RIVER RADIO NEWS 111014
FREDERICKTOWN MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Fredericktown man.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 76 year old Jimmie P. Wall received fatal injuries Saturday afternoon in Madison County when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off the roadway on Highway 67, struck a highway sign and caught on fire.
Wall was not wearing a safety device.
CAPE WOMAN FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER ARREST IN STODDARD COUNTY
A Cape Girardeau woman is facing drug and traffic charges after being arrested Friday night in Stoddard County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 24 year old Samantha E. Hurdle was taken into custody shortly before 11:30 pm on two counts of possession of a controlled substance, as well as multiple traffic violations.
WEEKEND ARRESTS LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES FOR CARUTHERSVILLE WOMAN
A Caruthersville woman’s weekend arrest by the Missouri State Highway Patrol has led to drug charges.
According to the Patrol, 49 year old Lanell A. Thomas was arrested early Sunday morning in Pemicot County. Thomas has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated.
WEEKEND ARREST IN PEMICOT COUNTY LEADS TO CHARGES FOR BLYTHEVILLE MAN
A Blytheville, Arkansas resident is facing drug related charges after being arrested in Pemiscot County early yesterday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 53 year old Victor D. Beaugard was taken into custody shortly after 1 am yesterday and has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
GIVING CIRCLE GIVES $4000 IN GRANTS TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS
The Poplar Bluff Regional Giving Circle has awarded $4000 in grants to four local non-profit organizations.
Charlie Harper, Board President of the Giving Circle, says the grants were awarded during the organization’s annual meeting Saturday.
According to Harper, Giving Circle members voted to give $600 to the Butler County Council on Aging for the purpose of making repairs to appliances at the Northside Nutrition Center, $600 to CASA to pay for training for new volunteers, $1950 to the Child Concern Center to purchase a new freezer and office equipment, and $850 to Recycling Grace to help pay for food for residents.
For more information about the Poplar Bluff Regional Giving Circle, go to pbgivingcircle.org.
ROUTE E IN WAYNE COUNTY CLOSED FOR TREE TRIMMING
A portion of Route E in Wayne County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees.
The affected section of roadway is located from Business 67 to County Road 537. Work is scheduled to take place today from 9 am to 1 pm.
YOUTH DEER HARVEST DOWN 3 PERCENT IN MISSOURI
Young Missouri hunters killed 18,091 deer in the first youth weekend deer hunt of the season.
The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff says the number marks a 3 percent drop from last year's 18,676. But even with the drop, the harvest was the third-largest since the season was split into two segments in 2008.
The first youth hunt is November 1-2, while the second is January 3-4.
The state Conservation Department says the youth deer hunting season is part of its efforts to recruit new hunters. Hunters must be at least 6 and no older than 15 to participate.
NEARLY HALF OF ARKANSAS REGISTERED VOTERS CAST BALLOTS IN GENERAL ELECTION
The Arkansas Secretary of State's Office says nearly half of Arkansas' registered voters cast ballots in this year's general election.
Secretary of State Mark Martin says about 49 percent of the state's 1.7 million voters cast ballots in the recent election. That's up from the most recent midterm election in 2010, when 47.6 percent of Arkansas' 1.6 million registered voters participated.
This year's numbers are slightly below Martin's projection of 51 percent voter turnout.
The secretary of state's office is now in the process of certifying the election results, which must be completed within 15 days of the election.