RIVER RADIO NEWS 052215
ARREST MADE IN BLYTHEVILLE SHOOTING
A teenager has been charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of another teen earlier this week.
According to authorities, 18 year old Javander Williams, of Blytheville, was arrested for the shooting death of 17 year old Dewaun Miller.
The shooting occurred Monday night in Blytheville.
MANHUNT STARTED IN CONNECTION TO HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN JACKSON
Cape Girardeau authorities say a manhunt was started Thursday morning following a reported home invasion robbery in Jackson.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff's deputies and area law enforcement are searching for a suspect that was possibly involved in the robbery.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighing 200 pounds with shoulder length dread lock braids and all dark or black clothing. The suspect could possibly be armed with a handgun.
Another suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning.
Anyone with information about the case should call 573-243-3551.
MAN CHARGED FOR HIT AND RUN THAT INJURED CAPE GIRARDEAU STUDENT
A Cape Girardeau man has been charged following an alleged hit and run incident earlier this week.
According to authorities, 23 year old Adam Mouser is facing charges of leaving the scene and driving while suspended.
The charges stem from an incident where a junior high student was injured after being hit by a car while crossing a street.
PARMA WOMAN FACING FELONY DRUG CHARGE
Authorities say a Parma woman is facing a felony drug charge out of New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Krystal Dockery was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
The arrest report did not specify what the controlled substance was.
DES ARC MAN ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES
A Des Arc man is facing multiple drug related charges following his arrest Thursday afternoon in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35 year old Jamie Wyatt was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; possession of under 35 grams of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
JONESBORO COMPANY ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION EXPANSION
Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro has announced plans for a $12 million expansion that will include at least 36 new jobs.
The company said in a news release Thursday that the project includes a 62,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility, a new paint system, lasers, brake presses and computerized numerical control equipment.
Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems and currently has about 800 employees.
Hytrol Vice President Chris Glenn said the new employees are being hired and plans call for breaking ground on the project within two weeks. The project is expected to be complete in eight months.
ARTICULATION AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THREE RIVERS COLLEGE AND MURRAY STATE
Agriculture students at Three Rivers College will now have the opportunity to easily transfer to Murray State University.
Three Rivers and Murray State have finalized an articulation agreement that will allow students in Three Rivers’ Agriculture program to seamlessly transfer to several of the degree programs in Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture.
The agreement allows students who complete an Associate of Arts Degree in Agriculture at Three Rivers to transfer their college credits into one of seven agriculture bachelor’s degree programs at Murray State.
Murray State programs specified in the transfer agreement are Agriculture Education, Agricultural Systems Technology, Agriscience Technology, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Animal/Equine Science, and Horticulture.
USDA GRANTS, LOANS, ANNOUNCED FOR NORTHEAST ARKANSAS TOWNS
Arkansas' U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Representative Rick Crawford have announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants and one loan to three communities in northeast Arkansas.
The three said Thursday that Cotter and McCrory will receive USDA rural development grants and Brinkley will receive a rural development loan.
Cotter will receive a total of $8,800 to purchase a police vehicle and equipment while McCrory is being awarded $17,000 for a fire department vehicle and equipment.
Brinkley will receive a loan of more than $1.3 million to improve the city's wastewater treatment plant.
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SLIGHTLY UP
Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent last month while the economy lost several thousand jobs.
The state Department of Economic Development released data this week showing the seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased from 5.6 percent in March.
Unemployment fell to 5.4 percent in December - its lowest rate since April 2008. That rate has gone up slightly since January, although the jobless rate in April still was slightly lower than at the same time last year.
Data show the state also lost about 5,700 jobs in April.