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Friday, September 9, 2016

Flood Warning for Bates County until 1:45am

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Flood Warning for Bates County until 1:45am Saturday morning.

Mid America Live will continue to update with any and all weather updates.

Butler woman arrested for Obstructing a police officer

Cora I. Lawrence
On 9/9/16 around 1:10pm the Butler Police Department arrested 37 year old Cora I. Lawrence of Butler, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Misdemeanor Obstructing a Police Officer.

Cora L. Lawrence was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on no bond. 

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Week 4 Missouri State High School Football Scores

Adrian 20, Rich Hill 19
Ash Grove 38, Marionville 8
Belton 23, Raytown South 8
Blair Oaks 42, Eldon 7
Blue Springs 42, Park Hill 25
Blue Springs South 31, Staley 21
Bolivar 55, Hollister 13
Boonville 35, Tolton Catholic 27
Bowling Green 18, Van Far 6
Butler 35, Van Horn 13
Carl Junction 35, Neosho 20
Carrollton 14, Salisbury 7
Cass Midway 29, Appleton City 19
Cassville 33, McDonald County 22
Center 41, Grain Valley 3
Central (KC) vs Schlagle ppd
Centralia 20, Brookfield 0
Chillicothe 55, Cameron 6
Clinton 27, St. Pius X (KC) 22
Clopton 50, Montgomery County 14
Cole Camp vs. Cuba ppd Mon
Crest Ridge 65, Orrick 18
Drexel 28, Osceola 6
East Buchanan 32, Plattsburg 13
Fair Grove vs Springfield Catholic ppd Sat
Fort Osage 19, Ruskin 14
Fort Zumwalt South 35, Liberty (Wentzville) 16
Fort Zumwalt West 46, Fort Zumwalt East 13
Hannibal 20, Mexico 19
Har-Ber (Ark) 54, Jefferson City 14
Hayti 58, East Prairie 6
Helias 52, Hickman 17
Hillcrest 42, West Plains 28
Holden 35, Lighthouse Christian 6
Jasper 37, Miller 14
Jefferson (Festus) 48, St. Pius X (Festus) 7
Kearney 52, Winnetonka 0
Kirksville 42, Marshall 20
Kirkwood 38, Pattonville 14
Knob Noster 9, Tipton 8
Knox County 48, Paris 0
Lafayette (St. Joseph) 35, Savannah 0
Lamar 49, Monett 34
Lathrop 53, West Platte 0
Lawson 47, North Platte 19
Lee's Summit 36, Rock Bridge 0
Liberty 40, Raytown 36
Liberty North 21, Truman 0
Lincoln 62, Windsor 8
Lockwood 37, Archie 30
Macon 49, Highland 18
Mark Twain 57, Wright City 14
McCluer North 26, McCluer 24
Missouri Military Academy 41, Slater 16
Moberly 33, Fulton 22
Monroe City 52, Louisiana 0
Mountain Grove 53, Willow Springs 0
Mountain View Liberty 28, Ava 20
Nevada 28, O'Hara 24
North Kansas City 37, Oak Park 12
Northeast (KC) 24, East (KC) 14
Oak Grove 51, Carnahan 20
Odessa 61, Warrensburg 14
Osage 42, Warsaw 6
Owensville vs St. James ppd Sat
Ozark 28, Branson 16
Parkway North 33, Rockwood Summit 7
Penney 40, Mid Buchanan 12
Platte County 49, Harrisonville 0
Polo 36, Gallatin 21
Richmond 49, Excelsior Springs 0
St. Vincent 49, Herculaneum 30
Sacred Heart 58, Norborne 30
Santa Fe 48, Lone Jack 14
Scotland County 18, Schuyler County 8
Skyline 62, Pleasant Hope 13
Smithville 29, Benton (St. Joseph) 6
South Callaway 35, North Callaway 14
South Shelby 39, Palmyra 6
Southern Boone County 41, Hallsville 0
Stockton 20, Strafford 12
Thayer 14, Salem 7
Timberland 33, Francis Howell Central 22
Trenton 40, Princeton 21
Union 33, Pacific 0
Valle Catholic 34, Crystal City 0
Versailles 14, California 10
Washington 28, Holt 20
Waynesville vs. Parkview ppd Sat 3 pm
Webb City 55, Willard 7
Webster Groves vs. Ritenour ppd Sat
Westran 55, Harrisburg 14
William Chrisman 33, Grandview (KC) 0

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Bates County until 3:45am.

It's being reported that heavy rain has caused flooding in the towns of Lacygne Kansas and in the Amoret and Amsterdam area of Bates County at this time. 

Mid America Live will update with any and all weather updated...  
Please turn around don't drown!!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Bates County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Bates County until 9:45pm.

