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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Sedalia, Missouri Sedalia dem Issue 208, volume 147breaking news at monday july 27,2015 a 50$spd searching for suspect by Nicole Cooke Sedalia police Are still searching for a suspect after Friday nights homicide. According to a Sedalia police department release 15-year-old Andrew Meyers died late Friday night. At 10 03 p.m., spa received several 911 Calls of a subject who had been shot near West Cooper Street and North Missouri Avenue. Spa chief John Degonia told the Democrat sunday afternoon they had a suspect in Meyers death and officers searched saturday night and sunday morning for him. The suspect called spa on sunday stating he would turn himself in monday morning accompanied by his attorney. If the suspect does not do so Degonia said there is enough probable cause to Contact the Pettis county prosecutor to obtain a warrant for his arrest. Upon arrival Friday night officers found a Black male subject who had sustained a gunshot wound lying near a car. Officers applied first Aid until Pettis county ambulance District units arrived and transported the subject to Bothwell regional health Center. Meyers underwent examination and treatment but later died while at the Hospital. Officials have not released where Meyers was shot but that he was shot Only once. An investigation and search warrant on a nearby residence where Meyers had been when he was shot revealed a a significant number of narcotic trafficking items along with a a numerous illegal firearms. The residence was searched due to evidence the crime happened inside. A some evidence showed the crime happened inside the residence so we obtained a search warrant collected evidence and found it happened inside the residence a spa cmdr. Adam Hendricks told the Democrat saturday. A we believe Meyers was shot inside the residence and made it out to the Roadside where they were found by police after a 911 Hendricks said spa officers and detectives spent the weekend actively following up on several leads. He said there was Little cooperation with the Public and witnesses who were at the scene when officers arrived Friday night and saturday morning but cooperation began to improve saturday afternoon. When asked saturday about gang activity Degonia said there is no indication at this time the homicide was gang related. See suspect 14aparson dropping Missouri governors bid to seek no. 2 Post by David a. Pm associated press Jefferson City a Missouri a crowded Republican primary for governor shrunk by one saturday As state sen. Mike Parson who represents Pettis race for governor read More about the race for governor in Missouri on Page 4a. County dropped out and announced that he instead will seek the states no. 2 Post of lieutenant governor. Parsons switch comes just three months after he had declared his candidacy. Since then several others also had taken Steps to join what was shaping up As a seven Way Republican primary for governor. Parson told the associated press that the growing Field complicated the race and would have made it difficult to draw attention to his Campaign theme against the proliferation of negative tactics and big Money in politics. A i Felt like that message would get lost in a governors race where i feel like with lieutenant governor i can stay on that message and try and improve the political Arena Quot he said. The Only other announced gop candidate for lieutenant governor next year is Bev Randles a Kansas City attorney who is a former chairwoman of the conservative political group the Missouri club for growth. 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Spinning wheels learning safety its Nice for the older boys to help because it allows them to work on their leadership boy scout Austin Boghien a member of troop 54, was on hand to talk to the youngsters at one of the first stations about rider safety. Boghien covered All aspects of the rules of the Road from using directional hand signals to obeying All traffic Laws. He Abo covered the importance of wearing the proper clothing and safety helmets and always staying visible when Riding. By Hope Leech a Leach pc a tas Media com the pedals were pumping As several Young boys and girls enjoyed a morning of bicycle safety and fun at the bicycle Rodeo hosted by the Osage trails cub scouts saturday morning at the first United methodist Church Celebration Center. A we wanted to Host this event to help teach the children about bicycle safety Quot Megan Krei Sel a Volunteer at the event said. A if teaching the kids about safety can help save one of than or prevail an injury Down the Road then we have done our Job the event was open to All children in kindergarten through fourth Grade in Sedalia and surrounding communities. Organizers were expecting too participants but did not know what the turnout would be since this was the first time they sponsored the event. A we really wanted to emphasize the importance of following the rules of the Road to the participants a Bria Iwa Radu event organizer said. Quot it seems As pm out in Sedalia i see a lot of kids Riding in the Middle of the Street and not wearing safety equipment. A a it a getting to be a big Issue and we just wanted to help make others aware to try to prevent someone Horn getting Hurt a she added. To help teach the Young children the rules of the Road organizers enlisted older boy scouts from troop 54 to provide instruction. A we asked several of the older boys to come Back and help with the event a Matt Johnson assistant cub master for troop 54, said. A we have adults who Are at every station to supervise but see safety i a

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