RIVER RADIO NEWS 080515
TWO SOUGHT IN CONNECTION TO MURDER OF BLYTHEVILLE MAN
Authorities in Blytheville say warrants have been issued for two men in connection to the murder of an area man in June.
Police are searching for 25 year old Anfernee Xavier Wells and 24 year old Daniel Johnson.
The warrants are in connection to the death of Vincent Stone, who was shot multiple times on June 22nd at Williams Park.
Both men should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on their location is asked to call 870-763-4411.
SILVER ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING PARAGOULD MAN
A Silver Alert has been issued for a Paragould man who was last seen on July 30th.
According to the Arkansas State Police, the alert was issued for 62 year old David G. Bailey. He was last known to be at 402 North 10th Avenue near the Senior Center on North 12th Street. He is also insulin dependent and does not have his supplies with him.
Bailey is described as a white male who is five’ 10” tall. He has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 255 pounds. He may be travelling in a silver 2002 Kia Spectra with an Arkansas license plate of 807PZW.
Anyone with information on Bailey’s whereabouts should contact the Paragould Police Department at 870-236-7621. His picture is available on our facebook page.
EAST PRAIRIE MAN KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT
An East Prairie man is dead following a tractor accident Tuesday in Mississippi County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 58 year old William Thomure was driving the tractor up a levee when it overturned and pinned him underneath.
The Mississippi County coroner pronounced Thomure dead at the scene.
ONE KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED, IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
An 87 year old Blytheville woman has died following a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Arkansas.
According to the Arkansas State Police, a vehicle driven by 58 year old Vivian Royer, of Blytheville, overturned after it ran off the side of State Highway 140 in Mississippi County.
A passenger in the vehicle, Lavern Holbrooks, was pronounced dead at the scene. Royer was injured and taken to a Memphis hospital.
LARGE EXPLOSION ROCKS NORANDA ALUMINUM PLANT IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
(AP) - A massive explosion rocked a local aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.
The explosion and fire occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Noranda Aluminum plant near Marston.
Noranda spokesman John Parker said all workers had been accounted for and there were no life-threatening injuries. He said some people suffered what appeared to be non-critical abrasions, dust irritation or smoke inhalation.
Parker said one of the injured workers was taken to a hospital for treatment. Others were treated at the scene.
Parker said a molten metal explosion occurred in the cast house of the plant, where the company produces extrusion billet, a length of metal with a cylindrical shape. Production in the cast house was suspended, but work continued at the rest of the facility.
Noranda employs about 900 workers in New Madrid County. Parker said about 20 people were working in the area where the explosion happened. The cause is under investigation.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN KENNETT
Police in Kennett say the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office has been called to investigate a fire at a local hotel.
At around 9:30 pm Monday, authorities were dispatched to the Days Inn hotel on Independence Avenue in reference to a structure fire. The fire was contained to a single room and extinguished.
The Kennett Police Department says that the incident is being listed as suspicious; however no further details will be released pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.
JONESBORO POLICE WARN OF SCAM INVOLVING WARRANT THREAT
(AP) - Police in Jonesboro are warning about a scam in which a caller claims via telephone that residents must pay him money or risk arrest on an outstanding warrant.
A woman complained to officers Monday that she had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be a Jonesboro cop. She said the caller said he worked in the warrants division and that she needed to send money or be arrested.
The woman went to the police station, which said she was not subject to arrest.
Jonesboro police spokesman Paul Holmes said the caller was a scam artist and warned that other residents may be targeted, too. He also said officers would not call someone and demand that they buy a pre-paid "money card" to settle a case.
FOUR MONTH LONG ROAD PROJECT UNDERWAY IN BUTLER AND RIPLEY COUNTIES
Route 160 in Ripley and Butler Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12 foot width restriction so contractor crews can perform dirt work and grading.
Route 160 will be reduced between Route JJ and Route 67 from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Tuesday, December 1st.
WAYNE COUNTY ROAD REDUCED FOR ASPHALT OVERLAY
Route A in Wayne County is being reduced to one lane daily with a 9 foot width restriction as contractor crews overlay the road with asphalt.
The work zone is located between U.S. Route 67 and Route 49.
Work will be performed from 6 am to 6 pm daily through Friday, August 21st.
BRIDGE MAINTENANCE TO CAUSE DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 55
North and southbound I-55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced with a width restriction of 16 feet this month as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, work will take place from 7 am to 5 pm daily through Thursday, September 3rd at the bridge located between mile markers 25 and 30.