RIVER RADIO NEWS 061214
PARAGOULD POLICE SEARCHING FOR ONE MAN IN CONNECTION TO CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY
One man is in custody and authorities are searching for a second in connection to a convenience store robbery in Paragould.
According to the Paragould Police Department, on Friday, June 6th authorities received a report of an armed robbery at an area convenience store. Following an investigation, police were able to arrest Zachary Goodson, of Paragould, for his alleged involvement in the robbery.
A second suspect, Garry Brown, has been identified in connection to the robbery. Brown is a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 155 pounds and is wanted for aggravated robbery in connection to the incident.
Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts is asked to call 870-236-7621.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING COPPER WIRE THEFT
Authorities in Mississippi County are investigating the reported theft of at least $100,000 worth of copper.
According to KFVS, the copper was reportedly taken from a Bertrand business with a vehicle stolen from a Charleston business.
The incident happened earlier this week. The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft, with the FBI assisting.
TWO IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING REPORTED ROBBERY IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
Cape Girardeau police have arrested two teenagers in connection to an alleged robbery.
According to authorities, 17 year old Phillip Thomas, of Jackson, was arrested on a charge of first degree robbery. A 15 year old was also arrested.
The arrests were in connection to an alleged robbery on Saturday where the victim said he was punched in the face and had his wallet taken.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO CHARLESTON HOME INVASION
A Charleston man wanted in connection to a home invasion last month has been arrested.
According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, on Tuesday officers arrested 21 year old Hakeem Evans on a warrant for first degree burglary, first degree robbery, armed criminal action, and felonious restraint.
The warrant was issued for Evans in regard to a May 17th home invasion in Charleston in which the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at a five year old child.
THREE ARRESTS MADE DURING DEXTER CHECKPOINT
The Dexter Police Department says three arrests were made during a DWI checkpoint conducted over the weekend.
During the operation, officers were assigned to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Missouri State Highway 25 at the intersection of Business Highway 60 in Dexter.
A total of 241 vehicles were stopped, and of the arrests, one was for driving while intoxicated.
REPAIRS CONTINUING FOLLOWING TRAIN DERAILMENT
Parts of a northeast Arkansas highway will be closed through at least Friday as crews make repairs following last week's train derailment.
Powerful winds blew a freight train off Union Pacific railroad tracks last Friday, causing cargo boxes to spill onto U.S. 49 near the Poinsett and Craighead county line. No hazardous materials were involved, but the derailment caused damage to the railway and the highway.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says a detour is needed on U.S. 49 through Friday as crews make repairs to the railway. Later, highway officials will assess damage to the road and schedule repair work.
Drivers traveling south will be detoured at the Arkansas 226 Spur to Cash, while motorists heading north will be detoured to Arkansas 14 at Waldenburg.
MISSOURI TAX BREAKS VETOED BY GOVERNOR NIXON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed 10 tax break bills that he says jeopardized the state budget.
The legislation vetoed Wednesday includes measures providing sales tax breaks for computer data centers, power companies and restaurants. Other vetoed bills would grant tax breaks to fitness centers, farmers markets, commercial laundries and people who buy old vehicles.
The Democratic governor said the tax breaks could reduce state revenues by $425 million annually and vowed to announce budget restrictions in the coming weeks to guard against the potential for veto overrides.
Republican legislative leaders dispute Nixon's figures and defend some tax breaks as mere clarifications of policies incorrectly applied by the Department of Revenue.
Lawmakers can consider veto overrides in September. A two-thirds vote is required of both chambers.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR NIXON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation that calls for the state Revenue Department to use electronic records.
The bill gives the agency until 2021 to develop a system for making available in electronic formats all documents and forms that it provides to the public. The Revenue Department also would need to allow for electronic submission of documents.
Nixon signed the bill law Tuesday, saying it represents another step toward making state services efficient and accessible.