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Three teenage girls from Newtown injured in crash southeast of Princeton

The Highway Patrol reports three Newtown teens sustained minor injuries when a car overturned four miles southeast of Princeton on the night of May 12th. Emergency medical services took the driver, a 16-year-old girl, and two 15-year-old female passengers to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The car traveled west on Route E before the driver […]

Murder

Jury trial set for Polo man charged with murder following the shooting of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A jury trial has been scheduled in Livingston County for a Polo man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January. The trial for 35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled to start on January 18th, 2022. A pre-trial conference is set for December 9th.  Barnett has also been charged with the […]

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Two from Chillicothe injured when big rig strikes SUV on Highway 65

Two Chillicothe residents sustained injuries when a Peterbilt truck struck a sports utility vehicle in Carroll County on Friday night, April 23rd. Emergency medical services transported the driver of the SUV, James Nauman, and passenger 59-year-old April Nauman, to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the other […]

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Audio: Grundy County’s 911 system upgraded with new features to better serve the community, better assist first responders

Grundy County received a grant earlier this year to pay for an upgrade of its 911 system. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports the state provided 60% of the funding, and 40% was local money.     Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross says the system belongs to Grundy County, but the police department provides manpower […]

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Cameron resident injured when car overturns on I-35

Three Cameron residents sustained injuries when a car overturned in Clay County on April 14th. The Highway Patrol reports passengers 20-year-old Trevor Bates and Breanne Sample were transported to the Liberty Hospital by emergency medical services. Bates’s injuries were considered serious, and Sample’s were moderate. Driver 23-year-old Shawn Ward reportedly refused treatment of minor injuries. […]

Trenton man refuses treatment after pickup strikes three vehicles in Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton man refused treatment after he allegedly blacked out, and his pickup truck struck three vehicles on April 3rd. Grundy County Emergency Medical Services and the Trenton Fire Department responded to the Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot, and EMS evaluated 32-year-old Scott Shull. A car owned by Noel […]

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Crash on Highway 69 sends 95-year-old man to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Pattonsburg man sustained moderate injuries when the sports utility vehicle he drove overturned two miles west of Bethany on March 26th. Emergency medical services transported 95-year-old Dallas Lowrey to the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. The SUV traveled north on Highway 69 before running off the road three-quarters of […]

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Lawson man, charged with murder in shooting of Polo woman, bound to Division 1 of Caldwell County Court

A Lawson man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January had his case bound over March 5th to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court.  35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled for formal arraignment on March 9th. The court found probable cause to believe he was involved in the felonies, […]

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Driver of box truck seriously injured in crash on Highway 169 near Gentry

The Highway Patrol reports a Blue Springs man sustained serious injuries when an International box truck overturned two miles north of Gentry on Thursday, February 25th. Emergency medical services transported 47-year-old George Robinson to Mosaic Life Care in Albany. The truck traveled south on Highway 169 before running off the west side of the road, […]

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Mercer County Health Department receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department has received its first shipment of 200 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The office will be closed during its first vaccine clinics on February 2nd and 4th. The health department has compiled a list of names and phone numbers of residents interested in receiving vaccines. Those residents will be contacted […]

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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]