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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lamar Police Department looking for missing child

Lamar, MO - State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Lamar Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1305 Cherry, Lamar, Missouri at 12:30 PM on September 1, 2014.

  • Missing Is:  Gabriella Gwen Masterson a white, female, age 3
  • Possible suspects or associates are believed to be:  Bayleigh Masterson, a white, female, age 25, hgt 506, 125 lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • The endangered missing person:  Gabriella Gwen Masterson, is a white, female, age 3, hgt 400, 40 lbs, red hair, blue eyes, with birth mark on back of neck, wearing yellow and white tank top, blue and white striped shorts and grey flip flops.
  • Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:  Gabriella Gwen Masterson was taken from 1305 Cherry, in Lamar, Missouri at 12:30 on September 1, 2014 by her noncustodial mother, Bayleigh Masterson. Gabriella Masterson was last seen wearing a yellow and white tank top, blue and white striped shorts and grey flip flops.
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 Lamar Police Department at 417-682-3546.

Traffic Accident In Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a minor non injury traffic accident on West Ft. Scott Street and West Street in front of The Dollar General Store in Butler.

The road is partially blocked at this time. Please use caution when in this area.

Barton County Sheriff's Office: StolenVehicle Pursuit

Stolen vehicle out of Nebraska

Pursuit ends in bean field
( Lamar, Missouri) -  The Barton County Sheriffs Office responded early this morning to a theft in progress from a residence located near V- highway North of Lamar. When Deputies located the suspect vehicle a short time later the vehicle failed to yeild and a pursuit began. 

The pursuit ended after traveling through a corn field and ending up in a bean field. The vehicle was identified as being stolen out of Nebraska. 

The suspects fled on foot and hid in the bean field. Barton County K-9 Units and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in searching for the suspects. A short time later, 4 Juveniles taken into custody without incident.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fundraiser

MSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics

Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were eight fatalities. The 2014 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, August 29, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 1, 2014. During this period, the Patrol investigated 293 traffic crashes, which included 111 injuries and three fatalities. Troopers made 80 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2014, compared to 119 arrests last year. (Note: in 2013, troopers investigated 248 crashes, which included 112 injuries and four of the fatalities.)

There were zero boating fatalities over the 2014 Labor Day holiday. Troopers investigated 11 boating crashes involving four injuries. There were no drownings reported. Troopers also arrested 13 people for boating while intoxicated over the weekend. During the 2013 Labor Day weekend, officers investigated nine boating crashes, which included seven injuries and no fatalities. There were no drownings in 2013. Troopers arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated during last year’s Labor Day weekend.

Bates County Cattlemen Serving Food at Huckster's Day

The Bates County Cattlemen will be serving- steak sandwiches, sliced beef, beef burgers and drinks at Hucksters Day. Proceeds to go to the REBECCA  HERTZOG  Benefit Fund. Everyone is welcomed to come out and enjoy some great food.

Butler’s City Wide Garage Sale Registration Deadline

The deadline to purchase a permit to participate in Butler City Wide Garage Sale is noon Thursday, September 4th. If you want to participate now is the time to sign up.

The the cost is $10 which includes your permit and a spot on the map.
Sign up now at the Chamber office at 5 N. Main Street in Butler, the sale will be held on Saturday, September 13th.

REMINDER :Bear Backers Glow Run set for September 20

The Butler Bear Backers Glow Run 5k is all set for the evening of September 20. Open registration and check in will start at 7 pm, with line up at 8 pm at the Butler High School track. The run will begin at 8:30.

All participants must fill out the registration/waiver form- download a copy by clicking the link below, print, sign and you must register by Sept. 4th to be guaranteed a T shirt.

Click here to download the registration form

REMINDER: Appleton City Fair to be on public TV TONIGHT

On Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:00pm, and again on Thursday and Saturday, Kansas City Channel 19 will feature a story by the KC Star writer Charles Gusewelle.
Mr. Gusewelle's wife was a winner of the Appleton City Stout Prize Baby Show held yearly at the AC Fair, and this will be a feature of the segment, as well as some footage of the 2014 AC Fair. It started in 1903, so many babies have entered the show


Area Bridge and Road work in Bates County 9/2/14

  • Bates County
 * Route TT: One-lane traffic over I-49 north of Butler. Bridge work.

* I-49: One northbound and/or one southbound lane closed over the railroad tracks north of Butler. Mile Marker 135. Bridge work.

* I-49: One northbound and/or one southbound lane closed in areas between Archie and Rich Hill. Mile Markers 120-147. Resurfacing and installing guardrail.

Weather Update: Mostly Sunny Today, Storms Return Tonight

Mostly sunny skies are expected today with afternoon temperatures in the 80s. Thunderstorm chances will return late this evening into Wednesday as a front lifts back north across the area. Look for dry and warm weather on Thursday, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report 9/1/14

  • On 9/1/14 The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 37 year old Andrea R. Conus of Ottawa, Kansas. She was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance ( Methamphetamine) 2.) Possession of up to 35 grams of Marijuana 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was processed at the scene and later released.