Archives for September 2017

Kirksville Registered Sex Offender Back in Custody

Police say 46-year-old Scott B. Walsh of Kirksville, was arrested Wednesday for sexual exploitation of a minor, after he asked a 12-year-old boy to send a nude video. Walsh is a registered sex offender in Adair County. The Shelbina Police Department started the investigation of Walsh when the cell phone of a 12-year-old boy was turned in by a concerned parent. The Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit was contacted to assist with the investigation. The 12-year-old reportedly sent a nude video at Walsh’s request. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online sex offender database, Walsh was convicted of another sex crime with a 10-year-old boy. He was convicted and added to the registry in 2004. Walsh is in custody pending formal charges.

Fire at Vacant Building in Macon Suspected Arson

Arson is suspected in a fire that burned a vacant building in Macon…The fire broke out Tuesday night at around 8PM in a vacant building on South Rollins Street in Macon. Three firefighters received minor injuries while battling the blaze. The Macon Police Department is investigating after it was determined that the fire appears to have been intentionally set.

Troop B Hosting Blood Drive in Memory of Corporal Michael E. Webster

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, would like to invite the public to participate in the “Red Cross, Troop B Michael E. Webster Blood Drive” today. The blood drive will be held at the Troop B Headquarters located at 308 Pine Crest Drive, Macon, from 10 a.m.- 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. The Webster family, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the American Red Cross want to encourage everyone to support this blood drive.

Challenging Turkey Season Ahead In Missouri

Could be a challenging turkey hunting season in Missouri . Karen Johnson has a report.

Turkey season begins Sunday October 1st and runs through the 31st and the Missouri Department of Conservation is advising hunters it could be an unusual season. This year’s annual wild-turkey brood-survey shows statewide turkey production was below average likely due to a combination of poor nesting success and low poult survival from strong storms during spring and early summer. MDC Turkey Biologist Jason Isabelle indicated that the rainfall and flooding experienced this year negatively impacted turkey production. “We undoubtedly lost quite a few nests to flooding this year,” says Isabelle. “Even for the nests that escaped the high water, hens that are wet during incubation give off more odor than they do when they’re dry, which increases their chance of being located by a predator.” I’m Karen Johnson.

Major Medical Settlement Reached In Missouri

A major medical settlement is reached involving Missouri. Karen Johnson has an update.

The state of Missouri will receive more than $3.1 million as part of a multistate $465 settlement against Mylan Inc., Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday in a news release. This settlement resolves allegations that Mylan knowingly underpaid rebates owed to Missouri’s Medicaid program for the sales of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.The case alleged that from July 29, 2010 to March 31, 2017, Mylan submitted false statements to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that incorrectly classified EpiPen as a “non-innovator multiple source” drug, as opposed to a “single source” or “innovator multiple source” drug, as those terms are defined in the Rebate Statute and Rebate Agreement. Hawley says there is no place for Medicaid Fraud in Missouri. We will not tolerate the misuse of taxpayer money. I am grateful to the agencies that worked on this case and I am pleased that this money will be returned. I’m Karen Johnson.

Edina Mayor Arrested for DWI

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the 36-year-old mayor, Eric B. Hunolt, of Edina, was involved in a single vehicle accident, after he struck a cow on the road Tuesday night. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that Hunolt was arrested at 9:11 p.m. for driving while intoxicated on Dexter Avenue north of Missouri Route K and EE by the MSHP and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.The press release stated Hunolt refused the breath analyzer test and was released with a summons to appear in court on November 14.

Traffic Stop in Adair County Leads to Arrest

An Adair County Traffic stop led to the arrest of a Columbia resident. 27-year-old Trevor L. Jaxon,, faces several charges after the The Missouri Highway Patrol alleges that that he was in felony possession of a synthetic methamphetamine, failed to maintain right half of roadway, was driving without insurance and was not wearing a seat belt. Jaxon was arrested around 8:50 Tuesday night and placed on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County jail.

United Way Ready to Kick Off Fundraising Campaign

The United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri will kick off its fundraising campaign tomorrow…The theme for this year’s fundriaser is “Back to the Future.” The goal is tor raise $200,000, and the honorary chair this year is Mary Playle. The effort launches tomorrow morning with the Campaign Kick-off Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m at the Georgian Room at Truman State University. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri supports 13 partner agencies and they are also partnering with the Kirksville R-III School District on a new tutoring program that focuses on reading with Kirksville Primary School and Ray Miller Elementary students.

The fundraising drive runs through November 15th.

Boil Advisory for Kirksville for portion of Michigan Street

A 48 hour boil advisory remains in effect for some in Kirksville until 10:30 tomorrow morning. The affected area includes those in Kirksville who live on: Michigan between Osteopathy and Still Street If you have any questions, you’re asked to contact Public Works at 660.627.1291

Missouri Department Of Conservation Receives Fishing Award

A fishing app has earned the Missouri Department of Conservation an award. Karen Johnson explains.

The Center for Digital Government recently awarded the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) a State Government Experience national award for MDC’s MO Fishing app. MO Fishing was selected for radically improving the experience of government and pushing the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. “We are very excited to receive this award,” MDC Fisheries Division Chief Brian Canaday said. “One of our goals in creating the MO Fishing app was to help connect citizens to information about fishing in Missouri and to have it right at their fingertips. This app does exactly that and we continue to add new suggestions from anglers to keep making it better.” MDC’s MO Fishing is a free app that lets anglers: Buy, review, save, and show fishing permits, Find nearby lakes, rivers and streams and even easily see features of bodies of water, boat ramps, parking lots, and restrooms. I’m Karen Johnson.