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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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Department of Transportation FARM bridge program to replace 41 bridges in northern Missouri

The Fixing Access to Rural Missouri Bridge Program will replace 41 bridges primarily in Northern Missouri. The $26 million design-build project was enabled by receipt of a $20.7 million federal grant under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports design-build is a delivery method that includes hiring one contracting team to […]

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Sumner teenager sent to Hedrick Medical Center after crashing on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Sumner resident sustained moderate injuries when the truck he drove overturned in Linn County the morning of December 15th. A private vehicle transported 19-year-old James Tye to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The truck traveled north on Highway 130 before running off the left side of the road two […]

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Princeton graduate presents $15,000 gift to be used in construction of new ball fields

Kathy Thompson of the Princeton High School Class of 1973 presented a $15,000 check to be used for the construction of the new ball fields in Princeton. The Princeton Ball Association, City of Princeton, and Princeton R-5 School District are working to relocate the softball and baseball complex from the lower Mercer County Fairgrounds to […]

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Two injured in crash on Highway 139 near Harris

Two drivers were injured when their vehicles collided late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 139 near Harris, in western Sullivan county. Twenty-two-year-old Brady Huffman of Galt received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, while 20-year-old Zoe Littleton of Maryville received minor injuries and was taken by a […]

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Trucker dies in big rig crash on Highway 13 near Hamilton

A truck driver from Richmond was killed Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off Highway 13 in Daviess County, struck a ditch, and overturned onto its top.  The 1 o’clock accident happened just north of 225th Street, three miles north of Hamilton. Thirty-eight-year-old David Baugher of Richmond was pronounced dead at the […]