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KOMU Columbia
Man hopes to help others after he survives jumping of Golden Gate BridgeGate Bridge in 2000 and survived. Hines spoke at Stephens College on Monday as
KOMU Columbia / Posted an hour ago
Gate Bridge in 2000 and survived. Hines spoke at Stephens College on Monday as part of an event held by Burrell Health and Boone County Children's fund. Burrell Behavior health provides mental health services, crisis screenings and 24 hours crisis... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Conditions ripe for fires, two reported MondayWarning banned all outdoor fires during the restricted time period. However, th
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 hours ago
Warning banned all outdoor fires during the restricted time period. However, there were still two small fires in the area. Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said one near Zaring Road was put out upon arrival.... Read more
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Beloit Daily News
Rockton asphalt facility approvedsaid the northern county district could see a future debate over solar panel fa
Beloit Daily News / Posted 6 hours ago
said the northern county district could see a future debate over solar panel farms, similar to what has played out in Boone County. Federal subsidies similar to subsidies provided for wind farms are now being offered more competitively,... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
New mental health initiative seeks to identify signs in kidsknees. Now, local leaders want to add your brain to the list. "We know so muc
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 hours ago
knees. Now, local leaders want to add your brain to the list. "We know so much more about mental health than we used to," Boone County Human Services Manager Steve Hollis said. "It's important that we make mental health a bigger part of your... Read more
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Ogle County News
Two new Master Gardener class graduatesgraduated nineteen area volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Ma
Ogle County News / Posted 9 hours ago
graduated nineteen area volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener training program held in Boone County. University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer training... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
NKY high school senior dies weeks after he was hit by vehiclereport shows. Air Care flew the Walton teen from the accident scene at Mary Gr
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 11 hours ago
report shows. Air Care flew the Walton teen from the accident scene at Mary Grubbs Highway and Town Center Boulevard in Boone County to UC hospital on Nov. 15, sheriff's officials said. The teen was attempting to cross the road when a westbound... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
State audit examines school administrators' payreleased last week showed disparities in superintendent salaries at school dist
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted yesterday
released last week showed disparities in superintendent salaries at school districts of similar size and location. In Boone County, the base salary for top school district administrators mostly lines up with the size of the district. Columbia... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Historic house hosts holiday happeningCOLUMBIA - 2017 will mark the 140th Christmas the historic Maplewood House has
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA - 2017 will mark the 140th Christmas the historic Maplewood House has seen from its home in south Columbia. The Boone County Historical Society celebrated the anniversary by hosting Christmas tours of the ancient home Sunday afternoon. The... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Roaming along Arkansas 7Dorado and east of Junction City all the way to the shores of Bull Shoals Lake
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Dorado and east of Junction City all the way to the shores of Bull Shoals Lake near the Missouri border at Diamond City in Boone County. At one time or another, I've traversed every mile of this highway. But I've never done it all on consecutive... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Occupants escape Centralia house fire; cause unknownon South Jefferson Street saw flames coming from the back side of the house, sa
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
on South Jefferson Street saw flames coming from the back side of the house, said Chuck Leake, the battalion chief with the Boone County Fire Protection District. Centralia Police Officer Clint Baer said fire crews first arrived to the scene around... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Local projects provide shelterOn Jan. 25, there were about 200 households in Boone County without a house. O
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted yesterday
On Jan. 25, there were about 200 households in Boone County without a house. Of the 265 individuals counted as homeless in Boone County on that day, 221 spent the previous night in a shelter and 44 slept outdoors. Another 210 people were recorded as... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
More snow expected this winter than previous twopests next year.” City and county officials said they’re prepared if more snow
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
pests next year.” City and county officials said they’re prepared if more snow falls this winter. The city of Columbia and Boone County have several tons of salt to melt the ice, established routes and procedures for plows and equipment that’s... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Warming centers available in Columbia as winter weather hitscold temperatures are making their way back to Columbia, with lows this week co
KOMU Columbia / Posted 2 days ago
