RIVER RADIO NEWS 090214
SILVER ALERT REQUESTED FOR MISSING CLAY COUNTY MAN
A Silver Alert has been requested for a missing Clay County, Arkansas man.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department has requested activation of a Silver Alert for 68 year old Johnie W. Schmidt, of Greenway.
Schmidt has been missing since Saturday and was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt. A picture of Schmidt is available on our Facebook page.
Anyone with information on Schmidt’s location should call the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at 870-598-2270.
ONE MAN IS DEAD AND ANOTHER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CONNECTION TO SHOOTING
A shooting in Ripley County has resulted in the death of one man.
According to KFVS, Manuel Williams died after being shot in a home in Doniphan.
Williams was reportedly in a verbal dispute with 56 year old Michael Futrell, of Doniphan, when he was shot.
Futrell is facing a charge of first degree murder.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR PIEDMONT
A Patterson man has died following a single vehicle wreck Monday morning near Piedmont.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Clearwater Lake Road 3. A vehicle driven by 24 year old Dylan Fitzwater, of Patterson went off the side of the road, hit a tree, and overturned.
Fitzwater was partially ejected during the wreck and later pronounced dead. Two passengers in the vehicle were injured in the wreck.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WRECK
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing charges following a wreck over the weekend in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Highway 67, when a vehicle driven by 23 year old Kacey Walker, of Poplar Bluff, struck the back of a moped.
Two people on the moped, 31 year old Heather Pace and 30 year old William Freeman, also from Poplar Bluff, suffered serious injuries.
Later on the night of the wreck, Walker was arrested on charges of second degree vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS MAN FACING ASSAULT CHARGE
A Northeast Arkansas man was taken into custody Saturday morning on an assault charge.
According to KAIT, Glynn Adams, of Jonesboro, has been charged with aggravated assault on a family/household member.
Adams allegedly pointed gun at a man he was living with and threatened him.
GREENVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
A Greenville man has been charged with possession of meth and marijuana.
According to the Highway Patrol, 46 year old Joseph Casey was arrested in Saturday morning on charges of possession of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
ORAN AREA MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES
An Oran area man is facing drug charges following his arrest last week.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 29 year old Joshua Allen Freeman was taken into custody after multiple items were found during a search of his residence, including glass pipes, hypodermic needles, and residue that a field test indicated positive for methamphetamine.
Freeman is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
BRIDGE REPAIR TO FORCE CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD
Route PP in Stoddard County will be closed starting today so contractors can replace a bridge with a box culvert.
Weather permitting, Route PP will re-open on Friday, October 31st.
The section of roadway to be closed is located from Hawk Street to Hickman Street in Puxico.
ROAD WORK THIS WEEK IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Route E in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The work zone is located from Highway 114 to Highway 60.
Weather permitting, work will be performed today through Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm each day.
PROPOSAL THAT WOULD END DRY COUNTIES IN ARKANSAS APPROVED FOR BALLOT
A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot.
The secretary of state's office said Friday that backers surpassed the 78,133 signatures needed to put the proposed constitutional amendment before voters.
The measure would legalize statewide alcohol sales. It would also make it legal across the state to manufacture and transport alcoholic beverages.
At present, 37 of Arkansas' 75 counties are dry.