Monday, October 12, 2015

Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

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- A Kansas City Fire Department official says two firefighters were killed and two were wounded when a burning building collapsed.

Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett tells the Kansas City Star ( crews were dispatched to a building on the northeast side of town around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He says firefighters found the building that includes apartments heavily damaged, and they evacuated people from inside.

Garrett says firefighters were clearing an area with a partially collapsed roof when the structure collapsed further, injuring four of them. 

He tells the newspaper two firefighters have died. The firefighters were not immediately identified. Crews continue to battle the fire.

Obituary - Joshua Clark Sharrow

Joshua Clark Sharrow
Joshua Clark Sharrow, age 15, Centerville, Kansas passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015. He was born on November 26, 1999 at Merriam, Kansas the son of Daniel and Tina Stahl Sharrow. He was currently attending Lake Mary Center in Paola, Kansas. Josh enjoyed being around people, loud noises, bright lights, balloons, water and basketball to name a few of his favorites. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joe and Margaret Sharrow. He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Tina Sharrow, two brothers, Clayton James and Daniel Cole Sharrow, maternal grandparents, Jim and Coleen Stahl, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Centerville Community Church. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held form 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. 

The family suggests contributions to the Lee Ann Britian Infant Development Center or Lake Mary Center. On line condolences for the family can be left at

Two vehicle accident in Adrian

The Adrian Fire Department along with the Adrian Police Department is on scene to a minor accident at 5th and Virginia Street in Adrian.

Neither of the occupants in the vehicles are seriously injured although Bates County EMS is in route to check a 16 month old child who was in a car seat as a precaution.

Mid America Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bates County Sheriffs Office searching for driver that fled after pursuit North Amsterdam

Around 6:20 p.m. this evening a Bates County Sheriffs Deputy attempted to stop a green Ford Ranger Truck North of Amsterdam on County Road NE 13501. 

The vehicle failed to yield for the deputy and short chase occurred which ended in a crash on County Road NE 13501 the driver of the vehicle fled into the brush on foot.

The suspect was described as a white male with shaggy hair and blue shirt.

If you see anyone in this area that matches this description please contact the Bates County Sheriffs Office at 660-679-3232.

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Car-deer collisions are more likely this time of year

If you haven't seen deer along the highways recently, Conservation Department experts say you likely will soon.  Missouri has an estimated 1 million deer this year, and right now they are on the move.

"At this time of year, you have a lot of deer movement, because you have bucks chasing does," said Francis Skalicky, a media specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Mating season is one reason, while survival is another.  Deer feed more before their food supply dwindles in the winter.

A woman from Springfield died Sunday night after the minivan in which she was riding swerved to avoid a deer and then overturned.   The Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash report says Sue Kessinger, 63, was not wearing a seat belt; she was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.  The crash was about 7:50 p.m. on Missouri 64 in Polk County, four miles west of Louisburg.
The driver of the 2007 Dodge Caravan, Aimee Kessinger-Ideker, 36, and another passenger, Hailey Kessinger, 10, both of Springfield, have serious injuries.  They were airlifted to a hospital in Springfield.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports about 1 million car accidents involving deer each year.  Those accidents kill about 200 people and cause thousands of injuries.

"You can see deer movement at any time, particularly in low light periods: early morning, late evening, and into the darkness," Skalicky said.
When you cannot stop, Skalicky said hitting the deer can often be the least-dangerous option.
"Veering one way, you could be veering into oncoming traffic. Veering the other way, you could be getting into rougher terrain that could do more damage to your vehicle and yourself," he said.
As for the car whistles that are supposed to scare deer away from traffic, Skalicky said there is no real data showing they work.

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