RIVER RADIO NEWS 041415
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING BREAK IN CALLS IN KENNETT
A Kennett man is facing charges following reports of break ins Monday morning.
According to the Kennett Police Department, at approximately 5:30am officers began receiving calls of several vehicles and a residence being broken into in the Wright Acres area of town.
Less than three hours later, officers arrested 21 year old Dillon Fisher for one count of first degree burglary, one count of felony stealing, and seven counts of misdemeanor stealing.
JACKSON POLICE WARNING OF FAKE POLICE STOPS
Authorities in Jackson say that they have been receiving reports of citizens being stopped by a fake police car.
The Jackson Police Department says that the vehicle is described as a black and white police type car with a regular light bar on top of the roof and a spot light.
According to Jackson Police, they do not have any black and white patrol cars and neither does the Cape County Sheriff's Department, Cape Girardeau Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol, or SEMO Department of Public Safety.
Anyone with information about the vehicle can call the Jackson Police Department (573) 243-3151.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WRECK IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
A Sikeston woman was taken into custody Monday morning following a wreck in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on US 60, when a vehicle driven by Serjio Restituyo, of Rayford, North Carolina, rear ended a truck driven by Brenda Chasteen, of Sikeston.
Restituyo suffered moderate injuries in the wreck.
Later Monday morning, Chasteen was arrested in New Madrid County on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and property damage over $1,000.
ILLINOIS WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
An Illinois woman is facing a drug charge in connection to her arrest Monday morning in Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 50 year old Timara Kessler, of Cobden, Illinois, was arrested on five counts of felony possession of a controlled substance.
CORPORATION TO CONDUCT ALMOST $50 MILLION EXPANSION IN JONESBORO
A chip manufacturer has announced an almost $50 million dollar expansion to its facility in Jonesboro.
According to a report from Talk Business and Politics, Frito-Lay will be expanding its Jonesboro Manufacturing Facility with a new addition that should be online by 2018.
The $45.7 million dollar addition will bring around 30 new jobs to Jonesboro.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
A highway in Dunklin County will be reduced today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs
Route 25 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane between Route EE and Route E.
Work will take place from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm each day.
MISSOURI HOUSE OKS BROAD ACCESS TO HEROIN OVERDOSE TREATMENT
(AP) - Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives.
The Missouri House gave initial approval Monday to a bill that would allow pharmacists and pharmacy assistants to prescribe a drug that's been effective in treating potentially fatal overdoses to anyone.
State law already allows emergency personnel and first responders to carry and administer the nasal spray, marketed as Narcan.
Republican Rep. Steve Lynch, of Waynesville, says parents and friends of addicts want broader access to the lifesaving drug.
He says in states where broader access has been approved and police carry the antidote, deaths from overdoses have dropped dramatically.
The measure faces another vote in the House before moving to the Senate.
MISSOURI HOUSE APPROVES ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR 2015 BUDGET
(AP) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislature despite concerns from lawmakers about allocating additional money while Nixon continues to restrict funding for some programs.
The Missouri House on Monday sent a spending bill to the Senate that includes $120 million of general revenue to primarily to pay for increased drug costs in the state's Medicaid program.
House Budget Committee Chairman Representative Tom Flanigan, a Carthage Republican, says the need for general revenue is partly due to a lack of projected revenues coming in.
The measure includes more than $90 million in general funds for the Medicaid pharmacy program. It also includes additional money for foster care for children and overtime for Department of Mental Health workers.
MISSOURI HOUSE APPROVES ENDING MOTORCYCLE HELMET REQUIREMENT
(AP) - A measure to exempt motorcycle riders in Missouri who are at least 21 years old and meet certain insurance requirements is now going to the Senate for consideration.
The Missouri House on Monday approved a proposal to allow older riders to go without helmets by a vote of 97 to 57.
Supporters say it is a matter of personal freedom and that adults should be allowed to make their own decisions.
Republican Representative Eric Burlison, of Springfield, says Missouri could attract more motorcyclist events if the requirement were to be lifted.
Opponents criticized the measure as endangering people's lives and health, as well as putting potential health care costs for severe injuries that could result from motorcycle crashes onto state programs.