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Stories from the past seven days



Cox Civil Trial Over - Decision Expected Next Year  11/16  12pm
     The civil trial which began this week for a lawsuit filed by Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox in 2014 against the City of Chillicothe and Retired Police Chief Rick Knouse is complete, but no decisions were handed down. Both sides made their presentation to Judge Adkins, who will likely make his decision after the first of the year.
     The case was presented as a bench trail, which means there is no jury. Judge Adkins allowed both sides time to file final motions and responses before he renders his decision.


Conditional Use Permit For Tower Approved  11/16  12pm
     The Conditional Use Permit to allow commercial use of agricultural zoned land is approved by the Livingston County Commission. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says the public hearing included some health concerns expressed by a property owner adjacent to the proposed site.
          <Audio: Douglas 1>
     KCP&L will continue with the process required for construction of the 300 foot self-supported tower near Utica. The tower would hold microwave antenna to transmit data between sites.


Chillicothe Board Of Public Works Meets Tuesday  11/16  12pm
     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday morning. There are no specific items on the agenda. They will have reports to the board form the department heads and from the general manager. An executive session is planned to follow the meeting. The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday at 7:00 am at the CMU Office.


Trash Pick-Up For Thanksgiving Holiday  11/16  12pm
     Trash pick-up in Chillicothe for the Thanksgiving holiday includes a couple changes. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse Director Troy Figg says there will be no pick-up Thanksgiving Day or that Friday, November 24th.
          <Audio: Figg 1>
     Figg says there is no service Friday the 24th.
          <Audio: Figg 2>
     If you have questions about the changes, contact the CMU Office at 646-1683


Trenton City Council Meeting  11/16  12pm
     The Trenton City Council meeting this week included several ordinances. City Administrator Ron Urton says they approved three of them.
          <Audio: Urton 1>
     The final ordinance was for Fiber Optic service at the Fire Department and Emergency Services and included an agreement with the county, where the county would pay for the fiber at the Law Enforcement Center and the City pays for the Fire Department and Emergency Services
     The council approved the payments for the utilities at the Welcome Signs would come out of the general fund and that frees up about $400 a year for the Parks Department for other projects.
     Several bids were presented and approved. A Police SUV was approved, with the bid from Barnes Baker Motors. Financing of the police SUV is by US Banks. The council approved changing the police software to a cloud based system used by other department, which allows sharing of various information.
     The bids for sand and rock for the asphalt plant were approved. The sand will come from Stoner Sand in Mt Moriah and Rock from Norris Aggregate.


GRTS Advisory Committee Meetings  11/16  6am
     The Grand River Technical School Fall Advisory Committee meetings were Wednesday evening at the school. Director Jayme Caughron says these are important meetings for the programs they offer because it allows them to keep their programs relevant to the industry requirements.
          <Audio: Caughron 1>
     Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright is in a unique position of Employer, Advisory Committee participant and works with the teachers for the paramedic program offered at the school. He says GRTS is very responsive to the advisory committee input and the meetings are important.
          <Audio: Wright 2>
     Caughron says the input from the industry is part of the reason Grand River Technical School has a placement rate of 98%.


One Injured In Accident With Deer  11/16  6am
     A pick-up versus deer accident left the passenger with moderate injuries Tuesday night. Forty-five year old Theresa Covert of Chillicothe was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe following the accident that happened when her husband, 42 year old Robert Covert was northbound on US 65 and hit the deer about 7 miles south of Trenton. The driver was not injured; they were wearing safety belts at the time of the accident.


Two Items In Chillicothe Police Report  11/16  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department reports a couple of investigations this week.
     Sunday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Information was forwarded to the Juvenile office.
     Wednesday, theft was reported in the 400 block of Walnut Street. That investigation continues.


Troopers Arrest Salisbury Man In Audrain Co.  11/16  6am
     A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Audrain County on a Randolph County warrant. State Troopers arrested 34 year old Courtni Logan on the warrant for alleged failure to appear on a charge of alleged possession of marijuana. Logan was held at the Audrain County Jail.


