RIVER RADIO NEWS 070815
NORDYNE TO SHIFT WAREHOUSE OPERATION BACK TO POPLAR BLUFF
The Nordyne Plant in Poplar Bluff will not close after all.
According to the Daily American Republic, Nortek Global HVAC will be moving its central warehouse operation back to Poplar Bluff. The company also announced that its commercial product warehousing will be moving to Poplar Bluff early next year.
Information about the number of jobs impacted by the move
Has not been released.
MARK MASSINGHAM GIVEN ONE YEAR CONTRACT TO BE POPLAR BLUFF CITY MANAGER
Mark Massingham has been given a one year contract to take over the position of Poplar Bluff City Manager.
According to the Daily American Republic, the contract was approved by the City Council Monday by a unanimous vote. The contract sets Massingham’s salary at $120,000 a year.
Massingham was appointed as interim city manager following the firing of Heath Kaplan in May.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED FOR RESISTING ARREST AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
A Poplar Bluff man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest early Tuesday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 57 year old James Holman was arrested on felony charges of driving while intoxicated, chronic offender; resisting arrest by fleeing; and leaving the scene of an accident.
Holman is also facing charges of careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, no insurance, and driving while revoked.
Information on the accident involved in the charges was not available.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING HOME INVASION IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Authorities in Osceola are investigating a reported home invasion and robbery.
According to KAIT, two men allegedly forced their way into a residence and held two people at gunpoint. The residence was located at the Logan Heights apartment complex.
The suspects took cash and a television during the incident and reportedly pistol whipped one of the victims. Anyone with information about the robbery can contact the Osceola Police Department at 870-563-5213.
WOMAN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC BATTERY FOLLOWING STABBING
A woman is facing a battery charge following a stabbing in Jonesboro.
According to authorities, the incident occurred early Tuesday morning when Shavonne Walker got into an altercation with the victim and allegedly stabbed him with a pair of scissors.
Walker was taken into custody and charged with domestic battery. The victim was treated at an area hospital.
OVER $200,000 SEIZED IN JONESBORO
Jonesboro Police say over $200,000 was recently seized in their city.
The money was found hidden in a tractor tire in the bed of a truck by a K-9 officer. The dog was trained to recognize the odor of meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, but will indicate to officers things that are contaminated with the odor.
The total amount of money seized was $210,000. The man who was stopped in the vehicle was released without any local charges.
THREE RIVERS TO HOLD REGISTRATION EVENTS BEGINNIN LATE THIS MONTH
Three Rivers College has scheduled multiple fall registration events that will begin later this month.
Prospective students who have already applied to Three Rivers and completed the COMPASS test or similar placement test can register for classes at the events.
Attendees who have not completed a placement test or their application for admission will receive help in setting up an opportunity to do so.
Registration events will be held in Doniphan High School on July 27th; Clearwater High School on July 28th; the Delta Center in Portageville on July 29th; the South Central Education Consortium in Willow Springs on July 30th; and at Three Rivers’ new Sikeston location August 4th.
Exact times for the events is available online at trcc.edu.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION CREWS TO BE IN STODDARD COUNTY TODAY
Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane beginning today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can mill the roadway.
The work zone is located from Missouri Route AB to U.S. Route 60.
Work will take place through Thursday, July 16th from 6 am to 5 pm daily.
GOVERNOR NIXON VETOS BILL TO INCREASE LOAN, BANK FEES
(AP) - Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Missouri lenders to charge higher fees to consumers while also raising fees that finance companies pay to the state.
Nixon said in his Tuesday veto message that the measure would have caused financial strain on families.
The measure would have allowed lenders to charge fees of up to 10 percent of the principal on a loan that lasts more than a month, up to $100. The current cap is at $75.
The bill also would have increased a number of license and registration fees for finance companies. For example, each location of a financial institution now must pay an annual licensing fee of $300. The bill would have upped that to $500 each year.