RIVER RADIO NEWS 082214
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING PLANE CRASH
One person has died in West Tennessee where a crop dusting plane went down.
Decatur County Emergency Management Director Kevin Cagle says the plane crashed about 3 pm Wednesday in the Bible Hill community in the northern part of the county, about five miles north of Parsons.
Cagle says the person killed was piloting the plane and was the only person aboard.
Cagle says the cause of the crash hasn't been determined, and the Federal Aviation Administration dispatched someone to investigate.
KFVS is reporting that the pilot was 29 year old Hollis Malone, of Benton, Missouri.
BLOOMFIELD MAYOR RESIGNS
The mayor of the southeast Missouri city of Bloomfield is resigning for health reasons part-way into her first term.
The Dexter Daily Statesman reports Mayor Donna Medlin said she receives injections every two to three months to manage pain in her back. Medlin said continuing in the job would be too difficult.
Medlin was elected mayor in 2013 after serving on the Bloomfield Board of Aldermen, which will officially receive her resignation next week.
She said her proudest accomplishment was leading the campaign for a $10 million bond issue to overhaul Bloomfield's existing water system. Voters narrowly approved the bond issue earlier this month.
BLOOMFIELD WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
A Bloomfield woman was recently taken into custody on multiple warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 26 year old Amber Marie Kerr was arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident, tampering with physical evidence, and DWI prior offender.
HUMANE SOCIETY OFFERS SOME HEAT SAFETY TIPS FOR PETS
With many areas under a heat advisory, the Humane Society of Missouri has offered some tips to keep your pets safe during the hot weather.
Some of the tips include never leaving a pet unattended in a parked car when the temperature is above 70 degrees, make sure your pets have access to fresh clean water at all times, and to call authorities if you see a distressed animal in an unattended car.
More tips are available on our Facebook page.
ROAD WORK ONGOING IN STODDARD COUNTY
Pavement repairs will force delays into next week on Route CC in Stoddard County.
During the repairs, Route CC will be reduced to one lane from Route HH to Highway 114.
Work is scheduled to take place daily from 6:30 am to 5 pm through Wednesday, August 27th.
SURVEY SUGGESTS RURAL ECONOMY IS SLOWING DOWN
A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says falling crop prices have farmers spending less, and crop prices are expected to continue declining this fall.
The overall economic index for the region fell into negative territory to 48.3 in August from July's 51.8.
The survey indexes range from 0 to 100. Any score below 50 suggests decline in the months ahead.
Goss said bankers are not very optimistic about the next few months. The survey's confidence index dropped to 39.9 in August, from 42.9.
Bankers from rural areas of 10 states including Illinois and Missouri were surveyed.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNING OF SCAM CALLS COMING FROM 202 AREA CODE
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning consumers of recent reports of scam telephone calls appearing from the 202 area code.
The reports indicate that scammers leave threatening voicemail messages urging the consumer to call back or face severe consequences.
When consumers return the call they are asked to leave their name and number, whereupon their message is returned from a different 202 area code number.
Koster says that scammers often claim to be from federal agencies, such as the IRS, purporting to collect an unpaid debt and demanding personal financial information.
While the scam calls appear to originate from a Washington D.C. area code, Koster warned that spoofing technology means the calls are frequently placed by scammers operating overseas.
The Attorney General advises consumers who have received a scam call to contact 800-392-8222 or file a complaint online.
FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO COLLAPSED TO BE RECOGNIZED BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
A Poplar Bluff Mules football player who collapsed during practice earlier this month will be recognized before tonight’s opening game.
Caleb Morrow collapsed on the field during a warm-up drill on August 4th. Athletic Trainer Heath Willis performed CPR on Caleb with the aid of Assistant Football Coach Jay Dowd.
Morrow was taken to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where he was treated for a previously undetected heart condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Caleb and his first responders will receive special on the field recognition tonight at 6:30 pm at Fred M. Morrow Stadium. Kick-off for the Poplar Bluff Mules opener against Fox will be at 7 pm
You can hear tonight’s action live on Today’s Talk KWOC.