Brookfield School Board Meeting Is Tuesday  11/16  6am
     The Brookfield School Board meets next week with a full agenda. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at their district office, with reports to the board and recognition of the Brookfield FFA Chapter on earning a 3-Star rating at the national conference.
     The board will hear the audit report for the 2016/17 school year, there will be consideration of MSBA policy and procedure updates and they will consider the ballot language for the April Election as they consider extending the temporary operating levy that expires at the end of the 2018/19 school year. There are two seats on the Brookfield School Board that will be on the April Election, they are currently held by Jeff Vogel and Burnie Hicks. Other items on the agenda include insurance renewals, a survey, the annual APR results and administrative reports.
     An executive session is planned following the regular Brookfield School Board meeting Tuesday.


The Cost Of The Thanksgiving Meal Down  11/15  12pm
     The cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal is a little lower than last year. Missouri Farm Bureau did the shopping and looked at a menu that includes food for 10 people with some leftovers. The survey is comprised of a 16-pound turkey, cubed stuffing, sweet potatoes, fresh cranberries, peas, brown-and-serve rolls with butter, and carrot and celery sticks. Milk and coffee are the beverage offerings. Dessert consists of two pumpkin pies with real whipped cream.
     Missouri shoppers will find the average price for this meal rings in at $48.61, down about $3.26 from last year. The cost per person is at $4.86, about 43 cents lower than the national average.
     Turkey, the centerpiece of the meal, is down about 18 cents per pound from last year, due to the number of birds already in storage. While many items decreased in price, milk, whipping cream and sweet potatoes stayed the same or went up from last year..
     Remember to shop the deals at your local store and be willing to make substitutions where possible, adjusting your menu to increase savings.


Thanksgiving Travel Planning  11/15  12pm
     If your planning to travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday, you will want to keep an eye in the weather. Meteorologist Jimmy Barham says we are still a ways out and the two forecast models are conflicting.
          <Audio: Barham 1>
     Barham says it doesnít appear there will be any winter weather for Thanksgiving. He says for the weekend after Thanksgiving we could see some colder weather.
          <Audio: Barham 2>
     You should be able to make your travel plans, but be weather aware and check the forecast and adjust your travel plans as needed.


Festival Of Lights Kickoff Is Saturday  11/15  12pm
    The 2017 Festival of Lights, lighting ceremony is November 18th at Simpson Park. Janet Barnhart from the Festival of Lights says they are nearly complete with the decorating of Simpson Park. She says The Festival of Lights Program begins Saturday the 18th at 5:30 pm.
          <Audio: Barnhart 1>
     Barnhart says in addition to the complementary drinks, they will have Christmas music playing.
          <Audio: Barnhart 2>
     The lights and displays that are part of Festival of Lights at Simpson Park are all possible through donations.
          <Audio: Barnhart 3>
     The Festival of Light kick-off is Saturday the 18th at 5:30. Traffic in the park will close at 5:00 pm and re-open later in the evening. The displays will be lit each night through the first of January


NCMC Students Donate To Food Pantry  11/15  12pm
     A Service Learning activity for NCMC Students in Missie Cottonís Microcomputer Applications includes assisting the Grundy County Food Pantry. The class collected over 500 non-perishable items and to donate to the pantry in time for the holidays. The process included having the students counting, organizing and inventorying the food items and creating Excel spreadsheets of their giving.
     Cotton says the students then reflected upon this activity and are reminded the benefits of being a good Samaritan.


Art Gallery Presents Nort's Stories Saturday  11/15  12pm
     The Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery presents Nort's Stories, November 18th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Gallery Director Mindy Stedem says Author David Cook will meet with the children for the stories.
          <Audio: Stedem 1>
     This is a free event for the children in the community.


Livingston Co. P&Z Recommends Permit Approval  11/15  6am
     A request for a conditional use permit to construct a tower for a microwave antenna on a property near Utica will move forward to the County Commission Thursday. The Livingston County Planning and Zoning Commission heard a request Tuesday, to allow commercial use of property in an agricultural zone. Kansas City Power and Light, KCP&L, is seeking to construct a 300 foot self-supporting tower on the hill west of Utica, near the location of other towers. One local property owner spoke at the meeting with concerns for lowered property values due to the microwave antenna the company proposes putting on the tower. The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve forwarding the matter to the County Commission with a recommendation of approval.
     A second public hearing is Thursday at 11:00 am, in the meeting of the County Commission. The commissioners will make the final decision following that hearing.
     If approved, KCP&L will still need to follow the process for receiving permits for the actual construction.