cold temperatures are making their way back to Columbia, with lows this week consistently below freezing. In response, the Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department is reminding people of warming stations and shelters around the... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Mid-Missouri's largest Magic Tree meant to show everyonethe lights are not only meant to be beautiful, but also meaningful. "We though
KOMU Columbia / Posted 2 days ago
the lights are not only meant to be beautiful, but also meaningful. "We thought that each light represented a person in Boone County," he said. "Not only a person that matters to this community but also a person that matters to God." The... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Mid-Missouri's largest Magic Tree meant show everyonethe lights are not only meant to be beautiful, but also meaningful. "We though
KOMU Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
the lights are not only meant to be beautiful, but also meaningful. "We thought that each light represented a person in Boone County," he said. "Not only a person that matters to this community but also a person that matters to God." The... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Arkansas judge temporarily blocks issuing of birth certificatesstop issuing birth certificates. “We came down from Alpena to get this,” said
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 3 days ago
stop issuing birth certificates. “We came down from Alpena to get this,” said Kendra Connell after a three hour trip from Boone County to get a copy of her birth certificate to travel out of the country more easily. “If we had to go back, we would... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting by Columbia policeconducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Eyewitness accounts and reports
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Eyewitness accounts and reports from the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Boone County Medical Examiner were also reviewed, Wilson wrote in a letter he sent to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Official: Large garage, small barn 'completely destroyed' in Marengo firesaid the man appeared to have been using the garage as a sort of machine shed a
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
said the man appeared to have been using the garage as a sort of machine shed and had stored a lot of tools inside it. Firefighters from Genoa, Hampshire, Woodstock, Boone County Rural, Huntley and Harvard units assisted Marengo crews at the s... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Large garage, small barn 'completely destroyed' in early morning Marengo firesaid the man appeared to have been using the garage as a sort of "machine shed"
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
said the man appeared to have been using the garage as a sort of "machine shed" and had stored "a lot" of tools inside it. Firefighters from Genoa, Hampshire, Woodstock, Boone County Rural, Huntley and Harvard assisted Marengo crews on the... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Voluntary Action Center sees more demand for holiday helpthe holiday season. Neither the sponsors nor the families know each other’s ide
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
the holiday season. Neither the sponsors nor the families know each other’s identities. Families must be residents of Boone County and have household incomes at 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $28,780 for a family of five.... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Braun brothers both facing questions about voting history ahead of 2018 primaryoffice. Steve Braun is running as a Republican in the 4th congressional distri
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 3 days ago
office. Steve Braun is running as a Republican in the 4th congressional district, but voting records FOX59 obtained from Boone County show Braun voted as a Democrat in the 2008 Indiana primary. Records show Braun only began voting in Republican... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Experts recommend holiday decoration precautionsCOLUMBIA – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Boone County Fire Protect
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Boone County Fire Protection District are warning people of the household dangers that come with the holiday season. Assistant Chief for the Boone County Fire Protection District Gale Blomenkamp... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Voluntary Action Center holds 34th annual Holiday Programthe holiday season. Neither the sponsors nor the families know each other’s ide
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
the holiday season. Neither the sponsors nor the families know each other’s identities. Families must be residents of Boone County and have household incomes at 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $28,780 for a family of five.... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
Flu cases trending higher than past seasonBy Waverly Colville Columbia Daily Tribune The Columbia/Boone County Public He
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
By Waverly Colville Columbia Daily Tribune The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services department has reported 73 flu cases since Oct. 1 -- more than double the number at this time last year. Statewide, the Missouri Department of... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
ICE agents arrest 22 in northern Kentucky roundupNicole Alberico, DHS spokesperson. Specific details were not provided. The ind
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
Nicole Alberico, DHS spokesperson. Specific details were not provided. The individuals are expected to be booked into the Boone County Jail, Alberico said. After taking office, President Donald Trump pledged to take on immigration across the... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Victim in deadly car crash south of Ashland identifiedBOONE COUNTY- Authorities identified the man who died in Thursday morning's cra
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
