RIVER RADIO NEWS 010215
BODY CAMERAS DISTRIBUTED TO POPLAR BLUFF POLICE OFFICERS
The new year has brought a new change for Poplar Bluff Police officers.
According to the Daily American Republic, officers began wearing body cameras on New Year’s Day. The cameras were purchased for all 44 of the Police Department’s commissioned officers.
POCAHONTAS TEENAGER KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Pocahontas teenager has died in a single vehicle wreck earlier this week.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 15 year old Summer Ungerrank was killed in a wreck on Monday in Randolph County. The driver of the vehicle Ungerrank was in had allegedly topped a hill at a high rate of speed and lost control.
The vehicle slid off the side of the road and struck two trees. The driver and a second passenger suffered undisclosed injuries.
PARK HILLS MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Park Hills man was killed in a single vehicle wreck Thursday morning in St. Genevieve County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 31 year old Michael Derousse lost control of his vehicle before he hit an embankment and overturned.
He was reportedly wearing a safety device at the time of the wreck.
SCOTT CITY MAN FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING ALLEGED ASSAULT INVOLVING A HAMMER
A Scott City man is facing an assault charge following an alleged incident involving a hammer.
According to KFVS, 27 year old Dustin Smith is accused of assaulting a man with a hammer. The victim reportedly had a number of facial injuries.
Smith is facing charges of armed criminal action, first degree assault, first degree burglary, and first degree robbery.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SELL STEROIDS
A southeast Missouri school superintendent is charged with trying to sell steroids through the mail.
Prosecutors say James Bell, of Pilot Knob, is charged with four felony drug counts involving the sale of steroids.
KSDK reports Bell is accused of trying to ship a package of performance enhancing drugs to California. The package contained 10 vials of a colored liquid and 300 white pills.
Bell is the superintendent of the Belleview School District in Iron County.
SIKESTON MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO POLICE CHASE
A police chase in Scott County has lead to charges for a Sikeston man.
According to the Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 38 year old Deron McClinton, is facing charges of resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a substantial risk of injury or death to any person, along with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.
McClinton allegedly lead sheriff’s deputies on a chase Tuesday evening that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
NEW YEARS EVE CHASE LEADS TO ARREST OF MAN IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
One man has been taken into custody following a chase with Jonesboro police.
According to authorities, Antonio Davis was arrested on charges, including fleeing and DWI.
The chase began at around 11 pm Wednesday night. Davis eventually lost control of the vehicle and attempted to run but was apprehended.
OVER 11,000 DEER KILLED THIS SEASON BY ALTERNATIVE MEANS
Hunters have killed more than 11,000 Missouri deer this season with crossbows, spear-throwers and other alternative weapons.
The Missouri Department of Conservation on Wednesday reported that hunters killed almost 1,000 fewer through alternative methods compared to the last deer hunting season.
Alternative methods include using center-fire pistols, bows and muzzle-loading firearms.
That portion of the season ran from December 20th to 30th.
Top harvest counties for this year were Oregon with 269 deer, Franklin with 248 and Howell with 244.
The archery hunting portion of the season is next and runs through January 15th.