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Friday, January 29, 2016

Appleton City man arrested on St. Clair County warrant

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David McKinney
On Jan. 28, David McKinney, 34, Appleton City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants charging him with class A misdemeanor domestic assault-third degree and class A misdemeanor assault on a law enforcement officer-third degree. Total bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety. 

The charges stem from an incident the previous day when St. Clair County deputies responded to Third Street in Appleton City in reference to a domestic disturbance in progress. McKinney allegedly threatened the life of a female victim and her family. The victim stated McKinney refused to let her leave the house. Later the same day a deputy made contact with McKinney and he threatened the life of the deputy. 

During the contact, McKinney also made advances placing the deputy in apprehension of physical attack.

Obituary - Opal June King


Opal June King, 81, Independence, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Rosewood Health and Rehab Center in Independence. (Cremation).

Opal was born October 11, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Fred Raymond and Nellie Frances (Young) Grossnickle. She had lived in Kansas City and Independence most of her life. Opal had worked in housekeeping at several local hospitals in the Independence, Missouri area.

Opal was preceded in death by two sons, John Robert Wheeler, Jr. and Jeffrey Wheeler. She is survived by two sons, Justin Wheeler and Jerry Wheeler; three daughters, Joyce Spieler, Janet Heavner, and Judy Barlow; two sisters, Shirley Markle, and Harriett Mason.