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Friday, May 1, 2015

UPDATE: Elevator fire this afternoon in Adrian

At approximately 2:53 pm, Adrian Fire Department was dispatched on a grain elevator fire in Adrian at the corner of sixth & West Lexington Street. At 2:54 pm, upon arrival of the first Adrian Fire unit, the grain elevator was reported to be fully involved. 

Butler Fire Department responded a ladder truck on automatic mutual aid. As a safety precaution the railroad was contacted and asked to stop all rail traffic until the scene could be placed under control. The fire is believed to be accidental in nature and all fire units cleared at 4:57 pm.

The Adrian Fire Department extends our sincere thanks to all law enforcement agencies for responding and taking such quick action on controlling all traffic and allowing clear access for the additional incoming fire units.

Obituary - Vincent Michael Giacone

 Vincent Michael Giacone
Funeral services for Vincent Michael Giacone will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Jeff Trude officiating. Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice or Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. 

Vincent Michael Giacone, age 62 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Butler. He was born November 24, 1952 to Benedict Vincent and Florence Louise Cotter Giacone in Kansas City, Missouri. 


Vincent is survived by his wife, Regina Giacone of Butler, Missouri; two sons, William Giacone and fiance` Mae Hill of Butler, Missouri and James "Tyler" Catron and wife Jessica of Clinton, Missouri; two brothers, John Giacone and wife Joyce of Belton, Missouri and Bobby Giacone of Butler, Missouri; a sister, Francie Scott and husband Larry of Butler, Missouri; and five grandchildren, Amy, Brianna, Domanic, Allison and Coby. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Chad Scott.

Vernon County Jail teams up with Nevada Housing Authority for volunteer work

This week the Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Nevada Housing Authority to help perform some needed repairs and maintenance. Inmates from the Vernon County jail were taken out Friday to trim branches and clean up brush and flower beds. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said teaming up with the Housing Authority gives the inmates a chance to make a positive impact on the community they will be living in when they are released. “Having the opportunity to help a greater cause and make a positive difference in your community is a valuable opportunity for those in our jail” said Mosher. The Sheriff said this was a very successful day and he plans to continue working with the Housing Authority in the future.

Osceola Search warrant results in felony drug arrest

Brian Faulkner
On April 30, Brian Faulkner, 53, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with two class C felonies, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.

The charge stems from an incident on April 29 when St. Clair County deputies, officers from the Osceola Police Department, and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force served a search warrant was served at his residence on Warsaw Road, Osceola.

During the investigation several glass pipes and three plastic bags containing a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine were located. A .22 caliber rifle was also located during the investigation.

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Wood arrested on three felony charges


Billy Wood III

The charges stems from an incident on April 28 when a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on NE 50 Road, Osceola. Dan and Yvonne Purdy reported several pieces of jewelry, a 1992 Pontiac Firebird convertible, and a .357 caliber handgun with holster missing from their residence.

On May 1, Billy Wood III, 25, Osceola, was arrested in Osceola on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a three class C felony charges, burglary-first degree, stealing a motor vehicle, and theft/stealing of any firearm. Bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety.

Nevada man escapes serious injury in Jasper County accident

A Nevada man escaped serious injury in a two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Jasper County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 12:50 P.M. Thursday afternoon on Highway 43, 1/4th of a mile North of Joplin, in Jasper County, involving a 2011 Chrysler 200 driven by 27 year old Alonzo Winningham. 

The Missouri State Highway patrol says the accident occurred when Winningham was traveling Eastbound when he fail to yield and pulled into the path, and was struck by a 2007 Toyota Solara driven by 70 year old Viola Haag, of Carl Junction. Winningham was listed with minor injuries and transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Haag was listed with minor injuries and transported to Free West Hospital in Joplin. 

A passenger in Haag's vehicle, 47 year old Jill Corbaley, of Alba, was listed with minor injuries and transported by private vehicle to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

Two Nevada juveniles arrested in vandalism case

Two Nevada juveniles have been apprehended in connection to a vandalism case. Nevada Police Department Officials say, Nevada PD have concluded an investigation of a vandalism case on the Nevada Square. Officials say, on Tuesday, member of the Nevada Osage Masonic Lodge, located in the 200 block of West Walnut, were attending a meeting when they heard banging and scratching noises form from an exterior wall of the building. Reports indicate several members went outside to investigate and discovered two juvenile females scratching the painted walls with graffiti. Officials say, Lodge member stopped the vandalism and detained the juveniles and notified police. After officers arrived on scene, they conducted an investigate and referred the offenders to the Juvenile Office for further action. The two juvenile's names have not been released. Nevada Chief of Police Graham Burnley says, he greatly appreciates the swift action from the Masons in the matter. Chief Burnley also encourages area residents to report criminal activities to the Nevada Police Tip Hotline at 417-448-5117.