Holiday Parade Is Saturday Morning  11/15  6am
     The 2017 Chillicothe Holiday Parade is Saturday at 10:00 am and will have several grand marshals. Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Director Crystal Narr announced this year's Grand Marshals are - the area First Responders, including the Chillicothe Police and Fire Departments, Livingston County Sheriff's Department and LifeFlight Eagle.
     The parade begins at 10:00 am and will follow the traditional route, south on Washington Street From Polk Street to Third Street, east to Locust and north to Calhoun. In addition to the floats from many local organizations and the Chillicothe Marching Bands, Narr says they have KC Wolf, official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, Sluggerrr, official mascot of the Kansas City Royals and many other area mascots.
     The theme for the 2017 Chillicothe Holiday Parade is "Christmas Around The World."


New Stage Will Be Downtown For Parade  11/15  6am
     The 71st Annual Chillicothe Holiday Parade will have a new feature this year, but it is not, actually part of the parade. The brand new stage the Chillicothe Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation recently purchased will be put to use in the downtown area. It will be located in the Jackson St. intersection near Washington Street, slightly south of where it has been in yearís past. Announcers Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer will announce the parade from the new venue.
     Parade judging takes place during the parade, with the announcement of the winners Saturday afternoon. Entries are judged in the following categories: Business entries, Non-Profit Group or Organization entries and Youth Organization entries.


Election Resultes From Carrollton Certified  11/15  6am
     The certified results from the Carrollton election on November 7th are released by the Carroll County Clerk, Peggy McGaugh. The overall results are the same, but there was a very minor differences in the vote totals for allowing the mayor to appoint someone to fill an opening on the council. The original results showed 191 yes to 139 no; the final vote is 191 yes to 140 no.


Holiday Bazaar's Saturday In Chillicothe  11/15  6am
     The annual Holiday Bazaars, presented by Bishop Hogan School and the Chillicothe Elks Lodge is this Saturday. Bishop Hogan Principal Pam Brobst says these are fundraisers for each organizations.
          <Audio: Brobst 1>
     Brobst says there is food available at each location.
          <Audio: Brobst 2>
     The Holiday Bazaars, presented by Bishop Hogan School and the Chillicothe Elks Lodge, are this Saturday.


Cox Lawsuit Against Chillicothe Goes To Court  - Update  11/14  12pm
     A civil trial began today (Tuesday) at the Livingston county courthouse, on a lawsuit filed by Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox in 2014 against the City of Chillicothe and Retired Police Chief Rick Knouse. Opening statements were made by both sides and testimony began in the form of reading depositions from former City Administrator Ike Holland and dispatcher, Wanda Urton.
     The lawsuit alleges violation of the sunshine law because a recording of a 911 call was allegedly played to individuals not acting in an official capacity or under court order, but as members of the general public.
     The lawsuit was filed following an incident in July of 2014, where a 911 caller attempting to recover a personal vehicle, which the Sheriff was surrendering. The caller stated Sheriff Cox made threats to him during the attempt to recover the vehicle.
     The case is scheduled for three days in Livingston County Circuit Court and is heard by Judge Daren Adkins.


Memory Tree Lighting Is Thursday At Silver Moon Plaza 11/14  12pm
     The Memory Tree lighting is Thursday at Silver Moon Plaza. Mainstreet Chillicothe Director Ben White saysthe ornaments honor your loved ones who have passed.
          <Audio: White 1>
     White says ornaments are still available.
          <Audio: White 2>
     If you have questions, call the Main Street office at 646-4071. The Memory Tree Lighting is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Silver Moon Plaza.


Brunswick Street Near Completion  11/14  12pm
     A street project for the City of Chillicothe is wrapping up. Street Supervisor Jeff Gillespie says Brunswick Street from 3rd to the railroad tracks is open again. The contractor is completing the grass seed and mulching today.
     Gillespie says the project was on budget, but was a bit late and there may be some penalties.


Nursing Home Board Meets Thursday  11/14  12pm
     The Livingston County Nursing Home Board of Directors meets Thursday. The meeting begins at Noon at Morningside Center. The meeting is open to the public.


Carrollton Teen Wanted By Police  11/14  12pm
     The Carrollton Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 17 year old Devon Wright on a Carroll County warrant for alleged property damage. Wright is described as a white male, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 132 pounds, with blond hair. If you have any information, call the Carrollton Police Department at 542-3128.


