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Sedalia Police Reports For June 24, 2022

This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. Thursday evening, Officers were dispatched to the Heckart Community Center, 1800 West 3rd Street, in reference to a theft. When Officers arrived, they spoke with Kevin Dawson. Dawson reported $150 was stolen from his wallet that was in a locker. There have been no arrests made at this time.
SEDALIA, MO
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Missouri man sentenced to 15 Years in prison for three bank robberies

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for robbing three banks within a period of about a month in Lee’s Summit, Kansas City, and Odessa. Hubert J. Holmes, 61, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Holmes was sentenced as a career offender.
ODESSA, MO
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Pettis County Sheriff’s Reports for June 23, 2022

This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. Wednesday night, Pettis County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that had an incorrect license plate. The vehicle began to flee from Deputies and a pursuit began. The vehicle ran at high rates of speed around the northern side of Sedalia for approximately four minutes. Then, the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle continued forward due to being left in drive and came to a stop in a ditch. Deputies chased the suspect and took him into custody. A female passenger was taken into custody but later released from the scene. Darwin Milton Potts, 51, of Sedalia, was arrested by Pettis County Deputies. Potts was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Valid License, and Careless and Imprudent Driving. Potts was also booked in on a Pettis County Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Identity Theft in the 1st Degree. Bond on that warrant was set at $250 cash only. Potts also had a Failure to Appear warrant out of Bates County on original charges of Expired Plates with bond set at $150 cash only.
PETTIS COUNTY, MO
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Beat The Heat With Sedalia Parks and Rec’s Dive In Movie Night

I know that a lot of us have been cranking up the air a bit these past couple of weeks. I totally get it! It's hot out there. But that can be a little pricey in the long run. And, that can be a little stifling for little kids in the family. You know how it is, they want to play outside. But you don't want them to get overheated, so sometimes they have to stay inside. But is there a way you can let em go out, have fun, and still stay cool?
SEDALIA, MO

Fireworks and Fun This 4th in Warrensburg

There will be fireworks, food, fun, and music this 4th of July in Warrensburg thanks to a local church and the American Legion. The Freedom Spectacular as it's being billed will be held at Grover Park Baptist Church between the hospital and the Warrensburg Community Center at 409 N. Mitchell Street. The event is being sponsored by the Baptist Church and American Legion Post 131.
WARRENSBURG, MO

Funeral Arrangements for June 24, 2022

A memorial service for Thomas Leroy Watt, 54, of La Monte, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at La Monte Baptist Church. Burial of ashes will be held following the memorial service at Kingston Cemetery in Kingston. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel. The...
LA MONTE, MO
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CHS Recognizes Outstanding Support, Growth at Luncheon

The Center For Human Services handed out 13 plaques to deserving individuals, contributors and community partners Friday during a recognition luncheon held at the Sedalia Country Club. CHS CEO David Kramer said the impact he sees in the community is amazing. “Without everybody's support, we can't do what we do....
SEDALIA, MO
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Independence man sentenced as ‘career offender’ for robbing 3 local banks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An Independence man has been sentenced for robbing banks in KCMO, Lee’s Summit, and Odessa within a period of about a month in 2019. Hubert J. Holmes, 61, admitted to robbing three banks and was sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole. He was sentenced as “a career offender.”
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Rain Washes Out Friday Portion of I-70’s 360 Nationals

Overnight rain with more expected on Friday afternoon has forced the cancellation of the Friday portion of I-70 Motorsports Park’s 360 Sprint Car Nationals. The $5,000-to-win Saturday portion that features the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour taking on the ASCS Warrior Region is still on as scheduled with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and racing at 8:00 p.m.
ODESSA, MO

Traffic Stop for Expired Plates Leads to High-speed Chase

On Wednesday night, Pettis County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that had an incorrect license plate. The vehicle began to flee from Deputies and a pursuit began. The vehicle ran at high rates of speed around the northern side of Sedalia for approximately four minutes. Then, the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
PETTIS COUNTY, MO
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