RIVER RADIO NEWS 060515
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN KILLED IN MADISON COUNTY WRECK
A Poplar Bluff woman is dead following a two vehicle crash in Madison County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred Thursday evening on US 67 at Cherokee Pass.
A vehicle driven by 55 year old Thursa Clubbs, of Fredericktown, allegedly crossed into the path of another vehicle. After the two vehicles collided, Clubb’s truck overturned. A passenger in the second vehicle, 70 year old Janice Helm, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At least five people in Clubb’s vehicle were injured in the wreck.
MOTORCYCLE WRECK LEAVES ONE DEAD
A Jonesboro man was involved in a fatal wreck Thursday night in Craighead County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 33 year old Michael Holcomb was driving a motorcycle on Harrisburg Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a portion of fencing.
The accident occurred at around 9 pm. Holcomb was pronounced dead at the scene.
JACKSON POLICE WARNING CITIZENS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY
Jackson Police are warning area citizens to be on the lookout for criminal activity.
Police say on Wednesday night, multiple areas had several vehicles that were gone through and some had property stolen. Authorities are advising that you do not leave anything of value in your vehicle.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious in their neighborhood should contact local authorities.
SIKESTON LAWYER APPOINTED TO SCOTT COUNTY POSITION
A Sikeston lawyer has been chosen to be the new Scott County Public Administrator.
On Thursday, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Julia Crader Dolan to the position. Dolan is taking over for former administrator Pam Drinberger, who has retired.
Dolan has operated a law practice in southeast Missouri for more than 30 years. She is a former member of the Sikeston R-6 School Board and served as the board president, as well as being a past member and president of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Southern Missouri.
POPLAR BLUFF ROAD TO BE CLOSED
Poplar Bluff police say a city road will be closed in the afternoon due to construction.
Highland Drive will be shut down in the afternoons for 30 to 40 minutes. The closure will be at the Poplar Bluff Senior High School at approximately 2:30 to 3 pm while buses are loading.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the closures will continue until further notice.
INTERSTATE REPAIRS TO BE DONE THIS WEEKEND IN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY
Motorists planning on driving on Interstate 55 this weekend should expect delays in Cape Girardeau County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Northbound I-55 will be reduced to one lane at the Diversion Channel bridge located between Route AB and Route 74.
Southbound I-55 will also be reduced to one lane between Route 74 West and Route 74 East.
Both of the lane closures are for bridge repairs. Work is scheduled to be done from 8 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday.
MISSOURI GOVERNMENT SEEKING IDEAS FOR TIME CAPSULE
The state of Missouri is seeking ideas for a new time capsule to be placed to honor the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone.
The new time capsule will include items representing Missouri government, technology, sports and culture and remain sealed until the 200th anniversary of the Capitol. Missourians can submit their ideas online at Mo.gov/TimeCapsule or on Twitter using the hashtag #MoTimeCapsule until midnight on June 20th.
In 1915, a time capsule was placed when the Capitol cornerstone was dedicated. The original time capsule will be unveiled at a ceremony on Friday, July 3rd.
RIGHT TO WORK LEGISLATION VETOED BY GOVERNOR NIXON
(AP) - Governor Jay Nixon has blocked a contentious measure that would have made Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.
Nixon on Thursday vetoed the bill that would have barred workplace contracts that require nonmembers to pay union fees.
Supporters in the state's Republican-led Legislature passed the measure for the first time this year, saying it would attract business and spur economic growth.
Opponents argue it would weaken unions and lead to lower wages.
Even with a record number of Republicans in the House, it's unclear whether the measure has enough support for lawmakers to overturn Nixon's veto. Some Republicans in both chambers split from their party to join Democrats in opposition to the bill.
The measure passed both chambers with fewer than the two-thirds majority needed for an override.
HUNGER HOTLINE AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE
A toll free hotline funded by the United States Department of Agriculture is making it easier for low income households to access food from both private and governmental resources.
The National Hunger Hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY between 7 am and 7 pm Monday through Friday.
The hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance, nutritional assistance programs, and various services that promote self-sufficiency.
During summer months, the hotline provides information about meal sites where children 18 years old and under can get free, nutritious meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.