This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. On the morning of June 23rd, a report was filed with the Sedalia Police Department that an adult male had solicited a juvenile female for sexual favors in trade for rental assistance. The incident was reported to have occurred at the American Inn Motel, 1217 South Limit Avenue. On June 1st, the suspect was arrested after questioning. Ashish-Kumar R. Patel, 41, of Sedalia, was arrested after questioning and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Patel was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of felony Patronizing Prostitution and Sexual Misconduct in the 2nd Degree.
No doubt a few of you will be hanging out with friends and/or family this 4th of July. Country music has always played a big part in being patriotic and celebrating America. Not every patriotic songs will make you hurt your arm waving a flag, but some will. How many of these songs do you recognize? And feel free to suggest a few of your own.
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The BMX Pros Trick Team is coming to the Missouri State Fair and you'll want to put this event on your Missouri State Fair to-do list. At some point in high school before my friend Steve got into really hard heavy metal and rap and hip hop he developed an interest in BMX, which is short for Bicycle Motorcross. Not so much the racing, but the amazing stunts some of these riders can do.
You guys, your smarts and creativity are going to be tested this summer. ON THE WATER. Sedalia Parks and Rec are going to be hosting some Cardboard Boat Races coming up next month. I thought I'd let you know now, so you can start building your boats and maybe do a trial run or two before the actual races. 'Cos not only do you have to stay afloat, you have to WIN THE RACE. Now, how does this work? There are some guidelines.
On Monday Amtrak's Southwest Chief struck a dump truck in a railroad crossing near Mendon, Missouri. When it was all said and done, three passengers aboard the train and the truck driver died. 150 other passengers suffered injuries. Not to mention the damage to Amtrak's equipment, and the inconvenience it will cause Amtrak riders for months because those train cars are out of commission. And the reality is, that the tragedy was preventable.
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. On the evening of June 29th, Daisy N. Marcos-Rubio came to the Police Department to report a theft. Marcos-Rubio reported that between July 2021 and September 2021, property was purchased in the 700 block of West 4th Street for an amount over $1000. The victim would later learn the original property owner couldn't sell the property because of a pending civil issue. The original property owner sold the properties anyway.
In an effort to further understanding of the value of making individuals feel welcome, valued and included in higher education, University of Central Missouri President Roger Best recently participated in a panel discussion on “Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Belonging in Advancement Work." The panel, which also featured Dr. Susan...
On Thursday during open session, the Pettis County Commission announced the appointment of Brett Denomme to be the next Information and Technology Director for the County of Pettis, effective June 30. Mr. Denomme served as the Systems Administrator to I.T. Director for the County of Pettis. "He has demonstrated to...
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...
A Holden man died in a tractor accident that occurred Wednesday in Johnson County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a John Deere, driven by 90-year-old William E. Brunner of Holden, was on Route TT, east of SW 1821 Road, (southwest of Kingsville) sometime after 2 p.m. Wednesday, when the tractor ran off the right side of the road, struck a fence and rolled down an embankment, ejecting the driver. The tractor came to rest in a creek bed.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday approved most of a roughly $48 billion state budget while cutting $500 million lawmakers had set aside for tax refunds. The budget outlines spending on state programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Friday. Notably, Parson cut funding for a new...
It has been nice to be driving thought the state and knowing that despite the high prices, they are still lower than most states. I fueled up on my way back from the St Louis area on my vacation and now have a full tank. Lucky for me. Beginning Friday, Missouri is raising it's tax gas. It will now be 22 cents per gallon.
One of the great things about living in Missouri is that there are so many places that you can go, if you need to get away. Want a place where you can have peace and quiet? Perhaps do a little fishing, hiking, or floating on a boat. Then Pinewoods Lake might be the perfect place for you to get some peace and quiet.
Have you ever heard of Wally's? I hadn't until I started road tripping back to Chicago and stumbled upon Wally's in a cornfield off of Interstate 55 in Pontiac, Illinois. I was intrigued by the gas station/monument to consumerism but just kept on trucking since I figured I could go several more exits before having to fill up my tank. When I saw Only In Your State talking about Wally's off of Interstate 44 in Fenton, well I knew I had to learn a little bit more about it.
How many of you enjoy a good fish fry? My family grew up on those. Obviously during Lent, they were more popular, but at least where I grew up, there were a lot of places, including bars and restaurants, VFW's, etc. that had them. Always very popular, and they usually did solid business.
If you've got a kid who dreams of playing football for the Smith-Cotton Tigers in a few years, give 'em a head start by sending them to the 2022 Smith-Cotton Youth Football Camp this July. The camp is designed for kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade and will be run...
Roberto Tucker has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Lady Roadrunners soccer team. Tucker is in his third season as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer program, a role he will continue to fill. Tucker takes on much of the day-to-day management of the Lady Roadrunners and brings a wealth of experience as a player and a coach at all levels to his positions.
Sedalia Parks and Recreation announced their Grand Marshal for the “America’s Superheroes” 4th of July Parade hosted in Downtown Sedalia on July 4th at 10 a.m. This year’s grand marshal is Sedalia’s very own superhero Vivian Meyer! Six-year-old Vivian Meyer was diagnosed with a Stage III Wilms tumor on Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 5. While Wilms tumors are a common type of childhood cancer, Vivian's cancer cells were a rare kind known to be resistant to treatment.
Guys, the big weekend is coming up. The Fourth of July! I know we're all excited. But please keep in mind, we need to keep the whole family safe. And that means not just you and the kids, but your furry family, too. Now keep in mind, if you live in the city, you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT use fireworks within Sedalia's city limits. They can't sell them in city limits, either. So this really is just for people out in the county, because I'm SURE nobody in the city limits will be discharging any type of firework. Ever. Not in my neighborhood. But there will be a city fireworks show, so the noise will be real.
This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports. Wednesday night, Officers responded to the 1300 block of East 5th Street for a report of assault. The victim reported that a neighbor known to him had come over to his home and beat him. The victim sustained injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene. The suspect fled the area and was not located. A charge of Assault in the 3rd Degree is being requested from the Pettis County Prosecutor.