Author: Bill

Local 14 year-old who battled Muscular Dystrophy passes away

LEBANON, Missouri- Shadel’s Colonial Chapel has announced Jarrad “Deuce” Schomaker passed away October 22nd. In 2010, Jarrad was diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which is a recessive form of muscular dystrophy, only affecting 1 in 3,600 males. “He is wheelchair bound, yet full of life remaining positive even through the toughest times. Jarrad continues to live in a bubble of happiness, sharing his pure joy with everyone he meets. During the summer, he speeds around the local parks, or chases his dad through their neighborhood. Jarrad attends a summer Muscular Dystrophy Camp and is known and Speedracer1 because he...

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Dixon school to release early for funeral of student killed in accident

DIXON, Missouri- The Dixon R-I School District has announced it will release classes at  11:30 on Wednesday, October 26th to allow students and staff to attend the memorial services for Mikayla Sherrell. Sherrell was killed in a Friday evening crash that also injured a Crocker student. The crash occurred on Highway BB. Sherrell was a passenger in the vehicle. “Due to the tragic and untimely death of one of our students, we will be releasing classes at 11:30 on Wednesday, October 26th to allow students & faculty to attend services, ” they said in a statement. Services for Mikayla Sherrell will...

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Richland man airlifted after striking deer with motorcycle

TORONTO SPRINGS, Missouri- A Richland motorcyclist was airlifted for treatment after he apparently collided with a deer on Route A Sunday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Donald L. Tanner Jr., 55, suffered serious injuries when he hit the deer and was thrown from the 2008 Honda CRX. He traveled off the left side of roadway in the accident, the report says. Tanner was flown by the Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Friends say Tanner was out on a ride with a buddy when he collided with the ten-point buck. Troopers say he was wearing a helmet. The motorcycle was totaled...

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Two police officers shot in Wellston, Oklahoma- one subject still on the loose

WELLSTON, Oklahoma- According to local reports, two law enforcement officers have been shot near Wellston, in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The police officers were shot in the lower extremities, one in the foot and the other in both legs. A manhunt has yielded one suspect and there is an ongoing search for another assisted by the OHP. “At approximately 6:30 this evening, two Wellston police officers were shot while responding to a shots fired call in the Wellston area. The injuries were fortunately not life-threatening. The suspects fled the scene in a Lincoln Towncar, white in color with a blue top. One...

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Murder of 17 year-old shocks Missouri town, subject in custody

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri- The body of 17 year-old Kaytlin Angela Root was discovered by a jogger last Sunday morning at Krug Park and now a man has been taken into custody in connection with her death. She was found on a trail in the park. Sebastian Dudley Dowell, 18, has been charged with second degree murder. A female juvenile is also in custody but has not been charged. “I’m letting everyone know they have my daughters killer in custody and charges has been filed,” David Stephens posted on Facebook. “Kaytlin was a beautiful young lady who always brought a smile to everyone she...

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