Friday, May 31, 2013

UPDATE: Missing Fisherman on Stockton Lake

Missouri Water Patrol officers resumed the search for a missing fisherman on Stockton Lake this morning. Water Patrol officers say the man put his boat in about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Greenfield Access for a day of fishing and has not been seen since. His wife reported him as missing about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he did not return home. The boat was found and Water Patrol officers have used sonar and dragging equipment in an effort to find the body of the presumed drowning victim.

Storm Pictures/Flood Pictures From Bates County Today 5/31/2013

Obituary - Raylee Marie Harris

Raylee Marie Harris, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. Celebration of Life service 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville with visitation from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Cremation).

Ft. Scott Street from Orange to Prospect Closing due to High Water under the Bridge

Butler Police just advised MoDot to shut down Ft. Scott Street from Orange Street to Prospect Streets here in Butler. The water is over the road under the railroad bridge just west of the stoplight in Butler. Please find a different route.

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County

National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bates County until 6:15pm. A strong storm located 10 miles North of Hume moving North east at 40mph.. Possible Quarter size hail and 60mph wind. Please stay inside. Bates County Live will Update if and when  more information becomes available.

UPDATE: On Overturned Vehicle South of Butler

 Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Bates County Sheriff and Butler Fire Department is on scene of a roll over accident Northbound lanes of I-49 just North of 52 East Highway. Two people are injured and being transported to Bates County Memorial Hospital by ambulance . One lane of the Highway is blocked. Bates County Live will have the Official Police report from the Highway Patrol when it is released.

Overturned Vehicle

Missouri State Highway Patrol Bates County EMS is in route to a roll over accident on I-49 and 52 Highway East bound. Bates County Live is on the way and will update this story.

Accident on I-49

Bates County Sheriff along with Missouri State Highway Patrol is on scene of a accident on I-49 around the AA Highway North of Adrian. One vehicle is in the median. Bates County Live will update this story when more information becomes available.

Churches are Open in Adrian

All the churches in Adrian are open incase someone needs to go there in the event of a tornado. Haven't heard any word of Butler Churches being open. Bates County Live will update this Story when more information becomes available.

Tornado Warning Cancelled

The Tornado Warning for Northeastern Bates County has been cancelled by National Weather Service. Bates County Live will update any weather changes. Please use caution and be alert of the weather before you head out and about.

Tornado Warning For Bates County

National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning effective until 4:00pm for Northeast Bates County. This DOESN'T include Adrian and Butler Area. If you are in Northeast Bates County you need to take cover now. Also in the Urich area.

AMBER Alert (missing child) for Missouri

Luvell Dukes (8)

  • 2007 Chevrolet Impala, Grey
    Missouri license plate #MG3Z8W
The 8 year old child was abducted by the 30 year old abductor. The abductor is in a Grey 2007 Chevrolet Impala with Missouri tag #MG3Z8W. Anyone seeing the child, abductor or vehicle or anyone having information should immediately dial 911 or call the Bel Nor Police Department at 314-381-2971.

If you have information, contact:

Bel Nor Police Department
Call: 314-381-2971

Missing child

Luvell Maurice Dukes

  • Age now: 8
  • Sex: Male
  • Skin: Black
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 3'6
  • Weight: 43lbs
  • Description: Orange polo type short sleeve shirt, blue jeans, white socks, blue boxer shorts, black/gray Nike tennis shoes, and black backpack.


Von Thomas Harrell

  • Age now: 30
  • Sex: Male
  • Skin: Black
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5'8
  • Weight: 155lbs
  • Description: Black v-neck t-shirt and blue jean shorts.

What is an AMBER alert?

An AMBER Alert is an rapid notification system to alert the public and solicit their assistance when a child has been abducted and is facing grave danger. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the following criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert: 1) There is reasonable belief by law enforcement an abduction has occurred; 2) The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger; 3) The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death; 4) There is enough descriptive information about the victim and abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child. Source:

Butler Fire Department Responds to Brookside Apartments

This morning around 11:15pm The Butler Fire Department and Butler Police responded to a report of a smoke detector going off at The Brookside Apartments in the 400 block of South Delaware Street here in Butler. Apon arrival they notice what appeared to steam and not smoke. It was quickly determined not to be a fire. The steam was weather related with all the humidity in the air and the all clear was given.

Updated Obituary - Steven Dean Bishop

Steven Dean Bishop, 60, Harrisonville, Missouri, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Steven was born November 9, 1952 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Hopper) Bishop. He was a 1970 graduate of Cass-Midway High School. He was a lifelong Cass County area resident. Steven had worked for Mid-America Graphics in Harrisonville and for Schmidt & Klaus Florist in Kansas City, Missouri.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one son, Christopher Bishop, Independence, Missouri; two brothers, Phillip Bishop, Sedalia, Missouri and Terry Bishop, Drexel, Missouri; two sisters, Debbie Hargis and her husband, Jeff, Cleveland, Missouri and Kim Steele, Belton, Missouri and three grandchildren.

Tornado Watch

A Tornado Watch has been issued for southeast Kansas into central Missouri until 10 PM. Cities in the watch include Pleasanton, Butler, Clinton, Sedalia and Boonville and points south. Thunderstorms are developing south of Highway 50 and these could produce large hail and tornadoes. Be alert in case a tornado warning is issued for your area and be prepared to take cover!

The Butler Aqua Bears Swim Team Fundraiser

The Butler Aqua Bears Swim Team is doing a fundraiser. You can get a large utility tote for $40 or $47 with lettering! There are no extra taxes or shipping charges!!! A portion of the proceeds will go back to the swim team. If you would be interested in helping us out and getting a great tote at the same time please email


The Rebekah Lodge of Adrian Missouri will be holding a Breakfast Dinner on June 1st, 2013 at the Masonic Hall located at 24 East 3rd Street in Adrian. The food will be Biscuits and Gravy $3.50... 1/2 order $2.75... Sides and Juice extra. Coffe and or Hot Tea with order. This will go from 7am until ??? and carry out is available.

Vernon County Sheriff Department Gets New Hummer

The Department of Defense has given a hummer to the Vernon County Sheriff's Office to be transformed into a S.W.A.T response vehicle!

Weather Update 12:25am

After a tranquil evening, thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop along I-70 over eastern Kansas, and spread eastward across the Kansas City metro after midnight. Conditions appear favorable for storms to become severe (large hail and damaging winds), as well as a strong likelihood of training storms to produce torrential rainfall. Rainfall amounts of 1-3" are possible overnight which could lead to flash flooding. We are urging you to keep a weather radio and your cell phone handy

Huge 5 Family Garage Sale in Butler

714 Country Club Drive Butler. Friday and Saturday 8-? Huge 5 family garage sale. Tons of baby and maternity clothes, baby furniture, household, kids and women's clothes and shoes