Steven Dale Lawrence

Pattonsburg man facing multiple sex-related charges granted change of venue

A change of venue was sustained in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on May 6th for a Pattonsburg man facing multiple sex-related charges involving minors. Seventy-three-year-old Steven Dale Lawrence’s case was transferred to Caldwell County. Lawrence faces first-degree felony charges of sodomy or attempted sodomy, second-degree, third-degree, and two counts of fourth-degree child […]

Life Flight Helicopter

One adult life flighted, two 12-year-old boys transported to Kansas City after crash on Highway 69

Three Cameron residents received serious injuries when a car traveled off Highway 69 and overturned several times south of Pattonsburg. The driver, 31-year old Evan Hummel, was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City after being ejected from the car through a sunroof. Two juvenile boys, both 12 years old and […]

Big Rig Crash

Big rig fails to negotiate curve in old Pattonsburg and overturns injuring Gilman City man

The Highway Patrol reports a Gilman City man sustained minor injuries as the result of the Kenworth truck he drove failing to negotiate a curve in Old Pattonsburg on the morning of April 23rd. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Timothy Kollanda to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The truck traveled west on Route Z […]

Steven Dale Lawrence

Pattonsburg man charged with multiple counts of child molestation pleads “Not Guilty”

A Pattonsburg man charged with multiple counts of child molestation pleaded not guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on April 14th. Seventy-three-year-old Steven Dale Lawrence waived formal arraignment and his motion for a change of judge was sustained. The case was assigned to Judge R. Brent Elliott. The case was continued to […]

Pedestrian Fatality News Graphic

Idaho man dies after being struck by car on Interstate 35

The patrol reports it was a car-pedestrian collision on Interstate 35 just after midnight, ten miles south of Pattonsburg. Pronounced dead at the scene was the pedestrian, identified as 46-year-old Matthew Martin of Preston, Idaho. A trooper said he was struck by a northbound car operated by 26-year-old Christopher Ellis of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The […]

Steven Dale Lawrence

Pattonsburg man facing multiple counts of sex-related crimes against children

A Pattonsburg man charged with multiple counts of child molestation had his case bound over to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on March 29th. Seventy-three-year-old Steven Dale Lawrence is scheduled for arraignment on April 14th. Lawrence has been charged with the felonies of second-degree child molestation, third-degree, and two counts of fourth-degree as […]

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Crash on Highway 69 sends 95-year-old man to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Pattonsburg man sustained moderate injuries when the sports utility vehicle he drove overturned two miles west of Bethany on March 26th. Emergency medical services transported 95-year-old Dallas Lowrey to the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. The SUV traveled north on Highway 69 before running off the road three-quarters of […]

Apprehended

Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports suspect who fled crash on Monday has been apprehended

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has reported the apprehension of the suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a Monday traffic accident on Interstate 35. It was about noon on Wednesday when officials from several departments mobilized in the Civil Bend area to conduct a “grid search” for 28-year-old Bradley DeWayne Taylor. The sheriff’s office […]

First place winner, Northeast Nodaway High School competing in the boomilever competition

Area high schools compete in Science Olympiad at NCMC

Several high schools recently participated virtually in Science Olympiad hosted by North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri. Those high schools included Maysville, Northeast Nodaway, Pattonsburg, South Harrison, and Stanberry. The event covered several areas of the sciences, including life, earth, space, physical, chemistry, technology engineering, and inquiry. As a few examples, in one event, […]

Be On The Lookout or BOLO

Daviess County Sheriff’s Department seeking assistance locating suspect who fled the scene of a crash

The Daviess County Sheriffs Department reports that at approximately 12 noon on Monday, officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash on Interstate 35 near the 72-mile marker. Before the arrival of officers, a male subject had fled the scene on foot.  A manhunt ensued; however, the subject was unable to be located.  The sheriff’s department […]

Juan Fernandez

Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]

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Two seriously injured when SUV hits guard rail near Pattonsburg

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries when a sports utility vehicle ran off the road and struck a guard rail end four miles south of Pattonsburg Thursday morning, February 4th. The driver, 55-year-old Lewis Buckner of Ridgeway, and passenger, 68-year-old Orvis Fountain of Albany, were transported by ambulance to the Harrison County […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Freightliner crashes on snow-covered I-35 injuring driver

The Highway Patrol reports a Pennsylvania man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the Freightliner he drove on snow-covered Interstate 35 in Daviess County, causing the big rig to overturn on Wednesday morning. Emergency medical services transported 49-year-old Keith Holecki of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The truck traveled south […]

Child Molestation

Pattonsburg man charged in Daviess County with sexually molesting 4 children between the ages of 12 and 17

A Pattonsburg man has been charged in Daviess County with multiple counts of child molestation after alleged incidents involving a four-year-old, a 15-year-old, and three individuals between the ages of 14 and 17. Seventy-three-year-old Steven Dale Lawrence entered a plea of not guilty on Monday. A bond motion was heard and overruled. Bond has been […]

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Seven injured, including children and infant, in crash on Interstate 35 north of Pattonsburg

Seven people from Texas, including five children, were injured when the van they occupied was hit by a large truck. The crash occurred on Sunday morning in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 about seven miles north of Pattonsburg. The highway patrol said the Volvo Truck driven by 51-year-old Haysam Elkott of Temple Terrace, Florida […]