RIVER RADIO NEWS 060915
SIKESTON MAN KILLED IN COLLISION WITH TRAIN
A Sikeston man was killed Monday when his vehicle collided with a train.
According to the Highway Patrol, 55 year old Boby Long drove onto the train tracks into the path of the train on County Road 432 in Scott County. Long was pronounced dead at the scene.
ROBBERY REPORTED MONDAY MORNING AT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS BANK
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are searching for a suspect in a Monday morning bank robbery.
According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, on Monday at 11:58 am, Clay County 911 received a call of a robbery at the 1st National Bank in Knobel.
The subject involved was said to be wearing a dark colored hoodie, black ski mask, black gloves, blue jeans, and sunglasses. The subject is said to be around 5'10” with a heavy set build.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department 870-598-2270.
ARMED ROBBERY REPORTED AT JONESBORO BUSINESS
An armed robbery was reported Sunday night at a Jonesboro business.
According to KAIT, authorities say 21 year old Neiman Jerome Smith has been identified as a suspect in the case. They say Smith allegedly took money from two employees at a Jonesboro restaurant.
Smith was reportedly wearing a Halloween mask and put a gun to one of the employee’s stomachs during the incident.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY POINTING GUN AT FAMILY
A Jonesboro man is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection to a weekend incident in Jonesboro.
According to KAIT, police say that 25 year old Eduardo Lopez allegedly fired off several shots and pointed a gun at a family in a Jonesboro trailer park.
A member of the family tackled Lopez and was able to get the gun away from him. Lopez was then subdued until police could arrive.
PUXICO MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER CAR HITS ATV IN STODDARD COUNTY
A Puxico man was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital with serious injuries Monday following a wreck in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 48 year old David Lynch was driving an ATV on Route K when he turned into the path of another vehicle. Lynch, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected from the ATV.
No injuries were listed for the driver of the second vehicle.
SPILLED PAINT LISTED AS FACTOR IN REYNOLDS COUNTY MOTORCYCLE WRECK
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says spilled paint caused a motorcycle wreck Monday in Reynolds County.
60 year old Melbourne Forsyth, of Fredericktown, was driving the motorcycle on Missouri Highway 49 when he topped a hill and hit a patch of spilled paint in the roadway, causing Forsyth to lose control of the motorcycle.
Forsyth was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital with serious injuries.
EAST PRAIRIE MAN FACING DRUG RELATED CHARGES OUT OF NEW MADRID COUNTY
An East Prairie man is facing drug related charges out of New Madrid County.
According to authorities, 29 year old Kyle Everett was arrested Monday morning on charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.
EARTHQUAKE RECORDED MONDAY AFTERNOON NEAR SCOTT CITY
An earthquake was recorded Monday afternoon near Scott City.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred just after 3 pm, 10 miles east southeast of Scott City and 23 miles north northeast of Sikeston.
The quake had a depth of over 12 miles.
UNIVERSITY CENTER TO BE CREATED ON THREE RIVERS’ POPLAR BLUFF CAMPUS
Three Rivers College was joined Monday by representatives from three local universities in agreeing to create a University Center on Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff Campus.
A signing ceremony was held Monday to commemorate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Three Rivers, Southeast Missouri State University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, and Central Methodist University.
The agreement contains the guidelines for a shared University Center space to help service students completing their bachelor’s degrees through programs offered by the three universities at Three Rivers.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS TO BE CONDUCTED THIS WEEK IN RIPLEY AND OREGON COUNTIES
Route 160 in Oregon and Ripley County will be reduced to one lane over the next few days as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
The work zone is located between Route 19 and Route J.
Work will be performed from 6:30 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, June 11th.