RIVER RADIO NEWS 041515
HIGH SPEED CHASE LEADS TO ARREST OF MAN IN BUTLER COUNTY
A Qulin man is facing multiple charges in connection to a high speed chase on Tuesday.
According to KFVS, Sammy Redmond was arrested on charges including resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, property damage, and first degree assault on a law enforcement officer.
During the chase Redmond allegedly tried to escape on foot before being arrested.
KENNETT RESIDENT CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOLLOWING WEEKEND INCIDENT
A Kennett resident is facing assault and a weapons charge following an incident Sunday night.
According to Kennett Police, shortly before 11 pm officers received a report of shots being fired and a victim who said someone was trying to kill him.
Following an investigation, officers were able to identify 45 year old Otis Yancey, of Kennett, as the suspect. Officer's also confiscated a gun and several key pieces of evidence from the scene.
Yancey was taken into custody on charges of first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
ONE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KENNETT SHOOTING
Authorities have arrested a Kennett resident in connection to a shooting incident on Saturday.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to an area parking lot at around 8 pm Saturday in reference to shots being fired.
Witnesses said they originally thought a vehicle had backfired; however officers realized that there was a shooting when they spoke to a victim.
An investigation resulted in the arrest of 33 year old Jodie Chadwell for assault first degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
INVESTIGATION INTO STORAGE UNIT BURGLARIES RESULTS IN ARREST OF TWO PEOPLE
Two people have been arrested in connection to an investigation into storage unit burglaries in Northeast Arkansas.
According to authorities, 33 year old Jolene Bass and 32 year old Kenneth Bass are each facing charges of breaking and entering and theft of property.
TWO POPLAR BLUFF SENIORS SELECTED FOR STATE ACADEMIC HONOR
Two seniors from Poplar Bluff High School have been selected as honorable mentions for a state academic honor.
Namara Haq and Zain Siddiqui were selected as honorable mentions in the Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School
Principals that honors the top academic students in the graduating Class of 2015.
To be eligible, the students had to meet numerous criteria including, a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,900, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class, and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language.
BLUFF CITY WIDE CLEANUP EVENT SET FOR APRIL 25TH
A cleanup event for Poplar Bluff has been scheduled for later this month.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the annual Buff Up the Bluff City-wide cleanup event will be held on Saturday, April 25th.
If you would like more information, contact city planner Dennis Avery at 686-8615.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS IN WAYNE COUNTY
Motorists in Wayne County should expect delays today and tomorrow on Route 67.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, North and Southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane between County Road 500 and Business 67 so crews can perform bridge repairs.
Work is scheduled to be performed each day from 7 am to 5 pm.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE SET FOR THIS WEEK IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route 164 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane for today and tomorrow as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge is located over the Deering Drain Ditch between Route TT and Route PP.
Work will take place from 7:30 am to 3 pm both days.
NEW MADRID COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEK FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS
Route F in New Madrid County will be closed this week as railroad department crews repair a railroad crossing.
The section of roadway to be closed is located between County Road 311 and Route 61.
Route F will be closed from 8 am to 5 pm daily through Friday, April 17th.
MISSOURI EXECUTES INMATE FOR 1998 KILLING
(AP) - A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments in 1998.
Andre Cole was put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He became the third convicted killer executed in Missouri this year.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down several appeals, including one claiming Cole was mentally ill. Governor Jay Nixon refused a clemency petition that raised concerns about the fact that Cole, who was black, was convicted and sentenced by an all-white jury.
Cole became angry when his wages were garnished to pay $3,000 in unpaid child support. He forced his way into his the St. Louis County home of his ex-wife, Terri Cole, and repeatedly stabbed her and her friend, Anthony Curtis.
Curtis died. Terri Cole survived.
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOG FARM
(AP) - Missouri's highest court has upheld limits to the damages property owners can recover in nuisance lawsuits against agricultural operations.
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a hog farm in a case where neighbors challenged the constitutionality of a state law limiting the damages they could recover from the farm.
The neighbors claimed the odor from the farm was a nuisance.
They said a state law limiting their damages to the cost of property value losses and medical treatments was unconstitutional because it took their property for private use without due process or proper compensation.
The court's decision says the limits promote agriculture, which is a legitimate public purpose.
MISSOURI LAWMAKERS PROPOSING 2-CENT GAS TAX INCREASE
(AP) - Missouri lawmakers are proposing a 2-cent gas tax increase as a step toward easing a projected funding shortfall that officials warn could result in the deterioration of many roads and bridges.
Similar proposals considered Tuesday by the full Senate and by a House committee would raise the state's 17-cent fuel tax to 19 cents a gallon in January 2016.
That would bring in about $55 million annually for the transportation department. It would allow the state to match all of its expected federal funds in 2017. But the increase would not be enough to match all federal funds in 2018.
Supporters say the proposed tax increase is a first step toward better transportation funding.
Missouri voters last year rejected a proposed three-quarter cent sales tax to fund transportation.