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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Four from Amoret including two children escape serious injury in Cass County rollover accident

Around 7:05pm this evening the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route O just South of 299th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Chevrolet driven by 56 year old Judith I. Wisdom of Amoret, Missouri experienced a vehicle equipment malfunction causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway striking a tree line and overturning.

Judith I. Wisdom as well as the passenger in her vehicle 46 year old David L. Hagaman also of Amoret, Missouri both sustained moderate injuries in this accident and both were transported by Harrisonville EMS to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

Two children in the vehicle 3 year old Angel F. Antley and 1 year old Luke W. Antley both of Amoret, Missouri wasn't injured in this accident but both were transported by Harrisonville EMS to Children's Mercy Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas for safety precaution.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow.

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Three vehicle accident in Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies. Bates County EMS and the Adrian Police Officers are onscene of a three vehicle accident on the exit ramp of Missouri 18 Highway and I-49 in Adrian.

If you must travel in this area please use caution and expect traffic delays.

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

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Belton man arrested in Cass County

On 7/26/16 the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County arrested 41 year old Robert D. Karl of Belton, Missouri.
Mr. Karl was arrested for 1.) Felony Possession of a controlled substance - Methamphetamine 2.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia 3.) Exceeding the posted speed limit.

He was booked into the Cass County Jail and later bonded out.

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Job opening in Butler

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is seeking applications for Dispatch and also for Detention Officers. No experience is necessary.

Training will be provided to the right person at the cost of the Sheriff's Office. 

You may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. You must be able to pass a drug screen and a criminal/character background check. 

Full time positions have benefits that include health and vision insurance, retirement and vacation/sick time. The starting salary is $10.00 per hour. 

After you complete your six month probation your hourly rate will be increased to $11.00 per hour then at your one year anniversary it will increase again to $12.00 per hour. 

Applications can be picked up from dispatch 24/7.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors approves refund of $919,934

The Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has approved the refund of capital credits in the amount of $919,934.

Capital credits are the net margin, or in other words, the income remaining after deducting all expenses.

This amount is divided among the members in proportion to the amount each member used for that year. 

The capital credits are distributed to the members as the board of directors determines the cooperative is financially able.

Capital credits represent an important source of financing for the cooperative. By retaining capital credits, the cooperative uses the accumulated equity as a basis for securing loans to build, improve and maintain the system.

It also allows the cooperative to save thousands of dollars in interest costs each year.

This refund will be on the Aug. 1st electric bill of the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative members.

Former members eligible for a refund will receive a check in the mail.

Obituary - Dorothy May Rodier

Dorothy May Rodier, 79, Freeman, Missouri, peacefully passed away in her home on July 26, 2016 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 79. 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with visitation from 9:30-11:00. Burial will follow in Freeman Cemetery.

Dorothy was born on November 26, 1936 the daughter of Guy and Sammie Lou (Smith) Lalicker of Freeman, Missouri. She attended school in Freeman and was a graduate of Freeman High School where she developed a love of playing and watching basketball.

Dorothy loved to travel in retirement to visit her children and meet their friends and remain involved with her children’s’ lives. She traveled to the contiguous 48 States, Mexico, Canada and France. She loved children and drove the school bus for Cass Midway for 40 years. Dorothy loved to play board games with the family and spent many holidays around the family dinner table usually winning at Yahtzee. She loved to cook and help the community through volunteering at the Freeman community center and the Freeman Homecoming festivities.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl, Dwayne (George) and Vern Lalicker and a sister, Anna Lalicker Nafus. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph L. Rodier, whom she married on October 29, 1955; her children, Joseph Rodier, Jr. and wife, Joyce; Theresa Rodier, Angela Rodier, and Jennifer Bartusek; 3 grandchildren, JT Rodier, Justin Rodier and Jaren Rodier; and one brother, Edward Lalicker of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dorothy was loved by her family and the community and will be missed immensely.

Obituary - Frances E. Bass

Frances E. Bass, 98, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, died Monday, July 25, 2016 in Springdale, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 29 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Atkinson Funeral Home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Abiding Love Baptist Church Building Fund.

(A complete obituary will be posted when available).

