RIVER RADIO NEWS 020414
STOLEN PROPERTY FROM CAPE GIRARDEAU AREA LOCATED IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Authorities in Cape Girardeau say they have located property that was reported stolen from three locations in the Cape Girardeau city limits.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the property was recovered from a location in Southern Illinois. Several suspects have been identified in connection to the stolen property and one has been taken into custody.
The identity of the suspect in custody has not yet been released.
FIREARM AND METH DISCOVERED DURING VEHICLE STOP IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Lawrence County, Arkansas arrested two people on Friday after officers reportedly found methamphetamine and a firearm in a vehicle during a traffic stop.
According to authorities, Scott Callahan, of Bono, and Taylor Fisher, of Hoxie, are each facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE COUNTS OF DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A woman in Northeast Arkansas was taken into custody last week on multiple counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
According to authorities, 29 year old Theresa Lewis, of Black Rock, allegedly sold prescription medication out of her residence. She was arrested on Friday on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
AWARD WINNING DANCE TROUPE TO PERFORM WEDNESDAY AT THREE RIVERS
An African dance troupe is set to perform tomorrow at Three Rivers College for Black History Month.
The Saakumu Dance Troupe, a world-touring performance group out of Ghana, will be performing at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center beginning at 6 pm on Wednesday. The event is free to the public.
The troupe performs traditional music and dance from across Africa along with contemporary pieces inspired by African culture.
ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER SET FOR TODAY
The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising Missourians to stay home today due to the upcoming winter weather.
MoDOT has issued a no travel advisory for the duration of the weather today.
The forecast is calling for Snow and Sleet, with snow and sleet accumulation of two to four inches possible today in Poplar Bluff.
A winter storm warning will go into effect at 9 am and continue until 6 am on Wednesday.
HIGHWAY PATROL WANTS MOTORISTS TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN DRIVING IN WINTER WEATHER
Winter weather is on deck for today and the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants motorists to plan ahead and drive safely if they need to be on the roadways.
Before you travel, make certain your vehicle is in good working condition. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also suggests keeping your fuel tank at least half full. Remember to place an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, flashlight, and a bag of sand or kitty litter in your trunk in case they are needed.
Before heading out on the road you can check road conditions online at Modot.org or on the Missouri Department of Transportation mobile app.
MISSOURIANS ASKED TO PREPARE FOR EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS MONTH
State emergency officials say Missourians need to prepare for a potential earthquake.
February is Earthquake Awareness Month and the 202nd anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. State Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Barrett says an earthquake offers no advanced warning - unlike other natural disasters - and would have a significant and long-term effect on Missouri.
The New Madrid seismic zone is centered in southeastern Missouri and is the most active fault east of the Rocky Mountains.
GOVERNOR NIXON FREES UP MONEY TO HELP WITH PROPANE PRICES
Governor Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help Missourians cope with rising propane prices.
Nixon says the money would allow low-income people to continue heating their homes even though gas prices have increased to more than $4 per gallon.
The funds would come from the federal government's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Nixon is also doubling the amount each household can receive for propane assistance.
The Missouri Propane Gas Association says the high costs are due to increased exports, colder weather and higher-than-expected crop yields.
LEGISLATION BEING CONSIDERED BY MISSOURI LAWMAKERS WOULD IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS ON UNIONS
A Missouri House committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would change the ability of certain public employee labor unions to collect fees.
The Workforce Development and Workforce Safety Committee is planning to hear public testimony Monday on the measure its supporters call "paycheck protection."
The bill would prohibit a union from receiving fees that are deducted automatically from a public employee's paycheck. It would also require unions to get written authorization to spend a person's fees on political activities.
Unions representing "first responders," such as police and firefighters, would not be affected by the bill.