RIVER RADIO NEWS 060115
ONE KILLED IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS WRECK
A Jonesboro man was found dead at the scene of a wreck Sunday in Poinsett County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the vehicle of 66 year old Willie Turner Jr. ran off of an off ramp and hit an embankment.
Turner was dead when authorities found the vehicle shortly before 7 am Sunday.
WARRANT ISSUED FOR SEX OFFENDER IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
Authorities in Cape Girardeau County are searching for a sex offender.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation determined that 27 year old Derek Kinder’s electronic GPS monitoring bracelet was removed and eventually found in a dumpster in Cape Girardeau.
Kinder was required to wear the device due to a prior conviction for first degree child molestation and sexual misconduct involving a child.
A felony warrant has been issued for Kinder’s arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office at 573-243-3551.
BLODGETT WOMAN REPORTEDLY LEAVES 9 MONTH OLD CHILD ALONE IN VEHICLE
Authorities say a Blodgett woman is facing charges after her 9 month old child was found unattended in a vehicle.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, on Friday deputies found the child sleeping in the vehicle. The vehicle was located in a metal garage with the driver side door open.
Walter says that the interior was swarming with mosquitoes and other insects.
Inside the residence, deputies located 24 year old Loan Tran highly intoxicated, lying on the floor, with her head in a trashcan. Tran did not know where her son was and told the deputies she had been “set up.”
Tran was arrested and has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.
SIKESTON MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
A Sikeston man is facing multiple assault charges following an incident in Scott County.
According to authorities, 48 year old O’Neal Wimberley Jr. has been charged with second degree assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of misdemeanor assault.
Wimberley reportedly accelerated his vehicle towards an officer and two other victims before stopping approximately three feet from them. He ignored multiple orders from the deputy to stop until the deputy pulled his firearm.
The deputy was there assisting in the repossession of farm equipment at Wimberley’s Farm.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES SUNDAY AFTERNOON
A Poplar Bluff woman was arrested on multiple charges Sunday afternoon in Wayne County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Candie Gause is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, synthetic marijuana; possession of a controlled substance for heroin and alprazolam; and driving while intoxicated, drugs.
Gause is also charged with possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
SIKESTON COUPLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
A warrant arrest turned into a drug bust for authorities in Scott County.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, deputies went to a residence in Sikeston on Saturday to attempt to serve an active warrant to 24 year old Joshua Powell. Also at the residence was Samantha Wilkinson.
Inside the residence, deputies located a box containing syringes, a burnt spoon, and 2 glass smoking pipes. The glass pipes both contained a white substance inside them. In a dresser, deputies found a light bulb that had been altered for smoking methamphetamine.
The glass pipes and light bulb tested positive for methamphetamine.
Powell and Wilkinson were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
THREE FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT
Three people are facing charges after authorities served a search warrant Friday morning.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, David P. Rains, John L. Groves, and Thomas G. Jordan were all arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Rains is also charged with burglary, stealing, and knowingly burning.
FESTUS WOMAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
A Festus woman was taken into custody Friday morning on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Dawn Wood was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine and Xanax.
TENNESSEE TEENAGER FACING COCAINE CHARGE OUT OF NEW MADRID COUNTY
A teenager is facing multiple drug charges out of New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 19 year old Charles Dillon, of Union City, Tennessee, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance for cocaine and oxycodone, along with possession of under 35 grams of marijuana.
POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD TEAM WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Poplar Bluff High School girls’ track and field team are state champions.
The girls topped the team rankings of Missouri Class 4A at the state track and field competition over the weekend. The girls took first place in the team rankings over 18 events scored.
On the boys side, Poplar Bluff High School finished the competition 16th out of 51 school participating.
GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW POPLAR BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL TO BE HELD TUESDAY
Groundbreaking for the new Poplar Bluff Middle School will be held Tuesday.
The ceremony will begin at 8 am at the current high school site.
The 50,000 square foot addition for grades 4 to 6 will be constructed, providing a facelift to the facility and tying A, B and D buildings together to abandon the open campus layout, enhancing the safety and security of students.
The $11 million in construction to create the new Middle School is part of a $50 million levy measure voters approved in April 2014.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO PROVIDE COURSES AT MINGO JOB CORPS
An agreement has been finalized between Three Rivers College and the Mingo Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.
The agreement will see Three Rivers provide transitional education courses to participants in the Job Corps career technical training program.
The courses are designed to help students catch up to college level coursework, while allowing students to learn at their own pace. Three Rivers also works with the Mingo center to provide high school equivalency testing for students in the center’s GED program.