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Elderly man killed in crash at intersection in Gallatin city limits

An elderly man was killed Saturday evening in Gallatin when the sports utility vehicle he was driving traveled through the highway 13 and 6 intersections. Eighty-nine-year-old Guy Stanley of Higginsville was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His body was transported to Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. The sports utility vehicle was northbound […]

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Sixteen year old girl injured when two vehicles sideswipe each other on Highway 139

Two vehicles reportedly sideswiped in a traffic accident on Monday afternoon in northwestern Chariton County, four miles north of Sumner. The highway patrol reports one driver, listed as a 16-year-old girl from Brookfield, received moderate injuries. The girl, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital. Her name was […]

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Chillicothe man injured after truck overturns south of Humphreys

A Chillicothe man sustained minor injuries when an International truck overturned two miles south of Humphreys on Monday morning January 31. An ambulance transported 62-year-old Randall McKee to the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The truck traveled south on Highway 139 before running off the right side of the road, overcorrecting, going back onto […]

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Woman from Bethany hospitalized after crashing on Highway 13

A Bethany woman was injured early Wednesday evening in a single-vehicle crash in Harrison County. Seventy-one-year-old Ginger Henley received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Harrison County Community Hospital. The car was northbound when it went off the east side of Highway 13, struck an embankment, became airborne, and landed on its […]

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St. Joseph man injured in crash south of Bethany; patrol accuses him of DWI

A St. Joseph resident was injured late Monday night in a single-vehicle accident four miles south of Bethany. Twenty-nine-year-old Tyler Travis was northbound when his sports utility vehicle went off the east side of Highway 13. Travis over-corrected as the SUV went back across the road and off the opposite side coming to a stop […]

Winterfest

“Winterfest” in Unionville kicks off on Saturday

Unionville’s Winterfest will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, around the town square. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. with a Local Author Reception in the Putnam County Library. The two-hour reception features authors Doris Bland, Carl Schnelle, Melissa Hedrick, Linda Couchman, Enfys McMurry, Julie Brundage, and the Varner family. They will be answering […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

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Tuesday morning crash sends Bethany man to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany man sustained minor injuries when the car he drove was struck by a sports utility vehicle in Princeton Tuesday morning, November 16. An ambulance transported 50-year old David Mullen to the Harrison County Community Hospital. No injuries were reported for 38-year-old Agustin Rojas Salmeron of Princeton. The SUV traveled […]

Bridge Work

Bridge on Highway 136 west of Princeton now narrowed to one lane

The Weldon Fork of the Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 136, just west of Princeton, is now narrowed to one lane for repair. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation had planned to complete repairs at the bridge this week but found more work was needed than originally anticipated. The single-lane closure will remain […]

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Iowa man arrested in Putnam County faces multiple felony charges

An Ottumwa, Iowa man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on October 28 has been charged with three felonies. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Brown has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license involving a […]

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Two from Unionville injured in Highway 5 crash

Two people from Unionville received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon in a Putnam County crash on Highway 5 south of Highway 136. The two drivers, 76-year-old Allen Foster and 83-year-old Marvin Logan were taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Logan’s sports utility vehicle was northbound when it crossed the centerline colliding with […]

Charges Filed

Bethany teenager facing multiple charges after head-on crash in April

A Bethany resident has been charged with three counts of felony second-degree assault after a vehicle accident on Highway 136 west of Bethany in April, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Scott Maize has also been charged with felony first-degree property damage. An initial court appearance in Harrison County is scheduled for November 10th. A probable cause statement […]