RIVER RADIO NEWS 100914
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
One person has died following a single vehicle wreck in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the wreck occurred Tuesday evening in Independence County.
A vehicle driven by 37 year old Clarence Holland, of Batesville, Arkansas, hit a dirt bank and overturned, ejecting Holland in the process. Holland was killed in the wreck.
A passenger in the vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
MAN FOUND WITH METH AND MULTIPLE KNIVES AT AREA JAIL
A Mississippi County man is facing multiple felony charges after being found with drugs and weapons at an area jail.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, an officer arrested 30 year old John L. Groves on Saturday after learning Groves’ driving status was suspended and that he had an active warrant through New Madrid County for felony stealing.
During the arrest, Groves stated that he did not have any weapons or drugs. However, during the jail intake process, officers discovered a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and three knives on Groves.
Groves is facing charges of delivery or concealment of a knife into a jail, delivery or possession of a controlled substance into a jail, possession of a controlled substance, and driving while suspended/revoked.
BERNIE WOMAN FACING METH CHARGE
A Bernie woman is facing a meth charge following her arrest in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 44 year old Cindy Jordan was arrested at 11:20 am Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.
CAPE GIRARDEAU MAN FACING COUNTERFEITING CHARGE
A Cape Girardeau man is in custody on a counterfeiting charge.
According to Corporal Darin Hickey, Saturday afternoon 20 year old Seth B. Stevens was arrested for minor visibly intoxicated. Following the arrest, an investigation was started regarding fraudulent state identification cards.
Items were reportedly found at Stevens’s residence that was consistent with the manufacture and sale of fake state driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Warrants were issued for Stevens for possession of forging instrumentalities and counterfeiting.
ESCAPED INMATES BACK IN CUSTODY
Two inmates who escaped from a Madison County Jail are back in custody.
According to KFVS, 22 year old Matthew Carver and 18 year old Tyler Stephens escaped from the jail shortly after 1 pm Wednesday. They reportedly scaled a fence in the recreation yard.
They were both recovered at around 8 pm near the jail.
SITE NEAR PARAGOULD NO LONGER ON SUPERFUND LIST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a former auto equipment site near Paragould has been removed from the list of Superfund sites that pose risks to people's health and the environment.
The EPA says the Monroe Auto Equipment Company used the site to dispose of sludge that came from the company's manufacturing plant in Paragould from 1973 to 1978. The EPA estimates that more than 10,000 cubic yards of sludge was disposed of in sand and gravel pits.
The site was added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites in 1990. Cleanup and excavation at the site was completed in 1999, and environmental officials have been monitoring the groundwater since then.
The EPA announced Wednesday that no further action is needed at the site.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
A road in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane today for pavement repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route 80 in New Madrid County will be reduced today from 8 am to 3 pm due to the repairs. The work zone will be located between Route B and Route 61.
MORE ARKANSAS STUDENTS TAKING ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS
The Arkansas Department of Education says more students are taking Advanced Placement tests - and scores on those exams are going up, too.
The department says more than 25,000 students took the tests last school year, which is a nearly 5 percent increase over the previous year. Students who score a 3 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 can receive college credit hours.
More than 14,000 tests received scores of 3 or higher, marking a 6.4 percent increase from a year earlier.
The most popular AP exams in Arkansas last year were English language, English literature, U.S. history and world history. State law requires every Arkansas high school to teach at least four Advanced Placement classes in the subject areas of math, science, English and social studies.