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Novinger man who threatened to kill woman has case bound over to Division One of Adair County court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Adair County Circuit Court for a Novinger man accused of threatening to kill a woman in October while he possessed a long rifle. Twenty-five year old Ethen Reece Dimmitt had been charged with the felonies of second-degree kidnapping, tampering or attempting to tamper with a […]

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Novinger man arrested on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning on a couple of drug-related allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Robert Shultz was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offense. He was also arrested on an Adair County warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. […]

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Crash 3-miles north of Novinger causes serious injuries

A man from Queen City was injured in a utility vehicle rollover accident on Sunday night three miles north of Novinger. Twenty-five-year-old Cody Winn was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries The UTV was northbound on private property where it was apparently traveling too fast for conditions on a hillside […]

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Novinger man accused of shooting at convenience store scheduled for September court date

A jury trial has been scheduled in Division One of Adair County Circuit Court for a Novinger man accused of shooting at someone at a convenience store in July. Online court information shows a pre-trial conference and jury trial for Richard Lee McCully Junior are scheduled for September 25, 2019, with the pre-trial conference to […]

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Novinger man demolishes car on Route K; patrol accuses him of DWI

A resident of Novinger was injured and faces potential charges from a single-vehicle accident last night in western Adair County. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 37-year-old Christopher Kennedy who was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Kennedy was southbound when his car traveled off the right side of […]

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Novinger man accused of shooting at individual at 7th Heaven Convenience Store

A Novinger man has been accused of shooting at someone at the 7th Heaven Convenience Store in Novinger Monday. Online court information shows 37-year-old Richard Lee McCully Junior has been charged in Adair County with three felonies: first-degree assault or attempt, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set at $150,000 […]

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Highway patrol reports arrest of area residents

A St. Joseph man faces several accusations in connection with his arrest Saturday night in Holt County. Forty-year-old Daniel Ajak was accused of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; misdemeanor driving while intoxicated/prior offender; driving while revoked or suspended/first offense; exceeding the posted speed limit by 16 to 19 miles an hour; failure to […]