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Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one injured in 4-vehicle crash near Carrollton

A Hannibal man died and a Pittsfield, Illinois woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles near Carrollton on Friday afternoon. The body of 57-year-old Bradley Griggs was transported to Frontier Forensics. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Carroll County Chief Deputy Erik Dempsey about five minutes […]

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One injured after crashing to avoid “Road Closed” barricade; driver accused of DWI

An Excelsior Springs man was hurt when he swerved the van he was driving to avoid ‘road closed’ barricades southwest of Carrollton. The van started skidding, went off the right side of Highway 10 and overturned onto its top in a ditch. Forty-one-year-old Johnathan Galloway was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. […]