RIVER RADIO NEWS 062915
MAN RESUSCITATED AFTER BEING FOUND IN CURRENT RIVER
A Poplar Bluff man was resuscitated following a near drowning incident Sunday in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 21 year old male was found by a passing boater face down and not breathing in Current River.
The man was resuscitated after being pulled to shore and administered CPR. The Highway Patrol says he was intoxicated and had fallen out of a kayak prior to the incident and later refused medical treatment.
ARRESTS MADE IN CLAY COUNTY SHOOTING
Two people are in custody in connection to the shooting of a man early Sunday morning in Clay County, Arkansas.
According to Sheriff Terry Miller, shortly before 3 am Sunday, Clay County 911 received multiple calls of a gunshot victim in Pollard.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found 43 year old Todd Tomlinson with a gunshot wound. Tomlinson was taken to a Memphis hospital. His current condition is unknown.
Miller tells us that 18 year old Justin Collins has been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and attempted first degree murder. A juvenile male was also taken into custody.
MAN FACING CHARGES FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL CONTACT WITH 12 YEAR OLD
Authorities in Scott County say a Sikeston man is facing charges for alleged sexual contact with a child.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, an investigation revealed that 23 year old Zachary Caleb Neal met the 12 year old victim through a social media website.
Sexual related conversations eventually lead to Neal allegedly having sexual contact with the victim.
Contact between Neal and the victim continued until a family member of the victim discovered correspondence between the two.
Neal reportedly admitted to the sexual contacts during an interview with an investigator. He has been charged with first degree statutory sodomy and enticement of a child.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED IN STODDARD COUNTY ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS
A Poplar Bluff man was recently taken into custody in Stoddard County on multiple warrants.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 27 year old Keon Terrell Allen was arrested on warrants for possession with intent to distribute, second degree domestic assault, and resisting a felony arrest.
MALDEN MAN CHARGE WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
A Malden man was arrested early this morning on a felony charge in New Madrid County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Kaleum Reid was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone and xanax.
Reid is also charged with possession of marijuana and speeding.
NEW MADRID MAN FOUND WITH METH IN SCOTT COUNTY
A New Madrid man was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine in Scott County.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells us that 31 year old David Wood has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute/deliver.
Deputies stopped Wood after receiving a report of him selling narcotics at an establishment outside of Sikeston.
Wood gave permission to search his vehicle and person. During the search, a small case was located which contained three small plastic bags. Two of the bags had a white crystal like substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine. The other bag contained three yellow oval pills, which were identified as Acetaminophen & Oxycodone/Hydrochloride.
ILLINOIS MAN FACING COCAINE CHARGE OUT OF RIPLEY COUNTY
An Illinois man was arrested over the weekend on a felony drug charge in Ripley County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 23 year old Bagriel Simmons, of Peoria, Illinois, is facing a felony charge of possession of cocaine following his arrest Saturday evening. Simmons was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD CLOSED FOR TODAY
Route J in Stoddard County is closed today as contractor crews install box culverts under the roadway.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the work zone is located from Reed Street to Route AA.
Work will take place through 1 pm.
UTILITY REPAIRS FORCE CLOSURE OF STODDARD COUNTY ROAD
The Missouri Department of Transportation says utility repairs are the reason that a Stoddard County road will be closed today and tomorrow.
Route AD in Stoddard County will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm each day between Brookhaven Street and County Road 480.
REPAIRS TO BEGIN TODAY ON I-55 IN SCOTT COUNTY
An over two month long repair project is set to begin today on Interstate 55 in Scott County.
Northbound and Southbound I-55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane so contractor crews can perform guardrail repairs.
The bridges are located at the I-57/US60 interchanges.
Work will be performed through Monday, August 31st from 7 am to 5 pm daily.
MISSOURI CHANGES INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR EATING DISORDERS
(AP) - Missouri is set to become the first state to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover.
Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation this month to require insurers to cover eating disorders beyond the point of a person getting back to a certain weight.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, it's the first bill in the nation to define such treatment.
Advocates say patients with eating disorders are kicked out of treatment prematurely, having gained weight but not having the underlying mental issues addressed.
Insurance companies who provide coverage for Missouri residents have resisted such a change, saying it could mean higher costs. But they struck a compromise with lawmakers on language to cover "medically necessary" treatments.
The law will take effect in August.