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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Job Opening In Butler

Fire Call at Butler McDonalds

The Butler Fire Department along with Butler Police Department are on scene of a possible fire at the McDonald's Restaurant located at 1007 W Fort Scott Street at this time.

All crew members are out of the building at this time and heavy smoke is reported in the building.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Butler Fire Department.

Amped Up Pro Bull Tour at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Amped Up Pro Bull Tour provides quality bull riding events with award winning bulls and champion bull riders to give you the most excitement and thrills possible. Bringing only the best to all our tour stops we take great pride in entertaining thousands at each event and are dedicated to bring professionalism and quality to all our events. This Inaugural event will be held at our Off Road Facility.

June 29,2018 Gates open at 5pm, show starts at 7:00pm.

Adults (16 and up) $15
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $12
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $30

Reserved with Electric and Water- $35/Night (Limited Availability)
Reserved Dry Spots- $20/Night (Limited Availability)
Dry Camping- $10/Night

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Breaking News Update: Police Pursuit ends in Adrian

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The Bates County Sheriff's Office just ended a pursuit with a white in color van who failed to yield after a chase through rural Adrian.

The subject was taken into custody after crashing into the median of I-49.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

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Obituary - Joe Dean Hull

Joe Dean Hull, age 73, resident of Ft. Scott, died Saturday February 24, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 5, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the son of James Isaac Hull and Ruby Terrill Hull. 

He married Myrtle Gaston on June 15, 1965, in Nevada, MO. In his younger years he worked for Lawson’s Radiator and Judy’s Iron and Metal in Belltown, then a short time with Bruce Marble and Granite. He then began his career with Peerless Products, retiring after 47 years. He also owned and operated Joe’s Storm Door and Window for several years. 

Joe enjoyed raising cattle, each with their own name, and going to the sale barn. He liked to hunt, fish, and camp, purchasing a camper recently. He bowled, and roller skated quite well. He loved spending time with his family. He taught each of the grandsons how to roller skate, much to their amazement. He found time to get one-on-one with each grandchild, teaching life lessons along the way. Joe was a friend who never met a stranger. He was associated with the Lighthouse Tabernacle, Pittsburg, KS.

Survivors include his wife Myrtle of the home; a son Joe Hull, Jr. and wife Lisa, St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Debbie Moyer and husband Doug, Nevada, MO; five brothers, Robert Hull and wife Violet, Charles Hull and wife Leta, Earl Hull, Harold Hull and wife Naomi, and Leland Hull and wife Barbara, all of Ft. Scott; a sister, Beulah Adkins and husband Bob, Independence, MO; seven grandchildren, Joey and Beth, Joshua and wife Heather, Jacob and Kelley, Seth, Aaron and Jennifer, Curtis and Emily, and Berkley; five bonus grandchildren, Jordan and Dillon, Mikelah and Tristan, Charli, Tara and husband Nathan, and Chad and wife Tiffany; seven great grandchildren, Zoey, Carlee, Bentley, Carson, Curtis, Raylan, Violet Joe, and Kai on the way; eight bonus great grandchildren, Deklyn, Kaelin, Kinley, Bayler, Brooklyn, Chase, Brooklynn, and Ketrick; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Hull and Liz Mills; and his parents.

Pastor Daryl Gaddy will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 1st, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

Approximately 135 grams of meth seized in Bates County traffic stop

Crystal Lake
Brandon Stone

Approximately 135 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine 

On February 23, 2018 a Captain with the Bates County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on I-49. A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 135 grams of a crystal substance was located.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Brandon Stone (DOB 10/24/1981), was arrested and charged with trafficking drugs. His bond was set at $25000.00 cash only.

The passenger, identified as Crystal Lake (DOB 1/31/1989), was arrested for several outstanding warrants she had out of Vernon County, Cooper County, Nevada and Lamar.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Theft report in rural Butler

On February 14, 2018 a Deputy took a report of a theft that had occurred at a residence on County Road 2001 in rural Butler, MO.

The victim stated that her diamond ring had been stolen from her bag. She described the ring as being gold with 2 large diamonds and 2 smaller diamonds. She valued the ring at $10,000.00. 

The victim stated that $200.00 in cash was also stolen from her purse. She believes the suspect also stole a pressure washer from the residence.

Keelan Wackerman (DOB 1/21/1972) is wanted by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office for questioning regarding this crime. If you know of his whereabouts please contact at Deputy or Detective at 660-679-3232.

Miami R-1 Spring Art Fair and Music Concert

Spring Art Fair and Music Concert
Friday, March 23rd
Art Fair (all grades) starts at 5:30pm
Concert (grades 7-12) starts at 7pm

News from the Bates County Courthouse

Jury selection is underway this morning at the Bates County Court House for the trial of Jonathan Hopkins. Hopkins has been charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. 

Jury selection is expected to completed by noon and Judge Journey will hear opening statements after the noon hour. Hugh C. Jenkins Bates County Prosecuting Attorney is representing the State.

Obituary - Edna Berneice Quick

Edna Berneice Quick, 81, Butler, MO, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO with burial in Meyers Cemetery, Butler, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Hemophilia Association.

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

Road Closed in Butler

Pine street from Henry to the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time.

Please find a alternate route.

Job Opening In Archie

Today's Daily Weather Planner

27 years and still no answers

Cheryl Kenney was last seen at work at a convenience store on business 71 Highway in Nevada, Missouri, on the evening of February 27, 1991. Her time card showed she clocked out at 10:00, but she did not arrive home. Her car was left in the store parking lot. 

Cheryl has a unique tooth pattern. If you have any information, please contact the Nevada, Missouri, Police Department at 417-448-2710

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From The Louisburg Police Department

The Louisburg Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the subject and or vehicle in the following photos in regards to an ongoing investigation. 

If you can identify either the subject or vehicle please contact the Louisburg Police Department at 913-837-3191 or via Facebook messenger. 

Remember that your tip will remain anonymous. Thanks in advance for your like and share.