governments sought millions of dollars from the entities for AT&T surcharges plaintiffs claimed were used to pay an illegal tax.
Carriers did not collect business license taxes until 2008, but a settlement between local governments and wireless providers required the carriers to pay a lump sum for back taxes. Internet tax revenue was excluded from taxable services because of a federal law that bars taxes for online access.