RIVER RADIO NEWS 052914
CORONER’S INQUEST SCHEDULED FOR SHOOTING INVOLVING BUTLER COUNTY DEPUTY
A jury will meet next week to discuss a shooting incident involving a Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for June 4th. The inquest is in connection to an incident that left one person dead this past weekend.
The Sheriff’s Deputy was investigating a report of a prowler at a residence when he was allegedly fired at. The deputy returned fire and fatally shot the individual.
The names of the officer and the person killed were not released.
BUTLER COUNTY MAN FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON ON FIREARM CHARGE
A Butler County man is facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony firearm charge.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 45 year old Timothy G. Ossana has pled guilty to a felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Poplar Bluff Police Officers found a pistol hidden in Ossana’s vehicle when he was arrested in November of 2013. Due to previous convictions, Ossana was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Ossana faces a maximum punishment of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine at his sentencing on August 25th.
DEXTER MAN CHARGED WITH PROMOTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A Dexter man is facing a child pornography related charge.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 23 year old Joesph Michael Frye was recently arrested on a warrant for second degree promoting child pornography.
Frye allegedly set up a fake Facebook page using inappropriate pictures that a 17 year old girl had sent him.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN ARRESTED ON COCAINE CHARGE
A Cape Girardeau man is facing felony drug charges following his arrest Wednesday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Gene T. Wren has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance for cocaine and hydrocodone.
Wren is also facing a charge of possession of under 35 grams of marijuana.
HIGHWAY PATROL MAKES 36 ARREST OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
36 arrests were made by the Highway Patrol over the Memorial Day weekend in Southeast Missouri.
According to Captain George Ridens, 13 of the arrests were for driving while intoxicated, one was for boating while intoxicated, and the other 22 were drug arrests.
Officers in Troop E also investigated 29 traffic crashes, which resulted in 17 injuries and one fatality.
PIPE REPLACEMENT SCHEDULED FOR NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route UU in New Madrid County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under roadway.
This section of roadway is located between Route D and County Road 784.
Weather permitting, work will take place today from 8 am to 3 pm.
NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in New Madrid County today for a pipe replacement.
Route H will be closed today from 8:30 am to 4 pm for the replacement. The work zone will be located from Highway 61 to County Road 843.
MISSOURI GOVERNOR TO DECIDE ON DRUG OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE BILL
Missouri law officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians could administer an antidote for drug overdoses under legislation on the governor's desk.
The bill would let trained responders use naloxone to treat people who overdose on narcotics or opiates such as heroin and prescription painkillers.
Several states already equip law enforcement officials with naloxone. Legislators approved the Missouri bill without dissent and sent it to Governor Jay Nixon before ending their annual session May 16th.
TAX BREAKS COULD POSSIBLY HARM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR NIXON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is amplifying his opposition to a series of tax breaks passed by lawmakers.
Nixon said Wednesday the tax breaks could cost local governments $351 million of revenues annually. That's on top of what Nixon's administration projects as a $425 million annual reduction in state tax revenues.
Republican lawmakers have disputed some of the cost projections.
Legislators passed about two-dozen tax breaks for specific industries, organizations or consumers. Some of those would exempt sales taxes for expenses by computer data centers, electric companies and restaurants.
Nixon has said he will make vetoes or budget cuts in response to the tax breaks.