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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests Unionville man on multiple drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Unionville man in Putnam County Thursday night January 13 on multiple drug-related allegations. Forty-year-old Nathan Wharton was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana, felony possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also accused […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three arrests over the weekend

The Highway Patrol made arrests on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Caldwell, Putnam, and Nodaway counties. According to an online report, 39-year-old Keyla James of Hamilton has been accused of felony driving while her license was suspended, speeding, careless and imprudent driving, and having no seat belt. James was taken Sunday afternoon on a 24-hour […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four arrests during the second weekend in December

A Kansas City man was arrested on Sunday in Harrison County. Fifty-four-year-old Bruce Brown was taken into custody on a felony, probation and parole warrant, issued by a court in Independence. Brown was taken to the Harrison County Jail in Bethany. No bond was set. Putnam County authorities arrested two men at separate times on […]

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Two from Unionville injured in Highway 5 crash

Two people from Unionville received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon in a Putnam County crash on Highway 5 south of Highway 136. The two drivers, 76-year-old Allen Foster and 83-year-old Marvin Logan were taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Logan’s sports utility vehicle was northbound when it crossed the centerline colliding with […]

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Powersville man injured when van strikes ATV on Highway 139

The Highway Patrol reports a Powersville man sustained moderate injuries when the all-terrain vehicle he drove was hit by a transit van six miles south of Powersville on Tuesday morning, October 5, 2021. An ambulance took 67-year-old Dale Davis to the Wayne County Hospital of Corydon, Iowa. No injuries were reported for van driver 81-year-old […]

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Big rig overturns injuring driver from Illinois

On Friday evening, the Highway Patrol reports a Springfield, Illinois man sustained serious injuries when a semi-truck overturned one mile south of Omaha, Missouri. An ambulance took 72-year-old Russell Wake to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The truck traveled north on Highway 149 before running off the right side of the road, overcorrecting, […]

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Powersville man charged with Burglary and child neglect after breaking into home in Unionville

A Powersville man faces felony charges of abuse or neglect of a child and first-degree burglary after he allegedly entered a Unionville residence uninvited to take his two minor children in May. Forty-year-old Anthony Brandon Pearson has also been charged with two misdemeanor counts of violation of an order of protection for an adult and […]

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UPDATE: Patrol reports three injured with one life-flighted to Columbia after SUV travels into path of UTV in Unionville

This article has been updated from early morning on Monday, June 7, 2021.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol apparently had not entered all information before sending the report to KTTN. The updated information indicates three people injured, not one as previously reported. ——————————– A report from the Highway Patrol includes updated information regarding the accident […]

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Iowa man charged with multiple counts of resisting arrest after fleeing from traffic stop

A Centerville, Iowa man has been charged with two felony counts of resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony after he allegedly fled from a traffic stop on April 13th. Bond is $20,000 cash only for 36-year-old Trevor White. A probable cause statement from Putnam County Sheriff Jason Knight says he was advised […]

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Multiple agencies work with Putnam County Sheriff during investigation that leads to the arrest of two individuals

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Unionville Police Department and Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control on an investigation that led to the arrest of two individuals April 8th. The sheriff’s office reports one of the individuals tried to elude arrest by fleeing from law enforcement on foot. The person was […]

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Putnam County Sheriff’s Department seeking assistance from the public with shooting investigation

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is seeking public assistance with an investigation into a pickup truck driving by and shooting at a residence the night of March 27. No injuries were reported from the incident on 290th Road. Residents with information or who can help identify the truck or anyone involved are asked to contact […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases reports on Putnam and Sullivan County audits

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released recommendations for Sullivan and Putnam counties after contracted audits of financial statements. The Sullivan County audit was for the two years ending December 31st, 2019, and the Putnam County audit was for the year ended December 31st, 2019. Recommendations for both counties include periodically reviewing their actual expenditures […]

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Two from Unionville injured in crash on Route YY

Two people from Unionville were injured while a third individual escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident at a rural eastern Putnam county intersection Thursday night. Thirty-year-old Tyler Lewis and his passenger, 27-year-old Shaleigh Lewis, received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital. A 16-year-old boy from Unionville was the […]

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Unionville man dies in crash on Highway 5

A Unionville man, 76-year-old Dennis Starnes, died Monday in an accident two miles south of Unionville. Starnes was pronounced dead at the scene by the Putnam County Coroner. A passenger in the pickup, 54-year-old Justin Kelley of Unionville, was moderately injured and taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Starnes was driving […]

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Patrol reports arrest of area residents on Friday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of area residents in area counties Friday, one on various drug-related allegations. Thirty-nine year old Stephanie Dunkin of Unionville was arrested in Putnam County and accused of the felonies of possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance—lorazepam, and possession of a controlled substance—methylphenidate. She was also […]