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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Blood Drive In Archie

Update: House a total loss in Drexel

Photo courtesy of Drexel Fire Captain Greene
Shortly before 3:30pm this afternoon the Drexel Fire Department along with mutual aide of the Adrian Fire Department and Bates County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a structure fire in the 15000 block of NW CR 10741 in rural Drexel.

The structure which was around 300 feet off the roadway was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived onscene. 

The home was unoccupied at the time of this fire and the cause is pending investigation. The home was a total loss and it's unsure if anyone was living in the home at this time.

Mid America Live News will update this when more information becomes available to us from the Drexel Fire Department.

Shooting Investigation in Central Missouri

The Pettis County Sheriffs Deputies continue to investigate a shooting at the Frog Hollow Apartments in Lamonte, Missouri that occurred around 10pm last night.

The shooting which resulted in an 18 year old Knob Noster man being flown to a Columbia hospital with gunshot wounds, including one wound to the chest.

By midnight Saturday, four men had been taken into custody at the scene and were transported to the Pettis County Jail, where they are currently being held pending action by the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Preliminary reports indicate a group of men, including the shooting victim, went to one of the apartments in the complex just before the incident occurred.  Deputies continue to sort out the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

Persons with information regarding this case are urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052 or 660-347-5106, or the Pettis County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 660-827-TIPS.

Missouri woman admits embezzling $380K on job

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman faces up to 23 years in federal prison after admitting in court that she embezzled more than $380,000 from her former employer.

Forty-seven-year-old Regina Allison of El Dorado Springs pleaded guilty Friday in Springfield to single counts of mail fraud and filing a false tax return. Allison waived her right to a grand jury.

Authorities say that after being hired in 2003 by Allison Tire Company Inc. and Allison Oil and Auto Supply, Allison prepared company checks to pay invoices.

Prosecutors say she was fired in November 2015 after supervisors discovered that she had forged checks from company accounts to pay fictitious businesses she had created for her personal benefit.

Authorities say the theft took place over four years until she was fired.

Obituary - Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons, 82, of Clinton, Missouri died Saturday night, January 21, 2017 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 

Funeral Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

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

Windsor woman arrested on Felony Henry County Warrant

Suzan K.Owen-Alejo 
On 1/22/17 around 2:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Henry County arrested 55 year old Suzan K.Owen-Alejo of Windsor, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.) Felony Henry County Sheriffs Office Warrant -  1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Suzan K.Owen-Alejo was booked into the Henry County Jail and she was placed on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

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Updated Obituary - Norma “Carol” Lyons

Norma “Carol” Lyons
Norma “Carol” Lyons, 74, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home in Nevada, MO. She was born on November 28, 1942 in Deerfield, MO to Walter Dale Butterfield and Mildred (Whiteside) Butterfield.

Carol attended school in Deerfield and enjoyed art, painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting and quilting. She adored and loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and family.

Survivors include two daughters, Shellie D. Conway and her husband Craig, Harrelsville NC and Kellie J. Dudley, Woodstock, GA; siblings, Elaine Mullins, Nevada, Darrell Butterfield and his wife Sharon, Wichita, KS and Kenny Butterfield and his wife Becky, Nevada; six grandchildren, April Gaskins, Jerad Guajardo, Carina Guajardo, Mikel Guarjardo, Taylor King and Sam Dudley and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dederick, MO. The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Structure Fire In Rural Drexel

The Drexel Fire Department along with mutual aide of the Adrian Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire in the area of  NW County Road 10754 which is south off of AA Highway in the Drexel area of Bates County.

The house is said to be 75% engulfed in flames at this time and we are unsure at this time if anyone was home at the time of this fire.

Please avoid this area as several emergency personnel are battling to get the fire under control at this time.

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

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Drexel student attends Presidential Inauguration

Drexel senior Sara Gammon had the honor of attending the inauguration of Donald J. Trump at our nation's capitol last Friday.

We are certain she met a lot of other attendees, made friends, and has quite a story to tell. Mid America Live plans a followup story about her travels in the near future.

Sara is the daughter of Brian and Tanya Gammon of Drexel

Rain in the area this morning

Some showers and areas of fog this morning will diminish as the day progresses, although mostly cloudy skies will likely linger. For tomorrow morning, could see some more areas of fog develop but will otherwise be a dry day with clouds attempting to briefly clear out later on. 

However, cloud cover moves back in by Tuesday, bringing additional rain chances. Temperatures for the next few days will remain above normal for late-January, with slightly cooler temperatures today as compared to the last several days.