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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From the Cass County Sheriff's Office

Congratulations to the 5th Grade Pleasant Hill Roosters Basketball team that placed 3rd in the Grain Valley Tournament. The team is comprised of members from Pleasant Hill, Lone Jack, Strasburg and surrounding Cass County area. 

They are accompanied by their grandfathers, many of who are Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Members of our Criminal Apprehension Unit had the honor of escorting the team through town on Saturday for the second year in a row. Great Job and Thank You for your service.

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Miami County Kansas Sheriff's Office Wanted Wednesday

Obituary - Luke Matherly

Luke Matherly, 63 of Louisburg, Kansas passed away February 26, 2019 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kansas.

Cremation, with memorial services to be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

From the Clinton School District

Through the news and social media, you may be aware of dangers surrounding what is being referred to as the "Momo Challenge", the latest in a series of concerning online trends. In recent days, we have heard several of our own students talking about this challenge.

The Momo Challenge involves a disfigured head attached to a bird’s body encouraging children to harm or kill themselves, and has infiltrated some popular digital platforms, such as YouTube Kids.

While these reports are alarming, we urge parents not to be panicked. Instead, parents should be aware of this viral trend so that they may have honest conversations with their child about safe and appropriate online activity. Below are some helpful tips to keep your child safe online.

*Bringing up the MoMo Challenge specifically may lead children to investigate it themselves. Instead, consider asking them whether they have encountered anything online that caused them to be worried or upset.

*If your child is aware of this trend, remind them that MoMo is not a real person, and cannot directly harm them.
*Remind children never to contact strangers online, regardless of the method.
*Tighten device settings and parental controls.
*Report and block any content that is harmful or disturbing.
*Supervise your child’s online activity. Limiting video games and YouTube use to shared family spaces. Keep an eye out for unknown phone numbers or email addresses.

Thank you for your vigilance in helping us keep our students safe.

From the Clinton School District 

Two wanted men arrested in Vernon County

In the last 24 hours both Bryan Judd & Clint Carney have been arrested by Nevada Police Officers & Vernon County Deputies. Both are being held in the Vernon County Jail on multiple outstanding warrants.

Brutally Cold Early Next Week

We know many of you are officially Winter fatigued, if not exhausted, but there’s no way to sugarcoat the forecast, so we’ll make it quick.

Below normal temperatures remain into the weekend with snow late Saturday into Sunday morning and then temperatures plummet to below zero by Monday morning. Sadly, that is not a typo…below zero…which will be 30+ degrees below normal. Be prepared!

Obituary - Austin A. Ward

Austin A. Ward, 22, Archie, MO, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Archie High School Dome, Archie, MO.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Archie First Baptist Church, Archie, MO. Burial in Austin Cemetery, Archie, MO.

A complete obituary will be posted when that information becomes available.

Update: Cass County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Inmate Suicide

Update: 02/27/19 @ 1330hr. The name of the inmate found deceased on Monday is identified as Jeremiah T. Denson 29, Pleasant Hill, MO.

Cass Co – Around 8:30 pm Monday night deputies discovered an unresponsive inmate in a shower of the Cass County Jail. Deputies began CPR and notified EMS. Attempts to revive the subject by first responders were unsuccessful and the subject was declared deceased at the scene.

Investigators with the Johnson County Missouri Sheriff’s Office were called to lead the investigation along with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

No other information is available at this time.

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Bates County Sheriff's Office searching for stolen UTV

BCSO Deputies are on a report of a stolen UTV from the area of CR5003 and H Highway. The UTV Is a green two seater Kawasaki with a metal roof with a windshield.

The UTV is muddy with tools in the back. This theft occurred within the last hour to hour and half.

If you’ve seen this vehicle please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232

Duck, Duck, Goose?

From a distance it appeared to be snow... a closer look revealed about 10 acres of snow geese near the Miami school late yesterday. As of this morning, about half of the brood had moved on to greener pastures. 

From the Harrisonville Police Department

This week for Harrisonville Police Department Wanted Wednesday we are looking for Amy Boyer-Rinker who is a 39 year old female from Harrisonville.

Amy is wanted for 18 failure to appear warrants out of Harrisonville Municipal Court for charges such as Resisting Arrest, Assault, and Trespassing to name a few. She has no bond allowed on several of the warrants.

She also has a felony warrant out of Cass County for Receiving Stolen Property, with a bond amount of $4,000, 10% cash only.

If you know where she is, contact your local law enforcement agency. Thanks to Facebook, she helped provide a current picture of herself.

Someone knows something!

Missing Date: February 27, 1991

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 417.448.2710, or, contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 800.877.3452, or 911


Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale at MoKan

Don't miss the Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale Saturday, March 2nd @ 1:00 p.m. at MO-KAN Livestock Market.

Expecting 400 head of cow-calf pairs, bred cows, bred heifers and breeding bulls. 

For detailed listings, photos and videos of consigned cattle visit

Questions about consignments? Give Steve or Jim a call!
Steve Wheeler: 417-840-4149
Jim Hertzog: 816-289-3011

School Closings for 2/27/19

The following schools will be closed today 2/27/19 due icy road conditions:

Belton School District
Cass Midway School District
Harrisonville School District
Pleasant Hill School District (Late Start)
RayPec School District
Sherwood School District

Please bookmark this page as we will be updating with more closings as they become available.

Inmate dies in Cass County Jail

On Monday evening around 8:30pm the Cass County Sheriff's Office Detention Officers found a unresponsive male inmate in the shower.

The Deputies preformed CPR on the inmate until EMS crews arrived on scene but the inmate was pronounced dead.

An investigation with the assistance of the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office and Johnson County Sheriff's Office is underway at this time.

The name of the inmate hasn't been released at this time and Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available from the Cass County Sheriff's Office.

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Light Freezing Drizzle Through the morning rush

Several reports of accidents around the Metro already this morning! Please take it easy heading into work this morning and allow yourself plenty of extra time. Get there safe!

Freezing drizzle expected to continue through 9AM. Be sure to have to kiddos walk like a penguin heading out to the bus stop as well. Icy surfaces may remain icy thru the day with highs only in the 20s.