Archives for September 2013

Thieves Grab Prescription Meds in Queen City Burglary Rash

Deputies in Schuyler County are investigating a rash of home burglaries in Queen City. During the last few weeks, residents at the senior housing apartments on Main Street have been victims of several break-ins No pattern so fare — authorities saying the break-ins happen at different times of the day and randomly throughout the week. The most recent was Tuesday. The only pattern seems to be that thieves are stealing prescription medications. It’d be a good idea to simply carry yours with you for a while if you live in the area.

He’s Okay! Authorites Find Man Reported to Have Been Hit by Train

Scotland County authorities are glad this case turned out as it did. A 45-year old man from Knox county was found safe at home after a train engineer reported hitting him as the train passed near Gorin. A BNSF Train Engineer told the sheriff’s office he was sure the train had hit the man. When a tip led authorities to the man’s home, he told deputies he didn’t think the train was that close. The engineer’s thought that he’d hit a man stopped train traffic for two hours Wednesday night and led to an extensive emergency response. Authorities are withholding the man’s name.

Teen Hurt in Macon County Crash

A teenager from Atlanta was seriously injured in a crash last night near Elmer. Highway patrol reports indicate 16-year old Kailin Dunham was airlifted to University Medical Center in Columbia following the 7:15pm accident, which happened on Fountain Street a mile North of Elmer. She was riding with 13-year old Tyler Thurman on a Yamaha Raptor ATV and had stopped in the road for a moment. A 2001 GMC Pickup driven by 27-year old Jeremy Jarman hit the stopped ATV from behind, causing it to overturn. Both Thurman and Dunham were thrown off the four-wheeler. He suffered only minor injuries.

Part of Shepard Street Closed Today

Kirksville Street Department crews will be replacing a road tube on Shepherd Avenue today. Shepherd Avenue will be temporarily closed between First Street and Halliburton Street from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

MoDOT Plans Meeting on Atlanta Intersection Changes

The missouri department of transpotation is planning improvements to the intersection of u-s 63 and route M in atlanta… and soon there’s a chance for you to learn more about them… MoDot is planning a public information meeting on monday september 23rd from 430 until 6 pm at the atlanta c-3 school library… a brief presentation will be given at 5 p-m. MoDot project manager keith killen says J-turns have proven to significantly reduce disabling crashes and fatalities… and a map showing the proposed design will be on display at the meeting. MoDot staf will be there to answer any questions. If you can’t make it to the meeting, but you want to share feedback about the project or ask questions, you can go to, or call 1888 ASK MODOT.

Knox County Fatality Crash

A Macon woman is dead as after two pickups collided yesterday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 6 a.m. five miles north of Plevna on Highway 15. Jody Lyda was a passenger in a pickup driven by Lucas Smithof Shelbyville. Online reports show Smith’s pickup collided head-on with a pickup driven by Marvin Horst of Novelty. Lyda was pronounced dead at the scene by Knox County Coroner Jeff Doss. Horst received minor injuries and was taken by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center. Smith suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia. Troopers report no one involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.

Burn Advisories, Bans Start Popping Up

We all know how hot and dry it’s been recently, and things are getting to the point that burning restrictions are starting to be put in place. Macon County Emergency Management has issued a Outdoor Fire Warning to all Macon County residents, asking residents not to burn until Thursday when better weather conditions arrive. If dry weather conditions continue, the Macon County Commission may issue a burn ban.

In Schuyler County, commissioners didn’t wait, issuing a burn ban on yesterday which is in effect until further notice. Officials say they will issue fines to those who don’t abide by the ban.

Crash Near Bevier Hurts Macon Woman

A crash on old US 36 near Bevier yesterday injured a Macon woman. Missouri State Highway patrol online reports indicate 44-year old Etta Kelly was westbound on Old 26 about 8:45 yesterday morning when she went off the north side of the rod and over corrected. Her 2001 Ford Explorer suffered extensive damage when it went into the south ditch, rolled over once, and came to rest on its wheels. Kelly was taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital with moderate injuries.

Green City Blood Drive Sept. 23

The Green City R-1 Renaissance Program and NHS Program will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Green City City Hall on the Green City Square from 2-6 pm. Please come out and help to meet the goal and assist in saving lives.

Compton Charged in Woody’s Burglary

A Kirksville man is in jail after police said he tried to sell things that had been stolen. Tyler Compton was arrested after police were called to Perfect Metals. Court records indicate he’d been trying to sell several items. Compton said he found the items behind a building north of Woody’s Tire and Auto. However, police noted very clear shoe prints inside Woody’s, matching the tread of Compton’s shoes matched the tread pattern of the shoe prints at Woody’s. He faces two felony burglary charges, and is jailed on $25-thousand cash-only bond.