Archives for February 2013

Macon Man in Court Today on Stalking Charge

A Macon man faces preliminary hearing today on charges he stalked a 12-year old girl. 45-year old William Darrell Joyner was already on the state’s sex offender list. He was arrested in the 500 block of Roe Lane February 12th for stalking a juvenile. Court records say Joyner was living with the victim’s family for a short period of time when he said he’d fallen in love with her, calling her his “soul mate.” Her parents made him move out, but prosecutors Joyner still harassed the family via text messages. He has also been accused of driving near the families home and her school bus stop on multiple occasions. At today’s hearing, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to bind Joyner over for trial on a charge of aggravated stalking.

Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON. National Weather Service forecasters say SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING, with UP TO AN INCH OF NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. THE LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY CAUSE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING AS IT WILL IMPACT THE AREAS THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE.

Monday Crash InjuresTeen

Highway Patrol Troopers report a crash about 10:25 last night injured a Kirksville teen. It happened just half a mile east of town on Route P. 16-year old Lew Smith lost control of a 2000 GMC Pickup as he was headed into town, and slid off the left side of the road into a grain bin. Smith was taken by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries. He was alone in the pickup.

Winter StormWarning Until 9pm

…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAY…

THIS STORM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOWFALL OF AT LEAST 6 TO 10 INCHES TO AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ATCHISON, KANSAS TO KIRKSVILLE. A HEAVIER BAND OF UP TO 12 INCHES IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF KANSAS CITY TO NEAR THE MOBERLY AREA. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST.

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH…COMBINED WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL…WILL RESULT IN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AS WELL AS BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THIS MORNING. THESE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN SNOWPACKED ROADS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.

From NWS: Winter Storm Warning StartsTonight

…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY…

.A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA BEGINNING MONDAY EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF AT LEAST 6 TO
10 INCHES…WITH POSSIBLY 12 INCHES OR MORE THROUGH THE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA AND POINTS WEST SOUTHWESTWARD. ELSEWHERE WITHIN THE BROAD SWATH OF 6 TO 10 INCHES… LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS APPROACHING A FOOT ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM MONDAY TO 9 PM CST TUESDAY.

* TIMING…SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DIMINISH BY TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF AT LEAST 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WARNING AREA… ALTHOUGH SOME LOCAL AREAS OF AROUND 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH… COMBINED WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL… WILL RESULT IN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS BY TUESDAY MORNING… LEADING TO SNOWPACKED ROADS
AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

New Novinger Superintendent

Novinger schools have a new superintendent. Rick Roberts, from the south Shelby area, will start in June. The current superintendent, Bill Lake, announced his retirement a few months ago. The vote by Novinger school board members to hire Roberts was unanimous. It’s a homecoming of sorts: Roberts’ mother graduated from Novinger High School and his father coached at the high school.

Red Cross Feels Storm Impact

The storm has already impacted the blood supply in our region.

The Red Cross’ Dan Fox says to help reduce the negative impact of severe storms on the blood reserve, regular donors and newcomers should always plan on when to donate and ensure that, in a time of emergency, there is blood on stand by.

Winter Storm Approaching, Snow to Start About Midday

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY…

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 10 INCHES. HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ON TRAVEL. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY EXCEED AN INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES DURING THIS AFTERNOON. EAST WINDS GUSTING UP TO 30 MPH MAY CREATE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

More details, from Chief Meteorolgist Dan Holiday:

Ameren Storm Preps

Ameren Missouri is mobilizing personnel, equipment and other resources to help ensure a timely response in the event of significant power outages in the company’s service area. Materials and logistical resources are being positioned in designated areas in advance of the storm. For example, both an Ameren Missouri Storm Trailer is being sent from Mexico, Mo. and a Mobile Command Center is being sent from St. Louis to Park Hills, Mo. The 53-foot Storm Trailer is stocked with materials such as wire, cross arms and hardware needed to repair electrical facilities.

Here are preparation tips for customers: have a battery-powered radio and flashlights available, along with drinking water, canned/no-cook foods, a first aid kit and supply of any necessary medications.

No Parking on Snow Emergency Routes After 2pm Today

The National Weather Service has indicated that the City of Kirksville can expect snowfall of 6-10 inches beginning Thursday, February 21, 2013 and continuing through the morning of Friday, February 22. As allowed by City Code 15-432, the Kirksville City Manager has declared a snow traffic emergency effective February 21, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. due to winter weather conditions. Citizens will be required to move their parked vehicles from any street designated an “emergency snow route” by 2:00 p.m. 

All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes shall be removed within two (2) hours after notice of a traffic emergency has been given. Any vehicle parked on an emergency snow route after such period of time may be removed or caused to be removed by a police officer to a place of safety, and the vehicle may not be recovered until the towing and storage charges are paid by the person claiming the vehicle. 
 
Until the snow traffic emergency is terminated, it is illegal to park any vehicle on any street designated as an EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTE. 
EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTES are marked with signs. 
The following streets are established as emergency snow routes within the city:
City of Kirksville Municipal Code: Sec. 15-432.  Emergency snow routes
(1)   North and south streets:   
  Street name   
From   
To   
Boundary   
LaHarpe   
Michigan   
Osteopathy   
Hamilton   
Potter   
Third   
Pierce   
Jefferson   
First   
Patterson   
Shepherd   
Franklin   
Patterson   
Pierce   
Marion-Green   
Jefferson   
North Junction 6 & 63   
Cottage  Grove  Place   
LaHarpe   
Hamilton   
Cottage  Grove   
Hamilton   
N.E. Lift  Station   
Halliburton   
Jefferson   
LaHarpe   
Business  Route 63   
Patterson   
Highway  Junction   
Jamison   
Highway 6,  east   
Highway 11,  east   
Elson   
Potter   
Buchanan   
(2)   East and west streets:   
  Street name   
From   
To   
LaHarpe   
First   
Cottage  Grove Place   
Hamilton   
Osteopathy   
First   
Paterson   
First   
Cottage  Grove   
Michigan   
Boundary   
Osteopathy   
Normal   
Cottage  Grove   
Jamison   
Pierce   
Osteopathy   
Third   
Jefferson   
Third   
Cottage  Grove   
Potter   
West City  Limits   
North Junction 6 & 63   
Illinois   
Main   
Baltimore   
Harrison   
Main   
Baltimore   
Harrison   
Baltimore   
Junction  Route 11,  east   
(e)   In addition to the above, the following streets are also designated as emergency snow routes and, in addition, will be those streets which will have the snow from the streets hauled away.
(1)   North and south streets:   
  Street name   
From   
To   
Main   
McPherson   
Harrison   
Elson   
Jefferson   
Buchanan   
Franklin   
Pierce   
Buchanan   
(2)   East and west streets:   
  Street name   
From   
To   
Jefferson   
Marion   
High   
McPherson   
Main   
High   
Washington   
Main   
High   
Harrison   
Main   
High   
Missouri   
Main   
High   
The City thanks all citizens for their cooperation as we complete our snow removal efforts.