RIVER RADIO NEWS 091014
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING FIRE NEAR BLOOMFIELD
One person has died following a fire Monday night near Bloomfield.
According to the Daily Statesman, 61 year old Michael Whitley senior was pronounced dead at a Dexter hospital after his body was found inside his burned mobile home. A woman in the home was able to escape.
A cause for the fire is under investigation.
MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING WOMAN WITH A KNIFE
A Benton man was taken into custody Monday night on an assault charge.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, a woman told a sheriff’s deputy that 41 Travis Huckabay had assaulted her, threatened her with a knife, and kept her from leaving a residence. Bruising was observed on the victim’s neck.
Huckabay was arrested on a felony charge of second degree domestic assault.
SEVEN ARRESTED IN DUNKLIN COUNTY ON DRUG RELATED WARRANTS
Multiple people were taken into custody Tuesday morning in Dunklin County on drug related warrants.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 6 people were arrested on warrants for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
A seventh person was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. The arrests all occurred between 6:45 am and 9:30 am Tuesday morning.
People arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute warrant:
HUGHES, STEPHEN 39 BLYTHEVILLE, AR
CAUSEY, TERVORIS 34 KENNETT, MO
MCELWRATH, HOUSTON 21 KENNETT, MO
SHAVERS, DARIUS 27 KENNETT, MO
HOLMES, EDDIE 52 KENNETT, MO
LABOONE, PAULA 55 CAMPBELL, MO
Person arrested for warrant for distribution of a controlled substance:
WOOD, CYNTHIA D 43 KENNETT
MEET THE TEAM NIGHT TO BE HELD TONIGHT
You can show your support for the Poplar Bluff Mules Football team tonight at Godfather’s Pizza.
Meet the Team Night will be held from 5 to 7 pm and will feature Coach Mark Barousee and Assistant Coach David Sievers.
The voice of the Poplar Bluff Mules, Frankie Casteel, will be at the event, as well, broadcasting live on Today’s Talk KWOC 930 AM and 93.3 FM.
BUTLER COUNTY FAIR BEGINS TODAY
The 2014 Butler County Fair will kick off this afternoon in downtown Poplar Bluff.
The fair will open today at 3 pm at the Black River Coliseum. Multiple events have been scheduled for the fair, including exhibits for agriculture and home economics, the silent auction, and youth games. Admission is free.
The fair is set to continue through this Friday. A link to the full fair schedule is available on our Facebook page.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced an upcoming sobriety checkpoint.
According to the Highway Patrol, the checkpoint will be held sometime this month in Butler County.
In addition to the checkpoint, the Highway Patrol will also be conducting a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement campaign this month in Butler, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, Dunklin, Pemiscot, and New Madrid Counties.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS
Railroad repairs will cause a Stoddard County road to be closed today.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route Y in Stoddard County will be closed from 8 am to 5 pm between County Roads 351 and 535.
ROAD WORK BEGINNING TODAY IN OREGON AND RIPLEY COUNTIES
US Highway 160 in Oregon and Ripley Counties will be reduced to one lane beginning today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the roadway with a mixture of rock and oil.
The work zone is located from Route M in Oregon County to Route J in Ripley County
Weather permitting, work will take place today and tomorrow from 6:30 am to 5 pm daily.
OVER WEEK LONG ROAD PROJECT ONGOING IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
An over a week long road pavement repair project is ongoing in New Madrid County.
Route W in New Madrid County has been reduced to one lane for the repairs between Route D and Route E.
Work is scheduled to be done daily from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm through Thursday, September 18th.
LEGISLATORS PLANNING ON ATTEMPTS TO OVERRIDE ABOUT 50 LINE ITEM BUDGET VETOES
Legislative budget leaders plan to try to override about 50 line-item budget vetoes, despite new doubts from the attorney general about their authority to do so.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer and House Budget Chairman Rick Stream say they plan to hold individual votes on about 50 of the 136 vetoed budget sections during a session that starts Wednesday.
They're targeting about $40 million of general revenue spending, including for sexual assault victims, reading instruction in struggling school districts and defibrillators on state water patrol boats.
Governor Jay Nixon had vetoed the measures while citing concerns about the state's finances.
Attorney General Chris Koster's office says that a strict reading of the Missouri Constitution would not allow the Legislature to override line-item vetoes during its September session.
GUN BILL TARGETED FOR VETO OVERRIDE
Missouri Republicans are clashing again with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on gun legislation.
A vote scheduled for Wednesday could overturn his veto of a bill allowing specially trained teachers to carry guns in school and other residents to openly carry firearms in cities.
A veto override requires a two-thirds majority in both chambers. Republicans control enough seats to make that happen, but they were unsuccessful last year in an attempt to override a more expansive gun measure that sought to nullify some federal gun control laws.
This year's measure would allow people with concealed gun permits to openly carry firearms, even in cities that have ordinances against that.
It also would create a special training program for school personnel wanting to carry guns in their buildings.