Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick charged 52-year-ld James Addie, 51 of Mexico, with First Degree Murder after a body was discovered in Monroe County on Friday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the body of 35-year-old Molly N. Watson, of Huntsville, Missouril was found near her vehicle, east of the intersections of Highway 151 and Route M. According to a probable cause statement filed in the case, Watson suffered wounds consistent with blunt force trauma. Early Saturday morning, law enforcement made contact with Addie at his home in Monroe County. Addie said he had planned to marry Watson the next day in Columbia., but that he was also currently married to his wife of 22 years. The probable cause statement includes Watson and Addie had maintained a relationship for the past seven years while Addie was already married. The investigation in this case by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is still ongoing.
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The Marceline City Council has voted to repeal an ordinance which banned pit bulls in the city. Earlier this month, the City Council voted on an ordinance to repeal the sections of a 2006 ordinance which prohibited pit bull dogs in Marceline. The sections stated all pit bull dogs must be removed from city limits within 24 hours, then outlined a series of steps, which could result in court appearances, along with fines up to $200. The council decided unanimously to repeal the ordinance, which went into effect immediately after the passage. The vote followed a discussion that involved several dog owners in March concerning the ordinance.
The Adair County public library opened its 3D printer back in Febryary for public use. To help spread the word and to give the library time to learn how it worked, the 3D print services were offered free for three months. This service has become so popular that the May schedule for printing has already completely filled. Due to staffing and time commitments, the 3D printer will be unavailable during June’s Summer Reading Program. When it returns in July, use of the 3D printer will cost 20¢ per meter of filament used. Most things printed would range in cost from 60¢ to $4.00. This fee will cover the cost of additional filament for continued printing.
Court decision doesn’t favor Governor Greitens. Karen Johnson has an update.
A Cole County judge is releasing his decision not to grant a restraining order, requested by Gov. Eric Greitens, against Attorney General Josh Hawley. Greitens had sought to block Hawley from further investigating his veterans charity, The Mission Continues. On April 17, Hawley announced he had found evidence of criminal conduct by Greitens related to the charity. The governor claimed Hawley had a conflict of interest after the attorney general said Greitens’ past actions are impeachable and called for the governor to resign. In his ruling, Judge Jon Beetem said there was no finding of “a violation of the rules of professional conduct” by Hawley, and that Greitens “failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.” I’m Karen Johnson
Prepare for roadwork. Karen Johnson reports.
The Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District plans patching work on Routes Y and E in Adair County at the beginning of May.Work on both routes is scheduled from May 1st through 3rd from 8 o’clock in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon each day. MoDOT reports Route Y will be closed at various locations from Highway 11 to Route BB during the work. Route E will have one lane of traffic at various locations from U. S. Highway 63 to Route V.MoDOT notes that motorists will need to use alternate routes during the patching work, and the work will be done as weather permits. I’m Karen Johnson
Police are investigating an case where a student is accused of vandalizing a teachers’s car. The Police Department was called about the vandalized vehicle at Kirksville High School on Wednesday afternoon, after school had let out. The hood was left with a large dent, after the student reportedly jumped onto the hood and walked on it. The incident was caught on the schoo’s surveillance camera. Police are still trying to determine what motivated the 15-year-old male student to do the vandalism. The case has been referred to the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center.
One person was injured following a rollover crash in Chariton County. The Highway Patrol was called to Highway 24, just east of Brunswick around 3:45 yesterday morning. They say a utility van driven by 41-year-old Coby A. Durham, of Moberly, was traveling east when it ran off the right side of Highway 24. Durham over-corrected, then traveled across the roadway and ran off the opposite side of the road before overturning. Durham received moderate injuries in the single-vehicle rollover crash.
The Drug Enforcement Agency encourages people to give back unwanted or unused prescription drugs for proper disposal, so they don’t end up stolen or abused. Tomrorrow, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can drop off your old prescription drugs at the C&R Market, located at 703 E. Briggs Drive in Macon. The event is free, and there will be no questions asked. Pills and patches will be accepted. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles. The Macon Police Department is partnering with the Macon Municipal Utilities, the Macon County Public Water Supply District No. 1, and Missouri Rural Water Association.
A 48 hour boil advisory remains in effect for some in Kirksville through 11AM tomorrow. Those boil advisory is for those who live on Patterson Street between Lewis and Halliburton. Contact Public Works with questions at 660.627.1291
A judge refuses a legal request in the case of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Karen Johnson has more information.
A St. Louis judge has turned down a request from attorneys for Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens to require deposition testimony from the state’s former Democratic Party chairman in one of the governor’s two felony cases. Circuit Judge Rex Burlison turned down a request to depose Roy Temple over whether he made payments to the ex-husband of a St. Louis woman who had an affair with Greitens in 2015, before he was elected.Attorney Joseph Bednar told the judge that Temple has repeatedly denied any payments to the man.Greitens faces trial in May on an invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising and unauthorized photo of the woman. He’s also charged with computer data tampering over use of a charity donor list in his political campaign. I’m Karen Johnson