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An Adrian resident was serious injured in a one vehicle accident Thursday morning in Bates County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 1:00 A.M. Thursday morning on County Road 15002, ¼ miles West of County Road NW 4001, involving a 1999 Ford driven by 23 year old Maxwell Tindle. The patrol says, Tindle was traveling Eastbound when he travelled off the left side of the roadway, went airborne, travelled over a bridge, overturned, before coming to rest in a creek. Tindle was listed with serious injuries and was taken to Bates County Memorial Hospital by Bates County EMS.
The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in connection to a theft in Rich Hill. According to Bates County Sheriff’s Officials, just before 10:00 A.M. Thursday morning, an unknown male subject broke into the pop machines outside of Food Fair Grocery Store in Rich Hill. The suspect is a white male, and was wearing a black shirt, with a jacket, blue jeans, and a ball cap. The suspect drove away in a black Toyota Tundra, with an unknown registration. If you have any information relating to the theft, please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232.
The Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to accept entries for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. Entries are due by 12:00 P.M. on Monday, December 1st. Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Director Jennifer Eaton, says there is still time to enter the pageant. Entry forms can be picked up at the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Austin, Suite 200 in Nevada. The 2014 Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 6th. The pageant is being held in conjunction with the Christmas Parade, which will start about 5:30 P.M. later on that night. For more information, call 667-5300.
Missouri Department of Transportation officials are expecting high traffic volumes over the weekend. As Missourians continue belated Thanksgiving get-togethers and the beginning of the holiday shopping season with Black Friday, the Missouri Department of Transportation is taking steps to help keep traffic moving during these busy travel times. MoDOT work zones across the state closed down at noon Wednesday and won’t reopen until mid-morning Monday, December 1st. Starting Friday, MoDOT Officials will be monitoring traffic signal timing at intersections on state roads adjacent to major shopping centers. This includes traffic signals in Kanas City, Springfield, and Joplin. MoDOT urges Missourians to check the Travel Information Map at www.modot.org. The MoDOT Travel Information Map may also be downloaded to mobile phones.
As Missouri residents travel this weekend, they will see an increase in law enforcement officials statewide. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds residents that weekend gatherings and substance-impaired driving can be a lethal combination. Drivers who drive substance-impaired can have consequences that could result in fines, jail time, or even death. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for impaired drivers across the country. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety says it's not worth the risk, if you plan to drive, don't consume alcohol or drugs. To learn more, visit www.savemolives.com.
Missouri residents are encouraged to participate in the Unclaimed Property charitable donation program. State of Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel is reminding Missouri residents that old and expired gift cards or certificates can still be donated to one of the 20 charitable organizations. Treasurer Zweifel says, gift cards or certificates that go unused or get lost, never lose their value. Instead, they are turned over to his office as Unclaimed Property until the original owner or an heir claim it. Missourians may search for Unclaimed Property taxes online at www.ShowMeMoney.com. Individuals may also sign up to receive an email notification when new Unclaimed Property arrives and matches their information.
A Nevada resident was arrested Tuesday morning after an early morning pursuit across two counties. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher says, a 1985 Chevy truck had been driving around in the median on I-49, near the Sheldon exit early Tuesday morning. When a Sheriff's Deputy approached, the truck took off heading the wrong way on I-49, and continued to flee the deputies around the Southeast part of Vernon County. A supervisor was notified, who monitored the conditions of the pursuit. The truck headed East on E Highway, before entering Cedar County, where it turned North on 96 Highway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol deployed spike strips, but the vehicle continued to try and outrun the deputy's, despite having several deflated tires. The pursuit ended on a dead end road in Cedar County, where the suspect was taken into custody by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol. The suspect's name has not been released, and is facing numerous traffic violations including DWI, driving in the wrong direction, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, exceeding the posted speed limit, as well as other traffic voilations. The suspect is being held in the Vernon County Jail on an investigative hold pending the filing of formal charges.