News to Know (5/31/2021)

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Crews in Newton County recover the body of a 12-year-old girl swept away by Shoal Creek. Authorities say they found her body just before 7:00 p.m. yesterday about three miles downstream from Lime Kiln Park. Kaylin went missing last Wednesday after being pulled under the water by strong currents. 34-year-old Trevor Hicks also went under while trying to rescue here. Crews rescued Hicks and transported him to the hospital in critical condition. (Body of 12 year old girl swept away in Shoal Creek found)

BARRY COUNTY, Mo. – One man is dead and another behind bars in a homicide investigation in Barry County. Officials with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office say just after 6:00 p.m. yesterday, they received a call of a body in a field near Farm Road 1078 and Farm Road 2140. Deputies found 25-year-old Daylon Michael Anderson of Monett dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Dylan Rixon Williams of Monett, in connection with the investigation. Williams has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and armed criminal action. (Homicide investigation in Barry County)

ALTOONA, Kan. – After a fire damaged the elementary school in Altoona, Kansas Saturday, members of the community came out to start the cleanup-process. The school’s damage was extensive, two classrooms, a storage room, and the cafeteria were completely destroyed. There’s no word yet on what caused the blaze. Officials say the state fire marshal will investigate. (Community steps in to help following fire at Altoona-Midway Elementary School)

JOPLIN, Mo. – Volunteers came out to Landreth Park Saturday to work on cleaning up after Thursday’s flooding. The Joplin Little League says this is the worst flooding they’ve ever experienced. They say everything is fixable, but to do so will take a lot of time and money, which is difficult because they are a non profit. They hope by cleaning up, they can get ready to play again by Tuesday night. But they say that eventually they will need to move to a new home. (Volunteers from Joplin Little League work to clean Landreth Park)

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