RIVER RADIO NEWS 111914
GREENVILLE MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Greenville man is dead following a single vehicle wreck on Tuesday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the vehicle of 21 year old Anthony Hamman ran off of Route C in Wayne County, hit an embankment, overturned, and ejected him.
Hamman was pronounced dead at the scene.
NAME RELEASED IN HOUSE FIRE DEATH
Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead following a house fire in Hayti.
According to KFVS, foul play is not suspected in the death of 64 year old Stella Rook. The fire started early Monday morning at around 2 am. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
POSSIBLE POLICE IMPERSONATOR IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are on the lookout for a possible police impersonator.
According to Imboden Live, a person was stopped by a man in a black vehicle in Craighead County at the intersection of Highways 91 and 18.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department describes the vehicle as a black Dodge Charger. The man was described as being a white male, 25 to 30 years old, around 5 foot 8 inches tall, and wearing black pants and a black police shirt.
TENNESSEE MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND WEAPON CHARGES
A Tennessee man has been charged following his arrest in New Madrid County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 25 year old Daniel Yarbro, of Jackson, Tennessee, is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, heroin; and unlawful use of a weapon.
Yarbro was taken into custody shortly after 3:30 pm on Tuesday.
HAYTI MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
A Hayti man is facing multiple charges in connection to his arrest Tuesday afternoon in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 20 year old Keydric Dillard is facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
Dillard is also charged with first degree property damage and careless and imprudent driving.
FERRY TO BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK
A western Kentucky ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri has closed for about a week.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is going to a Memphis shipyard to be outfitted for a new barge. It's expected to take a week but may be longer. Afterward, the U.S. Coast Guard will inspect the ferry for safety before it returns to service.
The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77, near Dorena, Missouri. It is the only direct route between the two states.
Kentucky and Missouri are the only border states that aren't directly connected by a road or bridge.
HIGHWAY PATROL TO HOLD SAFETY OPERATION THIS MONTH IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Project sometime this month in Southeast Missouri.
During the operation, troopers and officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be concentrating their efforts on locating commercial vehicles being operated in an unsafe manner, as well as drivers committing hazardous moving violations.
Authorities will be focusing their enforcement efforts on high crash corridors and high risk areas, including work zones and rural roads.
MISSOURI HUNTERS KILL OVER 91,000 DEER DURING OPENING WEEKEND
Hunters killed more than 91,000 deer in Missouri during the first weekend of firearms season.
The Missouri Department of Conservation on Monday said the number of deer shot during opening weekend is up roughly 30,000 from 61,446 last year.
The last time hunters checked this many deer during the first weekend of the season was in 2010, when Missouri reported 97,856 animals were killed.
Franklin County had the largest harvest with 1,839 deer, followed by Howell and Callaway counties with a little less than 1,800 each.
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT LOWEST MARK SINCE 2008
Missouri's unemployment has dropped slightly to its lowest rate since June 2008.
The state Department of Economic Development released data Tuesday showing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 6.3 percent in September to 5.9 percent in October.
Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment grew by 2,400 jobs in October and the financial sector employed 1,500 additional people.
Missouri has added more than 48,000 nonfarm jobs in the past year.
The 3 million seasonally adjusted civilian labor force grew by more than 10,000 people in October. The labor force counts people with jobs and those who are on unemployment but looking for work.