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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bates County Sheriffs Office: Short Press Release About Barricaded Man In Butler

BCSO and Butler Police on scene of Days Inn Hotel where barricaded man held up several hours this evening
On 4/26 the Bates County Sheriff Office assisted Butler Police in a pursuit that ended behind a local hotel. The suspect ran from the vehicle and jumped through a hotel window. The suspect then barricaded himself in a different room. The hotel was evacuated and a slow and methodical search was conducted room by room. The suspect was located in a closet and was taken into custody. Initially it was believed there was a second suspect. Officers conducted interviews with eyewitnesses and video recordings from the business and determined that there was only one suspect. The tactical operation was terminated and the scene was returned to normal traffic. Bates County Live will update this story when the official press release is released.

Fran Ave now open, one person in custody

Shortly after 10 pm this evening authorities concluded the search for a second person, thought to be hiding in the Days Inn on Fran Avenue in Butler. Sheriff Chad Anderson has confirmed through evidence and eye witnesses, there was only one subject in question and he is now in custody. Precautionary measures were taken due to initial reports of 2 subjects. 

The operation has concluded and Fran St has reopened. More information will be made available soon via the sheriff's department press release.

Police searching for second person in earlier incident

Earlier, a police pursuit ended in a search for a white male in the area of the Days Inn in Butler. At this time they are attempting to locate a second person of interest, a white male, 6'3 270lbs wearing tan shorts, blue tank top and a KU hat. 

Anyone with information or has seen this person should immediately contact the Bates County Sheriff's Department at 660-679-3232 or dial 911.

More information will be made available as the situation unfolds.

Fran Avenue closed while police search for subject

The Butler Police Department has temporarily closed Fran Avenue in west Butler as they search for a male subject who attempted to elude them a short while ago. The subject is reported to be a white male, balding, wearing a white tshirt and now it thought to be in the area of the Days Inn Hotel just east of Walmart.

Bates County Live will provide updates on the situation as they become available.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Cruise Night Pictures From Last Night














REMINDER TODAY: Drexel Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser


Weather Update: Brief Downpours and Small Hail Possible

A Band of showers and storms moving east from KC Metro through Butler. These are NOT severe storms. Expect brief heavy downpours, lightning and small hail. We received a report of small hail in Olathe. Let us know what happens in your area when these storms move through.

Missouri Main St. Connection Town Hall Meeting


Appleton City School Retirement Reception

Appleton City Schools will host a Retirement Reception for faculty members Kevin Mitchell, Nancy Brown and Anne Nitsche on April 29, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the High School Commons Area. Please come and celebrate with them.

2014 Missouri Spring Turkey Season

Turkey hunters harvested 1,132 birds during the first week of Missouri's 2014 Spring Turkey season in Barton, Vernon, Cedar, St. Clair and Bates Counties. 

Vernon County's harvest during the first week was 228 including 186 adult gobblers, 39 juvenile gobblers and three bearded hens. The Spring turkey season continues through May 11

UPDATE: ‎Electric City Soccer Club

All the soccer games today will be pushed back two hours. Due to lightening in the area and we can't play.

Courtesy of Electric City Soccer Club FB Page

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 4/26/14


On 4/26/14 around 2am The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 52 year old Blaine K. Berning of Harwood , Missouri. Mr. Berning was arrested on 1.) Vernon County Missouri Warrant. He was booked into the Bates County Jail and has no bond.

Weather Update: Sunday Severe Thunderstorms

All residents of Kansas and Missouri should be prepared for severe thunderstorms tomorrow. In fact some locations could see more than one round of storms beginning as early as sunrise.

We are still gathering information for tomorrow's storm threats and some details, such as exact timing and the magnitude of the storms, are yet to be determined. While widespread severe storms are NOT a sure bet ...
at this time, the potential DOES exist for very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes if ingredients come together just right.