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Friday, June 5, 2015

Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrest Report Cass County: Garden City man arrested

On 6/5/15 around 9:44 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County arrested 22 year old Joseph C. Pitts of Garden City, Missouri.

Mr. Pitts was arrested for 1.)Driving while intoxicated 2.)Registration Violation.


He was booked into the Cass County Jail and later released.


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Moundville Missouri man arrested in Bates County on Felony drug charges

Jay W. Strunk
On 6/5/15 around 3:45 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 42 year old Jay W. Strunk Moundville, Missouri.

Mr. Strunk was arrested on 1.) Felony possession of a controlled substance.


He was booked into the Bates County Jail and later released.


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Cancel Endangered Person Advisory Nevada Missouri

Kyle Maggard
The Nevada Police Department has cancelled an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Nevada High School in Nevada, Missouri  9:30 AM on June 5, 2015. 

Missing Was:
Kyle A. Maggard a white, male, age 15

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:
Kyle Maggard was located safe in Joplin, Missouri, by the Joplin Police Department.

Large Structure Fire West of Archie

The Adrian Fire Department along with the Butler Fire Department are assisting The Central Cass Fire Department as well as several other agencies on a large structure fire on A Highway West of Archie to Gearhart Road.

The structure is fully engulfed at this time and is looking to be a total loss.


We have no information on injuries or if everyone was out of the house.



Mid America Live will update this when more information becomes available.


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PHOTO UPDATED: Endangered Person Advisory - Nevada Police Department - Kyle Maggard‏

Kyle A. Maggard
The Nevada Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at Nevada High School in Nevada, Missouri at 9:30 AM on June 5, 2015. 

Missing Is:
Kyle A. Maggard a white, male, age 15

The endangered missing person:
Kyle A. Maggard, is a white, male, age 15, hgt 5'07", unknown weight, brown hair, unknown eye color, last seen wearing red shirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes with green soles.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:
Kyle Maggard was attending summer school at Nevada High School when he exited through the back door. He is a resident of Heartland Behavioral Health Services in Nevada, but he has ties to Mountain Grove, Missouri. He is diabetic and did not take his medication with him.

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 Nevada Police Department at 417-448-2710.

Runaway Juvenile from Joplin Missouri

Dawson Howell
On June 4th, The Joplin Police Department took a runaway report on a 16 year old male named Dawson Howell. Dawson Howell is a white male who is 5'09" and weighs approximately 219 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Later in the evening we received a call from an anonymous person stating that Dawson was in the area of Grand Falls. Our officers checked the area that evening and were not able to locate him. 

We again checked the area this afternoon along with the Joplin Fire Department and Redings Mill Fire Department Search and Rescue. It is unknown whether or not Dawson was ever actually in that area.

Dawson has ran away in the past, but he has not been located as of this time. If anyone has any information about where Dawson Howell might be, please contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131 Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Linn County Kansas Emergency Management: Marais Des Cygne River at La Cygne to crest Monday

The NWS is saying that the threat for severe weather is low as is heavy rain for afternoon/evening thunderstorms. More storms are expected overnight as well. There are chances for thunderstorms and severe weather again on Saturday and Sunday. They are not yet saying when these storms may occur but it is usually in the afternoon and evening hours. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

The Marais des Cygne river at La Cygne is forecast to crest on theevening of Monday, June 8 in the late afternoon/evening hours. The current projection is just above 25 feet for the crest. 

At 25 feet some low-lying farm ground is flooded. It may impact some gravel roads as well. This will likely change as we get additional rains over the weekend into early next week. The more rain we get here and upstream will determine how high the waters go.

Obituary - Robert “Bob” Munsterman

The FUNERAL MASS for Robert "Bob" Munsterman 72 of Appleton City, Missouri will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. VISITATION/ROSARY will held at the Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary: 7:00 p.m.

INTERMENT will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.

