Murder

Polo man charged with murder pleads guilty in Livingston County court

A Polo man charged with first-degree murder after a shooting in Polo in January 2021 pleaded guilty in Livingston County on January 6th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed three counts for 36-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior. The dismissed counts were felonies of first-degree assault or attempt, armed criminal action, and first-degree robbery. The […]

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Two from Chillicothe injured in crash on Highway 152

Two Chillicothe men were injured Thursday, January 6, 2022, in an accident on Highway 152 in Platte County. The highway patrol reports they were passengers in a pickup driven by 40-year-old Jeffery Gillespie of Chillicothe who wasn’t hurt. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were 51-year-old Gary Karnes and 61-year-old Buddy Ewing, both of Chillicothe. The […]

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Woman from Iowa injured in crash on Interstate 35

An Iowa resident was injured early Sunday evening in an Interstate 35 accident approximately one mile south of Pattonsburg. Thirty-one-year-old Tiffany Mallek of Ankeny, Iowa received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The minivan driven by Mallek and a pickup operated by 43-year-old Laura Beerbower of Mount Ayr, Iowa were northbound […]

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Cameron woman injured after SUV hits deer on Highway 116

A Cameron resident was hurt Sunday morning when the sports utility vehicle she was driving hit a deer on Highway 116 east of Lathrop. Sixty-seven-year-old Terri Neely was taken by Caldwell County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The accident happened at approximately 8:30 Sunday morning four miles east of Lathrop as the SUV, […]

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Woman and 10-year-old boy from Minnesota injured in I-35 crash south of Pattonsburg

A woman and young boy from Minnesota were injured early Tuesday evening in an Interstate 35 accident one mile south of Pattonsburg. Authorities report the car was allegedly forced off the highway by a tractor-trailer. The car went into the median, struck the ground, partially overturned, and was demolished. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were […]

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Breast Health Radiologist, Dr. Amy Patel, speaks to NCMC students and staff

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October, North Central Missouri College hosted a guest lecture with Dr. Amy Patel. Dr. Patel, a Chillicothe native, is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist and Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, while also serving as […]

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Carrollton woman life-flighted to Liberty after crashing on Route D

A Carrollton woman sustained injuries when a vehicle overturned in northwest Carroll County the night on Friday, October 15. An air ambulance transported 31-year-old April Shackelford to the Liberty Hospital with moderate injuries. The vehicle traveled north on Route D before running off the road half of a mile south of County Road 130, striking […]

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Woman driving wrong way on I-35 injured in head-on crash; accused of DWI by patrol

A Cameron woman was injured Monday night in an Interstate 35 accident five miles south of Cameron. Twenty-four-year-old Kelcey Ross was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck, Menno Bontrager, wasn’t hurt. Ms. Ross was southbound, on northbound I-35 when a head-on collision occurred with a northbound pickup […]

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Two hurt in Monday crash south of Cameron

Two Cameron drivers were taken to hospitals following an accident Monday afternoon on Highway 69, four miles south of Cameron. Thirty-one-year-old Megan Davis received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The other driver, 85-year-old Charles Cox, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The vehicles […]

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Four-vehicle crash north of Holt results in multiple injuries

Multiple individuals sustained injuries in a four-vehicle accident one mile north of Holt on Friday afternoon, July 30. The Highway Patrol reports the passenger of one vehicle, 40-year-old Natasha Repp of Centerville, Iowa received serious injuries and was taken to the Liberty Hospital. The driver of that vehicle, 41-year-old Stacey Traxler of Centerville, was taken […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash west of Jamesport injures Excelsior Springs man

The Highway Patrol reports an Excelsior Springs man sustained moderate injuries when a motorcycle ran off the road one mile west of Jamesport Thursday morning, July 22. Emergency medical services transported 51-year-old Leslie Keasling to Liberty Hospital. The motorcycle traveled east on Highway 6 before it failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the […]

Charges Filed

Kingston man faces five counts of assault after hitting four-wheelers participating in benefit ride

A Kingston man faces five counts of felony first degree assault or attempt after allegedly hitting four wheelers participating in a benefit ride in May and hitting a family member with a wooden handle. Online court information shows 38 year old James Paul McKinzie Junior has also been charged with two counts of felony first […]

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Crash on I-35 near Cameron injures Hamilton woman

A two-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 35, four miles south of Cameron, Sunday, night injuring one driver. Twenty-year-old Kellie Berry of Hamilton received minor injuries and was taken by EMS to Liberty Hospital. The second driver was listed as 43-year-old Carisa Henderson of Cameron, who wasn’t hurt. The two vehicles were northbound when one drove […]

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Texas trucker demolishes big rig on I-35 in Daviess County

A truck driver from Texas received injuries when the big rig he was driving overturned on northbound Interstate 35 in Daviess County Thursday afternoon. Fifty-eight-year-old Robert Dunagan of Leander, Texas was taken by ambulance to the Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The Freightliner went out of control and crossed the median at a location five […]

Motorcycle Crash

Iowa resident injured after being ejected from motorcycle

An elderly Iowa resident received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating hit a unit being towed by another motorcycle on Saturday morning north of Polo. Eighty-year-old Thomas Wiarda of Ackley, Iowa, was taken to Liberty Hospital. The driver of the other motorcycle, 72-year old Janice Tersehn of Aplington, Iowa, was not reported hurt. […]