RIVER RADIO NEWS 012615
TWO MURDER SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN SIKESTON
Sikeston authorities arrested two murder suspects Friday evening at an area apartment building.
According to Captain James McMillen, William Henry-Applewhite III and Gailon Applewhite were taken into custody. The men were wanted in connection to the January 11th homicide of Christopher West.
McMillen also says that warrants are pending on other people who assisted and aided the two wanted subjects.
ONE KILLED IN IRON COUNTY WRECK
One person was killed Friday morning in a wreck involving a farm tractor.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 77 year old Everett Nichols, of Belleview, hit the back of a farm tractor’s trailer on Route U in Iron County.
Nichols was pronounced dead at the scene.
ONE PERSON DEAD FOLLOWING SHOOTING IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Authorities in Pemiscot County are searching for two suspects in connection to a deadly shooting on Sunday.
According to KFVS, 20 year old Cedriceon Stewart, of Hayti Heights, was killed during the incident at around 8:30 am.
One person has been arrested in the case, while two others are still being sought.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM INSIDE A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
A Poplar Bluff woman was taken into custody Friday evening in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Kerri Hoffman is facing felony charges of possession of a firearm inside a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance.
Hoffman also reportedly had a warrant out of Butler County for fraud.
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING CHASE WITH POPLAR BLUFF POLICE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing charges following an incident over the weekend.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, Saturday morning a female victim reported to police that Jewayne Shaw had assaulted her and held her at gunpoint at their residence. The woman was able to escape the residence and alert police.
After an officer responded to the residence, Shaw fled the scene in a vehicle. During the ensuing chase, Shaw’s vehicle struck two other vehicles before it struck a concrete retaining wall on the Northwest corner of West Vine Street at North Westwood Blvd.
Shaw and a passenger were injured in the wreck.
The Police Department says that a probable cause affidavit was prepared and submitted to the Butler County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for charges of felonious restraint, second degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting arrest, and numerous traffic offenses.
ONE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING ALTERCATION AT MALDEN RESIDENCE
One person is in custody in connection to an altercation Sunday at a Malden residence.
A person was taken to a Memphis hospital following the altercation, which involved a weapon. KFVS is reporting that the person is in critical condition.
The names of those involved have not been released.
ELLINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE PARAPHERNALIA AND DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE
An Ellington man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Saturday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 34 year old Tince Chitwood was arrested Saturday in Reynolds County on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia and destruction of evidence.
Chitwood was also charged with possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
TWO HONORED AT POPLAR BLUFF CHAMBER BANQUET
Two area men were honored Saturday night at the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet.
According to the Daily American Republic, Joey McLane was named Citizen of the Year, while Ed DeGaris received the award for Volunteer of the Year.
McLane is the President and CEO of First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff. DeGaris serves on the Poplar Bluff City Council.
FATIGUE CITED IN CONNECTION TO 2013 TRAIN CRASH
(AP) - Federal officials say erratic shifts and sleep deprivation may have contributed to two freight trains colliding in May 2013 in southeast Missouri.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the accident happened when a 60-car Union Pacific train hit a 75-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at the Rockview intersection.
Cars were derailed, fire broke out and the overpass gave way. Five automobile passengers on the overpass were injured. A train conductor and engineer were also hurt.
The National Transportation Safety Board says a Union Pacific conductor and engineer failed to take necessary actions to prevent the collision. The report found their performance may have been compromised by fatigue as a result of working erratic schedules in the days preceding the accident.
GOVERNOR NIXON ASKING FOR INCREASE IN HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING
(AP) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking for $25 million for higher education next fiscal year.
But $13 million would be generated in part through expanded Medicaid funding, which has been widely criticized by Republicans. The governor also wants more than $161 million to update and repair campuses.
Although colleges and university officials say the money would help, they added it's not much after years of underfunding.