RIVER RADIO NEWS 073014
MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO LURE CHILDREN INTO HIS VEHICLE
An 18 year old man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to lure children into his vehicle in the Jonesboro area.
According to KAIT, Landon Shawn Morris is facing charges of attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, and criminal impersonation.
Morris had allegedly separately approached a 15 year old boy and an 11 year old boy and tried to get them to get into his vehicle.
Morris was arrested by Jonesboro police and reportedly told investigators that he had posed as an officer when approaching the boys.
JONESBORO MAN FACING CHARGE FOR STEALING FROM AREA BUSINESS
A Jonesboro man is accused of stealing from the place he worked.
According to KAIT, Dominque Smith was allegedly caught on camera taking around $1,500 from registers at a Jonesboro business.
He reportedly admitted to stealing the money to a Jonesboro officer and is facing a charge of felony theft.
INFORMATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THREE RIVERS NEW YORK THEATRE TRIP
Three Rivers College’s Theater Department will hold an informational session for community members interested in joining a New York Theater Trip at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 21st in the Tinnin Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
The four-night trip in June of 2015 will include three theater shows and other activities. The price of the trip includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, and two meals, along with the shows, tours, and attractions.
The trip is open to both students and nonstudents. For more information, contact Tim Thompson at 573-840-9648.
TWIN RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT HOLDING STUDENT REGISTRATION THIS WEEK
The Twin Rivers R-10 School district is holding registration for new students this week.
Parents will be able to register new students through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm each day.
Parents will need to bring their student’s immunization record, 3 proofs of residency in the Twin Rivers School District, birth certificate, and proof of guardianship, if applicable.
If you have questions or would like to make an appointment, contact the campus your child will be attending.
CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH IN HOWELL COUNTY
Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement, will be participating in a sobriety checkpoint next month.
According to Captain Mark G. Inman the checkpoint will be held sometime during the month of August in Howell County.
The enforcement operation will be conducted at a location which has been found to experience a higher than normal number of alcohol-related contacts, hazardous driving contacts, and traffic crashes.
AMEREN MISSOURI LOOKING TO RAISE FEES FOR CUSTOMERS
Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills.
The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its power plants among other things.
The PSC says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $5.17 from the current $3.63 a month. It would take effect in October.
The proposed fee increase comes as Ameren Missouri already is seeking approval in a separate case to raise its electricity rates. The PSC also is hearing testimony in a case filed by Noranda Aluminum and other consumers alleging that Ameren's rates should be reduced because it's earning more than allowed.
GOVERNOR NIXON IS URGING SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO LOBBY LEGISLATORS AGAINST OVERRIDE OF TAX BREAK VETOS
Governor Jay Nixon is urging Missouri school administrators to lobby legislators to uphold his vetoes of various tax breaks.
Nixon spoke Tuesday at a conference of school administrators hosted in Columbia by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
He called the 2014 legislative session "the worst six months for public education in recent memory."
The Democratic governor criticized numerous funding and policy decisions by the Republican-led Legislature, especially the passage of several bills granting tax breaks to certain industries such as computer data centers, restaurants and electric companies. Nixon vetoed the bills in June.
The Legislature is to meet September 10th to consider overriding those vetoes.
Nixon contends the tax breaks could harm funding for education and local services. Republican legislative leaders have questioned Nixon's projected revenue losses.
LOTTERY TICKET COULD GO TO BENEFIT VETERANS
Proceeds from sales of Missouri Lottery tickets have gone exclusively toward education since 1992. A ballot measure next month would allow veterans to share in some of the take.
The proposal on the August 5th ballot calls for establishment of a veterans lottery scratch-off ticket. Net proceeds would go toward improving veterans homes and cemeteries in Missouri.
Three states that neighbor Missouri - Kansas, Iowa and Illinois - are already allocating some of their lottery revenue for veterans. Texas and West Virginia are as well.
Representative Sheila Solon, a Blue Springs Republican, sponsored the measure. She says it could help fund a new veterans home. Opponents say lottery revenue is unpredictable and funding for veterans should come from general revenues.