RIVER RADIO NEWS 111114
INVESTIGATION ONGOING INTO MISSING MAN IN ARKANSAS
Authorities in Lawrence County, Arkansas say a man has been missing since Friday.
According to Imboden Live, Steven Liles was last seen on Friday in the Alicia area. He was reportedly walking with a suitcase which was later recovered from a ditch.
A search was conducted for Liles on Saturday. Anyone with information on Liles whereabouts is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 870-886-2525.
BODY FOUND NEAR CAPE GIRARDEAU RULED TO BE FROM A SUICIDE
Authorities in southeast Missouri say a 64 year old man whose body was found in a lake committed suicide.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the body of Terry Dale Dalton of Cape Girardeau was found Saturday morning in Elk's Lake north of Cape Girardeau.
The death was initially considered suspicious. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says Dalton had self-inflicted wounds from a handgun, which was also found in the lake.
Relatives had become concerned Friday when Dalton failed to return home from work. A member of a search party found his body in the lake just after midnight Saturday.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO STABBING INCIDENT
A man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing incident.
According to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, 53 year old Noel Gene Loosey, of Calico Rock, was arrested on November 5th. He is facing a charge of first degree battery.
33 year old Kenny Vandrimmelen had reportedly been in an argument with Loosey on November 3rd, when Vandrimmelen was stabbed with what is believed to be a straight blade knife.
JACKSON WOMAN SENTENCED FOR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS
A 42 year old Missouri woman has been sentenced for more than four years in federal prison for preparing false income tax returns that resulted in a loss to the government of more than $316,000.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Cynthia M. Raymond of Jackson, Missouri, was sentenced Monday to 51 months after pleading guilty to five counts of filing false tax returns and one count of aggravated identity theft.
Raymond admitted submitting 98 false tax returns under the names of 36 clients for the 2007 through 2010 tax years. Her clients weren't aware that she included false deductions on their tax returns and kept part of the refunds.
Grissom says Raymond filed the returns electronically and provided her clients with different returns than the ones she filed with the IRS.
LOUISIANA MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES IN SCOTT COUNTY
A Louisiana man is facing multiple charges following his arrest Monday in Scott County.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Monday morning authorities responded to an area business in reference to a naked male.
At the location, they found 44 year old Tyler Levron, of Denison, Louisiana partially clothed behind the steering wheel of a red pickup. Two Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills were found in a pocket of the pants Levron was wearing during a search.
Levron is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, and driving while suspended.
TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP IN HOXIE
Two men are in custody after drugs were allegedly found during a traffic stop.
According to authorities, four ounces of methamphetamine ice were reportedly found during the traffic stop in Hoxie. Two men in the vehicle, 41 year old Christopher Garret and 36 year old Donald Malin, were arrested and are each facing a charge of intent to deliver a controlled substance.
AREA VETERAN RECEIVES VETERANS SERVICE AWARD
A Veteran from Poplar Bluff has been chosen to receive a Veterans Service Award.
Richard Deason was chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Veterans Service Award, along with 23 other veterans. The award is for veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service to their communities.
Deason was nominated for the award by Missouri Senator Doug Libla.
VETERANS COUNCIL TO HOST EVENT TODAY IN POPLAR BLUFF FOR VETERANS DAY
An Veterans Day event has been scheduled for today in Poplar Bluff.
The event will be hosted by the Poplar Bluff Veterans Council at the Black River Coliseum Veterans’ Wall beginning at 11 am.
Vietnam Veteran and Wall of Valor honoree Paul Schuerenberg will be speaking at the event.
MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL TO BE PERFORMED THIS WEEKEND
A musical adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” will be performed this weekend at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center in Poplar Bluff.
The performance of “Bah! Humbug!” by the Imaginary Theatre Company will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, November 16th.
The show follows filthy-rich businessman Ebenezer Scrooge as three ghosts help him learn the importance of kindness, generosity, and the true meaning of Christmas.
Tickets are available at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, the Three Rivers College Business Office, and at trcc.edu/tinnin. Tickets can also be purchased at the event for $5.
BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK
Freezing weather is expected throughout much of Arkansas this week as a front brings temperatures that are much colder than normal for November.
The National Weather Service says the cold front will move through the state Tuesday. On Wednesday, high temperatures will be about 15 to 20 degrees below normal, reaching only the 40s in most areas.
It's expected to be even colder Thursday with some areas not making it out of the 30s.
The weather service says the weekend could bring some wintry precipitation, but it's still uncertain this far out. Forecasters say a storm system is expected to approach Arkansas from the southwest, which could lead to a wintry mix in the northern parts of the state this weekend.