RIVER RADIO NEWS 020215
TWO CHILDREN KILLED IN SUNDAY MORNING FIRE IN POPLAR BLUFF
Two children died Sunday morning in a house fire in Poplar Bluff.
According to KFVS, the fire was located at a residence on North D Street. An autopsy has been scheduled for today for the children, 10 year old Phoenix Brannon and 8 year old JayDen Brannon.
Two adults and another child were in the house at the time of the fire. Both of the adults are in critical condition.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
MAN RECOVERING AFTER CRAWLING THROUGH WOODS FOLLOWING ATV CRASH
(AP) - A southeast Missouri man is recovering after crashing his ATV and crawling through the woods to find help.
KFVS reports that the accident happened midday Thursday near Malden. The man in his 30s had leg problems from a previous car accident.
Malden Police Chief Jarrett Bullock says the man's wife became concerned when he didn't come back home, and several police agencies joined together in a search through the night.
Bullock says the man crawled out of the woods to Highway WW late Friday morning. He flagged down a motorist, who called the man's wife.
The man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. There was no immediate word on his condition. His name was not released.
MAN SHOT IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
A Northeast Arkansas man is being treated at a Memphis Hospital after being shot Saturday night.
According to authorities, 37 year old Jonathan House, of Harrisburg, was allegedly shot in the neck by 36 year old Michael Buie, of Cherry Valley.
The two had reportedly been involved in an altercation prior to the shooting and Buie was taken into custody.
CARS FOUND IN RIVER NOT CONNECTED TO MISSING WOMAN
Three vehicles found submerged near a Portageville boat ramp are not believed to be connected the disappearance of Barbara Stoffer.
According to the New Madrid Police Department, last week divers and towing personal attempted to pull the vehicles out of the water; however two of them broke apart during the attempts.
Authorities say that based on the age of the cars in the water, they do not belong to Barbara Stoffer. Anyone with information on Stoffer’s disappearance is asked to contact the New Madrid Police Department at 573-748-5901.
NEELYVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON GUN AND DRUG CHARGES
A Neelyville man is facing multiple charges following his arrest Friday in Butler County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 52 year old Glen Yandell was arrested shortly after 8:15 pm Friday night
Yandell was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and hydrocodone, unlawful use of a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
LOUISIANA MAN FACING GUN AND DRUG RELATED CHARGES OUT OF NEW MADRID COUNTY
A Louisiana man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on multiple felony charges in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Thomas Edwards, of Harvey, Louisiana, was arrested on felony charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.
Edwards is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
ALMOST 60 YEAR OLD TRACTOR STOLEN IN BOLLINGER COUNTY
An almost 60 year old tractor has been reported stolen in Bollinger County.
According to the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office, last week a victim discovered that a 1956 international 200 tractor was stolen from his barn. The tractor has the original red paint, with a tricycle front end, and sickle mower attached.
The theft is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office at 573-238-2633.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BEGIN ON INTERSTATE 57 TODAY
A three week bridge repair project is set to begin today in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Northbound Interstate 57 will be reduced to one lane at the Route UU overpass.
The repairs are set to take place from 7:30 am to 3 pm daily through Friday, February 20th.
GOVERNOR NIXON SPEAKS ON PRESCHOOL BUDGET
(AP) - Governor Jay Nixon says high quality preschool programs are a great investment for the state but continues to hold back money he asked for last year.
Nixon said Thursday holding those increases he proposed in January of last year is necessary to keep the budget balanced.
For next year's budget, he has cut out those increases approved by the Legislature that he withheld from programs including Parents as Teachers and the Missouri Preschool Program.
Instead, Nixon says he wants to add money in other areas of early childhood education. His proposed budget includes an additional $11 million for preschools for low-income students using federal money and $5 million for early childhood special education.
The Legislature must approve those increases in next year's budget.