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Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]

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Three-vehicle crash on I-35 injures Kidder man

A resident of Kidder received a minor injury in a three-vehicle accident this morning on southbound Interstate 35 near Lathrop. Thirty-year-old Jacob Closterman was taken by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital. The crash occurred when a box truck driven by 44-year-old Jeremiah Watts of Harrisonville entered an I-35 work zone where traffic had slowed. […]

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Chillicothe man injured after car strikes deer near Breckenridge

A Chillicothe man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving struck a deer on eastbound Highway 36 in Caldwell County, approximately two miles southeast of Breckenridge. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Nefferdorf received a minor injury and was taken by another vehicle to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Assistance at the scene of the […]

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Mirror from car strikes motorcyclist hand causing minor injury

The operator of a westbound motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon when at a hillcrest in rural Livingston County, the driver’s side mirror of an eastbound car, driven by 44-year-old Tina Hemsher of Hale, struck the left hand of the motorcycle driver. Sixty-two-year-old Raymond Peel of Chillicothe received minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle […]

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Gallatin man falls asleep at the wheel, crashes head-on with man from Coffey

The Highway Patrol reports two persons were injured this morning when a pickup and car collided on Highway 13 in Daviess County. The patrol reports 35-year-old Brandon Bush of Coffey received serious injuries in that accident five miles south of Gallatin and was flown by medical helicopter (Lifeflight Eagle) to St. Luke’s Hospital on the […]

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Vehicle clips pedestrian who is later arrested on drug accusations

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Highway Patrol Crime Lab is examining paraphernalia seized during a search after a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Wheeling this week. A vehicle reportedly drove south on Route B when the vehicle’s mirror clipped the arm of an adult male pedestrian wearing all black in a darkened area of the […]