BOONE COUNTY- Authorities identified the man who died in Thursday morning's crash at the intersection of Highway 63 and Zumwalt Road south of Ashland. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Aaron Meeks crashed into the back of a dump truck... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Holts Summit man killed in Thursday morning accidentA Holts Summit man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Boone
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
A Holts Summit man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Boone County. Missouri Highway Patrol reports show the crash occurred on U.S. 63, just north of Zumwalt Road, at 6:35 a.m. Aaron Meeks, 33, of Holts Summit, was traveling at a... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
One dead in car crash on Highway 63 south of AshlandBOONE COUNTY- Authorities confirmed one person is dead after a crash on Highway
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
BOONE COUNTY- Authorities confirmed one person is dead after a crash on Highway 63 south of Ashland. The crash happened near Zumwalt Rd shortly after 6:30 Thursday morning, and involved a passenger vehicle and a dump truck. The northbound lane on... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Community discussion talks homelessness as HUD report comes outveteran shelter that just opened a new facility this year. The discussion, hos
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
veteran shelter that just opened a new facility this year. The discussion, hosted by KBIA, also featured Steve Hollis of Boone County Health and Human Services and Sarah Froese of the Truman VA, who spoke about the state of homelessness in the... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
TARGET 8: Area without ambulances affects service in Audrain, Boone countiesHospital EMS Administrator Marc Carr said the calls keep his Centralia ambulanc
KOMU Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
Hospital EMS Administrator Marc Carr said the calls keep his Centralia ambulance from his primary coverage area in northern Boone County. “It leaves them uncovered and waiting for a longer response time for an ambulance to come from Columbia,” Carr... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Homelessness declines in Missouri but remains prevalent in Boone Countynight in 2017. That was a 2.5 percent decrease from 2016. Despite the decline
KOMU Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
night in 2017. That was a 2.5 percent decrease from 2016. Despite the decline of homelessness in Missouri as a whole, Boone County leads in the number of homeless people according to the report. Columbia is part of region five which includes... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Micro loans being considered to spark growth for Whitestown small businessessaid. "We don’t want to take over the role of private banks, we want to incenti
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
said. "We don’t want to take over the role of private banks, we want to incentive.” Businesses in Whitestown and all of Boone County already have access to micro loans through the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, which has $75,000... Read more
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Beloit Daily News
Costs of 911 plan concern area leadersmodifications with the Illinois Commerce Commission related to the county's 911
Beloit Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
modifications with the Illinois Commerce Commission related to the county's 911 plan, Sanders said. As part of the plan, Boone County 911 dispatch would become Rockford's back up. The early notice given by Rockford comes a bit late for South... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Credit card skimmers found at Boone Co. gas stationThe Boone County Sheriff's Office said credit card skimmers were found on pumps
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
The Boone County Sheriff's Office said credit card skimmers were found on pumps at a gas station off Mt Zion Road. According to the sheriff's office, around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, police found a total of six skimmers at the Sunoco station located at... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Indiana prosecutors to discuss stance against legalizing marijuanawill feature Luke Niforatos of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), Mike Ripley
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
will feature Luke Niforatos of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), Mike Ripley of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen. They will all describe positions against the legalization of marijuana in any form, for... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
NKY road closed after collapseof Petersburg Road, near Bullittsburg Church Road, collapsed while the roadway
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
of Petersburg Road, near Bullittsburg Church Road, collapsed while the roadway was under construction, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. The road will be closed for an undetermined period of time. Copyright 2017 WXIX. All rights... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
2 airlifted to hospital from NKY crashA man and a woman were airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries f
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
A man and a woman were airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries from a crash early Wednesday, according to Boone County dispatchers. The two were trapped when their vehicle crashed into a building and overturned on Old Lexington Pike... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Boone County judicial system seeing increased workload this yearLEBANON, Ind. – Agencies within the Boone County judicial system have seen a dr
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 6 days ago
LEBANON, Ind. – Agencies within the Boone County judicial system have seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases coming across their desks. So far in 2017, the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office has filed 2,255 criminal cases compared to 1,697 in... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Flu season getting off to an earlier and faster start in Missouriflu cases start in November because families are traveling for the holidays. P
