RIVER RADIO NEWS 082614
IDENTITY RELEASED OF BODY FOUND IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Officials in northeastern Arkansas have identified a body found during the weekend in the Current River.
The Randolph County Sheriff's Office told KAIT Monday that the body is that of 27 year old Robin Due, of Maynard.
Due's body was found Sunday afternoon by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Randolph County authorities near the Johnson Eddy River Access.
The woman's body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED ASSAULT
A Jonesboro man is facing charges in connection to an alleged assault.
According to KAIT, 37 year old Marcus A. Harris allegedly assaulted his girlfriend during an altercation on Sunday. Harris is facing charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member, domestic battery, and terroristic threatening.
SCOTT CITY MAN WITH NUMEROUS WARRANTS ARRESTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
A Scott City man was taken into custody over the weekend in Cape Girardeau.
According to KFVS, 28 year old Robert Hennecke II, is facing multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Hennecke also reportedly had numerous warrants, as well.
JONESBORO POLICE CHIEF SUBMITS RESIGNATION LETTER
Jonesboro's police chief has resigned three days after being suspended without pay because of derogatory statements he made on Facebook about a reporter.
Michael Yates submitted a resignation letter to Mayor Harold Perrin on Monday, saying he carefully considered his position and decided "the present circumstances dictate" that he must leave his position." Yates wrote that he let "anger and pride override" his judgment and wisdom and said things that are unacceptable.
His resignation was effective Monday.
He was given a 30-day suspension by Perrin on Friday after a series of posts critical of Jonesboro Sun reporter Sunshine Crump. The Sun reports Crump has agreed to return to work after resigning and citing harassment by Yates as the reason.
Perrin says Assistant Chief Tim Eads will be acting police chief.
11TH ANNUAL MULTI-COUNTY WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 17TH
The 11th Annual “Multi-County” Women’s Health Conference has been scheduled for Friday, October 17th at the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston.
The conference will run 8 am to 3:30 pm and will feature a keynote speaker and multiple sessions.
Admission to the conference is free and those who want to attend should register by September 30th. For more information, contact the Scott County University Extension at 573-545-3516.
OZZIE SMITH, ANDERSON COOPER, AND SOLEDAD O’BRIEN AMONG SPEAKERS TO APPEAR AT SEMO
Some high profile guests have been scheduled for the upcoming Southeast Missouri University speaker series.
New York City fire battalion commander Richard Picciotto will start the series on September 10th. Three journalists will follow with Anderson Cooper speaking on September 21st, Mara Liasson on October 28th and Soledad O'Brien on January 21st.
In February, actor Hill Harper will speak on the 25th, and Ozzie Smith will finish the series on April 20th.
ROAD WORK SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today for pavement repairs on Route CC.
During the repairs, Route CC will be reduced to one lane from Highway 51 to Route U. Work is scheduled to be performed from 7 am to 4:30 pm both today and tomorrow.
RECOUNT TO BE HELD ON MISSOURI RIGHT TO FARM AMENDMENT
There will be a statewide recount on the narrow passage of a constitutional amendment creating a right to farm in Missouri.
The secretary of state on Monday was officially certifying the results of Missouri's August 5th primary elections. Those include the approval of Constitutional Amendment 1 by fewer than 2,500 votes out of nearly 1 million cast.
Missouri law allows a recount whenever the margin of victory is less than one-half of a percentage point.
Two opponents of the measure already have asked for a recount. One of those is Wes Shoemyer, a former Democratic state senator who is president of Missouri's Food for America.
Shoemyer says he's not aware of any particular election problems that he believes will reverse the result, but he says it's worth a try.