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New Radio System for Audrain County Sheriff's Department26-Apr-2017

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department is moving to a new radio system.

The department reports that effective May 1st they will be moving from the conventional 2 way radio system to a system known as the Missouri Statewide Inter-operability network.

Audrian County Sheriff Matt Oller says the system was devised in the aftermath of 911. 

Oller says they have been working on the project for 4 years now, and they have acquired about $150,000 of the needed equipment spending very little out the sheriff's office operating budget.


House Fire Causes Significant Damage20-Apr-2017

A house fire on 300 North Calhoun last (Thursday) night  causes significant damage. 

According to the Mexico Public Safety Department it happened just before 5:30, responding personnel say when they arrived a flame blew out 2 bedroom windows at the back of the house and began spreading  up the outside of the home.

No injuries are being reported. 

A candle left burning and unattended is said to be the cause of the fire.


Shots Fired in Mexico20-Apr-2017

The search for the man missing in Fulton since Monday is ongoing.

According to the Fulton Police Department many agencies have joined in the search including the Fulton Fire Department, The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Callaway County Sheriff's Department. 

Police say they are following up on leads from citizens on locating Carl Debrodie who has a mental disability. 

Anyone with information is asked to crime stoppers or you local law enforcement agency.


New Restaurant Opens in Mexico19-Apr-2017

Mexico is home to a new restaurant that just opened this (Wednesday) morning. 

Kats Kitchen opened at 621 East Liberty Street. 

The owners are Ray and Kat Frechette and they have owned business's in Hallsville, and Columbia. 

Ray Frechette says they are a Classic American Diner.

Kats Kitchen will be open 7 days a week from 6am until 2pm.


Mexico Man Arrest for Inappropriate Behavior18-Apr-2017

A Mexico man is facing charges after an arrest for inappropriate behavior on Sunday in Kingdom City.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department 52 year old Raymond Grooms was at the Gaspers Fastlane in Kindgom City at around 12:20 in the afternoon. 

Police say Grooms was driving around the parking lot and making unwanted contact with customers, and making sexual statements. 

Grooms was arrested on 4 counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.


Man Injured after Running from Mexico Police17-Apr-2017

A Mexico man suffers injuries after running from police while in handcuffs. 

According to the Mexico Public Safety Department it happened just before 11 on Friday when 23 year old Sebastian D. Miller was arrested for an outstanding Boone County Warrant. 

Police say Miller ran through several yards and was eventually found hiding in a shed a few houses away.

Miller was treated for his injuries and then taken to the Audrain County Jail.


Mexico Apartment Fire17-Apr-2017

A fire at an Apartment Building in Mexico causes serious damage to a kitchen.

According to the Mexico Public Safety Department it happened just before 4 this (Monday) morning at Howell Manor Court. 

Cooking is to blame for the fire, it was contained to the upstairs of the apartment. 

No injuries are being reported.


Shots Fired with One Injured17-Apr-2017

An investigation is ongoing after a 32 year old Mexico man is injured after 6 shots were fired.

According to the Mexico Public Safety Department it happened last (Sunday) night just after 11 at the 1100 block of Kent Road. 

Officers say a man was walking down the street with a friend when a car drove up and an occupant started shooting at them.

The man was taken to the University Hospital in Columbia with minor injuries, several parked cars in the area were also damaged.


Mexico MMA to be the Last Military Academy Left in Missouri14-Apr-2017

After 137 years the Wentworth Academy in Kansas City will be closing it's doors at the end of next month due to low enrollment and financial problems.

This will leave the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico as the only Military School in Missouri.

Tony McGeorge President of the Mexico Military Academy says it is uncertain whether they will see an increase due to Wentworth's closure. 

Even though enrollment is down this year President McGeorge says the MMA has a bright future as they have no debt and are very well endowed.


Smoke from Dominos Pizza Building in Mexico13-Apr-2017

A faulty furnace is to blame for smoke coming from the Dominos Pizza Building at 827 West Monroe in Mexico this (Thursday) morning. 

According to the manager it happened at about 9:15 this (Thursday) morning, she light smoke was coming from the building when Mexico Public Safety arrived on the scene.  

