RIVER RADIO NEWS 061615
MAN AIRLIFTED TO ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION FOLLOWING SIKESTON SHOOTING
A man was air lifted to a St. Louis hospital following a shooting incident early Saturday morning.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officers heard gunshots coming from the parking lot of an area business that had a party with a large crowd.
While investigating the shots fired, reports were received from Missouri Delta Medical Center that a 27 year old male had been brought in with multiple gunshot wounds. The male was later airlifted to a St. Louis hospital in serious, but stable, condition.
Authorities are looking for information in reference to this shooting and are asking anyone who has information to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
SIKESTON POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING
Authorities in Sikeston are investigating a Saturday shooting that left one man injured.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, officers were patrolling in the area near the intersection of Branum and Lora Streets when they heard multiple shots.
They then say a vehicle speeding from the area with damage that appeared to have been caused from gunshots.
The vehicle was stopped and the 21 year old male driver was found to have a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released.
An investigation determined that the shooting occurred near the intersection of William and Lanning Streets. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
JONESBORO AUTHORITIES SEEKING MEMPHIS MAN IN CONNECTION TO AREA SHOOTING
Authorities in Jonesboro are seeking a Memphis man in connection to a shooting incident on May 24th.
According to KAIT, a bench warrant was issued Monday for 31 year old Robert L. Walker. Walker is wanted for a shooting that injured 23 year old Tresvant Jamar Dority, of Jonesboro.
Anyone with information on Walker’s location can call Jonesboro Police at 870-935-6710.
SENTENCING SET FOR JULY IN MISSOURI HIV EXPOSURE CASE
(AP) - A southeast Missouri man who reached a plea deal with prosecutors after allegedly admitting that he exposed up to 300 people to the virus that causes AIDS faces sentencing next month.
The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that David L. Mangum of Dexter pleaded guilty last week to two counts of recklessly risking infection of another person of HIV. Dexter police say they interviewed alleged victims from several southeast Missouri counties.
Police say Mangum told detectives that he tested positive for HIV in 2003, and he claimed to have had 300 partners in the years since, without informing them of his HIV diagnosis. It wasn't immediately clear if any of his partners developed the disease.
Sentencing is July 21st.
HEROIN ARREST MADE IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
A man was allegedly found in possession of heroin Monday morning in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Marcelino Lugo, of Roselle, Illinois, was taken into custody shortly after 3:30 am Monday.
Lugo is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, heroin; driving while intoxicated, drugs; and careless and imprudent driving.
FIRE DESTROYS BUSINESS IN BELL CITY
A fire destroyed a Bell City business Monday morning.
According to KFVS, authorities were first informed of a fire at the Haybarn restaurant at around 7:30 pm Sunday night. The fire then rekindled at around 4:30 am Monday morning and destroyed the structure.
The cause of the fire was not available.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT BOLLINGER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will be stopping by Bollinger County Wednesday to speak with area residents.
The stop is a part of the Senator’s Mobile Office program, which gives Missourians the opportunity to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The Mobile Office will be held from 10 to 11 am Wednesday at the Bollinger County Courthouse in Marble Hill.
STRUGGLES SEEN ON NEW MISSOURI EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION EXAMS
(AP) - Missouri officials are proposing changes after aspiring teachers struggled on new educator certification exams, particularly those for math and science.
Fifty-five content tests measure readiness to be everything from classroom teachers to superintendents. Newly released data shows that on six of the tests, fewer than half of the test-takers passed.
The proposed changes include giving test-takers more time and fewer questions on some of the exams.
The changes will be discussed Tuesday at a Missouri Board of Education meeting.
Issues arose after the state in September switched certification exams. Instead of taking a teaching test known as Praxis II, students now must fare well on a more rigorous assessment called the Missouri Content Assessment. Through April 12th, more than 7,100 of the tests were taken.