Archives for January 2014

Misc Story

Two years in prison for a man who helped illegal immigrants get drivers licenses here in Missouri. 29 year old Pedro Pablo-Solis pleaded guilty to giving the illegals phony documents that were used to get licenses in St. Joseph.

Pablo-Solis is from Guatemala.

Mo. Child Tax Credit Proposed

One of the benefits enjoyed by parents is a credit on income taxes for each child in the family. But that’s only on your federal tax return — until now. Missouri State Senator John Lamping, of Ladue,  has introduced a measure that would create a $400 income tax credit per child on your state return:

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Several Rounds Of Icy Conditions Expected

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS IN EFFECT FROM UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY.  LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI STARTING THEN DIMINISH LATE IN THE DAY. HEAVIER SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW.

Meth Arrest

Another meth-arrest in Kirksville. 

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32 year old Joshua Craig was found with stolen property and meth at a home on North Marion. Cops searched the place because Craig was already on probation and he agreed to be searched periodically.  He also told officers that he supplied other meth makers with a key ingredient — pseudophedrine — which is found in some common cold medicines. 

Kirksville city council expected to approve a new ordinance next week that will require you to  get a prescription for drugs with pseudophedrine…hoping to make it harder for meth makers to make the stuff. 

Monday Is Decision Day On Kirksville Anti-meth Law

Kirksville City leaders are poised to join their counterparts in states and localities across the nation with action to curb the access to so-called methamphetamine precursors on Monday night. The ordinance up for a vote Monday would require a prescription for drugs commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine…particularly the drug pseudoephedrine. The proposal was drafted by Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes from similar ordinances elsewhere in Missouri. In nearly all instances it would be illegal for a person to sell, deliver or distribute drugs containing ephedrine, PSE or other precursor drugs without a prescription or other medical certification. The proposal allows for exemptions for medical professionals or nursing home health care providers, and also establishes a list of PSE-based or similar substances that will still be allowed for sale behind the counter and without a prescription, as they are currently.

Radio Park Blood Drive Total: 79 Pints

Red Cross officials have confirmed the total number of pints collected in the annual Radio Park Blood Bowl on Tuesday. Spokesman Dan Fox says 79 pints were collected during the event. With each pint able to help as many as three patients, the impact from Tuesday’s Blood Bowl may reach more than 230 people. The event comes each year at a critical time for Red Cross-managed blood supplies in our region. The cold weather and repeated storm system we typically see this time of year impact blood drives. So far this year, the agency has cancelled 450 scheduled blood drives due to weather. Across the country that’s created a shortfall of nearly 14-thousand blood and platelet donations.

Propane Contimues Record Rise

Hope you don’t need to stock up on propane soon…it’s gotten really expensive.

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Blood Drive

Lots of people rolled up their sleeve to do a good deed in Kirksville this week’

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The Red Cross blood  drive on Tuesday — known as the Radio Park Blood Bowl — will give a real boost to the local blood supply.  79 pints of blood were donated — and that’s huge this time of year when blood giving is usually way down with hundreds of blood-drives canceled because of winter weather.  The blood given Tuesday will go a long way: each pint could help save three lives according to the Red Cross, helping more than 230 patients.  Of course, you can donate anytime: just click onto redcrossblood-dot-org to make an appt. 

Bomb Threat

A man has been arrested for threatening to blow up the Gateway arch and other sites in St. Louis. 24 year old Terry Montgomery accused of calling in bomb threats and demanding 10-million dollars.  He got no money and no bombs were found.

Blunt To President: Work With, Not Around, Congress

President Barack Obama’s said in his State of the Union Address last night if Congress didn’t see and do things his way, he’d go around them. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt continued to call on the president to lead the country instead of drag it along, and to work with Congress to pass bipartisan legislation rather than bypassing the process required in the Constitution:

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