News | KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM Top Country Hits & 24/7 Local News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:47:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 News | KMZU The Farm 100.7 FM 32 32 156105558 Date for murder trial set in Boone County Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:36:11 +0000 BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A judge in Boone County has set another date to convene a jury for a murder trial.

Devontre D. Kennedy, 24, of Columbia is to be tried on felony counts of murder in the second degree, discharging a firearm into a habitable structure and assault in the second degree. Investigator claim Kennedy and Darold D. Pruitt, 45, of Columbia, shot and killed Shamya Brimmage, 25, and wounded another woman in March of 2017. Pruitt has yet to receive a trial date.

After a pre-trial conference on June 10th, Kennedy’s trial is expected to begin on June 18th.

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Lafayette County jury finds Odessa man guilty of drug possession Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:24:06 +0000 LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – In a statement released Wednesday night by the Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney, a jury took just 35 minutes to convict Brian Hahn of drug possession.

Hahn, of Odessa, is guilty of two felony counts and a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance according to Prosecutor Kristen Ellis Hilbrenner. Witnesses testified that two kinds of pills and a baggie of marijuana was found in a dresser belonging to Hahn.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled on June 3rd.

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Brookfield man to appear for molestation hearing Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:20:05 +0000 LINN COUNTY, Mo. – A disposition hearing is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. this morning, April 18, 2019, for a Brookfield man charged with first degree child molestation.

Michael D. Collis, 61, was arrested after Brookfield Police responded to a sexual assault tip involving an under age victim. The victim told investigators about an incident that occurred with Collis in July of 2017.

If no disposition is reached, the Linn County case will be set for preliminary hearing.

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Deputies chase suspect prior to arrest in Moniteau County Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:15:29 +0000

KLIEVER, MO – Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a pursuit which was initiated in Moniteau County Tuesday.

Law enforcement reportedly observed a suspicious vehicle off Route N near Kliever, which fled as deputies approached, driving east on Route N. The vehicle stopped on Lookout Trail near California after driving briefly into Cole County. The driver, Eric Riggs, 39, of Versailles, was on probation for controlled substance possession, and admitted to having used methamphetamine prior to his arrest.

New charges will include fleeing, creating substantial risk of injury or death, with bond set at $15,000.

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Harrisonville police seeking tips regarding shooting incident Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:09:36 +0000

HARRISONVILLE, MO – Harrisonville police made an arrest after being informed of a shooting incident that occurred Monday.

The victim reportedly sustained a wound to the leg which was not life threatening, during an incident that happened in the 900 block of Garden Way. The suspect, L’Carre D.S. Smith, of Independence has been charged with 1st degree assault and armed criminal action. He is held by the Cass County Sheriff with bond set at $50,000.

An ongoing investigation is seeking further information from citizens. Contact Harrisonville Police (816-380-8932) or TIPS hotline. (816-474-TIPS)

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Chillicothe man wanted by Sheriff for financial exploitation Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:09:53 +0000

CHILLICOTHE, MO – Livingston County authorities are seeking the whereabouts of a Chillicothe man wanted for a suspected felony.

According to the County Sheriff, Golder C. Sanders, 40, is charged with financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person, with bond set at $50,000. Authorities believe Sanders is currently not in the area.

Contact the Sheriff’s Office with information. (660-646-0515)

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BREAKING NEWS — Rollover crash blocking traffic on 36 Highway in Linn County Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:44:22 +0000

LINN COUNTY, Mo. — KMZU News has confirmed reports of a rollover crash on 36 Highway in Linn County.

According to a spokesperson for the Missouri Highway Patrol, both westbound lanes of traffic are blocked, two miles east of Meadville, just before Higgins Ditch. 

Reports indicate the crash involved an 18-wheel semi truck and occurred around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. Motorists are being rerouted by authorities to the turn-off at Laclede. 

Drivers in the area should exercise caution and plan alternative routes if possible.

Delays are possible as crews work to clear the scene. It was not immediately clear if anyone involved in the accident was injured. 

This story is still developing. Refresh this page for the latest update. 

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Community members voice frustration with Missouri River management policies, Sen. Blunt praises “model” sandbagging operation Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:20:23 +0000

CARROLLTON, Mo. — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and state emergency management officials were on hand in Carrollton Tuesday night to hear directly from community members affected by historic flooding last month.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addresses constituents frustrated with federal policy governing the management of the Missouri River at the Rupe Center in Carrollton on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

More than two dozen citizens were in attendance at the Rupe Center to voice their concerns about the potential for future flooding and practices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sen. Blunt made clear that he would like the Corps to reconsider their objectives for the Missouri River, suggesting the river be treated more as an “avenue of commerce”, similar to how federal policy governs the Mississippi River.

Anger with the Corps of Engineers was palpable among community members in attendance, with one woman quipping, “we fear it, almost, instead of appreciating the river, we fear it.”

The Corps has come under fire in the past month for policies which prioritize environmental concerns over preventing massive flooding further downriver, where farm land becomes inundated when the river rises to moderate or major flood stages. 

Blunt praised area communities for their role in the massive sandbagging operation which took place, calling the community “the model for what we need to see in the future.”

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Trespasser arrested at another Columbia school Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:37:17 +0000 COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Columbia man cited last week for trespassing at Gentry Middle School, has been arrested at another middle school in Columbia.

Just after 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers were called to reports of a suspicious vehicle at West Middle School. The description matched one caught on surveillance video at Gentry Middle School, when Kelvin D. Joe, 53, interacted with a student on the parking lot. Police took Joe into custody at the West Middle School parking lot for first degree trespassing by willfully violating a trespass warning given last week after the incident on Gentry Middle School.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to set the highest bond reasonable in this case.

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Man accused of child enticement bound over in Randolph County Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:23:34 +0000 RANDOLPH COUNTY, Mo. – A judge found probable cause at a preliminary hearing in Randolph County, to bind a Moberly man over to circuit court Tuesday, April, 16..

After hearing testimony from witnesses Tuesday afternoon, Judge James Cooksey ordered Nicholas Lewsander-Schomaker, 29, to be certified to Division One for arraignment on a felony count of attempted child enticement. Court documents claim the suspect offered money and marijuana in exchange for sex with a minor.

The Circuit Court arraignment will take place at 9:00 a.m. on May 15, 2019.

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