RIVER RADIO NEWS 060215
MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY RUNNING OVER POLICE OFFICER WITH HIS VEHICLE
A New Madrid man is facing charges after he allegedly ran over a police officer with his vehicle.
According to authorities, 43 year old Ron Murphy was arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Murphy allegedly tried to take off during a traffic stop and ran over the officer in the process. The officer suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
MAN IN STABLE CONDITION FOLLOWING SIKESTON SHOOTING
A Sikeston man is in stable condition after being shot multiple times.
According to Captain McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, at around 10:40 pm officers received a report of a subject being shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 26 year old Sikeston man with multiple gunshot wounds.
A resident nearby said they heard several gunshots and looked out to see the man stumbling in the street.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
TEENAGER ALLEGEDLY STABBED BY WOMAN
A woman is in custody in connection to an alleged stabbing of a teenager.
According to KFVS, 36 year old Emma Foster, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested following the incident Sunday at an area residence.
Foster, the teenager, and other people at the residence had been involved in an argument prior to the teenager being stabbed in the leg with a pair of scissors.
Foster was later taken into custody on charges of second degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOLLOWING BRIEF PURSUIT WITH AUTHORITIES
A sex offender who was being sought out of Cape Girardeau County is in custody.
According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, 27 year old Derek Kinder was arrested Monday afternoon following a brief foot pursuit.
A felony warrant was issued for Kinder’s arrest after an investigation discovered that his electronic GPS monitoring bracelet had been removed. The bracelet was 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.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SHOOTING INCIDENT IN SIKESTON
A woman is in custody following a report of shots being fired at a vehicle.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, a Bertrand resident said he and another female were leaving an area business in his vehicle when his ex-girlfriend pulled up next to him and shot at his vehicle.
The victim said he took off in his vehicle as his ex-girlfriend pursued and shot again at him. The victim said the female shot at him around five times, striking his vehicle twice. No one was injured during the incident.
The suspect later turned herself in to authorities. Her name is being held pending charges being filed.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY AT WAYNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be hosting a Mobile Office Wednesday in Greenville.
The event is scheduled from noon to 1 pm at the Wayne County Courthouse.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
THREE RIVERS COLLEGE TO HOST FUND-RAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Three Rivers Endowment Trust will host its third Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 19th, at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff.
The four-man scramble tournament will begin with check in and lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm. All proceeds will go to benefit the Three Rivers Annual Fund, which helps to cover college expenses that tuition, fees, and state appropriations do not cover.
Registration is open for both participants and sponsors. Those interested should contact Brad Thielemier at 573-840-9077 to sign up.
OVER 250 MISSOURI SCHOOL BUSES DEEMED TO NOT BE SAFE FOR STUDENTS
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed their annual inspection of the state’s school buses.
Of the almost 12,000 buses inspected over 250 were deemed to not be safe for students. 257 buses were rated as out of service, which means the buses were found to have one or more defective items, which may compromise the safe transportation of students.
1,150 buses were defective, which is described as having one or more defective items which pose no threat to the safety of students. Buses rated as "defective" may continue to be operated for the purpose of pupil transportation until repair is made.
School districts are allowed 10 days following initial inspection to repair identified defects before being re-inspected by Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspection personnel.
Over 10,500 buses were found to have no defective items.