RIVER RADIO NEWS 050415
KANSAS MAN KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
A Kansas man is dead after a weekend wreck in Sharp County, Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 31 year old Jason Manning, of Salina, Kansas, was driving north on State Highway 63, when his motorcycle crossed into the southbound lane and overturned into the path of two oncoming vehicles.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INVOLVING A YOUNG CHILD IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
A 4 year old boy is reportedly in stable condition after being shot in Dunklin County.
According to authorities, the boy was shot in the leg Saturday afternoon and has been taken to a Memphis hospital.
The shooting is under investigation.
MAN FACING BURGLARY AND STEALING CHARGES
A man is in custody on multiple burglary and stealing charges out of Cape Girardeau.
According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Maurice Garrett Jr., has been charged with two counts of felony second degree burglary, four counts of felony stealing, two counts of felony first degree burglary, and one count of felony second degree robbery.
Garrett is also facing one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and two counts of receiving stolen property.
THREE FACING CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO ROBBERY AT STODDARD COUNTY SCHOOL
Three men are facing charges in connection to an alleged robbery at a Stoddard County school.
According to the Daily Statesman, on Thursday authorities arrested 27 year old Jeffrey Barker, of Dexter; 25 year old Derrick Allen, of Grayridge; and 19 year old Austin Barker, of Holcomb.
The three reportedly took multiple items, including computers and an iPad, from a Richland School in Essex.
MORLEY MAN ARRESTED ON HEROIN CHARGE
A Morley man is facing a felony drug charge following his arrest early Saturday morning in Scott County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Devin Mills was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
EAST PRAIRIE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER 4-WHEELER HIT BY VEHICLE ON LEVEE
An East Prairie man was taken by air to a St. Louis hospital following a wreck Saturday.
According to the Highway Patrol, 24 year old Glen Wagner was driving a 4-wheeler on a Mississippi County levee when he was hit by a vehicle.
Wagner suffered serious injuries in the wreck.
OVER 30 PROGRAMS TO BE FEATURED AT THREE RIVERS CAREER/TECH INFORMATION FAIR
Over 30 programs will be featured later this week at a career/tech information fair at Three Rivers College.
Attendees will be able to talk to representatives of Three Rivers’ career and technical programs about the benefits and career opportunities offered at the college.
Some of the programs to be represented include Business Management, Fire Science, Nursing, and Network Administration.
The fair will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Bess Activity Center.
HIGHWAY PATROL TO HOLD DWI SATURATION IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be holding a DWI Saturation this month in Southeast Missouri.
According to Captain George Ridens, the saturation will be in held in seven counties, including Butler, Stoddard, and Pemiscot. A driving while intoxicated saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific area in an effort to arrest impaired drivers.
The Highway Patrol will also conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Scott County sometime this month.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SET FOR THIS WEEK IN BUTLER COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County this week for pavement repairs on Route 67.
North and Southbound Route 67 will be reduced to one lane from 7 am to 4 pm daily through Thursday. The work zone will be located between Route 160 and East Outer Road 67.
BRIDGE PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Eastbound I-155 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform concrete replacement on a bridge that crosses the Mississippi River.
Work will take place today through Friday, May 29th from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm each day.
MISSOURI BUILDING REPAIR PLAN ADVANCES AS DEADLINE NEARS
(AP) - A plan to use bonds for repairs to the Missouri Capitol, universities and other state-owned buildings is moving forward.
A House committee this week outlined how to spend more than $300 million in bonds for building maintenance and new construction.
Projects include about $160 million for colleges and universities. Another $140 million would pay for state building repairs, including $40 million for the Capitol.
But a proposed $15 million cut in general revenue for state parks construction and renovation threatens to derail the plan.
Republican Senator Mike Parson drafted a list of how senators would like to spend the money, and said he plans to push to keep park funding.
The legislation still needs full House and Senate approval, and lawmakers are short on time. They have until May 8th.