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Sheriff’s Awards Recognize Area Leaders

On Feb. 19 Daviess County Sheriff’s Office held its annual awards banquet at Mi Mexico. The following fire districts and department heads were recognized:

Gallatin Fire District, Fire Chief Doug Hamilton, K.A.W. Fire District, Fire Chief Chris Brownlee, Jamesport Fire District, Fire Chief Davey Davis, Jameson Fire Department, Fire Chief Jared Hogan, Lake Viking Fire Department, Fire Chief Larry Hillman, Pattonsburg Fire Department, Assistant Fire Chief Karen Shepard, Lock Springs

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Guilty verdict in C&I case involving non-hazardous spill.

Bobby Edson of Ottumwa, Iowa, was found guilty of misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving, involving an accident, in a jury trial conducted by Judge Daren Adkins on Feb. 14. Edson was driving a tanker truck carrying cooking oil on Aug. 20, 2013, when

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

2-11-14

12:09 am – Call from Independence PD referencing text message they received from person they believe is being held against their will. Address was traced back to Daviess County near Pattonsburg. Sheriff’s Office (SO) did check of area and found nothing. Reported findings back to Independence.

9:03 am – Call from US Marshal Service reference person being held by Daviess County.

9:08 am – MSHP received information that above

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Spill Closes All Lanes of I-35

All lanes of I-35 in Daviess County were closed from Exit 78 to Exit 68 due to a traffic incident involving a non-hazardous spill on Aug. 20 of 2013, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Traffic was temporarily rerouted onto U.S. Hwy. 69 around the closure. Northbound traffic was rerouted onto Hwy. 69 at Exit 68 north of Winston. Southbound traffic was rerouted at Exit 78 near Pattonsburg.

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

The courthouse will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and the President’s Day holiday.

County Commission

The road and bridge crew is replacing signs around the county and completing discrepancies from MoDot bridge inspections. Discussion on the bridges was as follows:

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

Five more bridges closed by commission; three more with critical issues

County Commission

On Friday, Jan. 31, the county commission closed the following bridges per MoDOT recommendations. The five bridges in Daviess County are: #1 Benton Twp, Bean Ave over Big Sampson Creek; #2 Lincoln Twp, 320th Street over Tombstone

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

1-28-14

11:30 am – Sheriff’s Office (SO) out on funeral escort.

1:42 pm – SO out on investigation in Jamesport.

5:16 pm – Caller asking if he had outstanding warrant.

7:38 pm – Rachel Franklin, 33, Princeton, was arrested for FTA on a charge from St. Joseph PD. She posted a bond of $175 and was released.

1-29-13

11:05 am – Grundy County advising they have person in custody on

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

County Commission

Jan. 22, 2014

Road and Bridge accompanied MoDOT on bridge inspections. The crew is correcting discrepancies noted by MoDOT.

The commissioners entered into agreement with Buchanan County Region “H” Homeland Security Regional Response System for the 2014 year.

The commissioners signed a memorandum of agreement with Green Hills Regional

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

A Pattonsburg couple was jailed Jan. 23 after allegations of child molestation led to charges against both. Matthew Keith Huff, 34, is charged with three counts of child molestation first degree, two counts of incest, and two counts of statutory sodomy. Huff is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old juvenile since May 2013. Bond is set at $150,000.

His wife, Constance Renee Huff, 28, has been charged with felony counts

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