RIVER RADIO NEWS 061014
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE SEEK HELP IN FINDING RUNAWAYS
Local authorities are investigating a report of two run-away juveniles.
According to Captain David Sutton with Poplar Bluff Police Department, 14 year old Tristen Mullins, of the 1000 block of Nooney Street and 15 year old Nicole “Nikki” Fletcher, of the 2200 block of Ryan Avenue left their homes in the overnight hours Friday night/Saturday morning. The two were apparently travelling by bicycle; and it is unclear whether they have left the Poplar Bluff area.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these missing juveniles is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
Photos of the two missing teens are available at our Facebook page.
NAME RELEASED IN FATAL CAIRO SHOOTING
Authorities have released the name of a southeast Missouri man who was fatally shot in Cairo, Illinois over the weekend.
27 year old Vernon K. Haynes, of Charleston, was shot Sunday morning on Commercial Street. Haynes was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
An investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.
JUDGE DECLARES CRAIGHEAD COUNTY DISASTER AREA
A judge in Craighead County has declared the county a disaster area.
Officials say the Disaster Emergency Declaration by Judge Ed Hill, states that recent storms have presented a threat to the safety and welfare of the county.
Hill requested that the state accept the request for individual assistance for homeowners. The request says four private homes were destroyed and five more homes sustained major damage. A total of 74 homes were damaged.
An estimate of damage to various utility systems comes to $8 million. Debris removal costs are estimated to be $280,000.
JONESBORO WOMAN ARRESTED, SAYS CHILDREN ARE DEMON POSSESSED
A woman in Jonesboro who said her children were possessed by demons has been charged with domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to authorities, 25 year old Cristina G. Sykes was taken into custody after bruises were found on her six year old son.
A woman who watched the children for Sykes told police that Sykes had asked her to take the boy to the hospital because the children had demons in them. The woman said Sykes hit the boy in the chest on the way to the hospital.
FOUR IN BERNIE FACING DRUG CHARGES
Four Bernie residents have been arrested and now face drug charges.
Authorities say an investigation by the Bernie Police Department has led to the arrest of 39 year old Stephen R. Winkler, 40 year old Tina L. Johnson, 33 year old Zachary Thomas Howard and 17 year old Kaitlynn M. R. Dean.
According to authorities, an undercover officer was dispatched to a residence on Dayton Street. He purchased approximately 1.5 grams of crystal meth from Winkler.
A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 3 to 5 grams of crystal meth and items used for the consumption and distribution of methamphetamine.
Winkler and Johnson have been charged with distribution of a controlled substance. Howard faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance and Dean has been charged with possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.
KENNETT AUTHORITIES SEE FEW PROBLEMS WITH NEW SMOKING BAN
Officials in a southeast Missouri town say they've encountered only a few problems enforcing a new smoking ban.
The Daily Dunklin Democrat reports voters in Kennett showed overwhelming support for the ban during April's elections. The Kennett City Council then approved the restrictions in a new ordinance.
Fire Marshal Scott Tutor says there has been widespread compliance in the two months since the law took effect. Tutor says he made multiple visits to only one restaurant for reported violations.
The ordinance prohibits smoking in enclosed places, places of employment, private clubs and within five feet of outdoor playgrounds, outside entrances, windows, and ventilation systems.
Several exemptions are included, such as for private homes, outdoor areas at workplaces, and bars and taverns whose licenses are held by charitable, religious, or veterans' organizations.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW “ALUMNI AND FRIENDS” PROGRAM
Three Rivers College is launching a new “Alumni and Friends” program that will help alumni and community members keep in touch with events and developments at Three Rivers at no cost.
The Alumni and Friends program is replacing the college’s “Alumni Association” program, according to Emily Parks, Director of Development at Three Rivers. The new program is free to join and will provide members with monthly updates on the college, access to exclusive events and opportunities, and a subscription to Three Rivers’ “President’s Perspective” newsletter.
Alumni and Friends is open to all Three Rivers alumni or supporters. Sign-up is free, and can be completed online at trcc.edu/development. For more information on Alumni and Friends, or to find out more about how to support Three Rivers College, call Emily Parks at 573-840-9077.
ROUTE AA IN BUTLER COUNTY REDUCED FOR DRAINAGE REPAIRS
Route AA in Butler County will be reduced to one lane through Friday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.
This section of roadway is located between County Road 620 and County Road 602.
Work will performed today through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm daily.
INTERSTATE 55 IN SCOTT COUNTY REDUCED FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
Southbound I-55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.
The bridge is located is located between Route PP and Route E.
Work will performed today and tomorrow from 8 am to 5 pm each day.
ROUTE 60 IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY REDUCED FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Route 60 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
This section of roadway is located from Monsanto Road to North Country Club Lane.
Work is scheduled to take place June 10 and June 11 from 6 am to 6:30 pm each day.