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Category: Police & Fire

Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest
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Driveway confrontation leads to assault arrest

Authorities arrested a man for assault last Saturday following a confrontation with a male victim in a driveway on 130th Avenue in rural Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated Rickey Hickey, 61, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. that day following an investigation. The victim reported that he had pulled into the driveway at...

Firefighters find body inside home
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Firefighters find body inside home

This post has been updated. Officials continue to investigate a small house fire during which Spencer firefighters found a man dead inside the home. Spencer Fire and Rescue responded to 1408 13th Ave. West at about 10:06 a.m. Monday for a report of house fire with an occupant possibly still inside. Firefighters found light smoke...

Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery
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Arrest made after Dyno’s robbery

Authorities arrested a Florida man Tuesday night after he robbed and fled a south Spencer gas station. Spencer police in a press release stated Jaime Salina Munoz, 22, of Shalimar, Florida, robbed the Dynos Convenience Store at 1001 South Grand Ave. Officers responded at 10:18 p.m. to a call that reported the robbery. The call...

Sheriff’s office seeks wanted man
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Sheriff’s office seeks wanted man

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Spencer man with numerous warrants out for his arrest. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the sheriff’s office asked the public to contact authorities if they see 32-year-old Nathan Ray Tesch or know where he is. Tesch has active Clay County warrants for possession of drug...

Southside Grill owner faces serving alcohol to minor charges in 12 cases
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Southside Grill owner faces serving alcohol to minor charges in 12 cases

The owner of Southside Grill has been charged with serving alcohol to a minor in 12 different cases in Third Judicial District Court in Clay County. Court records show the gentlemen’s steakhouse owner, Chris Burg, appeared in court Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty to all counts of licensee supplying alcohol to a minor. Each of...

Decision expected soon in Southside Grill liquor license case
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Decision expected soon in Southside Grill liquor license case

Southside Grill may soon learn whether or not its liquor license will be renewed. City Attorney Don Hemphill told the Spencer City Council last week that he expects a decision from the state soon on the gentlemen’s steakhouse’s license. “I expect a decision probably before your next meeting,” Hemphill said. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s...

Driver uninjured in SUV fire
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Driver uninjured in SUV fire

A Cherokee man was able to get out of the SUV he was driving before it became engulfed in flames Friday night in southwest Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Donathan Rodgers, 36, was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali at about 10:30 p.m. that night when he smelled smoke and pulled...

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