RIVER RADIO NEWS 040615
AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING QULIN MAN
Authorities will continue the search for a missing Qulin man today.
According to KFVS, crews are searching for 40 year old Jamie Ferrill.
The search was paused on Sunday in order to let water recede in the search area. Ferrill’s truck reportedly got stuck in the mud Thursday night by a drainage ditch for Black River.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK IN CLAY COUNTY
A Knobel, Arkansas woman is dead following a head on collision in Clay County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 73 year old Shirley Luttrell was fatally injured in the collision on Highway 135.
The driver of the second vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
ONE KILLED, FOUR INJURED, IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas say a Paragould man has died in a 2 vehicle wreck.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 66 year old Johnny Mangrum was driving on Highway 49 when another vehicle crossed the center line and struck him head on.
Mangrum was killed in the wreck. The driver of the second vehicle and three passengers were injured.
BROOKLAND WOMAN DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK
A weekend wreck has resulted in the death of a Brookland woman.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 23 year old Kara Ann Cline allegedly ran a stop sign in Craighead County and collided with another vehicle.
Cline was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The driver of the second vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries.
MAN CHARGED WITH SECONED DEGREE MURDER IN SHOOTING OF STEPDAUGHTER
A man is facing a murder charge in connection to the shooting death of his step daughter.
According to KFVS, 54 year old Ricky Schweain is facing charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action.
During the incident, Melissa Luttrell reportedly grabbed a gun that Schweain was pointing at her. The gun then went off and shot her.
After the shooting, Schweain went into a bedroom and shot himself. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
SCOTT CITY MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION AND STATUTORY RAPE
A Scott City man is facing multiple charges following his arrest last week.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 21 year old Zachary Cotner was arrested in connection to a rape report.
Walter says a 15 year old female reported being raped while she was at a party at a residence outside of Scott City. During an interview, Cotner admitted to having sexual contact with the victim.
Cotner has been charged with second degree statutory rape, second degree child molestation, and three counts of supplying liquor to a minor.
ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS TO BE HELD IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON INFANT MORTALITY
Two Southeast Missouri communities will be holding roundtable conversations this week to discuss infant mortality.
The meetings are being hosted by Bootheel Babies and Families. The first will be held on Tuesday at the Caruthersville Community Center with another occurring Thursday at the Miner Convention Center.
Both locations will feature two discussion times: 11:30 am to 1 pm and 5:30 pm to 7 pm. According to the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Missouri has the 23rd highest infant mortality rate in the United States and the six counties of the Bootheel region have the highest infant mortality rate in the state.
The six counties are Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, and Stoddard.
For more information, visit bootheelbabies.org.
ROUTE 53 IN BUTLER COUNTY REDUCED FOR DRAINAGE REPAIRS
A portion of Route 53 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs.
The affected section of roadway is located from County Road 616 to County Road 617.
Work is scheduled to be performed today through Thursday from 8 am to 3:30 pm daily.
ALMOST TWO MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced beginning today as contractor crews perform pavement repairs.
Weather permitting; work will be done through Saturday, May 30th, from 6 am to 6 pm daily.
The work zone is located between Route 84 and Route U.
NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD CLOSED THIS WEEK FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS
Route EE in New Madrid County will be closed this week as Railroad Department crews repair the railroad crossing.
The section of roadway is located between Toney Street and McCarty Street.
Work is scheduled for today through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm daily.
NEW PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW FIREARMS ON BUSES AND TRAINS
(AP) - A Missouri Republican lawmaker is taking the debate on gun rights to cities with a proposal to allow firearms on buses and trains.
The measure comes months after voters approved a state constitutional amendment declaring the right to bear arms is "unalienable" and that laws restricting gun rights are subject to "strict scrutiny."
Republican Representative Ron Hicks says his bill to permit guns on public transit could increase safety, despite concerns raised by state public transportation systems that it could do the opposite.
University of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist David Kimball says support for the bill likely would be weakest in urban areas, where public transit is most common.