RIVER RADIO NEWS 031014
PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE NEAR POPLAR BLUFF
A Poplar Bluff man received minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle Friday night.
According to the Highway Patrol, the vehicle hit 50 year old David F. Bryles near Business 67, a mile south of Poplar Bluff.
Authorities say Bryles refused medical treatment.
MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER GETTING HIT BY VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 60
A Sikeston man suffered serious injuries Saturday morning after getting hit by a vehicle.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Timothy L. Draper ran onto Highway 60 in Butler County and was struck by a vehicle.
Draper was transported by EMS to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN KENNETT
Police in Kennett are investigating a reported armed robbery.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly before 11 pm Friday night, officers were dispatched to an area grocery store to take a report of an armed robbery.
An individual told police that they had been robbed by two black males, who were wearing ski masks and armed with some type of hand gun.
The men fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money.
THREE ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN WAYNE COUNTY
Three area residents are facing drug charges after their arrest Friday night in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the three arrested were 43 year old Ronald D. Moore, of Poplar Bluff, 42 year old Tracey M. Priest, of Fisk, and 33 year old Joel L. Willeford, of Grandin.
The three are each facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine; and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Priest is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.
CAPE GIRARDEAU WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE
A Cape Girardeau woman is facing a felony meth charge following her arrest Saturday night.
According to an arrest report from the Highway Patrol, 32 year old Shauna R. Hamilton was taken into custody Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and several traffic violations.
BULLET FIRED INTO CAPE GIRARDEAU DAY CARE
Police in Cape Girardeau say no one was injured when a bullet pierced the window of a home day care business.
The Southeast Missourian reports police believe the bullet was a stray shot fired by an unknown person around 1 p.m. Friday.
An officer at the scene told the newspaper the bullet passed through the window and hit a wall, lodging in the drywall.
Police had responded to a report of multiple shots in the area. Officers don't believe the day care was the intended target.
Police stopped a vehicle that had been seen in the area at the time and were trying to determine if the occupants were suspects, victims or witnesses. Schools in the area were locked down for about 30 minutes as a precaution.
CAPE AIR FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN MAY
The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival will go on as originally scheduled.
The festival had been cancelled earlier this year after the headline act, The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, cancelled all of their United States air show appearances due to budget cuts.
Recently the Snowbirds changed that decision and will perform at several U.S. air shows, allowing the Cape Air Festival to continue.
The Air Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th.
TRANSPORTATION PRIORITY MEETINGS TO BE HELD OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS
Five transportation priority meetings will be held over the next couple of weeks in Southeast Missouri.
According to Ozark Foothills Transportation Planning Coordinator Andrew Murphy, officials are looking for needed projects in the areas of aviation, bicycle/pedestrian, public transit, railways, and motor carriers in addition to the traditional highway and bridge projects.
Meetings will be held tonight at the Ripley County Caring Community Partnership in Doniphan, Tuesday at the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission in Poplar Bluff, and Wednesday at Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Van Buren.
Additional meetings will be held on March 18th in Piedmont and March 20th in Ellington. The meetings will all begin at 6:30 pm.
FEDERAL GUN LAW NULLIFICATION BILL MOVING THROUGH MISSOURI HOUSE
Federal agents would be sent to jail for enforcing some federal gun control laws under legislation endorsed by a Missouri House panel.
The House General Laws Committee advanced the measure Thursday. It passed the Missouri Senate last month.
The bill would declare federal laws that the state considers infringements on gun rights to be null and void. Federal agents enforcing those laws could face civil penalties and be prosecuted for a new crime, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Courts have consistently ruled that states cannot nullify federal laws.
The bill would also allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings. It now heads to the House Rules Committee before moving to the floor.
NEW BILL WOULD REQUIRE SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS TO GET VACCINATED AGAINST BACTERIAL MENINGITIS
Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The legislation would require all students in on-campus housing to have the meningococcal vaccine starting in July 2015, unless they seek a religious or medical exemption.
Meningococcal disease can cause an inflammation of the brain lining known as meningitis. It can spread among people in crowded places such as dormitories and can strike quickly with sometimes deadly results. Some symptoms can appear similar to the flu, including fever, headaches and neck stiffness.
The Senate health committee endorsed the legislation Thursday. The panel heard testimony two weeks ago from a former college student who suffered permanent disabilities because of the disease.