KOMU Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
flu cases start in November because families are traveling for the holidays. Public Health Planner at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Jason Wilcox said there are still vaccines available at their... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
U of I Extension graduates 19 master gardener volunteers, gains interns— The University of Illinois Extension graduates 19 area volunteers from its ma
The Journal-Standard / Posted 6 days ago
— The University of Illinois Extension graduates 19 area volunteers from its master gardener training program held in Boone County. Volunteers take classes that provide information on horticulture topics including vegetables, tree and small... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Crash involving pair of semi trucks, car leads to early morning I-65 closure in Boone CountyBOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A crash involving a pair of semi trucks and a car blocked
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 6 days ago
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A crash involving a pair of semi trucks and a car blocked three lanes of I-65 southbound in Boone County early Tuesday morning. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, police were dispatched around 12:35 a.m. to the 141... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Driver, 22, killed in overnight Northern Kentucky crashrain are suspected factors in a crash that killed a 22-year-old motorist in Nor
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 6 days ago
rain are suspected factors in a crash that killed a 22-year-old motorist in Northern Kentucky late Monday, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. Bennett Allen II of Union was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on U.S. Highway... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Red Cross says blood donations decline in December, urges donors to givesaid. Blood drives have set collection goals. The hope is to make 100 percent
KOMU Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
said. Blood drives have set collection goals. The hope is to make 100 percent of the goal. Last December Jackson said the Boone County collection reached 85 percent. He said Boone County gets hit pretty hard in December because 20 percent of its... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Broadway Hotel TIF proposal to get final votepick it up. Parmley's team also needs to prove the proposed site would not be
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 days ago
pick it up. Parmley's team also needs to prove the proposed site would not be developed if not for the TIF, according to Boone County Assessor Tom Schauwecker. "Development has occurred at an unprecedented pace in downtown Columbia for the past... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
MoDOT to make Boone County's Route B saferTransportation is continuing with a plan to make Route B safer for Columbia res
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 days ago
Transportation is continuing with a plan to make Route B safer for Columbia residents. Just Before 6 a.m., Monday morning, Boone County fire crews were called to Route B to tend to a series of head on crashes. One driver was pronounced dead on the... Read more
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Columbia Daily Tribune
One dead after morning crash; deputy suffers minor injuries in unrelated accidentRoad south of Hallsville after a Dodge Durango crossed the center line and hit
Columbia Daily Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Road south of Hallsville after a Dodge Durango crossed the center line and hit the Fiesta head-on a little before 6 a.m., Boone County Fire District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating the... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Woman warns about thieves after someone steals her billfold out of pursethe holiday season now underway, police believe thieves are snatching purses an
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 7 days ago
the holiday season now underway, police believe thieves are snatching purses and stealing wallets more and more often. A Boone County woman said she was shopping at a northern Kentucky grocery store recently when someone grabbed her billfold out... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Broadway Hotel TIF proposal to get final vote Mondaywell." Parmley's team also needs to prove that the proposed site would not be
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 days ago
well." Parmley's team also needs to prove that the proposed site would not be developed if not for the TIF, according to Boone County Assessor Tom Schauwecker. At least five of the seven members on the council would have to approve the proposal... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Breaking: Several accidents, one fatal, disrupt traffic along Route Baccident collided on Route B and Flamingo Drive. There were no serious injurie
KOMU Columbia / Posted 7 days ago
accident collided on Route B and Flamingo Drive. There were no serious injuries, according to Gale Bloomenkamp, the public information officer for Boone County Fire Department. A third accident on Route B and Highway HH resulted in no i... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Historic Boone County bridge collapses under farm tractorBOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- A historic Boone County bridge collapsed after a tractor
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 8 days ago
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- A historic Boone County bridge collapsed after a tractor that was too big tried to cross it Saturday afternoon. Deputies were called to Holiday Road around 4:30 p.m. where they found a John Deere tractor with a disc ripper... Read more
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