RIVER RAD IO NEWS 062615
MISSING ELLINGTON MAN FOUND DEAD
An Ellington man who was last seen over a week ago has been found dead.
According to the Highway Patrol, 38 year old Christen Shoemaker was found dead Thursday near Eminence.
Shoemaker’s vehicle reportedly travelled off the side of Missouri Highway 19 and struck a tree. According to the Highway Patrol crash report, the wreck occurred on June 17th.
IDENTITY RELEASED OF TEEN KILLED IN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
Sikeston authorities have released the identity of a teen killed Wednesday in an accidental shooting.
According to authorities, 18 year old Michael Evans Boyd III was shot in the abdomen and died at an area hospital.
Police were told that the man accidentally shot himself while handling a firearm.
THREE ARRESTED IN JONESBORO IN CONNECTION TO CAR BREAK-INS
Three men are in custody in Jonesboro in connection to multiple car break-ins.
According to KAIT, 24 year old Kerry Kindred, of Jonesboro, 19 year old Eiichi Jumwanna Moore, of Trumann, and 19 year old Terrance West, of Hayti, allegedly broke into several vehicles and stole credit cards and a handgun.
The three men were reportedly caught on surveillance video using a stolen credit card at an area businesses shortly after the items were taken.
They are each facing charges including theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500; theft of property, credit/debit cards; and breaking and entering.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING DEATH OF DOG IN JONESBORO
Authorities are investigating the death of a dog in Jonesboro.
The pit bull was reportedly found hanging by a chain from a fence in its owner’s yard. The owners found the dog Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities believe the dog was intentionally hanged.
DORENA-HICKMAN FERRY CLOSED DUE TO HIGH RIVER LEVELS
A ferry that connects Missouri and Kentucky has been closed because of high water levels.
According to the Kentucky Transport Cabinet, The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is expected to be closed for several days because of the high water levels on the Mississippi River.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT AND DWI SATURATION PLANNED FOR JULY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is planning to conduct both a sobriety checkpoint and DWI saturation next month in Southeast Missouri.
According to Captain George Ridens, sometime during the month of July, Troop E officers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Wayne County.
The Highway Patrol will also be conducting a driving while intoxicated saturation enforcement operation in seven counties, including Butler, Stoddard, Dunklin, and Pemiscot.
The DWI saturation is a mobile operation in which troopers saturate a specific area in an effort to arrest impaired drivers.
LAWMAKERS SAY NIXON TO VETO STUDENT TRANSFERS BILL
(AP) - Multiple Missouri lawmakers say Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer law.
Republican bill sponsor Representative David Wood and Senate handler Senator David Pearce say Nixon's legislative affairs director told them that the governor will veto the bill.
Nixon's office says he will take action on the bill Friday but has not confirmed he will veto the bill.
Current law requires failing districts to pay tuition for students to transfer to better-performing schools nearby.
But struggling schools have said that's created a financial hardship for them as they try to regain accreditation.
This year's bill would have accredited schools by building, so students in failing districts could transfer to better-performing schools in their district. The goal was to keep students and tuition dollars close to home.
Critics say provisions to expand charter and virtual schools cater to special interests.
ARKANSAS COURT RULES AGAINST WILDLIFE OFFICERS’ SEARCH
(AP) - Arkansas' highest court has ruled that state wildlife officers violated a hunter's constitutional rights when they ran a criminal background check on him when they didn't have any reasonable suspicion he had violated any laws.
Justices on Thursday reversed and remanded a Craighead County judge's denial of the motion to suppress evidence against Jimmy Paul Pickle.
Pickle was arrested by Game and Fish officers after they found he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, then found Pickle had methamphetamine and a glass pipe when they searched him.
The wildlife officers ran a check to see if Pickle had any outstanding warrants after observing him and his hunting party for nearly two hours. They ran the criminal background check after confirming that Pickle's hunting license was valid.