RIVER RADIO NEWS 061215
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN CONNECTION TO PARMA SHOOTING
Officials in New Madrid County are seeking the death penalty in connection to a May shooting death.
According to the Standard Democrat, the New Madrid County prosecuting attorney has filed a notice that the death penalty will be sought in the murder case of Deion Martin, of Parma.
Martin allegedly shot and killed Brenda Smith during a store robbery in Parma.
Martin is facing charges of first degree murder, first degree robbery, and armed criminal action.
ARKANSAS TEEN FLYING TO COLLEGE ORIENTATION SURVIVES CRASH
(AP) - An Arkansas father and son who decided to fly to orientation at Oklahoma State University have survived a crash landing in a parking lot.
Forty year old Kenneth Caubble of Jonesboro was flying the 1973 Piper Arrow aircraft Wednesday morning when the engine trouble began at 2,000 feet. He landed the plane in a Jonesboro strip center before its wing hit a parking sign and tore off. The plane then hit a second pole and flipped before the aircraft caught fire.
Both Caubble and his son were able to walk away uninjured.
Eighteen year old Harrison Caubble was able to register for fall classes later in the day and plans to major in aviation.
The Federal Aviation Administration is inspecting the crash.
TWO ARRESTED FOR KNOBEL BANK ROBBERY
Two men have been arrested in connection to a bank robbery earlier this week in Knobel, Arkansas.
According to authorities, 38 year old Greg Thompson and 40 year old Kethel Trotter have each been charged with aggravated robbery, theft of property and filing a false report.
Arkansas State Police report that a suspect entered the First National Bank on Tuesday shortly before noon. He was able to escape with an undisclosed amount of cash. Authorities have not released information about what part Thompson and Trotter played in the crime.
- LOUIS TEENAGER ARRESTED IN BUTLER COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
A St. Louis teenager is facing a felony drug charge following her arrest in Butler County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18 year old Marissa Hoggard was arrested Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Hoggard is also facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
EARTHQUAKE RECORDED YESTERDAY MORNING NEAR NEW MADRID
A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded yesterday morning near New Madrid.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake happened shortly before 8 am. They say a 2.5 earthquake is usually the smallest size quake that can be felt on the earth’s surface.
The New Madrid seismic zone of Southeast Missouri is the most seismically active in North America, east of the Rocky Mountains.
REDMAN BEACH NOW OPEN FOR SWIMMING
Officials at Wappapello Lake have announced that another beach is available for swimmers at the lake.
According to a post on the Wappapello Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page, Redman beach is now open for swimming.
THREE RIVERS RODEO TEAM MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL FINAL NEXT WEEK
Two members of the Three Rivers College Rodeo Team will be participating in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming next week.
Callie Stanhouse was voted as the representative for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region in Goat Tying for the 2015-2016 season. KoryAnn McCuiston will represent the region in Breakaway Roping.
They both secured their spots by competing at 10 collegiate rodeos in the Ozark Region.
MONTHS LONG INTERSTATE PROJECT UNDERWAY IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County has been closed near the Missouri/Arkansas state line. Work is underway in Arkansas as the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department performs pavement repairs.
During the repairs, traffic will shift to northbound I-55 with a 12-foot width restriction from the Pemiscot County line to south of Route O. Drivers can expect head-to-head traffic in this area and should use caution.
Work began this morning at 12 am. The lanes will reopen on Saturday, October 31st at 5 pm.