RIVER RADIO NEWS 030315
MAN FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING ROOMMATES
A Cape Girardeau man is facing charges after allegedly threatening his roommates.
According to the Southeast Missourian, on Saturday, 25 year old Sinuo Li threatened to rape one of his roommates and kill another. Li was ordered to not have contact with his roommates and to stay away from the residence. He was also charged with third degree assault.
KENNETT AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED
Kennett authorities received a report of shots being fired over the weekend.
According to the Kennett Police Department, shortly after 2 am Sunday morning, officers were dispatched to the area of Commercial and Baldwin Streets in reference to approximately five to six shots being fired.
Several witnesses told officers about the shots, however no one was able to identify who had fired them.
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FOR THIS WEEK
The National Weather Service says that we have not seen the last snowfall for the season yet.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning in Southeast Missouri. The NWS says that rains on Tuesday will give way to snow and sleet on Wednesday possibly mixed with freezing rain.
Snow fall totals may reach up to eight inches in certain locations by Thursday morning.
KENNETT POLICE JOIN DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Kennett Police will be participating in a national drunk driving crackdown over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
The crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Kennett from March 14th through 17th. Kennett Police Department says its officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.
For more information visit saveMOlives.org.
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and today we are focusing on Tornados.
According to the National Weather Service, Missouri has experienced over 45 tornados each of the past two years. This is well above the average of 33 tornados experienced annually between 1950 and 2014.
If you are in a home or structure when a tornado hits, a basement or other underground location is by far the best shelter. If a basement is not available, move to an all interior small room, or other interior location such as a hallway. Stay away from outside walls, doors, and windows.
Mobile homes should be abandoned in favor of a more substantial structure if threatened by a tornado. When severe weather is approaching, move to a different location for a couple of hours and wait until the storms have passed.
If you are in a vehicle you should seek shelter in a nearby substantial building. If you have a clear path and you can drive in a direction away from the tornado, then do so. As a last resort, if you have no alternative, abandon your vehicle and hide in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head.
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE DELAYS IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Highway 61 in New Madrid County will be reduced today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under roadway.
The work zone will be located between Route F and Highway 162.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 am to 3 pm.
LAWMAKERS CANCEL HEARINGS DUE TO SCHWEICH’S FUNERAL
(AP) - Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.
The Missouri House and Senate canceled most committee hearings scheduled for Tuesday and will go into session later than usual at 4 p.m.
Schweich's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton. The church is an Episcopal one where Schweich was a member.
The Senate canceled all hearings and the House canceled all hearings except for Budget and Ways and Means committee meetings.
Schweich died Thursday morning at his Clayton home in what police say is an apparent suicide.
Schweich, serving his second term as auditor, also was seeking the GOP nomination for governor.
NEW REPORT SUGGESTS ECONOMIC GROWTH IS LIKELY FOR THE MIDWEST
(AP) - A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the regional growth is likely although areas "linked closely to the energy sector, including ethanol, are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity."
The survey results from supply managers are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth, while a score below that suggests decline.
The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.