RIVER RADIO NEWS 062315
PUXICO MAN KILLED IN ATV WRECK
A Puxico man has died following an ATV crash in Stoddard County.
According to the Highway Patrol, on Monday, 55 year old Jerry Brown was driving an ATV that ran off of County Road 287 and overturned.
Brown, who was reportedly not wearing a safety device, was ejected into a ditch. Brown suffered fatal injuries in the wreck.
MAN SOUGHT BY POPLAR BLUFF POLICE IS IN CUSTODY
Poplar Bluff Police have located a man they say was considered armed and dangerous.
31 year old Randy A. Wynn was taken into custody without incident at around 9 am Monday at his residence in Poplar Bluff.
Wynn was being sought on charges of felonious restraint, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a certain person.
Police say that there are three open weapon cases against Wynn since May of this year.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING STABBING IN JONESBORO
A Jonesboro woman is facing charges in connection to an incident where she was stabbed over the weekend.
According to KAIT, 26 year old Oprah Ewing was reportedly stabbed in the chest after she allegedly hit two people, including a 3 year old child.
Ewing was taken to an area hospital and later released. After being released she was arrested on charges of second degree battery and residential burglary.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING NEIGHBORS WITH AN AX
A Steele man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened his neighbors with a chopping ax.
According to the Steele Police Department, on June 18th, an off duty police officer observed 43 year old Franklin Travis yelling threats to due bodily harm to a group of individuals.
Travis then allegedly armed himself with an ax and began walking towards the people. The police officer approached the man, commanding him to drop the ax. After several commands, Travis dropped the ax and was arrested without any further incident.
Travis was arrested on charges of armed criminal action, felony assault and resisting/interfering with arrest.
JONESBORO ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
A suspect in the robbery of a Jonesboro restaurant is in custody.
According to KAIT, 21 year old Neiman Jerome Smith was wanted for allegedly pulling a gun on a restaurant employee and taking money from her on June 7th. Smith also demanded money from a separate employee.
Smith was taken into custody without incident in Denver, Colorado.
HEAT INDEX COULD HIT TRIPLE DIGITS TODAY
The National Weather Service is warning that heat index values could reach triple digits today in Southeast Missouri.
In a Special Weather Statement, the NWS says that a ridge of high pressure will work its way into the area today, bringing with it a prolonged bout of heat and humidity.
Afternoon temperatures in the mid 90’s, combined with humid conditions, will push heat index values into the 100 to 105 range for many.
Anyone who has to be outdoors during this period should remember bring plenty of liquids, preferably water, and take frequent breaks. Also, make sure all of your outdoor pets have plenty of water as well.
PHASE II INITIATED IN CORPS OF ENGINEERS FLOODFIGHTING EFFORTS
The United States Army Corps of Engineers has initiated Phase II Floodfighting efforts due to continuing high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River.
During a Phase II activation, Corps personnel begin more intensive monitoring of flood risk reduction works. They also make technical and materiel assistance available to local communities and flood control organizations to aid them in their floodfighting efforts.
Eight Corps employees are now in the field conducting patrols each day from 6 am until 6:30 pm. They are checking the condition of levees, and looking for problems like water seepage under levees.
The Corps of Engineers says areas likely to be effected by flooding include Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee, Commerce and surrounding communities.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL WARNS CONSUMERS ABOUT STORM CHASERS
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants consumers to on alert for possible storm chasers in the wake of recent flooding.
Koster says Storm Chasers are scammers who follow severe weather and prey on people needing to repair or rebuild their property.
Storm-chasers typically go door-to-door offering to provide repair or clean-up services. They often claim to be recovery experts or contractors specializing in flood repairs.
In reality, they provide shoddy or no work after taking up-front payment, and then flee the area, leaving the homeowner with little or no recourse.
Koster says that you should never pay for work up front and also beware of any contractor who tries to rush you or who comes to your home to solicit work.
Consumers with questions about a contractor or who wish to file a consumer complaint should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline online or at 800-392-8222.