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Friday, February 6, 2015

Bates County Sheriff's Office Trespassing Signs

The Bates County Sheriff's Office has a limited number of these signs free to residents of Bates County to mark your rural property. 

If you would like one, stop by the Sheriff's Office Monday thru Friday between 8 and 4 to pick up your sign from Jami. 

These signs are courtesy of Sheriff Chad Anderson.

Silver Alert issued for missing Independence man with dementia

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Tommie E. Richardson of Independence, Mo.

Richardson has dementia. He walked away in an unknown direction from a residence at 118 East Southside Boulevard in Independence at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Richardson, 69, is described as 5’9”, 155 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing glasses, a black leather cap, a green and gray fleece jacket and blue jeans.

Officials ask anyone who sees Richardson or has any information regarding him to immediately call 911 or call the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Warrant arrest

Anthony Candillo
On Feb. 6, Anthony Candillo, 25, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of nonsupport. The original charge stems from an incident in January 2012. The warrant was issued in October 2014. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

Nevada man arrested in connection to burglary and theft cases

Timothy Roark
A Nevada man has been arrested in connection to burglary and theft cases. According to Nevada Police Department Officials, Detectives have been investigating several reported crimes that included the theft from a parked automobile, as well as a break in of hotel property. During the investigation, relable information from an informant was received that supported the evidence to the suspect also being responsible for the recent burglary of the Vernon County Recycling Center. 

The suspect has been indentified as 40 year old Timothy Roark. Roark was arrested on charges issued by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court for attempted burglary in the 2nd degree, and two counts of felony stealing. Roark is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $20,000 cash only. Nevada Police Department reminds area residents to contact their local police department if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Women Legislators of Missouri are encouraging young women set to graduate from high school to apply for a $500 college scholarship. Each year the group selects one student from each of Missouri’s congressional districts to receive the award. Members hope to spread the word about the scholarship opportunity so that female students from all parts of the state will apply.

“This is a great opportunity for any young woman who is interested in continuing her educational career to receive some valuable financial assistance.” Said District 126th Representative, Patricia Pike.

“I look forward to welcoming our area’s scholarship recipient and her guests to the Capitol to receive this honor.”

The Women Legislators of Missouri Caucus created the senior scholarship program to provide financial assistance to students on the basis of leadership, academics and community service. Candidates must fill out an application and are required to submit a 500-word essay answering the question, “If you were a state legislator, what would you hope to accomplish and why?”

A link to download the scholarship is located at

Applications must be mailed to: Representative Patricia Pike, Missouri State Capitol , 201 West Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Applications also can be submitted via email to with the subject WLM Essay Contest. The submission deadline is Thursday, March 19, 2015.

The group will select recipients and then a hold a reception in their honor on Monday, April 27 in the in the State Capitol. Following the reception, the scholarships will be presented to the recipients in the Missouri House Chamber. For further information, contact 573-751-5388.

Weather Update: Increasing Temps Today

Although snow cover will make temperatures range widely today, still expect much warmer conditions area-wide today through this weekend. Could reach 70° on Saturday near and south of KC!

Water Main Break in Butler

The Butler Street Department is in route to a possible water main break in Butler. 

The location of this water main break is at the corner of High Street and Nursery Street.

Please use caution when traveling in this area as crews will be working to fix this leak.