RIVER RADIO NEWS 052014
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATING CHECK FRAUD
Police in Poplar Bluff are investigating reports of forged checks being passed at area businesses.
According to Captain David Sutton, a total of four returned checks have been reported, with a total loss of over $3,300. The checks were drawn on a fictitious business account; and were made payable to Eric Creason and James Chesser.
Photos taken from surveillance video related to the case are available on our facebook page at Facebook.com/930kwoc.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call 573-686-8036.
LESTERVILLE TEENAGER DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
An area teenager has died following a single vehicle wreck on Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 18 year old Dustin D. Stulce, of Lesterville, ran off the side of Missouri Highway 21 in Reynolds County. Stulce then reportedly overcorrected and caused the vehicle to roll, ejecting him in the process.
Stulce was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17 year old passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
GOBLER TEENAGER CHARGED WITH MAKING A TERRORISTIC THREAT
A 17 year old Gobler teenager is facing a charge of making a terroristic threat in connection to posts found on his Facebook page.
According to KFVS, Marrocas Sanders has been charged with making a terroristic threat. The arrest follows an investigation into a possible “hit list” that involved students in the Delta C-7 school district.
During the investigation, a Pemiscot County School resource officer found out about the alleged threats on Sander’s Facebook page.
CHARLESTON MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY AND ROBBERY CHARGE
A Charleston man is facing multiple charges in connection to a reported home invasion and robbery.
According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, 22 year old Anthony Horton is charged with first degree burglary, first degree robbery, and armed criminal action.
On Saturday May 17th, authorities received a report of a home invasion and robbery on Lee Avenue. An investigation revealed a suspect had allegedly forcibly entered the residence and threatened the occupants, including a 5 year old child, with a handgun.
Horton was later taken into custody without incident at an area business.
TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO HIGH SPEED CHASE
Two men are in custody following a high speed chase yesterday in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, 33 year old Shawn Williams, and 53 year old Russell Cox, both of Corning, Arkansas, were arrested following a chase that went through three counties.
Two police officers were injured during the chase when an officer lost control of his vehicle and it overturned. Both officers were taken to an area hospital and later released.
GOVERNOR NIXON AUTHORIZES FUNDING FOR TORNADO SAFE ROOM IN STODDARD COUNTY
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says that he has authorized the State Emergency Management Agency to proceed with a proposal for a tornado safe room in Stoddard County.
The proposal includes a 6,700 square foot safe room to shelter about 1,000 people in the Advance R-4 School. Four other tornado safe room projects were also approved across the state.
EXECUTION SET FOR TONIGHT FOR MISSOURI INMATE
Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate remain hopeful that a court will halt his execution even though the governor has shown little inclination to do so himself.
Russell Bucklew's attorneys have appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to halt his execution, which is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
They say the 46-year-old Bucklew suffers from a condition that can cause weakened and malformed blood vessels. They also say the secrecy surrounding the state's execution drug increases the risk of him suffering through an agonizing death if given a lethal injection.
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon told The Associated Press on Monday that he's considering Bucklew's clemency request but hadn't seen a reason to intervene.
It would be the first U.S. execution since Oklahoma's botched procedure last month.
MISSOURI VOTERS TO DECIDE ON EIGHT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Missouri voters will have a lot to think about this year when they look at their election ballots. There will be choices about farms, guns, lottery tickets and taxes, to name just a few.
That's because lawmakers have referred an unusually large number of constitutional amendments to the ballot for voters to decide.
During the session that ended last week, lawmakers voted to place six measures on the ballot. They referred an additional two to this year's ballot during their 2013 session.
That total of eight ballot measures would be the most placed there by the Legislature since the 1997-1998 sessions, when it referred 10 issues to voters.
All of this year's measures would appear on the November ballot, unless Governor Jay Nixon sets a different election date.
SOME GROUND BEEF SENT TO MISSOURI DISTRIBUTERS PART OF RECALL
Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18. They were shipped to distributors in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service says 11 illnesses have been identified.
The products bear the establishment number "EST. 2574B" and will have a production date code in the format "Packing Nos: MM DD 14" between "03 31 14" and "04 18 14."
E. coli can cause severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications.
ARKANSAS CLICK IT OR TICKET MOBILIZATION IS UNDERWAY
Arkansas law enforcement have began a two week long Click it or Ticket mobilization effort.
During the operation, which will go through June 1st, Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement officers who will be on the lookout for violators of the Arkansas primary seat belt and child passenger safety laws.
According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities were up nationwide in 2012 for the first time in five years with more than 10,000 people killed not wearing their seat belts.
In Arkansas, 226 unbelted vehicle occupants died in 2012.