RIVER RADIO NEWS 063015
TWO ZALMA RESIDENTS FATALLY INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH
Two Zalma residents were fatally injured Sunday night in a single vehicle crash in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck happened at around 8 pm on Route M, east of Route PP, when 57 year old James R. Wade lost control of the vehicle he was driving, running off the roadway, striking an embankment and overturning.
The Patrol reports the vehicle caught fire after overturning.
Wade and a passenger in the vehicle, 49 year old Angela R. Freeman, were pronounced dead at the scene.
TWO BLYTHEVILLE TEENS CHARGED WITH MURDER
Two Blytheville, Arkansas teens have been charged in last week’s shooting death of Kennon Daniels.
Authorities say 18 year old Randen Caruthers and 17 year old Desmond Patton were taken into custody Saturday afternoon.
In addition to capital murder charges, each has been charged with aggravated robbery and engaging in criminal gang activity.
CAPE GIRARDEAU POLICE INVESTIGATING DRIVE BY SHOOTING
A woman has serious injuries following a drive by shooting Monday in Cape Girardeau.
According to authorities, the shooting occurred Monday afternoon on South Hanover. A woman, who was sitting on a porch, was shot in the head by gunfire from a vehicle.
There were multiple bullet casings found at the scene.
The incident is under investigation.
JONESBORO POLICE INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY OF JEWELRY STORE
Police in Jonesboro are investigating the armed robbery of a jewelry store.
Two armed people reportedly entered Diamond Gems on Red Wolf Blvd Monday morning and demanded cash and jewelry.
Authorities say the two fled the business after receiving mostly jewelry, valued at more than $50,000.
No one was injured during the incident.
Investigators are going over security footage in an attempt to get a clear description of the suspects and their vehicle. One of the suspects in the case has been identified as 43 year old Kerry Lee Kindred, of Jonesboro.
Authorities are still investigating the identity of the second suspect.
MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGE IN KENNETT
A Kennett man has been arrested on a burglary charge.
According to the Kennett Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in reference to an assault Sunday afternoon.
Upon arrival officers learned that a male and two females had barged into the residence where the male assaulted the caller.
Officers were later able to locate and arrest 42 year old Brandon Mesmer for first degree Burglary.
Officers are still seeking information on the two females involved in the case.
WOMAN INJURED AFTER GETTING HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A THROWN BRICK
A woman was reportedly injured in Jonesboro over the weekend after a man attacked and threw bricks at her.
According to KAIT, Quotez Williams, of Jonesboro, allegedly punched and kicked the victim, as well as threw two bricks at her. One of the bricks struck her in the head and the other hit her ankle. Witnesses say Williams also threatened to kill the woman.
Williams is facing charges of terroristic threatening, domestic battering, and endangering the welfare of a minor.
ORAN MAN CHARGED FOR THEFTS FROM STORAGE UNITS
An Oran man is facing charges in connection to several reported thefts from storage units in Scott County.
According to Sheriff Rick Walter, his office received reports last week of multiple thefts from storage units near Oran. Laminate flooring and power tools were the primary items taken during the thefts.
On Friday, an investigator made contact with 38 year old James Aurelio at a residence near the crime scene. While talking to Aurelio, the investigator observed laminate flooring which was being installed inside the residence.
The flooring along with powers tools were later identified as stolen property from the storage units.
Aurelio was arrested and charged with stealing.
POLICE CAR CRASHES INTO CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY HOME
(AP) – A Cape Girardeau police officer is recovering from minor injuries after his squad car crashed into a rural home.
The accident happened about 10:30 pm Sunday on Highway 25, near Jackson. The home is unoccupied.
KFVS reports that the officer lost control of his car and ran off the road and into the home. The car hit a gas line, causing a leak.
Witnesses said the officer went door-to-door to warn neighbors of the gas leak. Utility crews repaired the leak.
Damage was mostly to the home’s carport area.
PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW IN DUNKLIN COUNTY
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Dunklin County over the next two days for pavement repairs.
During the repairs, Route 25 will be reduced to one lane between Route EE and County Road 426.
Work is scheduled to be done today and tomorrow, from 6:30 am to 4 pm each day.
GOVERNOR NIXON OKS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR MISSOURIANS WITH DISABILITIES
(AP) – A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.
The bill signed Monday by Governor Jay Nixon would allow someone with a disability or their family to open a tax-exempt savings account to pay for related expenses.
The measure also allows for others to give tax-deductible donations of as much as $8,000 to the program, which then would be invested. Married couples could give as much as $16,000.
Any money in someone’s savings account through the program wouldn’t count toward total assets when determining a person’s eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits.
A new board led by the state treasurer will be in charge of the savings account program.