RIVER RADIO NEWS 052115
TWO KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
Two Mountain View, Arkansas residents died Wednesday from injuries they received in a two vehicle wreck.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the wreck occurred when a vehicle driven by 26 year old Matthew Mealer lost control and struck another vehicle.
Mealer, along with a passenger in his vehicle 26 year old Owen McCullough, were killed in the wreck.
The driver of the second vehicle suffered undisclosed injuries.
JONESBORO MAN REPORTEDLY ADMITS TO VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A Jonesboro man reportedly admitted to authorities that he viewed and saved images of child pornography.
According to KAIT, 28 year old Joshua Hull was arrested on Tuesday.
Hull also allegedly uploaded images of suspected child pornography to the internet.
TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES
Two East Prairie residents are facing drug related charges.
32 year old Ronnie Brawner Jr. was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges, including possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance near a school, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
33 year old Rachel Myers was also arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities say the arrests come after an investigation into meth allegedly being delivered and sold from a home where they both lived.
DEADLINE APPROACHING TO REGISTER FOR ROBOTICS SUMMER PROGRAM
The deadline is quickly approaching to register your child for the robotics summer day program at Butler County University of Missouri Extension.
During the program on June 1st, youth will learn the basic concepts related to robotic subsystems such as structure, power, sensors, control and programming.
To register, call 573-686-8064. The deadline to register is May 27th and the program costs $5.
POPLAR BLUFF HEAD START ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR
Poplar Bluff Head Start is accepting applications for the 2015/2016 school year.
The child must be 3 or 4 years old by July 31st to be eligible. If you would like more information, call 785-2372.
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL TO PARTICIPATE IN 20 MILE TROOPER PROJECT
Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be out in force over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
Captain George Ridens tells us that troopers will be participating in the statewide 20-Mile Trooper project during the peak travel periods on Friday, May 22nd, and Monday, May 25th.
As a part of the project, troopers will be assigned 20 mile stretches of Interstate 55 and other designated roadways. Ridens says troopers will be tasked with vigorously enforcing all traffic laws and helping motorists in need of assistance.
MISSOURI LAWMAKERS SEND FEWER TAX CHANGES TO GOVERNOR NIXON
The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature has sent several small tweaks to the state's tax code to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon this session.
Senator Will Kraus, of Lee's Summit, said Wednesday it had been a successful session in limiting overreach by the state's Department of Revenue.
Last year, Nixon vetoed several large bills that included costly provisions that did not cross the finish line this session after legislation stalled in the Senate in the final week.
Nixon criticized exemptions for commercial laundries, gyms and yoga studios, and food preparation at grocery stores, as special interest giveaways.
Of those, only the exemption for commercial laundries got to his desk again.
A measure to require notification of businesses when there's a change in tax policy also will get a second shot at becoming law.
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT SETS EXECUTION DATE FOR DAVID ZINK
The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date of July 14th for David Zink, convicted of abducted and killing a southwest Missouri woman in 2001.
The court set the date Wednesday for Zink, who is 56. Missouri has executed three men so far this year, and Richard Strong is scheduled to die June 9th.
Zink killed 19 year old Amanda Morton after rear-ending her car on Interstate 44 near her hometown of Stafford.
He defended himself at his own murder trial, then appealed on grounds that the judge shouldn't have allowed him to do so.
At trial, he tried unsuccessfully to win a voluntary manslaughter verdict by claiming that he didn't deliberate before killing Morton.