RIVER RADIO NEWS 080415
MAN IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING HOSTAGE INCIDENT IN MINER
A man is in custody following a hostage situation Monday night at a Miner hotel.
According to authorities, the man allegedly threatened to kill a woman and held a knife to her neck. Police eventually were able to get into the room and detain the man.
The identities of those involved have not been released at this time.
ARREST MADE IN CAPE GIRARDEAU SHOOTING
A Cape Girardeau man is facing charges following a shooting that took place last week.
According to authorities, 20 year old Gabriel Derice Housman was arrested in connection the shooting of a man on July 28th. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his side during the incident.
Housman is charged with felony first degree assault and armed criminal action.
PORTAGEVILLE POLICE ARREST TWO TEENS IN CONNECTION WITH TWO MONTHS OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS
Police in Portageville say they have arrested two teenagers in connection to a series of vehicle break-ins.
According to authorities, a 19 year old male and a 16 year old male are in custody. Their names have not yet been released.
In addition to the arrests, authorities have recovered five stolen firearms that were taken from vehicles over the past two months.
OXLY MAN FACING DRUG CHARGE OUT OF RIPLEY COUNTY
An Oxly man is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Monday afternoon in Ripley County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46 year old Douglas Freeman was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Freeman is also facing charges of driving while revoked and two counts of displaying plates of another.
DUMP TRUCK OVERTURNS IN IRON COUNTY
A Viburnum man suffered moderate injuries Monday after a dump truck overturned in Iron County.
According to the Highway Patrol, the truck overturned after its driver, 56 year old Douglas Decker, failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 49.
Decker was taken to a Salem hospital following the wreck.
LOCAL HOTEL FLOODED AFTER FIRE PROTECTION LINE BURSTS
A fire protection line reportedly burst and caused flooding Sunday evening at a Poplar Bluff hotel.
According to the Daily American Republic, the flooding caused staff members of Drury Hotel to relocate the hotel’s guests to another hotel. 143 guests were registered at the time of the incident.
The floor of the hotel’s lobby was pushed up around three to four feet, according to reports. The line that burst was the hotel’s private fire line.
16TH ANNUAL WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL READINESS EVENT TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 12TH
The South Central Missouri Community Action Agency tells us that the 16th Annual Wayne County School Readiness will be held on Wednesday, August 12th.
The event is designed to help alleviate the financial strain put upon low-income families in purchasing the necessary school supplies and services for their children.
Services such as vision and hearing screenings, immunization checks, weight and height screenings, dental hygiene information,
finger printing and much more will be provided free to children and families who attend.
The event will be held on August 12th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Clearwater Middle School in Piedmont.
For more information, contact Karen Sutton at 573-223-7495.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN WAYNE COUNTY
Route 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge is located between Winn Street and County Road 341.
Work will be performed today through Thursday from 7 am to 4 pm daily.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD TO BE REDUCED TODAY FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Route M in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform bridge maintenance.
The bridge located between Route K and County Road 249 will be reduced from 7 am to 3 pm.
STODDARD COUNTY ROAD CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing a Stoddard County road today for a pipe replacement.
According to MoDot, Route T will be closed a half a mile west Missouri Route 51 from 8 am to 3 pm so crews can replace a culvert pipe under the road.
MISSOURI TASK FORCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING SET TO BEGIN WORK
(AP) - A team of Missouri lawmakers, activists and others is set to begin efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Legislators voted unanimously to create the task force during this past legislative session. Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr of Springfield will be the panel's chairman.
It's responsible for creating a central hub for information on human trafficking in Missouri. Members must make recommendations to the Legislature by 2017.
Others on the task force include police and public safety officials, child advocates and a member of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition.
$25 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS TICKET SOLD IN MISSOURI
(AP) - Officials with the Missouri Lottery say someone is holding a Mega Millions ticket sold in Missouri that is worth $25 million.
The Lottery said Monday that the ticket from the July 31st drawing is the first Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Missouri. The winning numbers are 28, 32, 33, 40, 46 and the Mega Ball number is 10.
Missouri Lottery director Mary Scheve Reardon urges the holder of the ticket to sign the back and put it in a safe place until taking it to the Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City. The winner can also call Lottery headquarters to make arrangements.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, in this case, until January 27th.