RIVER RADIO NEWS 111414
BLODGETT WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER OBTAINING OVER 1000 PAIN PILLS IN THREE MONTH PERIOD
A Blodgett woman is in custody following a doctor shopping investigation.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 51 year old Diana Breedlove used different pharmacies to obtain over 1,000 pain pills over a three month period. The pills had a street value over approximately $4,248.
Breedlove has been charged with fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.
WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO THREAT AT DEXTER SCHOOL
A woman is facing a charge after reportedly making a threat at a Dexter school.
According to KFVS, authorities say that 45 year old Stacy Griffin made the threat and indicated that she had a gun in connection to a child custody issue.
Authorities apprehended Griffin less than an hour after the threat was made. Griffin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING INCIDENT WHERE BULLET HITS CAR IN BOLLINGER COUNTY
Authorities in Bollinger County are investigating an incident Thursday where a shot was fired and reportedly hit a car.
According to KFVS, the incident occurred at around 7 am on Highway 34. Two people were in the vehicle, however the shot missed them both.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Department at 573-238-2633.
NEIL SIMON CLASSIC TO BE PERFORMED AT THE TINNIN CENTER
The Neil Simon play “The Good Doctor” will be performed at the Tinnin Center in Poplar Bluff later this month.
The performance, by the Three Rivers College Theatre Company “Center Stage,” will premiere on November 20th at 7 pm. Additional performances will follow at 7 pm on November 21st and 22nd, before a final show at 2 pm on November 23rd.
Tickets are $10, or $5 with a valid Three Rivers student ID. Tickets are available at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce, the Financial Services office at Three Rivers Poplar Bluff Campus, or can be purchased at the door.
BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION SET FOR NEXT WEEK
Area high school students will be putting their bridge building skills to the test next week in Cape Girardeau.
The 11th Annual Bridge Building Competition will be held Thursday, November 20th at the Cape West 14 Cine. The competition challenges high school juniors and seniors to design and construct the most efficient model bridge using limited materials-15 pieces of balsa wood, thread and glue.
The competition is set to begin at 8:45 am. Doors will open at 8 am.
GOVERNOR NIXON ENCOURAGES HUNTERS TO SHARE THE HARVEST DURING STOP IN SIKESTON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Sikeston Thursday to encourage area hunters to participate in the Share the Harvest program.
Share the Harvest is a partnership between the Conservation Federation of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation, regional food banks, local food pantries and meat processors to provide venison donated by hunters and processors to Missouri families in need.
Nixon made the statements at an event at the SEMO Food Bank.
The 2014 Missouri firearms deer season runs this year from November 15th through November 25th.
SENATOR FROM CAPE GIRARDEAU INTRODUCES ABORTION CLINIC LEGISLATION
A Missouri lawmaker is trying again to require health inspections of abortion clinics.
State Senator Wayne Wallingford has submitted legislation that would mandate the Department of Health and Senior Services conduct annual health inspections of certain abortion clinics.
The bill is scheduled to be introduced during the General Assembly session that begins in January.
If it passes, clinics that perform abortions for women in the second or third trimesters would be subject to inspection. Clinics that perform at least five first-trimester abortions each month also would be inspected.
The Republican senator from Cape Girardeau says the bill is intended to make abortions safer for Missouri women by ensuring procedures are conducted in clean facilities.
Wallingford introduced similar legislation last session that never made it to a full Senate vote.
HEALTH ADVOCATES TRYING TO ENCOURAGE RURAL RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTHCARE
Missouri health advocates are trying to encourage more minorities and rural residents to sign up for insurance through a federally run website.
An open enrollment period begins Saturday for 2015 insurance policies offered on HealthCare.gov, the online insurance marketplace established under the federal health care law.
About 150,000 Missouri residents already are covered by insurance policies available through the site. They will automatically be re-enrolled but can change policies if they want.
The nonprofit Missouri Foundation for Health has distributed $4.5 million in grants this year for regional organizations to promote the website and help people sign up. The foundation says it increased the money flowing to groups working with minority residents in urban areas and to organizations based in some rural areas such as the Bootheel.