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Friday, August 1, 2014

Bates County Sheriffs Office: CCW Classes


The Bates County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a free CCW Class on August 23rd for Bates County residents only. The class starts at 8 a.m. on the 23rd and lasts for 8 hours. 

You will be required to shoot 50 rounds with a revolver and 50 rounds with a semi-automatic. Class size is limited. If you would like to sign up, please contact Jami Page at 660-679-3232.

Zion Luthern Church Ice Cream and Pie Social

Zion Lutheran Church Youth Group in Prairie City invites everyone to an Ice Cream and Pie Social this Sunday, Aug, 3, at 5:30 p.m. Youth will make be making the homemade ice cream and homemade pies and cobblers will be served! Zion is located 1 mile SE of the junction of B and O highways, about 10 miles east of Rich Hill. If you have any questions contact 660.598.6213.

Body found at Stockton Lake identified; investigators say death suspicious


NEAR STOCKTON, Mo. -Federal authorities say they are now investigating the body of a Springfield man found at Stockton Lake last month as a suspicious death.

The body of Michael Scott Algiere, 26, was found in the Crabtree Cove area of Stockton Lake on Sunday, July 27.  Investigators believe the man had been dead for at least two days.  

The FBI is now investigating the death as suspicious.
A couple on a hike found the body Sunday afternoon.

Clinton Police Department Arrest Report: Butler man arrested

  • 19 year old Stephen Carl Mannino of Clinton was arrested Thursday at 1:05am at Third and Grandriver streets for driving while revoked and suspended.

  • 19 year old Justin Michael Williamson of Butler was arrested at the Bates County Sheriff's Office in Butler on Thursday at 5am for the Clinton ordinance of failing to appear upon arrest and summons.

Vernon County Circuit Court News



A man from Pelion, South Carolina has been bound over to Vernon County circuit court for trial on a felony charge alleging the possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. 

Court docket information, available on-line, indicates 29-year-old Edward A. Manning appeared in associate circuit court Thursday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing and he was bound over to circuit court for trial. A formal arraignment before 28th circuit presiding judge James R. Bickel is pending. 

UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this morning on I-49


Around 7:15am The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bates County Sheriffs Office, Bates County EMS and Rich Hill Fire responded to a 1 vehicle motorcycle accident in the Southbound lanes of I-49 and mile marker 119.9.

The accident occurred when the 1986 Suzuki driven by 44 year old Leon D. Lewis of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned in the median.

A passenger on the bike Nancy M. Roden 47 also of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota refused medical treatment at the scene. Mr. Lewis wasn't injured in this accident either. The bike had minor damage and was towed from the scene by Don's Tow of Butler.



Minor mishap on Butler strip

The Butler Police Department is on the scene of what appears to be a non injury accident on Business 49/Orange street and Harrison street. Expect slow traffic through the area, more details to be published as they become available.


Butler Police Department: Butler man arrested on assault


Yesterday at around 6 pm, the Butler Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of West Harrison street in reference to a physical disturbance in progress. 

Upon arrival Officers observed a black male, later identified as 59 year old Mark Brown of Butler, walking down the street carrying a wooden baseball bat. 

Butler Police Officers also observed a white male, 36 year old John Ganfield, sitting in a folding chair in his front yard with visible injuries to his head and body. Brown was arrested for assault and placed on a 24 hour hold at the Bates County Jail pending charges.

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Today is National ‪#‎Heatstroke‬ Prevention Day...

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. Unfortunately, many of these fatalities are children and elderly people.

You can Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live by sharing your knowledge with others. Following these simple tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe when a heat wave strikes:
http://www.weather.gov/heatsafety

And remember: ‪#‎BeatTheHeat‬ and check the backseat!
‪#‎checkforbaby‬ ‪#‎heatstrokekills‬

Butler Church of The Nazarene: Heros From The Bible



The Butler Church of the Nazarene is located at the corner of Nursery and Delaware Streets in Butler. The dates of this event is August 4th-8th.

Motorcycle Accident on I-49

The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Rich Hill First responders are in route to a motorcycle accident on I-49. The location of this accident is in the Southbound lanes of I-49 around mile marker 119.6. Unknown of injuries at this time, Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available.

1st annual Run to Read 5k Run/Walk


Weather Update: Your Five Day Forecast

While most of us will remain dry, there will be a few showers across the region today. Otherwise, temperatures will become more summer-like by next week with highs around 90 degrees.