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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weather Update: Strong Thunderstorms Possible

The saying "there are two sides to every coin" will apply tomorrow. While we're looking at another warm "Spring-like" day in the 50s Wednesday, this warmer air will bring a chance for thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday. A few of these storms could become strong to severe. Right now, it looks like the main risks will be large hail in the stronger storms.

This storm will also bring decent rains to the area with the potential for an inch or more of rain for some. We're already seeing river rises due to the snow melt and any additional rain may lead to flooding.

We hate to mention the chance for snow on Thursday, but yes, there will be the potential for it, especially in areas along and northwest of I-35 for light snow accumulations. This will be a very dynamic system.

Minor Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a 2 vehicle non injury accident. The location of the accident is on the Corner of Lee and Main Streets here in Butler or the 800 Block of North Main. No one is injured in this accident and the road is clear. The scene should be cleared shortly.

Child Abduction in Springfield

The Springfield, MO, Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with a child abduction. According to Springfield Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Cox, police were dispatched to a child abduction call around 4:50 p.m. at 3247 W. Lombard.

Ten-year-old Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle. The suspect is a white male and may be... driving in gold 2008 Ford Ranger with a license plate number of 1YF454 or 1YS454.

The vehicle may be en route to an address in Ash Grove, Mo.
Hailey is described as skinny with sandy-blonde hair and wearing jean shorts.

If you have any information on the abduction, the suspect or Hailey's whereabouts call 911 immediately.

2 Thefts in Appleton City

Purse and change stolen from vehicle in Appleton City

On Feb. 17, at 2:43 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to Kylie Ackerman’s residence on West First Street, Appleton City, in reference to a vehicle being broke into. Ackerman said her neighbor called and told her that her emergency flashers were on in her vehicle.  When she went to the vehicle and checked, she noticed her purse along with an unknown amount of assorted change from her cup holder was missing. The purse was brown with colorful stripes on it.  She also reported change missing from her dad’s truck. The investigation is ongoing.

Report of stolen medication

On Feb. 14, at 3:55 p.m. a deputy took a stealing report from Lisa Jacobs, an employee at Appleton City Manor (ACM). Jacobs reported Tramadol was stolen from her purse that was located in her office at the ACM . She noted Tramadol was also stolen from her purse on Feb. 5. A suspect was identified and a request for prosecution was signed. The investigation is ongoing.   

Collins Man Arrested on Bates County Felony Warrant

On Feb. 11, Justin Wisdom, 37, Collins, was arrested in Osceola on Bates County warrant for class D felony non-support, total in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond was set at $10,000 or 10-percent cash.

Lowry City Man Arrested on Bates and Henry County Warrants

On Feb. 12, James Lysinger Sr., 35, Lowry City, was arrested at the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office on Bates and Henry county warrants. The Henry County warrant was for failing to appear on a class D felony charge of operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license- third and subsequent offense and failing to appear on a misdemeanor charge of not registering a motor vehicle. Bond was set at $1,000 cash only and a court date of Feb. 28 was given on those charges. 

The Bates County warrant was for failing to appear on a misdemeanor charge of not registering a motor vehicle and a seat belt violation. The total bond was set at $110 cash or surety and a court date of March 11 was given.

St.Clair County Sheriff's Office: Warrant Arrest in Appleton City

On Feb. 16, at 7:42 p.m. a deputy responded to Casey's, Appleton City, in reference to a suspicious person. Contact was made with Sivan Mead, 34, Kansas City, who stated he received a ride from Sedalia to Appleton City because someone said they could give him a place to stay for a few days. After he arrived, they told him they could not help. Mead said he was looking for a place to stay.

A check revealed he had a valid license and no warrants in Missouri. While attempting locate Mead a place to stay for the night, dispatch advised they were contacted by the state of Kansas in reference to an active warrant for probation violation for Mead. The warrant was extraditable and Mead was arrested and transported to the St. Clair County Jail.

St Clair County Sheriff Office Press Release: Speir arrested on felony warrant

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Mackenzie E. Speir, Osceola, was arrested on a class C felony charge-theft/stealing (value of property or services is $500 or more but less than $25,000) Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on Oct. 19, 2013.

Press Release: Crops Meeting coming to Rich Hill‏

Grass Fire South of Butler

The Butler Fire Department along with the Rich Hill Fire Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Bates County Sheriff is in route to a grass fire in median of I-49 South of Butler at Mile Marker 127. Unknown of the cause of this grass fire at this time. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available. Remember there is a RED FLAG WARNING today.

