RIVER RADIO NEWS 061815
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNING OF PHONE SCAM
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is warning area residents of a phone scam.
The Police Department says that the scammer is calling and stating that they are the IRS and they are filing a lawsuit against you. They then give a call back number of 360-284-4872. The caller might also use a pre-recorded message or give a different call back number.
If you receive a call like this you should hang up and donot try to engage the caller.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING
Authorities in Cape Girardeau are investigating the shooting of a teenager on Wednesday.
The 19 year old male was reportedly shot in the upper leg. The incident occurred in the Ellis Street area and the teen’s injuries are not life threatening.
The victim was not able to provide any information about the shooter.
Anyone with information on the shooting should contact Cape Girardeau Police at 573-339-6313.
IDENTITY RELEASED OF MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Additional information has been released in connection to an incident where two children were found in a vehicle in Kennett.
According to KFVS, officers found the two children, ages 5 and 6, in a vehicle at an area business on Tuesday. The windows were rolled down and the car was turned off.
The children’s grandfather, Clois Reed, was found inside the business. He told authorities that he had left the children unattended in the vehicle for 10 to 15 minutes.
Reed allegedly attempted to return to his vehicle before being allowed to and got into a struggle with officers.
He is facing charges of resisting arrest and two counts of child endangerment.
MAN FACING DRUG AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES OUT OF CAPE GIRARDEAU
A 56 year old man is facing charges following an incident Tuesday in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, Michael Marberry, of Cape Girardeau, was found not wearing anything except for shoes at an area park. Marberry allegedly attempted to flee from police on a bicycle before he was apprehended.
Marberry has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and sexual misconduct involving a child by indecent exposure.
MOTORISTS WARNED TO STAY ALERT IN FLOODED AREAS
Missouri State Highway Patrol officials are warning motorists to stay alert when driving in flooded areas.
Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says that a man died Tuesday after his car was swept away as he was attempting to cross a flooded roadway in Washington County.
You should never drive through fast-moving waters; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a slow-moving vehicle off the roadway.
If your vehicle becomes stuck in rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground.
The Patrol also asks boaters across the state to take extra precautions when boating in flooded areas. Large amounts of rainfall cause rivers and lakes to become swollen. Many times the right decision is to stay off the water.
POPLAR BLUFF POLICE FACILITY TO OPEN THIS MORNING
Operations will begin at the new Poplar Bluff Police Department facility this morning at 8 am.
The new facility is located at 1111 Poplar Street. Anyone who needs to speak with an officer, file a po lice report, or pick up a copy of an existing report should go to the new facility.
Police department phone numbers and email addresses have not changed.
FIVE MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT UNDERWAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Contractor crews have begun an almost five month long road project on Route PP in Butler County.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route PP is being reduced to one lane daily from 7 am to 7 pm while contractor crews build a roundabout. The work zone is located between Quail Meadows and County Road 469.
The project is scheduled to continue daily through Tuesday, November 15th.
ATTORNEY SAYS CARDINALS EXECUTIVES NOT BEHIND ASTROS HACKING CASE
(AP) - An attorney for the St. Louis Cardinals says executives of the team were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros' player personnel database.
The Cardinals hired the Dowd Bennett firm to handle an internal inquiry several months before this week's disclosure that the FBI is investigating whether the team hacked into the Astros computer system.
Jim Martin, an attorney for the firm, tells The Associated Press he is "100 percent confident" the case does not involve people like Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and Chairman Bill DeWitt.