A strong storm capable of producing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60mph was located over Lacygne Kansas moving East at  30mph.

Towns impacted during this storm include: Merwin, Amsterdam and Amoret.

Mid America Live News will update this with any and all weather updated.

Real-Time Weather Update 7:55pm

South Central Kansas fugitive considered armed and dangerous

Authorities in South Central Kansas say a registered sex offender loose in Pratt County should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

34-year-old Bryce Siroky is wanted by the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act. Siroky is described as a white male, 6-foot-2, 183 pounds, 34 years old. 

He was at a home west of Pratt early this morning. A manhunt started there, and spread into a wooded area northwest of that location, but was called off at about 4:30 p.m.

Approximately 25 officers from the Pratt Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife & Tourism, a K-9 unit from Ford County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Tourism, as well as officers from the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the manhunt.

Again, Siroky is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone seeing him should not try to make contact, but call 911 or the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office at (620) 672-4133

Storms possible this evening

Storms in Nebraska and Iowa are on the move. Should move southward into northern Missouri this evening, and into central Missouri tonight. 

 Expect some isolated 50 to 60 mph winds with these storms, along with frequent lightning and some isolated flooding.

LCA Boot block for Jackson Family this Saturday in Adrian

LCA of Adrian will be hosting a Boot Block on Sunday September 11th from 8am-12pm.

The location of the boot block will be at the 4-way in Adrian by Casey's General Store.

All the money collected in this boot drive will go to help the family of Alta Jackson.

Anything will help and we greatly appreciate it! 

If you would like to donate to Alta Jackson via Go Fund me you can view the link below!


Union Restaurant and Public House Surf and Turf Dinner

Sat Sept 24th @ 5pm it's SURF & TURF DINNER @ Union Restaurant and Public House. Live Music, Special Guest Chef, Retired Green Beret, Cj Dugan . For tickets CALL (660) 679-5400 or (660) 277-9063

53lbs of Marijuana found in Grow Camp in Cedar County

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Sheriff Dwerlkotte received information from the Polk County Sheriff Office, in reference to a possible large marijuana grow operation off N highway near J highway intersection.

Sheriff Dwerlkotte and Deputies from Cedar County Sheriff Office, in conjunction with the Missouri National Guard Counter Drug Helicopter, Community Narcotic Enforcement Team from Bates, and Vernon County and Cedar (CNET), did locate the camp area and large grow operation.

The task force team pulled approximately 480 to 500 plant with estimated value of $1000.00 per plant ($480,000.00 to $500,000.00 value), and finished product of approximately 53 pounds of marijuana buds with a value of $160,000.00. Approximate value of $639,000.00. 

The suspects were of Hispanic race. At the time the helicopter flew over the location a newer model black Ford pickup pulling a trailer which contained a red UTV fled from the area in an unknown direction of travel. 

No identification was located at the campsite to identify the suspects. The campsite was destroyed and plants and buds seized as evidence.

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A tough job just got a little easier...

In recent times, police all over the country have met increasing criticism- it's a tough job, and thank God, they choose to do it.

Here, some officers from the Butler Police Department take a break and enjoy something positive... fan mail from the Butler grade school 6th grade class that brought smiles to all.

From the City of Urich

The water sample submitted to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from the city of Urich did not pass all the testing requirements.

The boil advisory will remain in place, most likely through the weekend. 

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


Nissan recalls 120,000 vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires

DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires.  In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed.

The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars that are equipped with intelligent cruise control. Also included are some 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids.

Nissan says seals on antilock brake pumps can leak fluid onto a circuit board. That can cause an electrical short, which could lead to a fire. If fluid leaks, the antilock brake warning light could stay on for 10 seconds after startup. 

Owners who see that should park outside and call their dealer. Nissan says several vehicles caught fire. Dealers will replace defective pumps for free.

Harrisonville man injured in three vehicle accident

On 9/9/16 around 7:00am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to a three vehicle accident on Missouri 291 Highway just North of 225th Street.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2005 Ford driven by 29 year old Donald M. Anderson of Harrisonville, Missouri and the 2001 Mac driven by 60 year old Warren C. Talley of Adrian, Missouri were stopped in traffic when the 2006 Kenworth driven by 47 year old Matthew W. Dalzell of Garden City, Missouri failed to stop in time and slid into the back of Mr. Anderson's vehicle pushing it into Mr. Talley's vehicle. 

Donald M. Anderson sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by ambulance to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

Two vehicles in this accident sustained moderate damages and were towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow and Stever's Tow.

