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Area chiropractor pleads guilty to misdemeanor criminal abuse

Dr. Stephen Douglas McAdoo (third from left) pleads guilty Monday to one count of third-degree criminal abuse, surrounded by his attorneys. In exchange for his guilty plea, special prosecutor Mark Blankenship (far left) recommended a one-year sentence, of which McAdoo must serve 90 days in jail. McAdoo also agreed not to practice chiropractic care within Kentucky for one year. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 22.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE
sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
A Mayfield chiropractor charged with inappropriately touching female patients and employees pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor count.
Under the plea agreement, Dr. Stephen Douglas McAdoo pleaded . . . more »

   

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Veterans' services
Veterans and their families will be provided counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal VA benefits from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mayfield's VA clinic today, Thursday and Tuesday. For more . . . more »

   

Miller murder trial postponed

Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark speaks to defense attorney Jason Pfeil and Commonwealth Attorney David Hargrove (right) as Ezell Miller looks on. Miller is charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman in February 2016. Stark continued his trial, which was to have begun Nov. 1, to allow more time for lab test results to be returned to attorneys.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Delays in getting lab test results means a Mayfield man will not go on trial for murder next month as scheduled.
Ezell Miller was supposed to have faced trial Nov. 1 in connection . . . more »

   

Mayfield native honored for excellence

KOMU-TV Channel 8 news director Randy Reeves (right) accepts an Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in social media during a ceremony earlier this month in New York. The station was also honored with a second Murrow for Best Website.

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BY TOM BERRY news@mayfield-messenger.com
A Mayfield native working as news director of the University of Missouri School of Journalism's KOMU television station says he was honored to accept two Edward R. Murrow awards . . . more »

   

Reforms may make pension worse: report

BY JOHN CHEVES For the Mayfield Messenger
Sweeping changes recommended for Kentucky's public pension systems would cost taxpayers and public employees more money while making public employment far less attractive to future . . . more »

   

Mayfield woman faces burglary charges

Staff report
A Mayfield woman was arrested Saturday at Walmart and charged with third-degree burglary.
Mayfield police were called to the store shortly before 3 p.m. concerning a detained shoplifter, later identified as Donna . . . more »

   

Man charged with hammer attack now ruled competent

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
An Arlington man charged with hitting his estranged wife with a hammer had taken 30 anti-anxiety pills.
The details were part of a competency hearing Tuesday for Brady Ray, who is . . . more »

   

Wrecks send 3 to hospital

Staff report
A Mayfield woman and a juvenile were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident late last week at the intersection of Ky. 121 and North 17th . . . more »