RIVER RADIO NEWS 071814
MAN LAST SEEN IN DECEMBER REPORTED MISSING
Family members have reported a Northeast Arkansas man missing, over seven months after he reportedly disappeared.
According to KAIT, authorities with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office were told earlier this week that family members have not seen or heard from 34 year old Christopher Wayne Cory since early December. Cory lived outside of Brookland.
Cory has black hair and brown eyes, weighs 170 pounds and is 6 feet tall. If you have information on Cory’s location, please contact the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office at 870-933-4551.
ONE INJURED AFTER GYROCOPTER CRASHES IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
The pilot of a gyrocopter that crashed in southeast Missouri walked away from the incident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Cape Girardeau County sheriff's spokeswoman Ruth Ann Dickerson says the gyrocopter went down on County Road 203, shortly before 4 pm Thursday, after hitting a direct line leading into a barn or house.
She says the pilot got out of the gyrocopter on his own power.
ESCAPED INMATE CAPTURED
An escaped inmate from the Stone County, Arkansas jail has been captured.
According to the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, 37 year old Shane Mitchell escaped Wednesday afternoon. Police initially believed that was headed toward Jonesboro.
Mitchell was later arrested in Independence County.
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS UPCOMING IMPROVEMENTS IN CARTER COUNTY
A public hearing has been scheduled for early August to discuss an upcoming road project in Carter County.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold the hearing on Thursday, August 7th, at the Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren. Visitors will be able to stop by between 4 and 6 pm to discuss improvements to Route M.
The proposed project includes widening curves, replacing the one-lane bridge over Pike Creek with a 2-lane structure and adding paved shoulders from Route 60 to the end of state maintenance.
For more information, call Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter at (573) 472-5294.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD NEXT WEDNESDAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Ripley County next week to meet with constituents.
The Mobile Office will be held from 10 to 11 am Wednesday, July 23rd at the Ripley County Courthouse in Doniphan.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
FREE WORKSHOP OFFERS TIPS FOR HOUSE AND AUTO BUYING
Those interested in getting the best deal possible on a new vehicle can pick up some tips during an upcoming workshop, sponsored by Ozark Federal Credit Union, formerly Poplar Bluff Federal Credit Union.
“What You Need To Know When Buying a House” and “Negotiating for Your Dream Car” with guest speaker Angela Anderson, of Credit Union Lending Systems in St. Louis, will be held Tuesday, July 22nd from 11 am to 2 pm at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
The workshop is free to attend, but preregistration is required. Call 686-7221 to reserve your seat. Lunch will be served.
MOTION FILED ATTEMPTING TO STRIKE DOWN ARKANSAS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BARRING GAY MARRIAGE
Attorneys for two same-sex couples in Arkansas are asking a federal judge to issue an order striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
Attorneys for the couples filed a motion Wednesday for summary judgment, asking U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to issue an order striking down the state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage and any related laws as unconstitutional.
The couples filed the lawsuit last year against the state over the ban.
A Pulaski County judge earlier this year struck down the state's gay marriage ban, and 541 couples received marriage licenses before the state Supreme Court stayed his ruling. Justices are considering the appeal in that case.
VETERANS ELIGIBLE FOR INTERNSHIPS AT MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FORREST
Military veterans are being given the opportunity to participate in eight one-time, eleven-month natural resources management career development internships at Mark Twain National Forest.
The internships will be located at Ava, Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Potosi, Rolla and Salem. Interns will support Mark Twain National Forest employees in a variety of jobs. Skills needed vary by position, but include use of hand tools and power tools; map reading; public speaking and supervisory experience.
Qualified interns must be 21 to 35 years old and honorably discharged US military veterans.
The Internship will run from August 25th, 2014 through June 28th, 2015. The deadline to apply is August 15th, however selections may be made and individual positions filled before that time as sufficient candidate pools become available.
A listing of available positions is online at fs.usda.gov/mtnf. For more information, call 573-996-2153.