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by KY3 News | May 10, 2011
DIXON, Mo. -- A man is in custody in Maries County following a standoff that ended in gunfire.  The sheriff says deputies were called to the home near Dixon on Monday night because the man was threatening to take his life. When deputies arrived, they say the man came to the door and threatened to kill the deputies.  He then fired four rounds out of the home as the deputies took cover and called for backup. After a two-hour standoff, officers took the man into custody.  He was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
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KY3 News | January 30, 2011
After two weeks on the run a fugitive from Maries County is behind bars. The sheriff says Robert Hagan was spotted near Dixon Saturday night and took officers on a high-speed chase.  A deputy shot one of Hagan's tires to end the pursuit. The man then fled on foot after getting boxed-in down a dead-end road.  The sheriff says the car was actually a mobile meth lab and Hagan had meth in his pockets as well. Two police cars were damaged, but no one was injured.  Hagan is charged with resisting arrest from an earlier police chase.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | August 19, 2012
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. -- A teenager from Iowa has died after a tractor accident in Maries County.     The Maries County sheriff said Rachel Pruett fell off of the tractor while loading hay on Saturday night near the town of Vichy.     Pruett became pinned under the hay wagon and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Pruett was 16.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and Email Chris - Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | July 10, 2013
VIENNA, Mo. - The search for a woman who was reported missing after she was last seen floating down the Gasconade River has a happy ending. Penny D. Curtner, 34, is safe and sound after having been reported missing Monday. She suffered minor injuries, but was able to walk to a tent after being lost in the woods, Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said. Earlier, authorities from Maries County and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have joined in with the Vienna Fire Department to search for her. Firefighters from Linn also helped search for Curtner in Osage County, Heitman said.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 7, 2013
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - A Maries County man is in critical condition after he received an electrical shock while checking on his flooded home. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman says the man, whose name and age were not given, was in a boat checking on his home near Nagagomi Lodge when he was shocked. Heitman says the man was airlifted from the scene to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition. Phelps County Ambulance responded to the scene, Heitman said. Further details were not immediately available.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | November 26, 2012
VIENNA, Mo.  -- A man from St. Clair was arrested after he pulled up to some Maries County sheriff's deputies, asked the officers if they wanted to race, and then sped away in the wee hours of Sunday.  David L. Williams, 31, of St. Clair was charged on Monday with two crimes. The Maries County sheriff says the pursuit started on U.S. 63 near Vichy after the man drove up to the deputies while they were checking on a stranded motorist.  The deputies pursued the car, which had recently been reported stolen in Crocker, with speeds reaching more than 90 miles per hour into Vienna, according to Sheriff Chris Heitman.  Vienna police had a vehicle stationed on the side of the road.  As the car traveled toward them, an officer fired two rounds into the engine of the vehicle.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 27, 2012
VIENNA, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers seized 40 animals on Thursday in a raid at a property just north of Vienna.   Deputies from the Maries County Sheriff's Department, members of the Humane Society of Missouri and investigators from the Department of Agriculture executed a search warrant on Thursday morning at 34400 U.S. 63. Investigators found the remains of at least six horses, as well as numerous cow and pig remains on the property, according...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook | July 18, 2012
BELLE, Mo. - Nearly 40 tons of charcoal and two structures burned early this morning in Maries County as the result of what the sheriff's office there calls a suspicious fire. In a news release, the Maries County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to the Royal Oaks Charcoal Plant on Route EE for report of a fire. Firefighters from Belle, Bland and Vichy all responded to control the blaze, which reportedly burned nearly 80,000 pounds of charcoal and two structures. The sheriff's office didn't immediately say what structures burned.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | October 2, 2012
NEAR VIENNA, Mo. - A Maries County judge could decide this morning what will happen to 40 animals seized from a home. The sheriff told us the animals appeared to be starving to death when they searched the house last Thursday. Maries County authorities joined Humane Society and Department of Agriculture personnel in a warrant search at the home just outside Vienna, where they recovered and seized several farm animals. Deputies also found the remains of several farm animals, as well as many malnourished dogs, goats, pigs, cows, and horses.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | January 10, 2013
VIENNA, Mo. -- One man is on the run from deputies after a chase near Dixon.  The Maries County Sheriff's Department says two men were driving a stolen car with a suspected methamphetamine lab inside when they took off. The two hit a deputy's car before spinning out and coming to a stop near County Road 618 at County Road 619 on Wednesday night.   The driver is in custody but the passenger was still on the run on Thursday morning.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 17, 2013
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - A night of underage drinking turned into a bizarre series of incidents that landed a young man in custody in Maries County Friday night. Sheriff Chris Heitman said his office received a call from a home on Maries County Road 334 near Vienna, with the caller saying they had woken up and found a young man sleeping on their couch. Heitman says the man was drunk and had crashed his vehicle on the property of a church. The man, who has not been named, left his vehicle running and fled the scene down Maries Road 334 -- and entered the home there illegally.
