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UPDATE ON THE DEVELOPING STORY: Reports indicate that one boy has died as the result of falling through the ice on a farm pond near Nevada, in Vernon County, with two others being rescued. The boys were reportedly playing on the frozen pond about 9:00 A.M. Saturday morning, when they fell through the ice. One boy was able to exit the pond on his own. Nevada and Vernon County Emergency personnel responded to the incident, and were able to extract a second boy from the pond. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Reports also indicate that the third boy was in the water for around 90 minutes before rescuers could locate him. Local authorities have not released any names of the 3 boys involved, only saying the boy who died was under 10 years of age.
DEVELOPING STORY: Three kids were reportedly trapped in a pond in Vernon County Saturday morning. Nevada and Vernon County Emergency Personnel responded to the situation, that occurred sometime before 10:00 A.M. Saturday morning. Emergency personnel reported they believed the kids might have been trying to walk on the ice. No further information is available at this time, but we will continue to monitor the situation and report any further information as it is released.
A Butler man has been arrested on charges of burglary and unlawful use of a weapon. Bates County Sheriff’s Office Officials says, on February 8th, Bates County Deputies began the investigation of a reported burglary in Bates County. Deputies identified the suspect to be 27 year old Erik Adams. On Thursday, Butler Police Department Deputies stopped Adams for allegedly driving while revoked, and driving while intoxicated. Adams was placed on an investigative hold in the Bates County Jail, while offers were seeking a warrants. Adams was served a warrant, while in custody, charging him with burglary and 2 counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He is still being held in the Bates County Jail Bond has been set at $35,000 cash or surety.
With wintry weather mix expected across much of our region this weekend, motorists are advised to check road conditions before traveling. The Missouri Department of Transportation is advising state motorists of the possibility to experience a mix of snow, freezing rain, and rain this weekend. The mix of precipitation is forecasted to start as snow Saturday, and conclude as rain tomorrow. MoDOT crews are already out in full force treating roads before the winter mix starts, and continuing during and after the storms have left our area. Motorists are advised to check up to the minute road conditions before they travel on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map online at www.traveler.modot.org. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds travelers to use extreme caution, and avoid travel if at all possible.
Area residents are reminded to continue to return completed personal property lists. Vernon County Assessor Cherie Kaye Roberts, reminds property owners, including businesses, that Saturday is the last day to report all personal property owned or held on January 1st to the Assessor's Office. Those not returning a completed list to the assessors by the deadline may be subject to a penalty. Penalties range from $10 to $100, depending upon the value of the property, with state statues providing the assessor almost no discretion to waive the penalties. Personal property lists can also be dropped off in the drop by at the Vernon County Courthouse, 100 West Cherry Street in Nevada. The deadline to return the personal property list is Sunday, March 1st.