RIVER RADIO NEWS 051915
CAMPBELL MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO POPLAR BLUFF ROBBERY
Authorities in Poplar Bluff are searching for a man they say was involved in a home invasion and robbery last week.
Police are looking for 38 year old Kristopher Storey, of Campbell. On May 14th, somebody allegedly kicked in the door of a residence on Bearden Street. The suspect then tied up a woman, and held her and her two children in a bathroom.
Two other people have been taken into custody in connection to the incident: 27 year old Thomas Passley III, of Dexter and 24 year old Justin Muller, of Campbell.
Anyone with information on Storey’s location is asked to call Poplar Bluff Police at 573-785-5776.
FATAL SHOOTING DURING PARMA ROBBERY
A shooting during a robbery in Parma yesterday morning has left one woman dead.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly after 5:30 am at D & L One Stop, when an armed male entered the store and demanded that a female employee open the business’ safe.
The woman refused and the suspect shot her in the head. He then turned the gun toward a second employee, who told him she didn’t know how to open the safe. The suspect then took several items and fled the scene.
The victim has been identified as 59 year old Brenda Smith, of Parma.
Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to contact the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office at 573-748-2516. Anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offender can be eligible for a $25,000 reward.
The owners of the business say it is the tenth time the store has been robbed in ten years. They say they will be closing the store.
MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO STEELE SHOOTING
A Steele man is facing charges in connection to a shooting.
According to KFVS, the victim, a 46 year old man, was shot in the chest. The victim was in serious condition and was taken to an area hospital.
45 year old Billy Joe Amerson was arrested on charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action. The shooting is under investigation.
CAPE POLICE RELEASE DETAILS ABOUT SHOOTING
The Cape Girardeau Police Department has released more information about a shooting that took place Sunday evening.
According to Corporal Darin Hickey, the shooting occurred around 6 pm at Ranney Park.
Upon arrival on the scene, officers discovered a male victim who had sustained gunshot wounds to his lower abdomen and leg. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Hickey says 23 year old Dante L. Criddle, of Cape Girardeau, was taken into custody in connection to the shooting. Criddle has been charged with first degree felony assault and felony armed criminal action.
POLICE INVESTIGATING CHARLESTON SHOOTING
Police in Charleston are investigating a shooting that occurred last night.
Authorities say two people were injured in the shooting and it appeared that they were shooting at each other.
They both reportedly appeared to suffer non life threatening injuries. The incident occurred on Elm Street near the Bowden Civic Center.
The incident is under investigation.
ANNISTON MAN FACING BURGLARY AND DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGES
An Anniston man is facing charges following his arrest over the weekend.
According to authorities, 23 year old Michael Whybark was arrested on charges of first degree burglary, second degree domestic assault, and first degree property damage.
The charges reportedly stem from an incident at a Mississippi County residence last week. Whybark allegedly entered the residence without permission, assaulted a woman and damaged property.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT MISSOURI STATE VETERANS CEMETERY AT BLOOMFIELD
A US Army Veteran will be the keynote speaker for the Memorial Day program at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
The keynote speaker will be John Michael Mowrer, who is a Kennett Municipal Judge and City Attorney for Campbell and Malden.
The program will begin at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter Plaza at the cemetery. Families and friends of those interred, as well as the general public, are invited to attend to help honor all veterans.
DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION NEAR 100 MILE YARD SALE
With Memorial Day less than a week away, it is time for the 100 mile yard sale.
The yard sale will be along Missouri Highway 25, from Jackson to Kennett. The event is scheduled to begin on Thursday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to be cautious during the yard sale. Be alert for sudden stops and keep a look out for pedestrian traffic.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE CLOSED TODAY FOR A PIPE REPLACEMENT
Route 51 in Butler County will be closed today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform a pipe replacement.
The work zone will be located between County Roads 659 and 663.
Work will performed from 8 am to 3 pm.
WAYNE COUNTY ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
A Wayne County road is closed through tomorrow evening for bridge repairs.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, southbound Route 67 is closed at the bridge located over the St. Francois River, near Greenville.
Traffic is being shifted to the northbound lanes from Route A to Business 67 with a 12 foot width restriction in place. The structure is scheduled to reopen at 6 pm Wednesday.
MISSOURI GOP LAWMAKERS USE NUMBERS TO CUT SOCIAL SAFETY NET
(AP) - Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature has used overwhelming numbers to push through cuts to the state social safety net despite Democratic opposition.
GOP lawmakers this session succeeded in reducing the number of weeks in available jobless and welfare benefits. Supporters say that could spur Missourians to be more self-sufficient and more quickly find work.
Republicans also say a right-to-work measure that passed last week could encourage businesses to open in the state and might mean more jobs.
But Democrats have slammed those bills as hurting low-income families and the middle class.
Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis described work by the GOP this legislative session as an "all-out attack on the poor."
Efforts by Democrats this session to expand eligibility for Medicaid health care for low-income adults also failed.