RIVER RADIO NEWS 061614
ONE DEAD, ANOTHER ARRESTED AFTER MAN FALLS OUT OF A TRUCK
One man has died, while another was arrested following an incident early Sunday morning in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 19 year old Jacob C. Waller, of Piedmont, fell out the back of a moving truck on Missouri Highway 34 at around 4:45 am Sunday morning. Waller was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck, 24 year old Dakota L. Carter, also of Piedmont, was arrested Sunday afternoon on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with a fatal injury.
CHAFFEE MAN FOUND DEAD IN CURRENT RIVER
A Chaffee man drowned over the weekend in Current River.
According to the Highway Patrol, Jeremy Evans jumped off a rock into the river at a float camp in Ripley County. After jumping he began to struggle, went underwater, and never resurfaced.
The incident occurred Sunday afternoon.
TWO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING ALLEGED STABBING
Two people have been arrested in connection to a stabbing Friday night.
According to authorities, the stabbing occurred in Malden and the victim is in stable condition. The names of the two suspects and the victim have not been released.
HAYTI HEIGHTS AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING
One person has been shot in the ankle in Southeast Missouri.
According to KFVS, police are investigating the shooting in Hayti Heights. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Memphis Hospital.
No arrests have been reported.
PORTAGEVILLE MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE
A Portageville man was arrested Sunday night on a felony meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Marcus T. West was arrested in Pemiscot County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
West has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; possession of drug paraphernalia; and driving while suspended.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF OXYCODONE
A Cape Girardeau man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest over the weekend.
According to authorities, 25 year old Samuel D. McDaniel was arrested Saturday on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone.
McDaniel is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
TWO MILLION DOLLARS APPROVED FOR NEW JONESBORO BUSINESS
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is providing $2 million for a new company to locate in a former wind turbine plant in Jonesboro.
The commission said Thursday that the money will help TrinityRail Maintenance Services Inc. convert the now-closed Nordex USA wind turbine plant for its processes.
According to The Jonesboro Sun, the funding is based on TrinityRail creating up to 350 jobs for the community.
TrinityRail provides industrial products, including railcars, barges, storage containers and other transportation-related goods and services. Construction and renovations on the facility are planned for this fall, with an opening date planned for 2015.
The facility in Jonesboro had remained empty since Nordex USA announced last year that it was ceasing production at the plant.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE TO CAUSE DELAYS IN RIPLEY COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be reducing Route W in Ripley County to one lane over the next two weeks for routine bridge maintenance.
The bridge set for maintenance is located over Taft Ditch between County Road W-2 and Route AA. Work is scheduled to be done from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, June 26th.
During the maintenance, Route W will also have a 10 foot width restriction.
ROAD CLOSURE THIS WEEK IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route F in New Madrid County will be closed for part of this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.
The work zone is located between Highway 162 and Route ZZ.
Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm daily.
NEW RULES PROPOSED CONCERNING MISSOURI DEER
Missouri conservation officials are advancing tougher rules for deer breeders and hunting preserves as Governor Jay Nixon considers whether to sign legislation potentially stripping the conservation agency of power over captive deer.
The Conservation Commission this month endorsed proposed regulations that would include a ban on importation of white-tailed deer, mule deer and their hybrids from other states, and stiffer fencing requirements. Officials say the rules are needed to combat chronic wasting disease, which is deadly to deer.
Ranchers contend many of the proposals go too far and that the industry has been targeted.
Earlier this year, Missouri lawmakers approved bills defining captive deer as livestock, which is intended to give the Department of Agriculture responsibility for overseeing the industry. The measures are awaiting action by Nixon.
NEW CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON ELECTRONIC PRIVACY PROTECTIONS
Two Missouri lawmakers are heading a campaign on behalf of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution seeking to add privacy protections for cellphones, emails and other electronic data.
Senator Rob Schaaf, of St. Joseph, and Representative Paul Curtman, of Union, said they will serve as co-chairmen for the Protect Our Privacy campaign committee.
Amendment 9 on Missouri's August 5th ballot would require a warrant for police to search or seize anyone's "electronic data or communication." The measure would grant the same sort of privacy protections that already exist for searches of people and their property.