RIVER RADIO NEWS 082914
MISSING WOMAN FOUND ALIVE
A woman who was reported missing yesterday out of Reynolds County has been found alive.
According to the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department, an endangered person advisory has been cancelled for 66 year old Dorothy N. Brooks.
Brooks was involved in a traffic accident and her vehicle was found a short distance from the roadway. She was located alive by a Reynolds County Deputy.
SIKESTON MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Sikeston man was taken into custody Wednesday night on a drug charge.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed 40 year old Markel Charles Fitchpatrick enter a building construction site shortly before midnight Wednesday night.
When asked, Fitchpatrick told officers that he had been contracted to work on the building. The deputies then checked the building for other people. Nobody was located, but they did discover a bag containing a syringe, and a substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine.
Fitchpatrick has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and driving while revoked.
34 ARRESTED BY SOUTHEAST MISSOURI DRUG TASK FORCE
Over 30 people were arrested recently on drug charges.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, 34 people were arrested because of ongoing drug investigations involving the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force.
Multiple agencies were involved in the arrests and numerous arrests are still pending.
A full list of those arrested is available on our Facebook page.
JOB FAIR TO BE HELD TODAY
The 17th annual Job Fair will be held today at the Tinnin Center lobby on the Poplar Bluff Campus of Three Rivers College.
Around 30 employers will be at the fair which will run from 10 am to 3 pm.
Job seekers will be able to fill out applications, talk to employers about jobs available, and drop off resumes.
REPAIR WORK COMPLETED ON WATER MAIN IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
Repair work has been completed on a water main break that shut down the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau, but classes are still off until Tuesday.
The university says the line cannot be activated until testing is complete and the city gets approval from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. That approval isn't expected until late Friday or early Saturday.
Classes are set to resume at 8 am on Tuesday, when offices will also reopen.
SCHOOL BUS INVOLVED IN CRASH IN SIKESTON
A school bus was involved in a crash Wednesday morning in Sikeston.
According to the Standard Democrat, a truck ran into the school bus at around 7:30 am. The truck hit just below the bus driver’s window. Two children were checked out by medical workers after complaining of injuries.
The driver of the truck was cited for running a stop sign.
THREE WEEK ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Highway 84 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane beginning today as contractor crews work on sidewalk improvements.
The work zone is located between Depot Street and Michael Street.
Weather permitting, work will take place today through Friday, September 19th, from 7 am to 5 pm daily.
SEVERAL NEW MISSOURI LAWS GO INTO EFFECT
Dozens of new Missouri laws are taking effect, including ones that could make it harder for some fired employees to collect unemployment benefits and easier for high rollers to bet big bucks at casinos.
Thursday marked the standard effective date for laws that were passed during annual legislative session.
But some of this year's most high-profile measures contained clauses delaying their effect until future years, including an income tax cut and a rewrite of the state's criminal laws.
The unemployment measure that takes effect Thursday will make it harder for people to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct such as repeated absences.
A separate law lets casinos offer lines of credit of $10,000 or more to big bettors who don't want to carry around wads of cash.
ARKANSAS RECEIVES $100,000 GRANT
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management planning.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to conduct analysis of chemical samples of rivers, streams and lakes in Arkansas.
Water quality data are used to characterize waters, identify trends over time, identify emerging problems and determine whether pollution control programs are working. The program also enables EPA to help direct pollution control efforts where needed and respond to emergencies such as floods and spills.