RIVER RADIO NEWS 033015
TWO AREA TEENS FATALLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
A single vehicle crash on Saturday in Dunklin County has claimed the lives of two area men.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17 year old Corey A. Lee, of Paragould, was at the wheel when his vehicle travelled off the roadway and overturned. Lee and a passenger, 18 year old Tyler M. Ellington, of Cardwell, were ejected from the vehicle.
Ellington was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lee was transported to a regional hospital and then to a Memphis hospital, where he died Sunday.
Authorities say the wreck occurred around noon Saturday on Route V, about three miles south of Senath.
POLICE LOOK FOR MISSING PORTAGEVILLE WOMAN
Authorities are looking for a Portageville woman.
According to the Portageville Police Department, 54 year old Teresa Miller was last seen on March 25th. Miller was wearing blue jeans, a black sweatshirt, a black jacket and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about Miller or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Portageville Police Department.
SIX YEAR OLD RECOVERS AFTER HIT AND RUN
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are looking for a man who witnesses say hit a six year old girl with his vehicle before speeding away from the scene.
The child, whose name has not been released, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the incident Saturday evening.
The girl was crossing Ellis Street shortly before 7 pm on her bike, when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle, which witnesses describe as a black or dark blue Crown Victoria or Chevy Caprice, fled the scene. Witnesses say they believe the car was being driven by a light skinned black male.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Cape Police at 573-335-6621.
SCOTT CITY MAN ARRESTED OVER WEEKEND ON DRUG CHARGES
A Scott City man is facing drug related charges after his arrest over the weekend in Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25 year old Andrew J. Wilson was taken into custody shortly before 2 am Saturday.
Wilson has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
EAST PRAIRIE TEEN FACES DRUG CHARGES AFTER AUTHORITIES DISCOVER PILLS IN HER POSSESSION
An East Prairie teen is facing drug related charges after she was found with several pills in her possession.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 17 year old Bethany E. Sutton was arrested shortly after midnight in Mississippi County.
Sutton has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and a unidentified pill.
CABOOL MAN CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR ASSAULT
A Cabool man is facing a vehicular assault charge.
A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 30 year old Brandon W. Stark was arrested shortly before 9 am Friday in Texas County.
Stark was taken into custody on eight traffic warrants from Texas County, as well as the charge of vehicular assault.
MOREHOUSE MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Morehouse man on drug charges.
According to the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Brian D. Lynch. The deputy reports that during the stop, Lynch was exhibiting suspicious behavior. The deputy initiated a search of the vehicle and discovered a glass pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, several pills, and a small amount of marijuana.
Lynch has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
ROUTE F IN PEMISCOT COUNTY CLOSED FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS
A portion of Route F in Pemiscot County will be closed as Railroad crews perform railroad crossing repairs.
The affected section of roadway is between Second Street and Third Street.
Work is scheduled to take place roday through Wednesday from 8 am to 5 pm daily.
MISSOURI LAWMAKER WANTS TO CAP STATE’S 28 OFFICIAL SYMBOLS
(AP) - Missouri could limit the number of official creatures, foods and other state symbols under a bill up for a vote in the House.
Republican Rep. Tom Flanigan's bill comes as lawmakers debate making "Jim the Wonder Dog" the state Wonder Dog and "Old Drum" the state historical dog.
Every state has a collection of official symbols. Missouri has 28. Iowa has the least with eight. Massachusetts has the most with 44.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri's collection includes the state dinosaur (the hadrosaur), state exercise (jumping jacks) and state dessert (the ice cream cone).
Representative Tom Flanigan, a Carthage Republican, is sponsoring the bill to block adding more Missouri state symbols.
BILLS WOULD BAN GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING AND UNISEX BATHROOMS
(AP) - Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Representative Jeff Pogue submitted the bills last week. The Salem Republican says he wants to "protect the social norms of our state." The legislation comes about one month after the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia announced plans to test out a new 16-bed housing option. MU officials say the goal is to create a safe place for transgender or gender nonconforming students.
Kyle Piccola, a lobbyist for the LGBT advocacy group PROMO, called Pogue's legislation "disheartening." Piccola said the group would monitor the legislation but stressed that bills filed this late in the session "don't typically go anywhere."
MISSOURI BILL WOULD ALLOW GROWLERS IN GAS STATIONS AND GROCERS
(AP) - Missouri beer lovers could buy freshly filled growlers of draft beers at convenience and grocery stores under two proposals brewing in the Legislature.
The Senate is set to review a bill approved earlier this month by the House that would allow stores that sell packaged beer to add growlers to their wares. The jugs currently can be sold at breweries and some bars, typically filled with unique brews that aren't sold in stores.
The national Brewers Association reports craft beer sales increased about 17 percent in 2013, even as overall beer sales dropped.
House bill sponsor Republican Rep. Robert Cornejo homebrews and says the bill gives Missouri residents increased access to their favorite beers.