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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Shots fired call in Clinton

On 12/28/16 around 10:15 a.m. the Clinton Police Department was dispatched to the 900 Block of South Third Street in reference to a call of shots fired and a man with a gun.

When Officers arrived on scene they encountered a 53-year-old man who appeared to be in some sort of mental health distress, the Clinton Police Department stated on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Investigation at the scene showed that the subject had apparently shot several rounds from a handgun inside of his own residence, then exited the house and surrendered the empty weapon to a mail carrier who was in the area.

No one else was inside the residence at the time of the incident. There were no injuries or other property damage reports related to this incident.

The subject was transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital by ambulance and escorted by police where he was later medically cleared for confinement. He was arrested for 24 Hours Investigation of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Investigation continues in this case, the Clinton Police Department told The Clinton Daily Democrat. T
he cause of the man's mental health issue is not clear and the release of his identity is pending whether or not formal charges will be filed.

Belton man injured in Andrew County fatality accident

On 12/29/16 around 4:25pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Andrew County, Missouri along with Andrew County Sheriffs Deputies and the Union Star Fire Department responded to a two vehicle fatality accident on US 169 3 miles west of Union Star in Andrew County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Chevrolet SUV driven by 60 year old James A. Evans of Union Star, Missouri crossed the center line of traffic and struck the 2016 Chevrolet Express Van driven by 32 year old Eric L. Tamboli of Belton, Missouri behind the drivers door, which cause the vehicle to overturn and travel off the west side of the roadway, before coming to rest on its wheels.

James A. Evans was pronounced dead as a result of the accident at 5:20pm and he was transported to Meierhoffer Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Mr. Tamboli sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported by Andrew County ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by R & W Tow and Recovery of St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Updated Obituary - Paul Francis Kurtz

 Paul Francis Kurtz
Paul Francis Kurtz, age 86, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was born on August 7, 1930 at Lawrence, Kansas the son of Roy and Bessie Burnell Kurtz. He graduated from Eudora High School. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

Paul married Lydia Jo New on August 6, 1955 at Lawrence, Kansas. She preceded him in death on October 2, 1996. He was a member of the Hesper Community Church and the American Legion. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed fishing. The Royals, Chiefs and KU basketball were his teams. 

Also preceding him in death were, a daughter, Brenda Stevens, two brothers, LeRoy and Oliver Kurtz, and two sisters, Norma Stanley and Eva Kurtz. Paul is survived by a daughter, Marsha Brown and husband Morgan, a sister, Geneveve Luther, five grandchildren: Tyler Brown and wife Amanda, Ryan Brown and wife Shelby, Jennifer Shaw, Crystal Stevens and Gina Faulkner, and fourteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2 pm Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 pm Sunday at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart or American Lung Association. On line condolences for the family can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel.

Search warrant served in Eldorado Springs Missouri

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Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte reports that on December 28th, 2016 the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office along with the CNET Drug Task Force and the Eldorado Springs Police Department served a search warrant at the Vernie Harelson residence at 328 W. Joe Davis Street, Eldorado Springs, Missouri.

At the Harelson residence several items of contraband, several jars of Marijuana, baggie of pills and three (3) black powder pistols and a black powder rifle, all loaded ready to fire, along with a large amount of cash, and scales, was located within the residence. 

Vernie J. Harelson, DOB/06/16/1958, M/W was located within the residence and later transported to the Cedar County Jail for processing.

Vernie Harelson on the left was charged with Class B Felony Dist/Del/Manf/Produce or Attempted to possess with the intent to Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Class C Felony Unlawful possession of a Firearm. Harelson has a bond of $50,000.00, Warrant number 16CD-CR00576.

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Temps take arctic plunge again next week

While the chances of any measurable precipitation is pretty slim, by this time next week temps are going back down in the miserable range.

Around Tuesday, overnight lows will be back in the teens with wind chills...near zero.

Good news? There will be a slight warming trend in the week to follow. Hang in there!

Obituary - Hazel Joan Shelton

Hazel Joan Shelton, 81, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nevada. 

 Interment will follow in Click Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Obituary - Verna Sue Peters

Verna Sue Peters, 68, of Leeton, Missouri, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2017, at Drake's Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Clinton. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Complete service arrangements are pending at this time.

Kalee's Squad plays tonight!

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Kalee's Squad girls team plays tonight at 5:00 and then the boys team plays at 6:00, both at the Butler High School. 

Admission is $3.00 and free for kids under 5. There are a variety of concessions available as well as tournament t-shirts for sale for $12.00. 

All proceeds will be used to benefit the youth of our community. Please come out and support these kids as they play to honor their teammate.

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Large out of control grass fire Southeast of Rich Hill

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Several Fire Crews are battling a large out of control grass fire Southeast of Rich Hill at this time. 

The fire is said to be spreading quickly due to the winds at this time.

Mid America Live News will continue to follow this grass fire and we will update when more information from the Rich Hill Fire Department is made available to us.

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Obituary - Rose Ann Gillette

Rose Ann Gillette 
Rose Ann Gillette, 63, of Pleasanton, Kansas died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her home in Pleasanton. 

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel

Adrian man arrested on bond revocation

 Jon M. Johnson
On 12/28/16 around 10:42pm the Bates County Sheriffs Office arrested 49 year old Jon M. Johnson of Adrian, Missouri.

Mr. Johnson was arrested on a bond revocation with the original charge being 2nd Degree Assault.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail and placed on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

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Fire Weather Concerns Today and Friday

High fire danger is a concern over the next couple days with gusty winds around 20 to 25 mph at times. 

Dry conditions and dry grasses across the area will make it difficult to control any fires that ignite. 

Outdoor burning is strongly cautioned against on Thursday and Friday.

Attention Rich Hill grade school parents

From Tyler Black, via Rich Hill Youth Sports

Grades 1 and 2 will practice Thursday evening at 6 pm
Grades 5 and 6 will practice Thursday evening at 7 pm

Obituary - Beulah May Horn

Beulah May Horn, 85, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. 

Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Service times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

Obituary - Paul Kurtz

Paul Kurtz, age 86, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away December 28, 2016. Services are pending at this time. 

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mid America Live News will update when a full obituary is made available to us.

8 year old child among injured in Vernon County rollover accident

On 12/28/16 around 7:10pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route K around 10 miles West of Eldorado Springs, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2000 Ford F-150 driven by 33 year old Timothy S. Park of Nevada, Missouri lost control of the vehicle on a curve causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and ejecting a passenger.

Two passengers in the vehicle 20 year old Cheyenne D. Goodurl and 8 year old Jayde G. Irons both sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Another passenger in the vehicle 26 year old Stephanie Schonberner of Nevada, Missouri sustained moderate injuries when she was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by TCB Towing of Nevada, Missouri.

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Kansas City man arrested in Bates County

On 12/28/16 around 6:26pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 37 year old Rick J. Whittington of Kansas City, Missouri.

Mr. Whittington was arrested for 1.) Driving While Intoxicated 2.) Lane Violation.

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

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