Archives for May 2016

Kirksville Man Charged in Convenience Store Robbery

The man accused of robbing a Kirksville convenience store is facing charges.

Last week, a man, armed with a knife entered the Casey’s General Store (503 S Franklin) and demanded the clerk hand over money from the register. The robber was given an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the store on foot. Law Enforcement developed a suspect based on the investigation and on scene witnesses. A few hours later, the suspect, 23-year- old Braxton Sifrit turned himself in at the Police Department. He has since been charged by the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, with robbery in the first degree, a class A felony, and felony armed criminal action. Police have recovered the stolen cash, cigarettes and knife used during the incident.

Sidewalk Work Begins in Kirksville

Improvements to Kirksville’s downtown sidewalks will begin this week.

The sidewalk improvements will be done on Main Street, from Jefferson to Harrison; McPherson, from First to Franklin; Elson, from McPherson to Jefferson; Harrison, from Marion to Franklin; Washington, from Main to Elson; Washington, from Franklin to Marion; and the west side of Marion, from Washington to McPherson. Improvements include replacing old concrete and brick sidwalks, and adding sidewalk lights. The work starts today and is expected to last around 5 weeks.

KPD OFficer Honored for Saving a Life

A Kirksville officer was recently honored for saving the life of another person. Officer Tami O’Haver has been formally recognized for a Meritorious/Life Saving effort from 2015. While patrolling her district, in the early morning hours, Officer O’Haver observed a suspicious vehicle in a City Park. Officer O’Haver approached the vehicle and discovered an individual apparently engaged, and suffering medical distress, in a deliberate and premediated attempt at self-harm. Officer O’Haver intervened, prevented the attempt from moving further and called for medical assistance.

KPD says Officer O’Haver’s proactive patrol efforts, situational awareness, and initiative played a significant role in the victim’s survival. This is the second formal Life Saving Commendation for Officer O’Haver in the last 2 years.

Police Chief Goes on Blog Rant

St. Louis police chief goes on a rant. Chief Sam Dotsan used a blog to get some frustration off his chest. He called his writing, “A Sane Rant for a Crazy System: Part I.” He blasted St. Louis judges. He said the men in black robes in the city are too easy on people charged with using a gun to commit a crime and they’re quickly back on the street. He said the judges are “are accountable to virtually no one.” Dotson said there is “a runaway gun culture” that needs to be stopped.

Missouri Rice in Cuba

Missouri rice makes it Cuba. Governor Nixon is leading a trade mission to Cuba. Accompanied by other Missourians representing agriculture, business, education, and government, the delegation is focused on growing Missouri exports to the island especially agricultural products. To start with, Rice. Nixon’s office says Cuba accepted a 20-ton shipment of Missouri rice over the weekend.

ATSU FUN RUN

ORGANIZERS ARE PLANNING A FUN RUN LATER THIS SUMMER IN KIRKSVILLE.

THE 37th ANNUAL A-T STILL UNIVERSITY TWILIGHT 5-THOUSAND METER, ONE MILE FUN RUN-SLASH-WALK AND TOT TROT IS THURSDAY JULY 21st…AT THE ADAIR COUNTY YMCA IN KIRKSVILLE. FOR COMPETITIVE RUNNERS…THERE IS A 5-THOUSAND METER RACE AT 7 PM. A ONE MILE FUN RUN AND WALK STARTS AFTER THE RACE. THERE IS ALSO A TOT TROT FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER…THAT STARTS AT 7-45. PRE-REGISTRATION IS 15-DOLLARS…REGISTRATION THE WEEK OF THE EVENT IS 20-DOLLARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE A-T-S-U THOMPSON CAMPUS CENTER.

Freighter Stuck In Lake Superior

U.S. Coast Guard Monitoring Freighter Stuck In Lake Superior Here’s Lisa Rodman with the story…

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The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the National Transportation Safety Board to figure out how a freighter got grounded in Lake Superior. The Roger Blough left Duluth, Minnesota last week loaded with iron ore pellets. MLive reports the ship has been stuck since Friday in Whitefish Bay, and the Coast Guard is working to try to free it. No fuel is leaking from the vessels, and the Coast Guard says all crew are safe.

Kirksville Woman Killed in Weekend Car Wreck

A Kirksville woman was killed over the weekend in a car wreck.

The woman identified by the state Patrol as 22 year old Robin M. Helm. The patrol says that just after 3, saturday afternoon Helm ran off the road on Missouri Six in Knox county. As the car left the road, if flipped over…killing Helm. The nvestigation continues into the cause of the crash.

Macon Orthopedic Surgeon Arrested

A Macon orthopedic surgeon was arrested following a domestic dispute. 46-year-old Dr. Christopher Main was arrested Thursday for felony abuse of a child, third degree domestic assault, and second degree child endangerment. According to court records, the incident began as a fight beween Main and an adult female. As the fight escalated, one of the children was hit in the head by a plastic pitcher that Main had thrown. Another child was pushed into a kitchen cabinet. Main also reportedly threw the woman and a child onto a bed, and forcibly removed a child from a car seat. Main was released on $10,000 bond, has been orderd to have no contact with the woman and children and will be arrainged on June 21st.

Kirksville Residents Injured in Linn Co Crash

Two Kirksville residents are recovering from injuries from an accident in Linn County. According to Missouri Highway patrol, the car was going northbound when it ran off the right side of Highway 11 and overturned. Both the driver, 51 year old Robert Pettibone, and his passenger, 30 year old Chantelle Watson suffered moderate injuries. Watson was flown by Air Evac to a hospital.