John Taylor's Posts (11)

Dead Baby Found in Columbia

The cops in Columbia are asking for your help. They unfortunately found a dead baby and can't identify it. The body was found shortly before noon Thursday at a parking lot in the northern part of the city. It appears to be less than one-year-old. 


The cause of death has not been released, nor the gender of the baby. 


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A long standoff eariler this afternoon has left a MSHP Trooper and a Carter County Deputy shot. The officers were there to serve an eviction notice, but things got out of hand. The deputy was airlifted to an area hospital and is in stable condition. The trooper was hit in the vest, and was treated and released from a local hopsital.

The suspect surrenedered shortly after and is now in custody.


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Brothers Donate $11k to Saint Jude

Two brothers from Ohio together earned just over 11 thousand US dollars and donated it to St. Jude research Hosptial in Atlanta. "The people that we are donating the money to, they need the money more than we do. No kid should have cancer," Austin Letter. 

The kids raised the money by placing their gian hog up for auction. They could have chose to spend the money on whatever they wanted. Video games, a new TV a Dirt Bike. But instead they used the money to help others. The Auction took place at the Medina County Fair on Sunday. The boy's only expected to earn around 1k.

After the crowd learned what the money was going for, the auction quickly skyrocketed with bids soaring over 3 thousand US dollars. Then the announcer gave people the opportunity to donate a dollar per pound with all the extra proceeds going straight to the hospital. 

20 people donated an additoinal $230 then the total bid for the hog doubled, and one person put in $500 alone. 

In the end the boy's raised just over 11 thousand dollars and the bidder who won the hog, donated the hog to charity so that hungry families have the opportunity to eat well. 

A little on the bright side ~ from Lake Area News. 


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Man Attempts to Escape Police

Macks Creek - 20 year-old William Vanos was a passanger in a vehicle that was pulled over for a minor traffic violation Monday night. The deputy noticed a strong smell of marijuana, and asked the occupants to step out of the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle the deputy discovered marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. Vanos inserted a verbal admission of guilt, when he admitted to using the meth. The deputy began to place Mr. Vanos under arrest, but Vanos lunged at him and started to fight the officer. The deputies had to use a taser to subdue the suspect and then took him into custody. 

Vanos is being charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance, fourth degree assault, and attempted escape. 

Vanos and the Deputy suffered minor injuries.


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Jupiter Hit by Large Object

An object ~ a very large object slammed into Jupiter August the 7th 2019. The object was so large, that even amatuer astronormers could see the flash from earth. 

Ethan Chappel was looking at Jupiter at just the right moment, right before he saw a big bright flash and then it disappeared. While the impact was enormous there doesn't seem to be any scaring on the planet. Scientists are investigating the possibilities, of what could have hit Jupiter. One astronomer Dr. Heidi B Hammel said it is possibly a Bolide Meteor that hit the planet but can't be 100% certain. 

In other news about Jupiter, Hubble has captured some new images, that highlight the planets colors in way's never clarified before. The famous red dot could be seen bettter along with some other colors that helped create it's atmosphere. Most of the atmoshpere is created by Ammonia Ice Clouds which travel across the planet in various directions. 


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Earlier today a couple in Pea Ridge, Missouri made a trip to the Walmart Neighborhood Market. While unpacking their groceries into their vehicle they noticed a strange gathering around a SUV further up in the Parking Lot. Michelle Holt walked over to see what was going on, and that is when she seen a four-month old baby all by itself in the blazing hot vehicle. She quickly called her husband over screaming his name. 

Nathanial threw a brick through the back window, crawled in and got the baby out. Despite some bystanders being against it in fear that the baby would get hurt. 

The baby was wrapped in a blanket and left in the car seat. The baby was red and wet, so Michelle removed the babies clothing. She took the baby inside the store and got some water to help cool the baby down. EMT's arrived shortly thereafter. 


Police arrived on scene, and after a short investigation told reporters "Holts immediate action saved the child's life. He told reporters that the babies mom and aunt forgot him, and had been shopping for 45 minutes. On a day that reached 99 Ferenheit. 

The babies mom Karlee Spear 21 years-old was arrested along with the babies aunt Ashlee Danley, both were charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

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MO Walmart Armed Suspect tells his Story

Dmitriy Andreychenko was arrested Thursday after going inside a Missouri Walmart with a firearm. He claims that he did it to conduct a social media experiment... 2nd ammendment audit. He walked inside Walmart in Springfield wearing a bullet proof vest, and packing a hand weapon and a rifle. He used a phone to record himself as he pushed a shopping cart through the store. He told CNN further that no one had been injured and he shared this plan with his sister before he did it. 


Law Enforcement disagree with Mr. Andreychenko an official stating "Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens


One Lt was against the idea that Andreychenko's intentions were harmless. This just shortly after two devastating shootings, in El Paso and Dayton. He told CNN "he is lucky to be alive." 


"I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the 2nd ammendment," is what he told CNN. 


Walmart released its statement ~ "This was a reckless act designed to scare people, disrupt our business and it put our associates and customers at risk. We applaud the quick actions of our associates to evacuate customers from our store, and were thankful no one was injured," LeMia Jenkins Walmart spokesperson told CBS News. 


Both his sister and his wife tried to stop him from doing this. But he failed to listen. 


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Backpack For Success Campaign A GO

Lake Area News ran the Backpack for Success campaign and could not be more happy to spread the good news. 8 local children from Clinton, Warsaw, Lincoln, and Sedalia received backpacks stuffed with much needed school supplies, and each received a shoe box. This will definitely lighten the load of some local area parents.


Lake Area News loves the community, and supports teachers, schools, and promotes healthy education for all the children throughout the Lake of the Ozarks. So each year Lake Area News will run this campaign. Hope to see new parents signing up next year!


I also want to again thank Dusty Braun for taking this amazing image. She is an expert photographer, and Store Manager of the Warsaw, Dollar Tree. Shout out to Dusty for taking the pic...thank's your amazing!

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