RIVER RADIO NEWS 042015
SHOOTING VICTIM IN POPLAR BLUFF DIES, TWO ARRESTED
The victim of a shooting in Poplar Bluff Friday morning has died and two people have been charged with his murder.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, 21 year old Walter L. Currie Jr., of Broseley, and 24 year old Patricia Bales, of Poplar Bluff, have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting.
Currie has been charged with second degree murder. Bales faces a second degree murder charge, as well as second degree assault, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The shooting happened shortly before 6 am at an apartment in the 500 block of Cynthia Street. Upon arrival on the scene, officers found a white male who had been shot several times. The victim, 38 year old Donald Perry, of Sedgewickville, was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where he died Friday afternoon.
- LOUIS WOMAN KILLED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY WRECK
A St. Louis woman has died following a wreck in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred on Interstate 55 when a vehicle ran off the roadway and struck the rear of a parked vehicle.
A passenger in the first vehicle, 28 year old Jessica White, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 33 year old Jessica Richmond, of Sikeston, suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN FACING METH RELATED CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a meth related charge following his arrest Sunday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Caleb Scowden was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and speeding.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Poplar Bluff man was taken into custody Sunday evening on multiple drug related charges.
According to the Highway Patrol, 37 year old Jason Crawley is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of marijuana.
Crawley also reportedly had multiple warrants from the Poplar Bluff Police Department.
TWO FAKE $100 BILLS USED AT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS GAS STATION
A customer reportedly used fake money this past weekend at a Northeast Arkansas gas station.
According to KAIT, a worker at a gas station in Jonesboro found two fake $100 bills Sunday morning. The money had been used Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
Jonesboro police are investigating the incident.
STAFF MEMBERS OF SENATOR BLUNT TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE THIS WEEK IN CHARLESTON
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be in Charleston this week to conduct a mobile office.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the BANC Service Corporation in Charleston.
PIPE REPLACEMENT PREPARATIONS TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BUTLER COUNTY ROAD
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today to prepare an area road for a pipe replacement.
During the procedure, Route B will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm between Route AA and County Road 603.
TWO WEEK ROAD PROJECT TO BEGIN THIS MORNING IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Southbound I-55 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane beginning this morning so contractor crews can perform concrete replacement.
Work will be performed from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm daily through Tuesday, May 5th.
The work zone is located between Route 80 and Route P.
INTERSTATE REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane beginning today as contractor crews perform concrete replacement.
The work zone will be located between Route A and Route J.
Work will be performed through Tuesday, May 5th from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm daily.
MISSOURI REPUBLICANS INCH FORWARD ON MEDICAID REFORMS
(AP) - Missouri Republicans have stuck to their commitment of not expanding Medicaid this session but some incremental changes to the system are moving forward.
Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said last week that they were taking what Republicans have characterized as Medicaid reform in small steps.
Dempsey's proposal to raise the asset limit for people with disabilities is one that's passed the Senate and awaits a House hearing.
Dempsey says increasing the amount of money people can have before qualifying will ultimately make them less dependent on the state.
Other proposals that have passed at least one chamber include encouraging the use of telemedicine in the Medicaid program and more stringently policing the eligibility of participants.