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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

Barton County Sheriff's Deputies have taken several complaints of mail being stolen from mail boxes on 160 highway west of the intersections of W and O highway. We would like to ask that if anybody see's anything suspicious or if somebody stops at your mailbox and you don't recognize them to call the Sheriff's Office.

A victim of mail theft faces the loss of more than just everyday correspondence; they could miss important notices, financial information, checks, and perhaps even become a victim of identity theft.

Tips to Prevent Mail Theft
Don't allow your mail to accumulate. If you are going to be away for more than a couple days, arrange for a trusted neighbor or family member to pick up your mail, or ask your mail carrier to put a delivery hold on your mail until you return and retrieve it from the Post Office.

Get to know your mail carrier's usual delivery time to your mailbox, and retrieve your mail as soon as possible.

Make sure your mailbox door closes firmly and stays closed. An open mailbox with mail in view is an inviting target.

Do not use your mailbox flag when you have outgoing mail. To a mailbox thief, it's like a red flag saying, "Here I am, come get me." Your mail carrier will see your outgoing mail, even if the flag is not up.

Update from the Cass County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: 09/17/2019 @ 7:00 pm

Cass Co – The Cass County Prosecutor has charged Charles F. Rice, 36, with B Felony Assault 2nd Degree – Special Victim, E Felony Resisting Arrest By Fleeing Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury or Death, and E Felony Driving While Revoked.

Cass County Associate Judge J. Michael Rumley set Rice’s bond at $150,000.00 Cash Only.

Mr. Rice is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Cass County. Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.

$100,000 Scratchers Prize Won In Belton

Daniel Hennessy of Belton recently won a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “$5,000,000 Big Money” Scratchers ticket. He purchased the winning ticket from Hy-Vee Gas, 1303 E. North Avenue, in Belton.

“$5,000,000 Big Money” is a $20 Scratchers game with more than $24 million in prizes remaining.

In the most recent fiscal year, players in Cass County won more than $11.5 million in Missouri Lottery Prizes. 

Retailers in the county received more than $1.1 million in commissions and bonuses, and an additional $2.8 million went to educational programs in the county.

Rich Hill under boil advisory

The city of Rich Hill is under a boil advisory until further notice due to a water main break.

Mid America Live will update when the advisory is lifted.

Blue Corner Fighting Championship

Bates County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Hecox with be in a kickboxing event against a on Oct 4th at Harrahs Casino in KC for Blue Corner Fighting Championship. 

If anyone wants to watch they can go like "Blue Corner" on Facebook and turn into the live feed Oct 4th at 8pm.

Announcement Sponsored by Lumenus Technologies LLC: Oct 4th, 2019!!!!!

Blue Corner Fighting Championship has an amazing card that is shaping up to be Explosive!!!!! You don't want to miss this Great Night of Fights!!!! 
Damiyahn Smith vs Fred Freeman 145lbs PRO MMA
Joe L. Estrada vs 135 PRO MMA
Morales Cesar vs Tyler Cox Title 135lbs MMA
Brandøn Mørg Mørgan vs David Curtin 205lbs MMA Title
Joshuah Henderson vs Richard Moad 155lb MMA Title
Eric Sprague vs Steven Wilkinson 125lbs KB #1 Contender Title
Tyler Horton vs Will Monroe Heavyweight MMA Title
Michael Banks vs Dan Pate 160lbs MMA #1 Contender Title
Dakota McNichols vs Daryoosh Nori 145lbs MMA Title
Todd Hecox vs Brandon Allen KB 155lbs KB
Matthew Franks vs Sean Bleyhl 145lbs MMA
Joshua Bloodbath Bradley vs Raul Perlera 160lbs MMA
Corban Knows Cuts Ransom vs Brad LaNier 150lbs MMA
Xack Creason vs Joseph Henry Hoss Fletcher 170lbs MMA
Landen Farmer vs DaRell Fulghum 135lbs MMA

Chad Schauffler vs Zerek Zumwalt 190lbs KB

Tickets are available but going fast!!!! Call 913.568.8009 for Tickets!!!!

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Obituary - Joseph Mussared

Joseph Mussared, 36, Clinton, Missouri passed away, Monday, September 16, 2019 at his home in Clinton. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at

Funeral service will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2pm with visitation one hour prior to the service at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. 

Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to the Joseph Mussared memorial fund and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Sept. 9-16, 2019

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made three arrests and multiple reports during the week of Sept. 9-16, 2019.

View the full press release by using the link that we have provided for you below:

Stealing reported in El Dorado Springs

On Sept. 16, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SW highway 82 in reference to a stolen dirt bike. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Travis Berning. Berning stated it was an off-brand green 50cc dirt bike that went missing from his carport area. It was last seen on Sept. 13 around noon. Estimated loss value is $200.

On Sept. 15, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SW Highway 82 in reference to a stolen dirt bike. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Jeremy Henderson. Henderson stated he came outside the morning of the 15th and noticed one of the barn doors partially open. Henderson stated he went inside the barn and noticed a 2008 Kawasaki KLX110 was missing. Estimated loss value is $1,200. On Sept. 16, with the help of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, the dirt bike was recovered in El Dorado Springs. The Henderson family was contacted to identify the dirt bike. The dirt bike was released back to the Hendersons.

Congratulations to Miami's Students of the Month!

Racing for Rett is an annual 5K walk/run and silent auction

Racing for Rett is an annual 5K walk/run and silent auction. This year’s Racing for Rett 5K will take place on October 12th, 2019 in Harrisonville. At our last Racing For Rett event, we had over 200 racers and raised over $15,000 for research!

Racing for Rett was founded to raise awareness and funds for researchers who are working feverishly on finding a cure for this disorder.

Cass County Deputy Injured and Suspect In Custody Following Pursuit

Cass Co – Around 11:45 pm Monday night Cass County Deputies stopped a grey 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation on S. Prospect near E. 155th St. When the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. 

During the brief chase, the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle went off the roadway at a curve in the roadway north of E. 155th Street on S. Prospect. 

The suspect vehicle struck a tree and came to rest in a field a short distance from the roadway. The deputy’s patrol car also struck a tree. The deputy’s patrol car sustained heavy damage and caught fire. A second deputy arrived on scene shortly after the crash and pulled the deputy to safety from the burning car.

Officers from Belton Police Department, Grandview Police Department, Kansas City Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene to assist and secure a perimeter of the area. 

A search of the field aided by a Cass County K9 Team and FLIR equipped UAV from the Sheriff’s Office located the suspect hiding near the crash scene around 12:30 am.

Grandview and Kansas City Fire Departments arrived on scene to extinguish the fire, treat the deputy, and suspect.

The deputy was transported to an area hospital in serious but stable condition and remains hospitalized.
The suspect, identified as Charles F. Rice, 36, Kansas City MO was treated and released from the hospital.

He is currently in custody on the following warrants:
Failure to Appear –Resisting Arrest, Jackson County, Bond $10,000.00
Failure to Appear – Larceny from Auto, Jackson County, Bond $10,000.00
Failure to Appear – Amphetamine Possession, Jackson County, Bond $10,000.00
Stealing & Possession Controlled Substance, Kansas City PD, Bond $5,000.00
Traffic Offense License Suspended/Revoked, Belton PD, Bond $2400.00 10%
Traffic Offense License Suspended/Revoked, Belton PD, Bond $300.00 10%
Traffic Offense Leaving Scene of Crash, Belton PD, Bond $300.00 10%
Traffic Offense License Suspended/Revoked, Belton PD, Bond $2400.00 10%
Traffic Offense Expired Plates, Belton PD, Bond $2400.00 10%
Traffic Offense Improper Registration, Belton PD, Bond $150.00 10%
Traffic Offense Defective Equipment, Belton PD, Bond $2400.00 10%
Traffic Offense Expired Plates, Belton PD, Bond $300.00 10%

Charges from this incident are pending. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Fatality accident in Benton County

On 9/16/19 around 12:54pm the Missouri State Highway in Benton County along with Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 7 south of Route KK.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Ford driven by 42 year old Darin J. Lutman of Warsaw, Missouri was traveling northbound when he crossed the center line of traffic and struck the 2013 Dodge driven by 75 year old Sondra J. Murrell of Higginsville, Missouri head on.

Sondra J. Murrell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and she was transported to the Benton County Coroner's Office.

Darin J. Lutman and a passenger in the Murrell vehicle 12 year old Drake Murrell both sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported by ambulance to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri for treatment.

This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 46th Fatality accident on 2019.

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