Archives for September 2016

KPD Investigate Rash of Broken Car Windows

Several car windows were broken yesterday morning and Kirksville Police are investigating.

There were six reports of property damage between 5:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of South High Street, 600 block of North Mulanix, 500 block of North New, on Industrial Road, North Green and East Illinois streets. KPD says that in all cases, it appears no items were stolen from the vehicles. There are no suspects at this time.

Moberly Police Ask for Restraint After Clown Sightings

The Moberly Police Department is asking residents to refrain from attacking people dressed in clown costumes.

Reports of suspicious clown sightings in Moberly has drawn reaction on social media with some saying they would attack anyone dressed as clowns. MPD stresses that they’ve only recieved a few reports of clown sightings and that they are not linked to any criminal activity. Anyone who sees a clown or other suspicious person should report the sighting to the police, who will follow up.

Kirksville Resident Avoids Scam Attempt

The Adair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is warning about a phone scam….

A resident was recently contacted by phone. The caller said they represented Publishers Clearning House and told the resident they had won won $3.5 million. The caller went on to say that in order to deliver the winnings, the resident would be given a partial check that needed to be cashed in the resident’s bank, which would be used to pay taxes on the winnings. The resident asked for documentation and also asked for their attorney be present and the caller hung up. Authorites say this type of scam typically asks a person to cash a large check and then send most of the money to an overseas address. The original check later bounces and the victim is on the hook for money owed to the bank. Adair County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wilson says that if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Secondly, if you did not enter into a contest, drawing or any other item where you can win something, then don’t bite on the bait.

Koster Pay Cut

He’s not exactly struggling for money — but a state official took a big pay cut.

Democrat Chris Koster…atty general — also running for governor. Apparently he could use another investment advisor. Koster out with four years of his tax returned. And his earning down last year. Just three years ago, returns show Koster earned about 240,000 — and more than half the money came from investments. But last year — Koster was down more than a hundred grand — with earnings of 114,00

Weekend Happenings Kirksville

There’s lots going on this weekend in Kirksvillle…

The Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committees’s 2016 Main Street Classic Car Show is tomorrow from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.yin the Main Street Parking lot, located at 200 N. Main Street.

The 9th Annual Rockin’ to the Oldies Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Kirksville Manor Care.

Truman State University will be hosting hundreds of families today through Sunday as they celebrate Family Day. Some of the fun includes: A free Jazz concert tonght at the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. – The Heart and Sole Walk tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Red Barn Park on the university’s campus – And the football game tomorrow night, 7 p.m at Stokes Stadium.

Koster Earning Less

He’s not exactly struggling — but a state official took a big pay reduction.

Democrat Chris Koster…atty general — also running for governor. Apparently he could use another investment advisor. Koster out with four years of his tax returned. And his earning down last year. Just three years ago, returns show Koster earned about 240,000 — and more than half the money came from investments. But last year — Koster was down more than a hundred grand — with earnings of 114,00

Clown Sightings in Moberly

Suspicious clowns have been sighted in Moberly.

Moberly Police have responded to mulitple reports about people dressed as clowns in the Moberly area. One report came in last week, another was on Monday in the Allendale Manor Neighborhood. Then, police confirmed that there were a couple of sightings Tuesday and they stopped a person overnight Wednesday, who was a male Westminster student, wearing a clown mask, near the Westminster campus. So far, none of the clown sightings have been linked to any criminal activity. Over the past month, there have been reports across the nation of creepy clowns trying to lure children into woods.

The Moberly Police Department encourages residents to report people dressed in clown costumers that are acting suspiciously.

2 Cornfield Fires Edina

The Edina Fire Department responded to two corn field fires this week.

A combine harvesting corn caught the field on fire both days. The first fire happend on Tuesday afternoon just after 3PM. in a corn field on fire off Highway T about four miles south of Highway 6. The other corn field fire happened yesterday at around the same time, located in an adjacent field. The Assistant Edina Fire Chief says the cause of the fires was that the combine had a baring go out both days – and yesterday the combine also caught fire.

About an acre-and-a-half burned in total between the two fires.

Blood Drive Tomorrow to Honor Fallen Trooper

A blood drive is being held to honor a fallen trooper…

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, invites you to participate in the “Red Cross, Troop B Michael E. Webster Blood Drive” tomorrow.  The blood drive will be held at the Troop B Headquarters, at 308 Pine Crest Drive, in Macon. The drive will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On October 2, 1993, Corporal Michael E. Webster was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver while standing next to a vehicle he had stopped for a traffic violation.  Since his untimely death, blood drives like this one have honored his service to the community.  Someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash every two hours in Missouri.  Alcohol was involved in 30% of all fatal crashes during 2014.  Drunk drivers killed 205 people and injured 3,372 in Missouri traffic crashes last year.  Blood is an essential element, which may help save someone’s life that has been involved in a traffic crash.  

The Webster family, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the American Red Cross want to encourage everyone to upport the Corporal Michael E. Webster blood drive tomorrow.

Governor Sued

A lawsuit against the governor is put on hold for now.

A woman who was fired from the Dept of Labor is suing governor nixon for age and gender discrimination. But a judge says the case will be hear next year — in February — and Nixon will be out of office then. Graci Backer claims that her boss at the labor dept created a hostile work environment and discriminated against older women in the office. She complained about it to the govenor’s office, writing a letter that included a list of 20 other employees who supported her complaint. Two weeks later, Backer was fired by Nixon, and the governor appointed her boss to a six figure job as an administrative law judge. Backer is no stranger to politics — she served in the state house for years and says she has a solid case against Nixon. The governor’s office declined comment on the suit.