RIVER RADIO NEWS 061314
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WOMAN FACING SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGE
A Northeast Arkansas woman is facing a sexual assault charge.
According to KAIT, 26 year old Cherrelle Gregory, of Jonesboro has been charged with sexual assault and computer child pornography after allegedly getting pregnant and having the child of a 16 year old boy.
The victim would have been 15 years old when Gregory got pregnant. The woman reportedly admitted to having sex with the boy.
TWO IN CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO STABBING INCIDENT
Two people have been taken into custody in connection to a stabbing incident earlier this week.
According to authorities, Bruce McCormick and Courtney Stewart were arrested in Kennett in connection to the stabbing of a woman Tuesday in Dunklin County.
The victim reportedly had several cuts on her body. According to Missouri Case Net, both McCormick and Stewart are facing charges of first degree robbery, armed criminal action, and second degree assault.
WILLIAMSVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Williamsville man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest on Thursday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 44 year old Curtis R. White has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.
White was arrested Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.
CHARGES FILED IN CONNECTION TO CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY GUN THEFT
Two men have been charged following the reported theft of multiple firearms in the Millersville area.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, 28 guns were reported stolen from the Millersville area on Tuesday. Sheriff’s Deputies later recovered the firearms.
The two men arrested, 23 year old Justin McKee and 20 year old Luke Gilman are each facing felony charges of second degree burglary and stealing firearms.
STAGE COMPANY PERFORMANCE OF THE RAINMAKER OPENS TONIGHT
The Stage Company of Poplar Bluff will be performing “The Rainmaker” beginning tonight.
“The Rainmaker” is about a woman at a drought stricken cattle ranch during the depression when a trickster arrives promising to bring rain for $100.
Shows are scheduled for 7:30 pm on June 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at the Rodgers Theatre. A 3 pm matinee will be held on June 22nd. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
TWO WEEK ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY
A two week road project is scheduled to begin today in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, crews will reduce Highway 21 to one lane in order to perform a asphalt overlay.
The work zone will be located from US 160, northeast of Doniphan, to the Carter County line. Weather permitting, work will take place through Friday, June 27th from 7 am to 6 pm daily, including weekends as necessary.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMPANY RECALLS OVER 4000 POUNDS OF BEEF
A Missouri company is recalling beef products because of possible problems with its butchering.
The USDA said in a release Wednesday that Jackson-based Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed.
The products were produced between September 2013 and April 2014.
The recalled products include: quartered beef carcasses stamped with the USDA mark of inspection and establishment number "EST. 2316," and 80-lb. cases containing two cryovac packages of bone-in "Rain Crow Ranch Ribeye" bearing the establishment number "EST. 2316" inside the USDA mark of inspection with the following production dates: 9/5/13, 9/10/13, 9/11/13, 9/26/13, 10/2/13, 10/3/2013, 11/8/13, 11/22/13, 12/17/13, 12/26/13, 12/27/13,1/16/14, 1/17/14, 1/23/14, 1/31/14, 2/13/14, 2/14/14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/8/14, 3/20/14, 4/4/14 or 4/25/14 printed on the box.
HEARING TO BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER CONCERNING EXECUTION DELAY
A federal appeals court in St. Louis has set a September hearing in the case of a Missouri man whose late May execution was delayed by the U.S. Supreme Court hours before he was scheduled to die.
46 year old Russell Bucklew was scheduled to die by lethal injection on May 21st before the Supreme Court granted his request for a stay of execution. Bucklew suffers from a rare congenital condition that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, as well as tumors in his nose and throat.
The last-minute appeal cited those medical concerns, as well as the secrecy surrounding the state's lethal injection drug and its supplier.
Federal court records show that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled a hearing on Bucklew's case for September 9th.
LAWSUIT FILED REGARDING PROPOSED MISSOURI TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX
Opponents of a transportation sales tax on Missouri's August ballot are challenging the summary and cost estimate that voters will see.
A lawsuit filed Thursday by the Missouri Association for Social Welfare contends the ballot wording is misleading and unfair and should be rewritten.
Supporters of the ballot measure described the lawsuit as a long-shot attempt to make the wording more confusing.
The proposed constitutional amendment would impose a three-quarter-cent sales tax for roads, bridges and other transportation projects. Lawmakers who placed the measure on the ballot project it will generate $534 million annually for state and local governments over the next decade.
The lawsuit says the cost estimate is insufficient because it could be higher. It says the summary fails to note that the use tax also would rise.