Cox Lawsuit Against Chillicothe Goes To Court  11/14  6am
     A lawsuit filed by Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox in 2014 against the City of Chillicothe and Retired Police Chief Rick Knouse goes to court today. The lawsuit alleges violation of the sunshine law. The lawsuit was filed in November 2014 following an incident where Cox alleges a 911 caller named Cox and stated he had done "certain things." Cox further claimed the tape was played to individuals as members of the general public, and not in official capacity or under court order.
     The case is scheduled for three days in Livingston County Circuit Court beginning at 9:00 am and will be heard by Judge Daren Adkins.


Fire Investigation At Public Housing Unit  11/14  6am
     A fire at a public housing unit at 324 and 326 Jackson Street summoned Chillicothe fire fighters Monday at about 11:20 am. The fire crew arrived in three minutes and found smoke coming from the eaves of the duplex owned by the Chillicothe Housing Authority. No fire was visible inside the apartment and the fire was determined to be in the attic. The report also states it appeared there had been an explosion in the apartment. Empire gas was called to the scene and the gas was shut off.
     Major damage was reported to the duplex, with moderate fire damage. The State Fire Marshal was called to the scene.
     The fire was out and the fire crew returned to service at about 2:00 pm. Fire fighters and the State Fire Marshal investigators remained on the scene until about 7:30 pm. The cause of the fire and explosion remain under investigation.


Actions From Chillicothe City Council Meeting  11/14  6am
     The Chillicothe City Council meeting Monday included three items of business.
     The council chose to take no action on a request by the Livingston County Commission for paying $18,000 over three years for high resolution aerial mapping of Chillicothe. They chose to have several department heads provide the city administrator with information to be presented at a later meeting to determine if the city would participate.
     The Chillicothe Airport Advisory Board had been meeting on a quarterly basis and requested meeting on a bi-monthly basis, allowing for more contact and better understanding of the requirements of the airport and its future development. An ordinance will be brought to a future meeting to make the change.
     The council also approved a change in the date for the final meeting in December. The meeting was scheduled for December 25th. They chose to move the meeting to Thursday December 21st.


Police Chief Maples Officially Commissioned  11/14  6am
     Chillicothe's new Police Chief, Jon Maples was officially commissioned Monday at the Chillicothe City Council Meeting. Mayor Chuck Haney officially made the proclamation at Monday's meeting.
          <Audio: Haney 1>
     At the conclusion of the proclamation, Maples was presented with his gold Chief's Shield. Maples was joined at the meeting by family and friends for the occasion.


Four Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  11/14  6am
     Three accidents and four arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
     Monday night, officers responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The investigation continues.
     Officers arrested Janel Hansen in the 700 block of Webster Street on a warrant for alleged resisting or interfering with an arrest. Hansen was released after posting $2,500 bond.
     Friday, an officer witnessed an accident occur in the 800 block of Webster and the driver that hit a parked car left the scene. the officer stopped Brittany Horner and she was arrested for alleged leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance, DWI, and driving while suspended. She was cited and released.
     Saturday, David Cobb was arrested following an accident on 190 at Tomahawk. Cobb was arrested for alleged, DWI and making an improper turn resulting in an accident. He was processed and released.
     A single vehicle accident in the 300 block of Polk Saturday night resulted in the arrest of Quinten Lewis for alleged leaving the scene of an accident and DWI. Lewis was processed and released.


Board of Adjustments Meets To Consider Sign Size  11/14  6am
     Chillicothe's Board of Adjustments will consider a variance to allow a larger sign than permitted under the city's ordinance when they meet in December. The business at 801 South Washington Street requested the variance to place a larger electronic sign.
     The Board of Adjustments will meet December 4th at 5:30 pm at City Hall.


Chillicothe Planning & Zoning To Discuss Historic Overlay  11/14  6am
     The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission will meet December 4th at 6:00 pm to discussion the request for a historic Overlay for portions of Chillicothe. The request had been made by Main Street Chillicothe, and was brought to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Council previously. It was sent back to a committee to be better defined and to meet the desires of business owners in the downtown area. The meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission is December 4th at City Hall.


