RIVER RADIO NEWS 060214
MAN ARRESTED FOR POPLAR BLUFF STRONG ARM ROBBERY
Poplar Bluff Police have a man in custody following a report of a strong arm robbery on Thursday.
According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, at around 6 pm Thursday officers received a report from a man who said his house guest had assaulted him and taken his wallet and debit card.
The suspect was later photographed using the stolen debit card at an area ATM. On Saturday, the suspect was seen by police walking along Business 60 and was arrested following a short foot pursuit.
The suspect, Jeremy Fineout, is facing charges of first degree robbery, armed criminal action, felonious restraint, fraudulent use of a credit device, and resisting arrest.
ONE DEAD FOLLOWING WRECK NEAR JONESBORO
A high school volleyball coach has died after crashing her car into a water-filled ditch near Jonesboro.
The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department says 38 year old Jennifer Jordan was found dead in her submerged car early Saturday. Jordan had been reported missing about 11 pm Friday after she failed to respond to phone calls and text messages.
Jonesboro police say family and friends contacted officers about 12:30 am Saturday after they found skid marks and a submerged vehicle in a ditch beside a county road.
The Craighead County dive team was called to recover the car and Jordan’s body was found inside.
ARKANSAS TEENAGER DROWNS WHILE SWIMMING
Greene County authorities say a 17 year old boy has drowned while swimming in a small pond near Marmaduke.
Sheriff Dan Langston told KAIT that Trevor Potter was swimming with a friend in the pond Thursday night when he complained of chest pains. Langston says the friend tried to keep Potter afloat, but was unable to do so.
Langston says Potter was underwater for about 30 minutes before his body was recovered.
MAN IN CUSTODY FOR ASSAULTING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
A Scott City man is in custody after he allegedly hit a police officer with his vehicle while fleeing a DWI checkpoint.
According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, 27 year old Mikell D. Abraham has been charged with the assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and driving while suspended.
The officer was treated at an area hospital and released.
MAN ARRESTED IN ILLINOIS IS SUSPECT IN RECENT NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SHOOTING
An Arkansas man arrested in Illinois is believed to be linked to a recent shooting.
According to KAIT, Jonesboro, Arkansas police issued a warrant Saturday for 27 year old Jose Juan Marquez in connection to a shooting Friday night. Later Saturday evening, Marquez was taken into custody following a traffic stop in Illinois.
The shooting victim is in stable condition.
TWO ARRESTED IN CARTER COUNTY ON METH CHARGE
Two people were taken into custody over the weekend on a meth charge.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 39 year old Kenneth D. Grady, of Hayti, and 38 year old Faith H. Babcock, of Caruthersville, were arrested at around 1:30 pm Sunday in Carter County.
The men are each facing felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
OVER TWENTY ARRESTS MADE DURING TASK FORCE OPERATION
Over twenty arrests were made Friday night in Poplar Bluff as a part of a Street Crimes Task Force Operation.
The task force included officers from multiple agencies including the Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department and several others.
According to the Daily American Republic, 23 arrests were made during the sweep.
BUTLER COUNTY ROAD TO BE REDUCED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be in Butler County today to perform a pipe replacement.
Work is scheduled for 8 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. During the job Highway 53 will be reduced to one lane between Thomas Street and Lone Star Road.
EROSION WORK TO BE PERFORMED TODAY IN NEW MADRID COUNTY
Highway 61 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform erosion work.
Weather permitting, work will performed today and tomorrow from 7 am to 4:30 pm each day.
The work zone will be located between County Roads 728 and 634.
REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 60 IN CARTER COUNTY SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK.
Highway 60 in Carter County will be reduced to one lane early this week so Missouri Department of Transportation crews can perform approach repairs.
This section of roadway is located from Route J to County Road 163.
Weather permitting, work will take place today and tomorrow from 6:30 am to 12 pm, daily.
MISSOURI FLAG BURNING LAW OVERTURNED BY FEDERAL COURT
A federal appeals court in St. Louis has overturned a Missouri law that makes it a crime to burn or otherwise desecrate the American flag.
Frank Snider III sued Cape Girardeau after his 2009 arrest for cutting up a U.S. flag on the sidewalk outside his home, throwing it in the street and trying to set it on fire.
Snider was jailed for eight hours, but prosecutors dismissed the charges after learning of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that deemed a similar law in Texas unconstitutional.
The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a 2012 lower court ruling that the law violated the First Amendment’s right to free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri represented the Cape Girardeau man.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED DURING ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY DATA BREACH
The Arkansas Department of Human Services has told Arkansas State University about a data breach in ASU’s College of Education and Behavioral Science’s Department of Childhood Services.
ASU said Friday that the breach could expose personally identifiable information. Chief Information Officer Henry Torres says there has been unauthorized access to the data – but no reports of illegal use of the information.
The database is related to the Traveling Arkansas Professional Pathways Registry. The registry is a professional development system that tracks more than 6,000 workshops each year to train childcare workers.
The program is not part of the main university databases, so no student, faculty or staff records are involved unless they have participated in the registry.
Officials say the registry has been taken offline until it is reviewed.