Archives for March 2012
The agency, which serves 9 counties in our region, offers the program to those who meet certain financial guidelines. Eligible family incomes range from $22,340 for a single-person household to $54,020 for a family of 5. Following an energy audt of the home, typical work includes attic insulation, foundation insulation, wall insulation, furnace tune-ups, caulking, and weather-stripping. Plans call for weatherizing between 500 to 600 homes during the grant period which ends in December. To find out more, Terri Henderson or Alicia Roy at 660-359-3907 or toll free (855) 290-8544.
Marsh was the driver of a semi truck that crashed in Putnam county last night. Troopers report he was northbound on Route 139 and ran the stop sign at US 136, striking the embankment on the far side. It’s unclear whether the crash caused his death or if there was some sort of medical issue prior to the crash.
The crash that killed Stoebe happened in Chariton county yesterday morning. She was the driver of a car in the wrong place at the wrong time — a pickup involved in a head-on crash in front of her spun out of control and hit her car. The driver of the car that caused the original crash, 40-year old Bobbie Vollrath of Salisbury, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, while the driver of the pickup, 18-year old Austin Cole of Glasgow, had serious injuries. Each of the drivers was alone in their vehicles. The crash happened at 7:45am on Route 5 a few miles south of Salisbury.
27-year old Brandon Niemeier was shot and killed outside a Marceline bar, and the man who shot him, Justin McDowell, was found dead in his home hours later, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police found Niemeier outside the Dollar General store after he was shot, and EMS rushed him to Pershing Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police Chief Tom Bendure says the deaths apparently followed an argument inside the OK Tavern. He did not say what the confrontation was about.
The Disaster Awareness Response Team along with local and state emergency managers are taking part in a statewide disaster simulation. But they need about 300-people to play-act as victims, in order to make the drill more realistic. They really need more kids, but organizers say they’ll take about anyone. One thing, first: you have to preregister online. Do that at www.atsu.edu/signup.
Then you’ll need to show up at the Thompson Center between 5:45 and 7:30 tomorrow morning. You’ll be put in makeup to mimic the injuries you’re supposed to have, so be sure and tell them if you have a latex allergy. The drill is actually from 8 until 3, and those who aren’t participating can still come and watch.
19-year old Jerod Reed’s case will be heard by a judge rather than a jury. He faces several felony charges from the incident. Officers were trying to arrest Reed on a warrant for felony first-degree statutory rape, misdemeanor child molestation and misdemeanor harassment charges. According to court documents Reed struggled with officers, grabbed a small-caliber handgun and fired off one round. No one was hurt. He could face multiple life prison terms if convicted of all the charges.