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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

From the desk of Butler Fire Chief Jim Henry

The City of Butler Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens tomorrow, 7/6/2016, at 10:00 A.M.. 

In the event of severe weather threat the test will be cancelled.

Bates County Circuit Court News 6/22 - 7/5 - 2016

  • Dylan R Allison v Melissa R Xanders, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • St v Harley Lumpkins, I: Felony murder, guilty plea-sentenced to 25 years in MDOC; II: Felony burglary, guilty plea—sentenced to 10 years in MDOC; III: Felony unlawful use of a weapon-knife, guilty plea—sentenced to 4 years in MDOC; IV: Felony armed criminal action, guilty plea—sentenced to 25 years in MDOC; V: Felony endangering welfare of child, dismissed; VI: Felony endangering welfare of child, dismissed.
  • Kenyon E Diehl v Dawn Michelle Terry-Diehl, Dissolution of Marriage granted.
  • Heather R Burkhart v Kristopher M Collins, Dissolution of Marriage is granted.

Updated Obituary - Roy B. Schimmelpfenning

 Roy B. Schimmelpfenning
Roy B. Schimmelpfenning, 76, of Harrisonville, Missouri died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Promise Longterm Acute Care Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Friday, July 8, 2016 at the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, Missouri. The family will receive friends Friday, 10:00-10:30am at the church. Burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Roy was born January 23, 1940 in Sabinal, TX, a son of Roy William and Helen (Clayton) Schimmelpfenning. Roy lived in Texas and Arkansas before moving to Kansas City, MO. He was a graduate of Northeast High School in Kansas City and had earned an Associate degree in accounting from Rockhurst College in Kansas City. Roy was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Howell, May 3, 1958 in Miami, OK, and they lived in Kansas City before moving to Harrisonville in 1980. Roy was an auditor for Freight Rate in Kansas City for 25 years and had also worked at the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, MO.

Roy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, MO, and was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Schimmelpfenning, of the home, a son, Bing Schimmelpfenning, Harrisonville, a daughter, JeanAnn Corbett, and husband, Sean, Kansas City, MO, and a granddaughter, Shaimen Corbett.

Obituary - Bobbie Jean Ludlam

Bobbie Jean Ludlam, 85, of Adrian, Mo died Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Adrian Manor, Adrian, Mo. As per her wishes, no services are scheduled at this time.

(A complete obituary will be posted when the information becomes available). 

Are you kidding me?

To whoever took the 4th of July banners from downtown Rich Hill:

You may think it's funny, you may think you're cute, you may think you're sticking it to the 4th of July committee or the City of Rich Hill, but you should probably have thought about the price of banners that size before you decided to steal them off the fence. 

There has been a police report written, they will be found, and I have every intention of pressing charges to the fullest extent, because it is GRAND THEFT!

Anyone with information please call the Bates County Sheriffs Office at 6606793232.

Please share this post and let's find these LOSERS!! 

St. Clair County arrest warrant

On July 2, Rebecca Callahan, 24, Camdenton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class A felony trafficking of drugs second degree, Bond is set at $100,000 cash only.
 The charge stems from an incident the previous day when St. Clair County deputies assisted the Osceola Police Department with a drug investigation. During the investigation over an ounce of methamphetamine was located in a Callahan’s backpack.

Obituary - Cynthia Marie Hatton Cook

Memorial services for Cindy Cook will be 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 5-6 p.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Inurnment at a later date in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri. Contributions to Heartland Hospice or Humane Society.

Cynthia Marie Hatton Cook, age 60 of Butler, Missouri died Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home in Butler. She was born October 16, 1955 to Leroy and Margaret Homan Hatton in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cindy is survived by her husband Kenneth “Ken” Cook of Butler, Missouri; one stepson, Christopher “Chris” Cook of Butler, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Crystal Porter and husband Marvin of Butler, Missouri; one sister, Brenda Hatton of Adrian, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rosa Lee Hatton.

Obituary - - Elva Edward Holden

Elva Edward Holden
 Elva Edward Holden age 89 of Amsterdam, Missouri was struck and killed by a vehicle just East of Amsterdam on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.

Mr. Holden was born on January 13th, 1927 and was a very humble a sweet man.

Funeral services for Mr. Holden will be Thursday July 7th, 2016, at Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, LaCygne, Kansas Chapel from 9:00am - 10:00am with burial to follow at Fort Scott National Cemetery located at 900 E. National Fort Scott, KS 66701.

A full obituary will be posted when it's made available to us from the Schneider Funeral Home.

2016 July 4th Holiday Traffic Statistics from Missouri Highway Patrol

Four people died in traffic crashes, no one died in boating crashes, and no one drowned during the 2016 July Fourth holiday counting period. The counting period began at 6 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2016, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4, 2016. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following:

2016 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics
Crashes ─ 397
Injuries ─ 149
Fatalities ─ 4
DWI ─ 121
Drug Arrests ─ 107

2016 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics
Crashes ─ 11
Injuries ─ 6
Fatals ─ 0
Drownings ─ 0
BWI ─ 11
Drug Arrests ─ 15

In 2015, 10 people were killed and 427 injured in Missouri over the holiday in 953 traffic crashes. [The Missouri State Highway Patrol worked 305 traffic crashes that year.] Over the 2015 July Fourth holiday, troopers arrested 127 people for driving while intoxicated. Troopers investigated six boating crashes including four injuries and zero fatalities during the 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend. No one drowned during last year’s holiday. Troopers arrested 17 people for boating while intoxicated over the 2015 July Fourth holiday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated all four of the fatal traffic crashes occurring within the 2016 July Fourth counting period. One traffic fatality occurred in each of the following areas: Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO, area, Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, area, Troop D, Springfield, MO, area, and Troop H, St. Joseph, MO, area.

