RIVER RADIO NEWS 071315
KENNETT MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Kennett man is dead following a single vehicle wreck Friday evening in Dunklin County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 24 year old Michael Edgin’s vehicle hit a utility pole off of County Road 413 near Kennett.
Edgin was pronounced dead at the scene.
POTOSI MAN KILLED IN IRON COUNTY WRECK
Authorities say a Potosi man died Friday afternoon in a traffic crash.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a vehicle was attempting to pass a vehicle on Missouri Highway 32 in Iron County and struck another vehicle head on.
27 year old Neil Blankmann, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of both of the vehicles, along with another passenger, suffered serious injuries and were taken to a St. Louis area hospital.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KENNETT SHOOTING INCIDENT
A Kennett man is facing charges following a shooting incident over the weekend.
According to the Kennett Police Department, a vehicle was hit by gunfire Saturday night.
An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 32 year old Demarkas Marsh, who reportedly gave a confession to officers.
Marsh was incarcerated with charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action pending from the State Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
DEXTER MAN ARRESTED ON ARSON WARRANT
A Dexter man has been taken into custody on a warrant for arson.
According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 34 year old Jeremy Swallows was arrested last week on a warrant for arson and burglary.
POPLAR BLUFF MAN ARRESTED ON METH CHARGE
A Poplar Bluff man is facing a felony drug charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38 year old Brian Hill was arrested shortly before 6 pm Sunday evening in Ripley County.
Hill was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
METH ALLEGEDLY FOUND DURING SEARCH OF BENTON MAN’S RESIDENCE
Authorities found methamphetamine during the search of a Benton man’s residence last week.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, a large bag of a crystal type substance believed to be methamphetamine, seven smaller bags of a similar type substance, also believed to be methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found inside the residence of 34 year old Allen Basinger Jr.
Walter estimated the street value of the controlled substance to be in the area of $23,000.
Basinger was arrested and is facing charges of drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, forgery, receiving stolen property and driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS
A woman was taken into custody on drug charges last week in Scott County.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 36 year old Sadonna M. Lewis, of Sikeston, is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Walter says a deputy responded to the Lewis residence Thursday night to assist the Missouri Children’s Division. While at the residence, the deputy was given reason to believe that there may be drugs inside the residence.
A search conducted a short time later revealed the discovery of what appeared to be controlled substances, along with drug paraphernalia.
Lewis reportedly admitted to authorities that she consumed illegal drugs earlier in the day while her two children were inside the residence.
TALLAPOOSA MAN FACING MULTIPLE FELONIES OUT OF NEW MADRID COUNTY
A Tallapoosa man was arrested Saturday night in New Madrid County on multiple felony charges.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 24 year old Jacob Deprow is facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
HEAT INDEX VALUES LIKELY TO GET OVER 100 DEGREES TODAY
The National Weather Service says we could be in for a hot week.
Heat index values are expected to be over 100 degrees today, and possibly over 105 for a couple of hours due to the combination of temperatures in the lower and middle 90’s, along with relative humidity values near 50 percent.
If you are planning any work outdoors today, remember to drink plenty of water and take plenty of breaks in the shade or a cool location.
The weather service says there is potential that the elevated heat index readings may persist throughout the week.
NIXON VETOES BILL LIMITING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IMMIGRANTS
(AP) - Governor Jay Nixon says he is vetoing a measure that would block immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. from receiving money under Missouri's A+ scholarship program.
Nixon made the announcement Saturday during a speech to the National Council of La Raza. The Hispanic advocacy group is having its annual convention in Kansas City.
Supporters of the bill said it was meant to limit the number of people receiving scholarships in order to preserve them for Missouri residents.
But Democratic opponents and advocates for immigrants said it would cause financial hardship for hardworking students seeking to get a college education and contribute to society.
Nixon said that rather than punishing students, the state should be encouraging those who are willing to work hard.