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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions

Deputy Aaron Emmick investigated a two-vehicle collision around 6:32 a.m., June 2, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Madison Street in Hawesville. According to the report, William K. Blinzinger, 93, of Hawesville, was operating 2018 Ford Escape westbound on U.S. 60 and entered the left westbound lane. Tracy M. Young, 55, of Hawesville,…

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Bozarth outlines Sheriff’s Department protocols in school safety

By Jennifer Wimmer After the tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, May 24, in Uvalde, Texas, Hancock County citizens may want to know how well prepared we are if anything similar happened here. Sheriff Dale Bozarth outlines the safety protocols for Hancock County Schools in the following paragraphs.   “We have all…

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Hancock schools placed on ‘soft lock down’ Monday

Hancock County Public Schools’ facilities were placed in what was described by the Sheriff’s Department as a “soft lock down” just after 9 a.m., Monday. The action was taken after a student made threats, which were not directed at the school. The Sheriff’s Department said in a statement the action was “only precautionary and there…

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Three transported after five-vehicle crash on U.S. 60

Two people were injured and another transported for a medical emergency in a five-vehicle crash Thursday, April 28, about three miles east of Hawesville on U.S. Highway 60. According to Deputy Aaron Emmick, around 10:39 a.m., Wilma Stewart, 75, of Hardinsburg, was traveling eastbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Classic passenger car. As Stewart entered into…

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Hancock man with dementia found safely in Todd County

A Hancock County man with dementia reported missing on April 8 was safely reunited with his family through the work of several emergency services agencies here and in Todd County. According to the Todd County Sheriff’s Department, in the evening hours TCSD was notified by Hancock County authorities that Michael Dowell was missing and that…

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Hawesville woman jailed on manslaughter charge

A Hawesville woman has been jailed on an indictment warrant, charged with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence, resulting from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. According to court documents, Connie Jean Oden, 69, of 157 River Street, was arrested Jan. 4 following a Dec. 22, 2021, indictment by the Hancock County…

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