Archives for November 2015

No Injuries in Crash with DISH Truck

A crash in Kirksville Friday left TV equipment in the road. The two-vehicle collision happened at the intersection of Shepard and Baltimore, between a sedan and DISH Network truck. The sedan, with three people, was gonig south on Baltimore when it struck the side of the DISH truck. All involved refused treatment for injuries. The crash littered the roadway with debris, including DVRs, remotes and other electronic equipment from the DISH truck. Crews spent about an hour cleaning that up before reopening the road.

Town Hall Tonight in Moberly on EPA Regulations

An informal town hall meeting is set for tonight in Moberly…

The public meeting, hosted by 6th District State Representative Tim Remole, about EPA regulations and how they could possibly double current utility bills.
He says regulations for Missouri are far more reaching than was originally expected. The meeting will include representatives from Ameren UE, and Missouri Electric Cooperative. To learn more about how the EPA policies can affect you directly, attend the town hall this evening from 6-8PM at the historic 4th Street Theater in Moberly.

Santa in Kirksville

Santa is in Kirksville. Jolly Old St. Nick arrived at the Adair County Courthouse over the weekend to visit with children. Hosted by The Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee, Santa will be available for visits at the courthouse every Saturday from from 2 to 4 p.m. now until December 19th. Kids can also go for a train ride on the courthouse lawn.

Governors Christmas Trees

To mark the beginning of the holiday season, the 2015 Missouri Christmas trees will arrive at the Governor’s Mansion this morning. Julius White has more.

The outside tree and the tree for the grand staircase are expected to be delivered between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and will be set up shortly after they arrive. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway Spruce that was donated by Angelita Highfill, of Washington, from her yard. The indoor tree, a Colorado Blue Spruce donated by John Watson, of Fulton, will be situated near the grand staircase of the Mansion and decorated in classic gold and red. In addition, four seven-foot Eastern White Pines will be delivered later in the day to be decorated in the double parlor and the library on the Mansion’s first floor. Those trees are coming from Pea Ridge Nursery, near Hermann. The nursery is owned by Leroy Rood.

A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Visitors also will have the opportunity to see the indoor Christmas trees during tours given on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. Additional information about those tours will be made available next week.

Cyber Monday Scams

Do you plan to shop online today for Cyber Monday? Some words of caution before you click-and-buy.

There are supposed to be alot of deals online from companies like Amazon and Walmart — to mom and pops that sell on the web. But the better business bureau says be careful. Deal with well known companies. Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software is up to date. And, best to pay with a credit card instead of debit card. And the legitimate companies do not send emails claiming problems with an order, and then ask for financial info. If you get an e-mail that says there’s a problem, just call the company to see if it’s legit or a scam.

Visitation Today for Bowen Sisters

A visitation for the Bowen sisters will be held this afternoon. Investigators say Alexander Hewgley, 17, shot and killed Kelsey Bowen, 16, and Jessica Bowen, 22, in Randolph County last Saturday. The shooting has been ruled a double homocide and suicide. Evidence indicates Hewgley turned a hangun on himself after shooting his estranged girlfriend, Kelsey, and older sister Jessica. According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was received at about 6:30 Saturday morning from one of the shooting victims. When deputies arrived, they discovered one victim dead, and the other two in critical condition. The other victim and Hewgley were taken to area hospitals where they both later died.

The visitation for the Bowen sisters is today from 4 to 7pm in the Moberly High School Auditorium. Their funeral will be tomorrow morning at 10am also in the auditorium.

Santa Visits Downtown Kirksville Tomorrow

Santa Claus will be coming to Downtown Kirksville tomorrow. Santa will welcome the children at his house on the 2nd floor of of the Adair County Courthouse from 2 pm to 4 pm. Train rides are available during every visit. Santa can be a big draw for local businesses hoping for a good turnout tomorrow for Small Business Saturday. The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce is reminding local citizens to shop local for their holiday needs. Among the special offers tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to take a selfie while shopping and post in on Twitter with the hashtag: “#ShopSmallKV.” By doing so, shoppers will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $20 in Kirksville cash.

Moberly Police Release Video of Arson Suspect

Moberly PD and the State Fire Marshal have released video of the man suspected of a recent arson in downtown Moberly. The fire destroyed the former Mike’s Shoes at 316 W. Reed Street on November 7th. The identity of the male suspect responsible for setting the fire is still unknown, and the police department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying him. A video clip of the suspect is posted on the Moberly Police Department’s Facebook page:

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State of Missouri Arson Hotline at 1-800-39-ARSON, the Randolph County TIPS Hotline at 660-269-8477, or the Moberly Police Department at 660-263-0346. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.

Man Killed by Train in Fairfield Iowa

A man was who was struck by a train in Fairfield Iowa has died. It happened just before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday between Court and B Streets. BNSF Railway contacted the Fairfield Police Department after it happened and officers arrived to the scene to find the man dead. His name has not yet been released.

Downtown Moberly Fire Causes Parade Route Change

The fire in downtown Moberly has caused their Christmas Parade to be moved. Officials decided to move the parade down Coates Street to keep people away from the damaged building. The Moberly Christmas Parade will be held this Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. The parade lineup will be on West Reed Street behind the post office like normal. The Parade will travel east on Coates Street, turn right on Clark Street, and disband after crossing West Reed Street.