Archives for September 2016

KPD Make Arrest in Recent Vehicle Theft

Kirksville Police have made an arrest in a recent vehicle theft.

22-year-old Jonathan Zeigler of La Plata, is facing three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges for the theft, resisting arrest, and for being in possession of drugs and drug paraphanalia. On Monday, police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Downing Street. It was reported that the thief stole several items from the vehicle including the victim’s debt card. A short time later the stolen debit card was used at a nearby bank ATM. The ATM security camera caught an image of the thief as he used the debit card. A KPD officer spotted Zeigler walking along Cottonwood Street Monday evening and when he approached the suspect, Zeigler fled. He was later taken into custody and admitted to stealing from the vehicle.

Zeigler is also wanted in Macon and Knox counties on the charge of possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held in the Adair County Jail

New Boil Advisory Kirksville

The city of Kirksville has issued a 48-hour boil advisory for citizens who live on S. Baltimore Street between Janeway and Hamilton Street.The boil advisory is scheduled to end at 1 p.m.. tomorrow. The boil advisory isssued on Monday for customers who live on Janeway between Baltimore Street and Cottage Grove is expected to to end at 1PM today. Contact Public Works with questions at 660.627.1291.

TSU Makes Among the Top 10 in Another List

Truman State University is in the top 10 on another list…

Truman’s reputation for research opportunities, affordability and its strong presence in the job market have earned the University a spot among the “best value colleges” in the nation. ValueColleges.com rated Truman at No. 10 on its list of the “Top 50 Best Value Colleges for 2017.” Schools were ranked based on return on investment, cost and reputation. Truman was the only Missouri school to be included, and came in ahead of such nationally known institutions as Stanford, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Virginia and Princeton. Editors of the list said that Truman “is one of the best educational investments in the Midwest.”

Bridge Work Starts for Missouri Route 6 in Adair County

A reminder that starting today, MoDOT crews will be doing bridge work on Missouri Route 6 in Adair County at the Chariton River Bridge, located between Missouri Route 157 and Missouri Route 149.  There will be one lane traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow while the work is completed each day. You’re asked to use caution if you will be traveling through these areas, and obey all work zone signs and personnel. 

2 Injured in Linn County Accident

An accident in Linn Couny has left two people injured…

The two-vehicle accident happenend yesterday afternoon. According to a crash report, 31-year-old Bobby L. Grafton of Meadville, was stopped behind a school bus onHighway 5 just two miles north of Marceline, when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Emily L. Plymell of Bucklin. She suffered moderate injuries and her 1-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment. Plymell is expected to be cited for failure to yield.

Boil Advisory Kirksville

A boil advisory remains in effect until 1PM tomorrow for some customers in Kirksville. The affected area includes citizens who live on Janeway between Baltimore Street and Cottage Grove.
The boil advisory was issued because the Utility and Maintenance Division repaired a water service break and had to shut off the water. If you have any questions, you’re asked to contact Public Works at 660.627.1291.

Moberly 150 Celebration Wraps Up with Concert Tonight

The Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Sesquicentennial celebration wraps up this evening with a concert.

According to Moberly 150, tonight’s entertainment, the group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, has been touring for 23 years across the globe, performing “swing music in modern times.”The band will play tonight at 8PM in honor of Moberly’s 150th year  This year, because of the anticipated crowd, the GALA is being hosted at at the Moberly Area Community College Activity Center. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music has been featured in numerous films and television shows, including “Despicable Me,” “Friends” and “Third Rock from the Sun.”

Tickets are available through the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce.

Medical Pot In Missouri

Medical marijuana in Missouri. One politician says the STATE needs to approve the idea.

Supporters of medical pot had been hoping to get the issue on the ballot in Novemeber…but didn’t quite get enough signatures on petitions to make it happen. Now, Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is also running for the Senate…says the state legislature should in his words — step up and pass a law to allow it. Kander said it will be another two years before supporters could take another shot at getting the issue on the ballott — so he said the General Assembly should pass legislation to allow medical marijuana so Missouri families that could greatly benefit from it don’t have to watch their loved ones continue suffering. Medical marijuana has not been a major issue in the Senate race. A spokesman for incumbent Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said Blunt supports states’ rights to determine medical marijuana laws, and has voted to prohibit the federal government from interfering.

Teen Killed in Shelby County Crash

There was a fatal accident in Shelby County over the weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the driver in the single-vehicle crash was was a 17-year-old. The occupants of the vehicle were 14, 15, and 16-years-old. The vehicle overturned multiple times and came to rest in a field. All of the occupants were ejected, and one passenger, 15-year-old Joshua F. Kennison, died in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County Cornorer just after 2AM yesterday. The other three teens were seriously injured. Two were taken by helicopter to the University Hospital in Columbia, by the Air Evac Team and Survival Air. One was taken to the Hannibal Regional Hospital by ambulance. The Superintendent of the North Shelby School District, says counseling services will be offered to students and staff beginning today.

KPD Search for Stolen Vehicle

The Kirksville Police Department is searching for a vehicle that was reportedly taken from a local car lot over the weekend. KPD responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft in the 3600 block of N. Baltimore Street around 11:50 a.m. Friday. According to police, a vehicle described as a black, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 was taken from the Kirksville Motor Company. Police currently have no suspects and the investigation is ongoing.