RIVER RADIO NEWS 031714
MALDEN MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Malden man was killed Saturday evening in a single vehicle wreck in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 36 year old Thadduas E. Tank was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck off of Route DD.
Tank’s vehicle reportedly ran off the side of the roadway, went down an embankment, struck several trees, and overturned. The crash report says Tank was wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.
PIGGOTT MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK
A motorcycle wreck Saturday evening resulted in the death of a Piggott man.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 34 year old Chad H. Carmack was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 62 in Clay County and slid underneath another vehicle.
Carmack was pronounced dead at the scene.
DEXTER MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER
A Dexter man was convicted Friday in connection to the shooting death of a man in 2013.
According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney, Russell Oliver, Glenn Scott Evans was found guilty of second degree murder for the February 19th, 2013 homicide of Sean Crow in a McDonald’s parking lot in Advance.
Oliver says Evans drove Matt Cook to the location where Cook allegedly killed Crow and also helped destroy evidence.
Cook is scheduled for a trial in December.
AROUND TWO POUNDS OF METH REPORTEDLY FOUND DURING SEARCH OF RESIDENCES IN HORNERSVILLE
Authorities reportedly found two pounds of methanphetamine while executing a search warrant in Hornersville.
According to authorities, the meth, along with stolen property and several thousand dollars were discovered during the search on Friday, which included two homes and other locations on the premises.
Five people were taken into custody. Their names have not yet been released.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON METH AND POT CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple drug charges following his arrest Thursday night in Butler County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 54 year old Lawrence E. Bailey was arrested on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. Bailey is also facing misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
DONIPHAN WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE
A Doniphan woman was taken into custody Friday morning on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old Rebekah N. VanCleave, was arrested in Ripley County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
TWO ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT ON METH CHARGES
Two people were arrested on meth charges Saturday night in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the first arrest occurred at 9:10 pm when 37 year old Thomas A. Kent, of Paducah, Kentucky, was taken into custody on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
The second arrest occurred over an hour and a half later. 31 year old Ashley E. Teague, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Teague also had warrants for failure to appear, shoplifting; and failure to appear, trespassing.
The Highway Patrol did not indicate if the two arrests were connected.
THREE ARRESTED ON GUN RELATED CHARGE AT CAPE GIRARDEAU MALL
Three people were taken into custody Saturday after an incident at a Cape Girardeau mall.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the three subjects entered the mall with handguns openly displayed on their persons, which is a violation of a city ordinance.
Police arrested 42 year old Robert E. Chambers and 28 year old Fawn F. Chambers, both of Doniphan, along with 22 year old Shelia R. Waeltermann of Park Hills.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK IN CARTER COUNTY
Westbound US Highway 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The work zone will be located from Route Y to Route P.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm each day.
TAX CREDITS APPROVED FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING BY MISSOURI HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
A Missouri commission has approved tax credits to build low-income housing after delaying their issuance last year.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission unanimously endorsed issuing about $14 million in tax credits Friday for about 1,600 housing units.
The commission had delayed approving the tax credits in December as part of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's negotiations with certain senators to pass a $1.7 billion incentive package to lure production of Boeing aircraft. Boeing ultimately opted against Missouri.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, who cast the lone "no" vote against delaying the tax credits in December, voted Friday to move forward with the projects. He says the delay potentially jeopardized funding for the developments.
Commission executive director Kip Stetzler says he is not aware of any financial concerns caused by the delay.
MISSOURI STATE TREASURER ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO TAKE FINANCE CHALLENGE
Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is encouraging Missouri high school students to participate in the 7th annual Missouri Personal Finance Challenge, which is part of a nationwide initiative designed to teach important topics of personal economics to younger citizens.
High school teachers can register for the competition online at www.financechallenge.org, and then sign up their students who want to participate in four member teams. Teams must complete a fifteen-minute, multiple-choice quiz online which will be available through March 21st.
The top two teams in each of Missouri’s four regions will get to participate in the state championship on April 4th. The first place team will win $250 per team member as well as get to participate in the national championship on May 2nd in St. Louis.
LAWMAKERS DISCUSSING BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR INMATES TO GET MARRIED
A measure making it easier for inmates to get married is moving through the Missouri Legislature.
The legislation would create an inmate exception to a Missouri law that requires people seeking a marriage license to appear in person before the local recorder of deeds.
Some recorders have gone into prisons in the past in order to get signatures on marriage licenses.
But over the past year, three federal judges have ruled in separate cases that Missouri's in-person license requirement is unconstitutional for prisoners wanting to get married.
A bill that passed the Senate last week and is now pending in the House would allow inmates to apply for marriage licenses using an affidavit.