Two buildings may be a total loss after a fire in downtown Carrollton. The fire started at about 3 o'clock this morning and was under control about 6:30. The two businesses that burned are Carroll County Title Company and House of My Father.
Police Chief Tommy Wright warns of two scams that have affected citizens of Trenton; and Sergeant Larry Smith of the Trenton Police Department has offered the following safety tips and suggestions for holiday celebrations.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs survived a strong test from Gallatin on Friday night, winning the front end of a girl's/boy's varsity doubleheader from Trenton High School by a score of 48-39, in action heard on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com.
The PAR Broadcast Group has been notified of an upcoming name change for Premium Standard Farms LLC of Princeton. A letter from General Manager Michael Rainwater reports the company will be changing its name to "Murphy Brown of Missouri LLC" by the end of this calendar year. The name change is described as "recognizing greater alignment with Murphy Brown LLC and Smithfield Foods Incorporated".
In the Novinger Tournament in late November, both the Milan girl's and boy's basketball teams tasted defeat against their in-county rivals from Green City. On Thursday night from Milan High School, the Wildcats got payback against the Gophers in a double-dip broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and 'Internet TV' on www.kttn.com.
The North Mercer Cardinal basketball teams steamrolled their competition on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the HDC Conference Basketball Tournament being played in Mercer. The Lady Cardinals, in the first semifinal game of the night, beat Pattonsburg 76-29, with Sierra Michaelis scoring 33 points, Courtney Owens 17, and Hayley Sample 12 (on four three-point makes). Pattonsburg was led by Rheanna Gardner's 10 points, in falling into the third place game on Friday night.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says that a 16-year old boy, Allen Neighbors of Unionville, received MODERATE injuries when his westbound car swerved to miss a deer on Wednesday night, and ran off U.S. Highway 136.
The Director of the Missouri Division of Drug and Crime Control, Captain Sarah Eberhard, has announced the arrest of Glenn Head for the murder of William Bacon. On Tuesday, Missouri Highway Patrol troopers arrested the 59-year old Head for SECOND degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of 67-year old William Bacon of Novelty.
A Tina resident received what the Highway Patrol called SERIOUS injuries on Wednesday morning when the car she was driving overturned off U.S. Highway 65. Sixty-year old Barbara Mattox of Tina was flown by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital.
The David Campbell residence south of Trenton is serving as THE collection point for household items and furnishings to assist John and Lacey Limkeman who lost virtually everything in a house fire last Tuesday, December 11th, in Trenton.
The North Mercer Lady Cardinals rolled past Winston while the North Mercer boys held off an unbeaten Ridgeway squad, with each Cardinal team winning on their home floor on Friday night, to claim the 2012 HDC Conference Basketball Tournament championships.
An Illinois truck driver was injured early Thursday evening when, according to the Highway Patrol, his large truck ran off U.S. 36 in southern DeKalb County, struck three highway signs and a culvert, and overturned onto its side.
Governor Jay Nixon, speaking early on Friday afternoon at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, said the Federal Affordable Health Care Act allows for an expansion of Medicaid to cover millions of Americans who can not afford health insurance. Nixon said, now that it is law, the choice is how to implement it to provide the greatest benefits for Missourians:
Here is Governor Nixon's press conference, in its entirety:
The Grundy R-5 boys won the consolation championship of the HDC Conference Basketball Tournament on Thursday night, defeating Pattonsburg by a final score of 67-47. Brody Hatcher led Grundy with 21 points, with Clayton Radcliff adding 20, and Mason Larson 15. Pattonsburg's Tyler Fore scored 18 points.
On Interstate 35 north of Eagleville on Wednesday night, 21-year old Jayson Newlin of Kansas City suffered 'minor' injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany, after crashing his SUV in the northbound lanes.
Authorities in Livingston County are looking for at least one suspect stemming down an investigation into two recent home burglaries that allegedly occurred during the early morning hours while occupants were sleeping. One was northwest of Chillicothe and the other was inside Chillicothe's city limits.
A Bucklin resident was hurt, when according to the Highway Patrol, she swerved her car to miss an animal in the road, and the vehicle went into a ditch. Sixty-three year old Joyce Herriman of Bucklin was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, with injuries described as minor.
Very little information (as of Thursday morning) has been released by authorities concerning a fatal shooting that happened on Tuesday evening near Powersville, in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is quoted as reporting the shooting claimed the life of eight-year old Rowdee Valentine.