Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

Deadly Crash

ATV crash in Adair County claims the life one, another life-flighted to Columbia

An all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday evening in southwest Adair County has claimed the life of one man and injured another. The accident at 5:45 pm occurred on Highway 11, four miles to the east of Winigan. The highway patrol reports 35-year-old Nicholas Hauser of Washington, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair […]

Lady Justice with court gavel

Novinger man who threatened to kill woman has case bound over to Division One of Adair County court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Adair County Circuit Court for a Novinger man accused of threatening to kill a woman in October while he possessed a long rifle. Twenty-five year old Ethen Reece Dimmitt had been charged with the felonies of second-degree kidnapping, tampering or attempting to tamper with a […]

Body Found

Missing Kirksville woman found deceased

The Kirksville Police Department has canceled an endangered person advisory for a missing person incident on October 30th. The Highway Patrol reports 55-year-old Meredith Ann Water Lewis was “located deceased.” A representative from Adair County Dispatch says the incident is still an “active investigation,” and no more information has been released at this time on […]

Accident Graphic

Kirksville teenager crashes into tree on Orrick Road

A Kirksville teenager sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck she drove struck a tree one-half mile west of Kirksville on Thursday afternoon. A private vehicle transported 17-year-old Morgan Grissom to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The pickup traveled south on Orrick Road before running off the road and striking the tree, which […]

Take Back Drugs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for October 26th

Law enforcement will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected on October 26th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri will include the sheriff’s offices of Mercer County in Princeton, Harrison County in Bethany, and Adair Couty in Kirksville; Bethany […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Kirksville man arrested on drug and firearm allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kirksville man in Adair County on Friday afternoon on multiple allegations. Thirty-eight-year old David Mullin was accused of the felonies of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, and no driver’s license—third offense. Mullin was also accused of resisting arrest by fleeing, speeding—26 […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS

Deadline extended for NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The application deadline has been extended in Missouri for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program. The deadline has been extended to November 27, 2019, due to the addition of 14 Missouri counties recently added to a federal disaster declaration following flooding this year. Missouri State Conservationist J. […]