RIVER RADIO NEWS 020415
IDENTITY RELEASED OF VICTIM IN WAYNE COUNTY HOMICIDE
Authorities have released the name of a man killed over the weekend in Wayne County.
The body of 57 year old John Fowler, of St. Peters, was found Sunday morning. He had been reportedly been shot in the back. Fowler’s death is being investigated as a homicide.
Authorities are searching for Michael Burkman in connection to the death. Burkman is being considered armed and dangerous.
ONE KILLED IN JONESBORO SHOOTING
One person is dead following a shooting in Jonesboro.
According to KAIT, officers were dispatched to the scene of an attempted home invasion at around 10 pm.
The identities of those involved have not been released.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING DEATH IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Baxter County, Arkansas are investigating a recent death.
According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomer, 59 year old Deborah Kinney was found dead Monday at her residence in the Jordan area.
Kinney’s body is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine cause and manner of death, however no foul play is suspected.
MAN ALLEGEDLY FOUND WITH AROUND 20 GRAMS OF METH IN CLARKTON
A Clarkton man was taken into custody last week after allegedly being found with meth.
According to authorities, 50 year old Francisco Hernandez was arrested Friday in Clarkton. Police officers allegedly found Hernandez with around 20 grams of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
22ND ANNUAL TOMMY PARKS 9-BALL TOURNAMENT TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY
A pool tournament will be held this weekend to raise scholarship money for single parents studying at Three Rivers College.
The 22nd Annual Tommy Parks 9-Ball Tournament will begin Friday evening at the American Legion Post 153 on PP Highway in Poplar Bluff. The tournament will continue on Saturday and Sunday. Late registration will begin Friday at 6 pm.
The entry fee is $25 per player and competitors are encouraged to register in advance at Newman Amusement.
CENTER STAGE PERFORMANCE OF DOUBT TO BE HELD THIS MONTH
Center Stage will be presenting the play “Doubt: A Parable” later this month at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center.
The play is a drama about the clash between a strict, old-school nun and a progressive priest over allegations of impropriety.
There will be performances beginning at 7 pm from February 19th to 21st. A final performance will begin at 2:30 pm on February 22nd.
Tickets will be available at the Three Rivers Financial Services office and at the door. Tickets will be $10 for general admission and $5 for students.
2.0 EARTHQUAKE REPORTED MONDAY NEAR THE MISSOURI ARKANSAS BORDER
A 2.0 micro earthquake was recorded Monday near the border of Missouri and Arkansas.
According to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information, the earthquake was located 10 miles north northeast of Blytheville and 13 miles south southwest of Hayti.
It was recorded at 10:46 pm.
MISSOURI HOUSE ENDORSES CUT TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
(AP) - Missouri representatives are closer to limiting the length of jobless benefits to as few as 13 weeks, based on the overall rate of unemployment in the state.
The Missouri House gave initial approval to a measure linking weeks of benefits for fired employees to the state's unemployment rate Tuesday.
The measure also increases the amount businesses have to pay into the unemployment insurance fund before reduced payments go into effect, and encourages the state to find alternatives to borrowing from the federal government if the fund becomes insolvent.
Supporters say the measure will ensure the fund does not run out of money in the future and reduce the burden on businesses that lose a federal tax credit when the state borrows for long periods from the federal fund.
MISSOURI REVENUES UP FIVE PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR
(AP) - Missouri's revenues are up nearly 5 percent so far this year over last year's collections, and the state's budget chief says that's on pace with Governor Jay Nixon's spending freezes.
Revenue figures reported Tuesday show net general revenues for January are up 4.1 percent compared with the previous year.
Individual income tax collections rose 6.5 percent from July to January, and 7.1 percent from this month last year.
Budget director Linda Luebbering says the numbers are on pace with revised projections for the year's revenue growth of 4.6 percent, and that spending restrictions will remain in place.
She says about $21.5 million of the $700 million still restricted by the governor will be released in the wake of an unexpected lawsuit settlement.
ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL CERTIFIES WORDING OF ALCOHOL SALES PROPOSAL
(AP) – Arkansas’ Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office has cleared the way for a group calling for legalizing alcohol sales statewide to begin gathering signatures to put the proposal on the 2016 ballot.
Rutledge's office on Tuesday certified the wording of the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties.
The proposal must be certified before supporters can begin gathering the nearly 85,000 signatures from registered voters needed to put the proposal on the ballot November 2016.
David Couch, the attorney who submitted the proposal, led the campaign for a similar amendment that voters rejected in November.