Archives for October 2016

Milan Resident Seriously Injured in Crash

A weekend accident sent a Milan resident to the hospital with serious injuries…

The accident happended in the early morning hours on Saturday in Sullivan County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol accident report, 37-year-old Ricky Smith was eastbound on Royal Road, five miles southeast of Milan, when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Smith, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Sullivan County First Responders.

Wrong Way Crash Fatal Crash

Fatal week-end wreck in Central Missouri.

Two people have died in a head-on crash early Saturday on Interstate 70 near Columbia. A car in the wrong direction — headed west in the eastbound lanes — plowed into another vehicle…killing the drivers of each car.
They were identified as 28-year-old Vanessa K. Beatty of Columbia, and 42-year-old James T. Carter II, also of Columbia. Not sure why the driver who caused it was going the wrong-way on the interstate.

Hillary Clinton Calls on FBI to Release Informationg

Hillary Clinton is calling on the FBI to release all pertinent information about its renewed investigation into her emails. In a news conference Friday, Clinton said with the presidential election less than two weeks away, the American people “deserve to get the full and complete facts.”  On Friday, FBI Director James Comey re-opened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server case. In a letter, he told Congress that newly discovered emails might be related to the investigation. Those emails were reportedly discovered duing a seperate investigation into fomer Congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexually explicit texts with an underage girl. The FBI has obtained a search warrant for the computer shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband.

MO Cigarette Tax May Be Doomed

A new poll indicates the cigarette tax hike may be doomed.

Voters in Missouri don’t look to be in a hurry to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes. A new poll from the St. Louis Post Dispatch says about 55-percent of voters asked don’t support the 23-cent per pack tax increase. Less than 40-percent of voters say they’ll vote for the tax hike. Missouri’s tobacco taxes are the lowest in the nation and the tax hike money is earmarked for kids. But pollsters say voters are unconvinced.

Trick or Treating in Kirksville

There’s lots of places for little ghosts and goblins to go trick-or-treatering in Kirksville tonight..

The Moberly Area Community College/Kirksville Higher Education Center on East Normal is inviting trick or treaters to stop by from 5:00 to 7:00.

The Kirksville Manor Care Center welcomes Trick or Treaters from 5-7pm

Trick Or Treating in the Halls at Truman State providesa safe and friendly environment to for kids to get some Halloween candy this evening from 6-8PM.

Also from 6 pm to 8 pm kids can stop by the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of A.T. Still University, an event that is being put on by multiple student run organizations.

Deputies Arrest 4 in Adair County

A TIP FROM THE PUBLIC LANDS FOUR PEOPLE WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS IN JAIL. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

ADAIR COUNTY DEPUTIES RECEIVED A TIP ABOUT A WANTED WOMAN SEEN AT A HOME ON BLUE SKY TRAIL IN WESTERN ADAIR COUNTY.

ASSISTED BY THE MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL…DEPUTIES WENT TO INVESTIGATE. THEY FOUND 35-YEAR-OLD JESSIE STODDARD…WHO WAS WANTED ON ONE ACTIVE WARRANT.

DEPUTIES ALSO ARRESTED 28-YEAR-OLD NICHOLE HELM, 32-YEAR-OLD JAMES SHEA AND 30-YEAR-OLD BRADLEY ZAHRINGER. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TRIO HAD 14 ACTIVE ARREST WARRANTS FROM ADAIR AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES.

Boil Advisory Kirksville

Some residents in the city of Kirksville are under a 48-hour boil advisory.

Those who live on South Baltimore Street between George and Hamilton will remain under the boil advisory until 2PM tomorrow. The Utility and Maintenance Division repaired a water service break and had to shut off the water. If you have questions or need more information, contact the Kirksville Public Works Department at (660) 627-1291.

Dozens Arrested in IRS Scam

Federal agents have arrested nearly two dozen people across the U.S. — and charged more overseas — in connection with a far-reaching IRS scam that affected people here in Adair County.

The fraudsters would identify themselves as IRS agents and threatened victims with arrest, imprisonment, fines or deportation if they failed to come up with money to pay purported taxes or penalties to the government. Federal authorities say about 15,000 people lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and 15,000 were victims of identity theft in connection with the scam. During the sweep this week, agents arrested 20 suspects in Illinois, California, New Jersey, Florida, Alabama, and Texas. In India, 32 people from five different call centers have been charged in the telephone fraud schemes.

Passenger Injured in Scotland County Collision

The passenger in vehicle involved in a collision in Scotland County yesterday was injured..

The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to highway 15, North of Memphis just after 8:30 last night. A northbound vehicle driven by 80-year-old Robert Shelley, of Memphis, slowed to yield to a car crossing a narrow bridge when 19-year-old Joshua Martin, ran into the rear of Shelley’s vehicle. Shelley’s wife, Judith 79, was transported to Scotland County Hospital with moderate injuries.

Macon Woman Injured After Hitting Deer

There was another deer strike…this time in Macon County. The driver struck the deer in the roadway on Highway 63 Wednesday night at aound 9:45PM. 57-year-old Deborah M. Schreiber, of Macon, was treated and released at Samaritan Hospital after the accident.