RIVER RADIO NEWS 042914
CARUTHERSVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON INCEST CHARGE
A Caruthersville man has been taken into custody on an incest charge.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, officers arrested 40 year old Antonio Truss following an investigation of a sexual assault case involving a minor.
A warrant was issued for Truss for two counts of incest.
WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO STABBING INCIDENT
A woman is facing charges in connection to an alleged stabbing incident in Caruthersville.
According to authorities, on April 26th, Caruthersville officers found a man in an apartment that had allegedly been stabbed. Officers also found a female suspect and placed her under arrest.
The woman, 27 year old Toni Hollywood, is facing charges of first degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.
Information on the condition of the victim was not available.
CHARLESTON CURFEW COMES TO AN END
Officials in Charleston have lifted a temporary curfew that was put into place earlier this month.
According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, the curfew ended this morning at 6 am. The curfew was put into place due to recent violence.
POPLAR BLUFF BUSINESS INCUBATOR APPROVED FOR TAX CREDIT
A Poplar Bluff business incubator has been chosen for over $100,000 in state tax credits.
According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Ozark Foothills Business Incubator in Poplar Bluff has been approved for $114,699.
The Small Business Incubator Tax Credit program is designed to generate private funds to be used to establish a “protective business environment” in which a number of small businesses can collectively operate, fostering growth and development during a business’ start-up period.
THREE RIVERS CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW KENNETT LOCATION
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week to commemorate the opening of the new Three Rivers Center in Kennett.
The new 17,000 square foot Center replaces the 10,000 square foot space that previously housed the Center at Kennett.
The new facility includes the nursing classroom and skills lab for Three Rivers’ Practical Nursing program, plus three master classrooms, a dedicated ITV classroom, two full computer labs, two state-of-the-art science labs, and a Public Computing Center.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 24th and featured speakers such as Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Three Rivers College and Jay Crafton, the Mayor of Kennett.
WARDELL TO RECEIVE $500,000 GRANT
The city of Wardell has been approved for a grant for half a million dollars.
According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will go to assist Wardell in replacing its water system, along with constructing a new well house.
HAZARDOUS MOVING OPERATION TO BE HELD IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Hazardous Moving Operation next month in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.
The operation will be held throughout the Troop E area in Southeast Missouri in May. A hazardous moving operation is designed to target vehicles that are being operated in a hazardous manner.
BRIDGE REPAIRS BEGINNING TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Route TT in Butler County will be reduced to one lane for part of this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.
The bridge to be repaired is located between County Roads 432 and 434.
Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Thursday, from 8 am to 4 pm daily.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Stoddard County beginning today for pavement repairs.
The work zone will be located between Highway 25 and County Road 237 on Route AC. Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be done from 6 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, May 8th.
MODOT CREWS TO BE IN RIPLEY COUNTY FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
Route W in Ripley County will be reduced to one lane beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge repairs.
Work will take place, weather permitting through Thursday, May 22nd from 7:30 am to 4 pm daily.
The work zone is located between County Road W-2 and Route AA.
STUDENT TRACKING BILL GOES TO GOVERNOR NIXON
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would prohibit schools from tracking students electronically.
The bill would bar school districts from requiring students to use "radio frequency identification technology" that would track or monitor their locations.
Supporters say they are not aware of instances in Missouri where the technology has been used.
House members passed the measure 90 to 56 on Monday. It passed the Senate last month 27 to 5 and goes now to Governor Jay Nixon.
GOVERNOR NIXON ADDS TO PLAN FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has added a new prong to his proposal to draw down billions of dollars through a Medicaid expansion.
Nixon said Monday that he wants to use federal money to help pay health insurance costs for businesses with fewer than 150 employees. The state aid would be available only for people earning less than 138 percent of the poverty level, which is about $27,000 a year for a family of three.
The Democratic governor has dubbed his plan "Missouri Health Works." Legislative approval would be required to expand Medicaid eligibility and to authorize assistance for businesses to pay health insurance premiums.
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has repeatedly rejected plans to expand Medicaid eligibility.