Job Opening

Hume Community News

The community of Hume wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Wayne Keirsey, Sr.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends. We also wish to extend our sympathy to the family of Leon Bush, Sr.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to both of these families.

A 90th birthday celebration was held on February 9 at the Prescott Country View Nursing home in honor of Wilma Sullivan.  A host of family and friends along with the residents enjoyed cake, ice cream and punch.  Wilma turned 90 on February 8 and enjoyed a special visit from her brother, Walter Ford of Sheldon, MO.

Rita Murray celebrated her 94th birthday with family members at the Butler Pizza Hut on Sunday February 16.  Family members attending were Frank and Barbie Brooks, Wesley and Misty Brooks, Issac and Garrett, David and Monica Brooks, Gretchen and Byron, Brad & Denise Steuck, Kolby, Blake and Dalley, Tom & Carrie Sutcliffe, Megan and Tommy, Jeff and Melody Wikoff, Sara & Braxton, David and Helen Owens, Gene and Patti Brooks, Norann Brooks and Mildred Bell.

The  Hume United Methodist Men hosted their annual “Sweetheart Dinner” on February 9 with a delicious dinner as usual.  Afterwards everyone enjoyed the music by the band “Fifth Sunday”.

On Sunday, February 23 there will be an “After Prom Taco Feed” from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at the Hume School.  This will be a freewill donation and will go towards the After Prom Activities for the 2014 prom.

The Hume Fair board is seeking royalty candidates for the 2014 Hume Fair.  Prince and Princess Candidates need to be 5 to 11 years of age.  Rodeo Queen Candidates need to be 12 to 19 years of age.  Just contact any fair board member if interested.

St. Clair County Sheriff: Arrest warrant issued for Mackenzie Speir

On Feb. 14, a St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for Mackenzie E. Speir of Appleton City, Missouri on a Class C Felony-Theft/Stealing (Value Of Property Or Services Is $500 Or More But Less Than $25,000) Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on Oct. 19, 2013.

REMINDER: Max Motors Appreciation Night

Bates County Sheriff's Office: Advisory: RED FLAG CONDITIONS TODAY

There will be red flag conditions today in the area. Outdoor burning isn't recommended this afternoon. The wind will be from the Southwest with gusts up to 35 mph. The temps will be in the mid to upper 60's. Get out and enjoy a windy but warm day.

Weather Update: Warm on Tuesday... Thunderstorms Wed Night

Who's ready for some spring-like thunderstorm activity? After a breezy, but warm Tuesday we're expecting showers and thunderstorms to move into the area Wednesday night just before midnight. Showers and thunderstorms will move east of the area by mid-day Thursday.

Update: Vernon County Sheriff's Office: Gun theft case

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says they have recovered the remaining guns that was stolen last week. The guns was recovered last night and it's unknown at this time the details surrounding that. 

Additional charges and arrest are pending with the completion of a investigation. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

Butler Police Department Activity report 2-11 / 2-17/ 2014


Disturbance Bennett St
Accident Delaware and Flo
Well being check 800 block of w Pine
Medical assist Grade School


Accident BCMH
Disturbance Wal Mart parking lot
Theft report 
Noise complaint 300 block of N Mechanic
Assist BCSO


Warrant service Wal Mart
Possible prowler 100 block of N Water
Extra patrol High School and Grade School 


Animal complaint 200 block of N Water 
C@I driver S Park


Medical assist nursery and Main
Animal complaint Nursery and Orange
Noise complaint 200 block of S Water
Noise complaint 700 block of Hillcrest


Harassment report
Keep the peace 800 block of W Pine
Alarm Post Office
Animal complaint S Park


Theft from storage unit
Accident Wal Mart parking lot
Leave without pay Filling Station
Animal complaint 400 block of S Main
Animal complaint 600 block of w Pine

Cancellation- Endangered Person Advisory- Smith, Danielle Monica- Aurora, MO‏

EMPHASIS: Cancelled Endangered Person Advisory

State of Missouri - CANCELLED Endangered Person Advisory

The Aurora Police Department has cancelled an Endangered Person Advisory
for a missing person incident that occurred at the Marionville Elementary School at 07:53 am on February 17, 2014.

Missing Is:
Danielle Monica Smith a white, female, age 11

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:
The child has been located safe in Oklahoma City, OK.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone
having any information related to the endangered missing person should
immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call
the Aurora Police Department at contact 417-678-5025