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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.


New Mexico Mayor and New Council Member Sworn in11-Apr-2017


Election results are officially certified by the Mexico City Council and a new mayor is elected.

At last (Monday) nights meeting Chris Miller was unanimously elected to be Mexico's next Mayor.

Miller says he will work on making Mexico the best possible place to live. 

Miller was elected to serve a 1 year term as Mayor.

Steve Nichols was sworn back in as a member of the city council winning re-election. 

Ayanna Shivers is the newest elected member.

She says she would like to see more diversity on input to the council. 

Chris Williams was also re-elected to the position of Mayor-pro tem. 

As Mayor Pro-Tem Williams will fill in for the mayor if he is not available and also has the ability to call special meetings in the mayors absence.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Jefferson City21-Apr-2017

A 38 year old man is dead, and his passenger is taken by a helicopter to a hospital after a motorcycle accident in Jefferson City. 

According to police it happened at the 700 block of Clark Avenue just after 11:30 last (Thursday) night.  

Police report that a motor cycle driven by Shawn M. Cochran crossed the center of the road and then went off the east side  where it struck a curb, hit a utility pole and road sign, and both Cochran and his passenger 31 year old Morrigan M. Carpenter were ejected. 

Cochran was pronounced dead at the scene, Carpenter was taken by helicopter to the University Hospital in Columbia.


FFA Convention Officers Named and Awards Won21-Apr-2017

The 89th FFA convention is underway in Columbia. 

Kendra Allen an agricultural instructor at the Mexico High School says 8 students from Mexico won awards.

Allen also received an an honorary state degree award in the teachers division. 

Officers were also named at the convention. 

Justin Belew was named State FFA vice president from the Ashland Chapter.

Elise Bailey was named State FFA vice president from the Bowling Green Chapter. 

And Emily Blaue was named State FFA Vice President from the Wellsville-Middletown Chapter.


Former Columbia School Teacher Charged21-Apr-2017

A former employee of Oakland Middle School accused of inappropriate touching a student with a disability has a case coming for review next week. 

According to court documents Thomas Edwards was charged in March with 4th degree assault.

Documents indicate that Edwards put his hand under a child's clothing and touched their buttock sometime between August of 2015 and February of this year.

A Columbia Public Schools spokesperson said that Edwards was terminated in February this year. 

Edwards was arrested in February and a case review is scheduled for Tuesday April 25th at 9am.


Moberly Regional Medical Center Cutting Staff21-Apr-2017

The Moberly Regional Hospital is announcing cuts to its staff.

According to a statement from the hospital the cuts would be to a small number of positions.  

Officials report that are regularly reviewing staffing based on the number of patients in our care and their medical needs.

It is unclear what positions or how many positions will be cut by the hospital.


New City Superintendent in Paris and New City Clerk21-Apr-2017

Paris will have a new city superintendent soon.  

Lisa Hollingsworth will be stepping in to the role due to the retiring of the current City Superintendent Phillip Schatzer. 

Hollingsworth has been the Paris City Clerk for the last 19 years, she says her current position has been more of a supportive role.  

Hollingsworth will start the new position May 1st.

The current assistant City Clerk Toni Barton will now move up to City Clerk.


Suspicious Death Investigation Underway in Jefferson City21-Apr-2017

An investigation into a suspicious death is ongoing in Jefferson City.

According to Jefferson City Police they responded to an assault call at the 1400 block of East Miller Street just after 11 last (Thursday) night.

Police say they found a 63 year old man suffering from a number of wounds.

The man was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say they have not yet determined how the man got the wounds, and very little information is able to be released as of yet.

Any with information is asked to report to the Jefferson City Area Crime Stoppers.


Drug Bust in Boonville20-Apr-2017

A search warrant in Boonville leads to the discovery of cash, firearms, and one arrest.

According to the Boonville Police Department the warrant was served at 629 Fourth Street, where 32 year old David Joseph Lang was arrested after police say they found 3 ounces of high grade marijuana, 3 firearms, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Lang is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and weapons violations.


Fulton Man Still Missing Since Monday20-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.


Moberly Man Arrest for Child Sex Crimes20-Apr-2017

A 19 year old Moberly man is facing multiple charges after a search warrant leads to his arrest. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Joseph Allen Schmitt was arrested after an a search warrant was served at his residence at the 1300 block of Henry Street were child pornography was found.

Schmitt was taken to the Randolph County Justice Center. 

He is facing charges of possession of child pornography, child molestation and statutory sodomy, and deviate sexual intercourse intercourse with a person less than 12 years old.

A bond of five hundred thousand dollars has been set.


State Auditors Office Subpoenas Missouri Department of Revenue20-Apr-2017

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway's Office is issuing a subpoena to the Missouri Department of Revenue. 

According to Galloway her office asked the Department of Revenue to share information on how it manages peoples tax refunds.

Gallaway says the department has repeatedly refused multiple requests on the number of people waiting on refunds, or the number of days they have spent waiting.

The department now has a deadline of April 28th to share the information, or Galloway say she will file a motion with the Cole County Court to compel the department to turn over information.