RIVER RADIO NEWS 052214
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
A Lake City resident is dead following a wreck Wednesday morning in Craighead County, Arkansas.
According to KAIT, 33 year old Corkey Cooksey reportedly lost control of his vehicle at a high rate of speed causing it to roll multiple times and eject him.
His body was found 150 feet away from the vehicle.
TWO BOYS RECOVERED FROM REPORTED PARENTAL KIDNAPPING
Two boys have been recovered after a reported parental kidnapping.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, they were informed Wednesday morning of a parental kidnapping of two brothers, ages 10 and 13 out of Rector, Arkansas. The boys had been given to their grandmother by an Arkansas Court.
Their biological parents allegedly took the boys Wednesday morning without permission in a U-Haul truck.
Law Enforcement agencies received information that the parents were traveling south on I-55 passing by Cape Girardeau at around 9:20 am. Officers were able to stop the U-Haul vehicle on I-55.
They found two adults in the front of the vehicle and the two brothers, along with another adult, in the enclosed cargo bed of the truck.
The adults were arrested and taken to the police station pending the filing of formal charges. The kids were held until their grandmother could pick them up. No names were released in connection to the incident.
IDENTITIES RELEASED OF THREE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO MORLEY BANK ROBBERY
Authorities have released the identities of three people arrested in connection to a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon in Morley.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 46 year old Pamela M. Lathon, 36 year old, Tyrice G. Royston, and 31 year old Alexander T. Trotter, all of St. Louis, are each facing charges of second degree robbery and felonious restraint.
The arrest is connection to the alleged robbery of First Commercial Bank in Morley on Tuesday. After receiving a report of the robbery, officers found two female bank employees both bound at the wrists, inside the bank. One of the employees had been sprayed in the face with pepper spray.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said the suspect’s vehicle was spotted a short time later near Bell City in Stoddard County. Trotter, Royston, and Lathon were arrested after being compared to bank surveillance video.
Trotter and Royston reportedly admitted their involvement during an interview with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.
KENNETT POLICE LOOKING SUSPECT IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED WATERMELON THEFT
A theft from an area store has Kennett Police asking for the public’s help.
According to the Kennett Police Department, a suspect is being sought in connection to the alleged theft of a trailer load of watermelons.
The Police Department has posted pictures of the suspect on their Facebook page.
We have the pictures available on our Facebook page, as well at www.Facebook.com/930KWOC.
MOST HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION TO BE SUSPENDED IN MISSOURI FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be suspending most construction and maintenance work on state roadways this weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Work will stop at noon on Friday, May 23rd and resume Tuesday, May 27th after the morning rush period. Still, some lane and bridge closures will remain in place due to more permanent closures.
MoDOT is advising motorists to be careful on the roads this weekend. During the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, there were six people killed and 63 seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
A Stoddard County road will be closed today so crews can replace a pipe underneath the roadway.
Route H in Stoddard County will be closed from 8 am to 3 pm, weather permitting.
The work zone will be located from Highway 25 to County Road 607.
THIS WEEKEND MARKS THE OPENING OF SQUIRREL AND BASS SEASON IN MISSOURI
Missouri hunting and fishing seasons are opening this weekend for squirrels and bass.
The state Department of Conservation says hunters can take squirrels from Saturday through February 15th with firearms or archery equipment. Trapping also is allowed as long as hunters check traps daily.
Also on Saturday, anglers can begin keeping largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass they catch from streams in southern Missouri. There are restrictions on keeping bass caught between March 1st and Friday.
ACLU INVESTIGATING REPORTS CONCERNING ARKANSAS VOTER ID RULE
A day after the first statewide election with a voter identification requirement, the Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is investigating reports of some polling places being too strident in enforcing the rule.
ACLU legal director Holly Dickson said Wednesday that she'd gotten reports that some poll workers used barcode readers to scan in driver licenses, a step that's not part of the voter ID law. She says some other workers quizzed voters about information on their driver licenses, something else that she says isn't stated in the law.
The voter ID law was declared unconstitutional by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox before the election but he postponed imposition of his ruling, so the law was enforced Tuesday and during early voting.
SUPREME COURT ORDERS FEDERAL COURT TO REVIEW CASE OF MISSOURI INMATE ON DEATH ROW
The Supreme Court has put off the execution of a Missouri inmate with a rare medical condition who challenged the state's refusal to disclose the source of its lethal injection drug.
The justices on Wednesday said a lower federal court needs to take another look at the case of convicted killer Russell Bucklew.
Bucklew's attorneys said the combination of the secrecy surrounding the execution drug and Bucklew's medical condition affecting his blood vessels makes for an unacceptably high risk that he would experience extreme pain if injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital
Bucklew would have been the first inmate put to death since last month's botched execution in Oklahoma. Bucklew is on death row for killing a man during a 1996 crime spree.