RIVER RADIO NEWS 050814
TWO DEAD FOLLOWING COLLISION IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
Two Charleston residents have died following a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Missouri Highway 105 when a 17 year old driver swerved to miss a vehicle that was attempting to make a left hand turn and pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 84 year old Nina Marshall, of Charleston.
A passenger in Marshall’s vehicle, 84 year old Alfred Marshall, also of Charleston, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nina Marshall was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The teenage driver suffered moderate injuries.
TWO FACING MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES FOLLOWING THEIR ARREST IN WAYNE COUNTY
Two people were taken into custody Wednesday in Wayne County on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 64 year old Arthur E. Strahorn, of Wappapello, and 41 year old Regina L. Underwood, of Poplar Bluff, were arrested at 8:30 pm last night.
They are each facing felony charges of attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine precursors; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.
TWO ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
Two men are facing charges following their arrest Wednesday afternoon in Stoddard County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 44 year old Brian D. Cato, of Advance, and 17 year old Richard Davis, of Cape Girardeau, were each arrested on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
The men are also each facing a possession of marijuana charge.
BOY INVOLVED IN JONESBORO SHOOTING RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL
Authorities say a 10 year old boy wounded in a shooting over the weekend in Jonesboro has been released from the hospital.
Jonesboro police Sergeant Doug Formon says Brayam Davila has been released from a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The boy was one of four people wounded in shootings Saturday in Jonesboro. Four people, including the suspected gunman, were killed.
Formon tells The Jonesboro Sun that the other three wounded people remain in critical condition.
Police say 40 year old Porfirio Hernandez shot six people at a home then drove to another location and fatally shot another man. Police say Hernandez was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on a rural county road.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN CATCHES RECORD SPOTTED SUCKER
A Poplar Bluff man has set a new state record.
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, last month Tyler Goodale reeled in a spotted sucker at Duck Creek Conservation area.
The fish weighed 3.65 pounds, which is over a pound heavier than the previous record fish, which was caught in 1992 at Wappapello Lake and weighed 2 pounds 1 ounce.
Adults spotted suckers are commonly 9.2 to 15.9 inches long and weigh about around one-third of a pound to 2 pounds.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THREE RIVERS MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM EXTENDED
Three Rivers College officials have extended the deadline to apply for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Applications are now being accepted through May 14th at 4 pm for classes beginning in August.
Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program learn to use sophisticated equipment and computers to analyze blood, body fluids and tissues to provide test results that are critical for patient care.
Application forms and admissions criteria are available online at trcc.edu/admissions, or by contacting the Three Rivers Nursing and Allied Health Department at 573-840-9681.
STRIPING TO BEGIN THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CITIES AND TOWNS
Motorists in Southeast Missouri are advised to be cautious of striping vehicles that will be out in area towns and cities beginning this weekend.
Striping crews will re-stripe state routes in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Dexter, Kennett and Malden beginning on Sunday.
To help reduce the impact to traffic, striping in cities and towns will take place overnight. Striping work will begin at 6 pm, with work ending at 4:30 am daily. The project is expected to take two weeks, weather permitting.
LAWMAKERS APPROVE ADDITIONAL TAX CREDITS FOR DONATIONS TO FOOD PANTRIES AND MATERNITY HOMES
Missouri lawmakers have sent Governor Jay Nixon legislation to let the state award additional tax credits for donations to maternity homes, pregnancy resource centers and food pantries.
The House gave final approval to the measure with a 121 to 25 vote on Wednesday. The Senate passed it earlier this year.
The bill would boost the total amount of tax credits by $500,000 for all three programs. People can currently claim a credit worth half of their donation, but the state can only redeem $2 million each per year for the pregnancy and maternity centers, and $1.25 million for food pantries.
During the past three budget years, none of the programs hit their current annual cap.
GUN RIGHTS AMENDMENT PASSES MISSOURI HOUSE AND SENATE
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed amendment to the state Constitution intended to strengthen the right to bear arms.
The Republican-led Senate voted 23 to 8 on Wednesday to send the bill to the November ballot. The proposal passed the House a day earlier with a 122 to 31 vote.
The amendment would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include defending one's "family" with a firearm as a guaranteed constitutional right.
Supporters say the measure would force courts to use a higher standard of review when considering the constitutionality of gun controls.
It would also specify that the Legislature could still impose restrictions on gun ownership for convicted violent felons and the mentally ill.