RIVER RADIO NEWS 100314
POLICE INVESTIGATING CAPE GIRARDEAU SHOOTING
Police in Cape Girardeau are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday.
According to the Southeast Missourian, a man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg Thursday afternoon at a residence on South Pacific Street.
A suspect has not been identified and the incident is under investigation.
ONE IN CUSTODY, ACCUSED OF STABBING IN CANALOU
One person is in custody in New Madrid County after being accused in a stabbing incident.
Few details have been released in the case, but it is known that the stabbing occurred in Canalou at around 10:30 Wednesday night. The victim received serious injuries.
We’ll bring you more details on this story as they become available.
DEXTER MAN FACING DRUG CHARGE
A Dexter man is facing a drug charge following his arrest.
Bernie Police arrested 47 year old Sidney Williams after discovering a dog had its mouth taped shut.
Police also reportedly found hydrocodone and methamphetamine during the arrest. Williams is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF EAST PRAIRIE MAN
A prescription narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of an East Prairie man.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 42 year old Jerry Corbin is facing a felony charge of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.
Corbin allegedly been seen by numerous physicians around Southeast Missouri, and used several different pharmacies to obtain controlled substances. At one point, he hitchhiked with his eight year old daughter from East Prairie to Benton for an appointment.
THREE RIVERS AWARDED OVER $650,000 GRANT
Three Rivers College has been awarded over six hundred thousand dollars in grant money in order to expand partnerships between local employers and the college to provide job training.
The $660,000 MoSTEMWINS grant was awarded by the Department of Labor. The College will use the funding to purchase assessment and training equipment for mechanical and electrical skills, programmable logic and computer numeric controllers, and process control technology.
According to a release from TRC, the new equipment will be integrated into the college’s Industrial Technology programs, as well as used to enhance the Advanced Manufacturing programs.
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE FOR CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
Today, we finish our series for National Crime Prevention Month with some tips from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on keeping your children safe.
The Highway Patrol says to make sure your children know their name, address, phone number, and your work number and how to use the telephone properly in an emergency situation.
Parents are encouraged to listen to their children’s worries and problems. Make sure you know where your children are going, who they will be with, and when they will return. Also, be sure to learn their friends’ names and phone numbers.
A full recap of all safety tips released by the Highway Patrol for National Crime Prevention Month is available on our Facebook page.
MISSOURI TO TAKE PART IN ANNUAL EARTHQUAKE DRILL
Missouri is taking part in a multi-state earthquake drill designed to teach participants to "drop, cover and hold on."
The Missouri Department of Public Safety says more than 400,000 residents are registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. "ShakeOut" earthquake drill on October 16th. Last year, more than 2.4 million people in 10 states took part.
Many Missouri residents live within the New Madrid seismic zone, one of the most active in the country.
State Emergency Management Agency Director Ron Walker said in a news release that he encourages schools, businesses and families to consider participating in the drill.
REVENUES UP IN MISSOURI
Missouri revenues are up 3.8 percent through the first quarter of the new budget year.
Figures released Thursday by the state Office of Administration show that individual income and sales tax collections both rose for the three-month period ending in September.
The 3.8 percent increase in net general revenues marks a turnaround from last fiscal year, when state revenues declined by 1 percent. But it remains short of what's needed to meet the budget.
Legislators had forecast a growth rate of 4.2 percent and Gov. Jay Nixon had assumed a 5.2 percent growth rate for this year. Because the budget began with less money than expected, state budget director Linda Luebbering says Missouri now needs a greater than 10 percent growth rate to meet the budget.
ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS ON VOTER ID LAW
Arkansas Supreme Court justices are questioning whether the state's constitution allows requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Justices heard oral arguments Thursday in the challenge to the voter ID law enacted last year by Arkansas' Republican-led Legislature.
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center said the law infringed on the right to vote and violated the constitution by placing a new qualification for casting a ballot.
An attorney for the Arkansas Secretary of State says the law is merely a mechanism to ensure that voters are registered and that it is constitutional.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox previously found the law unconstitutional but suspended his ruling pending the appeal.