FFA Speakers Move On To State Competition  11/13  12pm
     Eight members of the Chillicothe FFA participated in the Area II Fall speaking contest in Gallatin at the start of the month. They include:
     Meredith Oesch in the Missouri Farm Bureau Contest,
     Garrett Cramer in the Missouri Pork Producers Contest,
     Malloree Summers in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives,
     Claire Shipp in the Missouri Teach Ag,
     Sydney Baxter in the Missouri Soil and Water Conservation,
     McKayla Shady in the Missouri Cattlemanís,
     Kaylee Lewis in the Missouri Sheep Producers
     Caroline Warren in the Missouri Young Farmers speech contest.
Oesch, Summers, Shipp, Lewis, Warren and Cramer moved on to the district competition a week later in Cameron.
     On November 8th, those students participated in the Northwest District Fall Speaking Contest in Cameron. From Chillicothe FFA, Meredith Oesch received first place in the Young Farmers competition and Kaylee Lewis received first place in the Missouri Sheep Producers competition. They will both compete at the state level, December 3rd in Lake Ozark, MO.


Gipe Christmas Village Tradition Continues  11/13  12pm
     display of Christmas villages that has grown and expanded has now moved. The Bob Gipe Christmas Village began 25 years ago at the family home on Deringer Street. Bob Gipe passed away before the display in 2017 and the family continued the display at the home last year. Bob Gipe's daughter, Cindy Baker, says the display grew since 1993 when his wife passed away.
          <Audio: Baker 1>
     Baker says the final two years, the display was moved to the garage and provided easier viewing for the visitors. She says the visitors came from all over.
          <Audio: Baker 2>
     The family chose to continue the display and it was moved to the home of Cindy and Dave Baker.
          <Audio: Baker 3>
     The directions are to go out 190, west of Chillicothe to Route A, then north. They are the first house on the right. The display will open Thanksgiving night at 5:00 pm and will continue through January 1st from 5:00 to 10:00 pm each night.


Three Items On Chillicothe City Council Agenda  11/13  6am
     The Chillicothe City Council meets Monday at 6:30 at City Hall, with three items on the agenda. The meeting begins with financials, including invoices and payroll.
     City Administrator Darrin Chappell will lead a discussion on aerial mapping of Chillicothe in conjunction with Livingston County.
     Chappell will also present a request from the Airport Advisory Board to meet every other month..
     City Clerk Roze Frampton will lead a discussion on moving the second meeting in December. That meeting is scheduled for the last Monday of the month, which falls on Christmas Day.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting


Insurance On County Commission Agenda Tuesday  11/13  6am
     The Livingston County Commission agenda Tuesday includes health insurance.
     At 9:30 am the commissioners meet in the commission room. At 10:30, they will meet with Randy Steele to discussion health insurance.  The agenda includes county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental responsibilities.


Public Hearing For Microwave Tower Near Utica  11/13  6am
     The Livingston County Planning and Zoning commission considers a request for a conditional use permit for a microwave communication tower located near the towers already near Utica. The public hearing is Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:00 pm in the associate courtroom.
     A second public hearing is Thursday, November 16th, at 11:00 am in the commission room. The commissioners will make their decision on the conditional use permit following the second public hearing.


One Injured In Accident Near Green City  11/13  6am
     A Kirksville man had moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning near Green City. State Troopers report 18 year old Jake Allensworth was taken to Northeast Regional Hospital for treatment following the accident that happened about 5:55 am Sunday. According to the report, Allensworth was eastbound on Highway 6, when he ran off the road resulting in extensive damage to the vehicle. No further details of the accident were provided. He was wearing a safety belt.


Breckenridge School Closed - Water Main Break  11/13  6am
     There's no school for students in the Breckenridge school district today. The Superintendent says the school is closed today do to a watermain break.


Child Sexual Assault In Chillicothe Police Report  11/13  6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department report includes several investigations.
     November 6th, officers took a report of sexual assault of a child. The investigation continues.
     Friday, afternoon, officers took a report of harassment. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
     Friday evening, officers were called to the area of Clay and Washington on a report of an unattended child. The child was located with the parent. The incident was forwarded to the Livingston County Children's Division.
     Saturday afternoon, officers took a report of burglary and stealing in the 300 block of Cherry Street. The investigation continues.
Accidents in the report include:
     Friday afternoon on the westbound exit ramp of US 36 at US 65. Mark D. Barnett collided with a vehicle driven by Alyssa N. Davis as Davis was attempting to make a right turn. Barnett was cited for following too close and no proof of insurance.
     Friday evening, Officers responded to Washington and JHackjson Streets, where Matthew Z. Kinsella collided with Nancy A. Valbracht while she was stopped at a red light. Kinsella was cited for following too close.


