RIVER RADIO NEWS 013014
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING ROBBERY CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff man has been charged with second degree robbery in connection to an armed robbery complaint.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on January 23rd, 27 year old Ryan McVaugh reportedly entered the American Computer Center/Internet Café on North Westwood Boulevard, flourished a handgun, and removed approximately $700 cash from the register before fleeing the scene.
McVaugh was taken into custody following a foot pursuit on January 24th. He is being held on charges of second degree robbery and resisting arrest.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING YOUNG GIRL
Sodomy charges have been filed against a local man.
According to the Daily American Republic, a complaint alleges that 31 year old Bruce Wayne Ross, of Poplar Bluff, had deviate sexual intercourse with a girl less than 12 years old in December.
Ross reportedly admitted to the allegations to authorities. He has been charged with first degree statutory sodomy.
MAN FACING UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER CONVICTION ON MOLESTATION CHARGE
A man faces up to 15 years in prison following his conviction in Cape Girardeau yesterday on a molestation charge.
37 year old Nicholas Goetz was found guilty of first degree molestation. The incident reportedly involved an 8 year old child.
Goetz’s sentencing is scheduled for February 24th.
TWO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER POLICE RECOVER STOLEN HANDGUN
Two men have been taken into custody following a reported car break in where property, including a gun, was taken.
Steele Chief of Police Billy Joe Stanfield, tells us that police received a report on January 28th of a vehicle that had been broken in to. A handgun and iPad were reportedly taken from the vehicle.
An officer later confronted two men who were found in possession of the stolen property. Both suspects, whose names have not been released, are charged with felony tampering with a motor vehicle, felony stealing and unlawful use of weapon.
TWO IOWA RESIDENTS CHARGED IN STEELE CAR WASH BURGLARY
Two Iowa residents have been charged following an alleged burglary at a Steele car wash.
According to the Steele Police Department, 32 year old Bryan Williams and 36 year old Jeremy Scheper were charged with felony second degree burglary following the incident on January 27th.
Further details about the alleged burglary have not been made available.
MAN CHARGED IN WEEKEND SHOOTING IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
One man has been charged in connection to a shooting incident at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau this past weekend.
According to authorities, Deontae L. Petty is charged with armed criminal action and two counts of first degree assault. Petty has not been taken into custody.
According to Patrolman Darin Hickey with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, one of the victims was shot in the leg and has been released from the hospital, while another was shot in the chest and is in good condition.
STEELE MAN ACCUSED OF PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY
A Steele resident is facing charges after he allegedly passed counterfeit money at area businesses.
According to Steele Police Chief, Billy Joe Stanfield, police received reports from two businesses on January 27th of a man passing counterfeit bills. An investigation followed which resulted in the arrest of 73 year old Edmond Hatley.
Hatley reportedly had more counterfeit bills on him at the time of the arrest. A warrant was issued charging Hatley with three felony counts of forgery.
WINONA MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN SHANNON COUNTY
A Winona man was arrested Wednesday night on a drug charge.
According to the Highway Patrol, 37 year old Clinton D. Barnes is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Barnes was arrested in Shannon County at 9 pm Wednesday.
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED AGAINST BUTLER COUNTY TRASH HAULER
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Butler County trash hauler in order to prevent further violations of Missouri's Solid Waste Management Law.
The restraining order is against Michael Nichols and Nichols Disposal L.L.C..
According to the Attorney General's allegations, Nichols operates a trash-hauling business that collects solid waste from households and businesses.
Koster's office alleges that Nichols and his company illegally buried the trash they collected or left it in piles and containers spread across a tract of land Nichols owns, posing a threat to groundwater.
A court hearing has been set for February 5th.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ENDORSES EXTENDED WAITING PERIOD FOR ABORTIONS
Missouri women would have to wait 72 hours to have an abortion after initially seeing a doctor under legislation endorsed by a state House committee.
The bill endorsed by the House Health Care Policy Committee on Wednesday would align Missouri with Utah and South Dakota as the only states with 3-day waiting periods.
Missouri's current waiting period is 24 hours. Supporters of the bill say a woman needs more time to make such a substantive decision. Opponents argue extending the waiting period poses a logistical barrier designed to push a woman further into pregnancy before an abortion and increases the risks.
The bill now heads to the House Rules Committee for further consideration.
ONLINE MAP PROVIDES INFORMATION ON HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES
A new online map could make it easier for people to find out details about scores of hazardous waste sites throughout Missouri.
The interactive map developed by the Department of Natural Resources puts the sites in several categories, from ones undergoing remediation to those that have already been cleaned up and are available for public use.
The website features summaries of past or current problems at the sites, as well as Internet links to more detailed documents.
Until recently, most information about Missouri's hazardous waste sites was available only by reviewing paper documents.
The department said the new website marks its first use of Google's mapping platform and is part of an effort to improve access to environmental information.