There were no traffic fatalities during the counting period on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Two people died in traffic crashes on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Brett L. Lewis, 42, of Springfield, MO, died when the motorcycle he was operating traveled off the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck a utility pole. Lewis was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in Greene County on U.S. Highway 160 at Farm Road 142 just outside the Springfield city limit. Dr. Olivi pronounced Lewis dead at Mercy Hospital.

Bret R. Devling, 34, of Elwood, KS, died when the vehicle he was driving traveled off the west side of the roadway, crossed the median entering the southbound lane of traffic, and struck a commercial vehicle head on. Devlin’s vehicle came to rest under the commercial vehicle off the west side of the roadway. It is unknown whether or not Devling was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in Andrew County on Interstate 229 northbound at the 11.6-mile marker. Andrew County Coroner Doug Johnson pronounced Devling dead at the scene.

One fatality occurred on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Elva E. Holden, 89, of Amsterdam, MO, died when a vehicle struck her. Holden was a pedestrian walking in the eastbound lane of Missouri Route J. Bates County Coroner Gary Schowengerdt pronounced Holden dead at the scene. The crash occurred in Bates County on Missouri Route J east of Missouri Route Y. The driver of the vehicle that struck Holden was not injured in the crash; he was wearing a seat belt. The Bates County Sheriff’s Department, Adrian Police Department, Bates County Emergency Medical Services, and Amsterdam [MO] Fire Department also responded to the scene.

One fatality occurred on Monday, July 4, 2016. Floyd C. Sparks, 83, of Park Hills, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving failed to yield to oncoming traffic. A second vehicle struck Sparks’ vehicle then traveled off the left side of the roadway into the southbound lanes. Sparks was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in St. Francois County on U.S. Highway 67 at Missouri Highway Y. St. Francois County Coroner James Coplin pronounced Sparks dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle sustained moderate injuries in the crash; she was not wearing a seat belt.

Be on the lookout: Stolen vehicle in Butler

The Butler Police Department is asking for the communities assistance in locating a light green in color 1970's model Ford F250 pick up, with the logo 'Walt' on the driver side door and damage to the passenger side door. It was stolen from the Butler, MO radio station parking lot in the morning hours on 07/05/2016. 

Reports have confirmed the vehicle was in the Passaic area around 11 am. 

If anyone has any information in regards to this incident please call the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131 or TIPS hotline at 660-200-2000.

Update Missouri man arraigned after Double Fatality Crash that killed a child in Johnson County

Christopher L. Lagud
On June 30,2016 Christopher L. Lagud 43 years old of Chilhowee, Missouri is facing charges of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and first-degree child endangerment was arraigned in Johnson County Associate Circuit Court in Warrensburg before Judge Sue Dodson. 
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 7th and Mr. Lagud is being held at the Johnson County Jail unable to post a bond of $90,000.

Mid America Live News will  update when more information is made available to us. 

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Update: Murder Suicide in Cass County

A man who shot and killed his estranged wife outside a Belton strip mall Friday morning was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Police identified the couple as Shawn Fuller of Kansas City and Tina Fuller of Raymore.

The incident began just before 11 a.m. at a strip mall in the 800 block of East North Avenue in Belton. A woman outside on a smoke break alerted police after she heard a gunshot and found Tina Fuller, 42, mortally wounded on the pavement of the parking lot.

The woman saw a man, later identified as Shawn Fuller, jump into a black SUV and speed away, said Sgt. Brad Swanson with the Belton Police Department.

Emergency crews arrived and rushed Tina Fuller to a nearby hospital, where she died.

Police did not know what prompted the shooting, but the couple had filed for divorce, Swanson said.

Grandview police later tried to stop Shawn Fuller as he headed north on U.S. 49, but he refused to pull over.

Witnesses later called the Kansas City Police Department when Shawn Fuller crashed his car near the intersection of 85th Street and Prospect Avenue. Witnesses watched him run away carrying a handgun.

Authorities, including a Kansas City police helicopter, started a pursuit. The chase ended in a wooded area near a small pond near the 3000 block of East 85th Street, where authorities found the body of Shawn Fuller.

From the Cass Co. Democrat

Camdenton man arrested in Henry County

Eric B. Plummer
On 7/4/16 around 8:28pm the Missouri State Highway in Henry County arrested 31 year old Eric B. Plummer of Camdenton, Missouri.

Mr. Plummer was arrested for 1.) Misdemeanor Camden County Warrant for failure to appear.

He was booked into the Henry County Jail and placed on no bail.

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Two from Clinton injured in Cedar County motorcycle crash

On 7/4/16 around 7:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cedar County responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on Route DD around 7 miles East of Eldorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2016 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by 60 year old Rickie M. Pinkman of Clinton, Missouri struck a deer in the roadway causing the bike to overturn and eject both occupants.

Mr. Pinkman as well as a passenger on the bike 56 year old Deeann Pinkman of Clinton, Missouri both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri.

The bike received moderate damage and was towed form the scene by Steward's Tow. 

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One injured in Bates County rollover crash on I-49

On 7/4/16 around 10:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with the Bates County Sheriffs Office and Butler Police Department responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the Northbound lanes of  I-49 at Mile Marker 129.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2002 Oldsmobile driven by 36 year old Beth A. Hannon of Butler, Missouri experienced and equipment malfunction causing the vehicle to strike a bridge and over turn. 

A passenger in the vehicle 38 year old Douglas A. Hannon of Council Bluff, Iowa sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by Bates County EMS to Bates County Memorial Hospital.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Douty's Tow of Butler, Missouri.

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