RIVER RADIO NEWS 100114
MAN ARRESTED AFTER CHASE INVOLVING POPLAR BLUFF POLICE
A Mexico, Missouri man is facing charges after a car chase yesterday ended in a wreck.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the pursuit began after an officer attempted to execute a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been reported in a gas drive off. The vehicle eventually ran off a County Road and hit a utility pole.
The driver of the vehicle, Michael Paul, was arrested; while a passenger in the vehicle was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The passenger said that he repeatedly asked Paul to stop and let him out of the vehicle; but Paul refused.
Paul is facing charges of felonious restraint, second degree assault, resisting arrest, and a number of traffic violations. He also had an outstanding Audrain County warrant for forgery.
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER STANDOFF IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
A recent standoff in Dunklin County ended in the arrest of an area man.
According to KFVS, 29 year old Derek McCoin was arrested on charges, including endangering the welfare of a child, following the standoff on September 27th.
McCoin allegedly held a victim inside the home at knife point during the incident.
KENNETT POLICE ARREST THREE AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE
Kennett Police have arrested three men after a high speed chase on Tuesday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle after observing that it had an expired license plate, however the vehicle continued driving at a high rate of speed.
During the chase, the three occupants jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle then continued on and crashed into a residence. No one was injured.
The three men, 26 year old Jonathan L. Beal of Kennett, 23 year old Eddie L. Taylor of Kennett, and 21 year old Edriko L. Thomas of Hayti, were captured and taken into custody.
The three men are each facing a charge of resisting arrest. The driver, Jonathan Beal, is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving, and driving without a license.
MCGEE MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED WARRANT IN STODDARD COUNTY
A McGee man is facing a drug related charge following his arrest in Stoddard County.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, David H. Hamlyn Jr. was arrested on a warrant for selling or manufacturing imitation controlled drugs.
HIGHWAY PATROL OFFERS SOME TIPS ON WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF IDENTIFY THEFT
October is Crime Prevention Month. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has offered some tips for what to do if you are the victim of identity theft.
First, you should notify the credit bureaus, your creditors, your bank, and law enforcement. When you are dealing with authorities and financial institutions, you should keep a log of all conversations, including dates, times, names, and phone numbers. Also, keep copies of all letters and documents.
The Highway Patrol also has more detailed information available online at mshp.dps.mo.gov.
Tomorrow we will be looking at some tips for home and car safety.
BEE GEES TRIBUTE BAND TO PERFORM AT TINNIN CENTER
The Three Rivers College Patrons of the Arts Society will be kicking off the 2014-2015 season with a tribute to a famous 1970’s band.
“Night Fever: A Bee Gees Tribute Concert” will be held on Tuesday, October 14th, beginning at 7 pm at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center. There will be performances of some of the best-known hits of the Bee Gees, including “Staying Alive,” “Night Fever,” and “More Than a Woman.”
Tickets are $10 each and are available online at trcc.edu/tinnin, at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Dexter Chamber of Commerce, the college Financial Services office and will also be available at the door.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD IN OREGON COUNTY
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office next week in Oregon County.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The mobile office is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Oregon County Courthouse.
MISSOURI AUDITOR RELEASES REPORT ON STATE PENSIONS
A new audit shows Missouri's public employee retirement plans are generally in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is still some cause for concern.
The report by State Auditor Tom Schweich examined 89 public pension systems that are set up to pay defined benefits to 546,000 people.
One measure of a pension system's financial health is the ratio of future retirement payments that are funded by current assets. The aggregate funded ratio for public pension plans in Missouri declined from 83 percent in 2003 to 78 percent in 2012. But the audit says that's several percentage points better than the nationwide figures.
The audit says some of Missouri's public pension plans are in "very good financial condition" while others have a "very poor financial condition."