RIVER RADIO NEWS 072815
WOMAN’S BODY DISCOVERED IN FLOOD WATERS NEAR CARUTHERSVILLE
A woman’s body was discovered Sunday in flood waters near Caruthersville.
Authorities say deputies with the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call Sunday at around 7 pm about a van in a bean field. While searching the area, officers found the body of a white female. They say she appeared to have been deceased for several days.
The body was identified as 59 year old Diane McDaniel, of Caruthersville.
Authorities say the death was an accidental drowning.
ELLSINORE WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER JUMPING FROM A MOVING VEHICLE
An Ellsinore woman was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries early Monday morning following an incident near Doniphan.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 42 year old Julie Emery was struck after she jumped from a moving vehicle on a Ripley County road.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 am. Authorities did not release what caused Emery to jump from the vehicle.
POPLAR BLUFF WOMAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES
A Poplar Bluff woman is facing multiple drug related charges following her arrest Monday afternoon in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Elisha Battles was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine, codeine and hydrocodone.
Battles also reportedly had a felony warrant out of Butler County for larceny.
TWO ARRESTED IN RIPLEY COUNTY ON DRUG RELATED CHARGE
Two Harviell residents were taken into custody Monday afternoon in Ripley County on a drug related charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 32 year old Crystal Miller and 26 year old James Sales were arrested less than ten minutes apart, shortly after 1 pm.
They are each facing a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING HOME INVASION IN LUXORA
Authorities in Northeast Arkansas are investigating a home invasion that occurred over the weekend.
According to KAIT, three masked men allegedly broke into a Luxora home early Sunday morning and held a family at gunpoint.
The men reportedly took money and other items from the occupants, assaulting them and damaging property in the process.
MULTIPLE REPORTS OF DAMAGE FOLLOWING MONDAY STORMS
There were multiple reports of damage Monday following storms that swept through Southeast Missouri.
According to the National Weather Service, a camper was flipped over along with multiple trees being blown down in Advance.
In Cape Girardeau County, a tree was blown down onto a Jackson house. Another tree was toppled over a road way in the city of Cape Girardeau.
There was also street flooding reported in Marble Hill.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR TODAY
An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for most of Southeast Missouri through 9 pm tonight.
The National Weather Service says that afternoon temperatures in the mid 90’s combined with oppressive humidity levels will produce heat index values in the 110 to 115 degree range this afternoon.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke become much greater concerns when the heat index gets this high. Everyone is reminded to take extra precautions, especially if you will be spending time outdoors.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun if possible.
MOBILE OFFICE TO BE HELD IN RIPLEY COUNTY TOMORROW
US Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office tomorrow in Doniphan.
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 from 10 to 11 am at the Ripley County Courthouse.
CREWS TO BE IN WAYNE COUNTY TODAY FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Route 49 in Wayne County will be reduced today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge is located between Route 34 and Third Street.
Work is scheduled to be performed today from 6:30 am to 5 pm.
BRIDGE REPAIRS SCHEDULED TODAY ON INTERSTATE 55
Southbound I-55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.
Work will be performed from 7 am to 4:30 pm on a bridge located at Exit 67 at Miner.
MISSOURI BILLS ON FINANCIAL AID FOR SOME IMMIGRANTS DISPUTED
(AP) - The status of legislation to block scholarships and financial aid for Missouri students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. is being disputed.
Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed one bill to stop the state's A+ Scholarship from going to those students. But the Republican-led Legislature could overturn Nixon's action in a September session.
The scholarship pays for two years of tuition at community colleges for students who meet certain grade and community service criteria.
Language aimed at blocking the scholarship also was included in a budget bill. But the Higher Education Department, some lawmakers and others are at odds over whether it's legally binding because of a technicality.
The budget bill also included a provision to require public colleges and universities to charge those students their international tuition rate.