Chillicothe Man Arrested In Caldwell County  11/13  6am
     A Chillicothe man was arrested early Sunday morning in Caldwell County. Nineteen year old Colby Saville was arrested by State Troopers at 12:03 am for alleged DWI, minor visibly intoxicated and possession of liquor by a minor. Saville was taken to the Caldwell County Detention center on a 24 hour hold.


Six Sentenced To The Department Of Corrections  11/13  6am
     Sentences recently handed down in Livingston County Court include five headed to prison and one for treatment. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport the following to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
     35 year old Tylee Wheelbarger of Chillicothe - 3 years on a probation violation for Possession of a Controlled Substance
     26 year old Michaela Mathews of Chillicothe - 10 year old on a probation violation for Distribution of a Controlled Substance
     30 year old Adam Stith of Chillicothe - 7 years and an ITP program for Possession of a Controlled Substance
     40 year old Kevin Zorn of Chillicothe - 4 years on a Probation Violation for Possession of Controlled Substance
     25 year old Tyler Gibson of Corder - 4 years on a Probation Violation for Violation Order Protection
     30 year old James Spath of Braymer - 9 years on a Probation Violation, including 7 years for Burglary and 2 years for Receiving Stolen Property


Festival Of Lights Open Saturday  11/13  6am
     The 2017 Festival of Lights, lighting ceremony is Saturday, November 18th, at Simpson Park. Janet Barnhart from the Festival of Lights says they are nearly complete with the decorating of Simpson Park. She says The Festival of Lights Program begins Saturday at 5:30 pm.
          <Audio: Barnhart 1>
     Barnhart says in addition to the complementary drinks, they will have Christmas music playing.
          <Audio: Barnhart 2>
     The lights and displays that are part of Festival of Lights at Simpson Park are all possible through donations.
          <Audio: Barnhart 3>
      The Festival of Light kick-off is Saturday at 5:30. Traffic in the park will close at 5:00 pm and re-open later in the evening. The displays will be lit each night through the first of January


26 Year Old Dies In Accident In Dawn  11/11  6am
     A Utica man died in a single vehicle accident early Friday morning. State Troopers report 26 year old Samuel VanHorn was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened about 1:30 am on Route C in Dawn. Vanhorn was westbound and drove off the road, skidded into a utility pole and the car went airborne across a creek, landing on the roof. The car slid down the bank and into the creek and under the water.


Fire Call To Indian Hills A False Alarm 11/11  6am
     An automated alarm summoned Chillicothe Fire Fighters to Indian Hills Friday morning. The call came in about 8:25 and the fire crew arrived at about 8:30 to find no sign of fire. They determined the maintenance crew had installed new heater strips and dust was burning off the elements in their first use. Thermal imaging cameras were used to verify there was no fire and the fire crew returned to service after about 10 minutes.


Accident In Carroll Co. Leaves Teen Injured  11/11  6am
     A single vehicle accident Friday in Carroll County left the 17 year old driver with minor injuries. At about 8:00 pm, 17 year old Dalton Hamilton of Norborne hit a deer while eastbound on Carroll County 240, near Route D. He ran off the road and struck a tree. Hamilton was treated at Ray County Memorial Hospital. He was wearing a safety belt.


Ludlow Woman Injured When Ejected From Vehicle  11/11  6am
     A Ludlow woman had moderate injured when she was thrown from her vehicle Friday morning near Mooresville. Thirty-one year old Jessica Niffen of Ludlow was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment following the accident at about 6:10 am Friday. State Troopers report Niffen was southbound on Route D, 2 miles south of Mooresville, when she ran off the west side of the road and her car overturned and she was ejected. Niffen was not wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.


Hunters - Beware Of Property Lines  11/11  6am
     Deer hunters planning to hunt in areas they may be unfamiliar with, should know the boundaries of the property so they donít trespass on neighboring land. Livingston County Conservation Agent Caleb Pryor says trespassing is a common violation. Common signs of a change of property include fences, posted no trespassing signs and even purple paint. Pryor says you could accidently trespass and find yourself in trouble.
          <Audio: Pryor 1>
     He says meet with the land owner and make sure you have permission, and donít wait until the morning you want to hunt.
          <Audio: Pryor 2>
     Other options for those that donít have access to private land, are the conservation areas. Check with the local conservation agent or the MDC to determine what lands are available