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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Attention Butler Residents

The Butler Police Department has had several reports of prowlers going through vehicles. Make sure to lock your vehicles in efforts to prevent theft. Please call us to report suspicious activity.

One person was taken into custody for questioning around 10pm this evening.

Mid America Live News will update at a later time. 

Lane reductions, Possible traffic delays on I-49 at the Marmaton River in Vernon County

During Bridge Rehabilitation Starting Week of June 1

Vernon County-- Drivers can expect lane closings and possible traffic delays on I-49 north of Nevada when a project to rehabilitate the southbound bridge over the Marmaton River (Mile Marker 108) begins the week of June 1, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Contractor crews will replace the bridge deck or driving surface and install new guardrail at the north end of the bridge.

Traffic impacts:
  • Week of June 1, southbound I-49 will be reduced to one lane for shoulder reinforcement
  • Beginning week of June 29, southbound right lane closed and traffic shifted to the left lane allowing crews to replace the bridge deck or driving surface
  • Beginning week of Aug. 17, southbound left lane closed and traffic shifted to right lane allowing crews to replace bridge deck or driving surface
  • I-49 speed limit reduced to 60 mph in the work zone
Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.
This bridge was built in 1969 and carries approximately 5,700 vehicles per day. The driving surface is deteriorating and in need of rehabilitation.

Project Information

Prime contractor: Capital Paving & Construction, Columbia
Total project cost: $1.6 million
Completion date: November 1, 2020

Rollover accident in Butler

The Butler Police Department is on scene of a one vehicle rollover accident on South Main Street just south of Ft. Scott Street at this time.

No one is said to be injured in this accident and the roadway will be blocked as a tow truck arrives on scene.

Mid America Live News will update when and if more information becomes available to us from the Butler Police Department.

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Weekly racing at Nevada Speedway

Looking ahead to this coming Saturday June 6th, we've got a weekly show on tap featuring all six classes!!

There is NO driver registration fee, (unless a special event) just the $35 pit pass!!


Gates open/Pill draw begins at 4:30pm ………….. Driver Cutoff at 6:30pm ………. Pit Meeting around 6:45pm ……… Hot Laps at 7:00pm ………. Racing at 7:30pm

Pit PassesDrivers - $35
Adults - $25
Kids ages 6-12 - $15
Kids under 6 - Free

General AdmissionAdults - $10
Kids ages 6-12 - $5
Kids under 6 - Free

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Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 6th and 7th

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 6 and 7.

During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag. Free Fishing Days is an annual MDC event that takes place statewide during the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June.

Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect during Free Fishing Days, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.

MDC reminds anglers in Missouri that fishing permits are required before and after June 6 and 7, unless an angler is exempt by age or other factors. All other fishing regulations are also in effect. MDC temporarily suspended requirements for fishing permits from March 27 through April 15.

MDC reminds the public that it is still critical to continue to heed all recommendations for physical distancing, avoiding overcrowding, handwashing, and other public health measures during outdoor activities.

Obituary-Robert E. (Pops) Owsley

Robert E. (Pops) Owsley 89 of Raymore, MO, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Robert was born on July 11, 1930 in Paducah, KY, the son of Evert and Irma Hodges Owsley. He graduated from Ballard County School, after which, he worked for the Deena Art Mold company for a short time. He went into the Marine Corps serving his country for 22 years and attaining the rank of Captain. He was there for the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. You’ll never find a more proud veteran. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he embarked on a second career at Proctor & Gamble and retired after 22 years of service. He was a beloved member of the Peculiar Methodist Church and also a member of the American Legion. Favorite pastimes included yard work and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Billie Jo Owsley of 53 years, his parents, a sister, and a brother. Surviving members of his family include his daughter, Linda R. Boyce and husband Jeffery of Raymore, MO; a granddaughter Carrie J Bucklin and husband Denny, one great granddaughter, Meredith Rae Bucklin, all of Cedar City, Utah; and a brother, Harry Owsley and wife Betty of Libertyville, IL. Pops will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother. He was a joy to everyone he met.

An outdoor memorial service with adherence to COVID-19 restrictions will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Peculiar United Methodist Church, 20521 S. School Rd, Peculiar, MO, with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany, Georgia.

The family requests contributions be made to Peculiar United Methodist Church-Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers at P. O. Box 207; Peculiar, MO. 64078.

Nevada Speedway Feature Results 5/30/20

Nevada Speedway $1,000 to win pure stock race results:

Pure Stock:
1.) M64 Shawn Hendren
2.) 3 Jerry Wheeler
3.) 99B Corey Cagle
4.) 6 Billy Shadden
5.) 8 Rick Aiello
6.) 6AM Aaron Mallory
7.) 3T Tommy Joles
8.) 12 Jason Agee
9.) 5 Kyle Rowland
10.) 60 Dirk Troth
11.) 69X Zachary Hendren
12.) 89 Zack Williams
13.) 22 Michael Bryson
14.) 20 Kyle McClendon
15.) 77 Gage Harper

Mini Stocks:
1.) 6M Scotty Mohfield
2.) 96 Mike Baxter
3.) 2 Dennis Aiello
4.) 17 Josh Barker
5.) 28 Dave Nickerson
6.) 8L Logan Alarcon
7.) 26 Raegan Shadden

Midwest Mods:
1.) 101 Broc Rose
2.) 24 Devin Crockett
3.) 54 David Higgins
4.) 59 Herb Jones
5.) 2J Jordan Beard
6.) 1A Andrew Zimmerman
7.) 15S Zachary Shotts

Late Models:
1.) 42 Jerry Morgan
2.) 21D Mark Daye
3.) 12H Justin Henson
4.) 89 Foxie Sumner

1.) 8R Darren Roberts
2.) 87 Justin Pike
3.) 8M Mitch Coulter
4.) 42 Jerry Morgan
5.) 14R Joe Cummings
6.) 101 Matt Rose
7.)tb56 Daniel Long
8.) 8 Bobby King
9.) 6M Jason Mallory
10.) 15 Ryan Hill 

Kansas City woman seriously injured in rollover accident near Lowry City

On 5/30/20 around 4:26pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Route E around 7 miles west of Lowry City, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2003 Dodge Neon driven by 52 year old Kimberly L. Morgan of Kansas City, Missouri ran off the roadway and overturned.

Kimberly L. Morgan sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by Life Flight Eagle to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident from Bray's Tow of Osceola.

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Nevada man injured in Vernon County Crash

On 5/30/20 around 6:40pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 54 Highway around 4 miles west of Deerfield, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Chevrolet Impala driven by 26 year old Kollin M. Smith of Nevada, Missouri turned left into the path and striking the 1999 Ford Ranger driven by 59 year old James J. Johns of Lane, Kansas.

Mr. Smith sustained minor injuries in this accident and he was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Both vehicles were damaged and towed from the scene by TCB Tow and Phillips Tow both of Nevada.

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Warming into summer

Some morning showers are possible mainly across eastern KS/western MO otherwise clouds should decrease this afternoon with highs in the mid-upper 70s. 

The first heat of the season and our first shot at 90 will come on Tuesday.