RIVER RADIO NEWS 092214
WARSAW MAN DROWNS AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES ON CURRENT RIVER
A Warsaw, Missouri man is dead after a boat he was in capsized on Current River.
According to the Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Saturday night when a boat floated backwards into a log, causing it to capsize and eject all four occupants. Three of the people in the boat were able to swim to safety; however a fourth, 74 year old Bobby Culpepper, did not resurface.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by Carter County Coroner Eric McSpadden.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING HEAD ON COLLISION IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY
One man is dead and another is injured following a head on collision Sunday morning in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 46 year old Lawrence Agee, of Ozark, struck another vehicle head on.
Agee had reportedly travelled off the side of the road and overcorrected causing the vehicle to cross the centerline and hit the second vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle, 69 year old Charles Allen, of Cairo, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene. Agee suffered moderate injuries.
PERRYVILLE MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR RISCO
A Perryville man died Friday night following a single vehicle wreck near Risco.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33 year old Randy Wolk was ejected from his vehicle after it overturned on US Highway 62.
Wolk was later pronounced dead at a Sikeston hospital.
AUTHORITIES IN PEMISCOT COUNTY ARE SEARCHING FOR MISSING MAN
Authorities in Pemiscot County conducted a search over the weekend for a man who has been missing since early August.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, multiple agencies were involved in the search for Jerry Carr Jr., who has not been seen or heard from since August 2nd.
Carr is described as a 33 year old white male, five feet, nine inches tall, and weighing 180 pounds. He was possibly wearing khaki pants and a green polo style shirt or blue jeans and a white tee shirt on the day he disappeared. Carr also has multiple visible tattoos.
Anyone with information on Carr’s disappearance is asked to contact the Caruthersville Police Department at 573-333-2121.
INCIDENT LEADS TO ARREST OF MORLEY MAN ON DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE
A Morley man is facing a domestic assault charge in connection to an incident on Friday.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, a woman told authorities that 26 year old Kristopher Brooks had struck her on the face. The victim told a sheriff’s deputy that she did not want to pursue charges; however the deputy believed probable cause did exist and took Brooks to the Scott County Jail.
Brooks has been charged with felony second degree domestic assault.
SIKESTON MAN ARRESTED FOR FLEEING AND SPEEDING
A Sikeston man is facing charges following his arrest Sunday afternoon in Scott County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 20 year old Samuel Palasota was arrested on charges of resisting arrest by fleeing, operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, and speeding - 105 when limited to 50.
GROUNDBREAKING TO BE HELD TODAY FOR OSCEOLA STEEL MILL
Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.
In northeastern Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe, Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore and other leaders are scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Big River Steel mill, which is expected to create more than 500 permanent jobs and 2,000 construction jobs.
On Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony is also planned for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. The museum will be built along the Arkansas River and is expected to open in 2017.
Beebe is also scheduled to attend that event, along with U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman.
ARKANSAS STATE TO RECEIVE GOVERNOR’S ARCHIVES
Governor Mike Beebe plans to donate his eight years of gubernatorial papers, video, photographs and memorabilia to Arkansas State University.
Beebe, a 1968 graduate of Arkansas State and past chairman of its Board of Trustees, made the announcement Saturday. Beebe says he's made no secret of his love for university and the opportunities it created for him.
The school says Beebe's archives will be the basis for what will be the most comprehensive effort ever to perpetuate the legacy of an Arkansas governor, including the Gov. Mike Beebe Economic Development & Education Institute and a Web site for access to the collection.
In addition, areas of the V.C. Kays House and the Dean B. Ellis Library will be available to establish interactive presentations of the governor's legacy in public service.
BOIL WATER ORDER ISSUED FOR WAPPAPELLO AREA
Residents in the Wappapello area are under a boil water order.
The order was issued Sunday morning for customers of the Public Water Supply and Sewage District #4 of Wayne and Butler Counties.
The district also says that they will be running a back-up well, but are asking customers to conserve water due to the well being very small.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SET FOR EARLY THIS WEEK IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Butler County road will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow for pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway 142 will be reduced between Haynes Street and County Road 265 from 7 am to 4:30 pm both today and tomorrow.
TWO WEEK ROAD PROJECT BEGINNING TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Eastbound Business 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane with a twelve-foot width restriction over the next couple of weeks as contractor crews build new sidewalks.
The work zone is located from North Poplar Street to Highway 25.
Weather permitting work will be performed today through Friday, October 3rd from 7 am to 5 pm daily.
REPAIRS TO CAUSE CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TODAY
Route FF in Stoddard County will be closed today so railroad company crews can perform repairs.
Work is scheduled to take place from 8 am to 3 pm.
The work zone is located between County Road 554 and First Street.
ARKANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SLIGHTLY UP IN AUGUST
State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 6.3 percent. It's the first time the state's jobless rate has increased in 2014.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Friday that August's rate crept up one-tenth of a percentage point over July's. The agency says the civilian labor force declined by 2,100 during the period.
Three industry sectors added jobs last month, with government positions increasing by 2,800 thanks to the start of the school year. Educational and health services added 1,300 jobs, while construction jobs increased by 1,300 as well.
Seven sectors posted declines last month, including a drop of 800 jobs in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and a loss of 500 jobs in leisure and hospitality.