RIVER RADIO NEWS 112414
ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN WRECK NEAR ARCADIA
A single vehicle crash near Arcadia Friday night has led to the death of an area teen.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16 year old Thatcher Carr, of Arcadia, died from injuries he received when the vehicle he was riding in ran off of a roadway, hit a fence, and overturned. Three other passengers in the vehicle were injured.
According to the crash report, neither Carr, nor the three injured passengers, were wearing a safety device. No injury was listed for the driver of the vehicle, who was wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.
JACKSON MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Jackson man is dead following a single vehicle wreck in Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 27 year old Joshua Smith’s vehicle swerved off the left side of Highway 177, became airborne, and rolled multiple times Friday morning.
Smith was reportedly not wearing a safety device and was ejected from the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS IN SCOTT COUNTY
A narcotics investigation in Scott County has resulted in the arrest of two people.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia during the execution of a search warrant in Sikeston on November 21st.
59 year old James Woods and 33 year old Alesha Gonzalez were taken into custody. Woods is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gonzales has been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MAN TASED IN JONESBORO WHILE ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO EAT METH
A man was tased Friday in Jonesboro while he was allegedly trying to eat a bag of methamphetamine during his arrest.
According to KAIT, officers tased 43 year old Lawrence Cannon, of Jonesboro, in order to pry his mouth open. Cannon had been resisting officers and had stuffed something inside his mouth and would not spit it out. After being tased, a bag of meth fell from his mouth.
Cannon was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, and tampering with physical evidence.
FREDERICKTOWN MAN ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGE
A Fredericktown man is facing a felony charge following his arrest Sunday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Jimmy Hicks was arrested in Madison County on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
The Highway Patrol did not specify what the controlled substance was.
ARRESTED MAN CLAIMS HE IS HIS BROTHER IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET OUT OF JAIL
A Sikeston area man is facing a forgery charge after he allegedly claimed he was his brother.
According to authorities, 28 year old Kyle Nathan Irvin, was in custody on November 16th and while being booked he identified himself as his brother, Andrew Irvin.
When confronted, Irvin admitted he had used his brother’s name in an attempt to get out of jail.
WOMAN REPORTEDLY CAUGHT ON VIDEO STEALING RINGS FROM AREA BUSINESS
An Oran woman has allegedly been caught on video stealing jewelry from an area business.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, a store surveillance video showed 44 year old Kelley Prochak stealing multiple rings from a counter near a register at a business near Benton.
Prochak was later arrested on a felony charge of stealing.
INTERSTATE 55 TO BE REDUCED EARLY THIS WEEK IN SCOTT COUNTY
Those looking to get an early start on their Thanksgiving travel might see some delays in Scott County.
Southbound I-55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform guardrail repairs.
Weather permitting; work will be performed today and tomorrow, from 8 am to 3 pm daily.
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PEMISCOT COUNTY ROAD TODAY
A pipe replacement will cause the temporary closure of a Pemiscot County road today.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route J in Pemiscot County will be closed today between Reed Street and Cleveland Street. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 am to 3 pm, weather permitting.
MISSOURI LAWMAKERS PLAN NEXT ATTEMPT AT AGRICULTURE BILL
Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving a failed agricultural bill that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers.
Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill last session, citing concerns with a provision shifting oversight of captive-deer farms from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture.
The bill fell one vote short of the two-thirds needed to override Nixon's veto.
Legislators plan to remove the deer provisions from a new version of the bill next session. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says the bill should pass quickly.
Other measures in the legislation include a state-funded insurance subsidy for dairy farmers, scholarships for students pursuing agricultural degrees and an exemption for weight limits on cattle trucks.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN TO SIX PERCENT IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point last month, from 6.2 percent in September to 6 percent in October.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force gained 7,400 jobs. The agency's communications director, Becky Heflin, says that compared to October 2013, the number of employed Arkansans is up 3,300.
Seven major industry sectors added jobs, while three sectors declined and one remained stable. Jobs in government increased 3,100, and educational and health services added 1,900 jobs.
The agency says jobs in manufacturing rose 1,500 and that employment in professional and business services increased 1,000 jobs. Construction jobs declined by 1,200, a typical seasonal loss.
At 5.8 percent, the United States' jobless rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in October.