Fatal Crash at Spur Pond

A person died in a crash at Spur Pond. Kirksville Police report that yesterday afternoon, a vehicle entered Spur Pond at North Osteopathy and West Missouri Streets. Emergency responders were dispatched and rescued one person who was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center. A second person was recovered and pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is an active investigation.

More Details Released on Shooting in Kirksville

Police have released more details about a shooting that happened in Kirksville this week. The Kirksville Police Department responded to reports of possible shots fired in the parking lot at 11:53 p.m. Sunday. A witness said they heard a man and a woman arguing prior to the gunshots., and saw a car speed off The suspect reportedly called his girlfriend’s phone to talk to police. He said a man in another vehicle pointed a gun at him, and the suspect said he pulled his gun out and fired. The victim that was struck by gunfire in the lower back, was a bystander. He was treated at Northeast Regional Medical Center. The suspect was stopped by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. 29-year-old Jason Edwin Carroll was arrested for assault and armed criminal action.

City Council Gets Design Report for New Aquatic Center

The City Council looked over a design report for the new Aquatic Center during their meeting this week. The report includes plans for: a four-lane lap pool with a rock climbing wall and diving board, two slides, an outdoor “wet play” structure. There will be a small slide for toddlers and a zero depth area for toddlers to wade in. The outdoor pool area will also have a concession stand, a large shaded area and three shelters for hosting parties. The indoor portion of the center will have the indoor pool, restrooms with showers, a changing area and lockers. There will also be meeting rooms and offices for Parks and Recreation staff.
The parking lot will be expanded outside the center, and a walking trail will be incorporated. If the project looks like it will go overbudget, some of the design elements will be eliminated. Plans are for construction on the aquatic center to begin June 2019 and to be completed by Memorial Day 2020.

City is Seeking Housing Authority Applicants

The City of Kirksville is seeking applications to the Kirksville Housing Authority. The KHA operates independently from the city, although the City Council appoints its members. The KHA “works to develop, rehabilitate, and manage decent, safe, sanitary, and quality affordable housing in a manner that promotes equal opportunity, nondiscriminatory, fair housing. According to a press release, the city is accepting applications to fill the vacancy through its new online process. To be considered, fill out the form on kirksvillecity.com/citizensserve by 5 p.m. on Dec. 14. KHA members must be a taxpayer and resident in Kirksville for one year prior to serving. A legal background is desired, but not required. For more information, contact City Clerk Lindsay Leckbee at (660) 627-1225.

Boil Advisory for Portion of Elizabeth in Kirksville

A 48 hour boil advisory remains in effect for some residents in Kirksville. Those who live on Elizabeth, between Don & Osteopathy are under a boil advisery until 11AM tomorrow. If you have any questions, contact the Ciyt of Kirksvlle Public Works Department at 660.627.1291.

MDC Reports Antlerless Deer Harvest Numbers

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 6,585 deer during the anterless portion of the fall firearms deer season. Last year’s harvest total was 7,773. The total for Adair County was 95 deer, including 18 button bucks and 77 does.MDC reduced the length of the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season starting in 2016 from 12 to three days so previous harvest numbers are not comparable to this season.Deer hunting in Missouri continues with archery deer hunting through Jan. 15 and the firearms alternative-methods portion Dec. 24 through Jan. 3, 2019.

Shock Over Reduction in Charges Against Juveniles in Assault Case

People are reacting with shock to the reduction in charges for juveniles charged in alleged assaults. The juveniles were arrested in September for felony assault at the Knox County R-1 School District after it was discovered that children on the fifth and sixth grade football team had been assaulted in the football field house locker room by players on the seventh and eighth grade football team. The younger students were restrained by older students while they were assaulted. On Friday the three juvenile defendants each pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor harassment charge. They were sentenced to a year of probation, 50 hours of community service, must meet with a psychiatrist and write a letter of apology to the victims. Many people took to social media and were outraged that a felony assault of this nature could be reduced to harassment. Parents of the victims are also worried that the defendants will be allowed back at school. They have appealed their suspension by the Knox County R-1 School District. The appeal hearing before the Knox County R-1 School Board will be held on Monday, December 17.

A Northeast Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Found Dead

The Marion County, Missouri, prosecuting attorney was found dead on his living room floor Saturday afternoon, according to the county coroner.Marion County Coroner Richard Jones said David Clayton’s body was found by his brother.Jones said there was no evidence pointing to an obvious cause of death.“It’s being investigated by Police,” Jones said. “It could be natural causes, it’s just unknown at this time.”Hannibal Police released a written statement on Monday stating, “At this time there is no reason to believe foul play was involved.”The press release says officers were called to Clayton’s Roosevelt Drive home at 1:31 p.m. Saturday, prior to Jones’ arrival.An autopsy is to be done today – but Jones says the full areport could take six months to get. He does expect some initial results before then.Clayton, a Democrat, lost a re-election bid in November to Republican Luke Bryant. Bryant would have taken over the office next month, but was quickly sworn in following Clayton’s death.The Presiding Commissioner says Luke Bryant was sworn in by a Judge and will take over as the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty Murder of Infant Daughter

A Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter has entered a plea. The Highway Patrol arrested Sarah Linebaugh in April following an investigation of the March 18th death of her infant daughter Sophia Linebaugh. The infant supposedly drown during a bath.
On Thursday, in Chariton County Circuit Court, Linebaugh plead not guilty. The case has been passed to January 10th for a status review.

Unionville Man Injured in Crash in Putnam County

A Unionville man was injured in a crash yesterday morning in Putnam County. Police say 60-year-old Calvin McCree, was going northbound in a pickup on Highway 149 at around 4:15AM, when he ran off the highway, traveled through a fence, and came to a stop in a field. McCree, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the cras, was brought to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. He sufferd minor injuries. His pickup sustained extensive damage.