DOCTOR ATTACKED FRIDAY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
A Springfield heart doctor, who sees patients at Greenville Regional Hospital, is lucky to be alive. According to Metro News source, Dr. Robert Trask was attacked last Friday by a woman who had a relationship with one of his patients. The woman slashed Trask's throat with a knife leaving a seven-inch gash, and just missing his windpipe and several blood vessels. According to the State Journal Register, the attack happened at 9:15am in St. John's Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Police finally tracked down the woman, Tamara Goodwin, at her home in Adams County. Officers say she was trying to commit suicide when they found her. Goodwin's currently in jail, facing attempted murder charges. Dr. Robert Trask was released from hospital Saturday night.
HOUSE FIRE IN POCAHONTAS
At 8:28 PM Saturday, Pocahontas / Old Ripley Firemen were called to a fire at the Jason Durrett home located on Zbinden Road northeast of Pocahontas. The house was reportedly a total loss but the cause of the blaze is not available at this time. Pocahontas firemen were on the scene until the early morning hours Sunday. Several area departments were called to provide mutual aid.
CALVARY TEMPLE CHURCH VANDALIZED
At 9:17 Saturday morning, Greenville Police were notified of vandalism at the Calvary Temple Church on East College Avenue. Graffiti had been spray painted on the church. No additional information is available at this time and the incident is under investigation