RIVER RADIO NEWS 051214
TWO DEXTER RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER WARRANTS
Two Dexter residents were recently arrested on attempted murder warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 34 year old Christopher David Hicks and 33 year old Brandy Lee Hicks, were each arrested on warrants for attempted murder, armed criminal action, and first degree arson. Their bond was set at $750,000 each.
Details about the incident that led to the warrants were not released.
MAN TASERED AFTER ALLEGEDLY USING A NINJA SWORD TO RESIST ARREST
Authorities in Mississippi County arrested an East Prairie man last week after he allegedly used a ninja sword to resist arrest.
According to KFVS, 41 year old George E. Taylor Junior, is facing charges of assault on a law enforcement officer by use of a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and second degree domestic assault.
A victim reportedly told authorities that Taylor had assaulted her. When approached by a Sheriff’s Deputy, Taylor allegedly used a ninja sword in an aggressive and threatening manner. When Taylor stepped toward the deputy with the sword, the deputy used his taser on Taylor.
CANALOU TEENAGER ARRESTED AFTER REPORTEDLY BEING CAUGHT DRIVING OVER 110 MILES PER HOUR
A Canalou teenager was taken into custody on Mother’s Day after allegedly being caught driving over 110 miles per hour.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Jasmine N. Kennedy, was arrested shortly before 9 am Sunday in New Madrid County. Kennedy has been charged with speeding, 111 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone, and no insurance.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED NEAR SEMO CAMPUS
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are investigating a report of shots being fired early Saturday morning near the Southeast Missouri State University Campus.
According to authorities, shots were fired on a city street in front of one of Southeast’s residence halls at around 1:30 am Saturday.
No one was injured in the incident. Officials say persons of interest have been identified, and they are not Southeast students.
The incident is being investigated the SEMO Department of Public Safety and the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
POPLAR BLUFF CITY ATTORNEY RESIGNS
The Poplar Bluff City Attorney has resigned from his position.
According to the Daily American Republic, Wally Duncan submitted his resignation on Friday. He cited the recent changes to the city council in his resignation letter.
Duncan had served as the Poplar Bluff City Attorney for the past 27 years.
ROAD STRIPING TO BE DONE THIS WEEK ON HIGHWAY 34 IN CARTER, REYNOLDS, AND WAYNE COUNTY
Highway 34 in Carter, Reynolds and Wayne Counties will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews stripe the roadway.
Crews will be working from US 60 at Van Buren in Carter County, through Reynolds County, and to Piedmont in Wayne County.
Work will take place today through Friday, May 16th from 7 am to 7:30 pm daily.
BRIDGE WASHING TO BEGIN TODAY IN FOUR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COUNTIES
Crews will begin a three week bridge washing project today in four southeast Missouri counties.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, crews will be working to wash bridges on various state routes in Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties.
Some of the work will be completed at night. The operation is expected to take three weeks.
ELECTRIC CAR MAKER IS CRITICAL OF MISSOURI PLAN ON CAR SALES
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is decrying a last-minute legislative move in Missouri to prohibit direct car sales to consumers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that state lawmakers added new wording to a pending bill that would bar auto manufacturers from circumventing car dealerships and selling directly to buyers. The measure passed the Missouri Senate without debate.
The California company called the move a "sneak attack" by the Missouri Auto Dealers Association in a statement on its website entitled "Trouble in Missouri." The Legislature adjourns this week.
The effort's top supporters include state Senator Mike Kehoe, a Jefferson City Republican and former car dealer.
TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX IN JEOPARDY
A proposed transportation sales tax increase is in jeopardy in the Missouri House because some Democrats are upset about an income tax cut.
The three-quarters cent sales tax already has passed the Senate and needs just one more House vote to be referred to this year's ballot. But the legislative session ends May 16th, and support for the transportation tax is waning.
When the House approved an earlier version of the bill in April, 33 Democrats joined 63 Republicans to exceed the 82 votes needed to pass legislation.
But House Minority Leader Jake Hummel says Democrats are now reconsidering their support for the sales tax, after Republicans enacted an income tax cut this week by overriding the veto of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
GOVERNOR NIXON SAYS HE WON’T VETO OVERHAUL OF CRIMINAL CODE
A Missouri lawmaker says she's "thrilled" that Gov. Jay Nixon won't veto a massive overhaul of the state's criminal code.
The legislation was sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus, a Kansas City Democrat. Justus said Nixon's chief-of-staff and legal counsel indicated at a meeting Friday that the governor won't veto the measure.
Nixon had expressed concerns that the bill tried to do too much at one time and said there was "no room for error" when overhauling the criminal code for the first time since 1979. The governor had faced a deadline next Tuesday to veto the bill or let it become law.
Supporters say the bill has been thoroughly vetted with dozens of public hearings and input from multiple organizations. Its provisions take effect in 2017.