RIVER RADIO NEWS 062415
CAPE AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR MAN, COULD BE VIOLENT
Officers in the Cape Girardeau area are looking for a man who they say may hurt himself or others.
Authorities say 35 year old David P. Rains failed to appear in court on charges of burglary, stealing and property damage. They say the Cape Girardeau Sheriff’s Department has received information indicating Rains may attempt to harm himself or someone else.
Rains in described as a white male, about 5’10” tall, approximately 250 pounds, with brown hair.
Authorities ask anyone with information about Rains to call local law enforcement, however the public is advised not to approach Rains, as he may become violent.
MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS REPORTED IN BLYTHEVILLE
Two people have died in separate shooting incidents in Blytheville.
According to authorities, 20 year old Kennon Daniels has died from injuries he received Monday morning. Daniels was allegedly exchanging gunfire with another person when he was shot.
Monday night, 22 year old Vincent Stone was found in the area of Williams Park with multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at a Memphis hospital.
Tuesday night, an unidentified man was shot following an altercation with another person. According to KAIT, the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
MAN SENTENCED ON INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE
A Catron man has been sentenced on a manslaughter charge in Stoddard County.
Charles Goforth was sentenced Monday to seven years incarceration for both first degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action, according to Missouri Case net. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The charges stem from the death of Patrick Joseph Goforth, who was fatally shot in May of 2012.
TWO NORTHEAST ARKANSAS BOYS ACCUSED OF KILLING CAT
(AP) - Two Northeast Arkansas boys are accused of mutilating and killing a kitten.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that the neighbor reported the incident Saturday afternoon to police after finding remains of the kitten.
Jonesboro police say a man had brought the kitten home after finding it wandering in the street on Friday night. The man says the children involved were his eight and nine year old stepsons.
Officer Delfino Valdez says the man left the children home alone to interview for a job Saturday morning. The children had dismembered the cat while he was away.
A juvenile has to be at least 10 years old to be charged as a delinquent. Juvenile Court Supervisor Ashley Boles says anyone under age 10 can't face criminal action.
TWO ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES IN SCOTT COUNTY
Two people are facing burglary charges out of Scott County.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 22 year old Tyler Ward, of Blodgett, and 18 year old Cassidy Scott, of Sikeston, have each been charged with first degree burglary, second degree burglary, stealing and property damage.
Ward is also charged with receiving stolen property and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The arrests are in connection to multiple reported burglaries earlier this month.
The stolen property has been recovered, except for an AR-15 rifle, accessories, ammunition and some collectible coins. The AR-15 and accessories were reportedly traded to an unknown person in Cape Girardeau for drugs.
Anyone who has information about the case, in particular information about the AR-15, is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
BERTRAND MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
A Bertrand man is facing an assault charge following an incident where a teenager’s jaw was broken.
According to KFVS, 48 year old Charles Aycock allegedly assaulted the teenager because the teen was standing in his yard.
Aycock is facing a charge of second degree assault.
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO BEGIN TODAY ON ROUTE 142 IN BUTLER COUNTY
Route 142 in Butler County will be closed beginning today so contractor crews can replace a bridge with a box culvert.
Work will be performed from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Saturday, August 8th on a bridge located between County Roads 357 and 355.
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BUTLER COUNTY ROAD
Route 142 in Butler County will be closed beginning today as contractor crews replace a bridge with culvert pipes.
The bridge to be replaced is located between County Roads 261 and 259.
Work will be performed through Thursday, July 9th from 6 am to 5 pm daily.
GOVERNOR NIXON SIGNS BILL TO EASE TIP TAX REQUIREMENTS ON RESTAURANTS
(AP) - A Missouri measure set to take effect this year will ensure restaurant owners are responsible only for collecting income taxes on cash tips workers report to them.
The legislation signed Monday by Governor Jay Nixon is in response to a Department of Revenue practice criticized by restaurant owners.
Owners have complained that the agency has been trying to collect money from them when it appears that servers have failed to report tips. Restaurant owners say they trust workers to report cash tips because there's no way to track how much they make.
Lee's Summit Republican Senator Will Kraus, who sponsored the bill, says the measure will mean businesses no longer are responsible if their employees don't report all their tips.