RIVER RADIO NEWS 072115
WOMAN HIT BY TRAIN IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY
A Bono woman is dead after her vehicle was hit by a train Monday afternoon in Craighead County.
According to the Arkansas State Police, 51 year old Terry Nelson’s vehicle failed to stop at a railroad crossing on County Road 341 and pulled into the path of an oncoming train.
No other injuries were reported.
MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED ASSAULT OF A WOMAN
A Morehouse man is facing charges in connection to an alleged assault of a woman last week.
According to authorities, the victim said that 51 year old Ricky Joe Burgess had assaulted her in her home. Burgess was later taken into custody by Morehouse police.
He has been charged with second degree assault and first degree burglary.
MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING OFFICERS
A Vietnam veteran is in custody after he allegedly threatened officers in Northeast Arkansas.
According to KAIT, the incident occurred Sunday night in Greene County. Authorities say the suspect was out of control and they later found bullet holes in the walls of the man’s apartment and television.
Officers were able to make contact with him and take him into custody without incident. No injuries were reported.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDED OVER $170,000 IN GRANT MONEY
The Poplar Bluff School District has been awarded over $170,000.
The grant was announced Monday by Governor Jay Nixon. The grant for $176,263 was made available through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Over $4,200,000 was awarded statewide.
FOUR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COMMUNITIES TO RECEIVE A COMBINED $1.7 MILLION DOLLARS FOR FLOOD REPAIRS
Four southeast Missouri communities will be receiving a combined over $1.7 million dollars to repair damage from flooding in 2011.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development approved the Community Development Block Grant funds for Haywood City, Wyatt, and Vanduser along with Pemiscot County.
All four communities will receive at least $294,000.
WAYNE COUNTY ROAD REDUCED TODAY FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
A Wayne County road will be reduced today for bridge repairs.
Route 34 will be reduced to one lane from Ash Street to Beckville Road so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can mill the bridge deck.
The repairs are scheduled to be done from 7 am to 5 pm.
EAST BOUND ROUTE 60 IN NEW MADRID COUNTY REDUCED FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS
Eastbound Route 60 in New Madrid County is being reduced to one lane so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform pavement repairs.
The work zone is located from US Route 61 to Interstate 55.
Work will take place through Thursday, July 30th from 6 am to 5 pm daily.
SHOULDER REPAIRS TO CAUSE DELAYS TODAY IN CARTER COUNTY
Eastbound Route 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder work.
Work will take place today from 7 am to 3 pm, one mile from the Van Buren City limits.
REPUBLICANS ASK MISSOURI GOVERNOR TO ARM NATIONAL GUARD
(AP) - Republican lawmakers and gubernatorial hopefuls are calling on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to arm the National Guard after the recent attack on two Tennessee military facilities.
GOP leaders and those eyeing the governorship have publicly asked the Democratic governor to act.
A Nixon spokesman was not immediately available to comment Monday.
A gunman attacked a recruiting center and a Marine-Navy reserve facility in Chattanooga last week. Four Marines and one Navy sailor were killed.
The governors of Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Arkansas, Indiana and Oklahoma have since ordered guardsmen to be armed.
A number of Missouri's GOP senators and others want Nixon to take similar action. Republican Senator Dan Brown and GOP gubernatorial candidates Senator Mike Parson and Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder also want Nixon to order flags at half-staff.
APPEALS COURT REVERSES LOWER COURT ON MISSOURI LAWMAKER CASE
(AP) - A federal appeals panel has reversed a lower court's rejection of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought by a Missouri lawmaker fighting required birth control coverage in his state-sponsored insurance plan.
The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Monday reversed a U.S. District Court's 2013 ruling dismissing the complaint brought by Republican state Representative Paul Wieland and his wife Teresa against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.
Wieland's lawyers cited the Supreme Court's earlier decision that private companies such as Hobby Lobby with religious objections can opt out of the federal insurance plan's contraceptive requirement.
The appeals decision sends the case back to district court.
The Health and Human Services Department didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.