Kirksville Accepting Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Kirksville is accepting appointments for household hazardous waste dropoff.

Household hazardous waste dropoff will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Public Works facility, 2001 N. Osteopathy St., and appointments are available for Kirksville and Adair County citizens.
Household hazardous waste applies to any leftover household products that contains corrosive, toxic ignitable or reactive ingredients. Disposal of any commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted.
Items that will be accepted include aerosols, antifreeze, nicad batteries, alkaline batteries, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries, button batteries, ballasts, fluorescent bulbs, shattershield bulbs, HID bulbs, u-shaped bulbs, crushed/broken bulbs, water-based cleaners, ammonia-based cleaners, corrosives, cylinder fire extinguishers, fertilizers, cooking oil, used oil filters, motor oil, gear, lube, oil-based paint, lead-based paint, pesticides/poison-pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, miticides, and fungicides. Latex and water-based paints will no longer be accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Public Works Department at (660) 627-1291. I’m Karen Johnson

More Movement In The Case Against Eric Greitens

More movement in the case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Karen Johnson has the latest.

Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens want to be able to publicly question a woman that he had an affair, as well as any other witnesses whose testimony could be used to try to impeach him. Lawyers representing Greitens’ office engaged in a sometimes tense and confrontational discussion this week with members of a special House committee that has been investigating allegations against Greitens. The attorneys want the House to establish rules allowing them to call and cross-examine witnesses during a special legislative session that is to begin Friday.House committee members said they, too, want a public hearing process that gets to the truth. They want Greitens to testify, which he so far has not done. Until now, the committee has taken witness testimony in secret. I’m Karen Johnson.

2 Lawsuits Filed Against Kraft Heinz

The Kraft Heinz Company in Kirksville is facing 2 lawsuits by former employees, accusing the company racial and gender discrimination The first lawsuit was filed by an African-American woman, originally from Liberia, in March of this year. It alleges she was temrinated because of her pregnancy, race and national origin, and also claims that the emotional distress she endured at the Kirksville plant led to her child being stillborn. The second lawsuit was filed by a former black employee on May 9. It claims that a line supervisor at the Kraft Heinz facility in Kirksville intentionally assigned the Plantiff to undesirable jobs, criticized him in front of other workers and repeatedly referred to him as a “boy.” The lawsuit states that the plaintiff tried to ignore the harassment and made several complaints about the supervisor to managment before he was terminated. The Kraft Heinz Company has not responded to the lawsuits.

Milan Man Faces Felony Charges After Traffic Stop

A Milan man is facing felonies for drug, and firearm possession in Sullivan County. Formal charges have been filed against 48-year-old Travis Von Shaw following a traffic stop in Sullivan County last Friday. He was stopped for expired plates. A search of Shaw’s vehicle uncovered a white crystal substance which was believed to be methamphetamine. In addition, a shotgun was found in the trunk of Shaw’s vehicle. Shaw had a suspended license and is a convicted felon who, by Missouri law cannot be in possession of any firearm. Shaw faces four felony counts.

Kirksville Man Wins Prize Money from Scratch-Off Ticket

A Kirksville man is $100,000 after winning on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket. Terry Munn purchased the the ticket at Hy-Vee Gas in Kirksville, and claimed his prize at the lottery headquarters in Jefferson City on May 4. The “Big Money” game is a $5 Scratchers ticket that began being offered last September.

Clean-Up Work Happening In Kirksville

Some clean-up work is happening this week in Kirksville. Karen Johnson explains.

The City of Kirksville’s contractor is cleaning and lining existing sanitary sewer main at various locations throughout the City beginning this week. This work will continue through July. Each year the City performs maintenance work on existing sewer mains to extend the life of the system and improve its operation. The maintenance equipment used by Visu-Sewer, Inc. will access the sewer mains through the service manholes located within the street right-of-way. The traveling public is strongly encouraged to use caution and drive slowly through work areas. The City apologizes for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 660.627.1272. I’m Karen Johnson

More Allegations Into Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

More allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Karen Johnson has the latest information.

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office is seeking information about the use of taxpayer funds to hire private attorneys for Gov. Eric Greitens’ office.Attorneys Ross Garber and Eddie Greim say they’ve been hired to represent the governor’s office in potential House impeachment proceedings against Greitens.Garber says he’s charging $320 an hour, which is half his normal rate. Greim says he and colleague Dane Martin are charging $340 an hour.Galloway released a letter Tuesday that she had sent to Greitens’ office seeking copies of bids and contracts for the attorneys, itemized billings and the budget line item from which they are being paid. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens no longer faces a felony charge stemming from an affair, but a legislative committee is pushing forward with its own investigation into the Republican governor. I’m Karen Johnson.

Macon PD Remembers Fallen Officers

A special ceremony in memory of law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice will be held in Macon today. It’s Police Officers Memorial Day – a time to pause and remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony in Macon will be held at 2pm today at Macon City Hall. If it rains, the ceremony will take place in council chambers.

Work to Begin Again on U.S. Route 63 Resurfacing Project

Weather permitting, Monday, May 21st, work will begin again on U.S. Route 63 in Adair and Macon Counties with the resurfacing project. The project on the northbound lanes goes from LaPlata to Kirksville. The southbound work will go from LaPlata to Atlanta. A few weeks ago work initially began with full depth pavement repairs. Now the project will pick up again with the roadway surface being milled off and replaced with a new asphalt surface.Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. Signs are already in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area, and obey all work zone signs and personnel. Remember always buckle up and put your phone down to eliminate distractions. For more information contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.

Macon Police Warn About Vehicle Break-Ins

Due to an increasing number of vehicle break-ins, the Macon Police urges everyone to be sure to lock. up. They say you should not only lock your vehicles, but also your homes and outbuildings. All items of value should be removed from vehicles and secured inside your residence. Most break-ins are occurring during night time hours. If you observe any suspicious behavior in your area, contact the Macon Police Department immediately.