RIVER RADIO NEWS 061015
IDENTITY RELEASED OF SIKESTON SHOOTING VICTIM
Authorities in Sikeston have released the name of a man killed in a shooting over the weekend.
According to KFVS, officers found 22 year old Tyrussell Davis, of St. Louis, dead at the scene of the shooting Saturday night. Another victim was found shot nearby and was taken to an area hospital.
An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 26 year old Tyler Triplett, of Sikeston. He has been charged with first degree murder and first degree assault.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN CHARLESTON
A teenager was shot multiple times Tuesday in Charleston.
According to KFVS, the shooting was located on Walhausen Street. The teenager was taken to an area hospital and information about the victim’s condition has not been released.
Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to contact the Charleston Department of Public Safety at 573-683-3737.
CARUTHERSVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
A Caruthersville man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Tuesday morning in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 30 year old Trenton Robinson was arrested on felony charges of possession of marijuana, child endangerment, and possession with intent to distribute.
Robinson is also facing charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN STODDARD COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be repairing multiple parts of US 60 in Stoddard County today.
Eastbound US 60 will be reduced to one lane today from 7 am to 3 pm.
The first work zone is located between Routes AH and 114 while the second one is between Route AD and One Mile Road.
MODOT CREWS TO PERFORM REPAIRS TODAY IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Route 25 in Dunklin County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs
Route 25 will be reduced from 6:30 am to 4 pm between Route EE and County Road 426.
BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BE CONDUCTED TODAY IN SCOTT COUNTY ON INTERSTATE 55
Southbound Interstate-55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today as the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.
The work zone will be located at the Interstate 57 overpass bridge.
Work will be performed from 7 am to 4 pm.
MISSOURI MAN EXECUTED FOR TWO DEATHS
(AP) - A Missouri man who killed his girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter with a butcher knife has been put to death.
Richard Strong was executed Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He became the fourth man to die by injection in Missouri this year and the 16th since November 2013. Only Texas has executed more inmates over that span.
The bodies of Eva Washington and daughter Zandrea Thomas were found in October 2000 in Washington's apartment in the St. Louis suburb of St. Ann. A butcher knife was found on a bed next to a pool of blood. Strong and Washington's 3-month-old, Alyshia Strong, was on the bed but wasn't harmed.
Alyshia is now 14 and pleaded for her father's life in a clemency request to Governor Jay Nixon.
JUDGE SAYS ARKANSAS MUST RECOGNIZE IN STATE SAME SEX MARRIAGES
(AP) - A judge has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize over 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy benefits such as filing taxes jointly.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Tuesday validated marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples after another judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
The state Supreme Court halted the distribution of marriage licenses to gay couples after a week in May 2014 and is considering the appeal over a voter-approved same-sex marriage ban.
Griffen's ruling means the couples can file taxes jointly, appear jointly on a child's birth certificate, enroll together on state health insurance plans or even file for divorce. The state could appeal.
Griffen was among those who presided over same-sex weddings last year.
TIME CAPSULE REMOVED FROM CORNERSTONE OF MISSOURI CAPITOL
(AP) - A time capsule laid in the cornerstone of the Missouri Capitol has been removed in preparation for a ceremony marking its 100th anniversary.
State workers wearing plastic gloves lifted the copper box out of a wall on the southeast corner of the Capitol on Tuesday. The time capsule then was taken to the state health laboratory for safekeeping until an archivist can review the contents.
Items placed in the box in 1915 include a Bible, a copy of the constitutional amendment authorizing construction of the Capitol, newspapers and photos of a previous Capitol that burned.
Governor Jay Nixon plans to unveil the time capsule's contents, and dedicate a new one, during a July 3rd ceremony. He's soliciting ideas about what to put in the new box.