MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages drivers to be cautious on the roads this spring and give turtles a brake! These reptiles are often hit by cars during the warmer months, but are at special risk this time of year because they are more active. Common turtles spotted crossing Missouri […]

Death of Alonzo Brooks ruled as homicide 17 years later

New autopsy confirms injuries not consistent with decomposition By Barbara PROFFITTLinn County News [email protected] The death of Alonzo Brooks, Gardner, whose body was found in a creek in La Cygne in 2004, has been ruled a homicide following a new autopsy completed after the body was exhumed in conjunction with the Netflix series “Unsolved Mysteries” […]

New Guidelines for WIC

Bates County Health Center was recently notified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that the WIC income guidelines increased on April 1, 2021. WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that is provided through the United States Department of Agriculture. The purpose of WIC is to improve the health and well-being of […]

Traffic stop in Rich Hill

On 3/29/2021 a Bates County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the City of Rich Hill. The deputy initiated a traffic stop at 6th and Park Street. During the traffic stop the Bates County Sheriff’s deputy observed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The deputy obtained consent to search the vehicle and recovered several […]