Lots of Venison Donated To Curb Hunger

Lots of venison donated to curb hunger. Karen John son takes a look.

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri is thanking the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. This season’s total of venison included nearly 5,600 whole deer. Hunters donated 198,277 pounds of venison the year before. Since the program was started in 1992, Share the Harvest has provided nearly 4 million pounds of lean, healthy venison to help feed hungry Missourians. “Hunters started Share the Harvest because they saw a need in their communities,” said MDC Director Sara Pauley. “And hunters remain the driving force behind this popular program that helps feed our fellow Missourians who are in need. I’m Karen Johnson.

Shelbina City Marshal Candidate Denies Sexual Misconduct Claim

Recently released documents show the former Shelbina City Marshal resigned his position in 2013 following a complaint about sexual misconduct

According to public documents obtained from the City of Shelbina the alleged incident took place in March or April of 2013. The City Attorney told the Sheriff about a meeting he had with the alleged victim about Daniel Dovin. She claimed that he had smacked her backside, and alleged harassment. The City Attorney stated that Dovin was going to resign, so the investigation was ended. The City of Shelbina agreed not to file any type of litigation against Dovin arising from the circumstances surrounding his resignation of city office.

Dovin has denied allegations he acted inappropriately prior to resigning as the Shelbina City Marshal in 2013.He says he resigned for personal reasons.

He calls the recent request for the documents surrounding the incident a smear campaign as he is running for City Marshal, along with Jerry Fenton, in the April 2018 election.

Troopers Arrest Man Wanted for Out-Of-State Offenses

A man wanted for sex offenses was picked up by troopers after a traffic stop…During a stop Monday morning in Shelby County for speeding, State troopers that the driver, 35-year-old Jeffery Moore, of Lawrence Kansas, was wanted for out-of-state sex offenses. Moore was arrested and held without bond at the sheriff’s office. The undisclosed sex offense was out of Shawnee County, Kansas.

Drive Means Drive Event Coming to Truman State University

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety has partnered with the Student Public Health Association of Truman State University to bring an interactive presentation to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving to the Truman State University campus in Kirksville. “Drive Means Drive” in conjunction with SPHA, Truman, this radio station, and the Coalition will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Little Baldwin Theater on Truman’s campus. It is open to the public, and attendees will get to take part in a game using their smartphone, which is part of the presentation.

Looking Ahead In Knox County

Looking ahead in Knox County. Karen Johnson has the story.

Meetings have taken place in the past few months by a growing number of Knox County citizens to discuss ideas and plans to help our county reach new levels of economic and community success and to ensure a future bright with possibility. We believe that great things are in store through focusing on service to the community, business development and encouraging new construction while also preserving our history, strategic promotion, and creative funding options. With these goals in mind, Grow Knox County is created. You can part of the group too beginning tonight at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Knox County R-1 High School library. I’m Karen Johnson,

An Update On Body-Worn Cameras By KPD

An update on body-worn cameras by City of Kirksville Police. Karen Johnson takes a look.

In December, City Council members approved an agreement with Axon Enterprises, Inc. for the purchase of body-worn cameras, supporting software, cloud-based data storage and a five-year warranty for KPD. KPD officers began wearing the cameras in January. KPD Chief Jim Hughes said for the first two weeks officers recorded everything. Now, six weeks in, Hughes said officers can turn on and off the recording function when they’re not responding to anything in order to save the battery. He said officers also record themselves stating why they’re turning that function off. Officers are required to constantly have their cameras on when they’re on duty. The cameras also feature a buffer, which captures the moments before a recording starts. After being used, the cameras are placed on a dock. The dock charges the camera and also automatically uploads its recordings to the cloud-based storage. Hughes says he believes officers are starting to see the value of having the cameras. I’m Karen Johnson

Monday Power Outage Affects Thousands

The power went out for many yesteday and a critter may have been the culprit..

All of north Kirksville lost power around 5:15. According to Ameren, there were two power outages. One that lasted a few minutes, then another outage that lasted about an hour resulted in 3,000 customers being without service. They believe the first outage occurred due to a voltage change, which triggered an automatic turnoff at the Harrison Street substation in Kirksville. An animal getting too close to something in a substation can cause the system to believe there is a voltage change.

Crash Leaves Mother and Child Injured

One person was arrested in a two-car collision in Milan left a woman and her son injured.

The collsion happened at an intersection in Milan late Saturday night. 35-year old Donna Hunsaker, and her eleven-year-old son, Marcus Hunsaker, received minor injuries and were taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. The driver of the other car, 38-year old Luis Gama-Tovar of Milan, was not injured. A Missouri State Patrol crash report says the vehicle driven by Gama-Tovar pulled in front of the other car. The patrol accused Gama-Tovar of driving while intoxicated involving physical injury and careless and imprudent driving involving a crash. He was transported to the Sullivan County Jail.

Drugs and Firearms Found in Traffic Stop

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office an arrest last week after drugs and firearms were found. On March 8th at approximately 7:40 p.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Davis Wayne Yates. The deputy noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and two firearms were located on the dash of the vehicle. A search was conducted and several illegal items were located. Yates was placed under arrest by Clark County Deputies for possession of a controlled substance under 35 grams of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance marijuana more than 35 grams, delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful use of a firearm. Yates was also in possession of a large amount of currency.

Clark County Man Arrested For Drug Use

Clark County man is under arrest for drug use. Karen Johnson has details.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Louie Willis McCluskey age 52. McCluskey was arrested for: possession of Methamphetamine, marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. While searching McCluskey’s residence several illegal items were located. He was transported to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. McCluskey is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $35,000.00 cash only bond.