RIVER RADIO NEWS 052915
HOUSE FIRE LEADS TO METH DISCOVERY IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
Jonesboro police reportedly found meth after responding to a house fire.
According to KAIT, officers found several plastic baggies containing a white crystalline substance at the location of a house fire Thursday morning. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
The homeowner, James Cowan, told police that the fire started when he was burning wire. Cowan was taken into custody for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
JACKSON MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO HOME INVASION ROBBERY
Jackson Police say that a man who was sought in connection to a home invasion robbery has been apprehended.
According to the Jackson Police Department, 23 year old Evan Tillman was arrested Thursday in Viburnum.
Authorities had been searching for Tillman following a May 20th home invasion robbery. Two other men, 20 year old Tyler Glydewell and 19 year old Nicholas Rodgers, both of Jackson, were previously arrested in the case.
MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MULTIPLE BANK ROBBERIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
A man has been found guilty in the robbery of two banks in Southeast Missouri.
According to United States Attorney’s Office, 36 year old Tyrice Royston was found guilty Wednesday of bank robbery.
On March 17th, 2014, Royston and another man reportedly entered an Essex bank, leaped over the counter and forced the tellers to the floor, securing the tellers’ wrists with zip ties. One of the tellers suffered a fracture to her vertebra during the attack.
The two men then opened the tellers’ cash drawers, placed the money in a bag and left the bank with $34,000.
On May 13th, Royston was also found guilty of robbing a bank in Morley in May of 2014.
Royston faces a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each of the two bank robberies. His sentencing was scheduled for August 25th.
RUNAWAY JUVENILE RETURNS HOME
Jackson Police says that a teenager who ran away on Wednesday is home.
The Jackson Police Department reported Thursday night the 16 year old girl has returned home.
The girl had last been seen Wednesday morning leaving the Jackson High School.
GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR NEW PEPSI MIDAMERICA FACILITY
A Groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for next week for a new facility for Pepsi MidAmerica.
The Pepsi Depot in Cape Girardeau is expected to bring over 70 jobs to the region when it opens in the fall or winter. The groundbreaking will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 3rd.
MOBILE OFFICE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY IN VAN BUREN
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office on Wednesday, June 3rd.
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 Mobile Office will be held from 2 to 3 pm at the Float Stream Restaurant in Van Buren.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE DRAMA CAMP TO BE HELD IN JULY
Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff will be the location of the 23rd annual children’s theatre drama camp coming up in July.
The camp for students entering second through eighth grades and will be held from July 27th to the 31st.
Campers will participate in activities teaching acting, improvisation, dance, theatre games, stage makeup, creative dramatics, musical theatre and reader’s theatre.
The camp will culminate in a performance at 11 am Friday, August 8, at Poplar Bluff High School.
The camp costs $60, with the deadline to register being July 17th. Registration forms are available by visiting the Tinnin Center office. For more information, call 573-840-9648.
POPLAR BLUFF MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM BEGINS THIS WEEKEND
The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library will be starting their 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program this weekend.
The program “Every Hero has a Story” will run through June and July. Children and young adults between the ages of 3 to 17 can participate and earn a chance to win a prize with every completed Reading Log they turn in.
Grand prizes include three Kindle Fire tablets and three bicycles.
The free reading program will also feature multiple events and performers. For more information, call the library at 573-686-8639.
FREE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT DEXTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A free entrepreneurial training program will be held starting next month in Dexter.
The class, Fast Trac® Growth Venture, is a comprehensive series
of workshops and programs to help current business owners sharpen their skills to create, manage and grow successful businesses.
The ten session class starts on Thursday, June 18th and goes for ten weeks. The class will be held at the Dexter Chamber of Commerce. To register, call 573-243-3581 by June 16th.
HAZARDOUS MOVING VEHICLE OPERATION TO BE HELD IN BUTLER COUNTY
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a hazardous moving vehicle operation next month in Southeast Missouri.
The operations will be conducted in Butler County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.
Specific dates were not given for the operation; however Captain George Ridens says it will occur sometime in June.