RIVER RADIO NEWS 040214
JONESBORO MAN FATALLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
A Jonesboro man has died from injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash Sunday night in Lawrence County, Arkansas.
Authorities say 28 year old DeAngelo D. Scales was taking the exit ramp from Highway 67 onto Highway 63 when he failed to negotiate the curve, running off the road and overturning several times.
Scales was pronounced dead at the scene.
VICTIM IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING ARKANSAS SHOOTING
A victim is reportedly in critical condition following a shooting in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, 27 year old Jessie Crum was shot in the chest in Trumann. Crum was taken to a Memphis hospital for treatment.
Authorities have one person in custody in connection to the shooting. 21 year old Denarius Marquette Chandler is facing charges of attempted murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle.
14 YEAR OLD TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR THREAT AGAINST CHAFFEE PRINCIPAL
An area teenager is in custody after reportedly threatening to shoot his school principal.
According to the Scott County Signal, a 14 year old boy allegedly confessed to writing the threat under a sink in a Chaffee school bathroom. The Chaffee High School Principal was mentioned in the message, which was discovered on March 20th.
The boy has been turned over to juvenile authorities.
PIEDMONT MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN JAIL
A Piedmont man is facing meth and marijuana charges out of Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 51 year old Ricky L. Deckard is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; and possession of any controlled substance in a county jail.
Other charges include possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana.
WOMAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON MULTIPLE FELONY DRUG CHARGES
A Bellflower woman is facing multiple felony drug charges following her arrest Tuesday in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 41 year old Angela F. Burson, is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and hydrocodone.
Burson is also charged with felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
CHARLESTON MAN FACING INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE CHARGES FOR METH AND MARIJUANA
A Charleston man was in custody Tuesday afternoon on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21 year old Marcus D. Teague is charged with felony possession with intent to distribute for marijuana and methamphetamine.
Teague is also facing charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to display valid plates.
CAR CRASHES INTO KENNETT WALMART, DRIVER FACING CHARGES
Authorities in Kennett say a woman who drove her vehicle into the local Walmart will be charged in connection to the crash.
Kennett Police Chief Tim Trowbridge says 19 year old Vanessa Johnson, of Arkansas, passed out and drove into the building shortly before 11 pm Monday night.
No series injuries were reported, however several people, including Johnson, were taken to an area hospital.
An investigation of the incident is ongoing. Authorities say Johnson could be charged with driving while intoxicated.
125 ACRES OF LAND NEAR BLOOMFIELD SET ASIDE FOR DISABLED VETERANS
A 125 acre tract of land in southeast Missouri is set aside as a haven in the wilderness for a very specific group - disabled veterans.
The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that since Tom Love and Alan Hedrick turned over the land near Bloomfield in Stoddard County to an American Legion post nearly two years ago, nearly 100 veterans have utilized the opportunity.
The property is called Gobbler Ridge Farms. It includes a rustic cabin that has been retrofitted with wider doorways, assist rails, wheelchair ramps and other improvements. The land also includes an elevated, heated blind for disabled vets to hunt or photograph wildlife. A picnic area is in the works.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR TO TEACH MANAGEMENT SKILLS AT UPCOMING SEMINAR
The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce will host number one best-selling author, Glenn Shepard, on April 23rd from 8:30 to 11:30 am.
Glenn will speak on the topic of “Be the manager other managers envy and bosses can’t wait to reward”. Glenn is a well-known national speaker in the areas of leadership and human resources.
Attendees will learn how to defuse tension, derail toxic behavior, deal with malicious employees and build a solid team.
Chamber members can attend the event for only $129. For non-members, the cost is $159. To register, call the Poplar Bluff Chamber at 785-7761.
$50,000 DONATED TO THREE RIVERS ACTIVITY CENTER PROJECT
An area business has donated $50,000 dollars toward the Three Rivers Activity Center Project.
Leaders from the Three Rivers Endowment Trust and First Midwest Bank recently met to finalize the five-year, $50,000 pledge.
The Activity Center will be a state-of-the-art athletics center for the Three Rivers Raider and Lady Raider basketball teams.
GUN LAW NULLIFICATION BILL AMENDED IN MISSOURI HOUSE
The Missouri House has endorsed legislation that would nullify some federal gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.
But the Republican led chamber voted 112 to 37 on Tuesday to remove a portion of the bill that could have sent law enforcement officers to jail for knowingly enforcing such laws.
Under previous versions of the measure, federal agents could potentially have faced up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The House bill would allow people only to sue law enforcement for enforcing certain federal laws.
The measure needs one more vote before moving to the Senate, where senators have passed a similar bill this year. The Senate version includes the possible jail term for federal agents.
SENATE COMMITTEE HEARS TESTIMONY ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Mothers of children with seizures have told Missouri lawmakers that legalizing medical marijuana could help their children.
The Senate General Laws Committee heard testimony Tuesday on legislation that would allow marijuana use by patients diagnosed with debilitating medical conditions. The purchase price of such marijuana could be taxed up to 8 percent, and it could not be used near schools or some other public areas.
Among those testifying was Heidi Rayl. Her son, Zayden, has multiple seizures per day and his current medicine is expensive. Rayl said the availability of marijuana could help Zayden's medical condition.
A group representing physicians testified in opposition because medical marijuana has not gone through clinical trials.
The Senate panel did not vote on the measure.