RIVER RADIO NEWS 021114
ONE ARRESTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU ROBBERY
One man has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged robbery last week in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, 27 year old Omar D. Ware has been charged with first degree robbery and felonious restraint, among other charges.
The arrest is in connection to a reported robbery Friday night at Cape Mart.
COUPLE MISSING OUT OF REYNOLDS COUNTY
Authorities in Reynolds County in rural southeast Missouri continue searching for a couple missing for more than a week.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reports that 54-year-old William Talley and 47-year-old Jordy Wagner were last seen cashing a check at Peoples Community Bank in Piedmont on February 1st. The bank is just a few miles from their home.
The Reynolds County Sheriff's Department was contacted on February 4th after relatives went to the home and found the heat was off and the family pets had been left unattended.
MAN ALLEGEDLY CALLS IN BOMB THREAT TO DETENTION CENTER IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A man was taken into custody last week after allegedly making multiple calls to the Craighead County Detention Center, including a bomb threat.
According to KAIT, the man also reportedly threatened individual deputies. He was later taken into custody.
The man, who was identified as Corkey Cooksey, is facing two counts of terroristic threatening, among other charges.
DUDLEY MAN ARRESTED ON METH AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CHARGE
A Dudley man was arrested Saturday night in Butler County on multiple drug charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 40 year old Scott L. Moore, was taken into custody shortly after 11 pm Saturday night.
Moore is facing charges including possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, alprozlam; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
An investigation by authorities in Mississippi County recently led to the arrest of two men.
According to authorities, 36 year old Benjamin J. Carter, of East Prairie, was arrested on a charge of distribution of a controlled substance, and 26 year old Michael G. Achter Jr., of Anniston, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
The investigation was started after authorities reportedly discovered that drugs were being delivered to a house in the area.
CONGRESSMAN SMITH PROPOSES TURNING OZARK NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAYS OVER TO MISSOURI
Recent concerns about changes to the management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways have prompted Missouri Congressman Jason Smith to file legislation to remove the Riverways from federal control and turn the park over to the state.
Smith says Washington bureaucrats and big city environmentalists might not see anything wrong with limiting access to the park, but that the people Smith represents are adamantly opposed to more federal regulations.
Smith adds that he will continue fighting any attempts to designate new wilderness areas in the ONSR, close walking and horse trails, limit hunting, fishing, trapping, gigging, close access points, ban camping, restrict boat motor horsepower or other recreational activities in the park.
DATE SET FOR RESCHEDULED FAFSA FRENZY AT THREE RIVERS COLLEGE
A new date has been set for the FAFSA Frenzy event at Three Rivers College.
The event will be held on Sunday, February 23rd from 2 to 4 pm. The event had been scheduled to take place earlier, however was postponed due to recent winter weather.
FAFSA Frenzy, which is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students complete the FAFSA, the first step for all federal need-based financial aid.
For more information, go online to trcc.edu.
HAZARDOUS MOVING OPERATION TO BE HELD THIS MONTH
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be operating a Hazardous Moving Vehicle Operation this month in Southeast Missouri.
According to Captain George Ridens, the operation will take place throughout the Troop E area; however, except for it being this month, a specific time table was not given.
The hazardous moving operation is designed to target vehicles that are being operated in an unsafe manner.
HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK
More Missouri students could get personal help with filing out college applications this fall.
The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has announced an expansion of "College Application Week."
More than 2,000 students filled out applications during the inaugural event last October at 26 high schools in St. Louis, Kansas City and parts of rural Missouri. The board says it hopes to double the number of participating high schools this fall.
The program is available to all high school seniors, but the goal is to increase the number of applications from students in low-income families and those who would be the first in their families to attend college.
Members of the Missouri College Advising Corps provide one-on-one help to students when filling out applications.
OFFICIALS WORKING ON LIST OF TRANSFERABLE COLLEGE COURSES
Missouri education officials are nearing completion on a list of college courses that will be accepted for all students transferring among the state's public colleges and universities.
A 2012 Missouri law requires the Department of Higher Education to come up with a list of 25 basic courses whose credits will be transferable when students change schools. Officials face a July 1st deadline to complete the task.
The state now has 20 courses on the list, which it calls the "transfer library." Among those courses are American history, algebra, psychology and music appreciation.
The department says it plans to identify five additional courses by mid-summer. The agency eventually wants to increase the list beyond the minimum 25 required by state law.