RIVER RADIO NEWS 070115
HUMAN REMAINS DISCOVERED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY
An autopsy will be scheduled in connection to the discovery of human remains near Caruthersville.
The remains were found by a citizen along a tree line on County Road 363 in Pemiscot County.
Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says they might be of Jerry Lynn Carr, who has been missing since August 2014.
STANDOFF ENDS WHEN MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
A standoff in New Madrid County has ended with the man involved reportedly committed suicide.
According to KFVS, authorities were attempting to serve a warrant Tuesday at around 5 pm, when the man pointed a gun at police, causing them to withdraw from the home.
The standoff continued to around 11 pm when the man killed himself. The name of the suspect has not yet been released.
ONE KILLED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY WRECK
A Bragg City man is dead following a single vehicle wreck Tuesday evening in Pemiscot County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 29 year old Corey Jackson was driving on Route A, when his vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck a ditch embankment, and overturned.
Jackson, who was not wearing a safety device, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
GUARD ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TEEN AT JUVENILE CENTER
(AP) - A 27 year old guard at a juvenile detention center in Batesville has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17 year old boy in the center's employee bathroom.
According to Independence County officials, a guard at White River Juvenile Detention Center was arrested Friday on two charges each of first degree sexual assault and second degree sexual assault.
Authorities said the teenager informed the detention center's administrator the suspect had taken him from his cell on two separate occasions in June to have sex.
An investigation is ongoing.
TWO INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK NEAR PIEDMONT
A single vehicle wreck Monday evening has left two people injured in Wayne County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 21 year old Ashley Heffner, of Piedmont, was driving a vehicle on Highway 49 that crashed into a culvert.
Heffner suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was taken by air to a Cape Girardeau hospital. A 15 year old passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WRECK NEAR STEELE
Two people have serious injuries in connection to a wreck Monday near Steele.
According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when 66 year old Francisco Mendoza, of Kennett, failed to yield to another vehicle and was struck on the left side of the vehicle.
Mendoza and the driver of the second vehicle, 30 year old Misty Callis, of Steele, were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN DEXTER
Staff members of United States Senator Roy Blunt will host a Mobile Office next week at the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission in Dexter.
Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 8:30 to 9:30 am.
MISSOURI SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS FARMING, GUN RIGHTS MEASURES
(AP) - Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms.
The judges on Tuesday issued an opinion saying that summaries of the proposals on ballots last year were fair.
Critics complained that the measures misled voters and would have unintended consequences. For example, some said they could be interpreted to allow convicted felons to own weapons or grant more rights to foreign agriculture companies.
The judges also said that ballot language can be challenged even after an election is over, setting precedent in Missouri.
Attorneys representing the state of Missouri had argued that opponents of the measures brought them to court too late.
Voters approved both measures in August.