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office arrest warrants

On July 23, Steven DeHart, 54, Collins, was arrested at the St. Clair County Jail on a Polk County warrant from Bolivar Police Department for class A misdemeanor larceny. Bond is set at $150 cash only. 
On July, 22, Scottie Anderson Jr., 25, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license. Bond is set at $272 cash only. The original charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation in April when a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle Anderson was driving on Highway 13.
On July 22, Orville Axelson Jr., 50, Rockville, Ill. was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him passing a bad check. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident in June 1999.
On July 21, Travis Tweedy, 37, Buffalo, was arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony driving while revoked. Bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety. The charge stems from an investigation earlier the same day when a St. Clair County deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle Tweedy was driving. It was learned Tweety had eight prior convictions in various jurisdictions for the same charge.

Arrest warrant issued for El Dorado Springs man who fled from deputies in St.Clair County

Dennis Spiva
On July 22, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Dennis Spiva, 38, El Dorado Springs, charging him with class C felony possession of a controlled substance and class D felony resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

The charges stem from an investigation the previous day on Highway 82 near SW 651 Road between Roscoe and Tiffin. After receiving a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area, a St. Clair County deputy met with Spiva who stated he parked his vehicle while he and a friend were walking the creek looking for arrowheads. 

During the investigation a glass pipe and a plastic container with approximately 21 grams of white crystal substance was located in Spiva’s possession. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

The moment when these items were discovered, Spiva fled on foot into creeks and timber. An extensive search of the area was conducted utilizing several officers and a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter. Spiva was not located.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information related to the location of Spiva to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

Drexel man arrested in Cass County

Around 2:12am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County arrested 61 year old William A. Mori of Drexel, Missouri.

Mr. Mori was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated

He was booked into the Belton Police Department and later released.

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Nevada man arrested for failure to appear

On Saturday 7/23/16 the Nevada Police Department arrested 34 year old Brandon Hyder of Nevada, Missouri.

Mr. Hyder was arrested for 1.) Failure to appear on a Class C Felony alleging unlawful possession, transportation, manufacture and sale of illegal fire arms.

He was booked into the Vernon County Jail and no new court date has been set at this time. 

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A Nevada man has been booked at the Vernon County jail for missing a court appearance on a felony charge.

Officials at 2040 E. Hunter in Nevada say 34-year-old Brandon Hyder was booked Saturday, July 23, one day after a failure-to-appear warrant was issued. Vernon County court information, available on-line, indicates a class C felony count alleging the unlawful possession, transportation, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon was filed against Hyder five months ago. During a brief hearing Monday, July 18, judge James Bickel denied a request from the attorney representing Hyder for a second continuance and ordered the issuance of the failure-to-appear warrant. A new court date has not been scheduled.

Judge overturns murder conviction of man accused of killing Cedar County Sheriffs Deputy

Joshua Brown
STOCKTON, Mo. A Greene County judge has overturned a jury's murder conviction in the shooting death of a Cedar County deputy in November 2014. 

In May, a Greene County jury found Joshua Brown guilty of four counts of second-degree murder in the death of deputy Matthew Chism. The jury also found him guilty of possessing methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, and hindering prosecution. It took the jury just 15 minutes to deliberate a decision. Brown waived his right to have a jury recommend a sentence. 

According to court documents, Brown was the driver of a car, and William Collins was his passenger. Deputy Matthew Chism pulled the vehicle over in El Dorado Springs for driving without headlights. The car sped off, and a pursuit ensued. Collins soon jumped out of the speeding car and ran. Deputy Chism stopped and chased after him. The two began to struggle. Shots were fired. Collins was killed. Chism was also shot. He later died at the hospital. Brown was found later at a nearby home. He was charged with second degree murder in Deputy Chism's death, despite prosecutors acknowledging he did not pull the trigger.

The Cedar County prosecutor says Judge Holden stated he believed Brown should have never been charged with felony murder for his involvement in the death of Deputy Chism. Furthermore, the judge gave his opinion Deputy Matthew Chism was not following proper police procedure when he gave chase to passenger William Collins as he fled the vehicle involved in a police pursuit. Judge Holden stated the deputy had no probable cause to believe Collins, who subsequently killed Deputy Chism, was guilty of committing a crime, since the police pursuit began as a traffic stop.

"Judge Calvin Holden’s decision is incorrect, ignores the law and the facts, and improperly sets aside the decision of the jury," said Cedar County prosecutor Ty Gaither. "Judge Holden’s decision will be appealed to the Southern District Court of Appeals."

Brown will serve 10 years in prison on the drug offenses in this case as a prior offender.