RIVER RADIO NEWS 110314
SEXUAL PREDATOR CAPTURED IN ST. LOUIS
A man who Poplar Bluff Police say absconded from Probation and Parole supervision last week has been captured in St. Louis.
According to Poplar Bluff Chief of Police Danny Whitely, 55 year old John L. Squires was returned to custody Friday night.
Squires cut off his electronic ankle monitor last Wednesday and fled supervision.
Squires is considered a sexual predator with violent tendencies.
Chief Whiteley said in a release about the arrest that he is glad this violent sexual predator is back in custody, and is no longer an imminent threat to any families, and hopefully he will never be outside of a prison for the rest of his life.
CALICO ROCK MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
A Calico Rock, Arkansas man has died in a single vehicle crash.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 83 year old Earl Lee Killian was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving ran off of Highway 223 in Izard County and struck a rock embankment. The crash happened Friday, shortly after 11 am.
TWO INJURED IN WEEKEND SHOOTINGS IN SIKESTON
Police in Sikeston are investigating two weekend shooting incidents.
Authorities say the first happened Saturday shortly after 10:30 pm on Clayton Avenue, in which a man received two gunshot wounds. The victim was treated at an area hospital for a wound to his back and another to his leg. The man said he was shot while getting out of his car.
While officers were investigating the incident, a second call was received by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety about a second man who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the knee. The man told officers he was driving by a convenience store on Malone Street when he was shot.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.
JONESBORO POLICE LOOK FOR SUSPECTS IN HALLOWEEN SHOOTING
Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas say they are looking for two suspects in a Halloween shooting incident that left one man injured.
Authorities say 54 year old Alvin Green was shot in the shoulder shortly after 11 pm Friday.
Investigators say Green told them he had heard a knock at his door. When he asked who it was, a man answered “Jason.” Green says he opened the door and two men wearing Jason Halloween masks attempted to push into his apartment. During the struggle, Green was shot with a small caliber handgun.
Two children were in the home at the time of the incident. They were unharmed.
JONESBORO NIGHTCLUB EMPLOYEE STABBED
A man working at a Jonesboro nightclub has been stabbed by a fellow employee.
Jonesboro Police report the incident happened late Friday night, when a nightclub employee who was off work at the time, began acting belligerent. The victim was attempting to calm him, when the suspect began striking and stabbing him.
The victim was treated at an area hospital for multiple stab wounds.
KENNETT POLICE INVESTIGATE WEEKEND SHOOTING
Kennett Police are investigating a Saturday shooting.
According to authorities, officers received a call at around 2 am regarding shots being fired at Homecrest Street. Upon arrival, investigators discovered several shell casings inside the building, as well as in the parking lot.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Kennett Police Department.
JONESBORO TEENS ASSAULTED ON HALLOWEEN
Jonesboro Police are looking for suspects in connection to a Halloween assault incident against a group of teenagers.
According to authorities, a group of young people were trick or treating when they were approached by a vehicle near Allen Avenue and Church Street. The teens told officers that several men in the car pointed guns at them. The teens attempted to run. One suspect exited the car and pushed a female to the ground. The driver of the car followed another teen and struck him with the vehicle.
Officers arrived on the scene and the boy who had been struck by the car refused treatment and unsuccessfully attempted to run from officers. The boy told police that he did not know his assaulters, but several witnesses told police that he did know them.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple charges after his arrest over the weekend.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 41 year old Jasen E. Thompson was taken into custody in Stoddard County at around 12:20 am yesterday. Thompson has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
DEXTER MAN FACING CHARGES AFTER WEEKEND ARREST
A Dexter man is facing a drug possession and multiple traffic charges after being stopped by the Missouri State Highway Patrol early yesterday morning.
According to the Patrol, 34 year old Robert D. Edwards was arrested shortly before 1:30 am in Stoddard County. Edwards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; driving while intoxicated, drugs; operating a motor vehicle while drinking an alcoholic beverage, as well as additional traffic violations.
ROUTE AD IN STODDARD COUNTY REDUCED FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
A portion of Route AD in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane through Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge is located over US 60 west of Dexter.
Work is scheduled to take place today through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.
MoDOT PREPARES FOR WINTER WITH STATEWIDE DRILL
Snow is not in the local forecast yet, but the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to be ready when winter weather is here. To prepare, MoDOT will test its readiness for the upcoming winter season with a statewide drill on November 5.
During the drill, MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department's emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks.
Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill.
The drill isn't the only element to MoDOT's winter weather operations. All maintenance employees complete an annual winter skills training that serves as a refresher course for plowing snow.
The Missouri Department of Transportation annually spends about $46 million to keep roads clear in the winter and help ensure motorists get to their destinations safely and quickly. For information on road conditions across the state, safe traveling tips, and other winter weather information, visit www.modot.org.