RIVER RADIO NEWS 080714
TWO FACING METH CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY
Two people are facing drug charges in Butler County after allegedly being found with methamphetamine.
According to KFVS, Savanah Lovette and Thomas Teyssier are facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
The pair allegedly left two children home alone while they were sleeping. When the children, ages 6 and 7, woke up, they went to a neighbor, who called the police.
Officers returned the children to the home where they reportedly found meth and marijuana. Teyssier and Lovette returned soon after and were taken into custody. The kids were placed into the care of the Missouri Children’s Division.
MALDEN MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Malden man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance in connection to his arrest in Dunklin County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 44 year old Timothy J. Newsom was taken into custody Tuesday night at 10 pm.
Newsom is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
ANNISTON MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO ASSAULT
An Anniston man has been taken into custody in connection to an alleged assault.
According to authorities, 48 year old Troy Alexander Knupp allegedly assaulted an elderly man and woman.
According to Missouri Case Net, Knupp has been charged with first degree domestic assault, second degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. A warrant was issued for Knupp on July 30th and it was served August 4th.
MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
The new school year is coming up and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is reminding parents to make sure their children have their required immunizations.
Children attending kindergarten through 12th grade are required to have the following immunizations or booster shots: DtaP, IPV, Hepatitis B, MMR, and Varicella.
8th through 12th grade students are also required to have the Tdap immunization. For more information you can go online to www.health.mo.gov/immunizations or contact your local public health agency.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TO BE HELD THIS MONTH IN BUTLER COUNTY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint soon in Butler County.
According to Captain George Ridens, the checkpoint will be held sometime this month by the Highway Patrol in cooperation with local law enforcement.
Another checkpoint will also be held this month in Cape Girardeau County.
MODOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING TODAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CARTER COUNTY
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing today to discuss proposed improvements to Route M in Carter County.
The hearing will be held from 4 to 6 pm at the Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren.
Visitors can stop by anytime during the event 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.
ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFERS CREDIT CARD TIPS FOR STUDENTS
As students prepare to head back to school, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says young consumers should use caution when considering applying for credit cards.
McDaniel also says laws are in place to protect college campuses from predatory credit card solicitations.
A 1999 state law restricts the practice of marketing credit cards on college campuses in an effort to combat high-pressure solicitations that target college students.
Congress also passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act in 2009, which bans solicitors from marketing credit cards within 1,000 feet of a college campus or off-campus student gatherings, such as athletic events.
For more information, visit the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division website, www.GotYourBackArkansas.org, or call (800) 482-8982.
ALMOST ONE IN FOUR REGISTERED VOTERS PARTICIPATED IN MISSOURI PRIMARY
Nearly 25 percent of Missouri's registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primary elections.
Voter turnout figures show that a proposed transportation sales tax attracted the most votes, followed by constitutional amendments creating a right to farm and enhancing the state's right to keep and bear arms.
Voters defeated the tax while passing the measures adding constitutional rights.
The turnout was just slightly above the average of the past couple of decades for August primary elections and just slightly below the 27 percent predicted by local election officials.
Voter turnout ranged from a high of 46 percent in northeast Missouri's Knox County to a low of 16 percent in the city of St. Louis.