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Harrisonville Parks & Recreation Haunted Hayrides

You won't want to miss our annual haunting nights of thrills & chills through the City Park Trails on Fri., Oct. 28th & Sat., Oct. 29th!

Haunted Hayrides start at Shelter 2 by the outdoor pool in the Harrisonville City Park & will run from 6pm-10pm both nights.

Cost is $5 per rider (ages 2 & under FREE). Please pay at the event. For more info contact Tandy Croy, Special Events Coordinator at 816.380.8980, ext. 5991.

General Motors recalls four million vehicles

Detroit (AP) - General Motors Co. is recalling about 4 million vehicles worldwide to fix an air bag software defect that has been linked to one death.

The company said Friday that in rare cases, the car's computers can go into test mode and the front air bags won't inflate in a crash. The seat belts also may not function.

GM says the defect is linked to at least one death.

GM will notify customers and update the software for free.

The recall involves the 2014-2016 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet SS and Spark EV; the 2014-2017 Buick Encore, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice and Silverado; and the 2015-2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra HD and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.

Obituary - Rose Ellen “Rosie” (McGinnis-Hale) Longo

Rose Ellen “Rosie” (McGinnis-Hale) Longo
Rose Ellen “Rosie” (McGinnis-Hale) Longo, age 68, formerly of Dayton, Ohio was born December 31, 1947, in Dayton, the daughter of George Alexander and Rita Mary (McGinnis) Hale. She passed away Sunday, September 4th 2016 at the Pleasant Hill Health Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

She was a graduate of Trotwood High School in 1966 and from nursing school in 1968.

Rose was a registered nurse who began her career in Dayton, Ohio at Good Samaritan Hospital and later moved to Orange Park, Florida where she retired from the medical field as the head of Outpatient Surgery at Humana Hospital of Orange Park. She moved to Blue Springs, Missouri in 2008 to be close to her son and grandchildren and has lived in the Pleasant Hill, Missouri area since 2013. She enjoyed sports, crocheting and literature and loved Jesus Christ. If there is a ball field in heaven, she is the Lord’s new starting third baseman. The great and loving contributions she made to her children’s lives cannot be measured. We can only look forward to our happy reunion. Rose was an active member of the Blue Springs 1st Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a regular patron of the Kansas City Missouri Temple.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas Hale and Joseph Hale.

She is survived by her three sons James Michael (& Annette) Longo of Orlando, Florida, John Francis (& Pam) Longo of Dothan, Alabama, and Daniel Patrick (& Melissa) Longo of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Mary, Carol, Terri, and Amy and brothers Mike, Pat, and Larry, other relatives and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, all are welcome. Mr. Daniel Longo will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Services are under the care of Stanely-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Rockville woman injured after falling from vehicle

Around 6:30pm on 9/5/16 the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a occupant who fell out of a vehicle on Route B and CR 9606 in rural Bates County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Toyota 4-Runner driven 56 year old Deborah L. Desteuben was traveling Southbound when the occupant in her vehicle 53 year old Lisa M. Whisler of Rockville, Missouri fell from the vehicle.

Lisa M. Whisler sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Arrest warrant issued for Osceola man

Bobby Rhodes
On Sept. 7, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Bobby Rhodes, 36, Osceola, charging him with class D felony nonsupport. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only. 

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

Clinton man arrested in St. Clair County

Trevor Hayes
On Sept. 8, Trevor Hayes, 24, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $2,500 cash or surety. 

The warrant was issued on Aug. 30 and charges stem from a Osceola Police Department investigation

Osceola teen killed in Phelps County Missouri crash

Around 1:56am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Phelps County along with Modot responded to a two vehicle fatality accident on I-44 6 miles West of Rolla, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Pontiac mini van driven by 33 year old Ivy L. Stevens of Osceola, Missouri  traveled into the path of the 2001 Freightliner driven 46 year old Kulwant S. Dhillon of Fresno,California and stuck the semi head on.

A passenger in the mini van 18 year old Tyler Earl of Osceola, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:08am. He was transported to James and Gahr Funeral Home.

Another passenger in the mini van 7 year old Patrick Stevens of Osceola, Missouri sustained moderate injuries and he was transported to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis for treatment.

Both vehicle were totaled and towed from the scene by Ron Dishman Towing.

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Drexel FFA really cleans up...

The Drexel FFA has been busy this week with a 'beautification project'- clean up and landscaping around the Drexel welcome sign on the north end of town.

The group made short work of the project that resulted in a noticeable improvement for visitors and daily commuters as well.

-our thanks to the City of Drexel  

Time change for tonight's game

The Butler Bears football game time has been changed to 5 pm due to weather concerns. The Bears will be facing the Van Horn Falcons at the William Chrisman field located in Independence, Mo.