If you would like to make a MEMORIAL contribution, the family suggests the Knights of Columbus or St. Mary’s Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Carman of the home; daughters: Bridget Zimmermann (David), Jeri Meisel (Jonathan) and Amy Snyder (Jesse); grandchildren: Andrew and Ryan Zimmermann, Ellie and Audrey Meisel and Chloe Snyder; brothers: Jim Munsterman (Karen) and Rick Munsterman; sisters: Janice Alexander (Richard), Kathy Schoonover (Ron) and Annette Manny (Dale), and his special dog Freckles, whom he dearly loved.

Nevada woman injured in early morning crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a 1 vehicle accident on I-49 in the City limits of Nevada this morning around 7:20 a.m.

The accident occurred when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 29 year old Allison M. King of Nevada, Missouri was Southbound on I-49 when she lost control of her vehicle on rain slick roadways and struck a ditch.

She was taken to The Nevada Regional Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene by Garwoods Wrecker Service of Nevada, Missouri. King was wearing a seat belt. 



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Butler woman escapes injury in Cass County Crash

On 6/5/15 around 11:03 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with The Cass County Sheriffs Office responded to a 1 vehicle accident on Missouri 7 Highway 1/2 miles south of 232nd Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1998 Chevrolet driven by 21 year old Krystal R. Zornes of Butler, Missouri was Southbound on Missouri 7 Highway when the vehicle she was driving traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch.


Krystal R. Zornes as well as a passenger in the vehicle 23 year old Lisa M. Louthan of Archie, Missouri both received minor injures in this accident and both refused medical treatment at the scene. 


The vehicle received moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.


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Missouri State Highway Patrol Joins Operation Dry Water

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol's participation in Operation Dry Water. Operation Dry Water is a national campaign in which marine law enforcement officers from across the country coordinate special patrols during the last weekend in June to keep our waterways safe from boaters operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Troopers will focus their efforts over the weekend of June 26-28, 2015, to detect and apprehend intoxicated operators. 

Missouri boat operators found to have a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater will be arrested for boating while intoxicated. Intoxicated boat operators endanger themselves, their passengers, and other boaters utilizing our many waterways. 

Last year, 585 local, state, and federal agencies participated in a weekend long event of heightened BWI enforcement known as Operation Dry Water. Officers removed 318 intoxicated boat operators from the water. In addition, law enforcement officers made contact with over 146,000 boaters concerning BWI or boating safety enforcement and awareness. From 2009 to 2014, over 1,800 BWI operators have been removed from the water by law enforcement officers during the Operation Dry Water weekends. 

In 2014, Missouri troopers arrested a total of eight people for boating while intoxicated, contacted 431 vessels and 1,390 boaters, and issued 72 boating violation summonses and 390 warnings on Missouri waterways. Marine operations troopers also issued 29 summonses for non-boating violations during the 2014 Operation Dry Water weekend. Special enforcement operations will continue throughout the summer months. Boaters are reminded that designating a sober skipper is always the safest bet if alcohol is going to be included in their boating experience.

Update: Obituary - Linda L. Beasley

Linda L. Beasley, 64 of Adrian, MO. passed away June 3, 2015 after a year of battling cancer. A visitation will be held Saturday June 13th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, MO. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 pm also at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to a charity of your choice. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Linda was born December 30, 1950 in Kansas City, MO., the daughter of Ralph and Mary Gorman. Linda was united in marriage to Mike Beasley on September 27, 1970 in Galt, MO. They enjoyed over 44 years of marriage together. Linda’s career spanned a number of positions in the Harrisonville and Adrian, MO areas. However, her most important role was being a loving mother to her two sons. She was an active mother in Boy Scout Troop 256 in Freeman, MO. Linda was an accomplished quilter who loved sewing, crafting, and spending time with family. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Gorman. Survivors include; her husband Mike Beasley of Adrian, MO. children Jason (Leah) Beasley, Jared (Laurey) Beasley, mother Mary Gorman, sister Martha (Curtis) Provance, and grandchildren Hannah, Eli, and Nora.

Circuit Court of Bates County warns of telephone scam

Circuit Court Officials have been notified that area citizens are receiving calls from a person or persons identifying themselves as sheriff’s department personnel. The caller claims that a warrant exists for the arrest of the citizen due to the citizen’s failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller then instructs the citizen to purchase a money card and call them back with that information on that card to pay for their bond. Be advised that no such warrants have been issued by any Court in the 27th Circuit.

