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Josh Boyd Still at Large, Manhunt Ongoing

Sgt. Jake Angle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said today, (Friday, Aug. 29), his agency has received no tips, no reports, no calls and no sightings since Wednesday when Joshua Boyd is believed to have abandoned a stolen Kansas City Police car on I-35 near Pattonsburg.

Boyd, a 30-year-old homeless Kansas City man, is accused of stealing the squad car. He was charged Thursday in Jackson County with second-degree

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Fugitive on the Loose


Joshua Boyd

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UPDATE (2:30 p.m., Aug. 27) — Suspect’s location still unknown.

We’ve spoken with administration from each of Daviess County’s schools, and here’s what they had to say:

Wendel Burns at North Daviess said a precautionary lockdown, which they’re under, means the school doors are locked, the children are being kept in, and everyone is on heightened alert, but school remains in session.

Gallatin School is

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The Wall Brings Mysteries, Answers

Aaron Gray (on right with tattoo on arm) is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spends seven to eight months traveling with The Moving Wall and scheduling events. Every year, during the winter months of the off-season, between November and April, brand new panels are put on the wall with any new names added. Mr. Gray said the community of Gallatin was “phenomenal.” Because of the excellent volunteer help

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


12:16 am – Domestic disturbance in Jamesport.

2:48 am – Residential alarm north of Kidder. Everything secure. No one at residence.

8:36 am – Sheriff’s Office (SO) at Tri-County School for Active Shooter Intruder Response System training.


9 am – Court in session.

11:42 pm – Domestic disturbance in Jamesport.

4:47 pm – Ray County arrested Gary L. Crose, 64, Kansas City, on a Daviess County warrant. Crose

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City Sends Notices to Owners of Burned Building on Square

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen during their Aug. 25 meeting that a second round of notices had been issued for the owners of the property on the Gallatin square which was destroyed by a fire on March 5.

The notice states the owners are in violation of city code for maintaining a nuisance. Earlier, they were given 10 days to bring it up to

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Gallatin Fire Announces Groundbreaking for New Building

On Aug. 14, longtime veteran firefighters Gary Hamilton (32 years), Eric Kloepping (32 years) and Darrell Wilson Sr. (34 years) were given the honor of moving the first dirt for construction of the new fire station on Market Street. After a 10-year wait, groundwork commenced on Aug. 22. Construction work by contractors will continue for the next few months. Volunteer firefighters will take over to complete the interior work in

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Amish Considering Poultry Farms at Jamesport

Two Amish businessmen are making plans to introduce “organic” egg farms into rural Jamesport and have agreed to hold an informational meeting to discuss any concerns the public may have about their proposal, according to Gail Ledesma of the Community Betterment Team in Jamesport.

Ms. Ledesma said she would try to arrange a meeting in the next few weeks.

Organic chickens are free-range, non-caged, and will scratch for their food.

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

County Commission

Wendell Burns, Superintendent of North Daviess School, discussed road issues for the North Daviess School regarding C Highway and Drake. In addition they reviewed 185th Street in Salem Township.

The road & bridge crew is working on placing a CMP on Abbey Road in Benton Township. They are placing

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