Friday, October 24, 2014

REMINDER: Butler Police Seeking Public's Help


The Butler Police Department is asking for the public's help, regarding a hit and run. According to a report, the incident occurred on Sunday, October 19th at approxamately 10:00 A.M. at 802 West Ft. Scott Street in Butler, MO. 

An early 1990's model White Ford F-150 extended cab pickup went through the residents yard, hit a state road sign, knocking the sign and pole down, and doing damage to the yard. The vehicle headed west on Ft. Scott Street after the incident. 

The driver was described as a white male, early to middle 20's, and wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans. Damage to the vehicle will be on the front driver's side. Witnesses report the suspect may live in the rural Adrian area. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 660-200-2000 or the Butler Police Department at 660-679-6131.

Butler Woman Injured In South KC Accident


A Butler, Missouri woman was transported to the hospital but managed to avoid serious injuries in a three vehicle accident Thursday morning in Kansas City. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 21 year old Natasha Ann Isabell Chamberlain of Butler was eastbound on Highway 470 in south Kansas City when she struck another vehicle operated by 57 year old Gilberta Foster of Lee's Summit. 

The impact caused Chamberlain to travel onto 291 Highway where she struck another vehicle drive by 40 year old James Hughes of Lee's Summit. 

 All three vehicles were able to pull off the road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Chamberlain had minor injuries but was transported to Center Point Medical Center while Foster and Hughes were reported to have no injuries.

Courtesy of KNEM-KNMO

Notice of Flushing Hydrants in Butler


The City of Butler will be flushing hydrants in all areas North of Ohio Street starting, October 29th and 30th, and again on November 5th and 6th.

Flushing hydrants are a routine maintenance activity of the Water Distribution Department and Fire Department.

This work will occur mainly during the late evening and overnight hours for the convenience of customers and will be primarily Wednesdays and Thursdays. This work should take approximately two weeks.

The residents in this area may experience some rusty water and should exercise caution when washing white fabrics. If you notice any staining of white fabrics, do not dry the material but repeat the wash cycle.

If you experience stained fabrics, contact the City office at 679-4182 during normal business hours or the Butler Police Department at 679-6131 after hours and on weekends and they can provide you with bottles of stain remover.

U.S. and World News Headlines

A fire in the upstairs of Christine Maurer's Mission Hills home Tuesday 
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St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: Osceola man arrested on felony no bond parole violation warrant

Vernon Wait
On Oct. 23, Vernon Wait, 53, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on a felony no bond parole violation warrant on an original charge of second degree murder. The warrant was issued on Oct. 22.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weather Update: Weekend Forecast


Normally, everyone across the forecast area has a freeze (32 degrees) by now. However as of 10/23, the only location to hit 32 degrees was Green City, MO on 10/4. Looking at the very mild conditions heading into this weekend and even the beginning of next week, a freeze is still not expected for at least the next 7 days. That being said...with many areas well past there first normal freeze date...people with local growing interests may want to use the dry weekend ahead to finish any harvesting that may be left.

Bob Dole Coming to Linn County Kansas Fairgrounds

Bob Dole

Notice! Senator Bob Dole will be in Linn County Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5 -6 p.m. at the Linn County Fairgrounds 4-H Building in Mound City, Kansas. This will be Senator Dole's final trip to Kansas this year and the public is welcome to attend. 

Senator Dole said, "I look forward to being back in Kansas this week and wrapping up my thank-you tour."

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