RIVER RADIO NEWS 103014
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE LOOKING FOR SEXUAL PREDATOR
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is looking for a man who has absconded from Probation and Parole supervision.
According to Deputy Chief of Police Jeff Rolland, 55 year old John L. Squires cut off his electronic ankle monitor and fled supervision while attending a doctor’s appointment Wednesday in Poplar Bluff. Squires is considered a sexual predator with violent tendencies.
Squires is described as a white male, 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with gray and brown hair and blue eyes.
A picture of Squires is available on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/930KWOC.
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CARUTHERSVILLE ON ACTIVE WARRANT FOR STATUTORY RAPE
A Caruthersville man was taken into custody Wednesday on a statutory rape warrant.
According to the Caruthersville Police Department, officers made contact with Roberto Slaughter in reference to an active warrant which included charges of first degree statutory sodomy, three counts of first degree statutory rape, and two counts of second degree statutory rape.
Slaughter was taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center and was held on a $200,000 bond.
MORE INFORMATION RELEASED ON INCIDENT WHERE JONESBORO OFFICER WAS HIT BY VEHICLE
More information has been released on an incident where a Jonesboro Police Officer was hit by a vehicle Tuesday night .
According to KAIT, a 17 year old had not followed an officer’s instructions at an intersection and hit another vehicle, causing that vehicle to strike Officer Nathan Ivy. Officers were directing traffic at the intersection due to maintenance on the traffic signal.
Ivy has since been released from an area hospital.
GREENVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
A Greenville man has been taken into custody on multiple warrants.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Joseph Casey was arrested Wednesday on two Wayne County warrants, one for felony possession of a controlled substance and the other for felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Casey was arrested at 5:14 pm Wednesday in Wayne County.
POPLAR BLUFF R-1 STAFF RECEIVE CPR TRAINING
Staff members of Poplar Bluff R-1 recently participated in CPR Training.
According to the Poplar Bluff School District, about 85 district employees representing all buildings and numerous departments participated in the voluntary training.
The training comes after an athletic trainer and assistant football coach saved the life of a student athlete earlier this year by using mouth to mouth.
MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO DRIVE SAFELY ON HALLOWEEN
With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding adults who plan to join the festivities to drive responsibly.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies Halloween as a statistically dangerous night for impaired driving.
If you are planning on going to a celebration Friday night, plan a way to safely get home at the end of the night. Be sure to also designate a sober driver if you intend to drink alcohol.
For more information on Highway Safety, go to savemolives.com.
EXECUTION TO BE ON HOLD INDEFINITELY SO SUPREME COURT CAN DECIDE ON REVIEWING THE CASE
The execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children is on hold indefinitely as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case.
The court on Tuesday issued a late stay of execution just hours before Mark Christeson was scheduled to die by injection.
That stay will remain in place until the court decides whether to hear Christeson's appeal. His request cites concerns that his lawyers were ineffective and missed a deadline to appeal with a federal court in 2005.
Christeson still could be executed if the justices rule against a review.
In the meantime, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections says he'll be transferred from a holding cell at the execution facility and back to prison in the next few days.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL INCLUDED IN NEW YORK TIMES REPORT ON LOBBYISTS
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several state attorneys general who may have been influenced by campaign contributions and lobbyists.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Koster is one of numerous state attorneys general who have changed policies and negotiated more favorable settlements after receiving campaign contributions and incentives from lobbyists.
Documents obtained by the newspaper show Koster received contributions, met with lobbyists and spoke to political action committees for companies under investigation by his office. The newspaper reported that Koster later negotiated more favorable settlements with those companies than they received in other states.
Koster says the report distorts how his office dealt with the companies and cited previous legal actions taken against them.