Grass Fires

Fire gets away from individual burning brush causing 150 acres of pasture to burn

Approximately 100 to 150 acres of pasture and timber burned in southwestern Grundy County on March 9th, according to Jamesport Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief John McKiddy, who reports Jamesport responded with two units to the fire east of Jamesport near Route F and south on 55th Avenue. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded […]

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Polo resident life-flighted to Truman Medical Center after crashing ATV

A Polo resident was injured late Tuesday evening in an ATV rollover accident two miles northwest of Polo. Twenty-two-year-old Gunnar Martin of Polo was flown by a medical helicopter (LifeFlight Eagle) to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. The southbound all-terrain vehicle crossed the center line of Route T, drove off the east side […]

Federal Aviation Administration

Father and son confirmed dead in single-engine plane crash in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports two people are dead due to the crash of a small plane near Galt. Authorities said the wreckage was found Tuesday afternoon in a secluded wooded area near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 north with two occupants whom authorities confirmed deceased. The plane is a single-engine Cessna […]

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Four injured in crash just south of Trenton on Highway 65; Two life-flighted to Liberty Hospital

Four people were injured, two of them seriously, on Highway 65 in a crash one mile south of Highway 6 Thursday evening.  A Princeton man and a Trenton woman, in separate vehicles, were initially taken to Wright Memorial Hospital then flown by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital. Serious injuries were reported for 29-year-old Daniel Burch […]

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Three sent to hospital after crashing west of Princeton on Highway 136

Two Mercer residents and a 12-year-old boy from Excelsior Springs sustained injuries when a sports utility vehicle overturned and struck several trees six miles west of Princeton on January 4th. A passenger, 24-year-old Kayla Brown, received serious injuries, the child sustained moderate injuries, and the driver, 26-year-old Justin Sharp, had minor injuries.  All were transported […]

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Princeton woman life-flighted to Des Moines hospital after crashing on Highway 65

A Princeton woman was flown to a hospital in Des Moines following an accident Tuesday evening four miles north of Princeton. The highway patrol listed injuries as moderate for 31-year-old Amanda Plowman-Martin and a medical helicopter flew her to Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Plowman-Martin was southbound on Highway 65 when her car struck the rear […]

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Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 36 leaves one dead and two injured

A two-vehicle rollover accident Sunday on Highway 36 in Caldwell County has killed a resident of Illinois and injured two other people. Sixty-five-year-old Leanne Mast of Lansing, Illinois was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old John Mast, also of Lansing Illinois. Leanne Mast was pronounced dead at the Liberty Hospital two hours after […]

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel demolishing pickup on Highway 13, airlifted to Truman Medical Center

The Highway Patrol reports a Fordland man sustained serious injuries when he fell asleep at the wheel, and a truck overturned several times two miles north of Polo the morning of Thursday, August 27th. Emergency medical services transported 62-year-old Stanley Phelps to Polo before a medical helicopter airlifted him to Truman Medical Center. The truck […]

Post office Collapse Jamesport

Inspectors checking scene in Jamesport unsure why building collapsed

Officials on Wednesday evening, August 19, were at the scene of the building collapse in downtown Jamesport that included much of the post office. This included Postal Service inspectors and deputies of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department. It’s still unknown what caused most of the brick building to collapse at the intersection of Broadway Street […]

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Lawson teen life-flighted after being ejected from overturning car; accused of DWI

A teenager from Lawson was injured when he was ejected from an overturning car in rural Clinton County. Eighteen-year-old Robert Becker of Lawson received serious injuries and was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Flight) to the Truman Medical Center. The crash happened before sunrise on Sunday when Becker was eastbound on Route PPbwhen the […]