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PRYOR, Okla. – Just after six on Monday night a 2018 Chevrolet Impala struck a culvert. The car then struck a sign, overturned two and a half times, and struck a fence. The driver, Jacee Blackford of Locust Grove, was ejected from the vehicle. The accident happened on Oakwood Road just south of Sycamore Lane in Pryor Oklahoma. Although equipped, OHP says Blackford’s seatbelts were not in use at the time of the crash. She was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa where she was admitted with head, arm, and trunk internal injuries.

LAMAR, Mo. – Authorities have charged Lamar, Missouri business owner Denis Masters with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of payments and goods. The prosecutor has charged the 54-year-old Masters with four counts of felony stealing in separate cases. Masters owns The Rustic Barn Flea Market in Lamar.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg announces battalion chief Taylor Cerne has been appointed to the position of fire chief. The decision came after former fire chief Dennis Reilly announced his retirement earlier this year. Cerne joined the Pittsburg fire department in march of 2005 and has held multiple positions at the department, most recently battalion chief.

You can read an earlier article about Dennis Reilly’s retirement here: Pittsburg Fire Chief to retire, Interim appointed

PARSONS, Kan. – As we brace for winter weather in the Four States, remember our furry friends are dealing with cold weather as well. Dogs, cats, and other animals can struggle during cold. Short-haired animals are particularly sensitive to the cold.