RIVER RADIO NEWS 072914
NORDYNE REPORTEDLY SHUTTING DOWN LINES AT POPLAR BLUFF PLANT
Nordyne is reportedly in the process of shutting down its Poplar Bluff plant.
According to a report from KFVS, employees are losing their jobs as the company closes one line at a time. Last year, Nordyne announced that the plant would be closing, with the jobs moving to a plant in Mexico.
The closure will impact around 500 workers in Poplar Bluff.
CHILD REMOVED FROM RESIDENCE FOLLOWING DOMESTIC INCIDENT
A child has been removed from a residence in Caruthersville in connection to an incident Friday afternoon.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, two subjects were taken into custody after police were called to the residence by what was described as a hysterical male requesting an officer.
When officers arrived at the residence, a 32 year old female told them she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend, who had threatened her with a knife. She also told officers that her boyfriend had taken their 10 year old son hostage with a knife in a bedroom.
Officers located the bedroom and the 34 year old male subject exited unarmed. The child was located in the bedroom unharmed.
The division of Family Services were called to the scene and deemed the residence unfit for the child to stay. The child was placed with a family member.
The male and female subjects were taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges.
SIKESTON MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING A FIREARM
A Sikeston man was taken into custody Sunday in connection to the alleged theft of a firearm.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 27 year old Timothy Achter has been charged with stealing a firearm and stealing less than $500.
Achter was arrested following an investigation into a report of a stolen handgun and cell phone. Sheriff Walter says that the cell phone has been recovered and investigators are following leads on the stolen firearm.
CHARLESTON MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE
A Charleston man is facing multiple charges in connection to his arrest Sunday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23 year old Jonathan McCatrey was arrested shortly after 11 pm Sunday night in Cape Girardeau County.
McCatrey is facing felony charges of possession with intent to distribute, marijuana; receiving stolen property; and unlawful use of a weapon.
SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR NEW CENTER STAGE SEASON
The acts have been announced for the 2014-2015 Center Stage season at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers campus in Poplar Bluff.
The season will open with performances of the drama “Marvin’s Room” in late September. In early November, the company will perform Neil Simon’s comedy “The Good Doctor.”
2015 will bring performances of “Doubt: A Parable,” “Oklahoma!,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” and “Nunsense” to Poplar Bluff.
For more information, including exact dates for the shows and audition information, go online to trcc.edu.
MODOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CARTER COUNTY
The Missouri Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for early August to discuss proposed improvements to Route M in Carter County.
The hearing will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, August 7th at the Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren.
Visitors can stop by anytime between 4 and 6 pm to discuss the project, which 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.
TWO PROPOSED AMENDMENTS CAUSING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BE SPENT BEFORE NEXT WEEKS VOTE
Two proposals on Missouri's August ballot are attracting millions of dollars of campaign spending.
Finance reports filed Monday show supporters of a transportation tax already have spent $2.5 million and have nearly $1.7 million available for their final push.
By contrast, opponents of the three-quarters-cent sales tax have spent just a little over $22,000.
A proposal creating a constitutional right to farm has spawned a somewhat closer financial battle.
Missouri Farmers Care has spent nearly $800,000 in support of the August 5 ballot proposal while Missouri's Food for America has spent more than $400,000 opposing it.
Supporters have drawn significant contributions from agricultural groups such as the state soybean, pork and corn associations.
Most of the opposition money has come from the Humane Society of the United States.
MISSOURIANS TO VOTE ON ELECTRONIC PRIVACY AMENDMENT NEXT WEEK
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications.
The Amendment 9 ballot measure would require police to first obtain a warrant in order to search or seize "electronic communications and data." Supporters say the legal protection is needed despite a recent federal Supreme Court ruling that upheld privacy protections against police cellphone searches.
Legislators who referred the measure to the August 5 ballot say a state constitutional provision could help guard against excessive government intrusion, such as the recent National Security Agency eavesdropping scandal. The amendment also has the support of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.