The manager says she was the only one in the building at the time and she is ok, and there was no damage. 

The store is back to business as usual.


Boonville Robbery Suspects in Custody27-Apr-2017

2 suspects believed to be involved in a robbery in Booneville last week are in custody. 

 According to Booneville Police 2 black males that are suspected of the robbing the Break Time on Pioneer Street last Thursday, were detained in another county for a similar incident.

The names of the suspects have yet to be released pending formal charges.


Columbia Police Investigating Shooting27-Apr-2017

Columbia Police are still investigating a shooting last (Wednesday) night at the 1400 block of Greensboro Drive. 

According to police it happened just before 9:30, when a dark colored SUV pulled up and fired rounds at 2 men in the area.

A 17 year old boy was hit in the hand, and had non-life threatening injuries.

Police say a residence in the 5300 block of Currituck Lane was also hit by a single round of gunfire.


Community R-6 Looking for Tax Levy Increase27-Apr-2017

The Van-Far Community R-6 School District will be asking voters to approve a .58 cent tax levy increase on the August ballot. 

According to the school the need for the money is due to declining revenues to the tune of five hundred thousand dollars and increasing health care costs over the last 5 years.

If voters approve the measure it would generate approximately two hundred forty five thousand dollars in revenue.


Martinsburg Cruise Night27-Apr-2017

The 14th annual Martinsburg Cruise Night will be taking place tomorrow (Friday) night.

Gene Aulber member of the Martinsburg Community Betterment Organization says last year there were 200 cars participating in the event. 

The event will take place rain or shine.


New Bloomfield Woman Injured in Jefferson City Car Crash27-Apr-2017

A New Bloomfield woman is taken to a local hospital with injuries after a 1 car accident in Jefferson City last night. (Wednesday)

According to Jefferson City Police it happened just after 8 when 19 year old Brooke Jenkins was traveling east on US 50/63 lost control of her vehicle went of the road and down an embankment where she hit a tree. 

Police say she was not wearing a seat belt.


Columbia Man Facing Child Sex Crimes26-Apr-2017

A 34 year old Columbia man is facing child sex crimes after being arrested by Columbia Police yesterday (Tuesday). 

The department reports that James Patterson befriended a victim through a hula hoop club, and apparently took as many as 800 photographs of her in a hotel room. 

The victim is said to be 16 when the photos were taken sometime in January last year.

Patterson was arrested on suspicion of child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child, and statutory rape.


Columbia Residential Fire Causes Major Damage26-Apr-2017

A fire causes sixty thousand dollars worth of damage to a Columbia residence early this (Wednesday) morning.

According to the Columbia Fire Department it happened at around 1:40 this (Wednesday) at 3408 Ridgecrest Drive. 

The department says the fire was contained to the kitchen.  

One adult and 2 dogs were in the home at the time of the fire and were able to escape unharmed. 

Unattended cooking is said to have caused the fire.


Former Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Role in Burglary26-Apr-2017

A former Jefferson City business owner is facing up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in a burglary scheme. 

According to court records 27 year old Yevhen Olejovich Drobovych  who owned Jefferson City Computer Services plead guilty to one count of mail fraud yesterday (Tuesday) which targeted stealing electronic equipment from college housing in Columbia and then selling the items on E-Bay.


New Radio System for Audrain County Sheriff's Department26-Apr-2017

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department is moving to a new radio system.

The department reports that effective May 1st they will be moving from the conventional 2 way radio system to a system known as the Missouri Statewide Inter-operability network.

Audrian County Sheriff Matt Oller says the system was devised in the aftermath of 911. 

Oller says they have been working on the project for 4 years now, and they have acquired about $150,000 of the needed equipment spending very little out the sheriff's office operating budget.


Arrests Made in Mobile Home Break in25-Apr-2017

A Columbia man and woman are in the Boone County Jail after being arrested in connection to a burglary at a mobile home park on Sunday. 

According to  Police Neighbors at the Crescent Meadows Mobile Home Park identified Dejesus Goacher and Meegan Stewart and called the sheriff's department. 

Both are facing charges of 2nd degree burglary.