Archives for October 2015

Moberly Teen Arrested in Armed Robbery

A Moberly teen has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery of a convenience store.

The Casey’s convenience store in Higbee, Missouri was robbed last Friday. The subject displayed a handgun and fled with undisclosed amount of money and goods. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Wednesday regarding a possible suspect. The yesterday, sheriff’s deputies and members of the Moberly Police Department arrested a 17-year-old boy. He’s charged with Class A Felony of Robbery, the Class D Felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felony Armed Criminal Action. Bond has been set at $50,000.00 cash

La Plata Man Arrested for Stealing from Pharmacy

A northeast Missouri man is facing several charges for stealing perscripton drugs from a pharmacy…

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old man from La Plata. He’s facing six counts of distribution of a controlled substance. A search of the suspect’s home turned up over 2,000 prescription pills believed to be stolen from the La Plata Pharmacy, along with $6,000 in cash. The name of the suspect is being held as the investigation continues.

KHS Student Leaders of the Month

Kirksville High School has announced it’s September and October “Student Leaders of the Month.”

The Kirksville High School has partnered with Truman State University ROTC and the Missouri National Guard to recognize a KHS Student Leader of the Month. Nominations for this award were sought from the faculty and staff of the high school for a student exemplifying characteristics including:values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. They inspire others, exemplifying a higher standard that encourage others to strive to be their best. The recipient of the September award goes to Emily Van Rie. Emily is the daughter of Troy Van Rie and Kristin Van Rie. The recipient of the October award goes to Dallin Vorkink. He is also a senior and the son of Lee and Janelle Vorkink.

VA Mobile Clinic at NEMO Fair Grounds Today

The VA Mobile unit will be at the NEMO Job Fair today in Kirksville. The Job Fair will be at the NEMO Fair Grounds from 11:00 am till 4:00pm. If you’re a veteran or know a veteran that needs help, please direct them to stop by and find what services are available for them.

Boil Advisory in Kirksville

A Boil Advisory is in effect for a portion of the city of Kirksville until 10AM toorrow morning. The affected area will include citizens of Kirksville who live in Woodland Village Trailer Court. For any questions, contact Public Works at 627-1291.

KPD Fugitive of the Week

Kirksville police have a new fugitive of the week..

Authorities are attempting to locate Joshua “Josh” Lee Hamilton, 36, in reference to arrest warrants from Adair, Macon and Randolph counties for felony probation violation/forgery. Hamilton is a white male, 6’2″ tall, 200 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his left eye. Hamilton has some tattoos that are unique, including: a tattoo on his back reading “Midwest White Boy”, and one of a skull and tribal design, a tattoo on his right elbow of a bong, a tattoo on his left inner arm of naked woman with smoke, a tattoo on his left leg of joker with cards, and tattoos on his right arm of dice & money signs. Joshua Hamilton has lived in Kirksville and LaBelle, Missouri. It is unknown if he is still in the Kirksville area. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department, the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, or leave an anonymous tip at (660) 627-BUST.

Motorcycle Skills Tests Halted for Now

The Missouri State Highway Patrol shuts down motorcycle skills testing—at least for now.

In a released statement, Captain James Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announce that motorcycle skills tests at the Memphis Driver Examination Station will not be conducted until further notice.
Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to be restrained are NOT at the time of the traffic crash. The Patrol urges motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. The Department of Public safety asks the public to join them in supporting the Drive To Zero Highway Deaths. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Their campaign slogan: “Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!”

Free Medicare Counseling

CLAIM, a state health insurance assistance program, will be holding a Medicare counseling event.

The free Medicare counseling class will help beneficiaries check the health and drug coverage plans, compare plans and lower costs. Open enrollment runs through Dec. 7th. The free class is tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the RAIL Office in Kirksville, located at 1100 S. Jamison Street.

The Heartland RSVP along with the NEMO Area Agency on Aging will also be holding counseling events to help with Medicare enrollment throughout northeast Missouri. Trained counselors will be available to provide assistance:

Ttomorrow at the Knox County Health Department Home Health Agency in Edina.

Nov. 3 and 19 at the La Plata Library.

Nov. 5 at the Clark County Council on Aging in Kahoka.

Nov. 10 at the Scotland County Senior Center in Memphis.

Nov. 12 at the Schuyler County Nutrition Center in Lancaster.

Nov. 17 at the Senior Center of Macon.

For more information or Medicare questions, contact Heartland RSVP at (600) 665-8314 or Northeast Area Agency on Aging at 1(800) 664-6338.

Home Fire in Novinger

Multiple fire crews were called to the scene of fire at a home in Novinger early this morning. Crews were called at around 2AM, and had a hard time getting to the home. The uphill gravel driveay was saturated due to the rains. The fire from the home spread to mulitple campers. It’s believed a wood stove may have sparked the fire. The residents were able to get out safely and there were no injuries reported.

Kirksville Police Say Lock it or Lose it

The Kirksville Police Department sends a friendly, yet stern reminder to the public—lock it or lose it! In a released statement, the Kirksville PD say it regularly receives reports of stolen property which often includes burglaries from a residence or thefts from motor vehicles. Most of the time, these incidents could have been avoided if the doors were simply locked. The KPD encourages citizens to make sure their vehicles are parked in a safe location and that their doors are locked. Double check that valuables are not left in plain sight or not left in their vehicles at all—such as firearms, and be aware of anyone roaming your neighborhood. Call law enforcement if you suspect someone is up to no good.