RIVER RADIO NEWS 120314
MAN DIES IN GRAIN BIN IN STODDARD COUNTY
A Bloomfield man is dead after an accident at a grain bin in Stoddard County.
According to authorities, 54 year old Kenneth Hurley was working in the bin when the accident occurred. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at a grain bin located near Idalia.
CAPE POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY
Cape Girardeau Police are looking for three suspects in an armed robbery.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 8 pm Monday at a home on North Park.
The victim told investigators that he answered a knock at his door to find a black male with a gun and two white females. The three pushed their way into the home, at which time the male demanded money and struck the victim on the head. He told officers that the three then fled on foot with some prescription medicine and cash.
The male suspect is described as a tall thin black male wearing a jacket and sock hat. One of the women was reportedly wearing a white jacket.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 573-335-6621.
POLICE LOOKING FOR MISSING STEELE MAN
Police in Steele are searching for a man who was last seen on Sunday.
According to the Steele Police Department, 62 year old James Kinnon, of Steele, was reported missing by his family on Monday.
Kinnon’s vehicle was found by authorities in Crittenden County, Arkansas on Interstate 55 near Marion.
Kinnon is reported to have dementia, high blood pressure and drags his right leg when walking. He is described as a black male, five foot, 10 inches tall, and weighing 190 pounds.
Anyone with information on Kinnon’s whereabouts is asked to call Steele Police at 573 695 3411.
COUPLE ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
A couple was allegedly assaulted Sunday in Cape Girardeau.
According to KFVS, the couple was reportedly assaulted along the river front by four young women and a male suspect. The purse of one of the victims was also taken in the attack.
The incident is under investigation.
SCHOOL BUSES VANDALIZED IN PARAGOULD
Thirteen school buses were recently vandalized in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, some of the Paragould school buses had damaged camera wiring, while some had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. One of the buses had multiple windows broken out, along with damage to the windshield.
There are no suspects identified for the vandalism.
SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 55 TO BE REDUCED TODAY
Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane today in Scott County for bridge repairs.
The repairs are scheduled to be done from 8 am to 3:30 pm today. The work zone will be in the area of the Interstate 57 overpass bridge.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route KK in Stoddard County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can replace a culvert pipe under the roadway.
The work zone will be located between Route 114 and County Road 718.
Weather permitting, work will take place today from 8 am to 3:30 pm.
MISSOURI REVENUES UP IN NOVEMBER
Missouri's revenues are up more than 3 percent so far this fiscal year but the state's budget chief says that's not enough to pay for all of Missouri's expenses.
Revenue figures released Tuesday show individual income tax collections are up 5.5 percent and sales tax collections increased 2.6 percent from July through November.
When added to other revenue sources, Missouri's finances grew at 3.7 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.
State budget director Linda Luebbering said the state needs about 11 percent general revenue growth this year to pay for current budgeted expenses.
She says it's unlikely the 11 percent growth rate will be reached by the end of the year but 5 percent might be achievable.
SALES AND INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS UP IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas finance officials say a rise in sales and income tax collections last month pushed the state's revenue above last year's figures and expectations.
The Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday said the state's net available revenue in November totaled $391.1 million, which was $41.4 million above the same month last year and $24.8 million above forecast.
The state's revenue for the fiscal year that began July 1 totaled $2.1 billion, which is $24.8 million above forecast.
The department said individual income tax collections totaled $227.1 million, which was $29.4 million above the same month last year and $12.2 million above forecast. Sales tax collections totaled $180.5 million, which was $5.3 million above the same month last year and $700,000 above forecast.