Please contact law enforcement officers if you have received any telephone requests to send money in any form for alleged bonds. Any questions regarding jury duty should be directed to the circuit clerk’s office.


James K. Journey, Presiding Judge of the 27th Circuit Court      

Advance Rodeo Tickets Now on Sale: 63rd Butler Saddle Club Rodeo

The 63rd Butler Saddle Club Rodeo will be June 19th, 20th and 21st in the arena on the Bates County Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets can be purchased from Queen Candidate Jessica Willerton by calling 816-719-6946. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Advanced children’s tickets are $5 and $8 at the gate. Call now and save some money, the cost is the same regardless of what night you attend.

Don’t miss all the excitement of the 63rd Butler Saddle Club Rodeo June 19th, 20th and 21st.




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Minor Traffic Accident in Butler

Minor Traffic Accident on the corner of High and Vine Streets
Around 10:40 a.m. this morning the Butler Police Department responded to a 1 vehicle accident on the corner of High and Vine Street in Butler.

The accident was minor in nature and no one was injured, The vehicle received no damage and was drove from the scene.


The only damage was a stop sign that was knocked down.



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Police still searching for Clinton Man Wanted on Multiple Felony Warrants

 Joseph Daugherty
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is continuing the search for a Clinton man wanted for multiple felony warrants in St. Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for 33 year old Joseph Daugherty, of Clinton. Daugherty is charged with a class A felony of kidnapping, a class B felony of burglary in the first degree, and a class D felony of resisting arrest by fleeing. The charges stem from an early morning incident last Tuesday.

Officials say, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on E Highway, in reference to a domestic assault in progress. Reports indicate, as deputies were responding to the scene, new information as received that Daugherty had left the residence in a vehicle. Deputies were able to locate the suspect vehicle, however Daugherty was able to elude deputies. At the scene, it was reported to deputies, that Daugherty was an ex-live-in-boyfriend of a female living at the residence, of which he allegedly entered, carrying a hand gun, threatening to shoot the family members, and attempted to abduct a female.

Additional charges are pending on Daugherty following an incident on Friday, in which a St. Clair County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on E Highway. The vehicle was able to elude deputies and ended up in a motor vehicle accident on Southwest 101 Road, before the driver fled into the woods. Evidence was located inside the vehicle that identified Daugherty as the driver of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the location of Daugherty is asked to call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 417-646-5832.

The St. Clair County Sheriff Office remind area residents to be aware of the traffic in your area. If you see a suspicious vehicle in your community, attempt to get a license place number, as well as a vehicle description, and a description of the person or persons in the vehicle.

Harry S. Truman Dam & Reservoir Project Office News 6/5/15

  • Date: June 5, 2015
  • Truman Lake Current Elevation: 716.72
  • Truman Lake Normal Elevation: 706.00
  • Lake of the Ozarks Lake Current Elevation: 660.53
  • Generators: 47,000 cfs
  • Spillway Gates: 250 cfs
  • Discharge: 47,250 cfs


Air Temperature
  • Morning Reading: 64
  • Yesterday's High: 84
  • Low: 63
  • Water Surface Temperature: 69
  • Wind Direction: NW
  • Speed: 4
  • Precipitation: .50

**Updates will be made by 10 a.m. during peak season. Server problems beyond our control may affect the ability to update the weather data. Individuals may call 866-494-1993 to receive hourly release infomation.**

Family Fishing Day Tomorrow

The Adrian Lions Club will be hosting a “family fishing day” on Saturday, June 6th from 10am – 1pm. This free fishing day will be held at the Harley Martens Pond which is 1½ mile east of Adrian on Highway 18.

Bring your fishing pole, they will supply the bait. Free lunch and pop will be provided.

For more details contact Joey Bailey – 816-297-2740.

Dusk til dawn Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament


West 52 Highway down to 1 lane at this time

Semi trailer blocking a lane on 
52 Highway just West of Butler 
The Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County has 1 lane of West 52 Highway closed at this time due to a semi truck that is stuck in a driveway.

You can expect short delays with this, Mid America Live will update this when the semi is removed.


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