The Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Task Force is reporting over 150 animals have been removed from a property in Morgan County. The task force along with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department rescued 152 dogs, cats, horses and goats from a property outside Barnett on Hill Point Road. The property owner and tenant voluntarily gave up the animals and the Sheriff’s Department is now pursuing animal abuse charges. The Humane Society hopes to put as many of the animals as possible up for adoption once they recover.
A two year old boy who went missing in Camden County has been found safe and sound. The little boy was found in a wooded area near Ashton Lane yesterday morning reportedly walking with two dogs. Sources say he left the yard of his residence while being watched by an older sibling. The toddler has been returned safely to his parents.
23 people have been arrested following a protest at the State Capital yesterday. More than 200 protesters were on hand to voice their support for Medicaid Expansion. They then made their way to the senate gallery and began chanting and singing songs which led to a halt in senate business for about twenty minutes. The protesters were eventually removed from the chamber; however 23 refused to do leave and were arrested. All have since been released. Clergy and faith based leaders led the protests for Medicaid Expansion which is not expected to be passed by the state legislature this session.
A source close to the KRMS News team has reported an alleged shooting and stabbing at a home in Iberia. Allegedly, an intruder entered a home last night, and stabbed one of the occupants; one of the occupants then turned around and shot the intruder. The intruder has since then been transferred to a hospital for treatment. We will release more information once it is released to us from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.
With the warmer spring time temperatures, lake area residents will be getting out their mowers, but they won’t be the only ones cutting the grass. The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin mowing 385 thousand acres of state maintained roadsides this month. MODOT Area Engineer Bob Lynch says they’re asking motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for crews mowing the roadsides.
Road crews will also be using herbicides throughout the summer to stunt grass growth and stop the spread of weeds.
A Dixon man has been accused of head butting and threatening his 1 year old daughter. Kevin Yazzie has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse for an incident that occurred last month. Police arrived to find Yazzie swaying his 1 year old daughter back and forth while his 9 year old daughter was trying to grab the baby from him. Police said the one year old had bruising on her forehead and a bloody nose. Yazzie is currently in the Pulaski County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. He is set to appear in court today, and could spend 14 years behind bars if convicted.
More information has been released on the woman who jumped off the Community Bridge yesterday. The Water Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is still trying to recover the body of 20 year old Jaspreet Kaur who was a full time student at Missouri State University in Springfield. Eye Witnesses say Kaur parked her car on the toll bridge and jumped from the bridge in an apparent suicide. According to reports, a note was found on the scene for her parents to be notified. There is no other information at this time as to “why” this happened.