Bates County Newswire

Bates County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Bates County, MO.

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  1. Young burn victim heads home after 3 months in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | KCTV5

    A Bates County, MO, boy has finally been released from the hospital, months after he suffered horrible burns in a freak accident. Alex Dewey, 9, was trying to get a go-kart going when his clothes caught fire, burning 75 percent of his body.

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  2. Man charged in brutal stabbing of Bates County residentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | KCTV5

    The Bates County Sheriff's Office said 63-year-old Charles Wells Keough was stabbed to death at his residence on Saturday, Aug. 21. After stabbing Keough multiple times and leaving him for dead, authorities said Lumpkins left the residence in a Black S10 pickup truck. Approximately 30 minutes later, a Bates County deputy saw the truck on a nearby county road and attempted to stop the vehicle.

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  3. Authorities investigate murder in tiny Bates County, MO town of MerwinRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | KCTV5

    A sheriff's dispatcher confirmed they were "actively working" a murder that took place in Merwin, a town of under 100 residents.

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  4. El Dorado Springs Man Arrested After 2 County ChaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    ... but Bemis fled. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher tells News Talk KZRG about the chase. "They pursued him into Bates County. The vehicle stopped, from what I understand, by a cornfield. Mr. Bemis then fled the vehicle on foot and ran through the ...

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  5. Island Mound: Black soldiers' first battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | The Capital-Journal

    Peggy Buhr, director of the Bates County Museum in Butler, Mo., says a 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry patrol marched into Bates County on Oct. 27, 1862, to clear out 400 guerrillas who had congregated at Hog Island, a marshy space along the Marais des Cygnes River. It was the first time citizens in that area of Missouri had seen black troops.

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  6. Building partially collapses in ButlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | KMBC-TV

    KMBC 9'S MATT EVANS SHOWS US WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND. MATT: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE BATES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT CAPTURES THE MOMENT THE WEST WALL OF THIS BUILDING CAME CRASHING DOWN. 1 comment

  7. Authorities rule out lightning as cause of building collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | KCTV5

    Authorities are ruling out a lightning strike as the cause of a partial building collapse in downtown Butler, MO Saturday morning. Bates County Sheriff's deputies, Butler Police officers, and fire crews from multiple area departments responded to the scene following around 7:45 a.m..

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  8. Chiefs player visits young burn victim in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | KCTV5

    Alex Dewey, 9, has been in the hospital since he was badly burned in June. Alex was visiting his brother at his Bates County home.

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  9. 4 juveniles captured after escaping Missouri facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | KFVS12

    ... taff member, while a fourth fled on foot. The other three were apprehended an hour later about 50 miles away in Bates County after they crashed the vehicle they were in.

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  10. Robbery suspect chased into KCK; I-35 shut down at 18th Street ExpresswayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | KCTV5

    ... is planning a bigger and better She's A Pistol. A young boy is spending three months in a burn unit and some Bates County deputies, business owners and residents came together to offer aid to the child during his tough time. A young boy is spending ...

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  11. Deputies rally to support boy with serious burnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | KCTV5

    A young boy is spending three months in a burn unit and some Bates County deputies, business owners and residents came together to offer aid to the child during his tough time. Alex Dewey, 9, was grateful when two Bates County Sheriffs Office deputies and two paramedics delivered Wednesday morning an iPad to his hospital bed at the University of Kansas Hospital's burn center.

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  12. Does Missouri's new 'Right to Farm' amendment protect marijuana growers ...Read the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Joplin

    A circuit judge has ruled that Missouri's so-called "Right to Farm" amendment doesn't allow farming pot. Gene and Dolores Halbin were charged last year in Bates County -- south of Kansas City -- for growing marijuana in their basement.

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  13. Lawyers use 'Right to Farm' amendment to defend cultivation of marijuanaRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Missourian

    ... and not under state law," Viets said. Viets represents Gene and Dolores Halbin, who are being prosecuted in Bates County, in western Missouri, for knowingly producing more than 5 grams of marijuana, according to court documents. Viets said the ...

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  14. Missouri and Kansas beef farmers cashing in on high pricesRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Missourian

    ... have just begun to flatten in recent weeks, said Jim Hertzog of Mo-Kan Livestock Market, a sale barn in Bates County, Missouri, The Kansas City Star reported . Kansas and Missouri beef farmers not cashing in are catching up. Many of those who ...

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  15. Some KC counties 'very bad' for future incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | NBC Action News

    ... City area (at or below the 25th percentile, for the purpose of this study) would be better off growing up in Bates County than anywhere else - and not by a small margin. Wyandotte County and Jackson County bottom out the metro area. Children with ...

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  16. Hail, high winds, tornadoes possible for MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Fox News

    ... spotters reported a funnel cloud near Potosi in eastern Missouri at 3:35 p.m., while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported a tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop. Indiana State Police said high ...

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  17. Hard-hit Midwest braces for possible hail, high winds, tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | WBNS

    ... spotters reported a funnel cloud near Potosi in eastern Missouri at 3:35 p.m., while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported a tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop. Several people reported hail ...

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  18. Hail, high winds, possible tornadoes in forecast for ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Red Eye Chicago

    ... spotters reported a funnel cloud near Potosi in eastern Missouri at 3:35 p.m., while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported a tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop. Indiana State Police said high ...

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  19. Forecasters warn hail, damaging winds, tornado or 2 possible over broad area of MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    ... spotters reported a funnel cloud near Potosi in eastern Missouri at 3:35 p.m., while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported a tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop. Indiana State Police said high ...

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  20. a Moderate riska of storms, tornadoes in Middle AmericaRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Daily Chronicle

    ... spotters reported a funnel cloud near Potosi in eastern Missouri at 3:35 p.m., while an hour earlier the Bates County emergency manager reported an EF0 tornado in southwest Missouri that destroyed a 60-foot machine shop. Forecasters said more severe ...

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