Archives for May 2018

2 from Kahoka Arrested on Drugs

Two Kahoka residents have been arrested on drug charges. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office reports that 51-year-old Eric Brotherton, and 35-year-old Amy Rohrbaugh, were each arrested on three felonies; possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance (Alprazolam), possession of a controlled substance (Lorazepam). Brotherton was also arrested on three (3) misdemeanors; possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (Methamphetamine), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana). On Tuesday evening the Clark County Sheriff’s Office located the drugs and paraphernalia while executing a search warrant at a residence located at at 26652 Highway HH, in Kahoka. Both Brotherton and Rohrbaugh were taken to the Clark County Detention Center on a $35,000.00 cash only bond.

Teen Injured in Macon County Crash

A crash near LaPlata left a teenager injured…The crash happened in Macon County yesterday afternoon. State Troopers say 18-year-old Hunter Graves was driving a vehicle that rear-ended another vehicle that had slowed for traffic on Highway 156, just a mile east of LaPlata. The driver of that vehicle fled after the crash. Graves was treated for moderate injuries at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

Warrant Wednesday – Allen Brewster

The Kirksville Police Department announces the subject for this week’s Warrant Wednesday is Allen C. Brewster. The Kirksville Police are attempting to locate Brewster in reference to an active Probation Violation Warrant through Adair County for Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felony. Brewster is a white male, 5’9”, 175. See a photo on the Kirksville Police Department’s Facebook page. Brewster has ties to Kirksville and is suspected to still be in the area. He is also wanted for questioning in mail fraud and theft cases.

Anyone with information in this case or any other investigation is encouraged to contact KPD, at 660-785-6945, Central Dispatch at 660-665-5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660-665-4600 or anonymously at 660-627-BUST (2878) or email

Child Seat Safety Checks Coming to Macon

Child Seat Safety Checks are coming. Karen Johnson reports.

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, announces Troop B will be participating in a child safety seat inspection at Macon-Atlanta Bank, 1513 North Missouri Street, Macon, Missouri. Macon-Atlanta Bank is hosting the event as part of their 125 Days of Caring. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 6, 2018. Child passenger safety technicians from Troop B and the Macon County Health Department will inspect child car seats for proper installation. The technicians will also instruct caregivers on how to properly install a seat, verify the seat is appropriate for the child’s age and size, and answer any questions the caregiver may have. Appointments are not necessary, but they are encouraged. Each seat inspection could take up to one hour. To make an appointment, contact Sergeant Eric Brown at 660-385-2132. I’m Karen Johnson

Preparing For Change In Missouri

Preparing for change in Missouri. Karen Johnson has a report.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson spent Wednesday preparing for Friday’s transition with a non-stop series of meetings and phone calls. Parson will become Missouri’s next governor tomorrow at 5:00 pm. Lt Governor Parson says “We are taking every step and working around the clock to ensure Missouri state government does not miss a beat throughout this transition. My commitment to all Missourians is to listen to them and work together to advance the interests of our great state. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Parson met with House Speaker Todd Richardson, Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Ron Richard, and legislators from both parties. In addition to meeting with these leaders, Parson reached out to all cabinet members. Parson is planning to hold a meeting with the cabinet early next week. Today Parson will receive a briefing from the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s State Emergency Management Agency and finalize the details of the swearing-in ceremony. I’m Karen Johnson

Governor Greitens Announces Resignation

Governor Eric Greitens announced his resignation at a press conference late yesterday afternoon. Greitens, who faced possible impeachment over an extramarital affair and allegations of misuse of a charity donor list for political purpose, addressed the toll the allegations and investigations have taken on him, and those around him

During his announcement, Greitens maintained he did not break any laws

The 44-year-old Governor showed emotion as he said he was walking away

Greitens’ resignation will be effective this Friday at 5 p.m. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will then take over as Governor.

Red Cross Blood Drive in Kirksville Thursday

The American Red Cross will be hosting several local blood drives with one coming up this week. According to Red Cross officials, this is the time of year they see a decline in blood donations due to summer vacations and school breaks. But they say accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break, and the upcoming blood drives are an effort to prevent a shortage. You can donate tomorrow starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Walgreens in Kirksville. There’s also one next week on June 4th at 1PM, at the Adair County Annex Building.

Free On-Line Education May Soon Be Offerred In Missouri

Free on-line education may soon be coming to Missouri. Karen Johnson explains.

New legislation passed in Missouri means that as early as next year, public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade could have the option of taking online courses for free. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri House and Senate in May approved what’s been dubbed the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program. The main intent is to expand course access for high school students in small, rural or financially-troubled schools that may not be able to afford teachers in advanced courses such as chemistry, Chinese or creative writing. I’m Karen Johnson

State Leaders React To Governor Greitens’ Resignation

State leaders are reacting to Governor Greitens resignation announcement. Karen Johnson has that part of the story.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says Greitens “has done the right thing” by announcing his resignation.
Republican State Representative Nate Walker of Kirksville has been calling for Greitens to resign since January, saying it’s in the best interest of the citizens of Missouri so the state can move on. House Speaker Todd Richardson, the Speaker Pro Tem, and Majority Leader issued a joint statement Tuesday, moments after Greitens announced he was stepping down. They say as public servants, their duty is to put the best interests of the people first and, “The Governor’s decision today honors that duty and allows Missouri to move forward.” The three leaders also pledged to help ensure a smooth transition to power for Lt. Gov. Mike Parson as he takes over for Greitens. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ resignation was “the best decision for his family and the state.” The Republican senator also also says that he looks forward to working with Parson and “will do everything I can to be helpful.” Parson, who will serve the remainder of Greitens’ term through January 2020, pledged to carry out his new duties “with honor and integrity.” He says Greitens’ resignation “will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a difficult time. I’m Karen Johnson

6-Year-Old Injured in Clark County ATV Crash

A 6-year-old was injured in an ATV crash. The crash happened Saturday night in Northeast Missouri. The child was a passenger. The adult driver was also injured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Iowa resident, 43-year-old Tony R. Hiatt, was driving his 1994 Honda TRX 300 ATV westbound on County Road 230, in Clark County, when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the right side of the road. The ATV overturned and struck a tree, and both Hiatt and the 6-year-old, were ejected. The Highway Patrol said that neither were wearing safety devices. Hiatt suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The 6-year-old suffered serious injuries and was taken by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia.