RIVER RADIO NEWS 030915
JUVENILE KILLED IN COLLISION INVOLVING DIRT BIKE
A juvenile has died following a collision involving a dirt bike and a vehicle in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the juvenile was driving a dirt bike and pulled in front of a vehicle on Highway 34 in Greene County. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon shortly after 3 pm.
The identity of the juvenile was not released.
ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Cape Girardeau man is dead in connection to a single vehicle wreck in Scott County.
According to the Highway Patrol, the incident occurred Friday night when a vehicle driven by 56 year old Winston Williford travelled off of Interstate 55, hit a guardrail, and overturned down an embankment.
Williford was pronounced dead at the scene. Two 17 year old passengers were seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.
THIRD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO POPLAR BLUFF ROBBERY AND SHOOTING
A third suspect is in custody in connection to an early February robbery and shooting in Poplar Bluff.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 25 year old Gregory Leach, of Poplar Bluff, was recently arrested on warrants for first degree robbery, first degree burglary, first degree assault, and armed criminal action.
Police had previously arrested 23 year old Michael Cravens, of Poplar Bluff, and 22 year old Kelsi Vickers, of Doniphan, in connection with the February 1st robbery.
Cravens and Vickers reportedly implicated Gregory Leach in the robbery.
TWO BUSTED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES IN BUTLER COUNTY
Two men were taken into custody Friday night on drug trafficking charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Pedro Pineiro, of Poplar Bluff, and 24 year old Brent Collins, of Harviell, were arrested late Friday night in Butler County.
Each man is facing charges of first degree trafficking of drugs, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana. Pineiro is also facing charges of resisting arrest, fleeing; and unlawful use of a weapon.
OVER FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED DURING SEARCH
Two men are scheduled to appear in court next month in connection to the search of a home in Sikeston.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, officers found items that would indicate a marijuana distribution operation in the residence.
Some of the items found included two digital scales, 219 grams of marijuana contained in five plastic baggies, numerous additional clear plastic zip closure bags, and the schedule 4 controlled substance Xanax. According to Sheriff Walter the approximate street value of the marijuana seized was $4,380.
19 year old Dennis Garrett was taken into custody at the residence. 20 year old Brandon Goodwin was later arrested in connection to the search.
They are each facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
TWO FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING ARREST IN WAYNE COUNTY
Two people are facing felony drug charges in connection to their arrest early Sunday morning in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 37 year old Jeremy Williams, of St. Ann, and 23 year old Kaitlyn Schneider, of St. Charles, were each taken into custody on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Williams is also charged with various traffic offenses.
CALIFORNIA WOMAN ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGE
A California woman was taken into custody over the weekend in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Sabrina McCumber, of Marysville, California was arrested early Saturday morning.
McCumber is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING DURING TRAFFIC STOP
A man was taken into custody after he allegedly fled during a traffic stop.
According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 36 year old Gary Ellison Kyle was a passenger in a vehicle being pulled over by Scott City Police Sunday morning when he fled from the scene on foot.
Kyle was tracked to the basement of an apparent abandoned house. He was taken into custody following a short scuffle with a Sheriff’s Deputy.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter states that at the time of his arrest, Kyle apparently had outstanding warrants for drug charges in Cape Girardeau County and Howard County. The Sheriff states that additional drug charges are expected to be filed by the Scott City Police Department as a result of this arrest.
MOTORISTS ASKED TO REPORT POTHOLES ON MISSOURI ROADWAYS
Missouri motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for potholes.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, potholes form when temperatures warm up during the day but continue to be cold at night.
Moisture from winter rain and snow constantly seeps into the cracks and joints of the roadway. When the temperatures drop at night, that water freezes and expands the pavement, which causes it to crack and bulge.
As cars and trucks drive over those cracks, the pressure causes chunks of pavement to pop out, and potholes are formed.
MoDOT state maintenance engineer Elizabeth Wright says that the public’s help is needed to find any potholes that may develop. You can report potholes by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT or by going online to modot.org.
ARKANSAS LAWMAKERS APPROVE RESOLUTION REQUESTING CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
(AP) - Arkansas House members have approved a resolution requesting a federal constitutional convention to take up federal balanced budget and term limits amendments.
The resolution approved by the House on a 52-33 vote Friday calls for a convention to consider amendments to "impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress."
The resolution now heads to the state Senate.
It takes a request from 34 states to trigger a constitutional convention.
It's the second request by the state House for a constitutional convention. A separate measure approved by the chamber earlier this week calls for Arkansas to join a compact of states seeking a convention for a balanced budget amendment.