Archives for December 2016

Goodwin Bey

A debate over the validity of bullet evidence is prompting prosecutors in Greene County to drop charges against a man accused of four murders. Scott Goodwin-Bey was scheduled to stand trial next month. But assistant prosecutor Todd Myers tells the “News-Leader” that a recent court ruling regarding ballistic evidence in the case influenced the decision to dismiss the criminal charges yesterday. He says they anticipate refiling the charges after additional testing is complete. Goodwin-Bey is accused of killing four people in 2015 at an Economy Inn in Springfield. Cops say he believed the victims were informing police about his drug use.

Silver Advisory Canceled

An Endangered Silver Advisory is canceled for an Independence man reported missing. Police say William Deacon left his home in Independence around four o’clock yesterday saying he was heading to Lawrence, Kansas. His cell phone pings indicated he was on the way to Iowa. Police say the 83-year-old was found safe today in Allison, Iowa, over 300 miles from Independence.

Johnson City Regular Waste Collection Schedule

Even with the holidays in full swing, some things remain on regular schedule …such as garbage and recycling collection in Johnson City. Julius White has more.

MDC’s Fly Tying Workshop

The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a free workshop on fly tying next month.
Now, this would be something I should have my husband attend. Mark your calenders for January 7th for MDC’s basics fly tying workshop. It will be at its Northeast Office from 2 -6 in Kirksville. The Kirksville Daily Express says it will cover basically the 3 big things you should know using specialized equipment and how to use different flies to improve your chances of…well you know, catching fish. You really could make this a family affair. The workshop is open for anyone 12 or older, and MDC will provide all the equipment. Give them a call if you are interested in attending, at (573) 248-2530.

High Winds

Some high winds have been causing havoc around here. On Christmas Eve, 1thousand
Ameren Missouri customers were without power briefly. Then, Ameren Missouri said that about 1,200 customers in the Kirksville area were impacted by power outages around 9 p.m. on Christmas night. It took just under 90 minutes to have all power restored.

Rams former Coach

The Rams’ former coach is raising questions whether a new stadium could’ve kept the team in St. Louis. “The St. Louis Post Dispatch” is reporting coach Jeff Fisher knew the Rams were heading to Los Angeles in 2012, four years before the team moved. Fisher said in a radio interview this month that he knew of the pending move almost from day one with the team.

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Folks visiting State Pen

A lot of people want to get a glimpse behind bars. Missouri tourism officials say almost 33-thousand people visited the state’s old penitentiary in Jefferson City this year. A concert last summer helped. But Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau Chief Diane Gillespie said this week that tourists are also flocking to see the gritty reality and the prison’s paranormal history.

Blunt is confident in Trump

Missouri’s Republican U.S. senator says he has confidence in the new President. Senator Roy Blunt stopped in Columbia yesterday. In addition to talking with local school kids and trying to highlight some jobs efforts, Blunt said he has confidence President Trump is going to make a difference after he takes office.

Laura Nauser wants more wind power

One city council member in Columbia is not happy the city is buying more wind power. City leaders voted last night to buy more wind power to meet clean energy goals. Councilwoman Laura Nauser says not only are the wind turbines ugly, they kill thousands of birds a year. Nauser says wind energy is a scourge on the planet.

Drug Ring Investigation in the State

The investigation into a six-million-dollar synthetic drug ring in mid-Missouri is now closed. Four men pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges yesterday. Prosecutors say Shawn Browning, Timothy Sandfort, Brandon Rader, and Joshua Sheets all admitted their roles in selling K2 and other synthetic drugs from 2012 to 2015. Investigators say the drug ring brought-in more than six-and-a-half-million dollars.