RIVER RADIO NEWS 050614
DEXTER MAN RECIEVES 25 YEAR SENTENCE FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER
A Dexter man has been sentenced to 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Glen Scott Evans was earlier found guilty of second degree murder for his part in the 2013 death of 34 year old Sean Crow, of Bernie.
Crow was shot in the face inside his truck in the Advance McDonalds parking lot.
TEENAGER SHOT WHILE HUNTING IN REYNOLDS COUNTY
A reported hunting accident in Reynolds County has left a teenager with serious injuries.
According to KFVS, the 17 year old boy was reportedly shot in the chest and face accidently by his grandfather while turkey hunting Sunday morning.
The teen was taken to a St. Louis hospital with non life threatening injuries.
NAMES RELEASED IN JONESBORO SHOOTING
Police say a gunman who shot and killed three people and injured four in northeast Arkansas was an acquaintance or friend, but a motive is unknown.
Jonesboro Police Sergeant Doug Formon says the shooter was 40 year old Porfirio Hernandez, who recently had been released from a mental health treatment facility.
38 year old Chisanto Islas and 12 year old Florza Davila were killed Saturday afternoon at a home in Jonesboro, and four others were injured. The survivors are identified as 36 year old Ayde Davila, 10 year old Brayam Davila, 8 year old Anquel Islas and 43 year old Augusten Hernandez.
About 20 minutes later, police received a call about a shooting at a business, where 31 year old Ricardo Lopez was found dead.
Hernandez was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
BERNIE MAN FACING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CHARGE
A Bernie man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest late Monday night.
According to the Highway Patrol, 34 year old Stephen D. Cunningham, is facing a felony charge of possession of prescription medication for hydrocodone, ocycontin, and zolpidem.
Cunningham was arrested shortly before midnight in Stoddard County.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES FIND NEARLY 500 POUNDS OF COPPER WIRING IN VEHICLE
One man is in custody after officers allegedly found nearly 500 pounds of copper wiring in Northeast Arkansas.
The discovery came after a high speed chase Monday morning. According to KAIT, the man arrested was David Wayne Edwards, of Blytheville. Authorities say that some of the copper appeared to have come from area abandoned buildings.
RANDOLPH COUNTY INCLUDED IN DISASTER DECLARATION
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe says Randolph, Pulaski and White counties have been declared federal disasters and people with storm damage are eligible for individual assistance.
Faulkner County, where most of the 15 who died April 27 in the EF-4 tornado were killed, had earlier been approved for assistance. Beebe's office says Independence County also sought a federal disaster declaration but did not meet damage thresholds to qualify.
President Barack Obama is scheduled on Wednesday to tour areas with tornado damage.
Individual assistance includes help covering costs of temporary housing, home repairs and replacement and other losses. Help is also available for medical and dental costs, and funeral expenses.
OPERATION JUMPSTART TO BE OFFERED IN POPLAR BLUFF BEGINNING NEXT MONTH
If you are considering starting or expanding a small business, the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce is offering a national recognized program beginning next month.
Operation Jumpstart: First Step is a program which teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training.
Beginning June 23rd, the five week program will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, contact Steve Halter at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce at 785-7761. Space is limited, and participants will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. The program is provided at no charge.
STAFF MEMBERS OF SENATOR BLUNT TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE IN KENNETT
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be hosting a mobile office next week in Kennett.
The mobile office will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Monday, May 12th, at the Kennett Chamber of Commerce.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
DEMOCRAT TO JOIN REPUBLICANS IN ENACTING MISSOURI TAX CUT
A Democrat from St. Louis County says he will vote to enact a Missouri income tax cut.
House member Keith English said Monday that he supports the bill because it has triggers and fail-safes to protect state revenues. English says the legislation would help small businesses and make Missouri competitive with other states.
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the tax cut legislation last week, citing concerns that it could jeopardize funding for education and public services.
The Senate voted to override the veto Monday. House Republicans need at least one Democratic vote for the required two-thirds majority for a veto override.
The legislation would gradually reduce Missouri's top individual income tax rate and phase in a new deduction for business income reported on personal tax returns.