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edited news release | August 26, 2013
BELLE, Mo. -- Saturday evening, members of the Maries County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group executed a search warrant on Route H in High Gate.  During the course of the search, Sheriff's Deputies located numerous items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine, and several items of drug paraphernalia.   Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jerry J. Adkison, 50, of Belle, for drug violations.  Adkison was charged with attempting to manufacture/produce a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a class B felony.  Adkison remains in the Maries County Jail in lieu of a $100,000.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 7, 2013
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - A Maries County man is in critical condition after he received an electrical shock while checking on his flooded home. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman says the man, whose name and age were not given, was in a boat checking on his home near Nagagomi Lodge when he was shocked. Heitman says the man was airlifted from the scene to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition. Phelps County Ambulance responded to the scene, Heitman said. Further details were not immediately available.
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August 7, 2013
VIENNA, Mo. -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency for western Maries and eastern Miller counties. A half a foot of rain has fallen on the Lake of the Ozarks area Wednesday morning.  The heaviest rain stretches from St. Elizabeth to Brinktown.  MoDOT has closed several roads in that area.  
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor / info from news release and Email Chris - Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | July 10, 2013
VIENNA, Mo. - The search for a woman who was reported missing after she was last seen floating down the Gasconade River has a happy ending. Penny D. Curtner, 34, is safe and sound after having been reported missing Monday. She suffered minor injuries, but was able to walk to a tent after being lost in the woods, Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said. Earlier, authorities from Maries County and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have joined in with the Vienna Fire Department to search for her. Firefighters from Linn also helped search for Curtner in Osage County, Heitman said.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | April 15, 2013
MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - Sheriff's deputies in Maries County arrested a Vienna man this morning who was wanted on several charges. Kenneth Ketcherside was wanted in Maries County on an outstanding warrant. Ketcherside was also wanted out of Jefferson City for jumping parole on felony drug charges. Cole County authorities were searching for him after he failed to register as a sex offender. Authorities booked Ketcherside into the Maries County Jail.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | March 16, 2013
BELLE, Mo -- After more than a year on the run, a man wanted in two counties and three cities is now behind bars in Maries County.   A SWAT team swarmed into a Belle, Missouri, home on Saturday morning and arrested Donald Green, that's according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said Green, who is 29 and on parole, is wanted in Jefferson City for parole violations.      He is also a wanted suspect out of Kansas City, St. James, Platte, and Pettis counties. During a search of the home, investigators said they discovered what they suspect are controlled substances and paraphernalia related to selling; three other people were also taken into custody as a result of the search.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | January 10, 2013
VIENNA, Mo. -- One man is on the run from deputies after a chase near Dixon.  The Maries County Sheriff's Department says two men were driving a stolen car with a suspected methamphetamine lab inside when they took off. The two hit a deputy's car before spinning out and coming to a stop near County Road 618 at County Road 619 on Wednesday night.   The driver is in custody but the passenger was still on the run on Thursday morning.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | December 28, 2012
NEAR VIENNA, Mo. - A man suspected of stealing several items from a home in Vienna turned himself into authorities in Maries County on Friday. The Maries County Sheriff's Office says Jacob W. Burke had warrants for stealing and was out on bond for a different stealing related charge. Deputies searched a home in the 13000 block of Highway 42 east of Vienna on Friday to search for property that had been stolen from a different location a few days earlier, deputies said. There, deputies found several items reported stolen, including weapons.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | November 26, 2012
VIENNA, Mo.  -- A man from St. Clair was arrested after he pulled up to some Maries County sheriff's deputies, asked the officers if they wanted to race, and then sped away in the wee hours of Sunday.  David L. Williams, 31, of St. Clair was charged on Monday with two crimes. The Maries County sheriff says the pursuit started on U.S. 63 near Vichy after the man drove up to the deputies while they were checking on a stranded motorist.  The deputies pursued the car, which had recently been reported stolen in Crocker, with speeds reaching more than 90 miles per hour into Vienna, according to Sheriff Chris Heitman.  Vienna police had a vehicle stationed on the side of the road.  As the car traveled toward them, an officer fired two rounds into the engine of the vehicle.
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