Coronavirus Update

Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County; 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

The Livingston County Health Center announces another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Nine new cases were added for a total of 1,274. Active cases increased by one to 61. Thirty-eight of the active cases are in the community, 20 are facility actives, and three are school actives. There are 12 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations […]

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Iowa man injured in crash on I-35 near Bethany; arrested on multiple allegations

The Highway Patrol reports a Winterset, Iowa man sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck he drove ran off the road two miles north of Bethany the night of January 15th. Forty-nine-year-old Preston Wilmes was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported him to the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. The pickup traveled […]

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Woman accused of stealing drugs from Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin pleads guilty

A Bethany woman accused of stealing drugs from Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin pled guilty in three cases in Daviess County this week. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis pled guilty, in one case to the felonies of stealing—controlled substance/meth manufacturing material and possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of synthetic […]

Dicamba

Public interest groups sue EPA for re-approving controversial herbicide dicamba

Public-interest groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s re-approval of products containing dicamba, a herbicide controversial for its tendency to drift into neighboring fields and damage farmers’ crops and homeowners’ gardens. Last fall, the EPA green-lighted dicamba use for five years, the third time the agency registered dicamba products. George Kimbrell, legal director at […]

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Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

The judge faced a busy docket on Thursday, January 15, 2021, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked for Trenton resident Emily Marie Hendee when she admitted to violations. The court ordered her to serve previously-imposed sentences with the Department of Corrections, including five years for passing a bad check and […]

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Area counties reporting 32 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death; free COVID testing event set for Bethany

The Livingston County Health Center on January 14th reported nine new COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,265. Sixty cases were active, with 30 facility actives, 25 in the community, and five school actives. There were 11 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 41 deaths for Livingston County. Fifteen more COVID-19 cases were reported in Linn County […]

Charges Filed

Two off-duty Virginia police officers charged in Federal Court following events at the U.S. Capitol

Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers, were charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without […]

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Mercer farmer achieves top honors in Missouri Soybean Association annual yield competition

Missouri soybean farmers brought impressive yields for the Missouri Soybean Association’s annual competition. Results from Missouri’s soybean yield contest are now finalized with the highest yields topping 100 bushels per acre. Contest winners in the irrigated and non-irrigated categories presented yields of 102.79 and 106.14 bushels per acre, respectively. The contest’s top honors for non-irrigated […]

Charges Filed

Homeless man found in stolen vehicle pleads not guilty to four felonies in Linn County

A man pleaded not guilty on four felonies in Linn County on January 14th after law enforcement reported finding him in a stolen vehicle from Wisconsin in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Brookfield on January 14th. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Joe was arraigned, and the case was continued to February 4th.  He has been charged with […]

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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]